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Manuscript Name Papers of Albert Palazzo
Manuscript Number MSS 141
Last Updated April 2014
Extent  
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract  

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Box 1

Folder 1
Correspondence and information received by Albert Palazzo on the Third Division, Australian Army and some general correspondence (1997-2001)

This folder Includes correspondence accompanying additional information received from:

Chapman (21/09/1998), 15p.
Alan K. Jenkins (07/07/1997), 5p.
J. Lyn, 11p.
W. S. Epplevy, 5p.
Saul Spielman (16/06/1997)
J. Jorgensen, 16p.
Alan K. Jenkins (18/02/1998), 5p.
Athol Cottrill (14/07/1997 & 14/06/1997), 7p.
Ian Rainford (29/12/1997, 22/07/1999, 11/08/1997, 04/03/2000, 06/03/2000), 15p.
John (03/11/1998), 2p.
Fred Johnson (29/08/1998), 3p.
Jim Killender (21/06/2001), 6p.
Allan W. Lockwood, 1p
L. T. Riddel, 1p.
Alan K. Jenkins (07/10/1997), 8p.
Ted Winterburn (25/06/1997), 1p.

Also includes

Correspondence received by Agnes Hannan, Manager, Victoria Barracks History Project; includes a photocopy of a paper clipping (26/05/1997), 8p.
Photocopy of a letter received by Major General M. G. Cooke from Col. F. K. Wallace (06/11/1995), 4p.
Book chapter titled “My army service”, 10p.

Folder 2
Correspondence and information received by Albert Palazzo and staff files on the military history of the Australian Third Division (1997-1998)

This folder Includes correspondence accompanying additional information received from:

H. J. Birleson (30/06/1997), 22p.
John P. Dwyer (23/06/1997), 4p.
A. L. Jones (28/08/1997), 2p.
Robert McDougall regarding (27/06/1997), 3p.
F. E. McKellar (25/06/1997), 4p.
R. L. Meadows (12/10/1997 & 20/03/1998), 5p.
L. T. Riddell (25/08/1997), 2p.
R. L. Woff (12/08/1997), 2p.
Russel James (30/05/1997), 2p.
Printouts on “The Third Division”, 7p.

Folder 3
Completed questionnaires on “The 58th/59th Australian Infantry Battalion during the Wau-Salamaua Campaign”, with accompanying related correspondence and additional information/material (1997)

This folder Includes answers to the questionnaire by:

Brian John Balcombe, 1p.
Thomas Joseph (includes a photocopy of an article published in 50th anniversary edition of the“58th/59th News”), 6p.
B. F. Dunsta, 2p.
R. G. Elli, 4p.
Harold G. Hibbert, 13p.
C. H. Howe, 1p.
Coin Frederick, 4p.
E. G. Limbrick, 4p.
William Mateer, 7p.
Graeme Tamblyn, 1p.
Grimes, John Joseph, 2p.
Jeffery Pooler, 20p.
David G. G. Taylor (includes some notes on memories), 6p.
Tonkin Clarence Lethlea, 4p.

Also includes

Copy of “Memories” by Allen Butt, Pioneer Platoon of 58th/59th Battalion Association, 1p.
Correspondence to C. E. Hannah from City of Essendon Regiment (31/05/1960); includes some photocopied information on 58th/59th Battalion, 5p.
Comments by Russell Mathews on the 58th/59th Battalion in the Wau-Salamaua Campaign, 4p.

Folder 4
Completed questionnaires on “58/32nd Battalion, with accompanying related correspondence and additional information. (2000)

This folder Includes answers to the questionnaire by:

Noel Atkinson, 2p.
John Barber, 4p.
Lindsay Russel Boyden, 1p.
Colin H. Brow, 3p.
Tom Fitzgerald, 4p.
D. F. Graham, 5p.
Mike Kondratiew, 1p.
Raymond F. Landgren, 3p.
Ernest E. Lang, 2p.
Alex Lochhead, 3p.
BrianMcDougall, 1p.
Colin W. Paterson, 2p.
David Rattray, 2p.
Len Slavin, 1p.
Robert N. Thompson, 3p.
R. P. Whiteley, 1p.
Neil Whybrow, 1p.
John Willaton, 3p.

Folder 5
Completed questionnaires on “3rd Division Signals in World War II” and “3rd Division AASC in World War II” with accompanying related correspondence and additional information/material (1997-2001)

Answered questionnaires on “3rd Division Signals in World War II” by:

George Walker, 1p.
Rayden Thomas Tuder, 1p.
N. H. Taylor, 5p.
McGuire Garry Andrew Patrick, 10p.
Alan A. Hulme, 9p.
Gordon L. Huggard, 6p.
Kenneth Hammond Ballard, 19p.
Robert Ian Caporn, 3p.
John B. Dickson, 1p.
M. L. Wells, 18p.
Harry Wadge, 2p.
John Clifford Thomas, 26p.
A. G. Martin, 10p.

Answered questionnaires on "3rd Division AASC in World War II” by:

Clarence William Wood, 8p.
G. W.Whitefield, 1p.
Eric Evan Watson, 2p.
Kenneth G. Walding, 7p.
Lawrence Simson, 1p.
Michael Shallve, 3p.
Newnham, M. A., 7p.
Mcllroy, C.R., 4p.
Mervyn McDowell, 1p.
Alan Kleeman, 1p.
Noel Revd, 1p.
E. Hornbuckle, 2p.
George Walter Harman, 1p.
Francis Birdwood Burridge, 1p.
A. E. Doyle, 19p.
Harry Raymond Finn, 8p.
G. A. Carter, 6p.

This folder also includes miscellaneous correspondence/comments/information by various people (12 items)

Folder 6
Correspondence and information received by Albert Palazzo on the history of the Royal Australian Corps of Transport(RACT) and Logistic support battalion (1996-2000)

This folder Includes correspondence accompanying additional information received from:

D. J. Armstrong (28/08/1999), 6p.
Max Grimshaw, 11p. (16/10/1999)
P. W. Blyth (25/11/1999), 5p.
Ralph J. Darlington (02/11/1999), 33p.
Dennis Dray (30/09/1999), 3p.
John Durney (24/09/1999), 23p.
Peter and Sandra Florance (30/08/1999), 30p.
Win Fowles (05/09/1999), 22p.
B. N. Grant (15/11/1999), 2p.
P. G. Rogor (14/01/2000, 25/01/2000), 6p.
P. J. Greville (15/09/1999), 45p.
Tony Hallett (28/10/1999), 15p.
J. StA. Hartley (13/06/1996), 2p.
M. A. Hill (31/08/1999), 1p.
G. W. Jackson (17/02/2000)17p.
Chenyl  Gaften, 7p.
C. M. Bidgood (13/10/1999), 2p.

Also includes

A conversation between Gen. Wayne Reed & Lyndon Anderson, 1p.
“Bill bunting: a tribute” written by Andrew Proctor, 5p.
Interview with Capt. Peter Brown, 10 Sep 1999, 1p.

Box 2

Folder 7
Correspondence and information received/sent by Albert Palazzo on the history of the Royal Australian Corps of Transport(RACT), (1999)

This folder Includes correspondence accompanying additional information received from:

Brigadier K. L. MacPherson (28/11/1999), 3p.
Jack A. Nelson (20/08/1999), 5p.
Brendan Penny (30/08/1999), 39p.
Dean Herbert (31/10/1999), 14p. (includes a letter sent to Dean Herbert by Albert Palazzo)
R. T. Regan (22/11/1999), 14p.
W. P. Riley (01/12/1999), 17p.
Ray Smith (13/11/1999), 6p.
P. J. Stevens, 4p.
S. C. Taubert (20/12/1999), 3p.
P. W. White, 17p.
E. Love, 19p.
Anders Plenge, 1p.
Nigel McIntosh (17/11/1999), 2p.
Mike Punty (11/11/1999), 1p.
Brig Doug Tyers (28/10/1999), 5p.

Also includes:

An RACT perspective of Rwanda, 7p. (author unknown)

Folder 8
Correspondence and information received by Albert Palazzo on the history of the Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) and Logistic support battalion (1998-2000)

This folder Includes correspondence accompanying additional information received from:

Graham Farley (08/11/1998), 5p.
Matt Burke (31/10/1999)
Ken Golden, 28p.
Anthony Coughlan, 3p.
G. P. R. Friend (04/11/1999), 49p.
G. W. Jackson (03/02/2000), 9p.
W. J. Davie (02/2000), 16p.
E. M. Rogers (31/01/2000), 8p.
B. N. McManus (20/02/2000), 5p.
P. M. Rogers (13/04/2000), 40p.

Also includes:

Somalia, 7p. (author unknown)

Folder 9
This folder includes photocopies of “3/66 Club Newsletter”

No. 7 (December 1989), 7p.
No. 8 (March 1990), 4p.
No. 9 (June 1990), 3p.
No. 11 (December 1990), 9p.
No. 12 (March 1991), 4p.
No. 14 (September 1991), 4p.
No. 17 (June 1992), 16p.
No. 21 (June 19930, 3p.
No. 29 (December 1995), 3p.
No. 30 (March 1996), 4p.

Folder 10
This folder includes photocopies of a dinner menu and notes on raiding

“In the field, Christmas 1916” - a dinner menu, 1p.
Photocopy of “The raiding days” - Period: December 1916- January-March 1917, by Captain C. H. Peters of the 38th Battalion, 10p.
Photocopies of some secret notes on raiding (February – March 1918), 6p.
Photocopy of “Daylight raid” (1918), 1p.

Folder 11
This folder includes reports/notes on training/patrol/warfare...etc

“New Guinea force training instruction no. 2 (April 1943), 4p.
Patrol report (5 May 1943), 1p.
Report on Lower Watut patrol, 7 May 1943 – 26 May 1943 by Lieut. E. R. Robinson (27 May 1943), 3p.
Report on patrol to Orodubi, Gwaiboloms, Kunda island, 1 July – 3 July 1943 by Capt. C. E. Newman (3 July 1943), 7p.
Report on activities of standing patrol from 12-25 July 1943, 1p.
Commanding officer’s report for month of August by Lt. Col. G. F. Smith (31 August 1943), 2p.
Patrols – object of patrolling, 4p.
Sugarloaf patrol report, 3p.
Photocopied pages of “Tactical and administrative doctrine for jungle warfare, cover page + pp.8-10
Photocopied pages of “Operations: allied land forces in the South – West Pacific areas”, Military training pamphlet Australia no. 23, cover page + pp.20-23
Photocopied report on “Route Duima? – Bobdubi”, 3p. (unclear copy)

Folder 12
This folder includes photocopies of miscellaneous reports/notes/correspondence

Correspondence accompanying additional information on history of the Third Division received from:

Denis Luttrell (28/08/1998), 3p.
W. M. Vincent (03//09/1998), 6p.
Joe Johnson, 6p. (includes an acknowledgement email from Albert Palazzo)
Brig W. J. Hocking (30/09/1998), 3p.

Also includes:

Restricted notes on the “Fire Support Co-ordination Centre (FSCC)”, 21p.
CMF Officers visits to Vietnam (by units), 4p.
Brief diary extracts 24 June – 9 July, some pages of a book and some notes, 7p.

Folder 13
This folder includes miscellaneous reports/notes/training courses/instructions/programmes, charts and minutes relevant to the Third Division

A collection of activities/parade/functions and agendas
A collection of Training/courses and lectures delivered
OCTU organization chart, Plan of schools of signals, Syndicate
Report on Cyclone Tracy - Darwin, Correspondence & notes 

Folder 14
This folder includes miscellaneous correspondence/notes, training and programmes

Retrospective notes: ARES matters (21/01/1980), 8p.
Commander 3rd training group training directive for period ridging 30 June 1982 (24/09/1980), 8p.
OCTU 3 TRG GP Training programme, 1980
Co-ordinating instruction 3rd Division small arms competition Puckapunyal, 23 November 1980 (10/2000), 17p.
Unit training directive, 1981 (23/06/81), 8p.
Commander third training group training directive for period ending 30 June 85 (23/01/1984)10p.
Address by Major-General K. G. Cook, at a dinner held at the Melbourne Town Hall, 29 June 1991, 8p.

Folder 15
An original copy of the “First Post: Monthly Newsletter of the 1st Battalion the Royal Victoria Regiment”, 1st edition, November 1967, 8p.

Folder 16
Les Jones. The mail must get through! (1941), 34p.

Folder 17
Second Transport and Movement Group. Information handbook for units in 2 MD, 16p. + annexes