MS 4614
Papers of Clyde Robert Cameron (1913- )



Scope and Content Note

  • Collection
  • 1884-2007
  • 13.3 m (24 boxes, 7.84 m bound volumes, and 1.8 m folio boxes)
  • Mostly available for reference; some parts closed.

The collection has been donated by Mr Cameron in regular instalments since 1973. It comprises correspondence, diaries, memoirs, a wide range of Australian Labor Party material, including minutes, reports, articles, press releases and speeches, Australian Workers Union rule books and other publications, and other material including an extensive collection of pamphlets. Much of the collection has been collated, indexed and bound by Mr Cameron.

The following list is a revision and extension of the list originally dated January 1979. Much of the material specially bound by Mr Cameron has been arranged in broad subject groupings; otherwise, the collection has been boxed and listed in order of receipt.

Unless otherwise stated, the material is available for reference.


Biographical Note

Clyde Robert Cameron was born at Murray Bridge, South Australia in 1913.

Mr Cameron has had a long and influential involvement in the labour movement and Australian Labor Party politics through the Australian Workers Union, the South Australian Branch of the ALP, as a Federal Labor parliamentarian and Minister, and as a writer and commentator.

Offices held by Mr Cameron in the AWU were Organiser (1938 to 1941), Secretary of the SA Branch (1941-49), Federal Vice President (1942-50), and President of the SA Branch (1956).

Mr Cameron was President of the SA Branch of the ALP (1946-48, 1958-59,and 1963-64), its representative on the Federal Executive of the ALP (1970-72), and a SA delegate to ALP Federal Conferences (1948-77).

Mr Cameron was MHR for Hindmarsh SA from 1949 to 1980. He was a member of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Shadow Cabinet from 1953 to 1972 and its spokesperson on industrial relations from 1969 to 1972. In the Whitlam Labor Government (1972-75) he was Minister for Labour (1972-74), Minister for Labour and Immigration (1974-75), and Minister for Science and Consumer Affairs (1975).

Mr Cameron led the Australian delegation to the International Labour Organisation Conference in Geneva in 1973 and was a Parliamentary delegate to the UN General Assembly in 1976.

Since his retirement from Federal Parliament, Mr Cameron has been active in documenting Labor history and has interviewed prominent political and other national figures as part of the National Library's oral history program. His published works include The Cameron diaries (1990) and The confessions of Clyde Cameron (1990).

Clyde Cameron was awarded the Order of Australia in 1982.

Sources:

  • Who's who in Australia 1995
  • Parliamentary handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia. Twentieth edition (1978)

Other material:

  • Please refer to the Oral History Section for details of its Clyde Cameron holdings.

Series Description

Box 1: Note - contents of this box taken by CC 31 August 1988

Previously summarised as:

  • ALP Federal Executive material 1970-72
  • ALP Federal Conference 1971, policies 1970
  • Other documents

Box 2

Various reports, ALP minutes, articles etc:

  • ALP. Federal platform, constitution and rules, as approved by Federal Conferences 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971.
  • ALP. Report of the Special Federal Conference, March 1966.
  • ALP. Standing orders of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, 1961.
  • ALP. 'Draft minutes of 29th Federal Conference', 1971.
  • ALP Caucus Procedures Committee. 'Federal Parliamentary Labor Party rules and standing orders'. Final report, November 1971.
  • ALP (SA Branch). Rules and standing orders of the ALP (SA Branch) and the (Federal) ALP, 1951.
  • ALP (SA Branch). Rules, platforms and standing orders of the ALP (SA Branch), 1962, 1968, 1970.
  • ALP (SA Branch). Official report; 67th Annual State Convention, June 1970.
  • The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. House of Representatives; standing orders, 1958, 1963, 1969.
  • Commonwealth of Australia. Parliamentary debates (Hansard). House of Representatives, 14 May 1958.
  • Commonwealth of Australia. Parliamentary debates, 10 May 1972. Reprint of speech by Clyde Cameron on 'Conciliation and Arbitration Bill 1972, Second Reading'.
  • Commonwealth Industrial Court. Reports of: Clyde Cameron v. AWU, 1959; Donald Newton Cameron and others v. AWU, 1965
  • Notes [by Clyde Cameron?] on '...existing law and practice which currently [1971] operates in respect of voluntary agreements...'.
  • Clyde Cameron. 'The Pastoral Workers' Industrial Union of Australia and the shearing strikes of the thirties'. Article for the Australasian Society for the Study of Labour History, n.d..
  • Cardboard folder containing:
    • Copies of The Voice, 1961-66 and other AWU material
    • Commonwealth of Australia. Parliamentary debates, 30 September and 1 October 1964. Reprint of speeches by Clyde Cameron on 'Newspaper article by Mr T. Dougherty'.
    • Commonwealth of Australia. Parliamentary debates, 27 November 1968. Reprint of speech by Clyde Cameron on 'AWU ballot: court inquiry'.
    • Reprints from Nation, 7 May 1960 - 'Big Tom's 17th summer; Cameron's growing challenge to the Dougherty rule over the giant AWU', by John Howe Jr; and 21 December 1968 - 'Contest for the AWU', by Mervyn Rutherford.
    • Extract from The Melbourne Partisan, No.2 August 1965 - 'Tom Dougherty's unionism', by Laurie Clancy.
    • Trades and Labour Council of Queensland , and State Branch ACTU. How Collinsville was won, 1968.

Box 3

Various files:

  • 'Notes for report presentation', including speech notes and draft of ALP Federal Platform, 1973.
  • 'Speech notes for Minister' [for Labour].
  • Amendments to the recommendations of the Industrial Relations Committee.
  • 'Compliments of Minister for Housing': selection of press releases, reports, brochures, 1973.
  • Contents of Clyde Cameron's attache case for ALP 30th Federal Conference, Surfers Paradise, 1973 including:
    • agenda, notes, minutes, reports, statements and addresses
    • Towards a new life; progress report by Clyde Cameron, Minister for Labour, on the contribution through the Labour portfolio. June 1973.
    • Omega Navigation System - submissions by Dept of Civil Aviation, and Dept of Transport to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
    • Fabian Society of Queensland and others. Omega?

Box 4

ALP Federal Executive material (1970-73), including:

Folder 1

Material relating to proposals for restructuring of NSW Branch of ALP, including:

  • [ALP, NSW Branch] Special Conference Committee. 'Sub-committee report'. 4th meeting, 20 February 1971.
  • ALP, NSW Branch. Statement of principle on re-organisation. March 1971.
  • 'What's it all about; a commentary on events leading up to the recent ALP Leglislative Council pre-selection convention'.
  • 'Proposals for the restructure of NSW Branch ALP submitted by the Committee for a Balanced Leadership'.

Other material including:

  • Report by M.J. Young to ALP Federal Executive, '...predicted requirements for 1972 [campaign, arising out of 1969 and 1970 campaigns]'.
  • Walsh, Eric. 'Broken Hill and after - an exercise in self-destruction'. Reprint from The Australian Quarterly, December 1970.
  • '1968 Blaxland preselection ballot; statement by the then Acting General Secretary J.L. Armitage MHR'; '... statement by P.J. Keating MHR'.
  • Staples, James. Can Whitlam beat McMahon in 1972? ALP, Lane Cove branch.
  • Egerton, J. 'Report on 27th Labor-in-Politics Convention'. 1971
  • Copy of letter by W.H. Hartley to M.J. Young, Federal Secretary, 2 March 1971.
Folder 2
  • Copies of Action, (publication of ALP Socialist Left), March-August 1972 (incomplete run).
  • ALP Federal platform and policy material, including:
    • '1972 Special ALP Convention, Adelaide, 29-30 July 1972. Platform Committee Report'.
    • 'Minutes of (Federal Executive) meeting, 13 March 1972'.
    • 'Minutes of Federal Executive meeting, 3-5 March 1971'.
Folder 3
  • Letter from Ken Grigg, 18 February 1970, discussing proposal to institute annual Grey Commemoration Lecture, preselections in Victorian Branch, and ACT leasehold.
  • Material relating to proposals for restructuring of Victorian Branch of ALP, including:
    • ALP Federal Executive. 'Submissions from branches, groups and individuals'.
    • ALP Federal Executive. 'Confidential report of Advisory Council'.
    • 'Federal Executive decision re Victorian Branch'.
    • ALP Federal Executive, Advisory Council. Constitution of the Victorian Branch; recommendation to the Federal Executive.
Folder 4
  • 'Minutes of (Federal Executive) meeting, 13 December 1971'.
  • Federal Executive Industrial Relations Policy Committee material, including:
    • Industrial Relations Committee. 'Report'. 29th ALP Federal Conference, 1971; 30th ALP Federal Conference, 1973.
    • Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Industrial Relations Committee.'Policy recommendation to ALP Federal Executive'.

Box 5

ALP Federal Executive material (1970-72), including:

Folder 1
  • Telegram from Mick Young about invitation to Whitlam to visit China in 1971 for discussions concerning the relations between the two countries.
  • 'Victorian re-organisation; financial statements and audit report...'.
  • Shortland preselection appeal.
Folder 2
  • [Report of Federal Executive meeting at Broken Hill, 6 August 1970 directing report on... submission... for an enquiry into the affairs of the NSW Branch...].
Folder 3
  • Correspondence relating to Victorian Branch, including letter by Cameron to Dr M.H. Cass, 16 November 1970, letter by Ken Grigg, 16 November 1970, and copy of letter by Frank Costigan to Mick Young, Federal Secretary, 28 September 1970.
  • Material on rank and file meeting of Victorian Branch, 1 November 1970.
  • Copy of 'article prepared for publication in trade union journals', 'For a left-wing victory at the Special ALP Conference'.
  • Copy of submission by D.M. Bennett and Race Mathews.
Folder 4
  • [Report of Federal Executive meeting at Broken Hill, 6 August 1970 directing report on... submission... for an enquiry into the affairs of the NSW Branch...]. Annotated copy.
  • ALP Federal Executive. Circular to members of Federal Executive enclosing 'copies of... material appertaining to the situation in Victoria',17 November 1970.
  • Copies of The Radical, August and October 1970.
  • ALP, NSW Branch. State rules and State platform, 1969.
  • Copy of letter from C.T. Oliver, Secretary NSW Branch AWU to T.J. Burns, ALP Federal Secretary, 23 November 1970 in connection with 'Stacking of Conferences' document and McKay statutory declaration.
Folder 5
  • 'F.E. No.6' folder containing arranged background material - press reports, electoral analysis, statutory declarations etc - on '13 items' relating to the Victorian Branch.
Folder 6

Material relating to Shortland preselection appeal.

  • [Minutes of Federal Executive meeting, 14 September 1970.]
  • 'Minutes of (Federal Executive) meeting, 13 December 1971'.
  • Copy of article 'Unity of Labor - the hope of the world'.
  • Copy of paper by Clyde Cameron 'Social order and the right to dissent',November 1970.

Volumes:

  • 'A selection of submissions received by the Federal Executive when investigating complaints re the NSW Branch of the ALP'. (two copies).

Box 6

Folder 1

Material relating to NSW Branch of ALP, including:

  • Correspondence with Peter Westerway, General Secretary, NSW Branch,and others.
  • Circular by J. Benson and J.E. Heffernan, 'Major changes for NSW ALP', 1 March 1971.
  • Circular, 'Stacking of NSW Conference'.
  • Preselections for Hume and Mitchell.
  • Transcript of ABC Radio interview with James Staples; copy of circular by Staples, 'Fair questions from the devil's advocate for preselection candidates'.
  • 'Minutes of Central Executive meeting, 24 April 1970'.
  • 'Minority Finance Committee report', by R. Gietzelt
  • Comments on NSW reorganisation by R.E. Klugman, MP.
  • Copy of The Radical, September 1970.
Folder 2
  • Material relating to Victorian Branch of ALP, including copies of petitions by branch members.
Folder 3
  • Material relating to Victorian Branch of ALP, mainly correspondence and including copy of letter from George Crawford and Bill Hartley to Tom Burns, Federal President ALP. Also, includes notes and draft resolutions, copy of 'Minutes of the Advisory Council, 18 September 1970', and 'ALP; Federal Executive decision re Victorian Branch', Socialist Left circular on Bob Hawke.
Folder 4
  • Ring folder containing Clyde Cameron's copies of Policy Committee reports to 29th ALP Federal Conference, Launceston, June 1971. Includes background material to Cameron's industrial policy report.

Box 7

  • ALP. Official report of the proceedings of the 25th Federal Conference, July 1963.
  • ALP. Federal platform, constitution and rules, as approved by Federal Conference 1965 (two copies) and 1969.
  • ALP (SA Branch). Rules, platforms and standing orders of the ALP (SA Branch), 1967 (two copies).
  • [ALP (SA Branch).] Thirty years' record of the Labor Party in South Australia, 1891-1923.
  • Statement submitted to the Rural Reconstruction Commission...on behalf of the South Australian Branch of the ALP..., 194-.
  • Six bound volumes of inward/ outward correspondence, 1959-65.

Box 8

  • Bound copies of AWU Constitution and general rules, 1930, 1932-37, 1941-60.
  • Bound copies of AWU Official report of ... Annual Convention, 1926-32, 1936-37, 1939-49, 1956-60.

Box 9

ALP Federal Executive Industrial Relations Committee (and some other) material, including:

Folder 1
  • ALP Industrial Relations Committee. 'Revised report 30th ALP Federal Conference, Surfers Paradise, July 1973'. Also, draft.
  • Clyde Cameron, Minister for Labour. ALP Industrial Relations Platform, as adopted by 1973 ALP Federal Conference.
Folder 2
  • ALP Industrial Relations Committee. 'Revised report 30th ALP Federal Conference, Surfers Paradise, July 1973'. Also, copy of 'Report...', notes, 'Amendments to recommendations of the Industrial Relations Committee'.
  • 'Resolutions of the Federal Labor Women's Organisations; comment by Clyde Cameron, Minister for Labour', June 1973.
  • 'Development of computer services in the Department of Labour; report by Clyde Cameron, Minister for Labour', n.d..
  • Address by Prime Minister E.G. Whitlam to ALP National Conference, 10 July 1973.
Folder 3
  • Development of Industrial Relations Platform - notes, proposals, agenda items, working drafts of recommendations of Industrial Relations Committee to 1973 Federal Conference, correspondence to E.G. Whitlam, R.J. Hawke and others.
  • 'Minutes of Industrial Relations Policy Committee, 12 May 1973'.
Folder 4
  • ALP Industrial Relations Committee - notes, draft amendments to 'Report 30th ALP Federal Conference...', 'Amendments to the recommendations...'.
Folder 5
  • ALP Industrial Relations Committee - 'Amendments to the recommendations...', 'Revised report 30th ALP Federal Conference...'.
  • ALP. 'Minutes of the 30th Federal Conference, Surfers Paradise, 9 July 1973; First session', 'Minutes of second session...'.

Box 10

Folders 1-5

Reports by Policy Committees, speeches, minutes and other material relating to 31st ALP Federal Conference, Terrigal, February 1975, including:

  • Presidential address to Conference by R.J. Hawke, 3 February 1975 (folder 1); Industrial Relations Committee material (folder 2); Address to Conference by Prime Minister E.G. Whitlam, 5 February 1975 (folder 4);material on housing supplied to each delegate by Minister for Housing (folder 5).
Folder 6

Material relating to ALP Federal Executive Industrial Relations Policy Committee, 1970-71, including:

  • Notes, draft recommendations, and address by Clyde Cameron to ALPFederal Conference, Launceston.
  • 'Minutes of meeting of ...Committee, 18 December 1970', 'Minutes of meeting...,16 April 1971', and correspondence with members.
  • Correspondence with and redrafting of proposals - on technological change, and constitutional amendment - by J.B. Sweeney QC.

Box 11

One folder only of AWU material (other taken by CC?), including:

  • Copies of The Voice, 1961-66 (incomplete).
  • Circulars etc relating to expulsion of NSW 'Better Deal' candidates.
  • Commonwealth of Australia. Parliamentary debates, 27 November 1968.
  • Reprint of speech by Clyde Cameron on 'AWU ballot: court inquiry'.
  • Commonwealth of Australia. Parliamentary debates, 30 September and 1 October 1964. Reprint of speeches by Clyde Cameron on 'Newspaper article by Mr T. Dougherty'.
  • Disallowance of AWU rules and Mr Dougherty's strange silence;great victory for rank and file; the fight for membership control of AWU, issued by Council for Membership Control of AWU, Adelaide, n.d..

Box 12

Loose printed material:

  • Copies of reports and brochures issued by Federal Government departments, 1972-74, in areas including Aboriginal affairs, health, housing, legal affairs, media, social security, tourism, and urban and regional development. Publications include:
  • Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Guide to Aboriginal assistance. AGPS, 1974.
  • Australian National Advisory Committee for International Women's Year1975. International Women's Year, priorities and considerations; statement... by Prime Minister E.G. Whitlam, 4 December 1974. AGPS.
  • [Attorney-General's Department]. The activities of the Attorney-General, December 1972-April 1974.
  • Murphy, Lionel. Why Australia needs a Bill of Rights. AGPS, 1974.
  • [Department of Health]. Towards a healthier Australia; a report by the Australian Minister for Health, Dr Doug Everingham, on progress in health programs in the past two years. AGPS, 1974.
  • Department of the Media. A study of interlocking patterns of ownership and control in Australian media industries; initial progress report. 1974.
Folders 1-2

Reports of Policy Committees, minutes and other material relating to 28th ALP Federal Conference, Melbourne, July 1969, including:

  • Agenda, Presidential Address by J.B. Keeffe, Report by Federal Treasurer T.J. Burns, Report of the Federal Executive (all in folder 1).

Box 13

Folder 1
  • 'Australian Labor Party Federal personnel 1901-54', compiled by L.F. Crisp and S.P. Bennett, Canberra University College, September 1954.
  • 'Biographical details of [ALP] candidates for the 1971 State Elections'.
Folder 2

ALP Federal Executive material, 1971-73, including:

  • 'Agenda; rules' and 'Agenda; miscellaneous', for 29th ALP Federal Conference, Launceston, April 1971.
  • 'Agenda', for ALP Federal Executive meeting 3 March 1971, and meeting 13 March 1972.
  • Minutes of, and report to National Campaign Committee.
  • Reports, minutes, notes of Policy Committees.
  • Report on Shortland preselection.
  • Submission in relation to proposed Constitution and Rules of ACT Branch.

Also, press cuttings relating to intervention in NSW Branch, and copy of AWU (NSW Branch) Branch Secretary-Treasurer's report, 1970.

Folder 3

Copy of Clyde Cameron's John Curtin Memorial Lecture, 1973 - 'Grappling with the giants - multinational corporations and industrial democracy', and other printed material including:

  • 'Presidential Address by Clyde Cameron to 1964 ALP State Convention'.
  • ALP speakers' notes for House of Representatives Election, 29 May 1954.
  • Young Social Democrats. Partisan, Vol.1 No.5 July -August 1965.
Folder 4

Mainly ALP (SA Branch) material, including:

  • Circulars reporting decisions of Federal Executive, February and March 1966; circular with report 'Party re-organisation recommendations of the Federal Secretary C.S. Wyndham together with the attitude of SA Branch as determined by State Executive on 22 April 1966'.
  • Minutes (Sessions 1-6,8) of 68th Annual State Convention, June 1971.
  • Biographical notes of preselection candidates, 1971.
Folders 5-7
  • Draft of 'The Movement, ALP Groups and the ALP', by Tom Truman; includes annotations and solicited comments.
  • Loose printed material, including:
    • ALP (SA Branch). Official agenda ALP South Australian Branch ... Annual Convention, 1970-72.
    • ALP (Victorian Branch). Let's be human; (Labor's approach to social welfare), [1971].
    • Extract from The Melbourne Partisan, No.2 August 1965 - 'Tom Dougherty's unionism', by Laurie Clancy.

Box 14

Copies of ALP and AWU publications, including:

  • ALP. Federal Referendum and Election 1946; Labor speakers' notes.
  • ALP. Final speech by the late J.B. Chifley, 10 June 1951.
  • ALP (SA Branch). Official agenda ALP South Australian Branch ... Annual Convention, 1961, 1967-69.
  • Reports [by SA Branch] on record of SA Labor Government, 1965-68.
  • AWU (Adelaide Branch). Secretary's Annual Report and Balance Sheet, 1945.

Bound copies of:

  • AWU. Constitution and general rules, 1961-70;
  • AWU. Official report of ... Annual Convention, 1951-55, 1961-70.
  • AWU (SA Branch). Official report of ... Annual State Convention, 1946-70.
  • AWU (SA Branch). Secretary's Annual Report and Balance Sheet, 1930-70.

Box 15

Unpublished
  • Parliament of Australia. House of Representatives. Index to speeches, August 1977 to November 1977.
  • Council of Nature Conservation Ministers. Third meeting, 1975 Agenda.
Published monographs

Various constitutions, rules and standing orders of the following organisations:

  • Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia
  • Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia
  • Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia
  • Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia
  • Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation
  • Sheet Metal Working Agricultural Implement and Stovemaking Industrial Union of Australia
  • Australian Builders Labourers' Federation
  • Transport Workers' Union of Australia
  • Boilermakers' and Blacksmiths' Society of Australia
  • Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union
  • Australian Labor Party, New South Wales Branch
  • Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland)
  • Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia
  • Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australia
  • Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia
  • Electrical Trades Union of Australia
  • Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia
  • Shop Assistants' and Warehouse Employees' Federation of Australia, South Australian Branch
  • Printing and Kindred Industries Union
  • Vehicle Builders Employees' Federation of Australia
  • Australian Tramway and Motor Omnibus Employees' Association
  • Federated Liquor and Allied Industries Employees' Union of Australia
  • Australian Railways Union
  • South Australian Protestant Federation

Box 16

Published monographs (cont.)
  • Beichman, Arnold. Nine lies about America. New York, Library Press, 1972.
  • Odgers, J.R.. Australian Senate practice. Canberra, AGPS, 1976.
  • Parsons, Talcott, ed.. Knowledge and society (Voice of America Forum Lectures). United States Information Service, 1968.
  • Weiner, Myron, ed.. Modernization: the dynamics of growth (Voice of America Forum Lectures). United States Information Agency, n.d..
  • Moynihan, Daniel P.. Urban America: the expert looks at the city (Voice of America Forum Lectures). United States Information Service, 1970.
  • Labour Party (Great Britain). Target 1970: the national plan. London, Labour Party, 1969.
  • Wall, Patrick. The Indian Ocean and the threat to the West: four studies in global strategy. London, Stacey International, 1975.
  • Okochi, Kazuo, ed.. Workers and employers in Japan: the Japanese employment relations system. Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press, 1973.
  • Manuel, D.L.. Men and machines: the Brambles story. Sydney, Ure Smith, 1970.
  • Van Rensburg, Chris, ed.. Stepping into the future: education for South Africa's black, coloured and Indian peoples. Johannesburg, Erudita Publications, n.d..
  • Marinovic, Jovan, ed.. The constitution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: constitutional amendments. Belgrade, Prosveta, 1969.
  • Maxwell Stamp Associates. The Free Trade Area option: opportunity for Britain. London, Atlantic Trade Study, 1967.
  • Gelber, Lionel. World politics and free trade: Britain, USA and the West. London, Atlantic Trade Study, 1968.

Box 17

Published monographs (cont.)
  • Van Petten, A.A.. The prosperity plan. Woomera (SA), Utopian Publishers, 1972
  • Revel, Jean-Francois. Without Marx or Jesus: the new American revolution has begun. New York, Doubleday, 1970.
  • Chang Wei-ya. Chinese communist economic infiltration abroad. World Anti-Communist League, China Chapter, 1971.
  • Full human rights for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Communist Party of Australia, 1967.
  • Six pamphlets produced by the Australian Citizenship Convention, 1970.
Serials
  • Australia. Official yearbook of Australia. No.61: 1975 and 1976. Canberra, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1977.
  • Congress of United States of America. Economic report of the President. Washington, United States Government Printing Office, 1970.
  • Parliament of South Australia. House of Assembly digest, 1970-71. Adelaide, 1971.
  • Australia. South Australian yearbook, and Pocket yearbook of South Australia. Adelaide, Australian Bureau of Statistics, South Australian Office. Issues for 1964, 1966, 1977, 1978.
  • Productivity Promotion Council of Australia. Annual report. Melbourne, the Council, 1971.
  • Dialogue. Washington, United States Information Agency. Four issues for 1976.
  • Trinity. Carlton South (Vic.), Policy Planning Pty Ltd. Ten issues for 1976.

Box 18

Serials (cont.)
  • Inside Canberra. Canberra, Australian Press Services. Large number of issues covering 1969-78.
  • Social service. Sydney, Council of Social Services of New South Wales. Vol.20: No.4, January/February 1969.

Box 19 RESTRICTED

Photocopies of letters and transcripts of speeches
  • Photocopy of letter by Gough Whitlam to Clyde Cameron, 4 July 1967.
  • Photocopy of letters to Gough Whitlam, 6 June 1975, 11 January 1977, and Dr H.A. Jenkins, 21 February 1977.
  • 'A forty-week year'. Speech at opening of South Australian Trade Union Training Authority Centre, 4 February 1977.
  • 'Why the unions are in decline'. Speech to Australian Young Labor Industrial Relations Seminar, Adelaide,19 April 1980.
  • Hindmarsh Federal Electorate Committee. Farewell dinner to Clyde Cameron, 30 May 1981. Speeches by John L. Scott, J.D. Wright, Lionel Bowen, Lionel Murphy, and Clyde Cameron.
  • 'Labor splits, factionalism, and the card vote'. Address to The Historical Society of SA, 1 February 1985.
  • 'Philip Satchell talks on radio with Clyde Cameron', 3 September 1986.
  • 'Are the right people receiving the Orders?' Address to The Order of Australia Association (South Australian Branch), 8 November 1986.
  • 'Private greed v. public good'. Address to South Australian Free Enterprise Group (SAFE), 12 March 1988.
  • Speech delivered on 22 May 1988 at unveiling of Commemorative Plaque to honour Malcolm Cameron, one of the original settlers of Kingston.

Boxes 20-21

Pamphlets collected by Clyde Cameron
  • List of pamphlets, compiled by Cameron, is available in the Manuscript Reading Room
  • Box 21 also contains copy of pamphlet The common cause, issued by a group of South Australians during World War II.

Box 22

  • Venturini, V.G., ed.. Five voices for Lionel. Sydney, The Federation Press, 1994
  • ALP (South Australian Branch) Finance Appeal Scheme - subscriber certificate booklet
  • Bound photocopies of Commonwealth Arbitration Reports, indexed.
Volumes 61-67        1 August 1948 to 29 August 1950
Volumes 68-73        30 August 1950 to 30 April 1952
Volumes 74-79        1 May 1952 to 31 October 1954

Box 23

  • Bound photocopies of Federal Law Reports, indexed.
Volume 1             1956-60
Volumes 2-5          1959-64
Volumes 6-8          1964-66
  • Bound copies of AWU Constitution and General Rules, 1960-80.
  • Bound copies of AWU pamphlets.

Box 24

  • Bound copies of AWU Constitution and General Rules, 1981-93.

Folio run

Scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings
  • Scrapbooks (incomplete run) of newspaper cuttings on 'ALP Industrial Groups'.Vol.1 1954, Vol.2 1955, Vol.3 1954, Vol.4 1954-55, Vols 5-8 1955,Vol.9 1954-55, Vols 12-15 1955, Vol.16 1955-56, Vol.17 1956,Vol.20 1957-58, Vol.21 1958-59, Vol.22 1959-61, Vol.23 1961-65
  • Scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings on 'AWU (Mt Isa)'. Three vols - 1959-64, 1964-65, 1965
National Wage transcripts
  • Transcripts of Equal Pay Case, 1972 and National Wage and Wage Indexation Cases, 1972-78.
  • 1972 - 2 vols; 1974 - 3 vols; 1974/75 - 6 vols; 1975 - 3 vols;1976 - 5 vols; 1977 - 5 vols; 1978 - 1 vol.
  • (1974/75 Vol.1 includes daily summary prepared by Department of Labour and Immigration during period January to April 1975.)
Pat Mackie/ Mt Isa dispute
  • 'Many ships to Mt Isa', autobiography by Pat Mackie,edited by Elizabeth Vassillef Wolf. (2 vols)
  • 'The great Mt Isa dispute (1964-65) and the Council for Membership Control of the AWU', by Pat Mackie,edited by Elizabeth Vassillef Wolf. (2 vols) see also MS 3837
Other folio items
  • 'ALP 32nd National Conference, Perth 1977. Verbatim report of debates'.
  • Australian News Review. Industrial disputes reduce profits. n.d.. [booklet seeking corporate advertising].

Bound volumes - written or collated, and some indexed - by Clyde Cameron

'Selected letters'
  • 'Selected letters written by Clyde R. Cameron'.
Volume 1             up to 30 December 1972
Volume 2             1 January 1973 to 30 September 1973
Volume 3             1 October 1973 to 31 July 1974
Volume 4             1 August 1974 to 31 May 1975
Volume 5             1 June 1975 to 31 December 1975
Volume 6             1 January 1976 to 30 June 1978
Volume 7             1 July 1978 to 31 December 1980
  • 'Selected letters omitted from Volumes 1-7 and other documents.'
Volume 8             16 August 1927 to 31 December 1980
  • 'Selected letters written by Clyde R. Cameron'.
Volume 9             1 January 1981 to 30 June 1983
  • 'Selected letters etc written by Clyde R. Cameron'.
Volume 10            1 July 1983 to 31 August 1985


  • 'Selected letters etc written or received by Clyde R. Cameron and letters omitted from previous volumes'.
Volume 11            various dates and 1 September 1985 to 30 April 1987                                             
Volume 12            various dates and 1 May 1987 to 30 June 1988
Volume 13            various dates and 1 July 1988 to 30 April 1989
Volume 14            various dates and 1 May 1989 to 31 March 1990
Volume 15            various dates and 1 April 1990 to 30 September 1990
Volume 16            various dates and 1 October 1990 to 28 February 1991
Volume 17            various dates and 1 March 1991 to 31 July 1991
  • 'Selected letters etc written or received by Clyde R. Cameron and letters omitted from previous volumes'. (cont.)
Volume 18            various dates and 1 August 1991 to 31 December 1991
Volume 19            various dates between June 1947 and December 1978
Volume 20            various dates between January 1979 and February 1991
Volume 21            various dates and 1 January 1992 to 30 July 1992
Volume 22            various dates and 1 August 1992 to 31 March 1993
Volume 23            various dates and 1 April 1993 to 28 February 1994
Volume 24            various dates and 1 March 1994 to 31 July 1994
  • 'Selected letters omitted from volumes 1-24'.
Volume 25            November 1946 to June 1992
  • 'Selected letters etc written or received by Clyde R. Cameron'.
Volume 26            1 August 1994 to 31 March 1995
Volume 27			  1 April 1995 to 31 December 1995
Volume 28			  1 January 1996 to 31 October 1996
  • 'Letters revealing the differences and mutual respect between Hon. Clyde R. Cameron and Rt. Hon. Sir Garfield Barwick'.
Volume 29             1960 to 1997
  • 'Selected letters etc written or received by Clyde R. Cameron and omitted from previous volumes'.
Volume 30             Letters February 1951-February 1995 and diary
                      remnants from 1972, 1975, 1978, 1979
  • 'Selected letters etc written or received by Clyde R. Cameron'.
Volume 31             1 November 1996 to 31 October 1997
Volume 32             3 November 1997 to 31 August 1998
Volume 33             1 September 1998 to 31 August 1999
Volume 34             1 September 1999 to 31 March 2000
Volume 35             1 April 2000 to 31 January 2001
Volume 36             1 February 2001 to 4 September 2001
Volume 37             1 September 2001 to 31 March 2002 
Volume 38             1 April 2002 to 1 December 2002
Volume 39             1 January 2003 to 31 January 2004
Volume 40             February 2004 to August 2004
Volume 41	            August 2004 to August 2005 
Volume 42				August 2005 to January 2007                               

Indexes

  • 'Consolidated index containing the indices of selected letters written or received by Clyde R. Cameron. Volumes 1-12'. Volume 4, to 30 June 1988.
  • 'Consolidated index containing the indices of selected letters written or received by Clyde R. Cameron. Volumes 13-30'. Volume 5, to 31 Ocotber 1996.
  • ‘Consolidated index containing the indices of selected letters written or received by Clyde R. Cameron.  November 1996 to August 2005. And ‘Fading Greatness. Can Labor’s Parliamentary Party Survive?’. And selected papers, speeches, book reviews, 1992-2003, Vols 5-7.

Diaries closed until 2005

  • 'Political diary (abridged), 1 January 1976 to 31 December 1976'.
  • 'Political diary, 1 January 1977 to 30 June 1977'.
  • 'Political diary, 1 July 1977 to 31 December 1977'.
  • 'Unedited diary'.
Volume 1             1 January 1977 to 30 April 1977
Volume 2             1 May 1977 to 30 September 1977
Volume 3             1 October 1977 to December 1977

Papers and speeches etc

  • 'Selected papers and speeches on labour relations'.
Volume 1             27 November 1970 to 31 December 1973
Volume 2             1 January 1974 to 31 December 1980
  • 'Selected papers and speeches etc on the Labor Party and other subjects'.
Volume 3             from 1981 to December 1989
Volume 4             from 1990 to 1992, plus book reviews etc (1982-91)
  • 'Selected documents. Press releases, circulars, transcripts, Cabinet debate (Metal Trades Award), recollections and paper on union amalgamations'. 1952 to 1980
  • 'Press releases, television and radio interviews, declarations, speeches and notes by Gough Whitlam'.
  • Volumes:
    • 11 February 1966 to 23 December 1972, and 9 January to 2 December 1973
    • for year 1967
    • 1 January to 30 June 1968
    • 1 July to 31 December 1968
    • 1 January to 30 June 1969
    • 1 July to 31 December 1969
    • 18 January to 30 December 1974
    • 6 January to 9 December 1975
    • 9 February 1976 to 27 September 1979, and
    • 15 February 1966 to 30 November 1973
  • 'Consolidated indices for the collection of press releases, television and radio interviews, declarations, speeches and notes by Gough Whitlam, 1967-79'.
  • 'David Temple and the AWU. 1986 Centenary Souvenir containing photocopies of membership certificates and levies issued by the ASU and AWU since 1886 and text of paper delivered by Clyde Cameron at the dedication of David Temple House, Adelaide 11 July 1986'.

Other works

  • 'Consolidated index containing the indices of AWU Centenary Souvenir,Caucus minutes, 'The cruel dilemma...', Hindmarsh Federal Electorate Council, 'A political diary', selected documents, selected papers and speeches'. Volume 3. CLOSED UNTIL 2009
  • 'Selected letters, papers and cabinet documents relating to the establishment of the Trade Union Training Authority and the Clyde Cameron College'. CLOSED FOR 30 YEARS
Volume 1             1 May 1970 to 28 February 1975
Volume 2             1 March 1975 to 5 December 1980
  • 'The AWU, the union v. officialdom; pamphlets, judgements, selected letters etc concerning conflicts between officialdom and the union's rank and file'.
Series 1
Volume 1             January 1884 to December 1935
Volume 2             January 1936 to December 1957
Volume 3             January 1958 to December 1964
Volume 4             January 1965 to December 1966
Volume 5             January 1967 to December 1969
Volume 6             January 1970 to December 1972
Volume 7             January 1973 to December 1986
Series 2
Volume 1             January 1927 to December 1964
Volume 2             January 1965 to December 1969
Volume 3             January 1972 to December 1983
  • 'Federal Labor Party Caucus minutes issued to and indexed by CRC'.
  • Volumes:1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
  • 'The cruel dilemma: Labor and the unions...a biographical glimpse of Bob Hawke during the Whitlam years'. 1973 to 1991 (edited version)
  • 'When it's wrong to be right; lessons unions can't ignore'. 1989
  • 'The Hawke enigma'. May 1992
  • 'Political flashbacks'. 1993
  • 'The Canberra classics of Hon. Sir James Killen KCMG Liberal MHR for Moreton (1955-83)'.
  • 'Fading greatness; can Labor's Parliamentary Party survive?'. 1989-1999
Guide prepared November 1995.
Last revised 4 April 1997
Updated 3 May 2001
Updated February 2002
Updated August 2002
 
Updated