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Papers of Bill Gammage, circa 1930-2005 (bulk 1980-1999) [manuscript]
Bib ID 3723938
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Gammage, Bill, 1942-
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1930-2005] 
3.0 m. (4 boxes) + 3 cartons + 2 small cartons + 1 A3 carton + 1 fol. box. 

MS Acc05/123 comprises material relating to The broken years, research material and drafts for the thesis on which the book was based, correspondence, draft material, photographs and reviews relating to the various editions of the book. Also includes material relating to Gammage's role as an historical consultant for the film "Gallipoli" (3 boxes, 1 carton, 2 small cartons).

The Acc05/205 instalment includes correspondence and other papers relating to Gammage's research on Gallipoli, Anzac war memorials and other celebration of the Anzac spirit. Includes correspondence with Anzac participants and researchers, some with copies of their papers, ca. 1993-1998; copies of publications and journal and newspapers articles about Gallipoli participants and Anzac memorials (many by Ken Inglis and one by George Johnston), 1965-1998; conference papers by Gammage and others, including at 1994 Great War seminar and the 1990 International symposium on the 75th anniversary of the Dardanelles campaign; copies of archival material, including writings of C.E.W. Bean; war memorial leaflets and programs of memorial services for Anzac veterans (1 A3 carton).

The Acc06/19 instalment comprises draft manuscript, correspondence, reviews, invitation and awards relating to Sky travellers: journeys in New Guinea, 1938-1939; research notes and subject files on New Guinea with correspondence, ca. 1986-2004, transcripts and notes of interviews, 1967-1988, notebooks; copies of maps and other related map material relating to Papua and New Guinea; negatives and photographs of New Guinea and the Hagen-Sepik Patrol, ca. 1930-1940; and, tapes of interviews (1 box, 2 cartons, 1 fol. box).


Historian. William (Bill) Leonard Gammage is an Adjunct Professor at the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University where his research interests include Aboriginal land management in an historical context. Gammage lectured in history and held academic appointments at the University of Papua New Guinea, the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University. He is the author of The broken years: Australian soldiers in the great war (1974) and other works about Australian soldiers in World War I. Gammage's history of the Narrandera region, Narrandera Shire (1986), won the ABC/ABA Manning Clark Bicentennial History Award in 1988, and in 1987 he was made a Freeman of the Shire of Narrandera. His account of the Hagen-Sepik Patrol of 1938-1939 in The sky travellers: journeys in New Guinea, 1938-1939 (1998) won the Queensland Premier's Prize for Non-Fiction in 1999. Gammage has served on the Council of the National Museum of Australia. In 2005 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to education and to the community in the area of Australian history through teaching, writing and historical research.


Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc05/123, MS Acc05/205, MS Acc06/19.

Related Material Interview with Dr. Bill Gammage, researcher & historian; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4912.  Bill Gammage special map collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Maps collection MAP Bill Gammage special map Col. 
Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Bill Gammage. 
Subjects Gammage, Bill, 1942- -- Archives.  |  Australian National University. Humanities Research Centre -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- History -- 1914-1918.  |  Papua New Guinea -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1930-2005 
Occupation Historians.  |  Academics.  |  Oral history interviewers.
Terms of Use Copying of Bill Gammage's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 


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