Guide to the Papers of B. W. Bramell


MS 7697

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Collection Summary

B. W. Bramell
Papers of B. W. Bramell
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 7697
0.45 metres (2 boxes + 1 folio)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 B. W. Bramell, National Library of Australia, MS 7697, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Journals - 6 ms journals with diary entries from April 1900 to December, 1912, first volume with signature on sticker on front "B.W.Bramell"; Letts's …Rough diary… 1905 - entries in pencil for April- September, 1905 (not continuous), 1900-1913 (File) - Box 1

Back strips missing from 3 volumes

Journal - contains diary entries from Jan-July, 1897 (File 1) - Box 2

Sewn pages taken from larger note book; fragile, some pages loose.

Journals - 2 ms journals with diary entries from December, 1912 - March, 1917, 1912-1917 (File ?) - Box 2

Journals - 1 item with diary entries from April, 1917-July, 1919, 1898-1899 (File 2) - Box 2

Sewn pages taken from larger note book.

Index to correspondence, April, 1914, 1914 (File 2) - Box 2

Legislation - Standing orders of the Legislative Council of Papua, 1909; various official reports, 1898-1899; various isues of Government Gazettes, Ordinances, Licenses, etc., 1885-1912, 1885-1912 (File 3) - Box 2

Some items fragile

Photo - members of the Executive Council, Port Moresby, 1910 (?), 1910s (File 4) - Box 2

Names on verso - Ballantyne, Barton, Sir Hubert Murray H.E., Campbell, Monkton, Champion, Little, Weekly

Correspondence re "practice and procedures of the Queensland Police Courts", 1912; Duties of officers, Department of Native affairs and control, 1910; Duties of the Commissioner ofor native affairs, 1909., 1909-1912 (File 4) - Box 2

Paper - 'Native education - system adopted [by] the Dutch in Netherlands - India", n.d. (File 4) - Box 2

Paper - Extract from "The Austral-Briton", British New Guinea, settlers and the government, by Pegasus, 1916, 1916 (File 4) - Box 2

paper charred on top left corner

Paper - Papua of today, the labour question, a problem for the future, by Beatrice Grimshaw (File 4) - Box 2

Paper - Native labour in Papua. (File 4) - Box 2

On the tribes inhabiting the mouth of the Wanigela River, New Guinea', by R.E. Guise, London, 1899, 1899 (File 5) - Box 2

Reprint from "Journal of the Anthropological Institute", Feb and May, 1899; badly foxed and stained, loose in cover,

Miscellaneous papers, incl. - 'Slavery in Papua, Australia's ugly scandal (copy of article from 'The daily Chronicle', London, 1/7/1914); Correspondence on erection of hut of Konedobu for native affairs dept, 1916; Correspondence on visit of Resident Magistrate of Central District to Galley Reach Rubber Estates, Lolorua, 1916; correspondence on rock paintings at Goodenough Islands, 1919-1921; Desertions, 1912-1913, etc.; 'Staniforth Smith - Who's to foot the bill?', article for 'Truth, 26/3/1911, 1911-1921 (File 5) - Box 2

Press cuttings, 1932, covering controversy between J.T. Bensted and I. Hogbin; also article 'Notes by a Papuan Judge' by J.H.P. Murray, 1932 (File 6) - Box 2

Instructions for magistrates, 1894 (ms); Hints for magistrates, n.d. (ms), 1894 (File 6) - Box 2

Papers on inspections of mines, 1914; miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1908-1914, 1908-1914 (File 7) - Box 2

Translations of evidence on recruitment of labourers at Kokoda, 1918, 1918 (File 7) - Box 2

M/s letter to 'Bell' from 'A L Blyth [?]'m, 16/9/17; miscellaneous official papers, 1902-1920, 1902-1920 (File 7) - Box 2

Mounted, large tear on each of 2 pages

Proclamation on behalf of Queen Victoria declaring a British Protectorate over part of new guinea, 1884, 44x62 cm., 1884 (File) - Folio 1

Very fragile, all edges affected, part of bottom right corner missing, some tears, foxing, stains