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Guide to the papers of Manning Clark in the National Library of Australia

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© National Library of Australia, ISBN 0 642 10755 6
Scope and content || Series of Papers || Biographical note || Provenance || Related materials
SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers that make up this collection were almost entirely created and assembled in Clark’s home in Canberra. There is relatively little material on his teaching, his supervision of postgraduate students or his other official duties at Melbourne University, Canberra University College and the Australian National University. Similarly, there are few papers on his work for the Australia Council, the Australian Society of Authors and other organisations. Instead, the papers document his family life and friendships, his private thoughts and ideas, his travels, the research and writing of all his books and a huge number of articles, lectures, broadcasts, addresses and reviews, and his involvement in public debates and discussions. The bulk of the collection dates from about 1950 until his death in 1991.

The papers include a wide-ranging and substantial correspondence, long runs of diaries and notebooks, the manuscripts and typescripts of books, articles, reviews, lectures and talks, research material for his books, conference papers, business and travel documents, photographs, newspaper cuttings and printed ephemera.

Organisation

Apart from the diaries and notebooks, most of the papers had been kept by Clark in manila folders, sometimes very large, and usually with a title in his handwriting. Some were kept in filing cabinets in his study, but others were in cupboards in other rooms or in boxes under the house.

Although often scattered, many of the files formed sequences and these sequences have generally been preserved in the series arrangement imposed by the Library. This is especially true of the general correspondence (Series 1), travel files (Series 10) and the papers relating to Clark’s publications and other writings (Series 11-28). For preservation reasons, the contents of the folders were transferred to acid-free envelope folders, with the exception of the research materials for A history of Australia (Series 17). However, the contents of folders were not rearranged in any way and the evidence of Clark’s erratic and inconsistent filing methods has therefore been preserved. As many of the manila folders were extremely large, with a single folder sometimes filling a box, it was often necessary to divide the contents into two or more envelope folders. Where this has been done, small Roman numerals have been added to the titles on the folders. Thus Correspondence 1957 (i) and Correspondence 1957 (ii) indicate that the original folder has been divided into two. Similarly, in the series descriptions below, where a title is preceded by multiple file numbers it can be inferred that there was originally one folder which has been divided by the Library into two or more parts.

SERIES OF PAPERS

1. General correspondence, 1939-91

2. Diaries, 1938-91

3. Notebooks, 1937-77

4. Newspaper cuttings, 1938-54

5. University of Melbourne, 1937-49

6. Canberra University College, 1953-60

7. Australian National University, 1960-76

8. Harvard University, 1975-79

9. Australian Council for the Arts, 1973

10. Journeys, 1955-91

11. The ideal of Alexis de Tocqueville, 1938-50

12. Select documents in Australian history, 1948-56

13. Alexander Harris, Settlers and Convicts, 1952-64

14. Meeting Soviet Man, 1958-60

15. A short history of Australia, 1961-92

16.A history of Australia: drafts

17. A history of Australia: research materials, 1960-86

18. A history of Australia: correspondence and reviews, 1960-91

19. Short stories

20. The Boyer Lectures, 1975-88

21. In search of Henry Lawson, 1977-88

22. Occasional writings and speeches, 1979-81

23. A history of Australia — the Musical, 1980-89

24. The puzzles of childhood, 1907-91

25. The quest for grace, 1989-91

26. A historian’s apprenticeship, 1990-91

27. Manuscripts, 1931-91

28. Lectures, 1940-87

29. Subject files, 1936-91

30. Family correspondence, 1958-75

31. Miscellaneous papers, 1937-90

Appendix

Box List

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles Manning Hope Clark was born in Burwood, Sydney, on 3 March 1915, the second son of the Reverend Charles Clark and his wife Catherine née Hope. When he was six the family moved to Phillip Island, Western Port, Victoria, and then in 1924 they settled in Belgrave, near Melbourne. Clark was educated at Belgrave State School and Mont Albert Central School and in 1928 he won a scholarship to Melbourne Grammar School. From 1934 to 1938 he read History and Political Science at the University of Melbourne, graduating with first class honours.

In August 1938 Clark sailed for England to pursue his studies at Balliol College, Oxford. He was accompanied by Hilma Dymphna Lodewyckx, whom he married at Oxford on 31 January 1939. He began a thesis on the French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, carrying out research in both England and France. Late in 1939 he took up a teaching post at Blundell’s School at Tiverton, Devon. In July 1940 the Clarks left England to return to Australia and Manning was offered a position at Geelong Grammar School. He continued his work on de Tocqueville and on completing his thesis in 1944 was awarded a Master of Arts degree at Melbourne University.

In May 1944 Clark left Geelong to become a Lecturer in Political Science at Melbourne University. Two years later, at the request of Professor R.M. Crawford, he began to lecture in Australian History, which was to be his passion for the rest of his life. In 1949 he was appointed Professor of History at Canberra University College. In 1960 the College merged with the Australian National University and Clark continued to be Professor and Head of the History Department in the School of General Studies until December 1971. He remained in the Department for a further four years as the first Professor of Australian History. He was a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

While living in Melbourne in the late 1940s Clark began collecting sources on Australian history which led to his first publication Select documents in Australian history 1788-1850 (1950). The second volume, covering the period 1850-1900, was published in 1955 and Clark then turned to writing his greatest work, A history of Australia. The first volume was published in 1962 and the sixth and final volume appeared in 1987, four years before his death. It was the most ambitious work ever undertaken by an Australian historian. It reached an exceptionally large audience and Clark was both admired and condemned for his highly personal view of history, his concern with grand themes, ideas and conflicts rather than dry facts and figures, and his unique literary style. Other books written by Clark included Sources of Australian history (1957), Meeting Soviet man (1960), A short history of Australia (1963), Disquiet and other stories (1969) and In search of Henry Lawson (1977). In his last years he wrote three volumes of autobiography.

From the 1960s until his death Clark was the most famous historian in Australia and one of the best-known public intellectuals. He accepted numerous invitations to write for newspapers, give lectures and broadcasts, and address academic, literary, cultural and political organisations and societies throughout Australia. He also travelled widely overseas. He spoke about Australian and world history, and also on a great range of political, social and literary themes. His political statements were at times highly provocative and his broad generalisations, dire prophecies and oracular style often infuriated conservatives and made him a controversial figure. Some of his books and lectures provoked intense public debate. He had a huge legion of admirers and in his last years received many honours: honorary doctorates, literary prizes, a Companion of the Order of Australia (1975) and the title Australian of the Year (1981). Geoffrey Serle wrote that ‘as no one else Clark greatly increased public consciousness of Australian history and widened the imaginative horizons of innumerable compatriots’.

Manning Clark died in Canberra on 23 May 1991. He was survived by Dymphna and their six children.

PROVENANCE

Manning Clark’s association with the National Library extended over forty years and much of his research for A history of Australia was carried out in its reading rooms. In the final volume, published in 1987, he wrote that ‘The Petherick Room, the Manuscripts Room, and the Newspaper Room are present in every page of this volume, just as they are present always in my heart’.

In 1988 Clark began transferring papers from his home to the Library and they were formally presented under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme in April 1989. Further donations under the Scheme were made in January 1990, June 1990 and May 1991, a few days before his death. The papers received in 1989-91 make up the bulk of the collection. They include most of the correspondence, the drafts of his books and other writings, and the research material for A history of Australia.

In his will Clark bequeathed his papers and unpublished works to the Library on condition that they be closed until the year 2000. The remaining papers were received from Dymphna Clark in 1994-95. They included his diaries, notebooks and further correspondence, including some substantial files of letters from major correspondents. Some correspondence, manuscript articles and references were also transferred from the History Department at the Australian National University.

RELATED MATERIALS

The portrait of Manning Clark by Arthur Boyd was bequeathed by Clark to the Library but, in accordance with the terms of the bequest, is currently in the custody of the Clark Family.

A collection of 94 photographs of Manning and Dymphna Clark and their family were lent for copying by the Clark Family in 1995. The copies are held in the Pictorial Section. In addition, there are photographic portraits of Clark by Jeff Carter, Heide Smith and Alec Bolton.

Several interviews with Clark are held in the Oral History Section. The interviewers were Hazel de Berg, 1967 (DeB 253-54), Don Baker, 1985 (TRC 1187), Neville Meaney, 1986-87 (TRC 2053), Michelle Rowland, 1986 (TRC 2141) and Terry Lane, 1990 (ROH 907.2092 C594). A recording of Clark’s address to the National Press Club in 1987 is also held (TRC 4036).

References:

Bridge, Carl, ed., Manning Clark; essays on his place in history, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1994

Holt, Stephen, Manning Clark and Australian history, 1915-1963, Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1982

Holt, Stephen, A short history of Manning Clark, Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1999

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Guide to the papers of Manning Clark

In the National Library of Australia

© National Library of Australia, ISBN 0 642 10755 6
Scope and content || Series of Papers || Biographical note || Provenance || Related materials
SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers that make up this collection were almost entirely created and assembled in Clark’s home in Canberra. There is relatively little material on his teaching, his supervision of postgraduate students or his other official duties at Melbourne University, Canberra University College and the Australian National University. Similarly, there are few papers on his work for the Australia Council, the Australian Society of Authors and other organisations. Instead, the papers document his family life and friendships, his private thoughts and ideas, his travels, the research and writing of all his books and a huge number of articles, lectures, broadcasts, addresses and reviews, and his involvement in public debates and discussions. The bulk of the collection dates from about 1950 until his death in 1991.

The papers include a wide-ranging and substantial correspondence, long runs of diaries and notebooks, the manuscripts and typescripts of books, articles, reviews, lectures and talks, research material for his books, conference papers, business and travel documents, photographs, newspaper cuttings and printed ephemera.

Organisation

Apart from the diaries and notebooks, most of the papers had been kept by Clark in manila folders, sometimes very large, and usually with a title in his handwriting. Some were kept in filing cabinets in his study, but others were in cupboards in other rooms or in boxes under the house.

Although often scattered, many of the files formed sequences and these sequences have generally been preserved in the series arrangement imposed by the Library. This is especially true of the general correspondence (Series 1), travel files (Series 10) and the papers relating to Clark’s publications and other writings (Series 11-28). For preservation reasons, the contents of the folders were transferred to acid-free envelope folders, with the exception of the research materials for A history of Australia (Series 17). However, the contents of folders were not rearranged in any way and the evidence of Clark’s erratic and inconsistent filing methods has therefore been preserved. As many of the manila folders were extremely large, with a single folder sometimes filling a box, it was often necessary to divide the contents into two or more envelope folders. Where this has been done, small Roman numerals have been added to the titles on the folders. Thus Correspondence 1957 (i) and Correspondence 1957 (ii) indicate that the original folder has been divided into two. Similarly, in the series descriptions below, where a title is preceded by multiple file numbers it can be inferred that there was originally one folder which has been divided by the Library into two or more parts.

SERIES OF PAPERS

1. General correspondence, 1939-91

2. Diaries, 1938-91

3. Notebooks, 1937-77

4. Newspaper cuttings, 1938-54

5. University of Melbourne, 1937-49

6. Canberra University College, 1953-60

7. Australian National University, 1960-76

8. Harvard University, 1975-79

9. Australian Council for the Arts, 1973

10. Journeys, 1955-91

11. The ideal of Alexis de Tocqueville, 1938-50

12. Select documents in Australian history, 1948-56

13. Alexander Harris, Settlers and Convicts, 1952-64

14. Meeting Soviet Man, 1958-60

15. A short history of Australia, 1961-92

16.A history of Australia: drafts

17. A history of Australia: research materials, 1960-86

18. A history of Australia: correspondence and reviews, 1960-91

19. Short stories

20. The Boyer Lectures, 1975-88

21. In search of Henry Lawson, 1977-88

22. Occasional writings and speeches, 1979-81

23. A history of Australia — the Musical, 1980-89

24. The puzzles of childhood, 1907-91

25. The quest for grace, 1989-91

26. A historian’s apprenticeship, 1990-91

27. Manuscripts, 1931-91

28. Lectures, 1940-87

29. Subject files, 1936-91

30. Family correspondence, 1958-75

31. Miscellaneous papers, 1937-90

Appendix

Box List

PROVENANCE

Manning Clark’s association with the National Library extended over forty years and much of his research for A history of Australia was carried out in its reading rooms. In the final volume, published in 1987, he wrote that ‘The Petherick Room, the Manuscripts Room, and the Newspaper Room are present in every page of this volume, just as they are present always in my heart’.

In 1988 Clark began transferring papers from his home to the Library and they were formally presented under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme in April 1989. Further donations under the Scheme were made in January 1990, June 1990 and May 1991, a few days before his death. The papers received in 1989-91 make up the bulk of the collection. They include most of the correspondence, the drafts of his books and other writings, and the research material for A history of Australia.

In his will Clark bequeathed his papers and unpublished works to the Library on condition that they be closed until the year 2000. The remaining papers were received from Dymphna Clark in 1994-95. They included his diaries, notebooks and further correspondence, including some substantial files of letters from major correspondents. Some correspondence, manuscript articles and references were also transferred from the History Department at the Australian National University.

RELATED MATERIALS

The portrait of Manning Clark by Arthur Boyd was bequeathed by Clark to the Library but, in accordance with the terms of the bequest, is currently in the custody of the Clark Family.

A collection of 94 photographs of Manning and Dymphna Clark and their family were lent for copying by the Clark Family in 1995. The copies are held in the Pictorial Section. In addition, there are photographic portraits of Clark by Jeff Carter, Heide Smith and Alec Bolton.

Several interviews with Clark are held in the Oral History Section. The interviewers were Hazel de Berg, 1967 (DeB 253-54), Don Baker, 1985 (TRC 1187), Neville Meaney, 1986-87 (TRC 2053), Michelle Rowland, 1986 (TRC 2141) and Terry Lane, 1990 (ROH 907.2092 C594). A recording of Clark’s address to the National Press Club in 1987 is also held (TRC 4036).

References:

Bridge, Carl, ed., Manning Clark; essays on his place in history, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1994

Holt, Stephen, Manning Clark and Australian history, 1915-1963, Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1982

Holt, Stephen, A short history of Manning Clark, Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1999

Biographical note (Manning Clark)

manning 4BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles Manning Hope Clark was born in Burwood, Sydney, on 3 March 1915, the second son of the Reverend Charles Clark and his wife Catherine née Hope. When he was six the family moved to Phillip Island, Western Port, Victoria, and then in 1924 they settled in Belgrave, near Melbourne. Clark was educated at Belgrave State School and Mont Albert Central School and in 1928 he won a scholarship to Melbourne Grammar School. From 1934 to 1938 he read History and Political Science at the University of Melbourne, graduating with first class honours.

In August 1938 Clark sailed for England to pursue his studies at Balliol College, Oxford. He was accompanied by Hilma Dymphna Lodewyckx, whom he married at Oxford on 31 January 1939. He began a thesis on the French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, carrying out research in both England and France. Late in 1939 he took up a teaching post at Blundell’s School at Tiverton, Devon. In July 1940 the Clarks left England to return to Australia and Manning was offered a position at Geelong Grammar School. He continued his work on de Tocqueville and on completing his thesis in 1944 was awarded a Master of Arts degree at Melbourne University.

In May 1944 Clark left Geelong to become a Lecturer in Political Science at Melbourne University. Two years later, at the request of Professor R.M. Crawford, he began to lecture in Australian History, which was to be his passion for the rest of his life. In 1949 he was appointed Professor of History at Canberra University College. In 1960 the College merged with the Australian National University and Clark continued to be Professor and Head of the History Department in the School of General Studies until December 1971. He remained in the Department for a further four years as the first Professor of Australian History. He was a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

While living in Melbourne in the late 1940s Clark began collecting sources on Australian history which led to his first publication Select documents in Australian history 1788-1850 (1950). The second volume, covering the period 1850-1900, was published in 1955 and Clark then turned to writing his greatest work, A history of Australia. The first volume was published in 1962 and the sixth and final volume appeared in 1987, four years before his death. It was the most ambitious work ever undertaken by an Australian historian. It reached an exceptionally large audience and Clark was both admired and condemned for his highly personal view of history, his concern with grand themes, ideas and conflicts rather than dry facts and figures, and his unique literary style. Other books written by Clark included Sources of Australian history (1957), Meeting Soviet man (1960), A short history of Australia (1963), Disquiet and other stories (1969) and In search of Henry Lawson (1977). In his last years he wrote three volumes of autobiography.

From the 1960s until his death Clark was the most famous historian in Australia and one of the best-known public intellectuals. He accepted numerous invitations to write for newspapers, give lectures and broadcasts, and address academic, literary, cultural and political organisations and societies throughout Australia. He also travelled widely overseas. He spoke about Australian and world history, and also on a great range of political, social and literary themes. His political statements were at times highly provocative and his broad generalisations, dire prophecies and oracular style often infuriated conservatives and made him a controversial figure. Some of his books and lectures provoked intense public debate. He had a huge legion of admirers and in his last years received many honours: honorary doctorates, literary prizes, a Companion of the Order of Australia (1975) and the title Australian of the Year (1981). Geoffrey Serle wrote that ‘as no one else Clark greatly increased public consciousness of Australian history and widened the imaginative horizons of innumerable compatriots’.

Manning Clark died in Canberra on 23 May 1991. He was survived by Dymphna and their six children.

Our People

(Sebastian Clark and Joy Warren – photograph by Judith Crispin)

Patrons:

Dr Ann Moyal AM is a leading historian of Australian science and telecommunications. A former academic at the ANU Research School of Social Sciences, the New South Wales Institute of Technology and Griffith University, she is the author of thirteen books on aspects of science and technology in Australia, biography,and her autobiography ‘Breakfast with Beaverbrook. Memoirs of an independent woman’. She founded the Independent Scholars Association of Australia in 1995. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Doctor of Letters ANU and HonD.Litt. Sydney University, she lives in Canberra. For several decades.Ann was a close friend of Manning and Dymphna Clark.

Barry Jones is a thinker, particularly about the future of science education. He was the first radio talk-back man, and a member of the Australian Film Development Corporation. Barry has been the federal minister for Science, Technology, Small business and Customs. Currently he is exploring Australia’s future in relation to knowledge.

David Malouf is a teacher, writer and cultural commentator. He has taught English in England and at Sydney University. As a writer he has been well known with such works as Johnno, An Imaginary Life, and Remembering Babylon. His lectures are always impeccably delivered.

Hon Sir Gerard Brennan ACKBE is a lawyer and judge. He was educated in catholic schools and was President of the National Union of Australian University Students. He was a High Court Judge and member of the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Emeritus Professor Ingrid Moses ‘ career spanned 28 years in higher education in four Australian universities: University of Queensland where she also gained her PhD, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Canberra, and as Vice-Chancellor of the University of New England and Chancellor of the University of Canberra. She was awarded honorary doctorates from the UTS and California State University, Sacramento for her research and development work in higher education and contribution to international education as President of the International Association of University Presidents. She is now engaged on boards of a variety of not-for-profit organisations.

Jack Mundey is a conservationist and union leader. He has spent a considerable amount of time working towards the preservation of Australia’s heritage and countryside, often in conjunction with his work as a union leader.

Janet Holmes à Court AC is a businesswoman and supporter of the arts. She has been chairman of the board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Chancellor of the University of Western Australia and a Director of Heytesbury Holdings Ltd. Janet delivered the first Manning Clark annual Lecture in 2000.

Justice Michael Kirby was appointed to the Court in February 1996. He has held numerous national and international positions including on the Board of CSIRO, as President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands, as UN Special Representative in Cambodia and as President of the International Commission of Jurists. In 1991 he was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Justice Kirby delivered the second Manning Clark annual Lecture in 2001.

Neilma Sidney is a writer and philanthropist. She has worked with the Myer Foundation for many years and has created the Four Winds Festival near Bermagui.

Phillip Adams AO is an author, broadcaster and film-producer, whose films include “The Getting of Wisdom” and “We of the Never Never”. Currently he has a column in The Australian sponsored by Rupert Murdoch and interviews on Late Night Live under the eagle eyes of Alan Jones and Donald McDonald.

Staff: MCH is run by Office bearers and Committee Members

 

Committee:

President: Sebastian Clark

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Sebastian has been President of MCH since 2000. His teacher’s career took him to Geelong, Melbourne and England. He helped his mother  get A Historian’s Apprenticeship and Speaking Out of Turn ready for publication. His interests include the minutiae of history. In 2006 Sebastian wrote an addendum to the new edition of Manning Clark’s A Short History of Australia which brings the book right up-to-date, revealing many enduring parallels between the past and present.

Vice-President: Paul Hetherington

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Until November 2009, poet Paul Hetherington  was director of the National Library’s publications and events branch, and was founding editor of its quarterly journal, Voices (1991–97). He is now Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra. His first poetry collection, Mapping Wildwood Road, appeared in 1990, and he has since published seven further collections including a verse novel, Blood and Old Belief (2003). He has served on the boards of a variety of literary and cultural organisations, judged various poetry prizes, and was one of the founders of the ACT Writers Centre. He has also been active as a reviewer, and edited The Diaries of Donald Friend (volumes 2, 3 and 4; 2003–2006). He is one of the founding editors of the online journal  Axon:Creative Explorations.

Treasurer: Marisa Gonzalez

marisa@marisagonzalez.com.au

Clark Family Representative: Andrew Clark

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Andrew Clark is a former political correspondent of the National Times, and a former literary editor of The Age. Co-author of the book Kerr’s King Hit, he has given guest lectures at Yale University, the Budapest University of Economics and the Menzies Centre in London.

Secretary: Alana Mahon

alana@marisagonzalez.com.au

Public Officer: Frank Bongiorno

Frank

Frank is an Australian labour, political and cultural historian. Prior to joining the Australian National University, where he is Associate Professor of History, he has held lecturing positions at King’s College London, the University of New England and Griffith University. He has also been an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the ANU, a Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a Mellon Visiting Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Frank has served on the New South Wales Arts Advisory Council and as a member of the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts Literature and History Committee, including as its chair for three years. He is a regular contributor to the media, especially Inside Story, for which he was London correspondent from 2008 until 2011, and the Canberra Times.

Committee Members:

Geoff Lazarus

Geoff is one of the hardworking members of the MCH Committee and across much of what is happening at the House. He is readily contactable on 0419 369 206.

He is a publicist and lobbyist on issues related to the Federal Parliament on environmental, indigenous and inequality matters.

Jen Webb

Jordan Williams and Jen Webb

Jen Webb is a poet, Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the Faculty of Arts and Design. Her current research includes an ARC-funded investigation of creative practice (using poetry as a case study), and an ARC-funded investigation of outcomes for graduates of creative arts degrees.

Greer Versteeg

greer

With a background in painting and design, Greer Versteeg came to photography about eight years ago. She has exhibited in Australia, the US and Québec, Canada. Greer’s work has been published online and in print, and her images have been acquired by public and private collections. She is gradually working her way backwards in time to far less technologically advanced equipment, and enjoys playing with toy cameras and expired Polaroid film. She rarely feels a need to eliminate or prevent dust and scratches on her negatives and thinks focus is often overrated. Greer works as a graphic designer and photographer in Canberra.

David Headon

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Dr David Headon is a cultural consultant and historian. Formerly Director of the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies (1994-2004), he is now Advisor on the Centenary of Canberra in the Chief Minister’s Department of the ACT Government, and advisor to Senator Kate Lundy. Dr Headon is a regular commentator on cultural, political and social issues on ABC television and radio and WIN television. A well-published writer, his most recent works include Best Ever Australian Sports Writing – a 200-Year Collection (2001) and The Symbolic Role of the National Capital (2003).

Vicken Babkenian

vicken

Vicken holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Western Sydney. He is currently an independent researcher for the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Vicken has written several articles on early Australian international humanitarianism. They include ‘Edith May Glanville – Champion of the Armenian Relief Fund’, Journal of the Ashfield and District Historical Society, 2008, ‘A Humanitarian Journey: The Reverend James Edwin Cresswell and the Armenian Relief Fund’, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, No. 37, 2009, and ‘An S.O.S From Beyond Gallipoli: Victoria and the Armenian Relief Movement’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol. 81, No. 2, November

 

Ernst Wilhelm

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Ernst Willheim is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU College of Law. Between 1967 and 1998 he worked for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department where he headed several policy and professional Divisions, led Australian delegations to international conferences and appeared as counsel for the Commonwealth in the High Court and other appellate courts. Since his ‘retirement’ he has pursued research and published in several public law areas including native title, racial discrimination administrative law, judicial accountability, constitutional law, international law and refugee law and has acted pro bono as counsel, including a successful complaint to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. He appeared as amicus curiae in the High Court challenge to the Northern Territory Emergency legislation.

Honorary Auditor

Pauline Hore

Honorary Solicitor

Bill Baker (Baker, Deane and Nutt)