Guide to the Papers of Tom Uren

MS 5816

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Tom Uren
Date Range
1970-1978
Collection Number
MS 5816
Extent
19 metres (109 boxes)
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-vn2093896).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Tom Uren, National Library of Australia, MS 5816, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

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

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

Biographical Note

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

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

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

Item Descriptions

Series 1. ALP/Parliamentary, 1971-75 Show allonly 1

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

File [unnumbered]. 1971-73 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1974-75 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Parliamentary questions and tabled documents - Box 3 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Speeches, 1970-77 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1970-73 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1974 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1973-75 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1976 - Box 7-8 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1977 - Box 9-10 Show allonly 1

Series 3. Press releases, 1972-77 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1972-75 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1974 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1974-75 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1975 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1976 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1977 - Box 16 Show allonly 1

Series 4. Numbered subject files, 1972-75 Show allonly 1

Includes: minutes, correspondence, reports and policy documents

File [unnumbered]. Administration and personnel - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. S.G. Litchfield minutes - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Di Talty minutes - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Harry Stein - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Urban policy meetings - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Caucus committees - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. ALP Campaign Committee - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. ALP State Branches - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. ACTU land - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Elections, 1974 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Opposition - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Australian Capital Territory - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Area improvement programmes - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Ministerial meetings - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Botany Bay Project - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Cities Commission - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Animal Health Laboratory - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Projects and programmes - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Estimates, 1973/4 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. DURD Information Service - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Environment - Black Mountain - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Environment - Builders Labourers Federation - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Dandenongs - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Environment - General - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Googong Dam - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Molonglo Parkway - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Lake Pedder - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Port Phillip Bay - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Housing (9 files) - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Cable television - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Paul Ritter - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Club of Rome - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Australian Council of Social Services - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Total Environment Centre - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Institute of Australian Geographers - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Hunter Valley Research Foundation - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Civic Design Society - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Schools - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Council of Planning Librarians - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Information Centres - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Urban Research Unit - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. State Land Commissions (5 files) - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Land Commissions - South Australia and Tasmania - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Land prices - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Land tenure - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Legislation - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Bicycle way - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Local government (4 files) - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. NCDC (6 files) - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Hunter Valley - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. NSW resident action - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. The Rocks - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. South Sydney - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. NSW - Open space - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. NSW - Newtown; Victoria Street; Waterloo; Wollongong - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Government offices (7 files) - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Organisations - Australian Council for the Arts - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. National Commission on Social Welfare - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Poverty enquiry - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Public Works Committee - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Parliament House - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Post Office - PMG - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Queensland - Brisbane floods - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Bundaberg - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Coordinator General (+ 5 other files) - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Ross River Dam - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. South Australia (2 files) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Tasmania (2 files) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Transport (7 files) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Victoria (14 files) - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Urban water projects - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Australia (7 files) - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Sectors policy - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Region Commission - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Sector - Melbourne - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Sector - Sydney (2 files) - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Mount Druitt - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Iron Triangle - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Noarlungu - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. N.E.A.T - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Kurnell - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Land prices - Sydney - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Iwasaki - Yeppoon - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Caucus briefing notes - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. La Trobe Valley - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Cities Commission - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Coastlines - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Financial corporations - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Housing and construction - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Blue Mountains - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Nimbin - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. National Capital Development Commission - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Forest Place - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Warringah - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Sewerage (7 files) - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Refineries - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Northern Territory - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Population - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Mainline Corporation - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Habitat - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Commonwealth/State relation - Box 31 Show allonly 1

Series 5. Articles, reports and papers re. Planning, the Environment and Development Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Papers collected 1972-75 (unsorted) - Box 32-40 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Papers collected, 1976-77 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Series 6. Regional reports and studies Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. General - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Northern Territory - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Tasmania - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Australia - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Queensland - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. South Australia (including Monarto) - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Victorian country - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Greater Melbourne - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Country New South Wales - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Greater Sydney - Box 47-48 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Canberra/A.C.T - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Australian Capital Territory - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Albury/Wodonga - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Various large format regional studies - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Dossiers of regional information, 1974-75 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Regional reports and studies, 1976-77 - Box 53 Show allonly 1

Series 7. DURD minutes, briefing notes, cabinet documents, etc., 1973-75 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous unsorted papers (including papers re Ministerial trips and visits) - Box 54-72 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Regional Ministerial Council Meetings - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. National Estate - Box 74-77 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Australian Capital Territory/National Capital Development Commission - Box 78-79 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Albury/Wodonga - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Cities Commission - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. DURD structure and administration - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Job applications, 1975 - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Royal visit, 1973 - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Report of Working Party on Regional Activities - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Australian Heritage Commission minutes - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Library Board of NSW - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. South Australian urban budget, 1974/5 - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Western Australian Urban Land Council, 1975 - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Housing - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Building and construction - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Defence Service Homes - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Transport - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Australian Land Commission - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Land values - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Roads and transport - Box 83 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Legislation committee, 10/4/73 and 13/5/75 - Box 83 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Urban Caucus Committee - Box 83 Show allonly 1

Series 8. Correspondence, 1972-75 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. A-Bishop - Box 84 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Barnett-Byrne - Box 85 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Cadman-Connor - Box 86 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Cope-Dawkins - Box 87 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Devitt-E - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. F-Hayden - Box 89 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Hazelhurst-Johnson - Box 90 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Jones-Landa - Box 91 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Landsdowne-Missen - Box 92 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Mailer-Stephen - Box 93 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Stewart-Young - Box 94 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Whitlam - Box 95 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Whitlam - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Grafton City Council - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Petitions, 1974 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Invitations, 1973-74 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Letters to newspapers - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Referred representations - Wheeldon/Stewart - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Telegrams - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Private and confidential, 1974-75 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Letters re abortion, 1973 - Box 97 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous unsorted - Box 97 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous unsorted - Box 98 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Correspondence schedules - Box 99 Show allonly 1

Series 9. Papers re. Defence, Vietnam and Foreign Affairs Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous, 1970-75 - Box 100 Show allonly 1

Series 10. Photographs Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Mostly of Uren with other politicians - Box 100 Show allonly 1

Series 11. Deputy Leader of the Opposition, 1976-78 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Papers re ALP and policy formation - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. A.L.P. Elections, 1976-78 - Box 102 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1977 election - Box 103 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Foreign affairs - Box 104 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Defence, intelligence and security - Box 105 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Environment/Uranium - Box 105 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Primary industries/rural policy - Box 106 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Urban and regional development - Box 105 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Trade unions/Industrial relations - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Welfare and unemployment - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Aborigines/Arukun - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Immigration - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Education - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Civil liberties - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Trade and industry - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Women - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Arts - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Public Service - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Federalism - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Canberra - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Melbourne - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Tasmania - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Darwin - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Sydney - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. 1976 Northern trip - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Questions without notice - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous unsorted - Box 109 Show allonly 1