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Peace Studies

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Australian Peace Committee (WA branch) Collection

The Australian Peace Committee (WA branch) was a local branch of the Australian Peace Committee for Détente, Disarmament and Development (APC), a national organisation affiliated to the World Peace Council.

The collection consists of manuscript materials, correspondence and ephemera that relate to the formation of the Committee in the 1970’s.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Australian Peace Committee (WA branch) Collection, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Betty Daly-King Collection

Betty Daly-King was a life-long political activist. She was a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) (WA branch), the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch), the Down to Earth Movement and other organisations.

The collection consists of correspondence and various papers relating to Betty’s political activism.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Betty Daly-King Collection, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Betty McIntosh Collection

Betty McIntosh (1928-2015) was a member of People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) and President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) (WA branch). She was the wife of Gordon McIntosh an ALP Senator for WA (1974 to 1987) and friend of Irene Greenwood.

The collection consists of correspondence and various papers relating to Betty’s political activism.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Betty McIntosh Collection, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Dee Margetts Collection

Dee Margetts was a member of the Australian Senate from 1993 to 1999 and a member of the WA Legislative Council from 2001 to 2005, representing the Greens (WA).  She was also a co-ordinator of the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) from 1988 to June 1991.

The collection consists of correspondence and various papers relating to Dee’s political career and activism.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dee Margetts Collection, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Jo Vallentine Collection

Jo Vallentine is an Australian peace activist and politician, she was a former senator for Western Australia sitting as a member of the Nuclear Disarmament Party (1985), independent (1985 to 1990) and the Greens (WA) (1990 to 1992).

The collection consists of materials relating to the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) and the Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA).

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jo Vallentine Collection, QB 43, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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John Clements Oral History Collection

The John Clements Oral History Collection was donated to the Geoffrey Bolton Library by John Clements, oral historian, peace activist and social historian. He was an ABC radio announcer from 1939 to 1945 and a long-time President of the Australian Peace Council (WA).

The collection consists of oral histories predominantly from the 1950's to 1980's. Some of the oral histories include transcripts.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Clements Oral History Collection, QB 23, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) Collection

The People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) was formed in 1981 to work for the termination of operations and the dismantling of facilities, which contributed to preparations for nuclear war.

The collection consists of documentation covering the interests and activities of PND (WA branch) from its formation in 1981 to the mid 1990’s. It includes correspondence, books, newsletters, submissions, flyers, pamphlets, posters, material banners and PND organisational materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) Collection, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Shane Guthrie Collection

Shane Guthrie, is a life-long political activist and co-ordinator of the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND) (WA branch) from September 1991 to winter 1992.

The collection consists of correspondence and various papers relating to Shane’s political activism.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shane Guthrie Collection, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Vivienne Abraham ‘Peace’ Collection

Vivienne Abraham was active in a number of peace, pacifist and conscientious objector support groups from the 1940’s to 1989. She was the honorary secretary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) (Australian section) from 1982 to 1989.

The collection consists of books, pamphlets and magazines related to peace, anti-war movements and pacifism.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vivienne Abraham ‘Peace’ Collection, QB 27, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

 

Theology

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Francis Byrne Collection

Francis Byrne is a journalist, writer and Benedictine monk.

The collection consists of materials used in the writing of "A hard road: Brother Frank Nissi, 1888-1980: a life service to the aborigines of the Kimberleys", manuscript collections of poetry, short stories, personal writings and two published local history works. The collection also contains audio cassettes and photographs.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francis Byrne Collection, QB 8, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Western Australian Council of Churches Noonkanbah Documents

The collection consists of various pamphlets, reports, photocopies of newspaper articles and letters to newspapers concerning Aboriginal sacred sites on Noonkanbah Station and surrounding areas.

The documents also cover the involvement of Uniting Church clergy in the August 1980 blockade of a convoy at Noonkanbah Station in order to prevent drilling and other mining activities by AMAX in areas considered by the Yungngora Community to be sacred.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Western Australian Council of Churches Noonkanbah Documents, QB 1, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.
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World Council of Churches Delegation Documents

In 1981, a World Council of Churches delegation visited Broome and the Benedictine mission at Kalumbaru.

This collection of documents consists of photocopies of various newspaper articles, letters to newspapers, minutes of a meeting and letters correspondence relating to that visit.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], World Council of Churches Delegation Documents, QB 4, Special Collections, Geoffrey Bolton Library, Murdoch, Western Australia.

 

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