Guide to the Papers of Gordon Bryant

MS 8256

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Gordon Bryant
Date Range
1917-1991
Collection Number
MS 8256
Extent
45.64 metres (326 boxes, 5 folio items)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn496691).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Gordon Bryant, National Library of Australia, MS 8256, [series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The Bryant Papers were received in two consignments. The first was transferred from the Victorian Regional Office of the National Archives of Australia in November 1991, in accordance with Mrs Bryant's wishes.

These papers had been deposited there in 1975. Just over half of them had been assigned the control number MP1803/1. The remainder had been registered into 31 individual record series and held under Commonwealth Record Series control numbers. Further papers at Mrs Bryant's home (in a garage) had been put into cartons by NAA staff in 1991 and brought to the National Archives of Australia on a temporary basis.

At the time of transfer to the National Library, NAA staff retained series or parts of series which related to periods when Gordon Bryant was Minister, as well as diaries from 1973 to 1975 and one notebook.

In 1992, papers relating to Bryant's post-parliamentary activities were transferred direct from Mrs Bryant's home to the Library. Amongst these cartons was material which had been packed from his office at La Trobe University's School of Economics and Commerce and returned to Mrs Bryant.

Arrangement

National Archives of Australia staff provided copies of their lists, marked to show which groups of papers had been retained. These original inventories, together with copies of biographical information on Bryant, are held in the lists cabinets in the Manuscript work area.

Because of its size, the Bryant collection was sorted and listed by a team of four Manuscript staff. Taking into account the fact that many of the original NAA boxes, although listed, were not sorted and that some of their contents had been removed by the National Archives of Australia as Commonwealth records, it was decided to amalgamate the boxes with the unprocessed cartons and sort the entire archive into 28 designated series. Descriptions from the NAA inventories have been incorporated into the final list where appropriate.

A large number of duplicates of leaflets, articles and reports, as well as publications, were culled during the sorting process. Items which were obviously readily available from the Library's printed collection (such as government publications) were discarded, while others were forwarded to the appropriate section of the Library for consideration.

Biographical Note

Gordon Munro Bryant was born on 3 August 1914 in Lismore, Victoria and obtained tertiary qualifications at Melbourne Teachers' College and the University of Melbourne. He taught in primary and secondary schools from 1935 to 1955.

In 1934 Bryant joined the Citizens' Military Force. During World War II he was on full-time duty with the CMF and AIF from December 1941 to October 1946. He served in the Army in Northern Australia, then went to Indonesia with the 7th Division as a member of the 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion AIF. Between 1954 and 1961 he held the rank of Captain Staff Officer in the CMF, after which he retired with the Efficiency Decoration. He continued to take an active interest in defence and ex-service affairs through the Naval and Military Club and the RSL. He was one of the first active opponents of Australia's participation in the Vietnam War and closely monitored the affairs of East Timor.

Bryant first stood for Parliament in 1951 for the seat of Deakin, and again in 1954 - both times unsuccessful. In 1955 he was elected to the House of Representatives for Wills, Victoria (ALP), a seat he held until 1980. He was appointed as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 19 December 1972 to 9 October 1973, then as Minister for the Capital Territory from 9 October 1973 to 11 November 1975. For a short time, from 9 October 1973 to 12 November 1973, he acted as Minister for Repatriation.

Among the numerous Parliamentary committees on which Bryant served were: Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Committee Enquiring into the Grievances of the People of Yirrkala, Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights, Committee on Environment and Conservation and the Committee on the New and Permanent Parliament House.

In 1964 Bryant was Deputy Leader of the Australian Delegation to the 53rd Annual Conference of the Interparliamentary Union, Copenhagen. He was a member of the Interparliamentary Union Council Meeting in Lucerne, 1964 and Canberra, 1966. As a member of the ALP, Bryant was the Party's first delegate to the Socialist International at Brussels in September 1964. In 1978 he was a delegate to the 33rd United Nations General Assembly.

Bryant's involvement in Aboriginal issues led him to become President of the Aborigines Advancement League in Victoria from its inception in 1957 to 1964, and Senior Vice-President of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement (later Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders) from 1957 to 1973. Among his chief concerns were the rights of Aborigines in Arnhem Land during mining development. The national campaign for the 1967 Referendum on Aboriginal powers was conducted from his office.

As well as being a member of the National Library Council from 1976 to 1980, Bryant had a lifelong interest in education from the days of his early teaching career. He was Chairman of the Northern Metropolitan Regional Board of TAFE and Associate Fellow of the La Trobe University. Other educational councils on which he served were the Newlands High School, the Batman Automotive College and the Pascoe Vale High School.

On 5 December 1942 Bryant married Patricia Jean Hilton Grant. They had two sons, Robin and Linton.

Bryant died in Melbourne on 14 January 1991, survived by his wife, sons and several grandchildren.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Family Correspondence and Papers, 1942-88

Principally correspondence exchanged between Gordon and Patricia Bryant and their children, especially including the frequent wartime correspondence of Gordon and Patricia Bryant (1942-45). Also genealogical research material and study material.

File 1. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, 1942-43 - Box 1

File 2. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, Feb-June 1944 - Box 1

File 3. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, July 1944 - Box 1

File 4. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, Aug 1944 - Box 1

File 5. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, Sept-Dec 1944 - Box 1

File 6. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, Jan-Feb 1945 - Box 1

File 7. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, Mar-Apr 1945 - Box 1

File 8. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, May 1945 - Box 1

File 9. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, June-Nov 1945 - Box 2

File 10. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, undated letters from Ingleburn, ca 1943 - Box 2

File 11. Gordon Bryant to Patricia Bryant, undated letters, ca 1943-45 - Box 2

File 12. Patricia Bryant to Gordon Bryant, 1942-44 - Box 2

File 13. Patricia Bryant, letters received, 1943-45 and W.E. Leach, letters to Linda, 1945 - Box 2

File 14. Personal correspondence, 1942, 1956, 1963-67 - Box 2

File 15. Personal correspondence, 1968-71 - Box 2

File 16. Personal correspondence, 1973-78 - Box 2

File 17. Back to Mittyack school jubilee, 1978 - Box 3

File 18. Personal correspondence, 1979-81 - Box 3

File 19. Personal correspondence, 1982-88 - Box 3

File 20. Personal correspondence, undated - Box 3

File 21. Genealogical research, 1965-88; includes Grampian's gold, prose and verse, by George S. Bryant (36 p.), n.d. - Box 3

File 22. Patricia Bryant née Grant: school certificates, 1932; history studies, 1972-76 - Box 3

File 23. Gordon Bryant: 'Political Institutions' (course notes), 1947 - Box 3

File 24-25. Miscellaneous family certificates and greeting cards - Box 3

Series 2. Political Correspondence and Related Papers

This series contains the bulk of general correspondence and other papers received and sent by Gordon Bryant in his capacity as Member for Wills and after his retirement.

This series contains groups of material organised in three main ways: by surname of constituent, by name of theMinistry or Department concerned, and by year. Groups of files arranged in A-Z sequence according to constituents' surnames extend from 1959 to 1980, the 1959-60 sequence having been reused in the years 1967-68. Files arranged according to the name of the Ministry or Department concerned appear from 1974 onwards. The large amount of material received in some disorder has been grouped in approximate chronological order by year, but not sorted into more precise date order.

A feature of this series is the large amount of correspondence with constituents about immigration matters, much of which is in special files arranged by surname, and ranging from 1963 to 1980. A smaller group of files contains correspondence on abortion in the period 1973-78.

Parts of this series previously constituted National Archives of Australia Series M2307.

File 1. City of Brunswick map, 1949 - Box 4

File 2. 1951-55 - Box 4

File 3-4. Personal file, 1956-60 - Box 4

File 5. Old cases and completed cases, 1956-59 - Box 4

File 6. Printed matter, 1954-56 - Box 4

File 7. 1957 - Box 4

File 8. 1958 - Box 4

File 9. 1959-62 - Box 5

File 10. A, 1959-60 - Box 5

File 11. B, 1959-60 - Box 5

File 12. ALP, affiliated unions, 1956-59 - Box 5

File 13. ALP Wills, Labor Women's Group, 1958-61 - Box 5

File 14. ALP, Young Labor Association, 1956-60 - Box 5

File 15. Brunswick, 1958-60 - Box 5

File 16. C, 1959-60 - Box 5

File 17. D, 1959-60 - Box 6

File 18. F, 1959-60 - Box 6

File 19. G, 1959-60 - Box 6

File 20. H, 1959-60, 1967-68 - Box 6

File 21. I, 1958 and J, 1957-59, 1967-68 - Box 6

File 22. K, 1959-60, 1967-68 - Box 6

File 23. L, 1959-60, 1967-68 - Box 6

File 24. M, 1958-60, 1967-68 - Box 6

File 25. Mc, 1959-60, 1967-68 - Box 7

File 26. N, 1958-60, 1966 and O, 1958-60 - Box 7

File 27. P, 1958-60, 1967 - Box 7

File 28. R, 1959, 1966-68 - Box 7

File 29. Suez crisis, 1956 - Box 7

File 30. S, 1958-60, 1968 - Box 7

File 31. T, 1959-60, 1967 - Box 7

File 32. U, 1967-68 and V, 1959 - Box 7

File 33. W, 1958-61, 1967-68 - Box 8

File 34. Z, 1960 - Box 8

File 35. 1960 - Box 8

File 36. A, 1960-67 - Box 8

File 37. B, 1961-68 - Box 8

File 38. C, 1961-67 - Box 8

File 39. D, 1961-65 - Box 8

File 40. E, 1961-65 - Box 8

File 41. F, 1961-65 - Box 9

File 42-43. G, 1961-65 - Box 9

File 44. H, 1961-65 - Box 9

File 45. H-J, 1961-67 - Box 9

File 46. K, 1960-64 - Box 9

File 47. K-L, 1962-67 - Box 9

File 48. M, 1962-65 - Box 9

File 49. Mc, 1961-65 - Box 10

File 50. Mills, 1965-66 - Box 10

File 51. N, 1961-66 - Box 10

File 52. O, 1961-66 - Box 10

File 53. P, 1962-66 - Box 10

File 54. R, 1960-64 - Box 10

File 55. R-S, 1961-67 - Box 10

File 56. T, 1961-66 - Box 10

File 57. U, 1964-67 - Box 11

File 58. W, 1961-66 - Box 11

File 59. A-Z, 1961 - Box 11

File 60. 1961 - Box 11

File 61-64. 1962 - Box 11

File 65. A-Z, 1962, A-Z, 1963 and A-Z, 1964 - Box 12

File 66-69. 1963 - Box 12

File 70-73. Alphabetical arrangement, partial sequence, 1963 - Box 12-13

File 74-76. Social services/immigration, 1963-65 - Box 13

File 77-82. A-Z, 1963 - Box 13-14

File 83-88. 1964 - Box 14

File 89-91. Overseas trip, 1964 - Box 15

File 92. Immigration, 1965 - Box 15

File 93-98. 1965 - Box 15-16

File 99-108. 1966 - Box 16

File 109-113. 1967 - Box 17-18

File 114. A-B, 1967-68 - Box 18

File 115. C-F, 1967-68 - Box 18

File 116-125. 1968 - Box 18-19

File 126. Overseas trip, 1968 and John Zarb case: church responses, 1968 - Box 19

File 127. National service, conscientious objection, conscription, 1968 - Box 19

File 128. A, 1969-70 - Box 19

File 129. B, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 130. C, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 131. D, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 132. E-F, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 133. G-H, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 134. J-L, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 135. M, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 136. Mc-N, 1969-70 - Box 20

File 137. O-R, 1969-70 - Box 21

File 138. S, 1969-70 - Box 21

File 139. T, W, 1969-70 - Box 21

File 140. 1966-69 - Box 21

File 141. Papua New Guinea, 1969 - Box 21

File 142-153. 1969 - Box 21-23

File 154-155. 1969-72 - Box 23

File 156-164. 1970 - Box 23-24

File 165. D, 1971 - Box 24

File 166. E, 1971 - Box 24

File 167. F, 1971 - Box 24

File 168. G, 1971 - Box 24

File 169. Joe Harper, 1971 - Box 25

File 170-171. H, 1971 - Box 25

File 172. I-J, 1971 - Box 25

File 173. K-L, 1971 - Box 25

File 174. M, 1971 - Box 25

File 175. N-O, 1971 - Box 25

File 176. P, 1971 - Box 25

File 177. R, 1971 - Box 26

File 178. S, 1971 - Box 26

File 179-180. T, 1971 - Box 26

File 181. U, 1971 - Box 26

File 182. V-W, 1971 - Box 26

File 183. W-Z, 1971 - Box 26

File 184-194. 1971 - Box 26-28

File 195. National Service Act, 1971-72 - Box 28

File 196. A, 1972 - Box 28

File 197. B, 1972 - Box 28

File 198. C, 1972 - Box 28

File 199. H-K, 1972 - Box 28

File 200. L-M, 1972 - Box 28

File 201. M, 1972 - Box 29

File 202. News cuttings, 1972 - Box 29

File 203. N-O, 1972 - Box 29

File 204. P, 1972 - Box 29

File 205. R, 1972 - Box 29

File 206. S, 1972 - Box 29

File 207-208. T-Z, 1972 - Box 29

File 209-217. 1972 - Box 30-31

File 218. Lower Plenty, 1972 - Box 31

File 219. Newlands High School, 1972-74 - Box 31

File 220. Pre-election file, 1972 - Box 31

File 221-222. A, 1973 - Box 31

File 223-225. B, 1973 - Box 31-32

File 226-231. C, 1973 - Box 32

File 232-233. D, 1973 - Box 32-33

File 234. E, 1973 - Box 33

File 235. F, 1973 - Box 33

File 236. G, 1973 - Box 33

File 237. H, 1973 - Box 33

File 238. I, 1973 - Box 33

File 239-241. 1973 - Box 33-34

File 242. Mrs Lily Pinkstone, 1973 - Box 34

File 243. Tom Roper: personal and electoral material, 1973 - Box 34

File 244. J.D. Forsyth, 1973, W. Herb Shaw, 1973 and Lohani Samsuzzaman, 1973 - Box 34

File 245-246. Survey of schools in Wills electorate, 1973 - Box 34

File 247. Abortion: form letters in support of Bill, Apr-May 1973 - Box 34

File 248-249. Abortion: letters replied to 17 Apr 1973 - Box 34-35

File 250. Abortion: letters replied to 30 Apr 1973 - Box 35

File 251. Abortion: letters replied to 1-3 May 1973 - Box 35

File 252. Abortion: letters replied to 4-8 May 1973 - Box 35

File 253. Abortion: letters replied to 8-15 May 1973 - Box 35

File 254. Abortion: letters replied to 21 May 1973 - Box 35

File 255. Abortion: letters from outside Wills, in favour of the Bill, 1973 and Abortion: letters not answered, 1973 - Box 35

File 256. Abortion: letters replied to 24-30 May 1973 - Box 35

File 257. Abortion: letters of thanks, 1973 and Abortion: second letters from correspondents, 1973 - Box 36

File 258. Abortion, 1972-74 - Box 36

File 259-261. 1973-75 - Box 36

File 262. B, 1973-74 - Box 36

File 263-265. C, 1973-74 - Box 36-37

File 266-267. D, 1973-74 - Box 37

File 268. E, 1973-74 - Box 37

File 269. F, 1973-74 - Box 37

File 270. G, 1973-74 - Box 37

File 271. H, 1973-74 - Box 37

File 272. I-K, 1973-74 - Box 37

File 273. L, 1973-74 - Box 38

File 274. M, 1973-74 - Box 38

File 275. Mc, 1973-74 - Box 38

File 276. N-O, 1973-74 - Box 38

File 277. P, 1973-74 - Box 38

File 278. Q-R, 1973-74 - Box 38

File 279-281. S (1-3), 1973-74 - Box 38-39

File 282. S (4), 1973-74, including John Sgro - Box 39

File 283-284. T, 1973-74 - Box 39

File 285. U-W, 1973-74 - Box 39

File 286. Y-Z, 1973-74, including Joseph Zarb - Box 39

File 287. E-H, 1973-74 - Box 39

File 288. I-K, 1973-74 - Box 39

File 289. L-M, 1973-74 - Box 40

File 290. N-W, 1973-74 - Box 40

File 291-296. 1974 - Box 40

File 297. Electorate handbook, c. 1974 - Box 41

File 298. A, 1974-75 - Box 41

File 299. B, Apr 1974-Apr 1975 - Box 41

File 300. B, 1975 - Box 41

File 301. C, 1974 - Box 41

File 302. C, 1975 - Box 41

File 303. D, 1974-75 - Box 41

File 304. E-F, 1974-75 - Box 41

File 305. G, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 306. H, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 307. I-J, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 308. K-L, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 309. M, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 310. M, 1975 - Box 42

File 311. N-O, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 312. P, 1974-75 - Box 42

File 313. Q-R, 1974-75 - Box 43

File 314. S, 1974-75 - Box 43

File 315. T, 1974-75 - Box 43

File 316. U-Z, 1974-75 - Box 43

File 317. Aboriginal Affairs, 1973 - Box 43

File 318. Attorney General, 1974-75 - Box 43

File 319. Attorney General, 1975 - Box 43

File 320. Baltic States, 1974 and Brunswick East, 1975 - Box 43

File 321. Capital Territory, 1975 - Box 44

File 322. Coburg Council, 1974-75 - Box 44

File 323. Compensation, 1975 - Box 44

File 323. Customs and Excise, 1975 - Box 44

File 324-325. Defence, 1974-76 - Box 44

File 326-328. Education, 1974-75 - Box 44

File 329. Environment and Conservation, 1973-75 - Box 45

File 330. Foreign Affairs, 1974-75 - Box 45

File 331. Health, 1974-75 - Box 45

File 332. Housing and Construction, 1974-75 - Box 45

File 333-341. Immigration, 1974-75 - Box 45-46

File 342-343. Labor, 1974-75 - Box 46

File 344. Media, 1974-75 and Manufacturing Industry, 1974-75 - Box 46

File 345. Minerals and Energy, 1974 and North West Regional Council for Social Development, 1974-75 - Box 47

File 346. Postmaster General, 1974-75 - Box 47

File 347. Prime Minister, 1974-75 - Box 47

File 348. Overseas Trade, 1974; PMG, 1974-75 (see Box 79, after file 597); Repatriation, 1974-75 (see Box 79, after file 597) and Science, 1974-75 - Box 47

File 349. Services and Property, 1974-75 - Box 47

File 350-352. Social Security, 1975. For Social Security 1973-75, see Box 79) - Box 47

File 353. Special Minister of State, 1975, Tourism and Recreation, 1975 and Urban and Regional Development, 1974-75 - Box 48

File 354. Brunswick Council, 1975-76 - Box 48

File 355-371. 1975 - Box 48-50

File 372. Family Law Bill, 1975 - Box 50

File 373. A, 1976-78 - Box 50

File 374. B, 1977-78 - Box 50

File 375. C, 1977-78 - Box 50

File 376. D, 1976-79 and E, 1978-79 - Box 50

File 377. F, 1976-78 and G, 1975-79 - Box 51

File 378. H, 1977-78, I, 1978 and K, 1977-78 - Box 51

File 379. L, 1977-78 and M, 1977-79 - Box 51

File 380. N, 1977-78 and P, 1976-78 - Box 51

File 381. R, 1976-78 - Box 51

File 382. S-T, 1976-78 - Box 51

File 383. V, 1976-78, W, 1977-78 and Y, 1976-77 - Box 51

File 384-395. 1976 - Box 51-53

File 396. Roneoed circulars to electors/ALP members, 1976-77 - Box 53

File 397-399. Immigration, 1976 - Box 53

File 400-413. 1977 - Box 53-55

File 414-417. Immigration, 1977 - Box 55-56

File 418-420. Abortion, 1977-78 - Box 56

File 421. Wills Citizen, 1977-79 - Box 56

File 422. Electorate handbook, c. 1977 - Box 56

File 423-425. Draft of a book by John Tomlinson (possibly Is band-aid social work enough?), sent to Bryant for the writing of a foreword, 1976 - Box 56-57

File 426. Australia Post/Telecom, 1976 - Box 57

File 427. Australia Post/Telecom, 1977-78 - Box 57

File 428. Business and Consumer Affairs, 1976-77 and Defence, 1977-78 - Box 57

File 429. Environment, Housing and Community Development, 1976-79 - Box 57

File 430. Foreign Affairs, 1976-77 - Box 57

File 431. Health, 1976-78 - Box 57

File 432. Immigration - Lebanese policy, 1977 - Box 57

File 433. Industry and Commerce, 1976-78 - Box 58

File 434. National Resources, 1975-77 - Box 58

File 435. Primary Industry, 1974-77 and Prime Minister's Department, 1977-78 - Box 58

File 436. Productivity, 1976-79 and Science, 1977 - Box 58

File 437-444. Social Security, 1976-79 - Box 58-59

File 445. Taxation, 1976-78 - Box 59

File 446. Third Party Insurance Premiums Advisory Committee, 1976-77 - Box 59

File 447-449. Timor, 1977-78 - Box 59-60

File 450. Transport, 1976-78 - Box 60

File 451. Veterans' Affairs, 1976 - Box 60

File 452. Veterans' Affairs, 1977 - Box 60

File 453. Veterans' Affairs, 1978 - Box 60

File 454. A, 1979 and B, 1975-80 - Box 60

File 455. C, 1978-79 - Box 60

File 456. D, 1979, E, 1978-79 and F, 1978-80 - Box 60

File 457. G, 1978, H, 1979 and I, 1978-79 - Box 61

File 458. J, 1980, L, 1979 and M, 1979 - Box 61

File 459. N, 1978-80, O, 1979-80 and Olympics, 1980 - Box 61

File 460. Overseas, 1979-80, P, 1979 and Parliamentary aspects, 1978-80 - Box 61

File 461. Politicians, 1978-79, Public authorities, 1979-80 and R, 1978-79 - Box 61

File 462. Retail tax, 1978 - Box 61

File 463. S, 1978-79 - Box 62

File 464. Trade and Resources, Transport, Treasury, 1978-79 - Box 62

File 465-475. Immigration, 1978-80 - Box 62-63

File 476-489. 1978 - Box 63-65

File 490. Education, 1978 - Box 65

File 491. Employment and Industrial Relations, 1978 - Box 65

File 492. A, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 493. B, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 494. C-D, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 495. E-F, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 496. G, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 497. H, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 498. I-K, 1979-80 - Box 66

File 499. L-Mc 1979-80 - Box 66

File 500. M, 1979-80 - Box 67

File 501. N-P, 1979-80 - Box 67

File 502. Q-T, 1979-80 - Box 67

File 503. U-Z, 1979-80 - Box 67

File 504. A, 1978-80 - Box 67

File 505. B, 1977-79 - Box 67

File 506. C, 1978-80 - Box 67

File 507. Visit to Israel, 1979 - Box 67

File 508. Flags, 1979-80 - Box 68

File 509. Electorate handbook, 1970s - Box 68

File 510-520. 1979 - Box 68-69

File 521-547. 1980 - Box 69-73

File 548-549. Macleod traffic, 1980 - Box 73

File 550-555. 1981 - Box 73-74

File 556-559. 1982 - Box 74

File 560-561. 1983 - Box 74

File 562-566. 1984 - Box 74-75

File 567-569. 1985 - Box 75

File 570. Victorian Citizenship Award nominations, 1985 - Box 75

File 571-582. 1986 - Box 76-77

File 583-584. 1984-85 - Box 77

File 585-590. 1987 - Box 77-78

File 591-592. 1988 - Box 78

File 593. 1989-90 - Box 78

File 594-597. John Sgro: Freedom of Information papers re citizenship applications, Feb 1990 - Box 78-79

File 598. PMG, 1974-75 - Box 79

File 599. Repatriation, 1975-75 - Box 79

File 600. Social Security, 1973-75 - Box 79

File 601. Miscellaneous political leaflets - Box 79

Series 3. Business Papers

This series contains material relating to Bryant's own business affairs. Files with specific headings appear first, followed by loose accounts and business documents arranged in rough chronological order.

Files [unnumbered]

File [unnumbered]. Greensborough Press, Deakin Place Pty Ltd, investments - Box 80

File [unnumbered]. Companies, properties, Coburg Citizen - Box 81

File [unnumbered]. Office - Box 82

File [unnumbered]. Receipts, general accounts 1956-71, tax, financial records, travel dockets, brochures from businesses and organisations - Box 83

File [unnumbered]. 1968-74 - Box 84

File [unnumbered]. 1972-83 - Box 85

File [unnumbered]. 1976-87 - Box 86

File [unnumbered]. 1984-86 - Box 87

File [unnumbered]. 1986-89; undated or hard to date, retirement, equipment warranties, business cards, miscellaneous - Box 88

Series 4. Diaries and Notebooks, 1957-74

The first part of this series consists of diaries maintained by the Hon. Gordon Bryant during his career as a member of the House of Representatives and a Federal Minister. They contain appointments concerning his official capacity, as well as those concerning work related and purely social engagements. Some of the diaries contain quite detailed entries for each day, with comments on inward and outgoing phone calls and various problems of constituents.

The notebooks and address books include some shorthand entries, names and telephone numbers, draft speeches, meeting notes, conference notes and figures. Loose notes have been placed in Series 5.

A file containing notes and notebooks c. 1973 was removed and retained by National Archives of Australia before the collection was transferred to the Library in 1991.

The piece numbers largely represent the numbers given to the items by National Archives of Australia.

Notebooks with dates (as far as they can be determined): many of these are marked as being kept at 'Parliament House, Canberra'. Pieces 40-52 were numbered by NAA staff 1-13.

Larger notebooks with dates: many of these are re-used diaries.

Item 1. Work diary, 1957 - Box 89

Item 2. Work diary, 1958 - Box 89

Item 3. Work diary, 1959 - Box 89

Item 4. Work diary, 1960 - Box 89

Item 5. Work diary, 1961 - Box 90

Item 6. Work diary, 1962 - Box 90

Item 7. Work diary, 1964 - Box 90

Item 8. Small diary, 1964 - Box 90

Item 9. Work diary, 1965 - Box 90

Item 10. Work diary, Jan-May 1966 - Box 91

Item 11. Work diary, May-Dec 1966 - Box 91

Item 12. Work diary, 1967 - Box 91

Item 13. Pat Bryant's diary - Box 91

Item 14. Work diary, 1968 - Box 91

Item 15. Small personal diary, 1968 - Box 91

Item 16. Work diary, 1968 - Box 91

Item 17. Work diary, 1969 - Box 92

Item 18. Work diary, 1970 - Box 92

Item 19. Work diary, 1971 - Box 92

Item 20. Work diary, 1972 - Box 92

Item 21. Work diary, 1975 - Box 92

Item 22. Work diary, 1976 - Box 92

Item 23. Work diary, 1977 - Box 92

Item 24. Work diary, 1978 - Box 93

Item 25. Work diary, 1979 - Box 93

Item 26. Work diary, 1980 - Box 93

Item 27. Work diary, 1985 - Box 93

Item 28. Work diary, 1986 - Box 93

Item 29. Work diary, 1987 - Box 93

Item 30. Work diary, 1988 - Box 94

Item 31. Work diary, 1989 - Box 94

Item 32. Work diary, 1990 - Box 94

Item 33. Work diary 1991 - Box 94

Item 34. Pat Bryant's China Tour diary, 24 Aug - 12 Sept [1970?] - Box 94

Item 35. 'Parliament House - Desk Journal No. 1, Caucus 1975-77' - Box 94

Item 36. 'Travelling journal', 1980-83 - Box 94

Item 37. 'Travelling journal No. 2', 1982-83 - Box 94

Item 38. 'Journal May 1985 - Nov. 1987'. Over 30 unused pages (5/1/89) - Box 94

Item 39. Records book, 1987 - Box 95

Item 40-41. Notebooks: 1955, 1961 - Box 95

Item 42-43. Notebooks: 1961, part 1962, 1965-66 - Box 95

Item 44-45. Notebooks: 1964, pre-1966 - Box 95

Item 46-47. Notebooks: Pre-1966, rough notes and figures, 1964-66 - Box 95

Item 48-49. Notebooks: 1966, 1968 - Box 95

Item 50-51. Notebooks: 1970, n.d. - Box 95

Item 52. Notebooks: Rough notes for a speech on education, 1962 - Box 95

Item 53. Notebooks: 1975 - Box 96

Item 54. Notebooks: 16/2/76 - 5/5/76 - Box 96

Item 55. Notebooks: 25/4/76 - 23/3/77 - Box 96

Item 56. Notebooks: 4/5/76 - 26/7/76 - Box 96

Item 57. Notebooks: 28/7/76 - 3/10/76 - Box 96

Item 58. Notebooks: 6/7/76 - 22/4/79 - Box 96

Item 59. Notebooks: 5/10/76 - 17/11/76 - Box 96

Item 60. Notebooks: 18/11/76 - 19/1/77 - Box 96

Item 61. Notebooks: 28/3/77 - 24/8/77 - Box 96

Item 62. Notebooks: 28/7/77 - 22/11/77 - Box 96

Item 63. Notebooks: 'Private House (?), notes only. Selection for Wills', 10/8/77 - 9/12/80 - Box 96

Item 64. Notebooks: 29/11/77 - 29/2/78 - Box 96

Item 65. Notebooks: 17/3/78 - 24/5/78 - Box 96

Item 66. Notebooks: 30/5/78 - 3/8/78 - Box 96

Item 67. Notebooks: 1/8/78 - 6/10/78 - Box 96

Item 68. Notebooks: 13/10/78 - 19/10/78 - Box 96

Item 69. Notebooks: 21/10/78 - 1/1/79 - Box 96

Item 70. Notebooks: 3/12/78 - 7/2/79 - Box 96

Item 71. Notebooks: 11/5/78 - 26/9/83 - Box 96

Item 72. Notebooks: 7/11/79 - 12/12/79 - Box 96

Item 73. Notebooks: 20/2/79 - Box 96

Item 74. Notebooks: 26/5/79 - 12/10/79 - Box 96

Item 75. Notebooks: 13/2/79 - 12/5/79 - Box 96

Item 76. Notebooks: 29/7/79 - 17/3/83 - Box 96

Item 77. Notebooks: 14/9/80 - 24/4/82 - Box 97

Item 78. Notebooks: 26/2/80 - 27/5/80 - Box 97

Item 79. Notebooks: 1/7/80 - 15/10/80 - Box 97

Item 80. Notebooks: 22/4/81 - 18/2/82 - Box 97

Item 81. Notebooks: 28/11/80 - 7/3/81 - Box 97

Item 82. Notebooks: 10/3/82 - 23/11/82 - Box 97

Item 83. Larger notebooks with dates: 21/11/76 - Box 97

Item 84. Larger notebooks with dates: 3/1/77 - Box 97

Item 85. Larger notebooks with dates: 1974 diary with various notes up to 1983 - Box 97

Item 86. Larger notebooks with dates: 14/4/77 - Box 97

Item 87. Larger notebooks with dates: January 1978 - Box 97

Item 88. Larger notebooks with dates: September 1978 - Box 98

Item 89. Larger notebooks with dates: August 1978 - Box 98

Item 90. Larger notebooks with dates: 'House journal 9/6/79' - Box 98

Item 91. Larger notebooks with dates: February 1979 - Box 98

Item 92. Larger notebooks with dates: 1/5/80 - Box 98

Item 93. Larger notebooks with dates: April 1980 - Box 99

Item 94. Larger notebooks with dates: 1978 - Box 99

Item 95. Larger notebooks with dates: 1988 - Box 99

Item 96-101. Assorted notebooks - Box 99-100

Item 102. Assorted notebooks: History Journal - Pat Bryant's notes on Chinese History (also used as a cutting book) - Box 100

Item 103. Assorted notebooks: Visitors' Book, 1973-79 - Box 100

Item 104-106. Assorted notebooks - Box 100

Item 107. Assorted notebooks: Notebook ALP Education Committee, n.d. - Box 100

Item 108. Assorted notebooks: Field message and notebook (WW2), later used for other notes - Box 100

Item 109-115. Assorted notebooks - Box 100

Item 18-122. Assorted notebooks: Address books - Box 101

Item 123. Assorted notebooks: 'Public Accounts Committee, 3/10/76' - Box 101

Item 124. Assorted notebooks: 'Parliament House Education Committee, 2/8/78' - Box 101

Series 5. Loose Notes

Notebooks have been placed in Series 4, while whole drafts have been placed in Series 6. This series comprises mostly fragments, pages taken from notepads, jottings on covers of files, telephone messages, loose diary notes 1954-57, travel itineraries and notes for a speech on education 1962. The notes are both handwritten and typed, and have been arranged in rough chronological order where dates can be discerned.

File [unnumbered]. 1952-56 - Box 102

File [unnumbered]. 1966, 1969, also notes for Industrial Committee 1976, and mixed dates or undated items - Box 103

File [unnumbered]. Mixed dates and undated - Box 104

Series 6. Articles, Speeches, Writings, 1959-83

This series includes such things as talks, speeches and speech notes, broadcasts, transcripts of interviews, seminar papers, articles, reports, letters to newspaper editors, open letters, book reviews, discussion papers, press releases and statements. Bryant's broadcasts on the 3KZ Labor Hour are represented in the series.

As a general rule, talks, articles and writings by Bryant are placed first, followed by talks, articles and writings by others. There is a good deal of overlap of categories within this series and with other series. Items on specific subjects appear in series such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Matters, ALP, and General Parliamentary Papers. Press releases by other Ministers are in the latter series. Published and unpublished items by Bryant have been kept together in Series 6, while published items by other people are usually in Series 25 - Press Clippings and Printed Material. The descriptions of the box contents are grouped according to file and only some of the more notable items are highlighted.

Subseries [unnumbered]. Talks by Bryant

File [unnumbered]. 1959-63 - Box 105

Includes reprint of Bryant's speech on the Repatriation Bill (1959), ALP policy on New Guinea (1963)

File [unnumbered]. 1964-65 - Box 105

Includes Bryant's speech at IPU, Copenhagen, 1964

File [unnumbered]. 1966-67 - Box 105

Includes statement of declaration of the poll for Wills (1966), 'Vietnam - the withdrawal of troops' (1966), 3KZ broadcast on the National Library of Australia (1967)

File [unnumbered]. 1968-69 - Box 105

Includes 'The Australian spirit' (1968)

File [unnumbered]. 1970-71 - Box 105

Includes 'Education 1970', 'The Australian troops in Vietnam - Vietnam is big enough to look after itself' (1970), 'Prescribing the limits of nationalism' (National Anti-War Conference, 1971) (1971), 'National service' (1970), 'The war in Vietnam' (1972), TDT, talk on the PSA interview (taped in office, 1973), address on National Aborigines Day (1973), Armistice Day 1975 'What else could the Governor-General have done?', 'Treatment or punishment' (Public seminar on the Future of Corrective Services in the ACT, Bryant as Minister for the ACT, 1975), 'The back-bencher and his role in Government' (1976), letter to Governor-General Kerr plus 'The Yarralumla Coup D'état' (speaker's notes, 1976), Anzac Day ceremonies (1977-80), Speech to Labor Women's Conference (1978), Speech on May Day at Mount Isa (1978), transcripts of visit to Rhodesia as observer for Rhodesian elections (1979), interview with David Goss with reference to the UN (1979), 'Ted Peters - an appreciation' (1980), 'The Olympic Games' (1980), 'Can Australia be Independent' (1984), recorded reminiscences (1985), defence statement (n.d.), 'Aboriginal society under Labor' (n.d.)

Subseries [unnumbered]. Articles by Bryant

File [unnumbered]. Budget transcript (1956) - Box 106
File [unnumbered]. 1962-68 - Box 106

Includes 'Why we earn more than we get: the work of a federal member' (1962), 'Defence policy' (article for Fabian Society, 1962), Report on Yirrkala Northern Territory and bauxite deposit leases (1963), 'The work of a Federal Minister' (1965), 'The threat to the legal profession in South Africa' (1965), 'Parliament and the expert' (1968)

File [unnumbered]. 1972 - Box 106

Includes 'Parliamentary responsibility and the role of the Minister' (Australian Quarterly, 1972), 'The Citizen Forces - some notes and thoughts' (1972)

File [unnumbered]. 1976 - Box 106

Includes 'The backbencher and his role in government' (1974-75-76), 'The Torres Strait Islands' (to The Age, 1976), 'The Douglas Wilkie article in the Sunday Press' (1976), 'The Australian economy - a critique of the government's economic theories' (1976), 'The Torres Strait border issue: consolidation, conflict or compromise' (1976)

File [unnumbered]. 1978 - Box 106

Includes 'The Westminster system, republicanism, etc.' (1978), 'The government of Canberra' (1978), report on visit to the New Hebrides (1978)

File [unnumbered]. 1979-84 - Box 107

Includes 'On the road to government' (1979), 'The Labor Government, 1972-75: a survey' (1979), notes in support of writs against The Age and The Australian (1979), 'A call to all people loyal to the Australian spirit to support our Olympians' (1980), 'Public Enterprise in Australia' (1980), 'The Dismissal: an alternative view to Don Markwell's article - why Whitlam was to blame' (1984). 'The Senate and Justice Murphy' (1984), undated or hard to date articles.

File [unnumbered]. Undated or hard to date articles (continued); drafts and source material for Bryant's unpublished book 'By Honour Bound: Defending Australia' - Box 108

Subseries [unnumbered]. Talks by Others

File [unnumbered]. Talks by others - Box 109

Includes speech by Tom Uren in launching Professor Ted Wheelwright's collection of essays 'Capitalism, socialism or barbarism?: the Australian predicament' (1979), comments by Anthony Clunies-Ross on the IAC Report (n.d.), 'The relation between education and the requirement of an industrial society' (Ian Spicer, ANZAAS, 1977), interview given by PM John Gorton on Four Corners, 1969, '1929 and all that' (J.O. Stone, Shann Memorial Lecture, 1984), 'Health: a national responsibility - the Labor view point' (Minister for Health's speech, University of WA Summer School, 1974), 'Nuclear weapons and ANZUS' (David Lange, PM of NZ, 1985), 'Western capitalism: its sequential development' (W.N. Parker, 1983), interview with Professor Sir Gustav Nossal on Monday Conference (1977), Loan Bill 1968, (Second reading speech by William McMahon), 'Coping with the economy: a political legacy' (Justice Michael Kirby, National Press Club, 1987), speech by Tom Uren to the Australian Council of Local Government Associations (1978), address by PM Malcolm Fraser to Special Session of UN General Assembly devoted to disarmament (1978), Monday Conference interview with Don Chipp (1977), 'Some thoughts on developments in the international trading system - an Australian perspective' (R.V. Garland, 1978), speech by Bill Hayden to Tasmanian Branch of ALP in 1978, 'Democratic Socialism and the ALP' (Ken Fry, Young Labor Conference, n.d.), speech by Whitlam on rural and regional Australia, 1977

Subseries [unnumbered]. Writings by others

File [unnumbered]. Writings by others - Box 109

Includes 'Agony in the Pacific' by Lambert Wilson, 1969

File [unnumbered]. Writings by others - Box 110

Includes 'Attitudes to women executives in Australian business: an opinion probe (John P. Young and Associates 1973), 'Nixon, Congress and the Moratorium' (Malcolm Saunders 1974), 'Recent developments in secondary industry' (Department of Secondary Industry 1974), 'Infrastructure requirements for a self-reliant defence policy' (Brigadier P.J. Grenville 1974), 'The consequences of Australian uranium (A.L. Moore 1977), statement by Tom Uren, Deputy Leader of the Opposition 1977, 'The efficacy of US military and economic sanctions against Israel (Mara Moustafine 1977), 'Australia, Japan and the Western Pacific Economic Relation, 1976-77: an overview' (n.d.), 'United States sanctions against Israel (Stephen Rosen and Mara Moustafine 1977)

File [unnumbered]. Writings by others - Box 111

Includes 'The human rights issue in Australia's region (n.a., n.d.), 'Submission to Federal Party Representatives concerning the endless and unwarranted attacks on cheese imports' (1979), 'Some aspects of the European information industry (H. Zwillenberg, 1980), 'A party in disarray: Victorian Labor after the split, 1955-66' (Lyle Allan, masters thesis, 1980), 'Ethnic politics in the ALP' (Lyle Allen, 1982), 'A 1983 perspective of an accountability in government administration in Victoria' (F. Belli, 1983), 'Europe since 1870: a bird's eye view' (W.N. Parker, 1983), 'Workers' cooperatives and job creation' (Adam Ashforth, 1983), 'The angry children of Malcolm X' (Julius Lester, n.d.), Research assignment on migrant grievances in Australian society by John Urquhart (n.d.), 'Cost of labour: is it uncompetitive?' (John de Petro, n.d.), 'Question Time performance and leadership style: a study of Whitlam and Fraser (David Brereton and James Walter, n.d.)

Series 7. Elections

In his long parliamentary career Bryant was an active campaigner in elections at Federal, State and local levels. Included in this series are papers relating to his unsuccessful campaign for the State seat of Deakin in 1954, as well as material concerning his election to the Federal Seat of Wills in the following year. Bryant contested and held Wills in a further nine elections until his retirement in 1980, the only member of the Whitlam Ministry to retain his seat after the election of December 1975. Also filed in this series are election results, ALP campaign literature and posters, voting forms and electorate briefs spanning the length of his period in parliament.

Subseries i. General Election Information

File [unnumbered]. General election information, 1961-69 - Box 112
File [unnumbered]. Voting statistics, 1910, 1929, 1955-68 - Box 112
File [unnumbered]. DLP preference distribution, 1958-69 - Box 112
File [unnumbered]. Examples of the use of the word 'Labor' in election material, 1954, 1969, 1975 - Box 112
File [unnumbered]. Notes for future Federal elections, c. 1978 - Box 112
File [unnumbered]. Undated election material and ALP broadsheets - Box 112

Subseries ii. Federal Elections

File [unnumbered]. Industrial Herald, 1924, 1925, 1928 1954 Deakin campaign literature 1949, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1964 campaign literature Wills election results, 1958-61 - Box 113
File [unnumbered]. 1966 campaign literature - Box 114
File [unnumbered]. 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972 campaign literature - Box 115
File [unnumbered]. 1972, 1974 campaign literature - Box 116
File [unnumbered]. 1974 campaign literature - Box 117
File [unnumbered]. 1975 campaign literature - Box 118-9
File [unnumbered]. 1975 campaign literature and electorate briefs - Box 120
File [unnumbered]. 1975 electorate briefs - Box 121
File [unnumbered]. 1977 campaign literature - Box 121
File [unnumbered]. 1977 campaign literature - Box 122
File [unnumbered]. 1978-87 campaign literature - Box 123

Subseries iii. State and Municipal Elections

File [unnumbered]. Victoria: campaign literature, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976 and 1965 by-election - Box 124
File [unnumbered]. Victoria: campaign literature, 1982-89 - Box 125
File [unnumbered]. Northern Territory: campaign literature, 1980 - Box 125
File [unnumbered]. Queensland: campaign literature, c. 1960? (Ithaca), 1986 - Box 125
File [unnumbered]. Melbourne municipal elections, 1956-86 - Box 126

Series 8. Australian Labor Party

A member of the Australian Labor Party for almost 40 years, Bryant was active in a variety of areas of the Party hierarchy, as a local and State branch official, conference delegate, member of the Federal Caucus and Minister during the Whitlam Government. He served on numerous Party committees, including the Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee of which he was Chairman, and was Secretary of the Education Committee for 14 years until 1972.

In this series are filed Federal and State Party rules, Caucus minutes, committee papers and conference notes, as well as papers relating to the Labour Party (Great Britain) and the Victorian Fabian Society. Also documented is Bryant's participation in the ALP at a local level, through his involvement in the Wills Federal Electorate Assembly and the Brunswick, Coburg, Greensborough and Viewbank-Yallambie Branches, of which he was at various times a member.

Subseries i. Federal Parliamentary Labor Party

File [unnumbered]. Rules and standing orders - Box 127
File [unnumbered]. Address lists - Box 127
File [unnumbered]. Leadership question - Box 127
File [unnumbered]. Events of 11 November 1975 - Box 127
File [unnumbered]. Caucus minutes, 1974-80 - Box 127
File [unnumbered]. Caucus minutes, 1974-80 - Box 128
File [unnumbered]. Caucus notes and circulars - Box 128
File [unnumbered]. General notes, correspondence, circulars, 1965-87 - Box 128
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: General papers - Box 129
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Ad-Hoc Committee on Budget Expenditures - Box 129
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Arts and Media Committee - Box 129
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Australasian Study of Parliament Group (see also Box 215) - Box 129
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Communications Committee - Box 130
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: East Timor Support Group - Box 130
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Economics and Trade Committee - Box 130
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Education and Science Committee - Box 130
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Education and Science Committee - Box 131
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Education and Science Committee - Box 132
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee - Box 132
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Task Force on Government Administration Committee - Box 132
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Health and Welfare Committee and Aboriginal Affairs Subcommittee - Box 133
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Industrial Relations Committee - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Committee of Inquiry - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: National Platform Sub-Committee - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Organising Committee - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Parliamentary Reform Committee - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Peace and Justice Committee - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Public Office Selection Committee - Box 134
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Resources and Rural Committee - Box 135
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Standing Orders Committee - Box 135
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Structures Group - Box 135
File [unnumbered]. Caucus Committees: Other Committees - Box 135
File [unnumbered]. Policy documents: 1954-88 - Box 135
File [unnumbered]. Policy documents: 1954-88 - Box 136
File [unnumbered]. Policy documents: 1954-88 and undated - Box 137
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: Annual Conferences pre 1960, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1975 - Box 138
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: Annual Conference, 1977 - Box 139
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: 32nd Biennial Conference, 1977 - Box 139
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: 33rd Biennial Conference, 1979 - Box 139
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: 34th Biennial Conference, 1981 - Box 139
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: Other conference papers - Box 139
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: Federal Anniversary Seminar, 1976 - Box 139
File [unnumbered]. Federal Conferences: General ALP seminars - Box 139

Subseries ii. Australian Labor Party, Victorian Branch

File [unnumbered]. Platform, rules, members' handbooks - Box 140
File [unnumbered]. State Council and Executive minutes of meetings, 1971 - Box 140
File [unnumbered]. State Council and Executive general notes and correspondence - Box 140
File [unnumbered]. Policy documents - Box 140
File [unnumbered]. Membership lists - Box 141
File [unnumbered]. State Secretary's Newsletter, 1975-80 - Box 141
File [unnumbered]. General correspondence and circulars - Box 141
File [unnumbered]. General correspondence and circulars - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Aboriginals Policy Committee - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Basic Organisational Committee - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Disputes Committee - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Electoral Standing Committee - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Foreign Affairs Committee - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Committee of Inquiry Into Third Party Insurance - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: Public Office Selection Committee - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. Committees: General Committee papers - Box 142
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970 - Box 143
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: 1970, 1971, 1973-74, 1975, 1976 - Box 144
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 - Box 145
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: 1980, 1982 - Box 146
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: Special State Conferences - Box 146
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: Regional Conferences - Box 146
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: Women's Central Organising Committee Conference, 1956 - Box 146
File [unnumbered]. State Conferences: General seminars - Box 146
File [unnumbered]. Federal Electorate Assemblies: General Assembly papers - Box 147
File [unnumbered]. Federal Electorate Assemblies: Lists of FEA delegates to State Conference - Box 147
File [unnumbered]. Federal Electorate Assemblies: Diamond Valley FEA - Box 147
File [unnumbered]. Federal Electorate Assemblies: Jaga Jaga FEA - Box 147
File [unnumbered]. Federal Electorate Assemblies: Wills FEA - Box 148
File [unnumbered]. State Electorate Councils: Coburg State Electorate Council - Box 149
File [unnumbered]. State Electorate Councils: Evelyn State Electorate Council - Box 149
File [unnumbered]. State Electorate Councils: Ivanhoe State Campaign Council - Box 149
File [unnumbered]. State Electorate Councils: Southern Province Campaign Council - Box 149

Subseries iii. Australian Labor Party, Victorian Branch

File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Wills general ALP correspondence and circulars - Box 149
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Wills general ALP correspondence and circulars - Box 150
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Greensborough Branch - Box 150
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Brunswick Branch - Box 151
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Coburg Branch and papers relating to the Coburg Citizen - Box 151
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: East Warburton Branch - Box 151
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Viewbank-Yallambie Branch - Box 151
File [unnumbered]. Local area records: Other local area records - Box 152

Subseries iv. Other ALP Affiliated Organisations

File [unnumbered]. Wills Young Labor - Box 152
File [unnumbered]. Victorian Young Labor - Box 152
File [unnumbered]. Other States Young Labor - Box 152
File [unnumbered]. Other State and Territories ALP (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA) - Box 152
File [unnumbered]. ALP-union relations - Box 152
File [unnumbered]. Victorian Fabian Society - Box 153
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous issues of Socialist international - Box 153
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous issues of other socialist journals, newsletters - Box 153
File [unnumbered]. General notes and leaflets relating to socialism - Box 153
File [unnumbered]. Asia Pacific Socialist Organisation Conference, Sydney, 1981 - Box 153
File [unnumbered]. Labour Party (Great Britain) - Box 154
Item [unnumbered]. Labour Party (Great Britain) Conference, 1979: newspaper cuttings - Folio [unnumbered]

Subseries v. Journals and Newspapers

File [unnumbered]. Papers relating to publication of the Wills Citizen - Box 154
File [unnumbered]. Talking Points - Box 154
File [unnumbered]. Labor Star - Box 154
File [unnumbered]. Fact - Box 154
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous titles - Box 154

Series 9. National Library of Australia

Bryant was twice elected as the Parliamentary Representative on the Council of the National Library of Australia, from February 1964-April 1973 and again from March 1976 until his retirement in 1980.

File 1. National Library of Australia: Council and general correspondence, 1968-83 - Box 155

File 2. National Library Council: minutes, 1965-66, 1969 - Box 155

File 3. National Library Council: minutes, 1969 - Box 155

File 4. National Library Council: minutes, 1977-79 - Box 155

File 5. National Library Council: general notes and papers - Box 155

File 6. National Library Council: general notes and papers - Box 155

File 7. National Library Advisory Committee in the Social Sciences: minutes and notes, 1975-78 - Box 155

File 8. National Library Advisory Committee in the Social Sciences: minutes and notes, 1979-81 - Box 155

File 9. National Library of Australia: general policy documents, circulars, invitations - Box 156

File 10-11. A.P. Fleming, Director-General: transcript of recorded notes on overseas study tour, 1972 - Box 156

File 12. General notes and papers regarding the Library Association of Australia and other library related matters - Box 156

Series 10. Parliamentary Committees

Over the course of his long political career Bryant served on many parliamentary committees. These included the House of Representatives Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs, 1976-77 and Environment and Conservation, 1976-77, and the House of Representatives Select Committee on Greivances of the Yirrkala Aborigines, 1963. Twice nominated to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs (later Foreign Affairs and Defence), Bryant was a member between 1970-72 and 1976-80.

Filed in this series are various minutes, correspondence, submissions to, and reports of, some of the parliamentary committees to which Bryant was elected.

Bryant's membership of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library in the periods 1956-72 and 1976-80 is documented in Series 14. Papers relating to his committee work for the Australian Labor Party can be found in Series 8.

File [unnumbered]. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs - Box 157

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade: minutes and correspondence, member lists, papers relating to dual nationality, draft report on the Middle East Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Subcommittee on Indochina - Box 158

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Subcommittee on Indochina - Box 159

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Subcommittee on Defence Matters - Box 160-64

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. South-Africa Subcommittee - Box 165

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Subcommittee on Territorial Boundaries - Box 165

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Subcommittee on Industrial Support for Defence Needs and Allied Matters - Box 165

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Subcommittee on Industrial Support for Defence Needs and Allied Matters - Box 166

File [unnumbered]. Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts - Box 167

File [unnumbered]. Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters - Box 167

File [unnumbered]. Standing Committee on Environment and Conservation - Box 167

File [unnumbered]. Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs - Box 167

File [unnumbered]. Legislation Committee - Box 167

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Pecuniary Interests of Members of Parliament - Box 167

File [unnumbered]. Joint Printing Committee - Box 168

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee of Public Accounts - Box 168

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee for Public Works - Box 168

File [unnumbered]. Joint Committee on Publications - Box 168

File [unnumbered]. Standing Orders Committee - Box 168

Series 11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Matters

The core of this series is Bryant's period as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (1972-73), much of which is documented in the papers held by the National Archives of Australia, but his involvemernt with indigenous issues extended beyond that portfolio. He was President of the Aborigines Advancement League, Victoria, from 1957 to 1964, and Senior Vice-President of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement (later FCAATSI) from 1957 to 1973. He was also a member of the [Parliamentary] Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and of the Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights.

The following bodies or issues are represented in the various parts of this large series:

Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement (founded 1957) and its successor Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI).

National Aboriginal Consultative Committee (independent body which followed FCAATSI in 1973).

Council for Aboriginal Rights, Victoria.

House of Representatives Committee on Aboriginal Affairs.

Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Subcommittee on Aboriginal Affairs and ALP Caucus Welfare Committee.

Aboriginal Loans Commission.

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Inc.).

Aboriginal Development Commission Bill, 1979.

Aboriginal Land Fund Bill, 1974.

Family Law Bill.

Aboriginal Embassy.

Land Rights.

Abschol.

Aboriginal Child Care Agency.

Mapoon and Yirrkala missions.

Rainbow Alliance.

Subseries i. Aborigines Advancement League

File [unnumbered]. Minutes, correspondence, notes, 1958-61, 1962-63, including material relating to the Aboriginal Girls' Hostel - Box 169
File [unnumbered]. Minutes, correspondence, notes, 1962-63, 1963-64 - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. Financial papers: payment advice, 1967; receipt books, 1971-72; refund of subscriptions to Smoke Signals, 1973; postal order receipts, 1973 - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. Bank books: Aboriginal rights referendum account, 1967; Smoke Signals distribution account, 1972-73 - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. General notes and correspondence, 1968-76 - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. Aborigines Advancement League Flats: building plans, 1963 - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. Aborigines Advancement League Hostels' Appeal papers - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. Aborigines Advancement League: submission by Bryant concerning - Box 170
File [unnumbered]. AAL administration, 1964 - Box 170

Subseries ii. Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) 1964-75

This sub-series contains reports, newsletters, campaign material and some newspaper cuttings collected by Bryant during and after his term as Senior President of FCAATSI, 1961-67.

The material includes completed membership forms, printed reports of several of the Council's annual conference, reference papers concerning Aboriginal welfare, housing, education and land rights, and several copies of the FCAATSI newsletter Rights and advancement. Also campaign material produced by the Council for the 1967 Referendum campaign for Aboriginal rights.

Also included are some plastic "Vote Yes" buttons and cardboard pin-on tags for the referendum campaign and newspaper cuttings pasted onto backing sheets.

File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Revised constitution, 1975 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Background papers on role and history of FCAATSI, 1972 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Paper and correspondence relating to FCAATSI revival, 1987, 1989 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Member list and lists of affiliated organisations, c. 1972 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Associate member forms, 1967 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Minutes and related correspondence, 1960, 1963, 1965-69, 1971-72 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Financial statements and correspondence, 1959-60 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence relating to the 1963 Annual General Meeting - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. General correspondence, 1965-69, 1971- 72 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Correspondence with Joe McGuinness, FCAATSI Federal - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. President, 1972 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Correspondence with the Minister for the Interior, 1972 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Correspondence with the Minister for the Environment, Arts and - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Aborigines, 1972 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: Correspondence with Federal and State Departments, 1972 - Box 171
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: General correspondence and notes, 1964-66, 1968, 1972 - Box 172
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence and notes: File of Stan Davey, FCAATSI Federal Secretary, 1965 - Box 172
File [unnumbered]. Annual Conferences: Annual Conference, 1965-68, 1971 - Box 173
File [unnumbered]. Annual Conferences: Annual Conference, 1972: letters regarding donations of goods, services, financial support; general and embassy correspondence; letters from Members and Senators; press arrangements; notices and cuttings; agenda, resolutions and report - Box 173
File [unnumbered]. Annual Conferences: Annual Conference, 1973-75 - Box 173
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: General reports and statements, 1958-71, including 1958 signed petition requesting changes to Sections 51 and 127 of the Constitution - Box 174
Item . Petition form, Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement, 11 August 1958.
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File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Report of Federal Council, 1966 - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Paper by Bryant about FCAATSI organisation, 1967 - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Health reports, ca. 1972 - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: ALP speaker's notes on Aboriginal matters, 1972 - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: ABSCHOL - Box 174
Item . Leaflet, 'Don't blame your aboriginal councillors' Department of Aboriginal and Island Affairs.
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Item . Poster 'Advance Australia where? Aboriginal embassy at Canberra, 1972'. National Aborigines Day Observance Committee (NADOC).
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Item . Poster, 'The Act'.
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File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Pamphlets pertaining to the Aboriginal Embassy - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Notes relating to compensation over oil spillage in the Torres Strait - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Education - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Employment conditions in Victoria - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Finance - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Housing - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. General and subject files: Squatters, Western Australia - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. Printed material: Newsletters and bulletins, 1965, 1966 - Box 174
Item . Pamphlet 'Rights and advancement: The struggle for equal wages goes on', October 1966.
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File [unnumbered]. Printed material: Pamphlets, 1970 - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. Printed material: Press releases, 1972, 1976 - Box 174
File [unnumbered]. 1967 Referendum: Campaign notes and correspondence, donation lists, circulars, badges, newspaper cuttings documenting the Referendum - Box 175
Item . Press cutting 'Aboriginal leader in equality plea' The Sun, 19/5/67 p.13.
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Item . Press cutting 'Young supporter on the job', The Sun [The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, Vic.)], 27/5/67.
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Item . Press cutting 'Govt. has no plans yet for laws to aid Aborigines'.
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Item . Press cutting' Aboriginal leaders want swift Federal action', The Australian, 29/5/67.
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Item . Press cutting 'What a no vote would mean', The Age, 7/4/67.
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Item . Poster 'VOTE YES FOR ABORIGINAL RIGHTS'.
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Item . Pamphlet, 'Closure of Mapoon Aboriginal mission'.
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Subseries iii. Legislation

File [unnumbered]. Extracts from, and copies of, legislation, 1879-66, 1971-76, 1978-80 and miscellaneous legislation - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Aboriginal Land Fund Bill, 1974 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Speakers' notes on Aboriginal Loans Commission Bill, 1974 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Speakers' notes on States' Grants (Aboriginal Assistance) Bill, 1974 - Box 176

Subseries iv. Speeches

File [unnumbered]. General speeches by Bryant, 1973-75 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Parliamentary speeches by Bryant, 1976-77 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Speech by W.C.Wentworth, 1968 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Speech by Pat Bryant, 1973 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Speech by A. Gietzeldt, 1973 - Box 176
File [unnumbered]. Speech by R. Viner, 1976 - Box 176

Subseries v. Land Rights

File [unnumbered]. Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights: briefing papers, records of hearings, miscellaneous notes and information - Box 177
File [unnumbered]. Aboriginal Land Rights National Support Group: notes, correspondence, circulars - Box 177
File [unnumbered]. Aboriginal Land Rights Teach-In, 1979 - Box 178
File [unnumbered]. General notes, submissions relating to land rights questions, 1965-78 - Box 178
Item . Pamphlet 'The land rights of Australian Aborigines', by Frank G. Engel.
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File [unnumbered]. Report regarding Borroloola land claim - Box 178
File [unnumbered]. Northern Territory Land Council: open letter to Caucus, 1985 - Box 178
File [unnumbered]. Newspaper cuttings pertaining to Gove land rights claim, 1969 - Box 178
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous issues of land rights journals, 1976-80, 1982-85 - Box 178

Subseries vi. Press Releases

File [unnumbered]. Press releases by Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, 1969-80, 1983-89 - Box 178

Subseries vii. Press Cuttings

File [unnumbered]. Press cuttings on Aboriginal rights movement, including extensive coverage of Aboriginal issues in 1973 - Box 179

Subseries viii. Publications and Printed Matter

File [unnumbered]. Smoke Signals: subscription information and related correspondence, 1971-73. This was the official organ of the Aborigines' Advancement League and later of FCAATSI. - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Smoke Signals: subscriber cards - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous issues of Smoke Signals, 1957, 1961-71 - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Aboriginal Newsletter, 1978-86 - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Leaflets and information sheets - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous issues of newsletters and journals, including: - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Aboriginal Hostel News, Aboriginal News, Identity, Kuruna, Dawn, - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Aboriginal Quarterly - Box 180
File [unnumbered]. Information files, 1967-87 - Box 181
File [unnumbered]. Publications, 1946-60, 1963-78, c. 1980-1989 - Box 180

Subseries ix. Files in General Chronological Sequence

These files, which do not fit into the above sub-series, are of a miscellaneous nature or contain a range of different material.

File [unnumbered]. 1956-59, also Parliamentary Paper 'Recommendation on policy in native affairs in Northern Territory of Australia', by D. Donald Thomson (1977) - Box 182
File [unnumbered]. Includes early papers on the founding of the Aborigines Advancement League of Victoria (founded 1957) and papers on Aboriginal welfare - Box 182
File [unnumbered]. 1960-63. Includes issues of Fellowship - monthly bulletin of the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship - Box 182
File [unnumbered]. 1961-67. Includes papers presented to Fifth National Conference on Aboriginal Affairs, Adelaide, 1962 - Box 183
File [unnumbered]. 1962-64. Includes file on Aboriginal education and file on Torres Strait Islands - Box 184
File [unnumbered]. 1962-65. Includes files on Yirrkala Inquiry and Bauxite Deposit Leases - Box 185
File [unnumbered]. 1963-67. Includes files on the Aborigines and New Guinea Committee of the ALP and on Commonwealth Aboriginal Policy - Box 186
File [unnumbered]. 1965-69. - Box 187
File [unnumbered]. 1963-66. Includes papers of seminar 'The Problems of Aboriginal Employment, Wages and Training', 1966, held by Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs, Monash University. - Box 188
File [unnumbered]. 1966-70. Includes ABSCHOL newsletters and papers of seminar by Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs, 1967: 'Education for Aborigines' - Box 189
File [unnumbered]. 1967-69. Includes files on Yirrkala Visit, 13 January 1969 - Box 190
File [unnumbered]. 1969-73. Includes reports by W.D. Scott and Co. Pty Ltd 'Reconnaissance of means for Aboriginal advancement on South Coast of New South Wales' (1989), Volumes 1 and 2. Also file on petition by Max Geikie re medical treatment - Box 191
File [unnumbered]. 1972-75. Includes file on correspondence from Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea - Box 192
File [unnumbered]. 1972-75. Includes report 'Aboriginal welfare and living conditions on south coast of New South Wales: a review for the Directorate of Aboriginal Welfare, Department of Child Welfare and Social Welfare', NSW, 1972 - Box 193
File [unnumbered]. Also 'Aboriginal housing', by Royal Australian Institute of Architects (Report of seminar on Aboriginal Housing, Canberra, 1972), and file on Labor Government and Aboriginal matters - Box 193
File [unnumbered]. 1973-74. Includes submission by Bryant to Inquiry into Auditor-General's Report on the Financial Administration of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, plus attachments. See also Box 195, 196. - Box 194
File [unnumbered]. 1974-75. Includes second report of the Aboriginal Land Rights Commission, April 1974, and Report of Auditor-General and transcripts of evidence of Inquiry into the Administration of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1974 - Box 195
File [unnumbered]. 1973-74. Includes submission by Bryant, Part 1, Part 2: Attachments - Box 196
File [unnumbered]. Draft by Sreten Bozic 'From caves to Yirrkala - 30,000 years of Aboriginal art', and file on the Department of Aboriginal Affairs Inquiry - Box 196
File [unnumbered]. 1973-78. Includes files on 'Aborigines and the Law': seminar at Monash University, 1974; Family Law Bill - replies to letters against Bill; file on Yirrkala Mission, 1976 - Box 197
File [unnumbered]. 1976-78 - Box 198
File [unnumbered]. 1976-78. Includes report on proposal to establish National Committee on Aboriginal Education (1976); seminar 'The Torres Strait border issue: consolidation, conflict or compromise', edited by James Griffin, 1976; report by House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, on alcohol problems of Aboriginals, 1977 - Box 199
File [unnumbered]. 1977-78 - Box 200
File [unnumbered]. 1978-80 - Box 201
File [unnumbered]. 1980-88. Includes report 'The training of Aborigines for teaching in the Aboriginal schools in the Northern Territory', by H. Penny, 1980; also papers on Rainbow Alliance - Box 202
File [unnumbered]. Undated or hard to date - Box 203

Series 12. Minister for the Capital Territory, 1972-75

This series includes correspondence, itineraries, diary notes, reports, papers, evaluations, assessments, papers relating to his role as Minister for the Capital Territory and as Member of Parliament, etc.

File 1-5. Correspondence and papers, 1972-75 - Box 204

File 6. Budget, 1975 - Box 204

File 7. Press releases - Box 204

File 8. Bryant's handwritten notes - Box 205

File 9. Australian Agricultural Council, meeting No. 90, 1974 - Box 205

File 10. Belconnen Retail Mall - Box 205

File 11. Delegations - Interstate, 1975 - Box 205

File 12. Delegations - Overseas, 1975 - Box 205

File 13. Walter Burley Griffin Memorial, 1975 - Box 205

File 14. Miscellaneous committees, councils and working parties, 1974-75 + undated - Box 205

File 15. Miscellaneous reports, papers etc. that Bryant received as Minister - Box 206

File 16. Improving transportation management : The Howes report, by Lieutenant Colonel A.R. Howes, 1974 - Box 206

File 17. 'Mine waster pollution of the Molonglo River ...', 1974 - Box 206

Series 13. General Parliamentary Papers

The contents of this series, which have been arranged in rough chronological order, include minutes and letters sent between Bryant and other parliamentarians (especially Doug Everingham, Member for Capricornia), press releases of people other than Bryant, papers sent to each other for comment, Cabinet submissions, bills, conference papers, questions on notice, a few Parliamentary newsletters, administrative circulars, lists of Members and Ethnic Background Papers. One recurring theme is planning for the new Parliament House (as early as the 1950s).

Papers relating to the Australasian Study of Parliament Group have been placed here, but for international organisations such as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference see Series 15.

File [unnumbered]. 1950s-1973. Includes report 'Parliament House, Canberra: the case for a permanent building' (1956), papers and photos on visit to the Philippines in 1967, 'Problems of the development of the Northern Territory' (report by F.J.S. Wise, 1955?), 'Responsibilities for urban and regional development' (E.G. Whitlam, 1968), file on visit to Eastern Europe (1968?), list of New Year Honours (1972), 'Regions: suggested delimitation of regions for the purpose of Section 17, Grants Commission Act, 1973' (1973) - Box 207

File [unnumbered]. Cabinet submissions, 1972-75 - Box 208

File [unnumbered]. 1975-75. Includes file on Royal Visit 1974, papers for Ministerial Conference on Natural Disasters Organisation (1974), 'Australian Government financial assistance to Tasmania and South Australia' (1975), 'List of permanent missions overseas' (1975), papers on Budget, 1975. - Box 209

File [unnumbered]. 1975-76. Includes papers on Budget, 1975 (continued), cabinet submissions - Box 210

File [unnumbered]. 1975-76, 'Lebanese war victims: submission to Hon. M.J.R. MacKellar, Minister for Immigration, from the Victorian Arab Charity Organisation' (1976), information on the 1976 Census, file titled 'Talking points material 1976', 'Commonwealth/State administrative arrangement: submission by Government of Victoria' (1976) - Box 210

File [unnumbered]. 1977. Includes 'Industrial support for defence needs and allied matters: interim report of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence' (1977), 'The Jackson Report and Australian industrial development policy' (David Lundberg, 1977), Brief for the Australian delegation to the seventeenth South Pacific Conference 1977, submission by the Commonwealth Department of Transport on oil spills in Australian waters (1977) - Box 211

File [unnumbered]. 1978-79. Includes file on Land Deals Inquiry 1978-79, papers on 1978-79 Budget, 'Media: a discussion paper (n.a., n.d.), address to the National Press Club by Sir Billy Snedden (1978), file on travel arrangements for MPs (1978), file on Parliamentary Science Group (1979), papers on Budget, 1979 - Box 212

File [unnumbered]. 1980-89. Includes information on accommodation for Parliament until new building completed, 'ALP tourism policy' (speech by Barry Cohen, 1980), 'Fixed term parliaments' (report by Alan Cumming Thom and Anne Lynch 1982), submission to Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege by the Department of the Senate (1982), 'The information sources of Parliament' (K. Turner, 1984), 'Directing the Australian public sector: a consultant paper on the design and direction of Commonwealth business enterprises' (1984) - Box 213

File [unnumbered]. Undated or hard to date papers, lists of senators and members - Box 214

File [unnumbered]. Australian Study of Parliament Group - Box 215

File [unnumbered]. Press releases, 1969-71 - Box 216

Series 14. Parliamentary Library and Bicentenary Publications Project

Bryant was a member of the Parliamentary Library Committee on two occasions, firstly between 1956-72, and serving again in 1976-80.

In late 1980 the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library proposed that the Parliamentary should mark the Bicentenary and the opening of the new Parliament House with a series of significant publications. Bryant was engaged as a consultant to the Project, which was administered by the Library Subcomittee on Publications under the guidance of an appointed Advisory Board. The Parliamentary Library was designated to provide funding and resources.

The Project produced publications in four areas, these being: a definitive history of the Australian Parliament; a shorter, popular account of the workings of Parliament; a comprehensive biographical dictionary of all former senators and Members; and a series of monographs on a range of topics dealing with aspects of Parliament. In addition, an ongoing series of interviews with former parliamentarians was initiated as part of the Bicentenary Oral History Project.

Included in this series are papers relating to Bryant's membership of the Parliamentary Library Committee as well as items documenting the activities of the Bicentennial Publications Project.

Subseries i. Parliamentary Library

File 1. General correspondence, 1965, 1968, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983 and Committee minutes, 1977-80 - Box 217
File 2. Papers relating to the Political Science Fellowship, 1973-79 - Box 217
File 3. General notes and circulars - Box 217

Subseries ii. Bicentennial Publications Project

File 4-5. General correspondence, 1983-89 - Box 217
File 6. Advisory Board: minutes, 1980-81 - Box 217
File 7. Advisory Board: minutes, 1981-82 - Box 217
File 8. Advisory Board: minutes, 1982 - Box 217
File 9. Advisory Board: minutes, 1982 - Box 218
File 10. Advisory Board: minutes, 1982 - Box 218
File 11. Advisory Board: minutes, 1983 - Box 218
File 12. Advisory Board: minutes, 1984 - Box 218
File 13. Advisory Board: minutes, 1984-86 - Box 218
File 14. Advisory Board: minutes, 1985 - Box 218
File 15. Advisory Board: minutes, 1986 - Box 218
File 16. Advisory Board: minutes, 1986 - Box 219
File 17. Advisory Board: minutes, 1987 - Box 219
File 18. Advisory Board: minutes, 1988-89 - Box 219
File 19. Bicentennial Publications Project Planning Seminar, 1981 - Box 219
File 20. Circulars, memos, notes - Box 219
File 21. Background information on general aspects of parliament - Box 219
File 22. Biographical Dictionary: correspondence and notes - Box 219
File 23. Biographical Dictionary: applications for position as History Writer - Box 219
File 24-25. Biographical Dictionary: applications for position as History Writer - Box 220
File 26. Oral History Project: general correspondence, 1982-88 and agenda and papers of Briefing Session, 1983 - Box 220
File 27. Oral History Project: correspondence regarding applicants for interviews, together with applications for interviewer positions - Box 220
File 28-29. Oral History Project: applications for interviewer positions - Box 220
File 30-31. Oral History Project: extracts, summaries of miscellaneous interviews - Box 220

Series 15. International Organisations and the United Nations

Bryant represented the Australian Parliament on a number of overseas delegations and at Parliamentary conferences. Documented in this series is Bryant's membership of the official Parliamentary Delegations to South-East Asia in 1970 and New Caledonia and Zimbabwe in 1979. He was a participant in the Australian Delegation to the 33rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 1978-79, as well as Leader of the Parliamentary Delegation to Europe in 1975. Bryant was nominated Parliamentary Observer to South Pacific Commission Conferences in 1969 and 1977.

A life member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Bryant attended four Commonwealth Parliamentary Conferences between 1966 and 1980. He also maintained an active interest in international political organisations such as the World Council of Parliament Association, the Movement for Political World Union, Parliamentarians for World Order and the World Federalists, for which related correspondence and circulars are filed in this series.

Subseries i. International Conferences

File [unnumbered]. Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 1966, 1970, 1979, 1980 - Box 221
File [unnumbered]. Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 1980 and letter regarding 1981 Conference - Box 222
File [unnumbered]. South Pacific Commission Conference, 11th, 17th - Box 222
File [unnumbered]. World Symposium on Humanity, 1979 - Box 222
File [unnumbered]. The Role of the English Language in a Multicultural World, 1983 - Box 222
File [unnumbered]. Australian Institute of International Affairs. National Conference, 1986 - Box 222

Subseries ii. Interparliamentary Union

File [unnumbered]. General correspondence and notes - Box 223
File [unnumbered]. File relating to the Pakistan situation, ca. 1971 - Box 223
File [unnumbered]. Interparliamentary Union Conference, 1957, 1963, 1964 - Box 223
File [unnumbered]. Interparliamentary Union Conference, 1967, 1976, 1979-81 - Box 224

Subseries iii. Parliamentary Delegations

File [unnumbered]. Nominations, 1978-80 - Box 225
File [unnumbered]. Southeast Asian Delegation, 1970 - Box 225
File [unnumbered]. Parliamentary Delegation to Europe, 1975 - Box 225
File [unnumbered]. Parliamentary Delegation to New Caledonia, Zimbabwe, 1979, including photographs - Box 225
File [unnumbered]. Parliamentary Delegation to European Parliament, 1979 together with 'Europa 79', an information file of the Socialist Group of the European Parliament - Box 225

Subseries iv. World Council of Parliament Association

File [unnumbered]. Correspondence, notes, circulars, including by-laws and miscellaneous minutes - Box 226
File [unnumbered]. General notes and circulars - Box 227
File [unnumbered]. World Constituent Assembly - Box 227
File [unnumbered]. Constitution for the Federation of the Earth - Box 227

Subseries v. Other International Organisations

File [unnumbered]. International Biographical Centre and other biographical organisations - Box 227
File [unnumbered]. Movement for Political World Union - Box 227
File [unnumbered]. Emergency World Council - Box 227
File [unnumbered]. Parliamentarians for World Order: correspondence - Box 227
File [unnumbered]. Parliamentarians for World Order: circulars and publications - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. World Federalists (Australia) - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. World Federalists (NSW Division) - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. World Federalists (International) - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. Amnesty International - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. International Friendship and Correspondence Clubs - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. SERVASI - Box 228
File [unnumbered]. General travel notes - Box 228

Subseries vi. United Nations

File [unnumbered]. General correspondence - Box 229
File [unnumbered]. Notes, circulars, press releases - Box 229
File [unnumbered]. United Nations Parliamentarians Group Delegation to 33rd UN General Assembly - Box 229
File [unnumbered]. United Nations Day, 1968, 1974, 1977 - Box 229
File [unnumbered]. Papers concerning dispute over Irian Jaya - Box 229
File [unnumbered]. 45th Plenary Session Committee for Coordination of Investigation of the Lower Mekong - Box 229
File [unnumbered]. General reports and information - Box 230
File [unnumbered]. Racial discrimination papers - Box 230
File [unnumbered]. Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly, 1971 - Box 230
File [unnumbered]. United Nations in Action, 1978-80 - Box 230
File [unnumbered]. Basic data on countries of the United Nations, including GNP, population statistics - Box 230
File [unnumbered]. UN General Assembly, 33rd Session: notes on Palestine - Box 230
File [unnumbered]. UN General Assembly, 33rd Session: Delegation handbook - Box 231
File [unnumbered]. UN General Assembly, 33rd Session: general papers - Box 231
File [unnumbered]. UN General Assembly, 33rd Session - Box 232
File [unnumbered]. UN General Assembly, 34th Session - Box 232
File [unnumbered]. UN General Assembly, 35th Session - Box 232

Series 16. International Year of Peace and Peace Movement

Bryant was a member of the Victorian Consultative Committee convened to plan for and monitor activities in the State relating to the International Year of Peace, 1986.

Included in this series are notes and correspondence accumulated as a Committee member, as well as leaflets, circulars and publications collected on the topics of peace and disarmament.

File [unnumbered]. International Year of Peace information file, 1986 - Box 233

File [unnumbered]. International Year of Peace. Victorian Consultative Committee: notes and correspondence - Box 233

File [unnumbered]. International Year of Peace. Victorian Consultative Committee: notes and correspondence - Box 234

File [unnumbered]. Peace movement: general correspondence, notes, circulars - Box 234

File [unnumbered]. CICD Anti-War News Views, 1980-85 - Box 234

File [unnumbered]. Peace Studies, 1983-84 - Box 234

File [unnumbered]. Peace movement: miscellaneous issues of journals and publications - Box 234

Series 17. La Trobe University, 1979-88

File 1. General correspondence and papers, 1979-88 - Box 235

File 2. Economics Department, 1981-83 - Box 235

File 3. Economics Department, Discussion Papers, 1982-83 - Box 235

File 4. Department of Politics, 1981-84 - Box 235

File 5. School of Education, 1988 - Box 235

File 6. Friends of LaTrobe University, 1986-88 - Box 235

File 7. Flash cards on LaTrobe University's facilities - Box 235

Series 18. Tafe Board, 1975-89

Bryant became Chairman of the Northern Metropolitan Regional Board of TAFE [Melbourne] in 1981, but as the date range of this series shows, his involvement with it began much earlier.

File 1-25. TAFE Board, 1976-86. Includes correspondence, reports, field plans, discussion papers, minutes, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, job applications, budgets, grant applications, newsletters etc. - Box 236-239

File 26-43. Northern [Metropolitan] Regional Board of TAFE. Includes correspondence, minutes, agenda papers, memorandums, reports, field plan drafts, budgets handwritten notes, papers, job applications, course notes, course funding applications, need analyses, grant applications, annual reports etc. - Box 240-242

File 44-59. Individual TAFES, 1980-86 : Includes correspondence, plans, reopots, job applications, minutes, meetings, programs, pamphlets, handbooks, etc. TAFES include Melbourne CAE, Hawthorn Institute of Education, Inner Urban Study, Diamond Valley Learning Centre, other regional boards and areas such as Preston, Upper Murray, Goulburn, Gippsland and many more. - Box 243-245

File 60-63. Batman Automotive College, 1975-84 : Includes correspondence, pamphlets, meeting minutes and agenda, list of council members, reports etc. - Box 245

File 64-65. Job applications addressed to the Public Service Board for various TAFE positions, 1983. - Box 245

Series 19. Education - General

Because the material which Bryant collected relating to education is so extensive, it was decided to place it all in one series to facilitate research, rather than keep it in various other series such as Subject Files.

File 1. Correspondence and papers, A - Box 246

File 2. Correspondence and papers, A-B - Box 246

File 3. Correspondence and papers, C-D - Box 246

File 4. Correspondence and papers, E-H - Box 246

File 5. Correspondence and papers, I-M - Box 246

File 6-7. Correspondence and papers, N - Box 246

File 8. Correspondence and papers, P-Q - Box 246

File 9. Correspondence and papers, R-T - Box 247

File 10. Correspondence and papers, T-U - Box 247

File 11. Correspondence and papers, V - Box 247

File 12. Correspondence and papers, V-Z - Box 247

File 13. Miscellaneous correspondence, A-Z, 1976-78 - Box 247

File 14-16. University of Melbourne, lectures and notes - Box 247

File 17. Articles and speeches, 1946-60s - Box 248

File 18. Articles and speeches, 1960s - Box 248

File 19. Articles and speeches, 1960s-70s - Box 248

File 20-25. Articles and speeches, 1970s (Files 24-25 in Box 249) - Box 248-249

File 26. Articles and speeches, 1970s-80s - Box 249

File 27. Articles and speeches, 1980s - Box 249

File 28. Articles and speeches, 1980s + undated - Box 249

File 29. Papers relating to Parliament decisions, committees and correspondence, 1942-79 - Box 249

File 30. National Project : Choice and diversity within Government School Systems, 1980 - Box 249

File 31. State Aid and Government funding, 1963-69 - Box 250

File 32-33. State Aid and Government funding, 1973-75 - Box 250

File 32-33. State Aid and Government funding, 1972-83 + undated - Box 250

File 35-37. Commonwealth Schools Commission, 1975-86 - Box 250

File 38. School Councils, 1978-82 - Box 250

File 39. 'Education in Wills', 1966-75 [File has been left as received] - Box 250

Series 20. Community Organisations, 1953-89

File 1. 'Open House', 1983-85. St John's homes for boys and girls - Box 251

File 2. 'Living unemployed in Coburg' ; Coburg Welfare Advisory Conference - Box 251

File 3. Hanover Welfare Services ; The Traveller's Aid Society of Victoria [and other organisations dealing with the homeless] - Box 251

File 4. Miscellaneous community groups, includes Jaycees, Apex, Wills East Timor Association, Melbourne City Mission, etc. ; Australian National Anti-Defamation Committee - Box 251

File 5. Heidleberg Golf Club, 1981-84 - Box 251

File 6. Greensbourgh Public Hall Trust, 1953-57 + undated. Includes correspondence, donations, petitions, minutes and papers. - Box 251

File 7. Environmental organisations, 1986-89 - Box 252

File 8. Miscellaneous social welfare groups and newspaper cuttings, 1976-84 - Box 252

File 9-12. Bannockburn Road Residents Committee, 1973-87. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, appeals, newspaper clippings, petitions, plans, maps, studies, etc. - Box 252

File 13-17. Bannockburn Road Residents Committee (cont.) - Box 253

File 18. Pascoe Vale Girls High School, 1976-80 - Box 253

File 19. Pascoe Vale Girls High School, 1981-82 - Box 253

File 20. Pascoe Vale Girls High School, 1983-84 + undated - Box 253

Series 21. University of the Third Age, 1985-90

In his retirement, Bryant gave lectures on politics to the Yarra Valley University of the Third Age. Much of this series comprises lecture notes and copies of handouts.

File 1. Correspondence, 1986-90 - Box 254

File 2. Printed material - Box 254

File 3. Registration forms - Box 254

File 4-6. Network Committee, 1985-90 + undated - Box 254

File 7-8. Papers of U3A, 1986-90 - Box 254

File 9. Papers of U3A, 1990 + undated - Box 255

File 10-15. Eltham Living and Learning Centre, 1979-87. Includes correspondence, course papers, notes, newspaper clippings relating to courses and flyers - Box 255

File 16-17. Eltham Living and Learning Centre (cont.) - Box 256

File 18-23. Yarra Valley Campus, 1986-90. Includes correspondence, course papers, notes, newspaper clippings relating to courses and flyers - Box 256

File 24. Yarra Valley Campus (cont.) - Box 257

File 25-30. Yarra Valley Campus - Course: The Australian Constitution [see also files 18-24] - Box 257

File 31-38. Yarra Valley Campus - Box 258

Series 22. Military Matters, 1941-89

Most of this series relates to Bryant's activities in ex-service organisations, but there are a few items dating from the period of his service in World War II and some material on general defence issues.

File 1. Melbourne University Regiment Association/Rifle Association, 1981-84 - Box 259

File 2. The Naval and Military Club, 1966-81 - Box 259

File 3. The Naval and Military Club, 1982-89 - Box 259

File 4. RSL - 64th National Congress, Official Minutes and correspondence, 1979 - Box 259

File 5. RSL - List of Sub-branches, 1975 [photocopy] - Box 259

File 6. RSL - Anzac Day : speeches, invitations, ceremonies, itineraries, etc - Box 259

File 7. RSL - miscellaneous, 1972-75 ; Remembrance Day's, 1977, 1984 ; Australian War Memorial, 1973 - Box 259

File 8. RSL - Veterans Cultural tour of China, 1987 - Box 259

File 9. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1979 - Box 260

File 10. Balikpapan Campaign, Jul-Aug 1945 - plans and staff studies, 1945 - Box 260

File 11. Balikpapan Campaign, Jul-Aug 1945 - operations records D. Coy diary ; engineer intelligence report and correspondence, 1945-79 - Box 260

File 12. Balikpapan Campaign, Jul-Aug 1945 - maps - Box 260

File 13. Australian Defence Seminar, 1980 Nos 3-5 - Box 260

File 14. Australian Defence Seminar, 1980, Nos 7-12 - Box 260

File 15. Defence Forces - miscellaneous, 1983 ; Jungle Training Centre Manual - Box 260

File 16. Papers relating to Army equipment and defence forces, 1956-65 - Box 260

File 17. Nuclear testing - Maralinga - Box 260

File 18. Missile site - Woomera - Box 261

File 19. British Commonwealth Forces, Commander-In-Chief - Visitors book, Japan [photocopy] - Box 261

File 20. Papers relating to General Blerwirth, 1956 [photocopies] - Box 261

File 21-25. 2/33 Australian Infantry Battalion, 1940+ - Box 261

File 26-27. 2/33 Australian Infantry Battalion (cont.) - Box 262

File 28. 2/33 Australian Infantry Battalion ; Two maps, 1945 ; 'Translation of a captured enemy document' ; Black Japanese notebook - Box 262

File 29. Paths to Peace ; War Veterans' Wives Association - Box 262

File 30-31. Repatriation - Box 262

File 32. Miscellaneous, 1941-89 - Box 262

Series 23. Subject Files and Reference Material

Sequences of subject files were kept by Bryant's office and where they are distinct these have been kept intact in boxes 263 to 271. The remainder of this series consist of titled files created at various times under different systems. Because of the difficulty of establishing with certainty to which system or period they belong to they have been placed in two alphabetical sequences. Bryant also collected a large amount of loose reference material, especially on countries such as Rhodesia. Much of this material was found in lever arch files with very mixed contents. Where there is no other appropriate location, this material has been grouped in files at the end of each letter of the alphabet. There is some overlap and duplication throughout the sequences comprising Series 23.

Below is a short summary of the broad sequences used in this series. To keep the Subject Files series succinct and aid research, titled files or loose reference material which relate to distinct series such as Aboriginal Matters, Education or Business Papers have been placed in the relevant series. At the end of the whole series is a residue of files with mixed contents which could not be satisfactorily sorted into single subjects.

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, 1972-76: Agriculture, Customs, Education, Foreign Affairs, Repatriation, Science Services and Property - Box 263

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Gordon Bryant - Personal (includes business papers, financial, police report on car accident with J. Wass, correspondence, travel arrangement, tax. Bannockburn Road, Nomination for MHR), Backbencher, Bills and Paper Office, Blue Book, Broadcasting TV Radio etc, Brunswick Citizens Advice Bureau, Budget, Jim Cairns, Canberra Brickworks, Canberra Roundup, Jim Canny, Cattleman's [sic] Federation, Child care centres, China, CIA's Australia Connection, Citizenship ceremonies and ACT, Coburg Peace Committee, City of Broadmeadows, City of Brunswick - Box 264

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Chiropodists, Church nursing services, Coburg Council, City of Melbourne, City of Northcote, City of Preston, Civilian Widows, Coburg Football Club, Coburg Citizen, Common Fund Campaign, Community Radio Federation Ltd, Compensation, Committee on Committees, Committee of Inquiry Concerning Public Duty and Private Enterprise, Community Aid Abroad, Condolence messages, Congratulatory messages, COWAC - Box 265

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Disarmament, Don Dunstan, Earthquake, Education, Economics - Box 266

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Elections 1977, Electoral office, Electorate staff, Employment/unemployment, Environment and Conservation Standing Committee, Electricity, Election Campaign comment, Elephants, Engagements over, Estate duties, Ethnic groups, Earthquake, Europe, Finance, Fire brigades, Flags, Footwear, Federal Elections, FILEF Women's Group - Box 267

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Fraser Island, Fruit industry, Germany, Governor-General, Commonwealth grants - Wills, Grassby, Greek Orthodox Community Brunswick, Greensborough Press Ltd, Hansard, Hearing Aids, Heidelberg Council, Health, Heidelberg Emergency Housing Group, Henry George League, Homosexuality, Homeless persons, Hungary, Human Relations Commission, Human rights, IAC, Immigration, Indonesia, Inger Rice Foundation, Insurance, International Biographical Centre - Box 268

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Barry Jones Them 'n' Us, PAC Kruger, Labor candidates, Labor Movement - The Way Behind and the Way Ahead, Local Government, Maroondah Associated Newspapers P/L, Marriage and family law, Manufacturing industry and commerce, Media, Medibank, Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Newport Power Station, NSW Land Board Office, New Zealand, New Hebrides, New statesman and Nation, Nesic, New York, Northern Territory, NW Regional Council for Social Development Ltd, Norfolk Island, Nursing homes, Nuclear power, Office staff, Omega, Overseas letters - Box 269

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Pre-school, Press releases, Progress associations, Printing, Protocol, Probate, Penal, R. Pollard, Private Inquiry into Medical Fees, Parliamenttary lists (State), Petitions, Papua New Guinea, Parliament House, Parliament House - Visits, Retail Turnover Tax, Returned Services League, Rhodesia, Scrutineer Form - Bill Brown, Sergeant-At-Arms, Shelter - National Housing Action, Society of Labor Lawyers, Snowy Mountains Trout Ltd, Solar, South Africa, South Pacific Conference - Pago, South Sea Island Feast, Speeches, State college, State members, State Savings Bank, Statistics, Superannuation and retiring allowances - Box 270

File [unnumbered]. Brown envelopes, typed white labels, 1975-78: Thank you letters, Torres Strait Islanders, Trade Practices Commission, Trade unions, Frank Troja, Turkish Folk Dance Group, WAA (Women's Action Alliance), Unemployment, United Nations, Uranium - nuclear power, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and University of Sydney Union, Tom Uren, USSR Society, VP Day, VACRO, Vehicles, Vietnam, Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers, Victorian Football League, Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers, Victorian Council of Social Welfare, [Victorian] Farmers Union, Victorian Teachers Union, Warrnambrook Standard P/L, Welfare Committee, Waterworks Trust letters, Senator Wheelan, Gough Whitlam, Women's Action Alliance, Women's Suffrage, Yugoslavia - Box 271

File [unnumbered]. Files by country: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Antarctica, China,, Chile, British High Commission news releases, Cambodia and South-East Asia - Box 272

File [unnumbered]. Files by country: France, Germany, Japan, Israel, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, New Hebrides, Norfolk Island, Na-Griamel Foundation - Box 273

File [unnumbered]. Files by country: Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, [East] Timor, Thailand, South Africa, Torres Strait - Box 274

File [unnumbered]. Files by country: Vietnam (mainly Vietnam War and protests) - Box 275

File [unnumbered]. Files by country: Vietnam War and protests, USSR - Box 276

File [unnumbered]. Files by country: Zimbabwe/Rhodesia, Zambia - Box 277-9

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: ACT Casino File, ACTAC, Abortion, ACTU, Administrative Services, Agent Orange, The Age, Airlines, Air travel and freight, Alcoholism, American FFG-7 frigate, Amnesty International, ANZAC, Apprentices - Box 280

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: AICD Resource Centre, American-Australian Association, Arab, National Archives of Australia, Attorney-General, Airline (Hawker de Havilland brochures), Atomic tests, AGIO, ABC, ANU, Anti-war movement, Australian Institute of Criminology, loose items filed under A. - Box 281

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Balikpapan, Bannockburn Road, Bicentenary, Broadmeadows, Brunswick, Bryant - biography, Bryant - personal 1979, Budget speeches, Business and Consumer Affairs, Budget briefing 1978, loose items filed under B - Box 282

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Capital assets, Census 1961, Christmas cards list 1974-78 (includes photos with names of assembled Caucus Members used for front of cards), Citizenship ceremonies, Civil rights, Coburg City Council correspondence (1962-63) - Box 283

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Coburg Citizen (draft articles, administrative files 1956-70), Communist Party of Australia, Community relations, Community service, Concorde, Consumption, Construction, Crime - Box 284

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Crimes Bill 1960, Defence (much of this would have been gathered for Bryant's book 'By honour bound') - Box 285

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Defence - Box 286-7

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Diary Plan (Five year), Disarmament, Drugs, D - general - Box 288

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Economics/economy, Engagements - Box 289

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Employment, Environment, Fabian Society, F111 - Box 290

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Foreign Affairs/foreign policy, Foreign investment, Finance, F - general - Box 291

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Paul Green, Health, Housing, Honours-in-Confidence, Home Affairs and Capital Territory, Heidelberg, Homeless persons, Human rights, Independence movements, Industrial democracy, Industry/labour/commerce - Box 292

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, I - general, Karmel Report - Box 293

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Labor government, Labor [sic] Party Britain, Labour and industry, Libraries, Literacy, Licences, Library Association of Australia - Box 294

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Manufacturing, Maoris, Maps (Wills Electorate), Maritime surveillance, May Day and Socialist International, Media, Medibank, Metric, Middle East, Minerals and Energy, Miners' land rights 1986, Miscellaneous Workers' Union, [Back to] Mittyack, Monash University, Monday Conference - Box 295

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Mont Park Development Proposal, Mount Isa, Municipal finance (local government), Mutton vs Bryant 1976, M - general, National service - Box 296

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: National service - Box 297

File [unnumbered]. Newport Power Station, Nuclear power and nuclear tests, National development, National Health, New Parliament House, New Members of Parliament, Nicaragua, Northcote, Northern Territory, North-West One Step Welfare Centre, November 11th - Box 298

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: National Library, Naval and Military Club, New Hebrides article, National Campaign for a Democratic Constitution, National Energy Strategy, Netherlands, National Aborigines Conference, N - general, Olympics 1986 (boycott of), Omega Transmitting Station, Opinion polls, Oil, Overseas - Box 299

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Parliament House-Joint House Department, Parliamentary Caucus, Parliament, Peace movement, Petitions, Political viewpoints of various politicians, Petrov Commission, Press releases - G. Bryant, Primary industry - Box 300

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Passes, Post and Telecommunication, Power of attorney, Power without glory, Privileges, Premiers conference, Press releases, Preston,Prime Minister, Productivity, Protection of privacy, Public AccountsCommittee, Public Service, Political issues 1976, Politics - leaflets,pamphlets and election literature etc., Politics 1986 (first of three files) - Box 301

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Politics 1986 (continued, 2 of 3 and 3 of 3), P - general, Queenscliff Staff College Questions upon notice, Racism, Radiation laboratory, Redistribution - Victoria, Reading material, Referendums, Refugees, References, Region 14 - Box 302

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Reservations - Bryant and Morrison, Ted Robertson, Road [Bannockburn], Remuneration Tribunal, Repatriation, Retirement - Box 303

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: School councils, Schools - UN Day 1977, Science and technology, Science and the environment, SEATO, Social security/social welfare - Box 304

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Solar energy, South Pacific, Special Trade Representations, Staff - conditions of employment, Standing orders - House of Representatives, State banks in Australia, Suez Canal, S - general, Tariffs, Taxation - Box 305

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: [assorted file] Tax, Trade, Textiles, T - general, Telecom, Television, Torres Straits, Timor (Ref. United Nations File), Trade unions, Treasurer, Treaties, Tribunals, Typing pool, Unions, Universities, Urban studies, US bases - Box 306

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Uranium, Voting, Veterans' Affairs, Wages, Women's Liberation, Yugoslavia (Royal Yugoslavia Army Prisoners of War - Germany 1940-45 - claims for compensation), Year of the Child, Yarrabah Community Council, Yugoslavian Ambassador - Box 307

File [unnumbered]. General alphabetical run: Miscellaneous mixed files: Mixed files including Demonstrations. Note that the file titles may be misleading. Includes big file 'General' with correspondence 1963-64 on numerous topics. - Box 308-9

Series 24. Photographs, Slides and Postcards, 1920s-80s

This series consists of photographs, slides and postcards relating to Bryant's family and personal activities, as well as his official duties.

File 1-2. Family photographs - Box 310

File 3-4. Postcards of Egypt - Box 310

File 5. Photographs of/from Mount Stromlo Observatory - Box 310

File 6. Member for Wills - Box 310

File 7. Photographs relating to elections - Box 311

File 8. Photographs of Bryant in his Ministerial role and parliamentary photographs - Box 311

File 9. Aborigines ; Badan, York Island - Box 311

File 10. Education - Schools - Box 311

File 11. National Library of Australia - Box 311

File 12. Military - Box 311

File 13. Miscellaneous - Box 311

File 14-17. Photographs, negatives, slides and postcards, 1942-64. This group consists of photographs, slides and postcards relating to Bryant's family and personal activities, as well as his official duties. The material concerns various overseas trips taken by Bryant and his wife in his capacity as a Member of Parliament to such places as Japan, Yugoslavia, Britain, India and other Asian countries. The series also includes material on Bryant's family, friends and recreational activities. The photographs are mainly black and white. The negatives are sometimes in strips of four, while others are rolled. The four slides are tourist slides of Great Britain, and the postcards are of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. [This material has been left as received. Originally Australian Archive series CP 106, M2821] - Box 312

File 18-20. Australian Army Public Relations photographs, 'Exercise Nutcracker' and other related material, 1962. This group contains black and white publicity photographs concerning the Australian Army's exercise Nutcracker which was carried out in 1962. The photographs depict equipment and soldiers of differing ranks involved in the variety of activities which occurred during the exercise, including a 50 ton Centurion tank, flagship, boring for water, storing petrol, various leisure activities and setting up camp. Some highly-ranked officials who attended the exercise include the Minister for the Army, Mr J.O. Cramer, the Chief of the General Staff, Major-General J.U.N. Wiltor, the Governor-General Lord De L'Isle, Major-General I.T. Murdoch and the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Sir Reginald Pollard. Included are some photographs of the presentation of the Freedom of the City upon the Kapookas, Military area in Wagga Wagga, family members admiring medals received at an investiture, and portraits. The series also includes publicity results and some shorthand notes. A vast majority of the photographs have a slip of paper attached, describing the particular activity and usually naming the participants. Each photograph is individually numbered; this was done by National Archives of Australia while the collection resided there before its transfer to the National Library in 1991. - Box 313

File 21. Publicity results - 'Exercise Nutcracker': page of notes in shorthand - Box 313

Series 25. Newspaper Clippings, 1917-90

File 1-2. Newspaper clippings, 1917-90 - Box 314

File 3-4. Newspaper clippings, 1950s-70s - Box 315

File 5-6. Newspaper clippings, 1960s-80 - Box 316

File 7-8. Newspaper clippings, 1960s-80 - Box 317

File 9-10. Newspaper clippings, 1970-75 - Box 318

File 11-12. Newspaper clippings, 1975 - Box 319

File 13-14. Newspaper clippings, 1975 - Box 320

File 15-20. Newspaper clippings, 1975 - Box 321

File 21-22. Newspaper clippings, 1970s - Box 322

File 23-24. Newspaper clippings : Subjects - Education ; Gardening ; Coburg citizen ; Wills citizen, 1950s-80s - Box 323

Series 26. Memorabilia and Objects

This series includes such things as invitations, business and representation cards, programmes, menus some of which are signed by various people, material relating to Royal visits since 1958, Japanese guilden from WWII. Also memorabillia from overseas trips and material relating to state funerals and memorials.

There are also 8 posters on various subjects of interest to Bryant and badges and cufflinks.

File 1. Royal visits, 1958, 1963, 1973, 1977 + 1980 - Box 324

File 2. Invitations, 1954-89 - Box 324

File 3. Overseas trips, 1962-80 - Box 324

File 4. Funerals and memorials, 1973-83 - Box 324

File 5. Personal education relics - Box 324

File 6. Menus - Box 324

File 7. Japanese guilden ; Malaya + British Borneo 50c coin, 1961 - Box 324

File 8. Miscellaneous memorabillia, 1940s-80s - Box 325

File 9. Two political posters: (a). Zero-population growth [London] (b) Anti-smoking campaign - Box 325

File 9. 1 Information poster of Ghana; 1 Poster of painting by Jerven Bosch; 4 Posters of Aboriginal rock drawings from Kakadu National Park - Box 325

File 10. Badges and cufflinks. Badges to support elections, Aboriginal and environmental issues and other political agendsa. Also badges and cufflinks from Legacy, ANZAC Day, R.S.L., Coburg Football Club, etc. - Box 325

Series 27. Audio Tapes - Box 325

There is an original list for these tapes kept in the lists cabinet. Original numbering does not match present numbering exactly, as indicated in item descriptions.

Item 1. Gordon Bryant, Vice PM Journal 25/6, Perth Seminar, Public Servant Structure [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000405

Item 2. Gordon Bryant, Pat - Essay on Aborigines [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000406

Item 3. Gordon Bryant, "Focus" interview with Larry Hoins broadcast 2CA 25/9/1974 [cassette tape], 1974 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000407

Item 4. Gordon Bryant, Papunya Conf. Garden Point [cassette tape], 1973 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000408

Item 5. Gordon Bryant, ABV2 news, [broad]cast on East Gippsland including interview with Health Minister Scanlan broadcast Thursday 7/6/73, G M Bryant 5/8/73 Channel 7 Pat? Smith [cassette tape], 1973 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000409

Item 6. Gordon Bryant, Board meeting 13.883 Summary [cassette tape], 1983? - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000410

Item 7. Gordon Bryant, Townsville, 13/9 6/6? [labelled 8] [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000411

Item 8. Gordon Bryant, Interview in Ottawa on Garbage Disposal 4/7/1975 [labelled 9] [cassette tape], 1975 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000412

Item 9. Gordon Bryant, G. Bryant Talk to Society of Labor History 20.4.82 Labor in Government 1972-1975 (Tape 1 of 2 ) [labelled 10] [cassette tape], 1982 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000413

Item 10. Gordon Bryant, G. Bryant Talk to Society of Labor History 20.4.82 Labor in Government 1972-1975 (Tape 2 of 2) [Cassette box empty labelled 10A] [cassette tape], 1982 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000462

Item 11. Gordon Bryant, Jan Goergen - The Search for real wealth in a troubled world, recorded live at Adrian McCabe's investment Forum II (Sydney Hilton 29/9/80) labelled 11] [cassette tape], 1980 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000463

Item 12. Gordon Bryant, Hansard - Mr Bryant 10-9-80 - Going overseas [labelled 12] [cassette tape], 1980 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000464

Item 13. Gordon Bryant, Labor's Oil Price Freeze, Australian Labor Party, Bill Hayden, April 1980, A Report by Paul Keating on Energy Policy [labelled 13] [cassette tape], 1980 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000465

Item 14. Gordon Bryant, Street meeting Pakenham 2GMB 22/11/75 [labelled 15] [cassette tape], 1975 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000466

Item 15. Gordon Bryant, Election meeting? Brunswick 1974, Election meeting May 1972 G Bryant & Bob Hawke? [labelled 16 & 16A] [cassette tape], 1972, 1974 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000467

Item 16. Gordon Bryant, Black in North Australia Prog 1-3, 4-6, 1973 [labelled 17] [cassette tape], 1973 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000468

Item 17. Gordon Bryant, 23/6 Minister for Culture, Warsaw, Poland, Ottawa Garbage Disposal 4/7 [labelled 19] [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000469

Item 18. Gordon Bryant, Joint Sitting 6/8/74 Senate (Terr Reps) Bill [labelled 20] [cassette tape], 1974 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000470

Item 19. Gordon Bryant , Joint Sitting 6/8/74 Senate (Terr Reps) Bill [labelled 20A] [cassette tape], 1974 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000471

Item 20. Gordon Bryant, Aug 1975? Interview with Jim Cairns MP [labelled 21] [cassette tape], 1975 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000472

Item 21. Gordon Bryant, A Study in Government, September 1985; 'The growth of a myth: comments/essays on 'Labor in Government' 1972/75, The Myth of failure 9/85 [labelled 22] [cassette tape], 1985 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000473

Item 22. Gordon Bryant, Political Speech [labelled 23] [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000474

Item 23. Gordon Bryant, Labor Caucas 1972-75, Lamb to poke - Labor Caucus, Biographical notes on Caucas members 1972-75, 10/5/80 [labelled 24] [cassette tape], 1980 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000475

Item 24. Gordon Bryant, News [labelled 25] [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000476

Item 25. Gordon Bryant, Mayor Berlin GDR 27/6 [labelled 28] [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000477

Item 26. Gordon Bryant, Canadian Min. for Urban Affairs [labelled 27] [cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000478

Item 27. Gordon Bryant, Former members of the Parliament of Australia (copy tape) 11am 21.12.89 Conference taping, Bannockburn Road East Rosanna 3084 [cassette tape], 1989 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000479

Item 28. Gordon Bryant , Interview by Mary Elizabeth Calwell with Bryant on Arthur Calwell, 25.2.1988 P. Read Tape R49 Copy [Tape 1 of 2] [cassette tape], 1988 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000480

Item 29. Interview by Mary Elizabeth Calwell with Bryant on Arthur Calwell, 25.2.1988 P. Read Tape R48 Copy [Tape 2 of 2] [cassette tape], 1988 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000481

Item 30. Interview with Hon G M Bryant by M E Calwell 10, 17 Oct 1988 [Tape 1 of 2] [cassette tape], 1988 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000482

Item 31. Gordon Bryant, Interview with Hon G M Bryant by M E Calwell 10, 17 Oct 1988 [Tape 2 of 2] [cassette tape], 1988 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000483

Item 32. Gordon Bryant, Remote Area Education, About 5 Mins? on Side A [mini cassette tape] - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000484

Series 28. Miscellaneous

File 1-6. Several items which do not fit easily into other series or incomplete items which are hard to relate to other items. They include pamphlets, roneoed items, fragments, circulars, miscellaneous short drafts. - Box 326

File 7. History of the World's Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations, by Clarence Prouty Shedd (London, Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, 1955). Presented to the Hon. Gordon Bryant, Minister for the Capital Territory, on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the Belconnen YMCA Young People's Residence...1975. - Box 326

Item [unnumbered]. Album: Press cuttings relating to the British Labour Party Conference of 1979 (See Series 8)

Item [unnumbered]. Volume: The Gardens, Robinvale, incorporating the Bumbang Aboriginal Museum. Winston Hall Associates, Architects

Item [unnumbered]. Rolled plans: Native Affairs Department. Prefabricated Dwelling Plans, ca. 1965

Item [unnumbered]. Rolled item: Charts containing handwritten politicians' names

Item [unnumbered]. Tube: Posters (See Series 26)