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Papers of the Howse family, 1910-1967 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2795008
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Howse, Neville Reginald, Sir, 1863-1930
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1910-1967] 
1.92 m. (2 boxes) + 4 folio boxes + 1 fol. item. 

MS 5689 comprises press cuttings, mainly written on the death of Neville Reginald Howse giving details of his career, a volume of "Extracts from the Records of the Parliament: resolutions and speeches relating to the death of The Hon. Sir Neville Reginald Howse, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.C.S.", a bound inscribed reprint from the "Bulletin of the Post Graduate Committee in Medicine, University of Sydney", vol. 22, no. 11, Feb., 1967 containing the annual post-graduate oration given by Sir Kingsley Norris entitled: "Major-General Sir Neville Howse, V.C.", photograph album dating from 1910 with many photographs of his children including the future Lady Starr (2 boxes, 2 fol. boxes, 1 fol. item).

MS Acc13.180 comprises news cuttings relating to the Downes Family and the Howse/Calare family; papers relating to John Brooke Howse's political and navy life; gala charity events in canberra; papers relating to Canberra life and times; photograph of Neville Howse (2 fol. boxes).


Sir Neville Reginald Howse, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.C.S., came to Australia in 1886 and practised medicine at Taree, N.S.W. and later at Orange, N.S.W. He had a notable military career winning the Victoria Cross during the Boer War and became Surgeon-General in the Australian Army Medical Services during World War I in 1915. From 1921-1925 he was Director-General of Military Medical Services in Australia. In 1922 he was elected to the House of Representatives as a Nationalist Party member for Calare and held portfolios in Defence, Health, Home and Territories and Repatriation. He was defeated in the 1929 elections.

John Brooke Howse (10 October 1913 – 11 July 2002) was an Australian politician. He was born in Orange, New South Wales, the son of Sir Neville Howse. He attended Geelong Grammar School and the University of Sydney before becoming a company director. He underwent military service 1939-46; on his return, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Liberal Party, defeating Labor's John Breen for his father's old seat of Calare. He held the seat until he resigned on 28 September 1960. He died in 2002.


Manuscript reference: MS 5689, MS Acc13.180.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D346

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (6 p.). 
Subjects Howse, Neville Reginald, Sir, 1863-1930 -- Archives.  |  Howse, John Brooke -- Archives.  |  Howse family -- Archives.  |  Australia. Army -- Surgeons -- Archives.  |  Surgeons -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1910-1967 
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Surgeons.
Other authors/contributors Howse, John Brooke, 1913-2002  |  Norris, Kingsley, Sir, 1893-
Terms of Use Copying of the Howse family's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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