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Papers of Ann Turner, 1901-2009 (bulk 1975-2004) [manuscript]
Bib ID 721656
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Turner, Ann, 1929-2011
Related Online
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1901-2009] 
0.78 m. (5 boxes) + 1 folder. 

MS 8861 comprises correspondence with Lloyd Ross, 1977-1982, about research into trade union history, including William Paisley Earsman, Robert Samuel Ross, the Victorian Socialist Party and the Victorian Labor College. There is a copy of a letter from Lloyd Ross to Harry Pollitt about Tom Mann and the Victorian Socialist Party, 19 March 1936 (1 folder).

The Acc10.138 instalment comprises draft manuscripts, correspondence, family papers, photographs, notes and personal papers. The drafts principally relate to two publications: Ann Turner's Historical dictionary of Papua New Guinea (1994, 2nd ed. 2001); and A short history of Papua New Guinea, by John Dademo Waiko (1993, 2nd ed. 2007). Much of the correspondence in the collection is between Turner and Waiko discussing amendments to Waiko's books. The photographs include images used in Turner's Historical dictionary of Papua New Guinea, as well as some of Turner's uncle, explorer Michael Terry. The latter include photographs of Terry on expedition in outback Australia in the 1930s, a signed portrait and Terry in court dress at Buckingham Palace in 1939. There are also letters from Terry addressed to Turner's mother, Charlotte Barnard, most written in the 1970s. The personal papers include Turner's work and study records and a short history of the Barnard family. In addition there is a book, Let's get cracking by Athole Stewart, in which there is reference to Turner's grandfather, Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Hunter Terry; and, a war diary from World War I kept by Terry (5 boxes).


Activist, oral historian and academic. Ann Turner was born Ann Barnard. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in 1950 and a Diploma of Education, 1951, at the University of Sydney, and a Master of Education at the Universities of Melbourne and New England, 1980-1987. She taught in primary and post-primary schools in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and London, prior to taking up positions as lecturer at Hawthorn Institute of Education and the University of Papua New Guinea, 1972-ca. 1990s. Turner edited a number of publications, including school texts, and recorded oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 8861, MS Acc10.138.

Associated materials: Diary of James Runcie, 1869-1892 MS 8984.

Original of one-page photocopy held by National Museum of Labor History, Manchester, UK.

Related Material Interview with Edgar Waters, folklore collector, and Ann Turner; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3735. 
Reproduction Some photocopies. [S.l.] 
Subjects Turner, Ann, 1929-2011 -- Archives.  |  Turner, Ann, 1929-2011 -- Correspondence.  |  Ross, Lloyd (Lloyd Maxwell), 1901-1987 -- Correspondence.  |  Waiko, John, 1944- -- Correspondence.  |  Terry, Michael, 1899-1981 -- Portraits.  |  Bernard family.  |  Ross, R. S. (Robert Samuel), 1873-1931.  |  Earsman, W. P.  |  University of Papua New Guinea -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Socialist Party of Victoria.  |  Victorian Labor College.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1901-2009 
Occupation Historians.  |  Oral history interviewers.  |  Academics.
Other authors/contributors Ross, Lloyd (Lloyd Maxwell), 1901-1987  |  Waiko, John, 1944-


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