Guide to the Papers of Phyllis Birdwood


MS 7968

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Collection Summary

Phyllis Birdwood
Papers of Phyllis Birdwood
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 7968
0.16 metres (1 box, 1 folio)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Scope and Contents

The papers are relating to Sir Bilbe Robinson and Sir William Birdwood.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 7968, National Library of Australia, Papers of Phyllis Birdwood, [box number and series and/or file number]'.


The collection was assembled by Mrs Phyllis Birdwood, the daughter of Sir Bilbe Robinson.

Biographical Note

Mrs Birdwood is married to Colonel Birdwood, a nephew of Lord Birdwood.

Item Descriptions

Photographs of Scott's expedition to the Antarctica given to Mrs Birdwood in New Zealand (File 1) - Box 1

The Financier 2 March 1920, containing an article on a dinner given in honour of Sir Bilbe Robinson (File 2) - Box 1

Photocopy of a transcript of an autobiography of Sir Bilbe Robinson. The folder also contains photocopies and transcript of letters of Sir Bilbe and other members of his family and friends, including A.M. McIlwraith, E.F. Warren (File 3) - Box 1

Mementos of a voyage of HMS Lancastria to Gallipoli, 1936. This folder also contains a black and white photograph of Lord Birdwood, Sir Roger Keyes and Captain Unwin taken on board the ship (File 4) - Box 1

A photocopy of Sir William Birdwood's message to Anzacs in 1915 (File 5) - Box 1

Photocopies of Lady Birdwood's book entitled Visit to Australia and New Zealand, 1922 (File 6) - Box 1

An album of press cuttings relating to a trip to England of Queensland Premier T.J. Ryan in 1916 (File 7) - Box 1

A scrapbook, possibly kept by Lord Birdwood, relating to the Anzacs, 1916 (File [unnumbered])