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Papers of Charles William Clanan Marr, 1912-1959 [manuscript]
Bib ID 253990
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Marr, Charles William Clanan, Sir, 1880-1960
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1912-1959 
96 cm. + fol. items 
Summary

Correspondence includes letters, telegrams and some postcards. Main correspondents are Charles Fitzmaurice, Sir John Latham, Duncan-Hughes, Walter Kingsmill, Col. W. Farr, Grosvenor Francis, J. H. P. Murray, Arthur Green, Percy Deane, R. H. Nesbitt, and William G. Ogden. Some copies of Marr's letters. Also newspaper cuttings (mainly royal tours, New Guinea, Mesopotamia, politics and elections); personal documents include cards, programs, invitations etc.; election papers include how-to-vote cards, leaflets, statistics etc. (covers 1925, 1929, 1931, 1935-1943). Other items include texts of speeches (luncheons etc.) typescript notes; some relate to parliamentary enquiries e.g. New Guinea. Typescript and handwritten diaries of the war years in Mesopotamia 1916-1918. Printed material includes speech reprints, pamphlets, government gazettes, statistical tables, parliamentary reports etc. Three books included are "Cartoons" by Claude Marquet, Memorial volume, 1920; "With horse and morse in Mesopotamia", ed. Keast Burke commissioned by the Australian and New Zealand Wireless Squadron, 1927; and "Australian chivalry... reproductions of official war paintings", ed. by J. L. Treloar, published by the Australian War Memorial, 1933. Photographs include military and political groups and two albums one of early Canberra in 1926/1927 and the other of Norfolk Island in 1926.a

Biography/History

Educated at Newington College and Sydney Technical College; worked as an electrical engineer with the P.M.G.; was in command of the Australian and New Zealand Wireless Squadron in Mesopotamia, and awarded M.I.D., M.C. and D.S.O. during W.W.1; M.H.R. for Parkes, N.S.W. 1919-1929 and 1931-1943 during which time he held a number ofportfolios, led delegations, etc. and was associated with many business concerns.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 3874.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D622.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (17 p.) available in Special Collections Reading Room, and on the Internet at http://nla.gov.au.ms-ms3874 
Subjects Marr, Charles William Clanan, Sir, 1880-1960 -- Archives.  |  Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron, 1st.  |  Politicians -- New South Wales -- Archives.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Iraq.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) -- Photographs.  |  Norfolk Island -- Photographs.
Time Coverage 1912-1959 
Occupation Federal politicians.

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