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Collection Summary

Creator
William Hudson
Title
Papers of Sir William Hudson
Date Range
1948-1980
Collection Number
MS 9025
Extent
9.1 metres (62 boxes, 2 folio items)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, diaries and notebooks, speeches, papers relating to the Galloway Hydro-Electric Scheme, Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority, National Safety Council of Australia, Road Safety Council of New South Wales, Australian Welding Research Association and cuttings.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2964924).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Sir William Hudson, National Library of Australia, MS 9025, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the National Library by Lady Hudson in December 1992. In 1998, following the death of her mother, Margaret Unger added further papers to the collection. Series 25 was added in May 1998.

Typescript carbon copy by Hudson entitled 'Multi-purpose water development projects in the U.S.A., U.S.S.R. and Australia 1962' is held at MS 824.

The Library recorded an Oral History interview with Sir William Hudson in 1971 (TRC 121/5).

Separated Materials

Most of the papers relating to the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority (2.16 m.) were transferred the Australian Archives (CP622, Series M3759).

Biographical Note

DateEvent
1896Born in Nelson, New Zealand
1914-15Attended University College, London
1916-18Served with the London Regiment in France
1918-20Attended Grenoble University, France
1921-22Assistant Engineer in the Hydro-Electric Section of Sir Armstrong-Whitworth & Co., London
1922-24Assistant Engineer on with the Railway Construction and Hydro-Electric Construction of the Department of Public Works in New Zealand
1924-27Engineer-in-charge with Sir Armstrong-Whitworth & Co. in the construction of the Arapuni Dam in New Zealand
1926Married Eileen Trotter
1928-31Assistant Engineer on Tunnelling and later Engineer-in-Charge on Dam Construction with the Sydney Water Board
1931-36On the staff of Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners, London as Engineer-in-Charge of the construction of the Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme in Scotland
1937-49Returned to Sydney Water Board as Resident Engineer on Dam Construction, later Chief Construction Engineer and then Engineer -in-Chief
1949-67Commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority
1955Received Knighthood (K.B.E.)
1964Appointed Fellow of the Royal Society, London
1968-71Chairman of the Road Safety Council of New South Wales and President of National Safety Council of Australia
1969Honorary Member of the Federation of Construction Contractors Australia
1969-71President Road Safety Council of Australia
1969-74Senior Consultant with Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners, London
1973-74President of Australian Welding Research Association
1978Died in Canberra
DateEvent
1896Born in Nelson, New Zealand
1914-15Attended University College, London
1916-18Served with the London Regiment in France
1918-20Attended Grenoble University, France
1921-22Assistant Engineer in the Hydro-Electric Section of Sir Armstrong-Whitworth Co., London
1922-24Assistant Engineer on with the Railway Construction and Hydro-Electric Construction of the Department of Public Works in New Zealand
1924-27Engineer-in-charge with Sir Armstrong-Whitworth Co. in the construction of the Arapuni Dam in New Zealand
1926Married Eileen Trotter
1928-31Assistant Engineer on Tunnelling and later Engineer-in-Charge on Dam Construction with the Sydney Water Board
1931-36On the staff of Sir Alexander Gibb Partners, London as Engineer-in-Charge of the construction of the Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme in Scotland
1937-49Returned to Sydney Water Board as Resident Engineer on Dam Construction, later Chief Construction Engineer and then Engineer -in-Chief
1949-67Commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority
1955Received Knighthood (K.B.E.)
1964Appointed Fellow of the Royal Society, London
1968-71Chairman of the Road Safety Council of New South Wales and President of National Safety Council of Australia
1969Honorary Member of the Federation of Construction Contractors Australia
1969-71President Road Safety Council of Australia
1969-74Senior Consultant with Sir Alexander Gibb Partners, London
1973-74President of Australian Welding Research Association
1978Died in Canberra

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence: Chronological, 1948-78

Hudson had kept the correspondence in this series in chronological order and this arrangement has been preserved by the Library. Copies of many of Hudson's letters were also included. The series includes congratulatory letters, telegrams and cards sent by politicians, business associates and friends on his appointment as Engineer-in-Chief with the Metropolitan Water, Sewage and Drainage Board in Sydney (File 1), on obtaining a knighthood (Files 5-9) and on retirement (Files 15-16).

A group of letters covering 40 years, which Hudson has kept separate, is contained in File 34.

The main correspondents include Sir William Spooner, Lord Casey, C.H.D. Harper, M.L. Tyrrell, John Armstrong, Sir William Dunk, Ray Kendall, C.H.D. Harper, J. Brophy, E.C.L. Killen, Harold Holt, Sir Hudson Fysh, Sir Roland Wilson, E.J. Patterson, R.F. Munro, John Davie, J. Donovan Jacobs, John Redpath, I. Maclean, W. Nimmo, M.A. Morris, C.H. Hammond, D,J, Caswell, Robert King, Howard Turner, S.J. Saunders, A.G.W. Keys, I.A. Harley, H.L. Armstrong, J.H. Fraser, R.O. French, Oswald L. Ziegler and J.A.R. Miles.

1948 (File 1) - Box 1

1949 (File 2) - Box 1

1951 (File 3) - Box 1

1953 (File 4) - Box 1

1955 (File 5-9) - Box 1, 2

1967 (File 10-14) - Box 2

1967 (File 15-16) - Box 3

1968 (File 17-21) - Box 3

1967-69 (File 22) - Box 4

1969 (File 23-26) - Box 4

1970 (File 27-28) - Box 4

1971 (File 29-31) - Box 5

1972-73 (File 32) - Box 5

1974-78 (File 33) - Box 5

1931-72 (File 34) - Box 5

Series 2. Correspondence: alphabetical, 1961-76

The correspondence was kept in alphabetical order, by correspondents as well as organisations, and the Library has preserved this arrangement. Some of the topics covered in this series may also appear in other series (eg. Australian Federation of Engineering Contractors). Copies of some of Hudson's letters were often included. The correspondents include Sir Mark Oliphant and E.G. Warrell, K.J. Pike, E.M. Jackson, John Knight, Bryce Fraser, H. Olivier, R. Mattner, John Justice, E.R. Hoare and Vernon Lawrence.

Files 50-53 added May 1998.

Accident Insurance Mutual Limited, 1970 (File 1) - Box 5

Alan Atwill concerning Hudson's visit to America in 1968 (File 2) - Box 5

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1976 (File 3) - Box 5

Australian Council for Balanced Development, 1971-72 (See also File 52) (File 4) - Box 6

Australian Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors, 1968. See also Series 3/1-3 (File 5) - Box 6

Australian Kidney Foundation, 1968-70 (File 6) - Box 6

Australian National University: University House, 1970 (File 7) - Box 6

Australian National University: Working Party on Engineering Sciences, 1969-70 (File 8-9) - Box 6

Australian Road Transport Federation, 1967 (File 10) - Box 6

Boys Scouts Association: Canberra-Monaro area, 1966-70. Includes minutes of meetings, reports and notes (File 11) - Box 6

Lindsay Campbell of Agriscue Australia, 1970-73 (File 12) - Box 7

Citizens' Road Life Saving League, 1966-67 (File 13) - Box 7

Drought Reserve Storage, 1967-68 (File 14) - Box 7

Vincent Fairfax and Sir Ian Potter concerning the Development of Water Resources, 1967-68 (File 15) - Box 7

Russell Dumas regarding the Ord Dam, 1968 (File 16) - Box 7

Carl Egan of Cooma-Monaro Express, 1968 (File 17) - Box 7

Federal Inland Development Organisation, 1963-71. Include minutes, reports and other papers (File 18-21) - Box 7, 8

N.J. Gleeson of Dubbo Primary School, 1968 (File 22) - Box 8

Institute of Materials Handling (NSW), 1968-69 (File 23) - Box 8

Institute of Public Affairs (NSW), 1969 (File 24) - Box 8

Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1961-75 (File 25) - Box 8

Institution of Royal Engineers, Kent, UK, 1968 (File 26) - Box 8

International Commission on Large Dams, 1962-72. The files includes papers concerning Hudson's visit to Bratsk, the site of an Hydro-Electric Station on the Angara River, USSR (File 27-31) - Box 8, 9

Irrigation Publishing Associates concerning water development, 1967-68 (File 32) - Box 9

John Holland Construction Group, 1971 (File 33) - Box 9

F.L. Lawton concerning Atlantic Tidal Power Programming Board, 1966-67 (File 34) - Box 9

Leeton Community Advancement Funds Rice Bowl Festival, 1969-70 (File 35) - Box 10

Mackay, Queensland concerning irrigation study, 1967-68 (File 36) - Box 10

Mervyn Millett, 1972 (File 37) - Box 10

Monash University, 1968 (File 38) - Box 10

Orange Field Days, 1969 (File 39) - Box 10

Reader's Digest concerning an article written by Hudson, 1971-73 (File 40) - Box 10

The Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 1968-69 (File 41) - Box 10

Salvation Army Advisory Board, 1968 (File 42) - Box 10

Silver Valley Mines Pty. Ltd., 1969 concerning the construction of an offshore coal-loading terminal at Port Mawson, NSW. Hudson was the Inspector of the project (File 43) - Box 11

South Africa Assignment, 1973-74. Hudson prepared a report for ORCO Consortium, Johannesburg on the Orange-Fish Tunnel Project. The files also include notes and reports (File 44-46) - Box 11

Justice S.C. Taylor, 1968 (File 47) - Box 11

Tumut Citizen's Boys Club, 1971 (File 48) - Box 11

Newcastle University, 1970-75 (File 49) - Box 11

Braille and talking book library, 1974-1976 (File 50) - Box 62

Inventor's Association, 1969-1971 (File 51) - Box 62

Papers relating to the Australian Council for Balanced Development, Australia-Britain Society and Boys Scout Association, 1974 (File 52) - Box 62

Federal Inland Development Organisation (File 53) - Box 62

Series 3. Correspondence: expanding File, 1966-79

The correspondence in this series was kept by Hudson in alphabetical order in an expanding file and this arrangement has been preserved by the Library. Copies of some of Hudson's letters were included. The correspondents include Gordon Mathams, H.J. Buchanan, C.H. Locke, T.A. Rodriguez, S.G. Palmer and M. Schondelmaier.

Australian Federation of Construction Contractors (incorporating the Australian Federation of Civil Engineer Contractors), 1970-73. See also Series 2/5 (File 1-2) - Box 12

Australian Federation of Civil Engineer Contractors, 1967-69. See also Series 2/5 (File 3) - Box 12

Australian Institute of Dairy Factory Managers and Secretaries (Victoria Division), 1966 (File 4) - Box 12

Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation, 1970 (File 5) - Box 12

Australian Outward Bound Trust, 1966-73 (File 6-7) - Box 12

Cabramurra Ski Club, 1971-72 (File 8) - Box 12

R.S. Colquhoun nominated for Knighthood, 1972 (File 9) - Box 12

Committee for Economic Development of Australia, 1966-76 (File 10) - Box 13

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation concerning Irrigation Research Station, 1969 (File 11) - Box 13

Institution of Civil Engineers, 1968-73 (File 12-15) - Box 13

Ivan Kobal, 1972-75 (File 16) - Box 13

A.D. Meares Bishop, 1973 (File 17) - Box 13

Murrumbidgee Valley Water Users Association, 1967-78 (File 18) - Box 14

Nelson College Old Boys' Association, New Zealand, 1967-79 (File 19) - Box 14

New Zealand Institution of Engineers, 1967-72 (File 20) - Box 14

Patron, 1965-76. Hudson was Patron of a number of clubs, including Geehi Club, Cooma Little Theatre and Lake Jindabyne Yacht Club. The file contains papers concerning these activities (File 21) - Box 14

Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 1968-70 (File 22) - Box 14

University College, London, 1969-78 (File 23) - Box 14

Wild (Australia) Pty. Ltd, 1972 (File 24) - Box 14

Miscellaneous items (File 25) - Box 14

Series 4. Diaries and notebooks, 1960-72

The series comprises 21 mostly appointments diaries and notebooks. The notebooks contain telephone numbers, notes on the Australian Welding Research Association, National Safety Council of Australia, water development in Australia, dams and other topics.

Diaries and notebooks (File 1) - Box 15

Series 5. Speeches, 1950-71

Handwritten drafts, annotated typescripts of Hudson's speeches and some related correspondence. The series also contains a number of roneoed and printed copies of speeches by others, including Robin Boyd and Harry Seidler.

1950-51 (File 1) - Box 16

1953-54 (File 2) - Box 16

1955 (File 3) - Box 16

1956 (File 4) - Box 16

1957 (File 5) - Box 16

1958 (File 6) - Box 16

1955-67 (File 7-9) - Box 17

1959 (File 10) - Box 17

1960 (File 11-12) - Box 17

1961 (File 13) - Box 18

1962 (File 14-18) - Box 18

1963 (File 19) - Box 18

1964 (File 20) - Box 19

1966 (File 21-23) - Box 19

1967 (File 24-29) - Box 19, 20

1968 (File 30-31) - Box 20

1969 (File 32-34) - Box 20, 21

1970 (File 35) - Box 21

1971 (File 36) - Box 21

[Undated] (File 37) - Box 21

Series 6. Conferences, Seminars and Conventions, 1960-71

Hudson attended numerous conferences, seminars and conventions, and he was sometimes the guest speaker. The series contains correspondence with A.L. Fielding and Alexander McDonald, agendas and related papers. See also Series 5.

Annual Electricity Conference, Taree, 1970 (File 1) - Box 22

Architectural Convention, Adelaide, 1969 (File 2) - Box 22

Australian Citizenship Convention, Canberra, 1960 (File 3) - Box 22

Australian Institute of Management, Hobart, 1969 (File 4) - Box 22

Conference on Civil Engineering Problems Overseas, London, 1964 (File 5) - Box 22

Industrial Safety Conference, Mount Gambier, 1970 (File 6) - Box 22

National Development Conference, Canberra, 1971 (File 7) - Box 22

Series 7. Articles and lectures, 1962-70

This small series contains typescript copies of a lecture and an article written by Hudson.

'Administration and organisation of a public construction authority': lecture given to the students of Civil Engineering Construction Management Course at the University of New South Wales in 1965 (File 1) - Box 23

Typescript copy of an article entitled 'National wastage from industrial accident', 1970 (File 2) - Box 23

Series 8. Arapuni Dam, New Zealand, c.1924-27

Hudson was the Engineer-in-charge with Sir Armstrong-Whitworth & Co. in the construction of the Arapuni Dam in New Zealand.

Photograph, plan and a copy of The story of Arapuni (Auckland, 1933) (File 1) - Box 23

Album containing photographs and typescript notes (File 2) - Box 23

Album of photographs showing the dam under construction [n.d.] (File 3) - Box 23

Series 9. Sir Alexander Gibb Partners and Galloway Hydro-Electric Scheme, Scotland, 1931-74

Hudson was on the staff of Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners in London, as Engineer-in-charge of the construction of the Galloway Hydro-Electric Scheme in Scotland, between 1931 and 1937. From 1964 to 1974 he was a senior consultant with the firm.

The series comprises material relating to both activities, including typescript notes entitled 'The Galloway Hydro-Electric Power words', correspondence with Stuart Harrison and Guthrie Brown, Hudson's resignation as Senior Consultant, photographs, contracts and other printed material.

Correspondence 1937 with Stuart Harrison (File 1) - Box 24, 25

Correspondence 1965 with Guthrie Brown (File 2) - Box 24, 25

Correspondence 1967-74 with Sir Angus Paton and discussion notes on various subjects, including Hudson's resignation as Senior Consultant to the firm in 1973 (File 3-5) - Box 24, 25

Draft of 'Notes on operation of Tongland and Glenlee Power Stations', 1934 Photographs, plans and printed material (File 6) - Box 24, 25

Series 10. Metropolitan Water, Sewage Drainage Board, Sydney, 1937-64

Hudson was employed by the Board from 1928 to 1930 and from 1937 to 1949. The series includes papers relating to Warragamba Dam, such as a typescript entitled 'Metropolitan Dam and Pipe Line Medical Services' (1942), a copy of Warragamba Dam by T.B. Nicol (1964), a notebook and construction manuals.

Typescript 'Metropolitan Water Sewage Drainage Board', Sydney, 1942 (File 1) - Box 26

Files on the Warragamba Dam, 1960-64 (File 2-3) - Box 26

Notebook (File 4) - Box 26

Manuals and information booklet, 1936-52 (File 5-9) - Box 26

Series 11. Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority, 1949-70

Hudson was first Commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority from 1949 until his retirement in 1967. He continued to collect papers relating to the Authority after his retirement.

The bulk of the papers relating to the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electrc Authority are now held at the Australian Archives (CP622, Series M3759).

Papers relating to Hudson's re-appointment as Commissioner in 1960 (File 1) - Box 27

Typescripts of articles, 1949-70 (10 and 11 not sighted May 2010) (File 2-11) - Box 27

Papers concerning hydro-electric power, wages and accommodations in the Snowy Mountains area (1966), Safety Handbook and other printed material (File 12-16) - Box 28

Papers concerning hydro-electric power, c1970 (addition 7 May 1998) (File 17) - Box 62

Series 12. Foundation for Research and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of New South Wales (F.R.T.A.D.D.)

Hudson was on the Board of Directors of F.R.T.A.D.D. and also the Foundation for Research and Treatment of Alcoholism of Australia. He was President of the 29th International Congress on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence held in Sydney in February 1970. The series include correspondence, submission papers, copies of some of Hudson's letters and a typescript copy of Hudson's report of the Conference. The correspondent is A.P. Diehm.

F.R.T.A.D.D. documents (File 1-11) - Box 29, 30, 62

Series 13. National Safety Council of Australia, 1968-71

Hudson, who had a long interest in promoting safety in the workplace, was President of the National Safety Council of Australia between 1968 and 1971. The original arrangement of the files in the series has been maintained. They include correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes and reports. The main correspondents are T.G. Crane and S.G. Mitchell. Copies of some of Hudson's letters are included.

Correspondence, 1968-69 (File 1) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1969-70 (File 2) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1970-71 (File 3-4) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1968-71 (File 5) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1973-74 (File 6) - Box 31

Federal Council minutes and correspondence, 1967-68 (File 7) - Box 31

Federal Council minutes and correspondence, 1969-70 (File 8) - Box 31

Federal Council minutes and correspondence, 1970-71 (File 9) - Box 31

Federal Council minutes and correspondence, 1972 (File 10) - Box 31

Federal Council minutes and correspondence, 1973 (File 11-12) - Box 31

Federal Executive Committee correspondence, minutes and reports, 1969-70 (File 13-15) - Box 32

Federal Executive Committee correspondence, minutes and reports, 1970-71 (File 16) - Box 32

Federal Executive Committee correspondence, minutes and reports, 1968-71 (File 17) - Box 32

Federal Executive Committee correspondence, minutes and reports, 1973 (File 18-19) - Box 32

Federal Executive Committee correspondence, minutes and reports, 1972-73 (File 20) - Box 32

Federal Executive Committee correspondence, minutes and reports, 1973-74 (File 21) - Box 32

Annual Convention, Cessnock, NSW, 1968 (File 22) - Box 33

International Congress on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Sydney, 1970 (File 23) - Box 33

Symposium and Industrial Safety Campaign, 1969 (File 24) - Box 33

National Development Conference, Canberra, 1971 (File 25) - Box 33

Symposium, Canberra, 1972 (File 26) - Box 33

Government grants and fund raising, 1967-70 (File 27) - Box 33

Appeal files, 1969-71 (File 28-29) - Box 33

Articles of Association of the National Safety Council of Australia (File 30) - Box 34

Data and statistics, 1966-71 (File 31-34) - Box 34

Notes on discussions with State Presidents and Managers, 1970-71 (File 35) - Box 34

Expenses, 1970-71 (File 36) - Box 34

Submissions to Council, 1970-71 (File 37) - Box 34

Industrial Safety, 1970-71 (File 38-39) - Box 35

Cost of workplace accidents, 1970-74 (File 40-41) - Box 35

National Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee, 1973-74 (File 42) - Box 35

University training on industrial safety, 1970-71 (File 43) - Box 35

Workers' compensation, 1968-73 (File 44-45) - Box 35

Queensland Branch of N.S.C.A, 1969-72 (File 46-48) - Box 36

Tasmania Branch of N.S.C.A, 1969 (File 49) - Box 36

Victoria Branch of N.S.C.A, 1968 (File 50) - Box 36

Correspondence and notes concerning the BP Managing Director's Safety Award for 1969 (File 51) - Box 36

Series 14. Road Safety Council of New South Wales, 1968-71

Hudson was the Chairman of the Council between 1968 and 1971. The series includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual reports and other papers. The correspondents are G.T. Sonenberg, T.G. Crane and S.G. Mitchell. Copies of some of Hudson's letters are included.

Board Papers, 1968-69 (File 1-5) - Box 37

Board Papers, 1969-70 (File 6-10) - Box 38

Board Papers, 1970-71; Re-establishment articles of association (File 11-15) - Box 39

Annual reports and minutes of meetings, 1968-73 (File 16) - Box 40

Correspondence, minutes of meetings and other papers, 1969-71 (File 17-21) - Box 40

Correspondence and other papers relating to Government grants, 1968-74 (File 22-23) - Box 40

Activity report [n.d.] (File 24) - Box 41

'Initiating papers', 1968 (File 25) - Box 41

Guidelines and re-organisation, 1971 (File 26) - Box 41

Re-organisation, 1968 (File 27) - Box 41

Staff and administration, 1968-69 (File 28) - Box 41

Expenses, 1968-71 (File 29) - Box 41

Salary, 1971 (File 30) - Box 41

Miscellaneous notes on administrative matters, 1968 (File 31) - Box 41

Obituary on S.L. Kessell, Chairman of the Federal Executive Committee, 1972 (File 32) - Box 41

Constitution (File 33) - Box 42

Correspondence with the Minister for Transport, M.A. Morris, 1968-71 (File 34-38) - Box 42

Correspondence with Executive Officers, 1969-70 (File 39) - Box 42

General correspondence, 1968-69 (File 40) - Box 43

General correspondence, 1969-70 (File 41) - Box 43

General correspondence, 1970-71 (File 42) - Box 43

Seat belts: correspondence and typescripts, 1969-72 (File 43-46) - Box 43, 44

Seat belts: drafts of recommendation for submission to Cabinet [n.d.] (File 47) - Box 44

Cabinet Standing Committee on Road Safety, 1968-70 (File 48) - Box 44

Seat belts: Cabinet Standing Committee on Road Safety, 1970-72 (File 49-50) - Box 44

Papers 'Survival car project', 1967 (File 51) - Box 44

Saved by the Belt Club, 1970 (File 52) - Box 44

Miscellaneous articles on seat belts (File 53) - Box 44

Citizens Road Life Saving League, 1967-71 (File 54) - Box 45

Traffic Accident Research Advisory Committee, 1969-70 (File 55) - Box 45

Safety Training in Schools, 1969-72 (File 56-58) - Box 45

Simulators (File 59) - Box 45

General information on safety, 1968-71 (File 60) - Box 45

South Australian Branch, 1969-70 (File 61) - Box 45

Miscellaneous papers (File 62) - Box 45

Cuttings, 1968-70 (File 63-72) - Box 46, 47

Drink Driving, 1966-71 (File 73) - Box 47

Printed material (File 74-75) - Box 47

Series 15. Waugh Josephson Holdings, 1970-79

Waugh & Josephson Holdings were the New South Wales distributors of products manufactured by the Catepillar companies. Hudson was one of the Directors. The series includes correspondence with J.G. Vale and A.C. Atwill, minutes of meetings and annual reports.

Waugh Josephson Holdings (File 1-6) - Box 48

(File 5 not sighted May 2010)

Series 16. ANZAC Fellowship Scheme, 1967-73

The Scheme, funded by the New Zealand Government, offers Fellowships to Australians who have achieved distinction in their professions to further their training in New Zealand. Hudson was Chairman of the ANZAC Fellowship Selection Committee between 1967 and 1973. The series contains correspondence with G.J. Mackerell, copies of applications for the Fellowship Awards and other papers.

ANZAC Fellowship Scheme (File 1-6) - Box 49

Series 17. Australian Welding Research Association, 1967-78

Hudson was President and Chairman of the Association. The series includes correspondence with M.W. Padman, drafts of Hudson's speeches, reports, minutes of meetings, newsletters, cuttings and roneoed circulars.

Australian Welding Research Association (File 1-23) - Box 50, 51, 52

Series 18. Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, 1972-78

Hudson was a member of the Academy. The series contains circulars, notices and minutes of meetings and reports.

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (File 1-4) - Box 53

Series 19. The Royal Society, London, 1960-69

Hudson was appointed a Fellow of the Society in 1964. The series contains correspondence, including letters, cards and telegrams of congratulation, circulars, Bulletin of the Royal Society and other printed material. The correspondents include H.C. Coombs, F.H. Wheeler, Lord Casey, William McMahon, W.H. Connolly, Edward Ford, R.N. Robertson and H.M. David.

Correspondence, 1960-64 (File 1-3) - Box 53

Handwritten and typescript drafts of lectures given by Hudson to the Society in London, 1969 (File 4) - Box 54

Correspondence, 1969-78 (File 5) - Box 54

Miscellaneous papers Printed material (File 6) - Box 54

Series 20. Water Resources and desalination, 1963-68

Water resources and desalination were among Hudson's long standing interests. The series includes drafts and copies of articles by Hudson and others, cuttings, notes and some correspondence. The correspondents are Sir Mark Oliphant and Professor C.H. Munro.

Water resources and irrigation in Australia (File 1-5) - Box 55

Copy of 'Desalination by Hydro Power', 1965 (File 6) - Box 55

Typescript and booklets 'North Scotland Hydro-Electric Board', 1972 (File 7) - Box 55

Papers on irrigation in the western regions of United States (File 8) - Box 55

Series 21. Astronomy [n.d.]

Astronomy was one of Hudson's hobbies. The series includes notes, cuttings, notebooks and printed material.

5 volumes, a planisphere (File 1-6) - Box 56

Series 22. Cuttings, 1967-72

The topics of the cuttings includes the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, drought, irrigation, road safety, safety in the workplace and the Ord River Project. Some of the articles were either written by Hudson or based on interviews with him.

News cuttings (File 1-4) - Box 57

Series 23. Miscellaneous papers, 1949-89

Obituaries and tributes to Hudson, 1978 (File 1-2) - Box 58

Biographical files, including cuttings, notes and a draft memoir by D.G. Price, Margaret Unger and others, 1949-89 (File 3-4) - Box 58

Certificates, awards and passports (File 5) - Box 58

Correspondence with Lady Hudson concerning articles about her husband, 1979 (File 6) - Box 58

University College, London, 1961-62 (File 7) - Box 59

New Zealand: printed ephemera, maps, photographs and roneoed material (File 8) - Box 59

Industrial safety, 1967-68 (File 9) - Box 59

Miscellaneous papers (File 10) - Box 59

Card index (File 11) - Box 59

Obituaries and tributes to Hudson, correspondence with Lady Hudson concerning articles on Sir William and awards (File 12) - Box 62

Biographical notes (File 13) - Box 62

Miscellaneous papers (File 14) - Box 62

Miscellaneous correspondence (File 15) - Box 62

Miscellaneous papers (two letters and a booklet). Addition 18 August 1998 (File 16) - Box 62

Card Index (File [unnumbered])

40 items including certificates, awards, map, notebook (File [unnumbered])

Series 24. Margaret Unger, 1971-80

Margaret Unger is one of the daughters of Sir William and Lady Hudson. She corresponded with her father while researching for her book Voices from the Snowy (Sydney, 1989).

Correspondence, 1972-74 (File 1-2) - Box 60

Typescripts of Voices from the Snowy (File 3) - Box 60

Cuttings (File 4) - Box 60

Corrected transcript of an Oral History interview with Hudson, 1971 (Tape recording held at TRC 121/5) (File 5) - Box 60

Miscellaneous papers, 1973-80 (File 6) - Box 60

Series 25. Lady Hudson, 1978

The papers in this series include cards, telegrams and letters sent to Lady Hudson after the death of Sir William.

Sympathy cards (File 1-2) - Box 61

Telegrams of sympathy and floral tribute cards (File 3) - Box 61

Letters of Sympathy and List of Addresses (File 4-6) - Box 61


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