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Papers of Len Barsdell, 1931-1975 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2086817
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Barsdell, Len, 1909-1978
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1931-1975] 
0.18 m. (1 box) 
Summary

MS 6186 comprises one volume of ABC Radio talks by Frederick T. Macartney, 1931-1934; Len Barsdell's diary of war events of 1941-1942; official circulars and correspondence with reference to military censorship, 1940-1945; Barsdell's experience with General Douglas MacArthur in the south-west Pacific in 1943-1945; newspapers and clippings, some relating to Japan's English-language press during World War II; and, the text of a radio broadcast relating to the death of war correspondent Bill Smith in action at Balikpanan, Borneo in July 1945 (1 box).

Biography/History

Journalist. Len Barsdell, New Zealand-born journalist, was a war correspondent with the Australian Bureau of News and Information, Department of Interior in the south-west Pacific during World War II. He followed General MacArthur's campaigns at Balikpanan, Tarakan and Molotai and later reported from Japan after the surrender. In the post-war era he covered royal and other official visits and the Melbourne Olympics.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6186.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (1 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Barsdell, Len, 1909-1978 -- Archives.  |  Smith, Bill, -1945.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  War correspondents -- Australia -- Archives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Australian.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage.  |  English newspapers -- Japan.
Time Coverage 1931-1975 
Occupation Journalists.  |  War correspondents.
Other authors/contributors Macartney, Frederick T. (Frederick Thomas), 1887-1980

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