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Papers of George Caiger, circa 1920-1991 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3720844
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Caiger, George, 1903-1991
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1920-1991] 
3.55 m. (16 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes. 
Summary

MS Acc06/75 comprises papers documenting Caiger's life and career, particularly his interest in Japan, including correspondence, manuscript and typescript drafts of writings and speeches, publications, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs, personal documents, family history material and other papers. Descriptive handwritten list prepared by John Caiger in Box 1 (16 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The Acc08/124 instalment comprises a binder of papers and photographs relating to the life and career of Caiger, compiled by his son, Dr John Caiger. Included is a letter written by Mary Gilmore dated 22 August, 1953 (1 fol. box).

Biography/History

Author and educator. George Caiger was a lecturer in English in Japan for ten years prior to World War II, and then, during the war, served with the AIF. Between 1948 and 1951 Caiger worked as a secretary in the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He was associated with the Australian Broadcasting Commission in the 1940s and 1950s, and was public relations officer of the University of New South Wales in the 1950s and 1960s. As an author, Caiger published Japan, a pictorial interpretation (1932), Talks in Tokyo: some English conversations for Japanese students (1933), Tell me about Tokyo (1939), and Tojo say no: Japanese ideas and ideals (1943), among other works.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc06/75, MS Acc08/124.

Subjects Caiger, George, 1903-1991 -- Archives.  |  Caiger, George, 1903-1991 -- Travel -- Japan.  |  University of New South Wales -- Employees -- Archives.  |  English teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Public relations personnel -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Japan -- Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1920-1991 
Occupation Teachers.  |  Authors.  |  Public relations personnel.

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