Guide to the Papers of James Newton Haxton Hume Cook


MS 601

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Collection Summary

James Newton Haxton Hume Cook
Papers of James Newton Haxton Hume Cook
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 601
2.28 metres (7 ms boxes + 1 archives box + 1 medium folio box + 1 large folio 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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 James Newton Haxton Hume Cook, National Library of Australia, MS 601, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of J.N.H. Hume Cook, Member of Parliament and ardent protectionist, were received in 1957 from Mr. K. Hume Cook.

Biographical Note

1866, September 23. Born, Auckland, New Zealand.

1881. Arrived in Australia.

1894-1900. Member for East Bourke in the Legislative Assembly of Victoria.

1901-1910. Member for Bourke in the House of Representatives. Whip in first Deakin Ministry (1903-1904).

1904-1942. Treasurer, Australian Natives Association.

1908, January 28-November 13. Honorary Minister in second Deakin Ministry.

1918. First general secretary of National Federation.

1921-1942. Secretary, Australian Industries Protection League.

1924. Published "Australian Fairy Tales".

1942, August 7. Died in Melbourne.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence

General, 1897-1942 (File 1)

J. Hume Cook - personal (File 2)

W.M. Hughes, 1916-1942 (File 3)

Railway Strike, 1903-1904 (File 4)

A. Deakin, includes correspondence about Deakin, 1908-1913, 1925-1926 (File 5)

Government of Victoria Mission to London. Correspondence and memos., 1922 (File 6)

Series 2. National Federation

General Correspondence (File 7)

Correspondence between J. Hume Cook W.M. Hughes, 1917-1919, 1929 (File 8-9)

Papers relating to its formation, includes correspondence, 1916-1917 (File 10-12)

National Federation - Victorian Branch - Papers and correspondence to and from Sir Alexander Peacock, 1917-1918 (File 13)

National Federation - Tasmania Branch - papers, 1917 (File 14)

National Federation - South Australian Branch, correspondence with Crawford Vaughan - including newspaper cuttings (File 15)

Papers dealing with the appointment and dismissal of J. Hume Cook as Secretary 1917-1918. Organisation of National Tides (File 16)

Newspaper cuttings, papers and propaganda material (File 17)

Series 3. Other Political Parties

New Party (File 18)

Liberal - Labour Alliance, 1904 (File 19)

Political Labor Council of Victoria, United Labor Party of Victoria, Victorian Farmers' Union Party - Pamphlets (File 20)

United Labor Party of South Australia - Pamphlets (File 20)

Commonwealth Liberal Party (File 21)

Liberal Labour Alliance, 1904 (File 22)

Labour Government overtures to Liberals 1904, National Liberal Organisation 1901. Liberal, opposition and affirmative corner (File 22)

Australia Party, 1930 (File 23)

Proportional Representation (File 24)

Liberal Party Minute Book, 1909 (File 25)

Series 4. Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa, 1932

Personal Diary and Printed Material (File 26-27)

Series 5. Finance

Papers, includes note by Sir John Forrest, 1906-1908 (File 28)

Series 6. Associations, Societies etc.

Australian Natives Association (File 29)

Australian Industries Protection League (File 30)

Victorian Orchardists Co-operative Assoc. Ltd. (File 31)

Other societies papers and correspondence (File 32)

Series 7. J. Hume Cook

Personal papers and credentials, passports (File 33)

Series 8. Invitations, Programmes Etc.

American Fleet - Visit to Sydney and Melbourne, 1908 (File 34-36)

Programmes, Souvenirs (File 37)

Invitations (File 38)

Seals (File 39)

Memoranda (File 40-41)

Booklets (File 42)

Newsclippings (including 1 folio item) (File 43)

Series 9. Literary Works

The Man and the Hour. typescript. See also W.M. Hughes correspondence 1, no.3, Series 2, no. 3. (File 44)

"Recollections and reflections: The story of my life" typescript. See also J. Hume Cook, Series 1, no. 2, Series 7, no. 1. (File 45)

Notes made on "An essay on words" and parliamentary note book (File 46)

Notes, stories, jokes, etc. tor speeches (File 47)

White Australia (File 48)

Series 10. Newspaper cuttings, broadsides, leaflets, pamphlets and photographs

Secession (File 49)

General (File 50)

Photographs (File 51)

Relating to National Federation (File 51)

Three bound volumes of newspaper cuttings (in folio run) (File)

Series 11. Miscellaneous

Papers - includes rock specimens (File 52)

Pamphlets, separate issues of periodicals, i.e., The Patriot, The Australian (File 53)

Bible used for swearing in members to Federal Parliament, 1901 (File 54)

Series 12. Election Material

Letter books, memo books (including newspaper cuttings, 1892-1910) (File 55)