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Papers of General Sir John Monash, 1876-1934 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3008163
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Monash, John, Sir, 1865-1931
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1876-1934] 
approximately 60.77 m. (260 boxes) + + 2 archive boxes + 2 medium folio boxes + 2 large folio boxes + 2 outsized phase boxes + 18 medium phase boxes + 2 small phase boxes + 2 slide boxes + 3 index card boxes + 7 glass negatives boxes + 4 map folios. 

MS 1884 comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks, drafts of manuscripts, subject files, press cuttings, pamphlets, souvenirs, printed items, photographs, glass slides and other memorabilia relating to all aspects of General Sir John Monash's life and career. The collection includes juvenilia and items dating from Monash's school and university days. The correspondents include Hannah Victoria Moss (whom he married in 1891), J.T.N. Anderson (business partner), Mathilda Monash (sister) and other members of the Monash family, J. Gibson (business), Walter Rosenhain, Clara Stockfeld, Eva Blashki, Rose Blashki, Minnie Blashki, Jeanette Krakowski, Ada Krakowski, Kitty Lunday, Amy and Evie Corrie and Rose Schield.


Soldier, engineer and administrator. John Monash was born in Melbourne in 1865 and died there in 1931. He attended Scotch College and the University of Melbourne where he studied law, arts and engineering. He commenced his military career in 1887. He was promoted to major general during the First World War when on active service on the western front. In 1919, he was made G.C.M.G. for military services in France and Flanders. Following the war, in Australia, Monash was prominent in civilian life including as an advocate for returned soldiers and through his involvement in a number of public and private organisations. He was the recipient of several awards and decorations from universities and foreign governments. Monash University in Melbourne is named in his honour.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 1884.

Associated materials: Papers of Ann Mitchell relating to Geoffrey Serle and General Sir John Monash, 1865-2010 MS 9629 and MS Acc08.204.

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Related Material Papers of General Sir John Monash; Located at; Australian War Memorial 3DRL 2316. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Monash, John, Sir, 1865-1931 -- Archives.  |  Monash family -- Correspondence.  |  Australia. Army. Australian Intelligence Corps -- History.  |  Engineers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Generals -- Australia -- Archives.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian.
Time Coverage 1876-1934 
Occupation Engineers.  |  Army officers.
Other authors/contributors Monash family
Terms of Use Copying of General Sir John Monash's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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