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Papers of Douglas Grant, 1918-1988 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1485039
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Cigler, Michael J., 1923-1990
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1918-1988 
4 cm. 
Summary

The papers comprise copies of correspondence seeking information about Douglas Grant obtained from the Australian War Memorial's Red Cross POW file (1918); Cigler's research correspondence on Grant (1978-1988); Cigler's handwritten copy of a "Sydney Morning Herald" article on the rejection of Aborigines for war service overseas (28 June 1915); copies of articles about Grant from "Reveille" (31 Jan. 1932) and the "Australian Army journal" (no. 268, 1973); series of articles 'Things I remember: a prisoner-of-war looks back' by W. C. Groves (Jan. 1932-Feb. 1934); copy of the "Catalogue of an exhibition of photographs and documents depicting Aboriginal involvement in the Australian Army", State Library of Victoria (April-May 1989) including a small paragraph on Grant; newspaper reviews of "Gallipoli"; and a photocopy of "The history of the Thirteenth Battalion AIF" by Thomas White (1924).

Biography/History

Papers collected by Cigler while researching a book on Douglas Grant, a full-blooded Aborigine, draughtsman and soldier who was born in the Bellenden Ker Ranges, Queensland, and adopted at 12 months by Robert Grant after his parents were killed. Grant joined the 13th Battalion AIF in 1916, was taken prisoner-of-war at the battle of Bullecourt, and held near Berlin.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 9058.

Subjects Grant, Douglas, 1885-1951.  |  Australia. Army. Battalion, 13th.  |  Aboriginal Australian soldiers.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Aboriginal Australian
Time Coverage 1918-1988 
Other authors/contributors Grant, Douglas, 1885-1951  |  Groves, William C., 1898-1967  |  White, Thomas A. (Thomas Alexander), 1886-1962

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