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Papers of Maurice Wills
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(5 ms boxes + 2 archive boxes)
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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
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]'.
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Personal diaries; 1990-1996. Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments. (File) - Box 1
Personal diaries; 1997-2001. Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments. (File) - Box 2
Personal diaries; 2002-2006. Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments. (File) - Box 3
Personal diaries; 2007-2011. Contain general information about day-to-day activities and appointments. (File) - Box 4
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
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 Jluy 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 residdence at Melbourne Orphanage 24/5/1955; includes referee reports. (File 1) - Box 7
Chores list [reflection on orphange life?]. Newspaper cuttings regarding expereinces of care; range of dates. Photos; many unidentifed; 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, [1990's onwards?] Copy of Brighton Beach School Centenary 1878-1978 publication. (File 5) - Box 7
Audio casette 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