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MS 3131

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Created: 1986; Last Updated: 1990

Collection Summary

Creator
Jim Gibbney
Title
Papers of Jim Gibbney
Date Range
1878, 1913-1989
Collection Number
MS 3131
Extent
5.85 metres (39 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn391556).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Jim Gibbney, National Library of Australia, MS 3131, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.

Biographical Note

Herbert James ("Jim") Gibbney graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia in 1950, at the age of 27. He then joined the staff of the Commonwealth National Library in Canberra, and in 1952 transferred to its Archives Division which, in 1961, became a separate organisation. In 1965 he was appointed as a research officer with the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), where he remained until his retirement in 1983. During this time he assembled more than 80 entries for the ADB.

His abiding interest was Australian history and its sources. He published a number of books and articles including Labor in print, 1975; Eurobodalla: a history of the Moruya district, 1980; and Canberra, 1913-1953, 1988. He completed his M.A. at the Australian National University while working for the ADB, and completed his Ph.D.. on the history of Canberra, 1913-1953 in 1988.

Jim Gibbney died in Canberra in August 1989.

Item Descriptions

Class. Original consignment, May 1986

Card references for thesis on Hugh Mahon (File) - Box 1

Copy of Mahon thesis and correspondence (File) - Box 2

Lectures on Archives to Library School, 1968-1972 (File) - Box 3

Correspondence, notes, archival inventories (File) - Box 4-5

Translations, etc., 1955-1972 (File) - Box 4-5

Letterbooks and diaries, 1968-1983 (File) - Box 6-9

Also includes Ms for Eurobodalla

Publications: including Labor in Print - notes, Labor in Power - notes, and Copies of Article for ADB (File) - Box 10

Drafts and notes for publication on Press (File) - Box 11

Articles for Encyclopaedia of PNG (File) - Box 12

Biographers index of Parliamentary Releases (File) - Box 12

Article - "Bibliography of Biography" (File) - Box 12

Article on Archives for Politics (File) - Box 12

Prehistory of an Archive (File) - Box 12

Labor and the Goldfield (File) - Box 12

Reflections on Aust. Archives (File) - Box 12

Broulee Ghost Town (File) - Box 12

Interregnum in the Govt. of PNG (File) - Box 12

Frank Shellard - Memoirs (File) - Box 12

Correspondence on work for UPNG (File) - Box 12

Other archival papers (File) - Box 12

Publications: including New Guinea, 1878 (File) - Box 13

Translation from O. Rietmann (File) - Box 13

Taken at Tilba (File) - Box 13

Waddell Journal (File) - Box 13

Keans Journal (File) - Box 13

Ms - Elusive Fortune (File) - Box 14

Includes research notes for chapter in book by Denis Murphy, and Labor in Power (File) - Box 14

Elusive Fortune - second copy (File) - Box 15

Includes edited text and notes and correspondence (File) - Box 15

Notes and correspondence, 1952-1983 (File) - Box 16

Notes, correspondence and copies of reviews, 1975-1981 (File) - Box 17

Copies of reviews, 1969-1980 (File) - Box 18

Archive correspondence, 1973- (File) - Box 18

Correspondence re Labor in Print (File) - Box 18

Notes, correspondence (File) - Box 19

Archival vocabulary (File) - Box 19

Thesis examination correspondence (File) - Box 19

Queensland Political Portrait - Lilley (File) - Box 19

Correspondence (File) - Box 20

Light verse (File) - Box 20

Copies of Pambu (File) - Box 20

Miscellaneous (File) - Box 20

File re Braidwood (File) - Box 20

Personal file, 1952-1981 (File) - Box 21

Manuscript of Trevenna thesis (File) - Box 21

Microfilms (File) - Box 21

Seminar Papers ANU (File) - Box 22

Family correspondence, 1917-1941 (File) - Box 23

Miscellaneous notes on cards (File) - Box 23

Class. Material added April 1988

Working files accumulated 1984-1986 in preparation of the 'Canberra 1913-1953' volume of bicentennial history.

Acton (File) - Box 24

Advisory Council to 1935 then see Local Government (File) - Box 24

Advisory Council Elections to 1935 (File) - Box 24

Ainslie, Reid, Braddon (File) - Box 24

Albert Hall (File) - Box 24

Archives (File) - Box 24

Armed Services(Includes list of volunteers) (File) - Box 24

Armed Services Army (File) - Box 24

Armed Services Airforce (File) - Box 24

Armed Services Allied, Dutch (File) - Box 24

Armed Services Allied,US (File) - Box 24

Armed Services Navy (File) - Box 24

Arsenal (File) - Box 24

Arts and Literature (File) - Box 24

Australian War Memorial (File) - Box 24

Aviation (File) - Box 24

Bibliography (File) - Box 25

Bibliography Drafts (File) - Box 25

Blacket Commission, 1916 (File) - Box 25

Braddon see Ainslie,Reid,Braddon (File) - Box 25

Brickworks see Yarralumla (File) - Box 25

Bus Services (File) - Box 25

Business to 1924 (File) - Box 25

Business to 1929 (File) - Box 25

Business, 1930s (File) - Box 25

Business, 1940- (File) - Box 25

CSIR (File) - Box 25

Cabinet Decisions (File) - Box 25

Canberra bashing (File) - Box 25

Canberra University College (File) - Box 25

Causeway (File) - Box 25

Cemeteries (File) - Box 25

Chapman's agitation, 1919-1924 (File) - Box 25

Chronological(Contains general development reports, descriptions of the city and minor topics not covered in other files) (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1910-1913 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1915-1915 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1916-1917 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1918-1919 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1920-1922 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1923-1924 (File) - Box 25

(Contains progress reports 1918-1924)

Chronological, 1925-1926 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1927-1928 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1929 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1930-1931 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1932-1933 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1934-1936 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1937 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1938 (File) - Box 25

(Contains Canberra Times Jubilee issue and ANZAAS Handbook)

Chronological, 1939 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1940 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1941-1944 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1945-1946 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1947-1948 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1949-1950 (File) - Box 25

Chronological, 1951-1952 (File) - Box 26

Chronological, 1953-1954 (File) - Box 26

Chronological Later articles (File) - Box 26

Churches, general and unclassified (File) - Box 26

Churches, general and Catholic (File) - Box 26

Churches, general and Anglican (File) - Box 26

Churches, general and Presbyterian (File) - Box 26

Churches, general and Methodist (File) - Box 26

Citation (File) - Box 26

Civic Centre (File) - Box 26

Citizens League and Citizens Rights League see also Franchise (File) - Box 26

Coat of Arms (File) - Box 26

Communism (File) - Box 26

Conferences (File) - Box 26

Copyright,Authorities to quote (File) - Box 26

Correspondence, 1984 (File) - Box 26

Correspondence, 1985 (File) - Box 26

Correspondence, 1986 (File) - Box 26

Cost of Living (File) - Box 26

Departmental Board (File) - Box 26

Departments, Authorities for access (File) - Box 26

Depression see also Labour-Retrenchment and unemployment (File) - Box 26

Design Competition see also Personalities-Griffin (File) - Box 26

Diplomats (File) - Box 26

Duntroon, Pialligo (File) - Box 26

Dunk Committee (File) - Box 26

Editing and Publication (File) - Box 27

Electricity, water and sewerage (File) - Box 27

Entertainment and pastime to, 1929 (File) - Box 27

Entertainment, 1929- (File) - Box 27

See also Arts and Literature, Music, Societies

Federal Capital Advisory Committee -Reports (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Advisory Committee -Minutes (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission, 1925-1927 (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission, 1928-1929 (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission, 1930 (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission Minutes (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission Commissioners and staff (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission Correspondence about abolition, 1929 (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission Reports (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital Commission Third Commissioner (File) - Box 27

Federal Capital League see also Chapman's agitation, Vigilance Committee (File) - Box 27

Finance (File) - Box 27

Fire Services (File) - Box 27

Franchise see also Citizens League and Citizens Rights League (File) - Box 27

Governor General and Government House (File) - Box 27

Health and Hospitals, 1911-1927 (File) - Box 27

Health and Hospitals, 1928-1953 (File) - Box 27

Hotels and Hostels (File) - Box 27

Housing to 1935 (File) - Box 28

Housing from 1935 (File) - Box 28

Housing Finance (File) - Box 28

Institute of Anatomy (File) - Box 28

Interviews and contacts(Notes) (File) - Box 28

Interviews, tape recordings (File) - Box 28

Jervis Bay (File) - Box 28

Kingston, Eastlake (File) - Box 28

Kerbing and guttering charges (File) - Box 28

Labour, 1911-1915 (File) - Box 28

Labour, 1921-1925 (File) - Box 28

Labour Pay and conditions(Includes strikes and Industrial Board) (File) - Box 28

Labour Retrenchment and unemployment see also Depression (File) - Box 28

Labour Trade Unions and ALP(Includes Trades and Labour Council) (File) - Box 28

Labour Camps (File) - Box 28

Labour Workmens Hostels, 1945- (File) - Box 28

Labour Unrest, 1946-1950 (File) - Box 28

Land, City to 1925 (File) - Box 28

Land, City from 1925 (File) - Box 28

Land, City Secondary material (File) - Box 28

Law (File) - Box 28

Liquor (File) - Box 28

Local Government from 1935 see also Advisory Council (File) - Box 28

Manuka, Blandfordia, Red Hill, Deakin (File) - Box 29

Manuscripts (File) - Box 29

Maps (File) - Box 29

Migrants, European (File) - Box 29

Migrants, Greek and German (File) - Box 29

Migrants, British (File) - Box 29

Molonglo Camp (File) - Box 29

Mount Stromlo (File) - Box 29

Music (Musical societies) (File) - Box 29

Music and verse (copies) (File) - Box 29

National Library (includes copy of Osborn's history) (File) - Box 29

National University (File) - Box 29

Office Buildings (Covers Administrative Building and Patent Office (File) - Box 29

Ordinances, Unlawful Assemblies (File) - Box 29

Parks, Gardens and Forestry (File) - Box 30

Parliament to 1926 (File) - Box 30

Parliament from 1927 (File) - Box 30

Personalities A-E (File) - Box 30

Personalities F-L (File) - Box 30

Personalities M-W see also Advisory Council and Local Government for sketches of electoral candidates (File) - Box 30

Personalities Alcorn (File) - Box 30

Personalities Butters (File) - Box 30

Personalities Daley (File) - Box 30

Personalities Deans (File) - Box 30

Personalities Griffin to 1917 (File) - Box 30

Personalities Griffin from 1917 (File) - Box 30

Personalities Griffin-secondary material (File) - Box 30

Personalities Griffin's Capitol (File) - Box 30

Personalities Griffin and the Department (File) - Box 30

Personalities Verity Hewitt (File) - Box 30

Personalities Miller (File) - Box 30

Personalities Nott (File) - Box 30

Personalities Owen (File) - Box 30

Personalities Sulman, Ross and De Burgh (File) - Box 30

Personalities Shakespeare (File) - Box 30

Personalities Watson (File) - Box 30

Pictures (File) - Box 30

Planning (File) - Box 30

Police and Crime (File) - Box 30

Population (File) - Box 30

Population Census returns (File) - Box 30

Post Office (File) - Box 30

Press (File) - Box 30

Progress and Welfare Associations (File) - Box 30

Public Service (File) - Box 31

Public Service City Administration (File) - Box 31

Public Service External Affairs (File) - Box 31

Public Service Transfers, 1925-1926 (File) - Box 31

Public Service Transfers, 1927-1928 (File) - Box 31

Public Service Transfers after 1929 (File) - Box 31

Queanbeyan and Oaks Estate (File) - Box 31

Radio (File) - Box 31

Railways (File) - Box 31

Rates (File) - Box 31

Returned Soldiers (File) - Box 31

Roads and Bridges (File) - Box 31

Royal Visits (File) - Box 31

Schools to 1926 (File) - Box 31

Schools from 1926 (File) - Box 31

Schools Private (File) - Box 31

Seat of Government(Administration)Act, 1930 (File) - Box 31

See also Advisory Council

Senate Select Committee, 1955 (File) - Box 31

(Copy of report only)

Social Service Association (File) - Box 32

Societies (File) - Box 32

Societies Burns Club (File) - Box 32

Societies Boy Scouts (File) - Box 32

Societies - Friendly (File) - Box 32

Societies Rotary (File) - Box 32

Societies Learned and Professional (File) - Box 32

Societies Womens (File) - Box 32

Societies YWCA and YMCA (File) - Box 32

Sports (File) - Box 32

Sports Cricket (File) - Box 32

Sports Football, Rules (File) - Box 32

Sports Football, Rugby (File) - Box 32

Sports Golf (File) - Box 32

Sports Tennis (File) - Box 32

Telephones (File) - Box 32

Turner, O'Connor (File) - Box 32

Tourism and visitors (File) - Box 32

Vigilance Committee, 1918-1923 (File) - Box 32

See also Chapman's agitation, Federal Capital League

War, 1914-1918 (File) - Box 32

War Enlistments (File) - Box 32

War, 1939-1940 (File) - Box 32

War, 1941-1942 (File) - Box 32

War, 1943-1945 (File) - Box 32

Washington and Ottawa (File) - Box 32

Westlake (File) - Box 32

Yarralumla (File) - Box 32

Class. Material added April 1988-October 1989

Boxes 24-32 added April 1988. Ph.D. thesis added October 1988 (Box 33). Boxes 33-38 added October 1989.

Alphabetical working files of research notes used in preparing his PH on the history of Canberra, 1913-1953 (File) - Box 24 - 32

Bound copy of PH thesis, 1988 (File) - Box 33

Research notes, index cards and other papers re PH (File) - Box 33

Drafts, research notes, correspondence, examiner's reports and other papers re PH (File) - Box 34

Correspondence and drafts re Calthorpe's Canberra: the town and community in 1927, 1985-1986 (File) - Box 34

Papers re 1988 Yearbook of Australia article on the development of Canberra, 1985 (File) - Box 34

Heritage Week 1989: speech to the Australian Society of Archivists seminar on documenting Canberra's buildings from archives (File) - Box 34

Photographs and illustrations for Canberra, 1913-1953 (File) - Box 35

Illustrations for Eurobodalla: a history of the Moruya district (File) - Box 35

Diary, notes and completed register entries for the Historic Records Search, 1987-1988 (File) - Box 36

Drafts and correspondence re Events and places volume of Australians 1788-1988: a bicentennial history for which Gibbney contributed an article on the south coast of NSW, 1984-1986 (File) - Box 36

Research notes and typescript of article on Kialoa, 1985 (File) - Box 36

Notes and correspondence re paperback edition of Eurobodalla, 1988-1989 (File) - Box 36

Notes, correspondence and draft of a talk to the Canberra and District Historical Society, 1985 (File) - Box 36

Correspondence, leave forms, reports and other papers re employment at ANU, 1965-1983 (File) - Box 36

Notes, correspondence and drafts re ADB entries for T.M. and A.T. Shakespeare, Miles Staniforth Smith and Sir Alexander Matheson, 1985-1988 (File) - Box 36

Marked up copy of Labor in print with numerous inserts, 1975-1985 (File) - Box 36

Notes and drafts of article on Robbit Jon Clow (File) - Box 36

Newscuttings and correspondence with Bill Hayden on multiculturalism, 1989 (File) - Box 36

Research notes for John Maloney's History of Australia, 1987 (File) - Box 36

Translation of German Archives Manual (File) - Box 36

Diaries, 1980-1989 (File) - Box 37

(17 volumes)

Appointment diaries, 1975-1988 (File) - Box 38

(12 volumes)

Correspondence, 1984-1989 (File) - Box 38

(Sorted into yearly files)

Class. Material added September 1988

Letter to Graeme Powell from the Ferguson Memorial Library, 1988 (File) - Box 39

'A guide to records in the Australian Capital Territory', 1988 (File) - Box 39


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