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Letterbook of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales, 1899 June 12-1900 January 16 [manuscript]
Bib ID 5976562
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Australasian Federation League of New South Wales
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1899-1900] 
0.03 m. (1 v.) 
Series

Australasian Federation League of New South Wales. Records of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales.

Summary

Letterbook, with items on 384 tissue paper pages, documenting activities of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales. It contains official reproductions of outgoing United Federal Executive correspondence signed by Atlee Hunt or Edward Dowling, in chronological order from 12 June, [1899]-16 January, 1900. Written at the time of the federation movement, the letters refer to the formation of branch leagues, arrangements for branch meetings attended by platform speakers, donations towards the federal campaign, allocation of space for polling places, and the supply of badges and literature, in the form of pamphlets and reports, to fellow federationists. Preceded by an alphabetical index of recipients of letters (1 v.).

Biography/History

The Central Federation League was formed in June 1893 as part of Edmund Barton’s campaign after the failure of the Convention Bill of 1892. Edward Dowling, with A.P. Canaway, was appointed as joint secretary-treasurer. Following Canaway’s resignation in 1897, Dowling became sole honorary secretary and was secretary of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales until 1909. Atlee Hunt became general secretary of the Federal League of Australasia in 1899. The League was dissolved in 1909.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 47/36.

Part of the collection: Records of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-229232651

Also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Main Reading Room – Newspapers and Family History at mfm G 6892-6903.

Subjects Australasian Federation League of New South Wales.  |  Australia. Constitution.  |  Federal government -- Australia.  |  New South Wales -- Politics and government -- 1891-1901.
Time Coverage 1891-1900 
Other authors/contributors Hunt, Atlee Arthur, 1864-1935  |  Dowling, Edward, 1843-1912  |  Australasian Federation League of New South Wales

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