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Papers of D.C.S. Sissons, 1950-2006 [manuscript]
Bib ID 281127
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline [1950-2006]
Author
Sissons, D. C. S. (David Carlisle Stanley), 1925-2006
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1950-2006] 
9.03 m. (60 boxes) + 1 packet. 
Summary

Series 1 (3 boxes) of MS 3092 comprises copies of Sissons' writings from his completed research. The remainder of the collection (57 boxes) consists of research files on such subjects as Australians in Japan; Australian trade and immigration policies towards Japan; Australian involvement in the Allied occupation of Japan, 1945-1950; Japanese prisoners of war in Australia; Second World War war crimes trials; and, Japanese espionage in Australia. The collection also includes material gathered for a biography of Professor James Murdoch, the first Australian professor of Japanese. In June 2006 Sissons incorporated his papers held at MS 8230 into this collection (60 boxes).

The Acc09.106 instalment comprises three audio cassettes containing a lecture delivered by Sissons during a seminar on "A-J [Australia-Japan] relations" at Monash University on 11 October 1997; and, a coverless booklet with annotations by Sissons on the "Tokyo trial" of 1946-1948 by Solis Horwitz [1950] (1 packet).

Biography/History

Historian and academic. David Carlisle Stanley Sissons was an historian in the Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University where he was a research fellow from 1961-1965 and a fellow from 1965-1990. His principal fields of research were the history of Australia-Japan relations and the Second World War war crimes trials. In 1991, following his retirement from the ANU, Sissons took up a three-year post to establish an Australian Studies Centre at the Hiroshima Shudo University in Japan. Sissons died in Canberra in October 2006.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3092, MS Acc09.106.

The contents of MS 8230 have been incorporated into this collection.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-337994618

Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.] 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms3092 
Subjects Sissons, D. C. S. (David Carlisle Stanley), 1925-2006 -- Archives.  |  Murdoch, James, 1856-1926.  |  Australian National University. Department of International Relations -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  International relations specialists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australians -- Japan -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Relations -- Japan.  |  Japan -- Relations -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Defenses.  |  Japan -- Defenses.
Time Coverage 1950-2006 
Occupation Historians.  |  Academics.
Other authors/contributors Horwitz, Solis
Terms of Use Copying of D.C.S. Sissons' copyright material: part permitted to be copied for research purposes (Series 1, boxes 1-4); part not permitted to be copied for research purposes (Series 2-27, boxes 5-60). 

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