Guide to the Papers of John Hamilton

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MS Acc00.024, MS Acc11.181, MS Acc13.034

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Collection Summary

Creator
John Hamilton
Title
Papers of John Hamilton
Date Range
1996 - 2009
Collection Number
MS Acc00.024, MS Acc11.181, MS Acc13.034
Extent
9 metres (2 ms boxes + 10 ms cartons + 8 large folio boxes + 3 small folio boxes) + 33 audio carriers
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Scope and Contents

MS Acc00.024 comprises files documenting Hamilton's publications and files relating to his work and travels, together with press clippings and photographs. There are also subject files, diaries, scrapbooks and cartoons. Topics covered include Timor, Indonesia, China, Vanuatu, the United Nations Peacekeeping Force and the Sinai Desert.

The Acc11.181 instalment comprises a collection of folders of newspaper articles written by Hamilton, some interleaved with related ephemera. Folders are arranged chronologically by year. There are several folders entitled 'General News' and others relating to specific subjects including: Martin Bryant - Port Arthur massacre, 1996; Princess Diana, 1997, includes Order of Service for her funeral and A4 colour photographs of the cortege and the public in mourning; Indonesia in crisis, 1998; Jaidyn Leskie murder trial, 1998; Timor crisis, 1999; Sydney Olympics, 2000; ANZACS, 2002; Bali bombings, 2002; and Galipolli, 2005. There is also a photo album of a visit to Galipolli [2005], a collection of Hamilton's Media Passes and cassette tapes of interviews he conducted.

The Acc13.034 instalment comprises papers documenting Hamilton's career as a journalist, including professional correspondence, book launch and award presentation speeches, news cuttings, photographs and ephemera. Correspondents include media colleagues such as Herald sun editor Peter Blanden, politicians including John Howard and Florence Bjelke-Petersen, and readers. A portion of the papers focus on Hamilton's retirement from the Herald sun in 2011 and include a farewell card featuring a portrait of Hamilton by cartoonist Simon Schneider.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn3944470).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 John Hamilton, National Library of Australia, class and series/file/item number]'.

Collection Retrieval Advice

Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there are multiple Box 1's). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.

Biographical Note

Journalist and author. John Hamilton was born in England in 1940 and migrated to Western Australia as a child with his family. Hamilton established himself in Melbourne where he worked as reporter, columnist, feature writer and foreign correspondent before becoming associate editor of the Herald sun newspaper. In a career spanning more than forty years he reported on several major Australian events including the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 and the Thredbo landslide disaster in 1997. His overseas assignments took him to such diverse locations as East Timor, to cover the 1975 civil war, and Turkey to cover the 85th anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove, 2000. Hamilton served as a White House correspondent in Washington, D.C. and as chief correspondent and European editor for the Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, based in London. His media honours include two Walkley Awards and the Canada National Press Club Award of Journalistic Merit for his international reporting. He is also the holder of a High Commendation for the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award and a lifetime Australia Day Ambassador. As an author, Hamilton has published Gallipoli sniper: the life of Billy Sing (2008), among other works.

Item Descriptions

Class MS Acc00.024. Original Consignment - Carton (10 cartons) (MS Acc00.024), Folio-Box 3 boxes (MS Acc00.024)

MS Acc00.024 comprises files documenting Hamilton's publications and files relating to his work and travels, together with press clippings and photographs. There are also subject files, diaries, scrapbooks and cartoons. Topics covered include Timor, Indonesia, China, Vanuatu, the United Nations Peacekeeping Force and the Sinai Desert. Contained in 10 cartons, 3 fol. boxes.

Class MS Acc11.181. Consignment Received 2011

The Acc11.181 instalment comprises a collection of folders of newspaper articles written by Hamilton, some interleaved with related ephemera. Folders are arranged chronologically by year. There are several folders entitled 'General News' and others relating to specific subjects including: Martin Bryant - Port Arthur massacre, 1996; Princess Diana, 1997, includes Order of Service for her funeral and A4 colour photographs of the cortege and the public in mourning; Indonesia in crisis, 1998; Jaidyn Leskie murder trial, 1998; Timor crisis, 1999; Sydney Olympics, 2000; ANZACS, 2002; Bali bombings, 2002; and Galipolli, 2005. There is also a photo album of a visit to Galipolli [2005], a collection of Hamilton's Media Passes and cassette tapes of interviews he conducted (1 box, 8 fol. boxes).

Series. Interviews

Daryl Somers, 4 May 1997 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006001) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

3M 43 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 16 February 1999 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006002) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Archbishop Denis Hart (Item NLA.MS-SAV006003) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Kirsty Gusmao (Item NLA.MS-SAV006004) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Darwin/Alice Springs (Item NLA.MS-SAV006005) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

[untitled mini cassette], December 2002 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006006) - Cassette-Box 327

More information on casing

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Ambassador McCarthy (Item NLA.MS-SAV006007) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Dr Marsh (Item NLA.MS-SAV006008) - Cassette-Box 327

More information on casing

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Gen. Cosgrove in air Northern Territory (Item NLA.MS-SAV006009) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Sony MC-60

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

[unlabelled mini cassette] (Item NLA.MS-SAV006010) - Cassette-Box 327

No information

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

lloyd [?] (Item NLA.MS-SAV006011) - Cassette-Box 327

More information on casing

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

McCullough (?) (Item NLA.MS-SAV006012) - Cassette-Box 327

More information on casing

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A Gen. Schwarzkopf/Side B Gorbachev (Brisbane) (Item NLA.MS-SAV006013) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

US Ambassador September (Item NLA.MS-SAV006014) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Sony MC-60

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Beazley, April 2001 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006015) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Beazley concedes, 2001 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006016) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Governor General, November 2005 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006017) - Cassette-Box 327

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Pavarotti, 2005 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006018) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Bruce Ruxton, February 2002 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006019) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Judith Slocombe, December 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006020) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

John (?) Howard East Timor, July 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006021) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Shane Warne, December 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006022) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

(Peter) Costello, August 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006023) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Harrison Ford, February 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006024) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Cosgrove on SAS, 24 October 2001 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006025) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Governor De Kretzer, January 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006026) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Barry Humphries by phone, January 2006 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006027) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Julian Clarke, August 2007 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006028) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Elisabeth Murdoch, February 2007 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006029) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Prime Minister Howard Sydney, 2007 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006030) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Kiki Rakinnen F1 Driver, March 2007 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006031) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Assistant Commissioner Gary Jamieson, 3 December 2008 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006032) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Imation 543 micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Assistant Commissioner Gary Jamieson, December 2008 (Item NLA.MS-SAV006033) - Cassette-Box 328

Dimensions

Oympus XD 60 Micro cassette

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Series. Personal papers

Photograph album (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc11.181)
Bundle of press passes to a range of events (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc11.181)

Series. Newspaper articles

Newspaper articles: General News, 1997 (File) - Folio-Box 2 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Port Arthur and Martin Bryant, 1996 (File) - Folio-Box 2 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Princess Diana, 1997 (File) - Folio-Box 3 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Indonesia in crisis, 1998 (File) - Folio-Box 3 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Jaidyn Leskie murder trial, 1996 (File) - Folio-Box 3 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 1998 (File) - Folio-Box 3 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Timor crisis, 1999 (File) - Folio-Box 4 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Sydney Olympics, 2000 (File) - Folio-Box 4 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Anzacs, 2000 (File) - Folio-Box 4 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 2000 (File) - Folio-Box 5 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Federal Election, 2001 (File) - Folio-Box 5 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 2002 (File) - Folio-Box 6 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Bali Bombings, 2002 (File) - Folio-Box 6 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 2003 (File) - Folio-Box 6 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 2004-2005 (File) - Folio-Box 7 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: Gallipoli, 2005 (File) - Folio-Box 7 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 2006-2007 (File) - Folio-Box 8 (MS Acc11.181)
Newspaper articles: General News, 2008-2009 (File) - Folio-Box 9 (MS Acc11.181)

Class MS Acc13.034. Consignment Received 2013 - Box 1 (MS Acc13.034)

The Acc13.034 instalment comprises papers documenting Hamilton's career as a journalist, including professional correspondence, book launch and award presentation speeches, news cuttings, photographs and ephemera. Correspondents include media colleagues such as Herald sun editor Peter Blanden, politicians including John Howard and Florence Bjelke-Petersen, and readers. A portion of the papers focus on Hamilton's retirement from the Herald sun in 2011 and include a farewell card featuring a portrait of Hamilton by cartoonist Simon Schneider (1 box).


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