Guide to the Papers of Gavin Souter

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MS 8604

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Collection Summary

Creator
Gavin Souter
Title
Papers of Gavin Souter
Date Range
1959-1991
Collection Number
MS 8604
Extent
9.94 metres (71 boxes, 1 folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The papers comprise correspondence, drafts, typescripts, research material and photographs for Souter's published works: New Guinea: the last unknown, Lion and kangaroo: the initiation of Australia, 1909-1919, Acts of Parliament: a narrative history of the Senate and House of Representatives Commonwealth of Australia, Company of Heralds: a century and a half of Australian publishing by John Fairfax Limited and its predecessors, 1831-1981 and Heralds and angels: the house of Fairfax 1841-1990.

Also included are the manuscript of an unpublished book 'Cocos: a history of the Clunies Ross Family', and miscellaneous items pertaining to the Australian Society of Authors and the Films Board of Review.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn76209).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Gavin Souter, National Library of Australia, MS 8604, [series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The collection was acquired in three instalments: the first and second consignments (Series 3 & 4) were donated to the National Library by Parliamentary Library in 1988; while the latter was donated by Souter in 1992 under the Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme.

Biographical Note

Gavin Souter was born in Sydney in 1929. He graduated from Sydney University.

Souter worked as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald (1947-87). He was commissioned to write the bicentennial history of the Commonwealth Parliament (1983-87) and histories of John Fairfax Limited (1978-81; 1987-90). His other appointments included Vice President of the Australian Society of Authors (1975-78) and Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Films Board of Review (1981-84).

Souter's publications include New Guinea: the last unknown (1963), Lion and Kangaroo: the initiation of Australia (1976), Acts of Parliament: a narrative history (1988), Company of Heralds (1981) and Heralds and angels: the house of Fairfax 1841-1992 (1992).

Reference: Who's who in Australia, 1992 (p. 1104-5)

Item Descriptions

Series 1. New Guinea: the last unknown (Published by Angus and Robertson, 1963)

The series comprises handwritten drafts.

New Guinea: the last unknown, 1972-1982 (File 1-7) - Box 1

Series 2. Lion and Kangaroo: the initiation of Australia, 1901-1919 (Published by Collins, 1976) - Box 2-6

The series includes drafts, typescripts, correspondence (1975-76), notes and photocopies.

The correspondents include Pat Lane, Cyril A. Parry, J.A. La Nauze, Sir Garfield Barwick, Margaret Murphy and N.J. Flanagan.

Lion and Kangaroo: the initiation of Australia (File 1-36) - Box 2-6

Series 3. Acts of Parliament: a narrative history, 1981-88 (Published by Melbourne University Press, 1988)

Souter received a commission to write the history of the Commonwealth Parliament between 1983 and 1987. This series contains papers pertaining to the book, including correspondence, drafts, typescripts, card files and photocopies.

The main correspondents are Peter Ryan, Manning Clark, Anne Lynch, Ken Inglis, J.A. La Nauze, E.G. Whitlam and Sir Garfield Barwick.

Acts of Parliament: a narrative history (File 1-69) - Box 7-9, 64-71

Series 4. Research material for Acts of Parliament: a narrative history (Published by Melbourne University Press, 1988)

The files in this series, correspondence, research material and photographs, came from the Parliamentary Library.

Abbott, C.L.A (File) - Box 50

Alexander, J.A (File) - Box 50

Amour, Stanley Kerin (File) - Box 50

Anstey, Frank (File) - Box 50

Anthony, Doug (File) - Box 50

Anthony, H.L (File) - Box 50

Arnold, James (File) - Box 50

Aylett, William Edward (File) - Box 50

Backhap, T.J.K (File) - Box 50

Baker, Sir Richard Chaffey (File) - Box 50

Barnard, Lance (File) - Box 50

Barton, Sir Edmund (File) - Box 50

Barwick, Sir Garfield (File) - Box 50

Barchelor, E.L (File) - Box 50

Beasley, J.A (File) - Box 50

Beazley, Kim (File) - Box 50

Bell. Stephen (File) - Box 50

Berinson, J (File) - Box 50

Blackburn, Maurice McCrae (File) - Box 50

Blackmore, Edwin Gordon (File) - Box 50

Blain, A.M (File) - Box 50

Blewett, Neal (File) - Box 50

Bjelke-Peterson, Flo (File) - Box 50

Bonner, Neville (File) - Box 50

Bowen, Lionel (File) - Box 50

Boydell, Charles Broughton (File) - Box 50

Braddon, Sir Edward (File) - Box 50

Brennan, Frank (File) - Box 50

Broinowski, Robert Arthur (File) - Box 50

Brown, Gordon (File) - Box 50

Brown, John (File) - Box 50

Brown, Neil (File) - Box 50

Bruce, Stanley Melbourne, Viscount (File) - Box 50

Burmester, C.A (File) - Box 50

Bury, Leslie (File) - Box 50

Button, John (File) - Box 50

Cairns, Jim (File) - Box 51

Calder, Sam (File) - Box 51

Calwell, Arthur (File) - Box 51

Cameron, A.G (File) - Box 51

Cameron, Clyde (File) - Box 51

Carlton, James (File) - Box 51

Casey, Richard, Baron (File) - Box 51

Catts, Dorothy and James (File) - Box 51

Chaney, Fred (File) - Box 51

Chapman, Austin (File) - Box 51

Charlton, Matthew (File) - Box 51

Chifley, Joseph (File) - Box 51

Child, Joan (File) - Box 51

Chipp, Don (File) - Box 51

Colebatch, Sir Hal Pateshall (File) - Box 51

Coleman, Ruth (File) - Box 51

Coles. Arthur William (File) - Box 51

Collings, Joseph Silver (File) - Box 51

Combe, David (File) - Box 51

Connor, Reg (File) - Box 51

Conroy, Alfred (File) - Box 51

Considine, Michael Patrick (File) - Box 51

Cook, James (File) - Box 51

Cook, Sir Joseph (File) - Box 51

Cook, Robert (File) - Box 51

Coombs, H.C (File) - Box 51

Cope, James Francis (File) - Box 51

Cormack, SirMagnus Cameron (File) - Box 51

Cowen, Sir Zelman (File) - Box 51

Crean, Frank (File) - Box 51

Crouch, Richard Armstong (File) - Box 51

Curtin, John (File) - Box 51

Daly, Fred (File) - Box 52

Dawkins, John (File) - Box 52

Dedman, John (File) - Box 52

Dixon, Sir Owen (File) - Box 52

Dunrossil, William Shepherd, Viscount (File) - Box 52

Duthie, Gilbert William (File) - Box 52

Ellicott, Bob (File) - Box 52

Erwin, George (File) - Box 52

Evans, Gareth (File) - Box 52

Evatt, Herbert Vere (File) - Box 52

Fadden, Sir Arthur (File) - Box 52

Fairbairn, SirDavid Eric (File) - Box 52

Fairbairn, James (File) - Box 52

Falstein, Sydney Max (File) - Box 52

Fenton, James (File) - Box 52

Field, Patrick (File) - Box 52

Fisher, Andrew (File) - Box 52

Forbes, Alexander James (File) - Box 52

Forde, Francis Michael (File) - Box 52

Forrest, Sir John (File) - Box 52

Fraser, Alan Duncan (File) - Box 52

Fraser, Malcolm (File) - Box 52

Fraser, Sir Simon (File) - Box 53

Freeth, SirGordon (File) - Box 53

Fysh, Sir Philip (File) - Box 53

Gabb, Joel Moses (File) - Box 53

Gair, Vincent (File) - Box 53

Gale, Walter August (File) - Box 53

Game, Sir Philip (File) - Box 53

Gander, Joe (File) - Box 53

Gardiner, Albert (File) - Box 53

Garland, Sir Victor (File) - Box 53

Garran, Sir Robert (File) - Box 53

Georges, George (File) - Box 53

Gibson, Sir Robert (File) - Box 53

Giurgola, Romaldo (File) - Box 53

Givens, Thomas (File) - Box 53

Gloucester, Henry, Duke of (File) - Box 53

Glynn, Patrick McMahon (File) - Box 53

Gollan, R (File) - Box 53

Goodluck, Bruce (File) - Box 53

Gorton, Sir John (File) - Box 53

Gowrie, Alexander, Earl (File) - Box 53

Green, A.E (File) - Box 53

Green, F.C (File) - Box 53

Greenwood, Ivor John (File) - Box 53

Gregory, Henry (File) - Box 53

Griffith, S (File) - Box 53

Grimes, Don (File) - Box 53

Groom, SirLittleton Ernest (File) - Box 53

Gullett, SirHenry (File) - Box 53

Haines, Janine (File) - Box 53

Hall, Raymond (File) - Box 53

Hamer, David (File) - Box 53

Hannan, George (File) - Box 53

Harradine, Brian (File) - Box 53

Harrison, Eric John (File) - Box 53

Hartley, Bill (File) - Box 53

Hasluck, Sir Paul (File) - Box 53

Hawke, Bob (File) - Box 53

Hayden, Bill (File) - Box 53

Haylen, Leslie Clement (File) - Box 53

Higgins, Henry Bournes (File) - Box 53

Higgs, William Guy (File) - Box 53

Hinkler, Bert (File) - Box 53

Hawker, Charles (File) - Box 53

Hodgman, Michael (File) - Box 53

Holdet, Frederick William (File) - Box 53

Holt, Harold (File) - Box 53

Howard, John (File) - Box 55

Howe, Brian (File) - Box 55

Howse, Sir Neville (File) - Box 55

Howson, Peter (File) - Box 55

Hughes, William Morris (File) - Box 55

Hunt, Attlee (File) - Box 55

Hurford, Christopher John (File) - Box 55

Hutchinson, William (File) - Box 55

Irvine, Sir William H (File) - Box 55

Isaacs, Sir Isaac (File) - Box 55

Jack, William (File) - Box 55

James, Rowley (File) - Box 55

Jenkins, Harry (File) - Box 55

Jenkins, Sir George Henry (File) - Box 55

Jensen, Jens (File) - Box 55

Jerger, Charles (File) - Box 55

Johnson, Lyndon B (File) - Box 55

Jones, Andrew (File) - Box 55

Jones, Barry (File) - Box 55

Joshua, Robert (File) - Box 55

Keane, Richard Valentine (File) - Box 55

Keating, Paul (File) - Box 55

Kelly, Charles Robert (File) - Box 55

Kelly, Thomas Herbert (File) - Box 55

Kennelly, Patrick (File) - Box 55

Kent, George, Duke of (File) - Box 55

Kent Hughes, Sir Wilfrid (File) - Box 55

Kerr, Sir John (File) - Box 55

Killen, Sir James (File) - Box 55

Kingsmill, Walter (File) - Box 55

Kingston, Charles Cameron (File) - Box 56

Klugman, Richard Emanuel (File) - Box 56

Lang, John Thomas (File) - Box 56

Langtry, Joseph Ignatius (File) - Box 56

Latham, Sir John G (File) - Box 56

Lawson, John Norman (File) - Box 56

Lawson, Sir Henry (File) - Box 56

Lazzarini, Hubert Peter (File) - Box 56

Ley, Thomas John (File) - Box 56

Loof, Norman P (File) - Box 56

Luchetti, Anthony S (File) - Box 56

Lynch, Anne (File) - Box 56

Lynch, Patrick Joseph (File) - Box 56

Lynch, Sir Phillip (File) - Box 56

Lyne, Sir William John (File) - Box 56

Lyons, Dame Enid (File) - Box 56

Lyons, Joseph (File) - Box 56

MacArthur, Douglas (File) - Box 56

McBride, Sir Phillip (File) - Box 56

McCall, William (File) - Box 56

McCay, Sir John (File) - Box 56

McClelland, James (File) - Box 56

McGrath, David Charles (File) - Box 57

McGregor, G (File) - Box 57

McKell, Sir William (File) - Box 57

MacLachlan, Alexander John (File) - Box 57

McLean, Allan (File) - Box 57

MacLean, F.E (File) - Box 57

McMahon, Sir William (File) - Box 57

McManus, Frank (File) - Box 57

McNicoll, Walter Ramsay (File) - Box 57

McTiernan, Sir Edward Aloysius (File) - Box 57

Makin, Norman (File) - Box 57

Maloney, W.N (File) - Box 57

Mann, Edward Alexander (File) - Box 57

Marks, Walter Moffitt (File) - Box 57

Mason, Colin (File) - Box 57

Massy-Greene, Sir Walter (File) - Box 57

Mauger, Samuel (File) - Box 57

Maxwell, George (File) - Box 57

Menzies, Sir Robert (File) - Box 57

Missen, Alan (File) - Box 58

Maloney, Parkes (File) - Box 58

Moore, John (File) - Box 58

Morosi, Junie (File) - Box 58

Mulcahy, Daniel (File) - Box 58

Munro-Ferguson, Sir Ronald (File) - Box 58

Murdoch, John S (File) - Box 58

Murphy, Lionel (File) - Box 58

Nairn, Walter (File) - Box 58

Niemeyer, Sir Otto (File) - Box 58

Nuttall, Charles (File) - Box 58

O'Byrne, Justin (File) - Box 58

O'Connor, R.E (File) - Box 58

Odgers, James Rowland (File) - Box 58

O'Malley, King (File) - Box 58

Ozzanne, Sergeant (File) - Box 58

Page, Sir Earle C.G (File) - Box 58

Parkes, Sir Henry (File) - Box 58

Parkes, Norman (File) - Box 58

Parkhill, Sir Archdale (File) - Box 58

Patterson, Rex (File) - Box 58

Peacock, Andrew (File) - Box 58

Pearce, Sir George (File) - Box 58

Perkins, John (File) - Box 59

Petiffer, John (File) - Box 59

Piesse, Edmund (File) - Box 59

Playford, Sir Thomas (File) - Box 59

Pratt, Ambrose (File) - Box 59

Quick, Sir John (File) - Box 59

Rankin, Dame Annabelle (File) - Box 59

Reid, Alan (File) - Box 59

Reid, Sir George (File) - Box 59

Reid, Gordon (File) - Box 59

Richardson, Graham (File) - Box 59

Robert, E.A (File) - Box 59

Roberts, Tom (File) - Box 59

Robinson, Eric (File) - Box 59

Ronald, James Black (File) - Box 59

Rosevear, John Solomon (File) - Box 59

Ryan, Susan (File) - Box 59

Ryan, Lomas Joseph (File) - Box 59

Ryrie, Sir Granville (File) - Box 59

St.John, Edward (File) - Box 59

Sanders, Norman (File) - Box 59

Santamaria, B.A (File) - Box 59

Scholes, Gordon (File) - Box 59

Scullin, James Henry (File) - Box 59

Shepherd, M.L (File) - Box 59

Sinclair, Ian (File) - Box 59

Smith, Bruce (File) - Box 59

Snedden, Sir Billy (File) - Box 59

Snow, Jim (File) - Box 59

Spender, Sir Percy (File) - Box 60

Stephen, Sir Ninian (File) - Box 60

Stewart, Sir Frederick (File) - Box 60

Stonehaven, John, Baron (File) - Box 60

Symon, Sir Josiah H (File) - Box 60

Tangney, Dame Dorothy (File) - Box 60

Tennyson, Hallam, Baron (File) - Box 60

Tate, John Percival (File) - Box 60

Temby, Ian (File) - Box 60

Theodore, E.G (File) - Box 60

Thomson, David (File) - Box 60

Townley, Athol (File) - Box 60

Tuckey, Wilson (File) - Box 60

Tudor, Frank (File) - Box 60

Turner, Alan (File) - Box 60

Turner, Sir George (File) - Box 60

Tuener, Henry Basil (File) - Box 60

Uren, Tom (File) - Box 60

Vardon, E.C (File) - Box 60

Want, Joseph (File) - Box 60

Ward, Edward John (File) - Box 60

Ward, Russel (File) - Box 60

Watson, John Christian (File) - Box 60

Watt, William Alexander (File) - Box 60

Webster, William (File) - Box 60

Wentworth, William Charles (File) - Box 60

White, Patrick (File) - Box 60

Whitlam, E.G (File) - Box 60

Wise, B.R (File) - Box 60

Withers, Reginald (File) - Box 60

Woods, Bretton (File) - Box 60

Yates, George Edwin (File) - Box 60

Young, Mick (File) - Box 60

Series 5. Company of Heralds: a century and a half Australian publishing by John Fairfax Limited and its predecessors, 1831-1981

Souter was commissioned by John Fairfax Limited to write a history of their company. This small series contains correspondence with members of the company, including Max Suich; Manning Clark, Ken Inglis, Tom Goodman, N. Adcock and Michael Davie (1978-86).

Company of Heralds: a century and a half Australian publishing by John Fairfax Limited and its predecessors (File 1-2) - Box 61

Series 6. Heralds and angels: the house of Fairfax 1841-1992

This series contains handwritten drafts, typescripts, research material and photocopies relating to Souter's second book on John Fairfax and sons.

Heralds and angels: the house of Fairfax (File 1-10) - Box 61-62

Series 7. 'Cocos: a history of the Cocos (Keeling ) Islands and the Clunies Ross Family'

Souter was commissioned by John Clunies-Ross to write a history of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, but it has not yet been published. The series contains the complete handwritten manuscript.

'Cocos: a history of the Cocos (Keeling ) Islands and the Clunies Ross Family' (File 1-4) - Box 63

Series 8. Australian Society of Authors, 1987-88

The series comprises newsletters and miscellaneous printed material.

Australian Society of Authors (File 1-2) - Box 64

Series 9. Films Board of Review, 1981-84

Souter served as Deputy Chairman of the Films Board of Review between 1981 and 1984. The very small series contains correspondence, minutes and miscellaneous printed material. The correspondents include Peter Durack, Lionel Bowen and R. Kingsland.

Films Board of Review (File 1) - Box 64


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