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David Horner’s ‘Official History of ASIO’ — is it honest history? was Spry a traitor? An Honest History talk by Ernst Willheim

 

5:30 pm, Thursday 26 March at Manning Clark House. To book email info@manningclark.org.au or phone us on 6295 1808. Entry $18 ($10 concession, members free)

Yes there really is an official history of ASIO. What would we expect from a publicly funded official history? Is this honest history? In this provocative talk, the first of Manning Clark House’s Honest History series for 2015, Ernst Willheim will focus primarily on ASIO’s surveillance of ordinary members of the Australian community academics, writers, journalists, trade unionists, and others holding progressive reviews. He will ask whether, by creating a climate of fear and intimidation, ASIO was undermining the fabric of Australian society. In light of recent revelations, he will also ask whether Colonel Spry, long head of ASIO, was a traitor.

This talk is part of Manning Clark House’s Honest History series presented in partnership with Honest History: Supporting balanced and honest history.

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Ernst Willheim is a member of the Manning Clark House Committee and a Visiting Fellow at the ANU College of Law. Before his retirement he was a senior officer in the Attorney-General’s Department, specialising in constitutional law, administrative law, international law, human rights and indigenous issues.

MAGGIE DIAZ – I don’t do sweet

OPENING 4PM SUNDAY 29TH OF MARCH, 2015 with a floor talk by Curator, Gwendolen De Lacy.

Maggie Diaz arrived in Australia on a one-way ticket in 1961, (a divorce gift from her Australian husband) and soon established herself as one of Melbourne’s leading commercial photographers. Known for her expertise in using available light, Diaz had a genius for capturing character and situation. Dating back to Chicago in the 1950s, her work is also marked by the contrast between the glamorous commercial world and those outside of society with whom she felt a connection. ‘I Don’t Do Sweet’ focuses on the women and girls in the Diaz Collection: strong, composed, defiant and preferably not smiling. It is dedicated to Maggie’s daughter Laurie – the little red head who was adopted out via a baby broker in 1957 – lost because Diaz felt she had nothing to offer a child and life as a single, professional woman, could not involve motherhood.
Largely unrecognized until her 80th birthday in 2005, 90 year old Diaz’s archive is held by the State Library of Victoria and her work has been acquired by the National Library of Australia, The National Gallery of Australia and private collections around the world.

History in Public: Manning Clark Centenary, 1915–2015

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 5.30 pm

School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, in partnership with Manning Clark House
Manning Clark Centre (Bldg 26A), Theatre 5, ANU
Panellists: Nicholas Brown (ANU), Catherine Freyne (City of Sydney), Mark McKenna (University of Sydney), and Anna Clark (UTS)

This year sees the centenary of the birth of Charles Manning Hope Clark (born 3 March 1915), Professor of History at Canberra University College and later the Australian National University, from 1949 to 1974. Manning Clark was one of the university’s most distinguished academics: a gifted teacher, brilliant historian, and deeply influential public figure up to the time of his death in 1991. His pioneering courses on Australian history, magisterial six-volume A History of Australia (1962–1987) and numerous other publications, and long engagement with many of the big questions in Australian culture and society, provide a powerful exemplar of the historian as public intellectual. This panel discussion, organised to mark this centenary, will take up this theme via some more recent projects and examples of ‘history in public’. It will be an opportunity to honour Manning Clark’s contribution and legacy as a publicly engaged historian, and to explore some of the ways that history continues to figure in the public sphere.

The Conclusion and Vote of Thanks will be delivered by Mr Sebastian Clark, President of Manning Clark House.
The event will be followed by a reception and registration is necessary to attend.

Please register to attend this event by 2 March:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-in-public-manning-clark-centenary-1915-2015-tickets-15776385594

Nicholas Brown is a Professor of History at the Australian National University, working mainly in Australian social, environmental and policy history. His most recent book is A History of Canberra, published by Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Catherine Freyne is a historian and media producer now working at the City of Sydney. She previously produced Hindsight documentaries at ABC Radio National. Other projects she has worked on include the Dictionary of Sydney, 80 Days that Changed Our Lives and Against The Tide: A Highway West. Catherine studied Australian history at UNSW.

Mark McKenna is a Professor of History at the University of Sydney. He has published widely in many areas of Australian history and biography. His most recent book is An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark, published by Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing, 2011.

Anna Clark is an ARC Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. Her latest project, Every Now and Then: Navigating History in Australia, looks at the presence of the past in Australian communities today and will be published by Melbourne University Press in 2016.

Richard Denniss: What economists can learn from Manning Clark

Tuesday 3rd March at 6pm. What will Australia be when it grows up? While such questions are often asked of our children they are rarely asked of our country. This lack of inquiry about our future could reflect widespread acceptance that rapid population growth and economic growth constitute our ‘growing up’. Or the relative silence on our future might also reflect the narrowness of political leaders whose vision for our future is confined to the size of the budget deficit. Continue reading Richard Denniss: What economists can learn from Manning Clark

Arthur Boyd: Portrait of a Friendship

Opening 4pm, Sunday 15th February with a floor talk by Harriet Elvin, CEO of Cultural Facilities Corporation.

Manning Clark House Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Arthur Boyd, from the period of his long friendship with historian Manning Clark. These intimate works, figurative and set against the Australian bush, include two portraits of Manning Clark as well as a series of artistic nudes. This unique exhibition takes place in the original home of Manning and Dymphna Clark– the lounge room where Arthur and Manning discussed art, culture and other issues of the day over a pot of tea. Most of these works are on loan from the Bundanon Trust collection.

Reserve your place by emailing info@manningclark.org.au

Human Rights Photography Competition

Manning Clark House Human Rights Photography Competition

The MCH Human Rights Photography Prize is a national competition promoting contemporary human rights photography. Manning Clark House invites entries of photographs that seek to advance the health and well-being of other people.

Human Rights photography is considered here, as distinct from reportage, as any creative or documentary photographic work which hopes to provide benefit to the communities or individuals (the photographic subjects). Eligible work will aim to help communities or individuals in terms of health, security, safety, self-esteem or prosperity, or will result from a positive and ongoing relationship with a community or with individuals. Work which documents the suffering of others without providing a clear return to the photographic subject (other than raising public awareness) will be automatically excluded.

First Prize: The winning entrant will receive $1000, a solo exhibition at Manning Clark House in Canberra and a joint exhibition as part of the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale (paper sponsored by Kodak)

Second Prize: The runner up will receive $500, a solo exhibition at Manning Clark House in Canberra and inclusion in an exhibition for the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale (paper sponsored by Kodak)

Submission Guidelines: Entries should consist of a single email with the subject heading “MCH-HRP (your name)”. Your name and a short explanation of the work should be sent in the body of the email and your photograph/s should be attached as JPGs (72 dpi, maximum size 5MB). All entries should clearly respond to the idea of human rights and seek to uplift, defend, enrich or support a given community or individual. Please send entries and enquiries to info@manningclark.org.au.

Judges:
Jeff Moorfoot (Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale)
Joyce Evans (Photography Curator and previous Director of the Chapel Street Gallery)
Michael Silver (Director of Magnet Galleries)
Judith Crispin (Director of Manning Clark House)
Dione McAlary (Programs Manager of Manning Clark House)
Steve Marshall (CEO of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale)

Deadline: 30 April, 2015 (winners announced in May 2015)

Entry fee: $25 per image (multiple entries are permitted)

Payment details must be included with all submissions. Entry fees can be paid by the following methods:

By mail: Cheque or money order payable to ‘Manning Clark House Inc.’ or, for credit card payment, please print and complete the following form.

Visa [  ] Mastercard [  ]

Card number:                                   Expiry date:

Cardholder’s name:

Signature:                                          Date:

By Direct Debit: Manning Clark House Inc, Westpac Bank, BSB 032-729 Account 167805 (please include HRPP & your name in the description).

Axel Clark Poetry Prize

The Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry

The inaugural Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry will be awarded in 2015 by Manning Clark House to an Australian poet writing in any style. Submissions must be the entrant’s own work, must be unpublished and must have been completed no earlier than 12 months before the closing date.

Prize: The winning entrant will receive a one month writing residency and reading at Manning Clark House in Canberra and AUD$1000. Highly commended poets will be offered public readings in the annual MCH poetry series.

Judges: In 2015 the judges are Kathy Kituai, Geoff Page and Alan Gould

Submissions: We are looking for original and engaging poetry, across all genres and styles. Submissions should include 1 to 5 formatted and unpublished poems (one entry per person) and should be anonymous. Submissions should not exceed 100 lines in total. Pages must be numbered and must not include the author’s name or any identifying mark. Please email your submission as an attachment, in pdf format to info@manningclark.org.au with “Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry” as the subject. In the body of your email please provide your name, address and a short biographical statement. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

Eligibility: Entries for the Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry are invited from Australian poets without age restriction. Employees or Committee Members of Manning Clark House or direct descendents of Manning Clark may not apply. Writers submitting to this competition agree to allow Manning Clark House the first publication of all winning and shortlisted poems.

Deadline: Thursday May 14, 2015

Entry Fee: AUD$35.00

Payment details must be included with all submissions. Entry fees can be paid by the following methods:

By mail: Cheque or money order payable to ‘Manning Clark House Inc.’ or, for credit card payment, please print and complete the following form.

Visa [  ] Mastercard [  ]

Card number:                                  Expiry date:  

Cardholder’s name:

Signature                                         Date:    

By Direct Debit: Manning Clark House Inc, Westpac Bank, BSB 032-729 Account 167805 (please include ACMPP & your name in the description).

Volunteering

As we receive no ongoing government funding, we rely on the support of volunteers. If you have a special skill, and are willing to share it with the MCH community, please contact us by email or phone.

We often need extra help with gardening, supervising art exhibitions, book-keeping, marketing, hanging artworks, selling tickets at the door, looking after visiting celebrities and other tasks.

There are many advantages to volunteering: meeting interesting and like-minded people, making contributions to communities you value, using skills that you might not otherwise use, being appreciated by small organisations like ours.

All our volunteers get free entry to all events they have helped with, even if they’re not volunteering on the day.

Manning Clark House deeply appreciates all help, no matter how small. Get in touch with us to see how you can make a difference.

Email manningclarkhse@gmail.com or phone (02) 6295 9433.

music at MCH
music at MCH

Donate

Manning Clark House is a non-profit organisation funded exclusively through memberships, donations, bequests, fundraising, sponsorship and event fees. These funds are needed to covers staff costs (including cleaning and maintenance), programming costs (for our events) and general upkeep of this beautiful heritage-listed property.

We receive no on-going funds from the government. This means we have the freedom to program our calendar each year without fear of censorship or interference from without. But, like all independent institutions, our funding is very limited and often insecure. Your help can make a big difference.

MCH has Charitable and DGR Status, which means your donation is tax deductible. You can donate by contacting our office – manningclarkhse@gmail.com

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our members

Bronze donor :

  • Stephen Utick
  • Audrey Fry

Silver donor :

  • Barbara Perry
  • Dawn Richardson
  • Jill Waterhouse
  • Diana Simmons
  • Gerard Brennan
  • Andrew Freeman
  • Jenny Mills
  • Elizabeth Lawson
  • Paola and Romaldo Giurgola
  • Tim Clark
  • Jan Nicholas
  • Patrick Regan
  • Ann Moyal
  • Frank Bongiorno

Gold donor :

  • Elizabeth Minchin
  • Loretta and William Taylor
  • Chris Paterson
  • Todd & Lara Karamian

Platinum donor :

  • Marie Morgan
  • Janet Holmes a Court AC
  • Neilma Gantner

Benefactors

We are also extremely grateful to the ongoing support provided by the following benefactors:

  • Myer Family Company (Neilma B Gantner)
  • Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund – Family Grants Program
  • Janet Holmes á Court AC
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The Australian National University

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