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The collection consists mainly of correspondence, quite a large part of this being letters of regret sent to Denman on his resignation as Governor-General. However, correspondents include Lord Dudley, who preceded Denman as Governor-General, Joseph Cook, Andrew Fisher, G F Pearce, E D Millen, Winston Churchill and Lord Stamfordham, Secretary to King George V. Several letters, notably those from Australian politicians and that from Winston Churchill, concern matters of Australian Defence, especially naval defence. Other letters refer to the question of the retention of Sydney Government House for use by the Governor-General. The collection also contains some documents such as appointments.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2245775).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Thomas Denham, National Library of Australia, MS 769, [series and/or file number]'.
Lord Denman was born on 16th November 1874. He was appointed Governor-General of Australia in 1911, holding the office of Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords at the time. He arrived on 26th June, and his term of office extended from 31st July 1911 to 18th May 1914. The Federal Capital was inaugurated during his term of office. He died in England on 24th June 1954.