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Papers of Douglas Pike, 1941-1974 [manuscript]
Bib ID 701240
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Pike, Douglas, 1908-1974
 
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Access Conditions Partly closed: boxes 13 and 14 closed until 2014. 
Description [1941-1974] 
2.38 m. (17 boxes) + 3 folio boxes. 
Summary

The collection includes papers concerning Pike's work as General Editor of the "Australian Dictionary of Biography"; his publications "Paradise of dissent: South Australia, 1829-1857" (1957) and "Australia: the quiet continent" (1962); his work as an academic, particularly for the Australian National University; and his involvement with the Australian Humanities Research Council. The collection also includes general files; general correspondence; referees reports; articles, a thesis and other writings by Pike; notebooks; notes, bibliographies; photographs; cuttings books and printed material.

Biography/History

Professor Douglas Pike was a distinguished Australian historian. Born in China, the son of a missionary, he arrived in Australia in 1924. After a career as pastoral property manager and minister of religion, he became a history lecturer at the University of Western Australia, 1949-1950, and Reader in History at Adelaide University, 1950-1961. He was Professor of History at the University of Tasmania, 1961-1963. Pike wrote two highly acclaimed historical works: Paradise of Dissent: South Australia 1829-1857 (1957) and Australia: The Quiet Continent (1962). However, Pike was perhaps best known for his editorship of the Australian Dictionary of Biography from 1962 until his death.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 6869.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (6 p.) 
Subjects Pike, Douglas, 1908-1974 -- Archives.  |  Australian Humanities Research Council.  |  Australian Academy of the Humanities.  |  Australian dictionary of biography.  |  Editors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  South Australia -- History.
Time Coverage 1941-1974 
Occupation Editors.

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