Guide to the Papers of Sir Paul Hasluck
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Sir Paul Hasluck
- Papers of Sir Paul Hasluck
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS 5274
- 6.51 metres (23 ms boxes + 17 archive boxes)
- Language of Materials
- National Library of Australia
Conditions Governing Access
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1790695) 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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Sir Paul Hasluck, National Library of Australia, MS 5274, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was transferred to the Library in four consignments between 1976 and 2001. The first consignment (boxes 1-17), consisting of Curtin Electorate papers, was transferred to the Library from the Curtin Electoral Office by Hasluck's successor M.P., The Hon. Victor Garland. The second consignment (boxes 18-31) was presented to the Library by Sir Paul in 1983 and consists of printed and roneoed material on a variety of subjects. The third consignment (boxes 32-39) consists of ten bound volumes of personal papers in addition to five boxes of material relating to the Northern Territory and to Australian Aborigines. The fourth consignment (box 40) was received from Sir David Smith, Secretary to the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and consists of the Official Secretary's copy of speeches made by Hasluck between 1969 and 1974.
Please note that Hasluck's ministerial and official files are held by the National Archives of Australia, ACT Office.
1905 Born in Fremantle, Western Australia
1922-1938 Journalist with the West Australian
1932 Married Alexandra Margaret Darker
1939-1940 Lecturer in History, University of Western Australia
1941-1947 Officer of the Commonwealth Department of External Affairs
1946-1947 Head of the Australian Mission to the United Nations
1948-1949 Research Reader in History, University of Western Australia
1949-1969 MHR for Curtin, Western Australia
1951 Published first volume of The Government and the people, part of the series Australia in the war of 1939-1945
1951-1963 Minister for Territories
1963 Minister for Defence
1964-1969 Minister for External Affairs
1969 Appointed G.C.M.G.
1969-1974 Governor-General of Australia
1970 Appointed G.C.V.O.; Published second volume of The Government and the people
1976 Published A time for building: Australian administration in Papua New Guinea
1977 Published Mucking about: an autobiography
1979 Created K.G.
Comprising Constituent's correspondence files, A-Z, 1950-1969
Miscellaneous printed and roneoed leaflets, booklets, reports, statements, releases and ephemera. Arranged into subject groupings by National Library staff.
Class III. 1989 Consignment: Material re Australian Aborigines and the Northern Territory and Assorted Personal Papers, 1925-1989
Personal papers in bound volumes.
As part of my preparation for writing a book on the Northern Territory I made a preliminary plan for a section on the advancement of Aboriginal welfare. The main sources would have been the departmental files and the debates and Ministerial statements in Parliament. To supplement these sources I also set aside various papers that I had compiled or collected from time to time.
At one time I intended to write a book on the Northern Territory similar to the book I wrote on Papua-New Guinea under the title: "A Time for Building". With that purpose in mind I laid aside various papers for future reference.
(Notes and statistics prepared in the Economic and Statistical Branch of the Department of Territories. July 10, 1961. - Bound in paper covers, cloth spine.)
An additional accumulation of publications which had wider public distribution.
No. 1. Land Preparation and Crop Yield at Katherine
No. 2. Crop Sequence and Crop Yield
No. 3. Native Pasture on Tippera Clay Loam
No. 5. Influence of Fertilizers on Townsville Lucerne
Miscellaneous: The Discovery and Naming of the Alice Spring. Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, 1957 (Item) - Box 36
Miscellaneous: G.W. Symes : Two papers read at the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch in 1957 and 1958 - (Item) - Box 36
(1) Development of the Northern Part of South Australia 1850 and 1869.
(2) John Ross - A Refutation and a Chronology. Mimeographed, 1959.
Comprising three bound volumes of articles and addresses.
Address as Minister for Defence to the Liberal Club of the Australian National University March, 1964.
Article published in "Foreign Affairs" (New York) October, 1964.
Press Statements in London and Washington November, 1964.
Comprising one volume of speeches.
Australian-Asian Association of Victoria, Melbourne, September 1, 1969.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Canberra, October 2, 1970.
Australian Council for Overseas Aid, Canberra, August 13, 1971.
National Conference on Industrial Safety, Canberra, September 17, 1971.
Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, November 12, 1971.
Victorian Friends of the Hebrew University, Melbourne, March 1, 1972.
Australian Institution of Engineers, Canberra, April 10, 1972.
Australian Council of Social Service, Sydney, May 15, 1972.
Australian University Staff Associations, Canberra, August 23, 1972.
Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers, Canberra, August 31, 1972.
Opening of the Perth Concert Hall, Perth, January 26, 1973.
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Perth, May 14, 1973.
International Real Estate Federation, Sydney, May 21, 1973.
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Canberra, June 21, 1973.
Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting, Perth, August 13, 1973.
Comprising a bound volume of orations.
George Adlington Syme Oration Perth, August 19, 1958.
Australian Journalists' Association Perth, October 25, 1969.
Royal Perth Hospital Annual Meeting Perth, October 5, 1977.
Comprising a bound volume of articles and addresses.
(1) Women and Children Change No-Man's Land
(2) At Last She Moves
(3) Government Works for Beef Production
Opening of Graziers' Federal Council Meeting, Alice Springs
Statement on Appointment of the Forster Committee
Opening of Conference, Darwin
Comprising a bound volume of articles and addresses.
The Boylya Gadak
The Cave at Gwambygine
The Native Language
Native Place Names
A Talk with Stephen
Presidential Address to Section F of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Congress, Sydney, August 22, 1952.
Address to the Biennial Conference of the Australian National Council of Women, Melbourne, October 14, 1952.
Paper read to Section F of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Adelaide.
Address to Section F of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Perth.
Paper read to the Anthropological Society of Western Australia.
Speech at Unveiling of the Memorial at Hermannsburg.
This addition was received from Sir David Smith, Secretary to the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, on 28 February 2001.
The addition comprises the Official Secretary's copy of speeches made by Sir Paul Hasluck between 1969 and 1974.
Opening of the Tenth International Congress of Accountants, 17 October 1972
Opening of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, 7 March 1970
Opening of the Agricultural Bureau of New South Wales State Conference 1969 8 July 1969
Opening of the Smelter of Alcan Australia Ltd 14 November 1969
Opening of the Third World Conference on Animal Production at the University of Melbourne 22 May 1973
Opening of the Fourth Asian Judicial Conference at the Canberra Playhouse Theatre 6 April 1970
Opening of the 1973 Annual Conference of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy at Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia 14 May 1973
Annual Dinner of the Australian-Asian Association of Victoria 1 September 1969
Opening of the Annual Conference of the Australian Associated Chambers of Commerce 13 April 1970
Opening of the National Conference of the Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies 16 April 1970
Opening of the 18th Australian Citizenship Convention 20 January 1970
Opening of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education at the Canberra Theatre 12 May 1970
Opening of the Australian Constitutional Convention at the Sydney Town Hall 3 September 1973
Launching of a public education campaign for the United Nations Second Development Decade 13 August 1971
Opening Address by His Excellency at the 6th National Conference of the Australian Council of Social Service at the H.C. Coombs Lecture Theatre, Australian National University. 25 May 1970
Opening of the 7th National Conference of the Australian Council of Social Service 15 May 1972
Annual Dinner of the Australian Finance Conference 8 May 1972
Opening of the Headquarters of the Australian Institution of Engineers, Australia 31 July 1969
Address by His Excellency at the 54th Annual Conference of the Australian Insurance Institute 6 June 1973
Opening of the 17th Australian Legal Convention at the Perth Concert Hall 4 July 1973
Opening of the ANZAAS Congress 18 August 1969
Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Port Moresby (Item 27) - Box 40
Opening of the 42nd Congress of ANZAAS at Port Moresby 17 August 1970
Opening of the 45th Congress of ANZAAS 13 August 1973
Opening of the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Australian University Staff Associations 23 August 1972
Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Carillon on Aspen Island 15 August 1969
Opening of the Roberts Centre and the Junior School at the Church of England Grammar School 5 October 1969
Presentation of Colours to the 41st Royal N.S.W. Regiment (C.M.F.), Lismore 9 November 1969
Opening of the Commonwealth Centre in St George's Terrace, Perth 29 July 1970
A luncheon at the Commonwealth Club of Adelaide 19 September 1972
Opening of the Sixteenth Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at Parliament House, Canberra 2 October 1970
Conferring of Degrees at a ceremony at Macquarie University 16 May 1974
Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Symposium Delegates' Dinner at the Wentworth Hotel 4 May 1970
Unveiling of a Memorial to the late Right Honourable John Curtin at Cottesloe 14 August 1970
Opening of the XVIII International Dairy Congress at the Town Hall, Sydney 12 October 1970
Ceremony to mark the commencement of work on the Dartmouth Dam 15 February 1973
Opening of the International Congress of Dentists at the Sydney Opera House 15 July 1973
A response to the toast of Australian Literature at the Annual Meeting of the English Association (N.S.W. Branch) at the University of Sydney 11 November 1970
Opening of the 14th International Congress of Entomology 22 August 1972
Opening of the exhibition of paintings by Pierre Bonnard at the National Gallery of Victoria 12 May 1971
Opening of the exhibition of National Photographic Index of Australian Birds 19 January 1970
Presentation of the 1969/1970 Export Awards for outstanding contribution to export at the Canberra Rex Hotel 26 November 1970
Broadcast to the people of Central Australia over the Flying Doctor Network 20 September 1969
Opening of the Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre 17 October 1970
Presentation of the Geicy National Topclip Award at the Parkroyal Motor Inn 28 October 1970
Presentation of the Governor-General's Banner to the Army Apprentices' School 30 August 1969
A dinner in Sydney to commemorate the inaugural trip of "The Indian Pacific" 23 February 1970
Opening of the Institute of Higher Education at Lae 11 July 1969
Conference entitled "Engineering the Environment" organised by the Institution of Engineers, Australia 21 June 1973
Opening of the Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers Canberra Conference 31 August 1972
Opening of the International Education Year in the Ballroom, Government House 24 June 1970
Official Opening of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Library Association of Australia at the Perth Concert Hall 20 August 1973
"On Learning"-Address by His Excellency at the ceremonial opening of the Mayne Hall, University of Queensland. 31 March 1973
"The Pioneering Virtues" - An address by His Excellency at the Second Angus McMillan Lecture at the Bairnsdale High School Assembly Hall 28 March 1974
St Andrew's Day Dinner of the Melbourne Scots 29 November 1969
Launching of the book "The Measure of the Years" by Sir Robert Menzies at the Windsor Hotel 26 October 1970
Opening of the Mount Newman Project 26 June 1969
A Memorial Service to Sir Walter Murdoch at Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia 9 August 1970
Address by His Excellency at the dinner of the National Marketing Conference 31 July 1969
Opening of the Public Proceedings on the final day of the National Road Safety Council Symposium 16 March 1972
Inaugural Meeting of the Twelfth Pacific Science Congress held at the Canberra Theatre 18 August 1971
Opening Address by His Excellency at the World Congress of Paediatric Surgery held at the Australian College of Surgeons Building, Melbourne 13 March 1970
Parramatta Foundation Week Dinner 6 November 1969
"A Claim to Privacy" - Address by His Excellency at the Paton-Wilkie-Deamer Newspaper Lecture held at the Journalists' Club, Sydney 20 February 1974
Unveiling of a Commemorative Cairn to the discovery of Patrick Plains at Whittingham 17 March 1970
"The Permissive Society" - Address by His Excellency at a rally of Presbyterian women in St Stephen's Church, Sydney 10 September 1970
Centenary Banquet of Prince Henry's Hospital 21 November 1969
"The Office of Governor-General" - Address by His Excellency at the William Queale Memorial Lecture delivered in the Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide 24 October 1972
Presentation of The Queen's Banner to the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery at Victoria Barracks, Paddington 1 August 1971
Opening of the Twenty-Fourth Congress of the International Real Estate Federation 21 May 1973
Opening of the Fourth National Convention of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute at the H.C. Coombs Lecture Theatre, Canberra 21 August 1970
Centenary Convention of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects at which His Excellency is conferred with Honorary Fellowship of the Institute 24 May 1971
Opening of the Annual Conference of the Australian Regional Groups of the Royal Institute of Public Administration at the Hotel Canberra Rex 23 November 1970
St Andrew's Cathedral Thanksgiving Dinner 28 November 1969
Opening Address by His Excellency at the Sir Fred Schonell Union Theatre at the University of Queensland 22 September 1970
Opening Address by His Excellency at the 1970 Conference of the Federation of Staff Associations of the Australian Colleges of Advanced Education at Warburton 24 August 1970
Opening of the Jubilee Conference of the Standards Association of Australia 19 October 1972
The inauguration of a series of films on the Australian Environment held at the Australian Museum, Sydney 30 July 1971
Presentation of the Torch of Learning to Emeritus Professor Zelman Cowen at a dinner given by the Victorian Friends of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1 March 1972
Centenary Church Service of the United Church, Darwin 26 August 1973
Opening of the New Arts/Law Building and the Graduation Ceremony at the University of Papua and New Guinea, 18 August 1970