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Henry Deane's papers include: correspondence and printed material relating to his work as Engineer-In-Chief in charge of Commonwealth railway construction, notably the Transcontinental (Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta) railway; newspaper clippings and photographs covering his career and other interests, notably botany, concerning which there is also a quantity of correspondence (with J. H. Maiden and Baron von Mueller, among others) and notes and specimens relating to his work on Australian fossil flora and native timbers.
Mathilde Deane was a research student and amateur writer. Her papers include: correspondence connected with her historical and private research; copies and extracts of despatches and other documents concerning 19th century Australia; newspaper clipping, photographs and publications relating to travels with her father, family affairs and other interests, notably Theosophy.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn723334).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 the Deane Family, National Library of Australia, MS 610, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
The papers were presented to the Library by Mathilde Deane of Reigate, Surrey in 1958 and 1963. Correspondence concerning Henry Deane's work in the fields of botany and palaeontology has been indexed (see Appendix 1)
Note that there are two parts to the collection: Papers relating principally to Henry Deane (Series 1-9), and Papers relating principally to Mathilde Elizabeth Deane (Series 10-15).