MS 5816
Papers of Tom Uren



Summary

Creator:   Uren, Tom, 1921-
Title:  Papers of Tom Uren
Date range:    1970-1978
Reference number:  MS 5816
Extent:   19 m. (109 boxes)

Access

Part available for research (Series 1-6, 8-11), part not available for research (Series 7).

Provenance

This collection covers the period 1970‑78 and was transferred to the Library in a number of consignments between 1977 and 1979. Some of the consignments came directly from Tom Uren while the remainder came via Uren's Press Secretary, Clem Lloyd, who used the papers to write an adminsitrative history of the Department of Urban and Regional Development. 

Related Material

Further papers of Tom Uren are held at MS 6055.  The papers of Clem Lloyd are held at MS 8013.

Biographical Note

Tom Uren was born in Balmain, Sydney in 1921 and was educated at Manly High School. His career as a professional boxer was interupted by wartime service. He was a prisoner of the Japanese from 1942 to 1945, during which time he worked on the Burma-Siam Railway.

From 1958 to 1990 he was the ALP member for the House of Representatives seat of Reid, located in western Sydney. From 1973-75 he was the Minister for Urban and Regional Development, and from 1976 to 1977 he was Deputy Leader of the Opposition. In 1983 he became Minister for Territories and Local Governement, and from 1984 to 1987 he was Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services.

Throughout his Parliamentary career Tom Uren was an active member of the left wing of the ALP, maintaining opposition to the Vietnam War, conscription and nuclear testing. His chief political interests are urban affairs, the environment, veterans' affairs and security and intelligence.

Series List

Series 1:        ALP/Parliamentary, 1971-75                                     
Series 2:        Speeches, 1970-77                                              
Series 3:        Press releases, 1972-77                                        
Series 4:        Numbered subject files, 1973-75                                
Series 5         Articles, reports and papers relating to planning, development and the environment                                
Series 6         Regional reports and studies                                   
Series 7:        DURD briefing notes, minutes and Cabinet documents, 1973-75
Series 8:        Correspondence, 1972-75                                        
Series 9:        Papers re Defence and Foreign Affairs, 1970-75                 
Series 10:       Photographs                                                    
Series 11:       Deputy Leader of the Opposition, 1976-78                       

SERIES 1: ALP/PARLIAMENTARY, 1971-75

Includes: Electoral material; circulars; committee reports; minutes; press conference/television transcripts; correspondence; speeches; policy statements; VIP flights; car claims; and Parliamentary allowances.

BOX 1            1971-73                                                        
BOX 2            1974-75                                                        
BOX 3             Parliamentary questions and tabled documents                  

SERIES 2: SPEECHES, 1970-77

BOX 4            1970-73                                                        
BOX 5            1974                                                           
BOX 6            1973-75                                                        
BOXES 7-8        1976                                                           
BOXES 9-10       1977                                                           

SERIES 3: PRESS RELEASES, 1972-77

BOX 11           1972-75                                                        
BOX 12           1974                                                           
BOX 13           1974-75                                                        
BOX 14           1975                                                           
BOX 15           1976                                                           
BOX 16           1977                                                           

SERIES 4: NUMBERED SUBJECT FILES, 1972-75

Includes: minutes, correspondence, reports and policy documents

BOX 17

Administration and personnel
S.G. Litchfield minutes
Di Talty minutes
Harry Stein 
Urban policy meetings
Caucus committees
ALP Campaign Committee
ALP State Branches
BOX 18
ACTU land
Elections, 1974
Opposition
Australian Capital Territory
BOX 19
Area improvement programmes
Ministerial meetings
Botany Bay Project
Cities Commission
Animal Health Laboratory
Projects and programmes
Estimates, 1973/4
BOX 20
DURD Information Service
Environment - Black Mountain
Environment - Builders Labourers Federation
Dandenongs
Environment - General
Googong Dam
Molonglo Parkway
Lake Pedder
Port Phillip Bay
BOX 21
Housing (9 files)
Cable television
Paul Ritter
Club of Rome
Australian Council of Social Services
Total Environment Centre
Institute of Australian Geographers
Hunter Valley Research Foundation
Civic Design Society
Schools
Council of Planning Librarians
Information Centres
BOX 22
Urban Research Unit
State Land Commissions (5 files)
BOX 23
Land Commissions - South Australia and Tasmania
Land prices
Land tenure 
BOX 24
Legislation
Bicycle way
Local government (4 files)
NCDC (6 files)
Hunter Valley
NSW resident action
The Rocks
South Sydney
BOX 25
NSW - Open space
NSW - Newtown; Victoria Street; Waterloo; Wollongong
Government offices (7 files)
BOX 26
Organisations - Australian Council for the Arts
National Commission on Social Welfare
Poverty enquiry
Public Works Committee
Parliament House
Post Office - PMG
Queensland - Brisbane floods
Bundaberg
Coordinator General (+ 5 other files)
BOX 27
Ross River Dam
South Australia (2 files)
Tasmania (2 files)
Transport (7 files)
BOX 28
Victoria (14 files)
Urban water projects
BOX 29
Western Australia (7 files)
Western Sectors policy
Western Region Commission
BOX 30
Western Sector - Melbourne
Western Sector - Sydney (2 files)
Mount Druitt
Iron Triangle
Noarlungu
N.E.A.T.
Kurnell
Land prices - Sydney
Iwasaki - Yeppoon
Caucus briefing notes
La Trobe Valley
Cities Commission 
Coastlines
Financial corporations
Housing and construction
Blue Mountains
Nimbin
National Capital Development Commission
BOX 31
Forest Place
Warringah
Sewerage (7 files)
Refineries
Northern Territory
Population
Mainline Corporation
Habitat
Commonwealth/State relation
SERIES 5: ARTICLES, REPORTS AND PAPERS RE PLANNING, THE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

BOXES 32-40

Papers collected 1972-75 (unsorted)
BOX 41
Papers collected, 1976-77
SERIES 6: REGIONAL REPORTS AND STUDIES

BOX 42

General
Northern Territory
Tasmania
Western Australia
BOX 43
Queensland
BOX 44
South Australia (including Monarto)
Victorian country
BOX 45
Greater Melbourne
BOX 46
Country New South Wales 
BOXES 47-48
Greater Sydney
BOX 49
Canberra/A.C.T.
BOX 50
Australian Capital Territory
Albury/Wodonga
BOX 51
Various large format regional studies
BOX 52
Dossiers of regional information, 1974-75
BOX 53
Regional reports and studies, 1976-77
SERIES 7: DURD MINUTES, BRIEFING NOTES, CABINET DOCUMENTS ETC., 1973-75
(CLOSED under the Archives Act 1983; review 2006)

BOXES 54-72

Miscellaneous unsorted papers (including papers re Ministerial trips and visits)
BOX 73
Regional Ministerial Council Meetings
BOXES 74-77
National Estate
BOXES 78-79
Australian Capital Territory/National Capital Development Commission
BOX 80
Albury/Wodonga
Cities Commission
BOX 81
DURD structure and administration
Job applications, 1975
Royal visit, 1973
Report of Working Party on Regional Activities
Australian Heritage Commission minutes
Library Board of NSW
South Australian urban budget, 1974/5
Western Australian Urban Land Council, 1975
BOX 82
Housing
Building and construction
Defence Service Homes
Transport
Australian Land Commission
Land values
BOX 83
Roads and transport
Legislation committee, 10/4/73 and 13/5/75
Urban Caucus Committee
SERIES 8: CORRESPONDENCE, 1972-75

BOX 84           A-Bishop                                                       
BOX 85           Barnett-Byrne                                                  
BOX 86           Cadman-Connor                                                  
BOX 87           Cope-Dawkins                                                   
BOX 88           Devitt-E                                                       
BOX 89           F-Hayden                                                       
BOX 90           Hazelhurst-Johnson                                             
BOX 91           Jones-Landa                                                    
BOX 92           Landsdowne-Missen                                              
BOX 93           Mailer-Stephen                                                 
BOX 94           Stewart-Young                                                  
BOX 95           Whitlam                                                        
BOX 96           Whitlam                                                        
                 Grafton City Council                                           
                 Petitions, 1974                                                
                 Invitations, 1973-74                                           
                 Letters to newspapers                                          
                 Referred representations - Wheeldon/Stewart                    
                 Telegrams                                                      
                 Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet                       
                 Private and confidential, 1974-75                              
BOX 97           Letters re abortion, 1973                                      
                 Miscellaneous unsorted                                         
BOX 98           Miscellaneous unsorted                                         
BOX 99           Correspondence schedules                                       

SERIES 9: PAPERS RE DEFENCE, VIETNAM AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

BOX 100          Miscellaneous, 1970-75                                         

SERIES 10: PHOTOGRAPHS

BOX 100          Mostly of Uren with other politicians                          

SERIES 11: DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, 1976-78

BOX 101          Papers re ALP and policy formation                             
BOX 102          A.L.P.  Elections, 1976-78                                     
BOX 103          1977 election                                                  
BOX 104          Foreign affairs                                                
BOX 105          Defence, intelligence and security                             
                 Environment/Uranium                                            
BOX 106          Primary industries/rural policy                                
                 Urban and regional development                                 
BOX 107          Trade unions/Industrial relations                              
                 Welfare and unemployment                                       
                 Aborigines/Arukun                                              
                 Immigration                                                    
                 Education                                                      
                 Civil liberties                                                
BOX 108          Trade and industry                                             
                 Women                                                          
                 Arts                                                           
                 Public Service                                                 
                 Federalism                                                     
                 Canberra                                                       
                 Melbourne                                                      
                 Tasmania                                                       
BOX 109          Darwin                                                         
                 Sydney                                                         
                 1976 Northern trip                                             
                 Questions without notice                                       
                 Miscellaneous unsorted