Guide to the Papers of Maurice Wills

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MS Acc12.116

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Collection Summary

Creator
Maurice Wills
Title
Papers of Maurice Wills
Date Range
1950-2011
Collection Number
MS Acc12.116
Extent
1.11 metres (5 ms boxes + 2 archive boxes + 1 sound/av carrier + 1 digital carrier)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn6216302).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Maurice Wills, National Library of Australia, MS Acc12.116, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

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

Item Descriptions

Personal diaries, 1990 - 1996 (File) - Box 1

Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments.

Personal diaries, 1997 - 2001 (File) - Box 2

Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments.

Personal diaries, 2002 - 2006 (File) - Box 3

Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments.

Personal diaries, 2007 - 2011 (File) - Box 4

Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments.

Papers relating to the acquisition of business names, contracts of sale and related documents; newspaper cuttings; unidentified photographs; documents relating to private business 'Shamrock Lodge'. Folders of letters sent to libaries regarding donation or purchase of his publication 'The Envelope'. Letters of correspondence from readers and enquiries about 'The Envelope' ; inlcuding letters form people who themselves were in care as children; many of the letters were included in 'The Reply' which is largely based on the reactions of readers. Two folders titled 'Miscellaneous' including documents, surveys from care leavers, researcch information and newspaper cuttings in relation to 'The Envelope' (File) - Box 5

Letters of correspondence from readers and enquiries about The Envelope'; inlcuding letters from people who themselves were in care as children. Signed copy of 'The Envelope'; signed copy of 'The Reply'; the following relate to Maurice Wills interest in science - a DVD 'Lacewinger Butterfly'; and two games of his own invention 'Darwin Cubes' and ' Tranters' (File) - Box 6

'Lacewing or Butterfly? - For the love of Science', 2008 (Item NLA.MS-DM005398) - Digital-Carriers-Box 109, Object Digital Box

A world first presentation of a unique introduction to 'Bug' Science'. Commercial production

Dimensions

Adelaide Professional Imaging

Physical Facet

Published Data/Multimedia resources on CD/DVD

Two New Testament Bibles; one with a note presented to Maurice Wills in 1951 (File) - Box 7

Collected information regarding the plaque unveiling at the Melbourne Orphanage 29 July 1990 by Mayor of Brighton CR. Rayleen Haig JP. Collected information about the Melbourne Orphange including newspaper cuttings. Photographs and media related to the launch of the book 'The Envelope'. Job application written while in residence at Melbourne Orphanage 24/5/1955; includes referee reports (File 1) - Box 7

Chores list [reflection on orphanage life?]. Newspaper cuttings regarding experiences of care; range of dates. Photos; many unidentified; children, staff (?) of orphanages (File 2) - Box 7

Collected information about Melbourne Orphanage including newspaper cuttings; newsletters Brighton Historical Society papers and newsletters. Also includes print out of Kevin Rudd's 2009 speech of apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants (File 3) - Box 7

Newspaper cuttings about the book 'The Envelope'; orphanage life; news article titled 'Growing pains' about Ivan Durrant The Age 13/7/1985 (interviewed for the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project 17/11/2011) (File 4) - Box 7

Melbourne orphanage reunion photos; unidentified [1990s onwards?] Copy of Brighton Beach School Centenary 1878-1978 publication (File 5) - Box 7

Audio cassette dated 27/6/1990 titled Radio 3LO Maurice and Ramona. Papers relating to Maurice's schooling and ongoing education including a 1950 report card, photographs, magazines relating to Brighton Technical School 1948-1950; Caulfield Technical School 1951-1952; Swinburne Technical College 1953-1954 (File 6) - Box 7

Maurice and Ramona. Radio 3LO, 27/06/1990 (Item NLA.MS-SAV014441) - Cassette-Box 666, Object Cassette Box

Dimensions

TDK D60

Physical Facet

Compact cassette tape


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