Guide to the Papers of Barry York

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Collection Summary

Creator
York, Barry, Dr, OAM
Title
Papers of Barry York
Date Range
1900s-2004
Collection Number
MS 6947;MS Acc98.028;MS Acc99.210;.MS Acc00.021;MS Acc00.107;MS Acc00.147;.MS Acc00.168;MS Acc08.146;MS Acc19.094;.MS Acc21.017
Extent
14.49 metres (48 MS Boxes + 15 MS cartons + 1 small folio box + 1 packet +2 folders)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Drafts, correspondence and research notes, some relating to books by York: The Maltese in Australia (1986), Canberra: our Italian heritage (with Salvatore Gambale and Aldo Bongiorno, 1988), Josephine Zammit M.B.E.: a Maltese woman in Australia (1989), Student revolt: La Trobe University 1967 to 1973 (1989), Metropolitan ghettoes and ethnic concentrations (1990), Emmanuel Attard: from Gozo (Malta) to Gallipoli and Australia (1994), Empire and race: the Maltese in Australia 1881-1949 (1990), and, Our multicultural heritage 1788-1945: an annotated guide to the collections of the National Library of Australia (1995). Other papers include those relating to the campaign for the release of Bill O'Meally; the Ned Kelly centenary celebrations, 1980; Bob Hawke; Charles Darwin; general correspondence 1991-1996 as well as correspondence relating to the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1986-1996; and a copy of York's doctoral thesis on Maltese immigration in Australia. One Eureka flag and flagpole. Papers on Maltese migration. 20th Century Voices; covers; and permission forms. Research collection for historical works, chiefly, The Maltese in Australia (1986).

The Acc08/146 instalment comprises two folders of Peace Studies material, including York's submission to the Commonwealth Committee to Review Australian Studies, correspondence with official bodies regarding preparations for nuclear war and various brochures on the topic, National Defence Organisation presentation at a conference, drafts of book reviews by York, outline of year 12 peace studies elective, 1982, survey form and survey summary of peace studies completed by York, ca. 1983. The Acc16.107 instalment comprises research material about the history of the dictation test provision of the old Immigration Act (1901-1957). Collected in the 1990s for a book that was never written. Includes original statistical returns on immigration exclusion and admissions and correspondence with the Joint House Committee of Parliament to fill gaps in those tabled; material by name and year of exclusion of individuals under the dictation test; draft chapters on the Mabel Freer Case in which the test was used for "moral" reasons.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1970607) 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 Barry York, National Library of Australia, [class number, series/ file number]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Collection Retrieval Advice

Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there are multiple Box 1's). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 6947 - 1. Original consignment

Drafts, correspondence and research notes relating to four books by York (File) - Box 1-2 (MS 6947)

The Maltese in Australia (1986)

Canberra: an Italian heritage (1988)

Josephine Zammit MBE: a Maltese woman in Australia (1989)

Student revolt: La Trobe University, 1967 to 1973 (1989)

1st copy of York's M.A. Thesis "Sources of student unrest in Australia with particular reference to La Trobe University", (1983) (File) - Folio-Box (shared)

2nd copy of York's M.A. thesis "Sources of student unrest in Australia with particular reference to La Trobe University", 1983 (File) - Box (shared)

Class MS 6947 - 2. Papers added August 1990

Australian-Educa Press: Correspondence with AE Press, and with the late Dr Michael Cigler, concerning the publishing venture, "Australian Ethnic Heritage Series", to which I contributed a volume on the Maltese in Australia (published in 1986). Correspondence. with the publisher, Andrew Snoek, copies of contracts, draft indexes for Maltese book, etc, 1985-1987 (File 1) - Box 3 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

A People's History of Australia project: Correspondence with editors, Jenny Lee and Verity Bergmann, regular mail-outs to contributors from editors, corresp. re-my chapter on 1960s youth protest. The "People's History" was published in 1988 in four volumes, 1987-1988 (File 2) - Box 3 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

The Maltese in Australia: Correspondence re - my 1986 book, "The Maltese in Australia", emphasizing launching and promotion of the book, letters of congratulations from Prime Minister Hawke and Maltese President, Agatha Barbara, invitation lists and cards, corresp. with media and community groups, etc, 1986-1987 (File 3) - Box 3 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Publicity received by "The Maltese in Australia": multiple copies of reviews and reports in newspapers, journals and magazines, 1986-1987 (File 4) - Box 3 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Campaign for Release from Pentridge Prison of Bill O'Meally: During the mid-1970s, I was active in a campaign for the release from prison of Victoria's longest serving inmate, Bill O'Meally, who had been gaoled in the early 1950s for the murder of a policeman. The material includes: photocopy of lengthy handwritten plea of innocence by O'Meally, poem written by another inmate about O'Meally and sent to me by O'Meally, various newspaper clippings and articles on the campaign, and original copies of a petition supporting O'Meally's release signed by officials of 21 trade unions, etc, 1976-1978 (File 5) - Box 3 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Policing in Australia: Historical Perspectives. This book, edited by Mark Finnane, was published by the New South Wales University Press in 1988, with a chapter by me. Correspondence. and drafts regarding my chapter, 1985-1988 (File 6) - Box 3 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Master of Arts thesis ("Sources of Student Unrest in Australia, with particular reference to La Trobe University 1967-1973"): Draft chapters and notes, 1982-1984. The thesis was published as a book, "Student Revolt", in 1989 (File 7) - Box 4 (MS 6947)

(one bundle)

Manuscripts of published articles: Various, including rough draft of booklet, "Malta: A Non-Aligned Democracy in the Mediterranean", draft article, with comments by Reader, on Maltese in Melbourne between 1838 and 1938, etc, 1984-1988 (File 8) - Box 5 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Ned Kelly Centenary Celebration, 1980: I was actively involved in promoting various Melbourne activities to mark the centenary of the execution of Ned Kelly. A Ned Kelly Centenary Committee existed in Sydney and a similar body was active in Melbourne in 1980. Material includes: newsletters of the Kelly Centenary Committee (Sydney), Correspondence. re-Centenary events with AIM (Australian Independence Movement) in Melbourne, brochures promoting Kelly Centenary Festival, Winton, Victoria, Petition for a posthumous reprieve for Ned Kelly, newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with Kelly Centenary, copy of letter from Manning Clark declining to sign petition for Kelly's pardon, etc, 1980 (File 9) - Box 5 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Correspondence re-accommodation (inc. brochures) with various university residential colleges while travelling to complete research for PhD thesis, 1984-1985 (File 10) - Box 5 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

File of notes re-work as a casual research assistant to Dr Peter Cochrane, senior lecturer in History, University of Sydney, including claim forms, 1986 (File 11) - Box 5 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Hawke: a Left Critique. This was to be an edited collection, to be published in the mid-1980s. However, it was never published. Material includes: draft chapters, lists of contents, etc, 1986 (File 12) - Box 5 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Draft chapter by me for proposed book, "Hawke: A Left Critique" (File 13) - Box 5 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

PhD thesis: Between 1984 and 1988 I completed a doctoral thesis at the University of NSW on Maltese immigration in Australia between 1883 and 1949 Material includes: draft chapters with comments by supervisor Dr David Walker and Dr Peter Cochrane (File 14) - Box 6-7 (MS 6947)

(three bundles)

Class MS 6947 - 3. Papers added May 1991

"Student Revolt" (book written by me and published in 1989): Correspondence with publisher and members of the public, invoices/orders, reviews and promotional material, 1989-1991 (File 1) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(two manila folders)

"The Maltese in Australia" (published in 1986): Correspondence, promotional material and messages of congratulations from Prime Minister Hawke and the Maltese High Commissioner, 1986-1988 (File 2) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

"Faces of Canberra" (weekly series for "Canberra Times", 1988): Notes and correspondence, 1988 (File 3) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Ancient Maltese pottery held at Parliament House: Correspondence regarding release from storage vault of neolithic Maltese pottery for display purposes, 1989 (File 4) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Reviews for Canberra Historical Society: Correspondence and reviews, during my brief period as "reviews editor", 1987 (File 5) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Articles Requiring Attention: Correspondence with editors of journals concerning proposals for articles, 1988-1989 (File 6) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Youth Culture article: Correspondence, reader's comments, and draft article (never published), 1985 (File 7) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

References (for job applications), 1982-1986 (File 8) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Job Applications, 1982-1991 (File 9) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Employment with War Memorial as Research Assistant, 1989: Employment contract, correspondence, notes, etc. ... (File 10) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Brunswick Municipal Election brochures, 1973: Relating to campaign of my father, Loreto John York, the first Maltese-born Mayor of an Australian city, 1973 (Note: The Oral History Collection holds an extensive interview with him).... (File 11) - Box 8 (MS 6947)

(one folder)

Class MS 6947 - 4. Papers added March 1992

Series. Correspondence

Comprising Correspondence sent and received 1980-1990.

I have been a dedicated letter writer for most of my life. I have kept copies (carbon copies or computer print-out duplicates) of virtually all the letters I have sent, and have kept virtually all the originals of those received, since 1982. There is incomplete correspondence for 1980 and 1981.

I tend to think of my letter writing as a substitute for maintaining a personal diary. Thus, the correspondence from 1980-1990 may be regarded as a type of diary covering eleven years of my life.

There are more than 2,500 letters in the collection. (Please note that correspondence between my wife and myself, and a small amount of other correspondence of a specially sentimental nature, will be retained by me).

The correspondence is organised according to the date either on which I received the letter or the date on which I replied.

Among the correspondence is a small amount of ephemeral material, such as brochures, How-to-Vote cards, invitations to book launches, post-cards and envelopes.

Of special interest is correspondence with former student activists of the 1960s and 1970s discussing political issues and ideas in the 1980s.

There is also correspondence relating to my writings (books and articles) and responses to different parts of Australia in which I have lived since leaving Melbourne for Sydney in 1982.

Also, there is correspondence with family and friends around Australia, in England, Malta and Canada. (Attached is a separate summary of contents of my correspondence).

The correspondence is in excellent condition and is organised chronologically.

1980 (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1981 (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1982: January-March (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1982: April-June (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1982: July-September (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1982: October-December (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1983: January-March (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1983: April-June (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1983: July-September (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1983: October-December (File) - Box 9 (MS 6947)
1984: (as for 1982 and 1983) (File) - Box 10 (MS 6947)
1985: (as for 1982 and 1983) (File) - Box 10 (MS 6947)
1986: (12 folders: one per month) (File) - Box 11 (MS 6947)
1987: (12 folders: one per month) (File) - Box 12 (MS 6947)
1988: (12 folders: one per month) (File) - Box 13 (MS 6947)
1989: (12 folders: one per month) (File) - Box 14 (MS 6947)
1990: (12 folders: one per month) (File) - Box 15 (MS 6947)

Series. Christmas cards, 1982-1991

Approximately 600 cards received for Christmas between 1982 and 1991, including cards from President and Prime Minister of Malta, Maltese migrants in Australia, family and friends in Australia and overseas. Cards from wife and parents are not included. Variety of designs (File) - Box 16 (MS 6947)

Series. Birthday Cards, 1983-1985, 1987, 1989-1990

Incomplete. (Cards from my wife, parents and Aunty Vida have been retained by me). (1 package) (File) - Box 16 (MS 6947)

Series. 'Goodbye' cards, Canberra TAFE, 1987 - Box 16 (MS 6947)

Cards given to me on leaving Canberra TAFE, where I was a teacher in 1987, in order to return to Sydney. (1 package)

Series. Empire and Race: The Maltese in Australia, 1881-1949

(UNSW Press, 1991)

Manuscript as returned by publisher with Reader's comments (yellow tags) and detailed recommendations for changes (1 bundle) (File) - Box 17 (MS 6947)
Correspondence, orders and reviews (1 thick folder) (File) - Box 17 (MS 6947)

Series. The Maltese in Australia (AE Press, 1987)

Correspondence and orders filled (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. Malta - Miscellaneous

Various papers (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. PhD thesis, UNSW, 1984-1988

Correspondence, mainly with supervisor, David Walker, and UNSW (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, its people and their Origins (ed. by J. Jupp, 1988), 1985-1987

Correspondence regarding my participation (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)
Drafts and notes re-my entries on the Maltese (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. Canberra Times reviews, 1986-1988

Correspondence and copies of my reviews (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. Canberra Times article, 1991

Article "The Blues in Canberra". File contains: (i) Handwritten notes taken from interviews, (ii) various typed drafts, (iii) final article as sent to editor and (iv) published article (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. Honi Soit guest editorship, 1982

Correspondence re-guest editorship (1 thin folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. Access magazine, 1983

Notes for 'War Profiteers' article (1 thin folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947)

Series. News clippings, 1982-1991

'Gulf War' (1 folder) (File) - Box 18 (MS 6947), Box 19 (MS 6947), Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Australian Society of Authors, 1986-1991

Newsletters (1 folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Australia-China Society, c. 1974

Booklet of raffle tickets for fund-raising, circa 1974 (1 folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Neolithic Maltese Pottery held at Parliament House, Canberra, 1985-1987

Correspondence re-the location and release of pottery for display, 1985-1987 (1 thin folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Ethnic Media in the A.C.T. Survey, 1988

Correspondence, completed questionnaires and samples of ethnic community publications in Canberra, 1988 (1 thick folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Peace Studies file, 1985

Comprising various papers (1 folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Charles Darwin file

Comprising various papers (1 folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Libraries of London: Brochures, 1985

Brochures collected during research trip in 1985 (1 folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Series. Bail Surety Form for Prisoner (and Receipt), 1974

Comprising various papers (1 folder) (File) - Box 19 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 5. Papers added December 1992

Three thick folders relating to my recent book (co-edited with Richard Nile), Workers and Intellectuals: Essays on Twentieth Century Australia by ten urban hunters and gatherers. Two folders contain draft chapters (including those that were not published) and one folder contains all the correspondence relating to the project since its inception under the working title "Making Way in Australian History" in 1987 (File) - Box 20 (MS 6947)

A bound copy of Barbara Carter's 1982 Master of Arts thesis, Opposition to Nuclear Weapons in Australia, 1949-1965 (File) - Box 20 (MS 6947)

(Pol. Science, Melbourne University)

Plastic pouch-bag inscribed "Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Sydney, 1988" containing summaries of conference papers, programmes, etc (File) - Box 20 (MS 6947)

One folder containing typescript of article on "Police, Students and Dissent, Melbourne 1966-1972", 1984 (File) - Box 21 (MS 6947)

One folder containing Peace Studies questionnaire completed by Peace Studies class which I taught at Hawker College, ACT, in 1983 (File) - Box 21 (MS 6947)

Two folders of teaching materials (Geography, Remedial English, etc), including for digraphs (early 1980s) (File) - Box 21 (MS 6947)

Two folders relating to an unpublished project in 1984, titled "Hawke: a Left Critique". The book was supposed to be published by Kibble Press (publishers of 'Arena' magazine) but they dropped out at the last minute. One thick folder contains the unpublished manuscript, made up of chapters by Geoff Dow, Bill Tully, John Davies, Nic Maclellan, Paul James, Ed Duyker, B. York, Winton Higgins and Richard Tanter. Another folder contains my chapter and notes taken in preparing it (File) - Box 21 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 6. Papers added July 1993

Social studies teaching material, 1979-1981 (File) - Box 22 (MS 6947)

Correspondence etc re homelessness in Australia, 1989 (File) - Box 22 (MS 6947)

Drafts and correspondence re history articles written for the Times of Malta, 1992 (File) - Box 22 (MS 6947)

Class Ms 6947 - 7. Papers added March 1994

Prisoners' Action Committee (Vic), Inward correspondence (includes letters from prisoners), 1976 (File 1) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

P.A.C. (Vic), News cuttings, 1973-1976 (File 2) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

P.A.C. (Vic), News cuttings, 1973-1976 (File 3) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

P.A.C. (Vic), News cuttings, 1973-1976 (File 4) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

P.A.C. (Vic), Miscellanea, 1974-1976 (File 5) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

P.A.C. (Vic), Newsletters and Constitution, 1974-1976 (File 6)

P.A.C. (Vic), Leaflets, Press Statements, Reports, etc., 1974-1976 (File 7) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

O'Meally Case, 1974-1976. Correspondence with unions and government departments (File 8) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

Alternatives to Imprisonment conference: Brochures and Papers, 1975 (File 9) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

H. M. Prison Pentridge: Internal Notices and Canteen Lists, 1974-1975 (File 10) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

Letter, 2/6/76: Paul Hetzel, 'A' Division, to Superintendent of Pentridge (File 11) - Box 23 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 8. Papers added September 1994

Eureka flag measuring 73 cms x 64 cms made of dark blue cotton with the Eureka Southern Cross design silk screened in white. The flagpole measures 135 cm in length. (Located in Pictorial Section Object Store) (File 1) - Box 25 (MS 6947)

Copy of accompanying letter giving detailed description of the flag and its origin of the design. The letter is dated 27 September 1994 (File 2) - Box 25 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 8.1. Papers added December 1994

Correspondence, 1991 (File) - Box 23a (MS 6947)

Correspondence, 1992 (File) - Box 24 (MS 6947)

Correspondence, 1993 (File) - Box 25 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 9. Papers added February 1997

Background surveys and notes for Metropolitan ghettoes and ethnic concentrations (File) - Box 26 (MS 6947)

Correspondence and papers relating to Emmanuel Attard: from Gozo (Malta) to Gallipoli to Australia (File) - Box 26 (MS 6947)

Draft index for Empire and race (File) - Box 26 (MS 6947)

Ethnic history survey of history departments at Australian universities (File) - Box 26 (MS 6947)

Correspondence and notes relating to Our multicultural heritage (File) - Box 26 (MS 6947)

Correspondence and notes relating to Our multicultural heritage (File) - Box 27 (MS 6947)

Correspondence, notes and drafts relating to TV - make it Australian (File) - Box 27 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 10. Papers added March 1997

Correspondence, January - May 1994 (File) - Box 27 (MS 6947)

(see descriptive list provided by the donor in Folder 1)

Correspondence, June - December 1994 (File) - Box 28 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 11. Papers added 18 March 1997

Correspondence, Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Australian National University:, 1986-1996 (File) - Box 29 (MS 6947)

Class MS 6947 - 12. Papers added 10 December 1997

Correspondence, 1995-1996 (File) - Box 29-33 (MS 6947)

(24 folders arranged by month) (see descriptive list provided by the donor in Folder 1)

Class MS Acc98.028. Papers added February 1998

Arrangement

Please note that Boxes 1,2,3 are contained in Carton 1; Boxes 4,5,6 are contained in Carton 2; Boxes 7,8,9 are contained in Carton 3; Boxes 10,11,12 are contained in Carton 4.

This consignment comprises research for historical works, chiefly The Maltese in Australia (1986) and includes original correspondence, questionnaires, interviews and other files. (File) - Carton 1 (MS Acc98.028), Carton 2 (MS Acc98.028), Carton 3 (MS Acc98.028), Carton 4 (MS Acc98.028), Box 13 (MS Acc98.028)

Class MS Acc99.210. Papers added November 1999

This consignment comprises correspondence., 1997-1998 (File) - Box 1-6 (MS Acc99.210)

Class MS Acc00.021. Papers added February 2000

This consignment comprises material relating to "Speaking of us: Voices from twentieth-century Australia" (1999); correspondence and permission forms. (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc00.021)

Class MS Acc00.107. Papers added May 2000

This consignment comprises further papers relating to York's research. (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc00.107)

Class MS Acc00.147. Papers added July 2000

This consignment comprises drafts and correspondence relating to York's articles for NLA News. (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc00.147)

Class MS Acc00.168. Papers added August 2000

This consignment comprises further papers relating to York's research on Maltese migration to Australia. (File) - Carton 1-10 (MS Acc00.168)

Class MS Acc08.146. Papers added August 2008, 1980 – 1985

This consignment comprises research material, correspondence, brochures, conference presentations, and book reviews. (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc08.146)

This consignment comprises: 2 folders of Peace Studies material, including York's submission to the Commonwealth Committee to review Australian Studies; correspondence with official bodies re. preparations for nuclear war; various brochures on the topic; National Defence Organisation presentation at a conference; drafts of book reviews by York; outline of Year 12 peace studies elective 1982; survey form and survey summary of peace studies survey completed by York ca. 1983

Class MS Acc16.107. Papers added July 2016, 1900s-1950s

This consignment comprises research material about the history of the dictation test provision of the old Immigration Act (1901-1957), collected in the 1990s for a book that was never written. Includes original statistical returns on immigration exclusion and admissions and correspondence with the Joint House Committee of Parliament to fill gaps in those tabled; material by name and year of exclusion of individuals under the dictation test; draft chapters on the Mabel Freer Case in which the test was used for "moral" reasons.

Immigration – annual returns, 1902-1957 (File 1) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Statistics compiled on immigration and tabled in federal parliament each year from 1902 to 1957.

Persons refused admission, 1902-1957 (File 2) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Statistics from annual returns organised by persons refused admission by year.

Persons admitted, c.1900-1993 (File 3) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Statistics from annual returns organised by persons admitted by year. Includes some correspondence from 1993 when I was seeking the complete set of annual returns from the Papers Office of the House of Representatives.

Mrs. Freer (1), 1936 (File 4) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Folder of newscuttings about the exclusion under the dictation test of Mrs Mabel Freer on "moral" grounds.

Mrs. Freer (2), 1936 (File 5) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Folder of newscuttings about the exclusion under the dictation test of Mrs Mabel Freer on 'moral' grounds.

Mrs. Freer (3), 1937 - c. 1950s (File 6) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Folder of newscuttings about the exclusion under the dictation test of Mrs Mabel Freer on "moral" grounds. Includes items from National Archives and early 1950s journalist reflections on the case.

Draft Freer chapter (File 7) - Box 1 (MS Acc16.107)

Folder containing draft chapter by Barry York about the case "Defending family values".

Dictation test, "of no further use" (File 1) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains research material pertaining to Barry York's proposed book on the dictation test.

Dictation test, "of no further use" (File 2) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains research material pertaining to Barry York's proposed book on the dictation test.

Dictation test, "of no further use" (File 3) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains research material pertaining to Barry York's proposed book on the dictation test.

Dictation test – General (File 4) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains notes from archival research.

Dictation test – articles (File 5) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains published articles about the dictation test.

Dictation test Reading List (File 6) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains lists of books, chapters and articles about the dictation test.

Dictation test – draft chapters (File 7) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains drafts of 'chapter one' of my proposed book.

Dictation Test, miscellaneous newscuttings, c. 1900s to 1930 (File 8) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains copies of newscuttings about immigration restriction and individual cases.

Mrs Poon Gooey, 1912 (File 9) - Box 2 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains copies of newspaper reports about the case of Mrs Poon Gooey.

Dictation test, "Negroes" (File 1) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains newspaper reports of cases involving restrictions on immigration and deportation of "Negroes".

Dictation test, Greeks (File 2) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains newspaper reports of cases involving restrictions on immigration and deportation of Greeks.

Dictation test, Germans (File 3) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains newspaper reports of cases involving restrictions on immigration and deportation of Germans.

Dictation test, Japanese (File 4) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains newspaper reports of cases involving restrictions on immigration and deportation of Japanese.

Dictation test, Joseph Belcourt (Mauritian) (File 5) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains newspaper reports of cases involving restrictions on immigration and deportation of Indians.

Dictation test, Indians (File 6) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Contains newspaper reports of cases involving restrictions on immigration and deportation of Italians.

Dictation test, Italians (File 7) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Draft Chapter Three of Barry's York proposed book on the dictationt test, Maltese (File 8) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Dictation test, correspondence (File 9) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Includes correspondence about the annual returns on immigration with Speaker ofd the House of Representatives.

Dictation test, opposition to immigration, 1920s (File 10) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Newspaper reports about groups opposing immigration such as the Australian Workers Union.

Dictation test, cases in 1910s, 1910s (File 11) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Newspaper reports about Marie Gilbert, Ellen Fitzgibbon, John Spargo, Alexandra Killerman, Sergaiff Proxapi, "West Indian".

Dictation test, cases in 1920s, 1920s (File 12) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Newspaper reports about Guiseppe Mifsud, Salvatore Flores, Achilles Demetriades, Vincenzo Sarchelli, Armandine Teboul, Josephine and Noelie Guidi, Richard Ross, John Franks and James Kenney, Lejsor Goldberg, Lester Brissett, Savem le Boul, Oliver Alkno Clarke, "White Slavers".

Dictation test, cases in 1930s, 1930s (File 13) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Newspaper reports about Paul Rosenkviss, Konrad Schroder, Simon Tydecks, Jeanne Sorlet, William Hoenderkamp and Gerrit Roodhurst, Sven Johannsen and Arne Olsen, Schmitz Mecha.

Dictation test, cases in 1940s, 1940s (File 14) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Newspaper reports about Malayan ex-seamen, Nazis deported, Gelis case, Karel Zoubek, William Bennion, Egon Lerch.

Dictation test, cases in 1950s, 1950s (File 15) - Box 3 (MS Acc16.107)

Newspaper reports about George Jackson, Anastassiou case, Sou Li, Mario Abbiezzi, "Tahitian girl".

Class MS Acc19.094. Papers added August 2019, 1948 to 1964 - Box Shared, Folder 1-2

The collection comprises photocopies of original documents from the Malta High Commission relating to migrant voyages from Malta to Australia in the period 1948 to 1964 and are mainly reports by ship's welfare officers about the voyage and its passengers. The reports were written for Malta's Emigration Minister and provide detailed insights on each voyage.

Class MS Acc21.017. Papers added May 2021, 1999-2004 - Box 1 (MS Acc21.017)

The collection includes correspondence between Barry York and David Hanson (also known as David Little Wolf) that mostly relates to Hanson's memories of his step-father, the Navajo wrestler and showman, Big Chief Little Wolf, who was popular in Australia in the 1940s and 1950s. Hanson also reflects on his own time in Australia in the 1950s and the interesting show business people he met here and later in the United States of America, including his time sharing a flat with Helen Reddy in Melbourne. The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript of Lew Hillier's autobiography dated 1999 and titled 'A time to remember'.


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