National Library of Australia
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.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn949279).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
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]'.
The papers were donated to the Library by Dr Peter Cochrane in October 1997. Further papers were added in 2010.
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.
|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|