Guide to the Records of the Forgotten Australians

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MS 10115

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Collection Summary

Creator
National Library of Australia. Australian Collections and Reader Services. Oral History & Folklore Branch
Title
Records of the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants
Date Range
1945 - 2012
Collection Number
MS 10115
Extent
2.7 metres (15 ms boxes + 1 folio box)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Content Description

Records relating to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project. The records include papers, photographs, newspaper cuttings, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes, brochures and posters of former children in institutional care including Brian Tennant, Errol Gray, Russell Saffron, Jessi Turner Booth, Mick Snell, Angela Norman, Sue Henthorn, Vikki Savva, Patricia Carlson, Carl Beauchamp, Diana Mancuso, Lana Syed, Jean Pringle, Oliver Cosgrove, John Walsh, Hannalore Worrell, Peter Bent, Barbara Murray and Graham Lahiff.

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn6896439).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 'Records of the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants' National Library of Australia, MS 10115.

Item Descriptions

Class 1. Original Consignment, 1945 - 2012

This consignment are records relating to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project. The records include papers, photographs, newspaper cuttings, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes, brochures and posters of former children in institutional care including Brian Tennant, Errol Gray, Russell Saffron, Jessi Turner Booth, Mick Snell, Angela Norman, Sue Henthorn, Vikki Savva, Patricia Carlson, Carl Beauchamp, Diana Mancuso, Lana Syed, Jean Pringle, Oliver Cosgrove and John Walsh.

Papers relating to Ann McVeigh, no date (File 1) - Box 1

22 page biographical story titled 'Two Ann's'.

Papers relating to Betsey Ashdown, 1933-2009 (File 2) - Box 1

Book titled 'The Day is Done'. Two references for Miss B Rowles from the Presbyterian Church of Australia. Letter in relation to a Miss Gennon. Correspondence with Una Kemp. Black and white photo taken at Indooroopilly. Manuscript titled 'Full many a flower'. Family photographs - 23 black and white photographs; 4 colour photographs from day of National Apology 16 Nov 2009. A progress report for Betsy Rowles dated 15 Dec 1939. Copy of Pride and Prejudice (pub 196?) with inscription dated Dec 1947.

Papers relating to Betsey Ashdown, 1946-1999 (File 3) - Box 1

Manuscript titled 'Full many a flower'. Copy of Pride and Prejudice (published 1946?) with inscription dated Dec 1947.

Papers relating to Valma Noble, 2009 (File 4) - Box 1

Valma's Story. As told to Trish Francese-Hunt. Written in March 2009

Papers relating to Denis Golding, 2008-2012 (File 5) - Box 1

Includes personal CV; letters, writing titled 'Adolescence Amnesia'; writing - Part 1: Assessment of a proposal to create a performing arts centre within Hazelbrook Uniting church. Part 2: Hazelbrook Community Profile from a perspective of social justice historical and community analysis.

Frank Golding, Childhood records. Photos are of Joan Healy, Footscray, 15/05/2012 (Item NLA.MS-DM001219) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

2 CDRs of personal journal and writings, 2013 (File 6) - Box 1

Linda Drummond Hay

Linda Drummond Hay Trilogy Parts 1 and 2 (Item NLA.MS-DM001214) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Part 1-Ward of the State, Part 2-Stowaway

Dimensions

Kodak Presevation Disc

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Linda Drummond Hay Trilogy Part 3 (Item NLA.MS-DM001215) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Walk in her boots

Dimensions

Kodak Presevation Disc

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Papers relating to Donald Coleshill, 1949-2011 (File 1) - Box 2

Newspaper cuttings; The Northcotian issues dated November 1949 and Autumn 1992.

Papers relating to Donald Coleshill, 1949-2011 (File 2) - Box 2

Follow Faribridge The Founder issue range 1988-2011; and Northcote: Our Heritage by LM Clough.

Papers relating to Donald Coleshill, 1949-2011 (File 3) - Box 2

Scrap book containing clippings and newspaper articles relating to experiences of care at Fairbridge.

Papers relating to Donald Coleshill, 1949-2011 (File 4) - Box 2

Publications including Follow Fairbridge The Founder; The Fairbridge Family Chronicle; The Northcotian; A Brief History of the Lady Northcote Trust.

Correspondence Kim Morne and interviewer Sarah Rood, 2011 (File 1) - Box 3

Regarding interivew for the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Biographical writings titled 'My story', [2013] (File 2) - Box 3

Lee Tonkin

Letter from Michael O'Day, no date (File 3) - Box 3

Contains biographical information.

Papers relating to Joe Marlow, 2007 (File 4) - Box 3

Newspaper articles and newsletters.

Papers relating to Wayne Chamley, 2001-2003 (File 5) - Box 3

Papers relating to Senate Inquiries, newspaper article.

Papers relating to Bonney Djuric, 2009-2012 (File 6) - Box 3

2 DVDs, 1 flyer.

With the best Intentions, Why Documentaries, 2010 (Item NLA.MS-DM001216) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

More information on DVD

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Bonny Djuric, Emily Lyons, Parragirls, 2009 (Item NLA.MS-DM001217) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Dimensions

Phillips 120

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Bonny Djuric Parragirls newsletters, 1 LWA and Brochures, 2010 (Item NLA.MS-DM001218) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Dimensions

Phillips 120

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Papers relating to James Clausen, 2002-2010 (File 7) - Box 3

Personal papers and letters, songs and music, autobiographical writings and accounts.

Papers relating to Ray Prosser, 1945-2009 (File 1) - Box 4

Newspaper article, personal papers and records, photocopied portraits.

Papers relating to Joseph Shaw., 2003-2007 (File 2) - Box 4

Includes story titled 'Let No Man Write My Epitaph. The Life Story of Joe Shaw 1930- '. By Joe Shaw - as at Nov 2007. (45p). Story - 'The incredible life of Joe Shaw' circa 2003. (5p)

Papers relating to David Plowman., 2008-2010 (File 3) - Box 4

Includes DVD labelled - Child Migrant's Memorial (Malta) March 2, 2008 holds footage from Waltzing Matilda program 2008 and news footage; includes interview with David Plowman. Some footage spoken in Maltese. DVD labelled - Child Migrants Speech Fremantle holds footage relating to memorial to the Child Migrants in Perth WA; includes interview with David Plowman. DVD labelled - Child Migrants Speech Fremantle 2. Two photocopies of 'Journal of Maltese History. Volume 2 Number 1, 2010. ISSN 2077-4338

Child Migrants Speech Fremantle (Item NLA.MS-DM001220) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Dimensions

Corporate Express

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Child Migrants Speech Fremantle-2 (Item NLA.MS-DM001221) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Dimensions

Corporate Express

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Child Migrant's Memorial (Malta), 2/03/2008 (Item NLA.MS-DM001222) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Papers relating to Patricia Taylor, 2009-2010 (File 4) - Box 4

Papers relating to the erection of the SA Memorial to the Forgotten Australians, newspaper articles, card.

Papers relating to Donella Jaggs, 1972-1976 (File 5) - Box 4

Victorian Enquiry into Chid Care Services report, document 'Introduction to work in the Children's Homes Section'.

Papers relating to John Walsh, 1946-2012 (File 1) - Box 5

Personal papers and letters; newspaper articles and newsletters.

Papers relating to John Walsh, 1946-2012 (File 2) - Box 5

Personal papers and letters; newspaper articles and newsletters.

Papers relating to Anthony Brennan, no date (File 3) - Box 5

CD of songs.

Anthony Brennan(copy of cassette recording) NLA (Item NLA.MS-DM001223) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Papers relating to Raymond Brand, 2010? (File 4) - Box 5

Includes 13 page biographical story commencing with the line: 'I was sent to Australia in 1953, as an unwanted child by my home country England, .... ' Also, 8 page biographical writings about time in care titled 'Q13 Abuse'.

Papers relating to Mary Brownlee, 1966-2012 (File 5) - Box 5

Personal papers and records, photograph, discussion papers and submissions.

Papers relating to Brian Tennant, 1981-2011 (File 1) - Box 6

Photos and CDs; personal papers and records; newspaper articles.

Photographs from Institution Albums 1 and 2-held at Holy province Archives Copy 1, 16/09/2004 (Item NLA.MS-DM001224) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

More information on CD

Dimensions

Imation

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Photographs from Institution Albums 1 and 2-held at Holy province Archives Copy 2, 16/09/2004 (Item NLA.MS-DM001225) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

More information on CD

Dimensions

LG

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Papers relating to Brian Tennant, 1977-1984 (File 2) - Box 6

Photos and CDs; personal papers and records; newspaper articles.

Papers relating to Brian Tennant, 1975-2005 (File 3) - Box 6

Photos and CDs; personal papers and records; newspaper articles.

Papers relating to Brian Tennant, 1975-2006 (File 1) - Box 7

Photos and CDs; personal papers and records; newspaper articles.

Papers relating to Brian Tennant, 1973-2007 (File 2) - Box 7

Photos and CDs; personal papers and records; newspaper articles.

Papers relating to Brian Tennant, 1973-2009 (File 3) - Box 7

Photos and CDs; personal papers and records; newspaper articles.

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Watt; CD ' I remember England', 2003-2011 (File 1) - Box 8

Errol Gray

I Remember England (A Child Migrant's Story) Errol Gray, Jan-03 (Item NLA.MS-DM001226) - Digital-Carriers-Box 26

More information on CD

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Photos of Melbourne Orphanage, Brighton; photo of Mr Saffron with his brother and sister, 1950s? (File 2) - Box 8

Russell Saffron

Papers relating to Jessi Turned Booth, 1952 - 1964 (File 3) - Box 8

Papers, personal records and files.

Papers relating to Jessi Turned Booth, 1965 - 1968 (File 4) - Box 8

Papers, personal records and files.

Bound typescript entitled 'Charlie, the ratbag orphan: an orphan survivor in Australia' by Charlie Walker, c2010 (File 5) - Box 8

There are published versions held in the General Collection at NLq2013-1877 and Nq2010-1745

Book belonging to Mick Snell titled 'Empire Settlement by John A.R. Marriot, 1927. First edition., 1927 (File 1) - Box 9

Mick Snell

Personal story written by Angela Norman - The girl who was Called Plain., 2010? (File 2) - Box 9

Angela Norman

Personal papers and writings., 2010? (File 3) - Box 9

Sue Henthorn

Poem written by Vicki Savva - In Matron's Store., 2010? (File 4) - Box 9

Vikki Savva

Papers relating to Patricia Carlson, 2010 (File 5) - Box 9

Poem titled 'Mother Dear' copyright May 2010.

Papers relating to Carl Beauchamp, 2010? (File 6) - Box 9

Includes biographical writing titled 'Carl Beauchamp's story'; additional story titled 'Carl Beauchamp Early Memories'.

Papers relating to Diane Mancuso, 2008? (File 7) - Box 9

Copies of photographs. Poems and personal accounts of experiences in care. Letters written to government regarding children in care.

Miscellanous papers., 1890-2011 (File 8) - Box 9

Newpaper cuttings and photocopies ; photocopies of postcards from Dr Barnardos circa 1892.

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Box 10

Newsletters, annual reports, bulletins, copies of photos, poster, glove.

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Box 11

Published monographs, meeting minutes, newsletters, conference handouts.

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Box 12

Published monographs, bulletins, newsletters, photos, annual reports, studies.

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Box 13

Government studies and releases, arts, photos, published monographs, DVDs.

National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, Monday 16 November 2009, 40133 (Item NLA.MS-DM000765) - Digital-Carriers-Box 21

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, Monday 16 November 2009, 40133 (Item NLA.MS-DM000766) - Digital-Carriers-Box 21

Physical Facet

Data DVD (any content of recordable DVD-R)

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Box 14

Newsletters, meeting minutes, brochures, information packs, invitations.

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Box 15

Information packs, brochures, newsletters, art, commemorative mug, posters.

Papers related to Lana Syed, no date (File) - Folio-Box 16

Posters, framed apology from PM.

Papers relating to Jean Pringle, no date (File)

Includes bound book of images and memorabilia titled Things as They Were. Sixty-second annual report, 1950, Methodist Homes for Children. Personal photographs.

Papers relating to Oliver Cosgrove, no date (File)

Personal papers, correspondence, CD of images.

Images and docs relating to Oliver Cosgrove TRC 6200/126 (Item NLA.MS-DM001023) - Digital-Carriers-Box 22

Scanned by C Choo

Dimensions

Prodisc Australia CD-R74 Audio Master Gold

Physical Facet

Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)

Class 2. Consignment Received 2015, 2001 - 2014

This consignment contains personal papers and letters by John Walsh relating to his experiences as a child in institutional care. This material was collected as part of the National Library's Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project.

Personal papers and letters relating to John Walsh (File) - Box 15

Class 3. Consignment received 2020

Papers relating to Peter Bent (File) - Box 15

Reflections and photographs

Papers relating to Hannalore Worrell (File) - Box 15

Photographs of St Joseph's home

Papers relating to Barbara Murray (File) - Box 15

Photographs

Papers relating to Graham Lahiff (File) - Box 15

Sentancing remarks for John George Charles Hill


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