Guide to the Papers of Peter Cochrane

MS 9334

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Peter Cochrane
Date Range
1909-2009
Collection Number
MS 9334
Extent
9.8 metres (12 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, notes, research material (primarily photocopies) and manuscript drafts relating to the researching and writing of Cochrane's book Simpson and the donkey: the making of a legend (1992). The research material gathered by Cochrane documents the life and legend of stretcher-bearer John Simpson Kirkpatrick, who died in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

Among the correspondents are Ken Inglis, Bill Gammage, Jim Henderson, Humphrey McQueen, John Hirst, John Herouvim, Peter Stanley, Barry York, Alan McLean, Craig Munro, Catherine Snowden, Ian Duffield, Chris Pugsley, Barry York, Ann Richter, Renata Howe and Michael Sharkey.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn949279).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Peter Cochrane, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the Library by Dr Peter Cochrane in October 1997. Further papers were added in 2010.

Arrangement

The original arrangement of the papers has been retained by the Library.

The Library also holds records relating to the periodical Bowyang, which Cochrane co-edited with Humphrey McQueen, at MS 6511.

Biographical Note

Date Event
1950 Born in Melbourne on 15 April
1974 Graduated BA (Hons), La Trobe University
1978 Graduated PhD, University of Adelaide
1978-79 Research Officer, South Australian Parliamentary Library
1979-80 Tutor in Politics, University of Adelaide
1980 Published Industrialisation and dependence: Australia's road to economic development, 1870-1939
1982-85 Lecturer in History, University of Sydney
1986-96 Senior Lecturer in History, University of Sydney
1992 Published Simpson and the donkey: the making of a legend
1992 Received Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Award for Non-Fiction
1996 Awarded Harold White Fellowship
1997- Honorary Associate in History, University of Sydney

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9334. Original Consignment Show allonly 1

File 1. Correspondence, 1989-92 - Box 1 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 2. Papers relating to Chapter 1 'To hide the man', 1910-91 - Box 1 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 3-4. Papers relating to Chapter 1, specifically to the Reverend Irving Benson and the Simpson legend, 1909-97 - Box 1 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 5. Miscellaneous papers relating to Chapters 2-5, 1915-18 - Box 1 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 6. Papers and notes on stretcher-bearers, generally relating to Chapter 4 'A saintly bearing', 1915-88 - Box 1 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 7. Papers relating to 'the naming problem' in Chapter 5 'The name of unsung heroes', 1915-16 - Box 1 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 8. Papers relating to Chapter 6 'All creatures great and small', 1916-85 - Box 2 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 9-10. Papers relating to Chapter 7 'Photographic mysteries', 1920-93 - Box 2 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 11. Papers relating to 'the 1937 controversy' in Chapter 7, 1921-90 - Box 2 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 12. Papers relating to the memorial appeal (1933-36) in Chapter 8 'The ritual centre', 1933-68 - Box 2 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 13. Papers relating to the sculptor Wallace Anderson and the memorial appeal, 1922-91 - Box 2 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 14-15. Photographs - Box 3 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 16. Papers relating to Chapter 9 'Invented anew', 1918-90 - Box 3 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 17. The School Paper and other school texts dealing with the legend of Simpson and the donkey, 1916-90 - Box 3 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 18. Poems relating to the legend of Simpson and the donkey, 1915-34 - Box 3 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 19. Memorabilia relating to the legend of Simpson and the donkey, including pamphlets, postcards and commemorative items, 1982-91 - Box 3 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 20. Cartoons relating to the legend of Simpson and the donkey, 1954-64 - Box 4 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 21-22. Miscellaneous photocopies relating to Simpson and the donkey, 1915-92 - Box 4 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 23. Miscellaneous photocopies and notes relating to Simpson and the donkey, 1915-91 - Box 4 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1

File 24. Edited typescript draft - Box 4 (MS 9334) Show allonly 1