Guide to the Papers of Samuel Mauger


MS 403

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Collection Summary

Samuel Mauger
Papers of Samuel Mauger
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 403
0.15 metres (1 box)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Samuel Mauger, National Library of Australia, MS 403, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Biographical Note

Samuel Mauger (1857-1936) was a prominent Victorian social reformer and Liberal politician. He was active in the Anti-Sweating League and advocated protectionism, prohibition and a white Australia. He moved from state to federal politics in 1901 and, after serving as Post-Master General from 1907 to 1908 under Deakin, he lost his seat in 1910.

Item Descriptions

Public Testimonial presented to Mauger by Alfred Deakin, 29 August 1910 (Item 1)

Photograph presented by members of the Lord Mayor's Unemployment Relief Committee, 1915 (Item 2)

Testimonial from the Metropolitan fire Brigades Board, 1911 (Item 3)

Presentation volume of photographs, Melbourne Y.M.C.A., 1910 (held in the Pictures Collection) (Item 4)

Testimonial from Rechabites, 1911. (Folio shelves) (Item 5)

Framed photograph of Mauger. (held in the Pictures Collection) (Item 6)

Photograph of Samuel Mauger in his office (Item 7)

Photograph of memorial to Mauger (Item 8)

Photograph of Fire Brigade Conference, Melbourne, 1910 (Item 9)

Volume of extracts from Mauger's diaries, and cuttings, 1901-1936 (Item 10)

Exercise book containing longhand autobiographical notes relating to Mrs Mauger and family; written in 1946 when Mrs Mauger was 88 years old (Item 11)

Volume of cuttings re the life of Mauger. Mainly obituaries and official and private letters of sympathy, 1936 (Item 12)

Minute book of Protectionist Association, 1901 (Item 13)

Minute books of the Anti-Sweating League (2 vols), 1895-1910 (Item 14-15)