Guide to the Papers of Marcel Aurousseau
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- Marcel Aurousseau
- Papers of Marcel Aurousseau
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS 7070
- 4.8 metres (32 boxes + 3 folios)
- Language of Materials
- National Library of Australia
Conditions Governing Access
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2278366).
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Marcel Aurousseau, National Library of Australia, MS 7070, [box number, consignment date and series and/or file number]'.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The first two consignments (21.4.1967 and 9.4.1980) of the Marcel Aurousseau papers were donated by Mr Aurousseau and were accessioned in 1981 at MS 1879. On the receipt of the third (and largest) consignment on 24 May 1985 from his widow, Mrs Cecily Aurousseau, for reasons of space a new number (MS 7070) was allocated to papers.
The consignments received in 1967 and 1980 are arranged in a single sequence of four series (Series 1 to Series 4). The consignment added in 1985 is arranged in a separate sequence of twenty series (Series 1 to Series 20).
|1891||19 April; born at Tara, Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, Sydney, N.S.W. Tara is on the N.W. corner of Rowe St.|
|1896||c. Public school, Peakhurst|
|1898||c. Do., Hurstville West|
|1901||Private School (Mr Dunn) Petersham|
|1902||Public School (Mr Middenway) Bexley|
|1903||Trip to Tasmania|
|1904||Six months at 'Westbridge', Ballina, Richmond River|
|1905||Trip to North Island of New Zealand. To Sydney Boys' High School|
|1907||Cadet, Australian Museum, Sydney (library, mineralogist)|
|1911||To University of Sydney (Science)|
|1912||Joined Royal and Linnean Societies of New South Wales|
|1914||(March) B.Sc. (Hons. And University medal for Geology). Appointed Lecturer in Geology, University of Western Australia|
|1915||Enlisted in the 1st A.I.F. Commissioned 2nd Lieut. To Egypt with the 6th/28th.|
|1916||To France with the 51st Infantry Battalion. Wounded near Mouquet Farm. Awarded Military Cross.|
|1917||Captain. To 4th Training Battalion, Codford, Wilts.|
|1918||Wounded at Domart (S.E. of Amiens). Awarded French Croix de Guerre.|
|1918||Divisional Education Officer - 1st Aust. Div. A.I.F.|
|1919||Returned to Australia. Lecturer in Charge, Department of Geology, University of W. A.|
|1920||To Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington.|
|1923||To the American Geographical Society of New York.|
|1924||Returned to Australia. Attended meeting of ANZAAS at Adelaide. Expedition to Barrington Tops, N.S.W.|
|1925||Went to Europe.|
|1926||Journey on foot from Paris to Madrid.|
|1927||Finished conducting parental tour of Western Europe. Wrote first pat of Highway into Spain at Geneva.|
|1928||Working on Highway into Spain. Prepared chapter on Artesian Water for Professor T.W.E. David's book The Geology of Australia.|
|1929||Finished Highway into Spain at Chelsea|
|1930||Highway into Spain published in London and accepted for publication in the U.S.|
|1931||Reading and translating for publishers.|
|1932||Translation of Rosenkrantz's El Greco and Cervantes published. Abdominal operation (University College Hospital)|
|1933||To the Royal Geographical Society. Working on an index to the supplements to the Geographical Journals.|
|1936||The Index published. Appointed Secretary of the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (the P.C.G.N.)|
|1939||Initiated a program of transliteration for the War Office and Admiralty.|
|1942||P.C.G.N. Glossary of Modern Greek and Gazetteer of Greece published. Awarded the Cuthbert Peek Grant by the R.G.S. Married Cecily Mary Vance.|
|1944||P.C.G.N. Gazetteer of Albania published..|
|1946||New ed. Of the Gazetteer of Albania published. Awarded Research Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Joined the R.G.S.|
|1947||Joined the Hakluyt Society|
|1949||Represented H.M. Government at the 3rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences (Brussels).|
|1952||Represented H.M.G. at the 4th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences (Uppsala)|
|1955||Resigned from the F.C.G.N.|
|1956||Prepared The Rendering of Geographical Names. Left England for Australia.|
|1957||Appointed member of the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia. The Rendering of Geographical Names published.|
|1958||Joined the Royal Australian Historical Society.|
|1959||Attended Perth meeting of ANZAAS. Elected President, Geographical Society of N. S.W.|
|1960||Re-elected Pres. Geog.Soc. N.S.W.|
|1961||Attended Brisbane meeting of ANZAAS, to Heron Island.|
|1963||Attended Canberra meeting of ANZAAS.|
|1965||Had a heart attack.|
|1966||Appointed to National Committee for Geography.|
|1968||To New Caledonia and the New Hebrides. My translation of The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt published by the Hakluyt Society in 3 vols.|
|1969||Awarded the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.|
|1972||Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (F.A.H.A.)|
|1973||Honorary D. Litt. (Newcastle, N.S.W.)|
|1975||Facs. Ed. Of The Rendering of Geographical Names published in the U.S.A.|
Comprising various papers relating to military, legal and financial matters.
The correspondence is arranged in an alphabetical sequence and has not been sorted within files. The correspondence dates from 1920 to 1984 and relates to Marcel Aurousseau's research and writings on geographical names, exploration research, landscape in art, literary and art criticism and book reviews. Some correspondence relating to his research on Leichhardt and Cook, and some family correspondence may also be included but the bulk of that correspondence is in separate series.
Some typescripts are also included.
Major correspondents are: Archives of N.S.W.; Australian Academy of the Humanities; Australian Dictionary of Biography; Beale, Edgar; Crone, G.R.; Fitzgerald, Brigadier L.; Freestone, Rob; Frost, Allan; Geelan, P.; Geography Bulletin; Geographical Magazine; Goodwin family; Hakluyt Society; Hoare, Michael; Hutchinson Publishing; Martin, G.J.; Meanjin; Mesnage, G.; Middenway R.; Melbourne University Press; McCullough, Max; McLaughlin, A.G.J.; National Library of Australia; O'Sullivan, John; Australian School of Pacific Administration; Raven, Yvonne; Royal Australian Historical Society; Royal Geographical Society of Australasia; Royal Society of N.S.W.; Rutherford, Frank; Ryan, Bruce; Webster, E.M.; White, Patrick.
Other correspondents include: Astor, Lady Nancy; Aurousseau, Shane and Sally; Aurousseau, Sylvain; Backhouse, D.; Beaglehole, A.; Bergmann, Walter; Bettenson, A.J.; Bowman, Isiaah; Branagan, D.F.; Christesen, C.B.; Clark C.H. Manning; Courtenay, Key; Davison, Frank Dalby; Fitzgerald, Lawrence; Fitzhardinge, L.F.; Fitzpatrick, Kathleen; Ford, Edgar; Fowler, Beatrice; Freestone, Rob; Garran, J.C.; Hancock, W.K.; Hasluck, Paul; Hasluck, Margaret; Inglis, Ken; Jones, Phyllis; Keneally, Tom; Kennedy, Priscilla; Kramer, Leonie; La Nauze, J.; Linnean Society of N.S.W.; Lubbock, Adelaide; Mather, R.B.; Morrison, R.H.; Overland (Journal): The Pacific Geography Society; Powell, Lawrence Clark; Richardson, Geoffrey; Roderick, Colin; Roe, Michael; Ross, A.D.; Scott Polar Research Institute; Serle, Geoffrey; Smith, Bernard; Smith, Vivian; Spate, O.K.H.; Stanger, Sophia; Strehlow, T.G.H.; Swan, R.A.; Taylor, Doris; Walker, Lennox; Walker, R.B.; Whitley, Gilbert P.; Wilcox, Arthur A.; Wild, Alan; Woolnough, Ilma; Wright, John Kirkland.
This series comprises diaries for the years 1978-1983. There are several notebooks containing research notes.
This series contains typescripts of Marcel Aurousseau's writings including poetry, articles and book reviews. There is also a card index to his writings.
-'I confer with Master Shakespeare concerning the split infinitive'
-'God meets a botanist'
-'Durban: an outlet for distant reservoirs'
-'Sydney: a new interpretation'
-'Landscape in art: pictures as registers of change' - 2 copies
-'Le Havre: eight years after'
-'The Sorbonne as it is today'
-'Fourth International Meeting of Recorder Players'
-'Notes on Geographical Associations formed in Australia'
-'Note on Pascal'
-'Isaiah Bowman' 26 Mar. 1974
-'Forgotten figures' 21 Mar. 1977
-'Early house types' 29 Apr. 1976
-'Suburban quarries' 19 Sept. 197-
-'Sound and sense'
-The Aberdeenshire Company
-The Routes of the Explorers
Press cuttings, reprints, correspondence relating to Professor Griffith Taylor.
This series contains copies of Aurousseau's published works and P.C.G.N. glossaries.
Malay (A) in English Orthography; Malay (B) in Dutch orthography; Norwegian; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Serb and Croat; Spanish; Swedish; Thai; Turkish; Albanian 1st and 2nd eds.; Arabic 1947 ed); Bulgarian; Burmese; Chinese; Czech and Slovak; Danish (2 eds.); Dutch (2 eds.); Estonian; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indo-Chinese (2 eds); Italian; Japanese; Latvian; Lithuanian; 1942/1943 glossaries; Modern Greek; Russian; Albanian; Serbo-Croat and Slovene; Romanian; Thai (Slamese); Turkish
Includes postcards, brochures, photocopies.