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Papers of Dame Mary Gilmore 1948 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1519128
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1948 
1 cm (1 folder). 
Summary

Typescripts (corrected and later version) of The First (Phantom) Coat of Arms. The Coat-of-Arms was thought out by Mary Gilmore's father, and his kinsman Mr Ogilvie of Yugilbar in about the year 1870-71. It was made as the breast-plate of "Bobby, Chief of the Yugilbar Tribe". Breastplates were given as protection by squatters to the Aboriginal people working for them. Her father cut the model from which the copper breast plate was to be copied. Dame Mary Gilmore presented the breast plate to the National Library. Also includes a letter by Mary Gilmore to William Farmer Whyte regarding the breastplate.

Biography/History

Poet, prose writer and journalist. Born in 1865 at Mary Vale, Woodhouselee, near Goulburn, eldest child of Donald Cameron, a farmer and Mary Ann, nee Beattie

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9595

Related Material Associated material: Other Gilmore papers are held in National Library of Australia Manuscript Section at MS 614, MS 633, MS 727, MS 1107, MS 1695, MS 1728, MS 1850, MS 1888, MS 1889, MS 2685, MS 3828, MS 5654. Please consult catalogue. 
Subjects Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962 -- Archives.  |  Whyte, W. Farmer (William Farmer), 1877-1958 -- Correspondence.  |  Women authors, Australian -- Archives.  |  Breastplates -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.
Time Coverage 1948 
Occupation Authors.  |  Poets.

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