National Library of Australia
The papers mostly relate to Grant's biography of Reverend Kingsley Foster (Skipper) Partridge, entitled Camel train & aeroplane: the story of Skipper Partridge. The bulk of the collection comprises photocopies of Partridge's journal 'Highlights of inland trip' which Grant used in writing the biography. Other papers include a card index, notes and typescripts of Camel train & aeroplane.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1756647).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Arch Grant, National Library of Australia, MS 9496, [series and/or file number]'.
The papers were donated to the Library by the Rev. Arch Grant in 1994.
In 1994 the original of Partridge's journal was in the possession of his daughter, Mrs Grace Reid of Victor Harbour, S.A.
Further papers were added in 2010 and 2012.
Grant had kept the photocopies of Partridge's journal came to the Library in five volumes of arch lever files. The folios were originally housed in non-archival plastic bags. To comply with the Library's preservation guidelines, some of the papers were transferred into archival sleeves.
Australian Inland Mission (MS 5574)
John Flynn (MS 5639)
Allan Vickers (MS 6234)
George Simpson (MS 812)
Archibald Wesley Grant was born in New Zealand on 5 February 1911. He held various positions with the Australian Inland Mission in the Northern Territory and New South Wales. He was an A.I.F. chaplain, serving in the Northern Territory, New Guinea and Borneo, between 1941 and 1946. He was a Minister at the John Flynn Memorial Church in Alice Springs, 1956-60, and an executive member of the Australian Council of Churches, 1966-67. He is the author of four books: Camel train & aeroplane: the story of Skipper Partridge (1981), Palmerston to Darwin: 75 years' service on the frontier (1990), Australia's frontline matron, Edith McQuade White (1991) and Aliens in Arnhem Land (1995).
Kingsley Foster ('Skipper') Partridge, MBE was born in 1892 and died in 1976. He was an outback Presbyterian minister and a long-time friend and partner of Dr John Flynn, founder of the Australian Inland Mission.
Camel train & aeroplane : the story of Skipper Partridge/ Arch Grant. Rigby, 1981