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Collection Summary

Creator
Richard Boyer
Title
Papers of Richard Boyer
Date Range
1963-1987
Collection Number
MS 7776
Extent
4.62 metres (34 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, photographs, speeches, reports, press releases, notes, memoranda and tape recordings relating to Richard Boyer's work with organisations such as the Industries Assistance Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Tariff Advisory Committee of Papua New Guinea. There are also papers relating to the management of the family property ”Durella” in Queensland. The correspondents include Bob Martin, Neil Heelan, Alan Harriman, Ian McMahon, Bill Selfe, Fred Bryant and Ian Lilburne.

Conditions Governing Access

Part permission required for research and part not available for research. Series 1-2, 4, 10 (part) and 11 require permission for research until access is determined. Series 3, 5-9 and 10 (Folders 258 and 262) are closed under the Archives Act for 30 years from the date of creation of the material.

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Richard Boyer, National Library of Australia, MS 7776, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Library by Marjorie Boyer in 1989.

Papers of Boyer's father, Sir Richard J. F. Boyer (1891-1961) are held by the Library at MS 3181.

Biographical Note

DateEvent
1942-1945Served, Royal Australian Air Force
1946Married Marjorie Hitchcock
1948-1966Pastoralist, Morven, Qld
1959-1973Member, Commonwealth Tariff Board
1970-1973Presiding member, Commonwealth Tariff Board
1972-1974Chairman, Tariff Advisory Committee, Papua New Guinea
1974-1981Commissioner, Industries Assistance Commission
1980-1981Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
1981-1982Member, Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal
1983-1986Director and Board member, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1983-1989Member, Paper Conversion, Printing and Publishing Industry Council
1987Awarded AM
1989Died in Canberra

Richard Boyer was born on 7 February 1923, the son of Sir Richard and Lady Boyer. He was educated at the University of Sydney and Oxford University.

DateEvent
1942-1945Served, Royal Australian Air Force
1946Married Marjorie Hitchcock
1948-1966Pastoralist, Morven, Qld
1959-1973Member, Commonwealth Tariff Board
1970-1973Presiding member, Commonwealth Tariff Board
1972-1974Chairman, Tariff Advisory Committee, Papua New Guinea
1974-1981Commissioner, Industries Assistance Commission
1980-1981Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
1981-1982Member, Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal
1983-1986Director and Board member, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1983-1989Member, Paper Conversion, Printing and Publishing Industry Council
1987Awarded AM
1989Died in Canberra

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence, 1965-1984

Personal correspondence received by Boyer, together with copies of outgoing correspondence.

Correspondence, In lists, 1966, 1968 (File 1) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1965-1967 (File 2) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1967 (File 3) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1968 (File 4) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1968-1969 (File 5) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1970-1973 (File 6) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1973-1974 (File 7) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1975 (File 8) - Box 1

Personal correspondence, In, 1976 (File 9) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, In, 1977 (File 10) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, In, 1978 (File 11) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, In, 1979-1981 (File 12) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, In, 1982-1984 (File 13) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, In, 1985-1986 (File 14) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, In, 1987-1988 (File 15) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, Out, Jan 1966-June 1967 (File 16) - Box 2

Personal correspondence, Out, 1967 (File 17) - Box 3

Personal correspondence, Out, Jan 1968-July 1968 (File 18) - Box 3

Personal correspondence, Out, Aug 1968-June 1969 (File 19) - Box 3

Personal correspondence, Out, 1973-1975 (File 20) - Box 3

Personal correspondence, Out, 1976-1978 (File 21) - Box 3

Personal correspondence, Out, 1979-1981 (File 22) - Box 3

Correspondence, Out, 1966 (File 23) - Box 3

Correspondence, Out, 1967 (File 24) - Box 3

Correspondence, Out, Jan-June, 1968 (File 25) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, July-Dec, 1968 (File 26) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, Jan-June, 1969 (File 27) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, July-Dec, 1969 (File 28) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, Jan-June, 1970 (File 29) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, 1971-1972 (File 30) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, Jan-April, 1973 (File 31) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, May-Sept, 1973 (File 32) - Box 4

Correspondence, Out, Oct-Dec, 1973 (File 33) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, Jan-June, 1974 (File 34) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, July-Sept, 1974 (File 35) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, Oct-Dec, 1974 (File 36) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, Jan-Feb, 1975 (File 37) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, March, 1975 (File 38) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, April-June, 1975 (File 39) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, July-Aug, 1975 (File 40) - Box 5

Correspondence, Out, Sept-Oct, 1975 (File 41) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, Nov 1975-Feb 1976 (File 42) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, March-June, 1976 (File 43) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, July-Dec, 1976 (File 44) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, Jan-March, 1977 (File 45) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, April-June, 1977 (File 46) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, July-Aug, 1977 (File 47) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, Sept-Dec, 1977 (File 48) - Box 6

Correspondence, Out, Jan-March, 1978 (File 49) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, April-June, 1978 (File 50) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, July 1978-March 1979 (File 51) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, May-July, 1979 (File 52) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, Aug-Dec, 1979 (File 53) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, Jan-May, 1980 (File 54) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, June-Dec, 1980 (File 55) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, Jan-April, 1981 (File 56) - Box 7

Correspondence, Out, May-June, 1981 (File 57) - Box 8

Correspondence, Out, July-Sept 1981 (File 58) - Box 8

Correspondence, Out, Oct 1981-Feb 1982 (File 59) - Box 8

Overseas correspondence, 1965-1966 (File 60) - Box 8

Overseas correspondence, 1967-1968 (File 61) - Box 8

Correspondence concerning travels, 1979-1980 (File 62) - Box 8

Correspondence with Bob Martin, 1973-1984 (File 63) - Box 8

Correspondence with United Graziers Association, 1971-1973 (File 64) - Box 8

Series 2. Durella, 1962-1987

Papers relating to the management of the Boyer Family property, Durella, located near Morven, 400 miles west of Brisbane, Queensland.

Correspondence on Urea feeding, 1964-1965 (File 65) - Box 9

Correspondence to the property: Durella, 1963 (File 66) - Box 9

Correspondence to Durella, 1966 (File 67) - Box 9

Correspondence to Durella, 1966-1967 (File 68) - Box 9

Correspondence to Durella, 1967 (File 69) - Box 9

Correspondence to Durella, 1968 (File 70-71) - Box 9

Correspondence to Durella, 1968-1969 (File 72) - Box 9

Correspondence to Durella, 1968-1969 (File 73) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, Neil Heelan and Ronald Twidale, (File 74) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, Neil Heelan, 1973-1974 (File 75) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella Neil Hellan, 1974-1976 (File 76) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, Ian McMahon, 1974-1977 (File 77) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, Bill Selfe, 1977 (File 78) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, Alan Harriman, 1977-1980 (File 79) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, D. Parry- Okeden, 1980-1981 (File 80) - Box 10

Correspondence to Durella, Ian Lilburne, 1980-1981 (File 81) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, 1966-1961 (File 82) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, Fred Bryant, 1968-1969 (File 83) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, Fred Bryant, 1973-1978 (File 84) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, 1966-1967 (File 85) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, Neil Heelan and R. Twidale, 1966-1967 (File 86) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, 1968-1969 (File 87) - Box 11

Correspondence to Durella, Neil Heelan, 1973-1976 (File 88) - Box 11

Correspondence, Out, Fred Bryant, 1967-1969 (File 89) - Box 11

Correspondence, Out, Durella, Ian McMahon, 1974-1977 (File 90) - Box 12

Correspondence Out, Durella, Fred Bryant, 1973-1977 (File 91) - Box 12

Correspondence, Aqua Downs, 1964-1968 (File 92) - Box 12

Correspondence, Aqua Downs, 1969-1972 (File 93) - Box 12

Selling the property Durella, 1984 (File 94) - Box 12

Correspondence with the Department of Primary Industries concerning the Water Monitors program, 1977 (File 95) - Box 12

Organisation of Durella, 1963-1979 (File 96) - Box 12

Cultivation on Durella, information about the techniques and economics of farming, 1962-1967 (File 97) - Box 12

Correspondence to Durella staff (1977-1979) and management notes, 1977 (File 98) - Box 13

Valuations and leases of Durella, 1965-1983 (File 99-103) - Box 13

Property reports on Durella, 1971-1977 (File 104) - Box 13

Property planning of Durella, 1971-1977 (File 105) - Box 13

Working plans of Durella, 1964-1969 (File 106) - Box 14

Details about the Durella property, such as its size, location and physical characteristics, n.d. (File 107) - Box 14

Notes on the Nucleus Stud at Durella, 1977-1979 (File 108) - Box 14

Notes on CSIRO; sheep and cattle breeding, 1963-1968, 1974 (File 109) - Box 14

History of Charleville district, 1972 (File 110) - Box 14

Various speeches on agriculture by Richard Boyer, 1959,1965, 1969 (File 111) - Box 14

Warrego speech by Richard Boyer and correspondence in reply by various organisations, 1973-1974 (File 112) - Box 14

Speeches by Richard Boyer on the future of rural industries and families, as well as correspondence with the Australian Farm Management Society, 1977 (File 113) - Box 14

Speeches to Metal Trades Federation Conference and Australian Institute of Political Science, 1977-1978 (File 114) - Box 14

Speech at Barraba by Richard Boyer, 1980 (File 115) - Box 15

Speech, 'Sense of Purpose', and correspondence in reply, 1987 (File 116) - Box 15

Speech by Richard Boyer on wool tariffs and the export industry, n.d. (File 117) - Box 15

Rural, grazing and wool industry papers, 1970 (File 118) - Box 15

Economic papers, 1974-1981 (File 119)

Series 3. Papua New Guinea Tariff Advisory Committee, 1969-1976 (Closed for 30 years)

Boyer was Chairman of the Tariff Advisory Committee, Papua New Guinea in 1972-1974. The papers correspondence, include articles, notes, minutes, and reports.

Administrative matters, 1972-1975 (File 120-1) - Box 15

Articles and papers, 1971-1972 (File 122) - Box 15

Articles and papers, 1971-1972 (File 123) - Box 16

Notes on the inquiry by the Tariff Advisory Committee into tariffs on asbestos cement, 1973-1974 (File 124) - Box 16

Confidential notes on Tariff Advisory Committee, 1972 (File 125-7) - Box 16

Correspondence with the Tariff Advisory Committee in P.N.G., 1971-1972 (File 128-9) - Box 16

Correspondence and notes on discussions with the Department of External Territories, 1973 (File 130) - Box 16

Correspondence to P.N.G, 1973 (File 131) - Box 17

Correspondence to P.N.G, 1974 (File 132) - Box 17

Correspondence, Out, 1973 (File 133) - Box 17

Correspondence, Out, 1974 (File 134) - Box 17

Correspondence from P.N.G, 1973-1974 (File 135) - Box 17

Correspondence with the TAC concerning tariffs on detergent, 1973 (File 136) - Box 17

Economic Development Committee, 1972-1974 (File 137) - Box 17

Files on the Tariff Advisory Committee in P.N.G., 1973-1974 (File 138) - Box 17

Finance and development, 1972 (File 139) - Box 17

Notes on the T.A.C inquiry into tariffs on footwear, 1973 (File 140) - Box 18

Notes on the T.A.C inquiry into tariffs on furniture, 1973 (File 141) - Box 18

Notes on the T.A.C inquiry into tariffs on ice-cream, 1972-1973 (File 142) - Box 18

Members and staff, 1972 (File 143) - Box 18

Minutes of meetings, 1972-1973 (File 144) - Box 18

National Investment and Development Act, 1974 (File 145) - Box 18

Notes on line of responsibility, 1972 (File 146) - Box 18

Ordinances and regulations, 1959-1972 (File 147) - Box 18

P.N.G. notes, 1972 (File 148) - Box 18

Petroleum, 1976 (File 149) - Box 19

Pre-appointment papers, 1971 (File 150) - Box 19

Procedures, 1972 (File 151) - Box 19

Questionnaires, n.d. (File 152) - Box 19

Radio Assembly, discussion on A.W.A by the Tariff Advisory Committee in P.N.G., 1972 (File 153) - Box 19

References, 1973 (File 154) - Box 19

Background material on reports, 1970-1974 (File 155-7) - Box 19

Annual reports, 1970,1972-1973 (File 158) - Box 20

Executive Officers' reports, 1972 (File 159-60) - Box 20

Executive Officers' reports, 1973 (File 161-2) - Box 20

Executive Officers' reports, 1974 (File 163) - Box 20

Reports, 1970-1971 (File 164) - Box 20

Reports, 1972 (File 165-6) - Box 20

Tariff Advisory Committee annual report, P.N.G, 1972 (File 167) - Box 21

Tariff Advisory Committee Inquiry into Camera and Accessories, P.N.G., 1973-1974 (File 168) - Box 21

Tariff Advisory Committee's reports on rice prices, 1972-4 (File 169) - Box 21

Submissions to Administration, 1972 (File 170) - Box 21

Transport Department papers, n.d. (File 171) - Box 21

Report by Tariff Advisory Committee on timber product tariffs, P.N.G, 1972-1973 (File 172-3) - Box 21

Report by T.A.C into welded wire fabrics, 1973 (File 174) - Box 21

Miscellaneous papers, 1969-1973 (File 175) - Box 21

Series 4. Wool Industry, 1964-1984

The series contains mainly papers relating to Economic Wool Producers Limited and the Australian wool industry in general.

The 'Go Wool' report, 1979 (File 176) - Box 22

'Go Wool' correspondence, 1979-1981 (File 177) - Box 22

'Go Wool', 1981 (File 178) - Box 22

Woolnet, Computer Sciences of Australia, 1976, 1978 (File 179) - Box 22

Woolnet papers, 1977-1981 (File 180-1) - Box 22

Woolnet papers, 1977-1979 (File 182-3) - Box 22

Addresses on wool, 1981-1982 (File 184) - Box 23

Speech by Boyer on tariffs and rural industries at the United Farmers and Woolgrowers Association convention, 1973 (File 185) - Box 23

Minutes of Rural Industries Board meetings, 1970, 1972 (File 186) - Box 23

Notes on the cost compensation scheme for wool growers, 1969 (File 187) - Box 23

Notes on rural reconstruction frame work, 1975 (File 188) - Box 23

Correspondence, J. Maple-Brown, submission to the committee reviewing the CSIRO Division of Textiles, 1982 (File 189) - Box 23

Personal correspondence, In, 1967-1970 (File 190) - Box 23

Personal correspondence, In, 1970-1972 (File 191) - Box 23

Personal correspondence, In, 1973-1974 (File 192) - Box 23

Correspondence, 1974-1981 (File 193) - Box 24

Memos and papers sent to Boyer, 1974 (File 194-6) - Box 24

Notes on finances, 1973 (File 197) - Box 24

Ministerial statements and press releases, 1972-1973 (File 198) - Box 24

Submission to Australian Wool Corporation, 1973 (File 199) - Box 24

Government relations, 1974, 1977 (File 200) - Box 24

Newsletters, 1971-1974 (File 201) - Box 25

Balderstone Committee, 1982 (File 202) - Box 25

Memos, drafts, correspondence etc, 1974 (File 203) - Box 25

Memos, drafts, correspondence etc, 1974-1977 (File 204) - Box 25

Notes on the meetings and policies of Economic Wool Producers, Australia, 1984 (File 205) - Box 25

Wool Income Stabilisation papers, 1972-1973 (File 206-8) - Box 25

Notes, articles, correspondence etc, 1964, 1968 (File 209) - Box 26

Australian Wool Industry Authority, 1967-1975 (File 210) - Box 26

Wool marketing, 1973-1974 (File 211) - Box 26

A.E.N, Wool Industry enterprises, such as electronic wool sales, 1978-1982 (File 212) - Box 26

Wool industry proposals, 1966-1969 (File 213-14) - Box 26

Notes on the Wool Industry cost price crisis, 1968-1969 (File 213) - Box 26

Notes and correspondence on the wool industry by the Graziers Association of Queensland, H.B. Ballet, R.B. Whon and others, 1969-1970 (File 214) - Box 26

International Commodity Price Stabilisation, n.d. (File 217) - Box 27

Breeding schemes, 1972 (File 218) - Box 27

Series 5. Industries Assistance Commission (Access: closed for 30 years), 1974-1985

Boyer was the Commissioner of the Industries Assistance Commission in 1974-1981. The papers include correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper cuttings and discussion papers.).

House of Representatives Standing Committee for Expenditure, report on arts funding, also correspondence between the I.A.C and Boyer, 1985 (File 219) - Box 27

Industries Assistance Commission, report and correspondence on education and the performing arts, 1975-1977 (File 220) - Box 27

Computer Sciences of Australia- correspondence with and submission to the I.A.C on computer hardware and software, 1976 (File 221) - Box 27

I.A.C, proposals for assistance tariffs in the iron and steel industries, 1976-1980 (File 222) - Box 27

Correspondence on the iron and steel industries with the Broken Hill Proprietary Company and John Lysaght Pty Ltd, 1978-1979 (File 223) - Box 27

Farewell speech to I.A.C on the 26 June and 30 June, 1981 (File 224) - Box 27

Industries Assistance Commission, press cuttings on performing arts, 1976 (File 225-6) - Box 28

Industries Assistance Commission, policies, correspondence with the Tariff Board, 1974-1975 (File 227) - Box 28

Discussion paper on the Tariff Board's points of reference and the I.A.C's polices, 1968-1973 (File 228) - Box 28

Series 6. Industries Assistance Commission : Farm counselling (Access: closed for 30 years), 1975

Notes on field visits for farm counselling, 1975 (File 229) - Box 28

Function, selection and training of farmer counsellors, 1975 (File 230) - Box 28

Correspondence with Professor Geoffrey Bolton and the Tasmanian, Victorian, W.A and S.A. Departments of Agriculture, 1975 (File 231-2) - Box 28

Series 7. Industries Assistance Commission : Dried Fruit Industry (Access: Closed for 30 years), 1974-1977

Rural industry inquiries and surveys, 1975 (File 233-4) - Box 29

Working papers on apples, pears and dried vine fruit, 1974-1976 (File 235) - Box 29

Speech to fruit growers, Stanthorpe, 19 May 1977 (File 236) - Box 29

Series 8. Department of Foreign Affairs (Access: Closed for 30 years), 1979-1981

Correspondence, media releases, notes and other papers assembled by Boyer in his capacity as Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, 1980-1981.

Correspondence with Mr White concerning protection and foreign affairs, 1980 (File 237)

Correspondence with the Department of Foreign Affairs, 1979-1980 (File 238)

Notes to Dick Smith, 1980-1981 (File 239)

Department of Foreign Affairs papers, some by Boyer, 1980 (File 240)

Department of Foreign Affairs media releases and papers on international trade and Departmental protocol, some by Boyer, 1980 (File 241-2) - Box 30

Series 9. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Access: Closed for 30 years), 1983-1987

Papers relating to Boyer's term as Director and Board member with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1983 until 1987.

Correspondence with various groups, such as the ABC, Law Reform Commission Australia, University of W.A, Margaret Reynolds and the Department of Communication, 1983-1986 (File 243-4) - Box 30

'A.B.C. Philosophy', reviews of the ABC operations by Boyer, 1983-1987 (File 245) - Box 30

Letters and comments referring to Boyer's philosophy paper, 1983-1987 (File 246-8) - Box 30

Letters and comments referring to Boyer's writings, 1983-1987 (File 249-252) - Box 31

Correspondence and reports on A.B.C. Television's proposed South Pacific service, 1985-1986 (File 253) - Box 31

Correspondence with Robert Raymond, Ken Myer and 'The infamous four' concerning the A.B.C, 1985-1986 (File 254) - Box 31

Handwritten notes about the A.B.C, including its goals, Board meetings, philosophy, strategy and interviews with Ken Myer, 1983-1986 (File 255) - Box 31

Series 10. Miscellaneous Files, 1973-1987

Aboriginal policy statement, 1987 (File 256) - Box 31

Aboriginal policy statement- notes, 1987 (File 257) - Box 32

Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal (Access: Closed for 30 years), 1981-1982 (File 258) - Box 32

Investment Monitoring Project, 1982 (File 259) - Box 32

Department of Health report on the care of the aged, 1983 (File 260) - Box 32

Australian Institute of International Affairs, June 1973 (File 261) - Box 32

Australian Council for Overseas Aid (Access: Closed for 30 years), 1981 (File 262) - Box 32

Broadcasting (File 263) - Box 32

Media policy, 1977-1978 (File 264) - Box 32

Notes on Public Service Board, Arts Seminar, 18 March 1977 (File 265) - Box 33

Co-ordination Rural and Secondary, 16 August 1973 (File 266) - Box 33

Speeches on the Protection Commission, 1973 (File 267) - Box 33

Richard Boyer's notes and papers, 1983-1985 (File 268-9) - Box 33

Kym Anderson (A.N.U.) (File 270) - Box 33

Series 11. Diaries, Photographs Passports and Tape Recordings, 1974-1979

Diary, 21 January, to 18 March, 1974 (File 271) - Box 34

Diary, 19 March, to 15 May, 1974 (File 272) - Box 34

Diary, 14 May to 30 June, 1974 (File 273) - Box 34

Diary, 1 July to 25 Aug, 1974 (File 274) - Box 34

Diary, 26 August 1974 to 29 Nov, 1974 (File 275) - Box 34

Diary, 1979 (File 276) - Box 34

Photos, passports, tape of discussion with Geoffrey Bolton, and also another tape of Richard Boyer and Geoffrey Bolton on 'Sense of Purpose' (File 277) - Box 34


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