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Papers of Dame Enid Muriel Lyons, 1931-1974 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2631909
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Lyons, Enid Muriel, Dame, 1897-1981
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1931-1974 
2.55 m. (17 boxes) fol. items. 
Summary

Consists mainly of correspondence, but also includes photographs, newspaper cuttings, speeches, and broadcasts, manuscripts of her books So we take comfort, The old haggis and Among the carrion crows, invitations and programs. The correspondence is largely condolence letters from individuals and organisations following J.A. Lyon's death in 1939. The remaining letters are from politicians, Tasmanian friends, and numerous organisations - mainly women's groups, religious organisations, and the Liberal Party. This correspondence, and the speeches and broadcasts cover such topics as material and infant welfare, social services and abortion law reform.

Biography/History

Member for Darwin, Tas. in Federal Parliament, 1943-1951; Vice President of the Executive Council, 1949-1951; member of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1951-1952; created a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1937; wife of J.A. Lyons, Prime Minister between 1932 and 1939.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 4852.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-328035056

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C1141.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available 
Subjects Lyons, Enid Muriel, Dame, 1897-1981 -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Prime ministers' spouses -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1931-1974 
Occupation Politicians.

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