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Collection Summary

Creator
Donald Ian McDonald
Title
Papers of Donald Ian McDonald
Date Range
1956-1991
Collection Number
MS 5147
Extent
3.92 metres (28 boxes, 1 folio item)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research material, minutes, newspapers clippings, newsletters and other printed material. The papers document McDonald's activities in the field of historical writing and research. The correspondence and research files reflect his meticulous and extensive study of many aspects of Australian history, particularly colonial architecture and the development of mental health services. There is also evidence of McDonald's generous assistance and advice to other students of history, and his commitment to the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Royal Australian Historical Society, Canberra and District Historical Society, ACT Historic Sites and Buildings Committee and associated groups.

McDonald published four books, and was a prolific writer and editor of journal articles and reviews. Among the works documented in this collection are his biographical writings on Colonial Architect James Barnet, architect and civil servant William Wilkinson Wardell and medical practitioner Frederic Norton Manning, together with his history of the shire of Harden in New South Wales. At the time of his death McDonald was working on an administrative history of the early Public Service, 'Your obedient servants : a history of the Commonwealth Public Service, 1901-1910'. The collection includes a comprehensive series of research files relating to the Commonwealth Government from the 1880s to 1910.

The major correspondents include Peter Alsop, John Bennett, Ken Cable, Christopher Cunneen, R.L. Edenborough, J.M. Freeland, H.C. Harper, Marsden Hordern, Peter Hughes, Ken Inglis, John Keaney, Hazel King, Errol Lea-Scarlett, R.A. Littlejohn, T. J. Linane, Peter Martin, Bede Nairn, Joy Newton, Patrick O'Farrell, Douglas Pike, Bruce Pratt, Salvatore Restifa, Alan Roberts, Geoffrey Serle, Russel Ward, Teresa Wardell and Stephen Welsh.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2618617).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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], MS 5147, National Library of Australia, Papers of Donald Ian McDonald, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

Donald Ian McDonald donated his papers to the Library in a number of instalments from 1972 to 1986. Following his death, two further instalments were received from McDonald's sister Gwen McDonald in September 1990 and April 1993.

Arrangement

The arrangement of the papers as maintained by McDonald has been preserved by the Library. Related material held by the Library includes a folder of biographical material (MS 8425), compiled by Philip Selth for his article 'Donald Ian McDonald 1923-1990 - A scholar and a gentleman - a memoir', Canberra Historical Journal (1991).

Biographical Note

DateEvent
Born in Moree, New South Wales on 25 May
Joined the New South Wales Treasury Department
Served in the Royal Australian Air Force
Joined the Royal Australian Historical Society
Graduated Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
Councillor and Honorary Research Officer, Royal Australian Historical Society
Editor, Canberra Historical Journal
Published The church in the valley, being a history of the first 100 years of the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington, NSW 1867-1967
Published They came to a valley : Wellington 1817-1967
President of the Canberra and District Historical Society
Fellow of the Royal Australian Historical Society
Honorary Life Member, Canberra and District Historical Society
Co-editor, Canberra Historical Journal
Awarded the C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship, State Library of New South Wales
Councillor, Royal Australian Historical Society
Retired from the Commonwealth Public Service
Published James Barnet : Colonial architect with Peter Bridges, which was awarded a High Commendation in the Institute of Engineers 1988 Excellence Awards
Review editor, Canberra Historical Journal
Australian Dictionary of Biography Commonwealth Working Party
Published The shire of Harden : a history of local government 1980-1990
Died in Canberra on 15 August
DateEvent
Born in Moree, New South Wales on 25 May
Joined the New South Wales Treasury Department
Served in the Royal Australian Air Force
Joined the Royal Australian Historical Society
Graduated Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
Councillor and Honorary Research Officer, Royal Australian Historical Society
Editor, Canberra Historical Journal
Published The church in the valley, being a history of the first 100 years of the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington, NSW 1867-1967
Published They came to a valley : Wellington 1817-1967
President of the Canberra and District Historical Society
Fellow of the Royal Australian Historical Society
Honorary Life Member, Canberra and District Historical Society
Co-editor, Canberra Historical Journal
Awarded the C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship, State Library of New South Wales
Councillor, Royal Australian Historical Society
Retired from the Commonwealth Public Service
Published James Barnet : Colonial architect with Peter Bridges, which was awarded a High Commendation in the Institute of Engineers 1988 Excellence Awards
Review editor, Canberra Historical Journal
Australian Dictionary of Biography Commonwealth Working Party
Published The shire of Harden : a history of local government 1980-1990
Died in Canberra on 15 August

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence and related papers, 1956-90

McDonald corresponded extensively with fellow historians, researchers and writers. The correspondence reflects his diverse range of interests, particularly his study of colonial architecture and the development of mental health services. The correspondence also documents his involvement with numerous historical societies and related groups, including the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Canberra and District Historical Society. McDonald organised and participated in numerous conferences, workshops and lectures. He also edited and contributed to various historical and biographical publications, among them the Australian Dictionary of Biography, the Canberra Historical Journal, Archetype, the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Footprints and the Medical Journal of Australia.

This series also includes invitations, congratulations, newsletters and other printed material. There is an extensive collection of newspaper clippings of articles, reviews and McDonald's letters to various newspapers relating to topical events, and reflecting such interests as preservation of historic sites, censorship and privacy.

Correspondence and related papers, 1956-75 (File 1-2) - Box 1

Correspondents include Evan Barnet, C.A. Burmester, John Cumpston, Brian Dickey, E.H. Farmer, J.M. Freeland, H.C. Harper, Hazel King, Errol Lea-Scarlett, T.J. Linane, A.W. Martin, J. H. McClemens, Bede Nairn, Patrick O'Farrell, Douglas Pike, Bruce Pratt, Salvatore Restifa, Harold Royle and Peter Spillett.

Correspondence and related papers, 1961-74 (File 3) - Box 1

Correspondents include Peter Alsop, John Bennett, Walter Ebsworth, Bryan Gandevia, Philip Geeves, H.C. Harper, John Keaney, Errol Lea-Scarlett, T. J. Linane, R.A. Littlejohn, Peter Martin, Bede Nairn, Joy Newton, Bruce Pratt and P.B. Sheedy.

Correspondence and related papers, 1965-71 (File 4-5) - Box 1

Correspondents include Peter Alsop, A.E. Cahill, Betty Crowley, H.C. Harper, J.M. Freeland, Hazel King, Errol Lea-Scarlett, John Keaney, Peter Martin, Bede Nairn, Patrick O'Farrell, Salvatore Restifa, David Saunders, W.T. Southerwood, Kylie Tennant and Jan Whitehead

Correspondence and related papers, 1966-75 (File 6) - Box 1

Correspondents include Marnie Bassett, George Chandler, John Cumpston, R.A. Littlejohn, Nan Phillips, Pat Wardle, Stephen Welsh and Harold White.

Correspondence and related papers, 1972-80 (File 7) - Box 2

Correspondents include Peter Alsop, Peter Freeman and Eric Martin.

Correspondence and related papers, 1974-80 (File 8) - Box 2

Correspondents include George Chandler, Winifred Garvan, H.C. Harper, John Haslem, John Keaney, Hazel King, R.A. Littlejohn, Bede Nairn, Nan Phillips, Heather Radi, Jill Roe, Jennifer Sherwood, Norma Townsend and Teresa Wardell.

Correspondence and related papers, 1975-79 (File 9) - Box 2

Correspondents include George Chandler, J.M. Freeland, Diane Jones, R.A. Littlejohn, Bede Nairn, Russel Ward and Gerard Windsor.

Correspondence and related papers, 1975-80 (File 10) - Box 2

Correspondents include Stephen Garton, R.A. Littlejohn, Bede Nairn, Alan Roberts, Rachel Roxburgh and Paul Ryan.

Correspondence and related papers, 1976-80 (File 11) - Box 2

Correspondents include Tulla Brown, Rod Cooper, H.C. Harper, Arnold Harris, Brian Kelly, Hazel King, R.A. Littlejohn, Bede Nairn, Marie Sexton and Russel Ward.

Correspondence and related papers, 1979-81 (File 12) - Box 2

Correspondents include Richard Appleton, J.C. Caldwell, Alan Clark, John Daley, A.B. Davis, R.L. Edenborough, Fred Gregory, George Hardwick, Mary Harper, Ken Inglis, Errol Lea-Scarlett, Brian Madden, Allan Martin, John Mordike, Steve Mullins, Bede Nairn, John Pearn, Alan Roberts, Jean Ryan and Ian Wilson.

Correspondence and related papers, 1981-82 (File 13) - Box 3

Correspondents include Peter Alsop, Harrison Bryan, Ken Cable, Peter Freeman, Keith Johnson, Laurie Kennedy, Bede Nairn, Nan Phillips, Jill Roe and Russel Ward.

Correspondence and related papers, 1984-90 (File 14) - Box 3

Includes correspondence with John Atchison.

Series 2. Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1968-90

The first volume of the Australian Dictionary of Biography appeared in 1966 and by the time of McDonald's death a further 11 volumes had been published. During his long association with the Australian Dictionary of Biography McDonald contributed 27 entries, ranging from entries on architects to publicans, barristers and public servants. Only five of his entries are represented in this series. There are also notes and drafts for two further entries, which were not published. McDonald corresponded with editors Christopher Cunneen, Cameron Hazlehurst, Ken Inglis, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle. There are also papers relating to McDonald's work with the Australian Dictionary of Biography Commonwealth Working Party, 1989-90, nominating inclusions for the '1940-1980' volumes. Material relating to entries for James Walker and Sir Harry Newton Phillips Wollaston is included in Series 11.

Papers regarding entries for Christopher Rawson Penfold and Henry Hunter, 1968-70 (File 1) - Box 3

Papers regarding entries for Francis Mephan Gellatly and Ernest Thomas Hall, 1979-82 (File 2) - Box 3

Papers regarding entries for Francis John Graham, Walter Wilson Froggatt and Richard Witty Foster, 1981 (File 3) - Box 3

Australian Dictionary of Biography Commonwealth Working Party correspondence, 1989-90 (File 4-5) - Box 3

Series 3. ACT Historic Sites and Buildings Committee, 1972-78

The Australian Capital Territory Historic Sites and Buildings Committee was established in 1972. This series provides a record of the work of the Committee during its first five years, and is a source of detailed information regarding the identification and preservation of many of Canberra's historic sites and buildings. McDonald resigned as chairman and committee member in 1978. Among the papers are minutes, site notes and preservation plans, newsletters, articles, leaflets, reports and other printed material.

Minutes and related papers, 1972-78 (File 1-6) - Box 4

Legislation to assist in the preservation of historic properties : report of the National Trust of Australia (NSW), 1973 (File 7) - Box 5

Series 4. University of New England, 1975-78

McDonald obtained his Bachelor of Letters from the University of New England in 1978, and completed his Master of Arts (Hons) at the University in 1984. The papers in this series relate to the earlier degree and include administrative correspondence, essays, exam papers and research material relating to his studies in Australian history. There are also typescripts of McDonald's Litt.B. thesis 'The 1878 Lunacy Act and afterwards : a study of the development of mental health legal and administrative services in nineteenth century New South Wales'. McDonald's essays for the course include 'British thinking and practices in the field of 19th century mental health' and 'The introduction of conscription for overseas military service'.

Correspondence, essays and related papers, 1975-78 (File 1-2) - Box 5

Typescript draft and bound copy of 'The 1878 Lunacy Act and afterwards : a study of the development of mental health legal and administrative services in nineteenth century New South Wales' (Litt.B.), 1978 (File 3-4) - Box 5

Research notes (File 5-9) - Box 5, 6

Series 5. Royal Australian Historical Society, 1978-88

McDonald had a long and active involvement with the Royal Australian Historical Society, which he joined in 1953. He served on numerous committees, worked as a research officer, and contributed many articles and reviews to the Royal Australian Historical Society Journal and the Royal Australian Historical Society Newsletter. This series includes correspondence, minutes, newsletters and annual reports regarding various Society projects, conferences and publications, including plans for the 1988 Bicentenary. Among the correspondents are John Bennett, Ken Cable, Marsden Hordern, Peter Hughes, Robert Irving, Roy McLeod, Bede Nairn, Peter Orlovich, W.O.C. Roberts and John Christian Vaughan.

Minutes and related papers, 1978-82 (File 1-6) - Box 6, 7

Minutes and related papers, 1985 (File 7) - Box 7

Papers regarding the 1987 Royal Australian Historical Society Honorary Fellowship, 1986-88 (File 8) - Box 7

Series 6. Canberra Oral History Project, 1981

This small series relates to McDonald's involvement with the Canberra Oral History Project, sponsored by the ACT Branch of the Oral History Association of Australia. McDonald worked on the Project as a representative of the Canberra and District Historical Society. The papers include a series of questions drafted by McDonald for the 1938 component of the Project.

Canberra Oral History Project minutes and related papers, 1981 (File 1) - Box 7

Series 7. Canberra and District Historical Society, 1987-90

McDonald became actively involved with the Society after moving to Canberra in 1962, and this association continued until his death. McDonald served terms as president and vice-president of the Society and as editor of the Society's Canberra Historical Journal. He was also a major contributor of articles and reviews to the Journal. The papers in this small series relate to McDonald's time as review editor of the Journal, from 1988 to 1990. There is correspondence with John Atchison, Peter Bridges, Edward Duyker, Gillian Hibbins, Elaine Jones, David Walker and Barry York, as well as typescripts of reviews from various contributors.

Correspondence and related papers, 1987-90 (File 1) - Box 7

Series 8. James Barnet, 1967-69

James Barnet joined the New South Wales Colonial Architect's Office in 1860. From 1865 to his retirement in 1890, Barnet held the office of Colonial Architect, responsible for the design and construction of all public buildings in New South Wales. This series includes correspondence with Evan Barnet and Douglas Pike, notes and research material relating to James Barnet and the Colonial Architect's Office, and McDonald's manuscript 'James Barnet - Colonial Architect, 1865-1890 : a most meritorious public officer'. Together with Peter Bridges, McDonald published the book James Barnet : Colonial Architect in 1988. McDonald also contributed the entry on James Barnet to the Australian Dictionary of Biography (volume 3).

Correspondence, notes and research material, 1967-69 (File 1-2) - Box 8

Typescript 'James Barnet - Colonial Architect, 1865-1890 : a most meritorious public officer' (File 3) - Box 8

Series 9. William Wilkinson Wardell, 1969-81

Architect and civil servant, William Wilkinson Wardell served as Inspector General of Public Works, Victoria, from 1861 until 1878, when he was dismissed with other civil servants by the Victorian Government. Wardell then moved to Sydney, continuing his private practice until his death in 1899. McDonald researched and wrote extensively on Wardell. His writings include 'William Wilkinson Wardell : architect and engineer', Victorian Historical Magazine (1970); 'William W. Wardell : Inspector General of Public Works, Victoria, 1861-1878', Archetype (1973); the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry (volume 6) and 'Cathedral architect : William W. Wardell', Footprints (1971). This series includes correspondence, typescripts, photographs, notes and photocopied research material. Among the correspondents are Keith Butler, John Keaney, Frank Somers, Teresa Wardell and Stephen Welsh.

Correspondence, 1969-74 (File 1) - Box 8

Correspondence and related papers, 1970-81 (File 2) - Box 8

Photographs (File 3) - Box 8

Notes and research material (File 4-8) - Box 9

Series 10. Frederic Norton Manning, 1971

Frederic Norton Manning served as Inspector General of the Insane, New South Wales from 1876 until his retirement in 1898. This series includes McDonald's manuscript 'Frederic Norton Manning (1839-1903)' and related research material. McDonald published an article on Manning in the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society in 1972, and contributed the entry for the Australian Dictionary of Biography (volume 5).

Typescript 'Frederic Norton Manning (1839-1903)', 1971 (File 1) - Box 10

Research material (File 2) - Box 10

Series 11. 'Your obedient servants : a history of the Commonwealth Public Service, 1901-1910', 1988-90

McDonald was working on a history of the beginnings of the Commonwealth Public Service at the time of his death. This series includes typescript drafts with extensive handwritten corrections, correspondence regarding publication and comprehensive subject files relating to the development of the Commonwealth Public Service. The files on Sir Harry Newton Phillips Wollaston and James Walker include typescripts of entries by McDonald for the Australian Dictionary of Biography. There are also 14 computer discs comprising various drafts. A printout of the 'Master draft' disc may be found in folders 6-10.

Correspondence regarding publication, 1988-90 (File 1) - Box 10

Typescript draft, Chapters 1-4 and 6, 1988 (File 2-3) - Box 10

Typescript draft, introduction and chapters 1-3, 1990 (File 4) - Box 10

14 × 3½" computer discs, comprising various drafts (File 5) - Box 11

Typescript draft, introduction and chapters 1-3 (File 6) - Box 11

Typescript draft, chapters 4-6 (File 7) - Box 11

Typescript draft, chapters 7-8, appendices A-B (File 8) - Box 11

Typescript draft, 'The colonial departments', 1 March 1989 (File 9) - Box 11

Typescript draft, 'Australian colonial defence', 25 March 1989, together with 'Commonwealth Public Servants - biographical notes' (File 10) - Box 11

Bibliography notes (File 11) - Box 11

Administrative arrangements (File 12) - Box 12

Arbour Day (File 13) - Box 12

Attorney-General (File 14) - Box 12

Commonwealth-State relations (File 15) - Box 12

Commonwealth-State relations - wire netting dispute (File 16) - Box 12

Commonwealth celebrations (File 17) - Box 12

Constitution (File 18) - Box 12

Customs (File 19) - Box 13

Customs - administration (File 20-22) - Box 13

Customs - complaints (File 23) - Box 13

Customs - Customs Act Part XV (File 24) - Box 13

Customs - Commerce Act (File 25) - Box 13

Customs - ships' stores (File 26) - Box 14

Customs - interstate trade (File 27) - Box 14

Customs - tariff (File 28-29) - Box 14

Customs - C.C. Kingston (File 30) - Box 14

Customs - prosecutions (File 31-32) - Box 14, 15

Customs - legislation (File 33) - Box 15

Customs - prohibited imports (File 34) - Box 15

Customs - wharfage rates (File 35) - Box 15

Defence (File 36-37) - Box 15

Defence - State Departments (File 38-41) - Box 15, 16

Defence - legislation (File 42) - Box 16

Elections (File 43) - Box 16

External Affairs (File 44) - Box 16

External Affairs - Immigration Restriction Act (File 45-46) - Box 17

Home Affairs (File 47-48) - Box 17

Home Affairs - acquisition of property (File 49) - Box 17

Patent Office (File 50) - Box 17

Parliamentary reports, 1856-86 (File 51-52) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - Appointments (File 53) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - Duncan McLachlan, G.T. Allen, R.M. Collins (File 54) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - R.R. Garran (File 55) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - Atlee Hunt (File 56) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - Nicholas Lockyer (File 57) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - D. Miller, Robert Scott (File 58) - Box 18

Permanent Heads - H.N.P. Wollaston (File 59) - Box 19

Postmaster-General (File 60-64) - Box 19

Postmaster-General - State Departments (File 65-66) - Box 19, 20

Postmaster-General - Queensland (File 67) - Box 20

Postmaster-General - Royal Commission (File 68) - Box 20

Postmaster-General - transfer of functions (File 69) - Box 20

Postmaster-General - facilities (File 70) - Box 20

Postmaster-General - J. Oxenham (File 71) - Box 20

Postmaster-General - Ministers (File 72) - Box 20

Postmaster-General - Tattersalls (File 73) - Box 21

Postmaster-General - appointments (File 74) - Box 21

Postmaster-General - finance (File 75) - Box 21

Postmaster-General - staff associations; industrial (File 76) - Box 21

Postmaster-General - telegraphic communication with overseas (File 77) - Box 21

Postmaster-General - toll telephones (File 78) - Box 21

Prime Minister's Department (File 79) - Box 21

Public Service (File 80) - Box 22

Public Service - legislation (File 81-84) - Box 22

Public Service - responsibilities under state legislation (File 85) - Box 22

Public Service - Ministers of State (File 86) - Box 23

Public Service - State Heads of transferred departments; together with Personnel miscellaneous - W.D. Bingle, S. Mills, R. Oakley (File 87) - Box 23

Public Service Commissioner - reports (File 88) - Box 23

Public Service - organisation and classification (File 89) - Box 23

Public Service - central staff (File 90) - Box 23

Public Service - growth (File 91) - Box 23

Public Service - Blue Books, 1900 (File 92) - Box 23

Public Service - Royal Commission, 1894 (File 93) - Box 24

Public Service - articles (File 94-95) - Box 24

Treasury (File 96-98) - Box 24

Treasury - revenue and expenditure, 1901-10 (File 99) - Box 24

Treasury and the Directors (File 100) - Box 25

War Service Homes Commissioner - James Walker (File 101) - Box 25

Staff statistics, 1901-10 (File 102) - Box 25

Statistics (File 103-104) - Box 25

Statistics - New South Wales Census, 1891 (File 105) - Box 25

Index of papers presented to Parliament, 1901-61 (File 106) - Box 25

Miscellaneous - notes and research material (File 107-108) - Box 26

Miscellaneous - copies of newspaper articles (File 109-110) - Box 26

Series 12. The Shire of Harden : a history of local government 1890-1990 (1990)

To commemorate the centenary of its local government, the Harden Shire Council commissioned McDonald to write a history of the region. This series includes correspondence with the Harden Shire Council, notes, photocopied research material, index cards and reviews.

Correspondence and related papers, 1989-90 (File 1) - Box 26

Notes and research material regarding John Burke (File 2) - Box 26

Research material regarding legislation (File 3) - Box 26

Index cards (File 4) - Box 27

Series 13. Other writings, 1964-86

McDonald's prolific writings included books, journal articles and reviews. He also lectured on a diverse range of subjects, primarily historical and biographical topics and research methods. The typescripts in this series include 'The Colonial Architects', 'Henry James O'Farrell : Fenian, or moonstruck miscreant', 'The Australian Soldiers Repatriation Fund - an experiment in social legislation', 'Civil Servants of the Crown! The gaol chaplains - Fathers Dillon, Coghlan and Dwyer', 'The morbid gloom of ignorance : the convict teachers', 'Local history the task for a district historical society' and 'Training of staff'. There are also papers relating to 'The history of medicine and health in Australia', a conference held at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, 1980, and featuring McDonald's paper 'Hospitals for the insane in the young colony'.

Articles, speeches and other writings, 1964-86 (File 1-3) - Box 27

Papers relating to 'The history of medicine and health in Australia', 1980 (File 4) - Box 27

Series 14. Printed Material, 1965-88

Included in this series are books, pamphlets, newsletters and other printed items such as The 1888 Centenary Celebrations and new developments in the writing of Australian history (1988) by Brian Fletcher, Writing local history : methods, sources and themes (1985) edited by Alan Roberts and featuring 'Public Records and local history' by McDonald, and A history of medical administration in New South Wales 1788-1973 by C.J. Cummins (1979). There are also newspaper clippings of McDonald's letters to various newspapers, reviews and articles by him, reviews of his writings and other items of interest.

Printed material, 1965-88 (File 1-7) - Box 27, 28

Series 15. Personal documents, 1972-91

This small collection of personal documents includes certificates for McDonald's Royal Australian Historical Society Fellowship (1972), University of New England Bachelor of Letters (1978) and Master of Arts with Honours (1985), together with the 1991 Excellence Awards High Commendation for James Barnet : Colonial Architect (1988) from the Institute of Engineers.

Personal documents, 1972-91 (File 1)

Series 16. Photographs

Among the photographs in this series is one of McDonald and co-author Peter Bridges with Peter Cox, Minister for Public Works, at the launching of James Barnet : Colonial Architect(1988), and a portrait of McDonald by David Coward (1984). There are also illustrative photographs for some of McDonald's writings, including 'Your obedient servants : a history of the Commonwealth Public Service, 1901-1910'. Photographs used for articles on William Wilkinson Wardell are included in Series 9.

Photographs (File 1) - Box 28


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