MS 4953
Records of Religious Society of Friends

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CONTENTS


Addition 17 November 1994

This instalment relates to the Australian Quaker Peace Committee (AQPC). Subjects covered include Indo-China, pacifism, the Vietnam War, the National Service Act 1951-66, the 1990 Gulf War and disarmament. The records have been listed in the order received by file title, and cover the period 1966-91.

Note: For boxes 127-174 see additions 27 March 1996 – 21 April 1999.

Box 175
Miscellaneous archival records including minutes of meetings, correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1966-70 (6)
Box 176
Week of Prayer for Peace, 1979-85
Papers, mostly relating to tours by Peter Jones, Convenor of the AQPC, 1983-85
Peace tax campaign, 1986
Peace education network, 1986-87
Indo-China seminars, 1985-86
Box 177
Indo-China seminars, working file, 1987
Indo-China seminars, papers and correspondence, 1987-88
AQPC Sydney: accounts 1979-83
Minute book, 1985
Box 178
General correspondence, 1985-87 (3)
Miscellaneous papers including correspondence, minutes of meetings, brochures and newsletters, 1986(1-3/5)
Box 179
Miscellaneous papers, 1986 (4-5/5)
Miscellaneous papers including correspondence, reports, brochures, newsletters and newspaper clippings, 1987 (4)
Box 180
Archival material including minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, flyers, brochures and newsletters, 1987 (4)
Financial records, 1986-88 (2)
Box 181
Financial records, 1989-91 (3)
Correspondence, 1988 (3)
Box 182
Media releases and copies of the newsletter Peace News, 1988
Miscellaneous papers including correspondence, booklets, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters and press releases, 1988 (4)
Miscellaneous speeches, 1988
Box 183
Peace Worker, 1988-89
War toys, 1988
Miscellaneous newsletters, 1988 (3)
Box 184
Correspondence, 1989
General papers, 1989 (2)
Peace Interns, 1989
Building Peace public meetings, 1989
Miscellaneous papers including correspondence, minutes of meetings, brochures and newsletters, 1989 (3)
Box 185
Minutes of meetings, 1987-90 (3)
Gulf War, 1990-91 (2)
Box 186
Miscellaneous papers including correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, booklets, newsletters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings, 1991 (5)

Addition 27 March 1996

Box 127
Minute book for General meetings held in various state capitals, 1918-29

Addition 11 September 1997

This instalment includes correspondence, minutes, records of Yearly Meetings, Australian Council of Churches material, reports, submissions, newsletters, newspapers cuttings, journals and other printed material, including publications of the Religious Society of Friends. Subjects covered include peace, human rights, AIDS, youth concerns, the 1988 Bicentenary, land rights and Aboriginal affairs. The records have been listed in the order received by file title, and cover the period 1959-95.

Box 128
Alternatives to violence, 1979-92
Australia First, 1987
Civil liberties, 1990
Conflict resolution, 1986-87
Conscientious objection, 1984-86
Defence policy, 1986-88
Corporal punishment, 1981-83
Gulf crisis, 1990-91
Human rights, 1984-86
Box 129
International Year of Peace, 1986
Victoria Regional Meeting, 1985-93 (8)
Box 130
Friendship without frontiers, 1992-93
Peace tax campaign, 1986-90 (3)
Australian Quaker Peace Committee, 1985-90 (1/3)
Box 131
Australian Quaker Peace Committee, 1985-90 (2-3/3)
Australian Quaker Peace Concern, 1992-93
Peace Intern Program, 1986-87
Peace Education, 1986
Peace delegation to New Zealand, 1984
Australian Campaign Against the Arms Trade, 1992-93
Box 132
Sydney Regional Meeting, 1986-93 (8)
Box 133
Central American Refugees, 1987-88
Constitutional Commission, 1986-88
Protest, 1976-91
Environment, 1976-91
Esperanto, 1985-86
Friends World College, 1982-86
Box 134
IVF, 1985-87 (2)
Oriana Community, 1987-88
Pendle Hill, 1987-88
Phyllis Coad, 1984-91 (1-2/4)
Box 135
Phyllis Coad, 1984-91 (3-4/4)
Quaker Community Project, 1989
Quaker Star (Rose), 1988
Woodbrooke, 1985-90 (2)
Vision of the future, 1980
National Inquiry, Peace, Justice and Violence, 1986-89 (2)
Norman (Malcolm) Saunders
South African elections, 1994
Mediation Centres, 1986-92
Box 136
Documents in advance, 1984-86
Standing Committee, July 1985-January 1986
Yearly meeting, 1986
Standing Committee, July 1986
Documents in advance, 1987
Standing Committee, January 1987
Yearly meeting, 1987
Standing Committee, July 1987
Documents in advance, 1988
Standing Committee, January 1988
Yearly meeting, 1988
Standing Committee, July 1988
Box 137
Documents in advance, 1989
Standing Committee, January 1989
Yearly meeting, 1989
Standing Committee, July 1989
Documents in advance, 1990
Standing Committee, January 1990
Yearly meeting, 1990
Standing Committee, July 1990
Box 138
Documents in advance, 1991
Standing Committee, January 1991
Yearly meeting, 1991
Standing Committee, July 1991
Documents in advance, 1992
Standing Committee, January 1992
Yearly meeting, 1992
Standing Committee, July 1992
Documents in advance, 1993
Standing Committee, January 1993
Yearly meeting, 1993
Standing Committee, August 1993
Box 139
Aboriginal land rights - government responses, 1986
Aboriginal land rights, 1987-88
Aborigines - Church and Yearly Meeting responses, 1986-91
Aborigines - General, 1987-88
Bicentennial Guide, 1988
Bicentenary, 1988
Box 140
1988 Committee, 1988
Miscellaneous, including correspondence, suggestions to 1988 Committee, clippings and Constitutional Commission papers, 1988
Australian Resource Kit: Conflict resolution in Australia.
Part A - Black and White Australians, 1988 (2)
Immigration and racism, 1988-89
Aborigines - government responses, 1990-91
Race relations, 1986
Box 141
Queensland Race Relations Committee minutes, 1983-86
Newsletters, 1977-86
Box 142
I could cry for these people (1994) by William Oats, 1993-95
The Australian Friend 1985-90 (3)
Backhouse Lectures 1985-93 (1-5/12)
Box 143
Backhouse Lectures 1985-93 (6-12/12)
Box 144
Prisons, 1988-91 (2)
Thanksgiving Fund, 1986-88
Yearly Meeting Children's Committee, 1986-92
Rommel Roberts, 1992
Nitobe lecture - Herbert Hadley, 1986
Box 145
Other Yearly Meetings:
Canada, 1986-92 (3)
London, 1986-89
Hong Kong, 1987-88
New York, 1986-92 (2)
Papua New Guinea, 1982-88
Indonesia and Malaya, 1965
Box 146
Other Yearly Meetings:
New Zealand, 1985-93 (5)
William Penn House: Quaker seminar and hospitality center, 1981-87
Southern Africa, 1971-84
Box 147
Visitors, 1984-95 (11)
Box 148
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), 1959-91 (8)
Box 149
FWCC - Asia-West Pacific Section, 1984-91 (2)
FWCC - Bali gathering, 1990-91
Fellowship of Healing, 1974-91 (3)
Press cuttings, 1985-91 (3)
Box 150
Round the World Quaker letters, c. late 1950s
IndoChina Lobby, 1991
IndoChina seminars, 1985-87
Quaker United Nations Office, 1986-93 (5)
Salamanca Gay Law Reform, 1988-89
The Australian Friends’ Newsletter, 1986-93 (1/8)
Boxes 151-152
The Australian Friends’ Newsletter, 1986-93 (2-7/8)
Box 153
Secretary's Newsletter, 1986-93 (8/8)
Archives, 1971-84
Affirmations, 1992-93
Carr Street office, 1986-90
Correspondence relating to the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, 1986-88
Box 154
Ethical investments, 1986-91 (2)
Finance (Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society [EDCS] & Sales Tax), 1975-86 (2)
Incorporation, 1976-88 (2)
Insurance, 1974-90
Workers' compensation, 1987-89
Yearly Meeting: Secretary’s Advisory Committee, 1987-89
Box 155
Yearly Meeting: Treasurer, 1985-92 (4)
Yearly Meeting: Office 1989-92 (2)
Yearly Meeting: Accounts, 1986-87
Receipts, statements, etc., 1986-87
Young Friends, 1985-93 (3)
Box 156
QSRE Bulletin [Quaker Social Responsibility & Education], 1988-93
Human relationships, 1959-83
Advices and queries, 1983-86
Book of meetings, 1986-88
Handbook controversy, 1982-85
Handbook revision, 1989-93 (3)
Box 157
List of members, 1979-93 (3)
Nominations: Yearly Meeting Committees, 1986-91 (2)
Box 158
Membership of Yearly Meeting Committees, 1988
Right holding of Yearly Meeting, 1985-86
Statement of membership, 1985-93
Statements on behalf of Yearly Meeting, 1988-94 (2)
Organisation in Society of Friends, 1971-86
Box 159
BEM - Australian Council of Churches responses to Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry paper, 1984-90
Australian Council of Churches, 1985-93 (1-4/9)
Box 160
Australian Council of Churches, 1985-93 (5-9/9)
Membership of Australian Council of Churches, 1991-92
Heads of Churches, 1986-89
Australian Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission, 1986-87
Australian Church Women, 1986-91
Women’s concerns, 1983-86
Churches Working Group on AIDS, 1991
Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1989-90
Churches Advisory Group on Land Rights, 1991
Box 161
Australian Religious Press Association, 1986-88
Poverty, 1988-90
Resistance theology, 1985
General correspondence, 1986-93 (2)
Epistles, 1987-91 (5)
Box 162
Press releases, 1986-89
Quakers United in Publications (QUIP), 1984-89
Seekers Open Letter, 1976-84
Testimonies, 1991-93
Tapestry, 1985-93
Australia Wide Quaker Fellowship (AWQF), 1970-93 (1-5/9)
Box 163
Australia Wide Quaker Fellowship (AWQF), 1970-93 (6-9/9)
Zero population growth, 1991-93
Donald Groom Fellowship, 1972-93 (1-5/10)
Box 164
Donald Groom Fellowship, 1972-93 (6-10/10)
Extension, 1985-90
Box 165
Friends Book Supplements/M. Fell, 1986-93 (5)
Friends School, 1981-91 (1-2/4)
Box 166
Friends School, 1981-91 (3-4/4)
Isolated Friends, 1983-87
Kangaroo Valley, 1971-90
New Foundation Fellowship, 1986
Pregnancy support, 1992
Quaker Pilgrimage, 1993
Quaker Youth Exchange, 1988
Released Friends, 1984
Hobart Regional Meeting, 1985-93 (1-5/9)
Box 167
Hobart Regional Meeting, 1985-93 (6-9/9)
Perth Regional Meeting, 1984-93 (1-3/8)
Box 168
Perth Regional Meeting, 1984-93 (4-8/8)
Canberra Regional Meeting, 1986-93 (1-3/7)
Box 169
Canberra Regional Meeting, 1986-93 (4-7/7)
Queensland Regional Meeting, 1984-93 (1-3/10)
Box 170
Queensland Regional Meeting, 1984-93 (4-10/10)
South Australia Regional Meeting, 1985-93 (1-3/9)
Box 171
South Australia Regional Meeting, 1985-93 (4-9/9)

Addition 22 February 1999

Box 172
Agenda and minutes of Annual General Meeting, 9-15 January, 1999

Addition 21 April 1999

This instalment relates to the Asia West Pacific Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation. The records represent the international work, not the Australian work, of the Friends. They include correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, arrangements for Yearly Meetings, press releases, newsletters, financial records, journal articles, newspaper clippings and photographs. The records have been listed in the order received by file title, and cover the period 1964-97.

Box 172
Archival – Asia West Pacific Section, 1970-96
Visit of Ham Sok Hon, 1967
Correspondence re formation of Asia West Pacific Section, 1976-85
Asia West Pacific Section minutes – official file, 1985-88
Friends World Committee for Consultation, Asia West Pacific Section Newsletter, 1970-97
Asia West Pacific Friends Newsletter, 1974-85
Financial records, 1986-90
Asia West Pacific Section - committee correspondence, 1987-89
Friends World Committee for Consultation - general correspondence, 1985-87
Directory lists, 1985-90
Box 173
Appointment of the first Yearly Meeting Secretary, and subsequent appointments, 1969-73
Applications for Secretary/Treasurer of Asia West Pacific Section, 1989-96
Membership: Young Friends, 1967
Yearly Meeting: Peace Committee, 1965-67
Yearly Meeting: Peace Committee, 1968-70
Yearly Meeting: conscription, 1964-72
Peace Committee: press releases and public statements, 1963
Vietnam projects QSCA, 1967-68
Peace Committee, 1966-70
Yearly Meeting: Secretary’s Advisory Committee, 1992-97
Yearly Meeting: Search Committee, 1997
Members/non members at Yearly Meeting, 1994
Proposed Friends’ Book Centre, n.d.
Box 174
Conferences and seminars - Friends World Committee for Consultation, Southeast Asia, 1969-70
Australia Yearly Meeting – Manila Conference, 1967
Background papers – Bali, 1970
Japan, 1986-90
India, 1996-97
South Korea, 1986-93
China, 1986-90
Bali (including photographs), 1990
Darwin, 1996
Miscellaneous loose correspondence (1965-94), and photographs from Tokyo (1982) and Delhi (1982)

Note: For boxes 175-186 see addition of 17 November 1994

Addition 28 May 1999

This instalment of records is from the archives of Richard G. Meredith, and relates to the Asia West Pacific Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation. They cover the period 1973-85.

Box 187
Asia West Pacific Section, pre 1983
Asia West Pacific Section, 1983
Asia West Pacific Section, 1984
Asia West Pacific Section, 1985

Addition 24 March 2000

This instalment of records is from the archives of Richard G. Meredith, and relates to the Asia West Pacific Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation.
The cover the period 1965-90

Box 187
Quaker Mission to Indonesia-Malaysia: news release, 1965
Quaker Mission to Indonesia-Malaysia: delegation, 1965
Quaker Mission to Indonesia-Malaysia: sundries, 1965
Quaker International Conference and Seminars Programme, Bali, 1970
Asia West Pacific Section: Regional Conference, 1978
Reports of visits by Richard Meredith, 1981-85
Asia West Pacific Section: Annual Reports, 1986-90
March 2000