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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Anton Vroland, National Library of Australia, MS 3991, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.
Letters from relatives and friends of Anton and Anna Vroland, on personal matters and topics such as native plants and birds. Correspondents include J.B. Chifley, A.W. Jessep and Frank Tate.
Includes the biography of A.W.R. Vroland and his father, Carl Vroland, A. Vroland's Teacher's Certificate, 1876, the obituary of A.W.R. Vroland and the Vroland family tree.
The correspondence contains requests for, or praise of Vroland's teaching aids, the organisation of various teaching subjects, educational administration, the publication of Vroland's books and his retirement from teaching. Correspondents include F. Tate, J.A. Seitz and L.W. Shears, as well as many of Vroland's former pupils and teaching associates.
There are teaching notes on a variety of topics e.g. literature, grammar, botany; handwritten essays and speeches on educational topics e.g. progressive education, administration, co-education, teaching aids; typescript articles and broadcasts on education; verse; plays written by Vroland e.g. Balancing the budget, and by others; spelling charts; educational publications; news cuttings; photos and one box of teaching aids.
Correspondence with the Premiers of all states regarding the condition of Aborigines in Victoria. Letters from J.B. Chifley, Professor A.P. Elkin, J.F. Collopy and R.C. Mills. The papers include a statement of aims, reports on meetings and conferences, news letters e.g. The New Outlook, 1927-1929, and papers relating to the visit of Professor Carleton Washburne in 1949.
Correspondence from Pastor Doug Nicholls, the Hon. W. Watt Seggatt, G.O. Reid, Dr Charles Duguid, John Dedman, Dr Donald F. Thomson, L.D. Edwards, the Hon. J. Brady, the Hon. K. Dodgshun, J.G. McKenzie, W.C. Wentworth and C.B. Christensen. There are also numerous letters from aborigines. The letters concern the conditions and education of aborigines and requests for help. There are also reports of criminal charges against aborigines, press releases, notes on the Australian policy toward Aborigines, the bulletin and annual report of the Council for Aboriginal Rights, book reviews, aborigines' schoolwork, the 1945 Annual Report of the Victorian Aboriginal Group, photos and copies of various journals, booklets and pamphlets.
Reports, news cuttings, sermon plans, notes for talks, pamphlets and typed text of speeches.
Correspondence from H.S. Gullett, Professor L.F. Giblin, D.S. Copland, C.A. Tranter and G.M. Prendergast. Topics of correspondence and notes include the standard of living, inflation, unemployment and retrenchment. Also included is the report of the Victorian Anti-Sweating and Industrial Improvement League for 1947-1948.
Publications by Vroland and others on topics such as history, capital punishment, Esperanto, the United Nations. Also included here is a manuscript compiled by A. Vroland and R. Donald entitled The early history of Strathbogie.