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Papers of Michael J. Cigler, 1966-1988 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1839052
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Cigler, Michael J., 1923-1990
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1966-1988] 
7.30 m. (16 cartons) + 13 boxes + 1 fol. box + 1 A3 box + 1 small box. 

MS 8235 comprises correspondence (some in Czech) mainly with publishers, ethnic affairs bodies and educational institutions, 1973-1988; papers relating to Czechs and Afghans in Australia; manuscripts and typescripts of works by Cigler; papers regarding "Classroom" magazine, Bonegilla Immigration Museum, Ethnic heritage series; press cuttings on ethnic groups in Australia, 1966-1988. Added 2/12/99: Photocopy of Marco Polo manuscript map held in the Kungl. Biblioteket. This is a stylised mediaeval world map depicting the supposed southern continent, 'Terra Australia Incongnita.'


Educationalist and historian. Michael Cigler had an active role in researching and promoting the publication of histories of ethnic communities in Australia and he campaigned successfully to have the former migrant camp, Bonegilla, converted into a museum of immigration in Victoria. Among Cigler's publications are, Moravian brethren in Australia (1970), The Czechs in Australia (1983), and, Australia, a land of immigrants (1985). Cigler died in 1990.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 8235, MS Acc01.215.

Associated materials: Czechoslovak organisations in Australia MS 3835.

Associated materials: The Afghans in Australia MS 7714.

Associated materials: The Chinese in Australia MS 7714.

Associated materials: Ethnic heritage: its place in Australian history and social studies curricula development MS 7714.

Associated materials: The Pacific Islanders in Australia MS 7714.

Related Material Interview with Michael Cigler, multicultural historian and educator; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2536. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: 
Subjects Cigler, Michael J., 1923-1990 -- Archives.  |  Bonegilla Immigration Museum.  |  Australian ethnic heritage series.  |  Classroom (Gosford, N.S.W.)  |  Afghans -- Australia -- History.  |  Czechs -- Australia -- History.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Immigrants -- Australia -- History.  |  Minorities -- Australia -- History.  |  Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Time Coverage 1966-1988 
Occupation Educationalists.  |  Historians.


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