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Manuscript Name Papers of Gavin Keating
Manuscript Number MSS 341
Last Updated August 2008
Extent 1.65 m (12 boxes, 1 oversize)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises photocopies of research papers, correspondence, notes, drafts, maps and audio cassette tapes of interviews for Gavin Keating's works, including ''The right man for the job' : an assessment of Lieutenant General S.G. Savige as a senior commander', B.A. (Honours) thesis (1995), The right man for the right job : Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige as a military commander (2006), and A tale of three battalions : combat morale and battle fatigue in the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, Bougainville, 1944-45 (2007).

Scope and Content

The collection comprises photocopies of official Australian military operational material and reports from the Australian War Memorial and the National Archives of Australia, including copies of unit operational reports, messages, minutes of staff conferences, general staff memoranda, appreciations, procedures, administrative instructions and intelligence summaries. Also included are photocopies of personal papers, correspondence and diaries, journal articles, extracts from books and theses, newspaper cuttings, drafts, maps, transcripts and audio cassette tapes of interviews.


Organization

The collection has been arranged in box then folder order.

Biographical Note

Gavin Keating is an infantry officer in the Australian Regular Army. He has served in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Special Air Service Regiment and the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and has deployed on operations to East Timor, Bougainville and the Middle East.

He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1994; completed a B.A. Honours at the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1995, and a Master of Strategic Affairs at the Australian National University in 2004.

Keating is also a military historian and his works include:
B.A. Honours thesis 'The right man for the right job : an assessment of Lieutenant General S.G. Savige as a senior commander' (1995)
Working paper Opportunities and obstacles : future Australian and New Zealand cooperation on defence and security issues (2004)
Article 'The machinery of Australian national security policy : changes, continuing problems and possibilities'. In: Australian Defence Force journal, no.166, 2005, pp 20-33
The right man for the right job : Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige as a military commander (2006)
A tale of three battalions : combat morale and battle fatigue in the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, Bougainville, 1944-45 (2007).

References:
Australian defence force journal, issue no. 166, 2005, p 25

Administrative Information


Access

The collection is available for research.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

Papers of Gavin Keating, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MS 341, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The collection was donated by Gavin Keating in one instalment.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Keating, Gavin, 1973 -- Archives

Savige, Stanley George, Sir, 1890-1954


Topical Subjects

Generals -- Australia -- Biography

Historians -- Australia -- Archives


Titles

''The right man for the right job' : an assessment of Lieutenant General S.G. Savige as a senior commander'

The right man for the right job : Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige as a military commander

A tale of three battalions : combat morale and battle fatigue in the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, Bougainville, 1944-45


Corporate Names

Australia. Army -- Biography


Occupations

Authors

Biographers

Historians

Army officers

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Research material, c. 1993-1995

Including three notebooks comprising:
Reference book - sources
Reference material archives - checklist of sources with notes
Course outline; archives information brochures; AWM rough notes; rejects

Folder 2
Research material, 1939-1996

Including:
Correspondence, including letters and comments re thesis; information sheets; letters and questionnaires; inactive letters; Savige family; access letters; letters out
Interview transcripts, 1995, including manuscript and typescript transcripts of interviews
Photocopying invoices; photocopies of photographs; news cutting; copy of The red and white diamond, no. 199, June 1995
Checklist of boxes checked from AWM 54 Written records, 1939-45 War

Folder 3
Research material, 1915-1995

Including:
Keating's seminar presentation, Friday 16 June 1995, 17 p and Seminar outline, 3 p
Photocopies of research material, biographical material and news cuttings relating to Savige's military and civilian careers


Box 2

Folder 4
Photocopies of research material relating to World War II Australian personalities, 1946-1987

Including:
Extracts from Crisis of command : Australian generalship and the Japanese threat, 1941-1943, by David Horner, 1978
Extracts from Ned Herring : a life of Lieutenant-General the Honourable Sir Edmund Herring, by Stuart Sayers, 1980
'The application of LtGen Sir S.G. Savige's command and staff methods to the modern Australian Army', by Philip Winter, 13 p
Extracts from Iven G. Mackay : citizen and soldier, by Ivan D. Chapman, 1975
Wavell article from Stanley George Savige papers
Extracts from The war despatches of Kenneth Slessor, edited by Clement Semmler, 1987
Berryman on Bardia; general comments re Savige
Vasey promotion record
Extracts from Afternoon light : some memories of men and events, by Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, 1967
Rowell letter to Hetherington
Powell letter to Hetherington on Blamey
'Field-Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey : an appreciation', by T.A. Gibson from the United Services quarterly, vol. 6, no. 3, January 1953, pp 15-21
Extracts from 1000 famous Australians, 1978
'Field-Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey some observations on his personality', by Warren Perry from Journal of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia, vol. 7., no. 1, November 1984, pp 22-30
Extracts from 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', by Anthony Brettell Lodge, thesis, 1987
Extracts from The fall of General Gordon Bennett, by A.B. Lodge, 1986
Blamey history release
Cipher message from Blamey to Sturdee on Generalship
Hetherington notes re Blamey
Hetherington comments
Chauvel letter to Blamey, 9 February 1946
Gavin Long notes re Menzies on Blamey/Lavarack/Mackay, 1946

Folder 5
Photocopies of research material relating to other World War II personalities and background information, 1942-1978

Including:
'A message from uncle Stan 'in Nulli cedre, no. 58/59, April 1951, pp 2-3
Newspaper article on Savige's promotion, 3/1/1942
Extract from Crisis of command : Australian generalship and the Japanese threat, 1941-1943, by David Horner, 1978
Information re Savige CB for Salamaua, 1943
Miscellaneous items from Ivan Chapman papers
Miscellaneous items from Gellibrand papers with general comments on Savige
Berryman's letters to his wife
Berryman's 1942 diary re comments on Herring
David Dexter/Moten on Salamaua
Extracts of Gavin Long interview with Berryman, 1946
Berryman file - Training instruction, 1942
Chronology of the war in the Southwest Pacific 1942-1945
Jungle warfare
Relief of 3 Division, 28 August 1943
Address by Major-General S.G. Savige to HQ 3 Aust Div & 10 Inf Bde officers, 20 Jul 42, re AMF/AIF enlistments
3 Australian Division staff procedures, 15 December 1942
3 Division jungle school, 1943
Savige letter to Moten, 26 May 1943
Savige letter to Hammer, 17 July 1943

Folder 6
Photocopies of research material relating to other World War II personalities, background information and interview transcripts, 1939-1987

Including:
'The Staff Corps : militia conflict as seen by a young AIF officer, 1940-1941', talk at AWM History conference, 8 July 1987
Squires on senior officers, 1939
General organization of an infantry division/brigade
Blamey's 1943 notes on the re-organization of the Army
Gavin Long notes on Savige and 17 Brigade, 1944
Berryman - Libya
Place of a commander, 1941
Medical boards senior officers, 1943
N.F. Dixon's 'On the psychology of military incompetence : a critique', Bruce Milligan, 19-20 May 1978, 21 p
Leadership
E.F. Herring on being a commander
Retirement of officers
Extracts from 'High command in war', by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, June 1945
Extracts from Crisis of command : Australian generalship and the Japanese threat, 1941-1943, by David Horner, 1978
Book review of Retreat from Kokoda, by Raymond Paull entitled 'The war in Papua', by A.J.S. from Stand-to, November 1958 - January 1959, pp 13-16
Notes on MS 8119 F.H. Wright collection held at the NLA
Morale of the Australian Military Forces/adverse comments, 1945
Savige letter to Norman, 19 May 1944
Deputy Commander-in-Chief requirements, 27 December 1942
New Guinea map indicating operations undertaken by the Australian Army since July-August 1942
Australian Army operations, campaign maps, 1940-1945

Folder 7
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and the 17th Brigade, AIF during World War II, 1939-1985

Including:
'The glory of the 2/7th' extracts from letters written by S.G. Savige
'The spirit of the 17th Infantry Brigade', by S.G. Savige from Puckapunyal : official journal of the 17th Australian Infantry Brigade, March 1940, pp 6-7
3 Division staff notes, 1940
Gavin Long news articles on generals/promotions
Duties of officers Divisional Headquarters, May 1940
Savige's notes on Bardia/Greece to Gavin Long, 1951
MacKay letter to Savige, 1941
Savige letter to MacKay, 1941
2/5 Infantry Battalion, Middle East unit casualties, 3 January 1941 to 25 January 1945
Powell notes, 1941
6 Division staff 'The Second A.I.F. commanders and staffs' from Reveille, November 1, 1939, pp 14-16
MacKay notes on training of officers
AMF The Army list, part 1 Active list, February 1939, pp 20-33
Blamey letter to Sturdee, 26 June 1941
Supply matters 17 Brigade, 18 June 1940
Letter to Mackay re Savige
17 Brigade fitness for war reports, November 1940
Notes on the plans for re-organization 6 Australian Division, June 1941
Training team for Australia, 6 August 1941
Extracts relating to Savige from The war diaries of Kenneth Slessor, official Australian correspondent 1940-1944, 1985


Box 3

Folder 8
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and operations in Libya during World War II, 1940-1991

Including:
Extracts from Gavin Long interviews - 2/5 Battalion, Pulver, Travers, etc
Vial Tobruk letter, 15 February 1941
Berryman's lecture on Bardia
Notes on 17 Brigade
Berryman's Bardia battle diary
Extracts from Stanley George Savige papers on 'The engagement at Derna'
Rough AWM notes
AWM 52 notes on 2/5 BN, 2/6BN,2/7BN
'The round-up' chapter 4 from Tobruk, 1941 : capture--siege--relief, by Chester Wilmot, 1944, pp 46-49
Records relating to 17 Brigade
Savige on Bardia
Savige's notes on Tobruk to Gavin Long, together with extracts from chapter 11 'Beda Fomm and Benghazi'
Personal letter to Stan, 18 September 1941
Libya - Battle of Tobruk
Libya - Occupation of frontier position
Libya - The advance from Derna
'19 Australian Infantry Brigade diary of events Libyan campaign', by H.C.H. Robertson
Travers on Libya
FHB comments Bardia/Tobruk
Berryman on Libyan campaign
Berryman on Tobruk
6 Australian Division orders on Tobruk
6 Australian Division operations, February 1941

Folder 9
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and operations in Bardia during World War II, 1941-1983

Including:
Extracts relating to the Battle of Bardia from The fiery phoenix : the story of the 2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion 1939-1946, by W.P. Bolger & J.G. Littlewood ; edited by F.C. Folkland, [1983]
Extracts from Not as a duty only : an infantryman's war, by Henry (Jo) Gullett, 1976
Berryman letter to Mackay re Savige at Bardia, 12 February 1941
Various items relating to Bardia, and letters from Savige's commanders
Report on activities of 2/6 Australian Infantry Battalion in Battle of Bardia
Various items on Battle of Bardia
Gavin Long letter on AMF Bardia, 3 June 1943
'The last days of Bardia', by R. Honner from Stand-to, July-August 1962, pp 2-5
'Battle-baptism at Bardia', by R. Honner from the United Service quarterly, vol. 9, no. 4, 1956, pp 2-8
Lecture on Bardia by Savige, 1941
Berryman on Bardia
Berryman - various notes on Bardia and Tobruk
Berryman letter re Bardia, 14 February 1941
Bardia and maps
Berryman Bardia


Box 4

Folder 10
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and operations in Greece during World War II, 1941-1987

Including:
Savige's diary entries, 1941
Report on operations of 6 Australian Division in Greece, appendix B, 1941
17 Australian Infantry Brigade report on campaign in Greece and Crete, 1941
'Vasey in Greece', by David Horner from Journal of Australian War Memorial, no. 10, April 1987, pp 21-32
Operation of Anzac Corps in Greece, 1941
Savige's notes on Greece
Extracts from Stanley George Savige papers on Greece
Gavin Long letter to and reply from Savige, 1952
Report on operations of 6 Australian Division in Greece, March 1941
Vasey letter Rowell re Crete, 1941
'Following in the steps of 2/7th Battalion in Greece', by Pat Boland from Despatch, vol. 15, no. 4, October 1979, pp 76-81
Brief notes on 6 Australian Division operations in Greece, 1941
Campaign in Greece and Crete
Extracts from Stanley George Savige papers on 'The campaign Greece, April 1941'
Rowell on Greece, 1951
Garrett meeting Savige, Greece
Mackay on Greece, 1941
Savige's letter to Gutheridge on Greece, 1941

Folder 11
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and operations in Syria during World War II, 1941-1978

Including:
1 Australian Corps report on the operations in the campaign in Syria, June - July 1941
7 Australian Division report on the operations in Syria, 1941
17 Australian Infantry Brigade report on the operations in Syria, 1941
Berryman notes to Gavin Long on the Syrian campaign, June 1952
Blamey ADC diary re Savige, 1941 and 1945
Signals re Savige recruiting
Signal to Savige re recruiting
Defence of Syrian - Palestinian frontier, May - June 1941
Extract on Blamey to Sturdee on 1941 actions from Crisis of command, by David Horner 1978
2 AIF report on operations in the Middle East, 1940-1941
Berryman biographical information
Savige's notes on Syria
Extracts from Stanley George Savige papers on 'The Syrian Campaign', June - August 1941
Appreciation of the situation - Syria, by Savige, 31 May 1941
Occupation of Syria, August 1941
Occupation of Syria - return to Australia, November - December 1941
Occupation of Syria, volume II, July 1941
Berryman to Gavin Long on the Syrian Campaign, 18 August 1952
Allen letter to Savige on Damour, 11 July 1941


Box 5

Folder 12
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and operations in the Western Desert and the Salamaua campaign during World War II, 1941-1954

Including:
Extracts from Stanley George Savige papers

Folder 13
Research material, 1937-1979

Including:
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige from UNSW Canberra MS 231 Sir John Wilton manuscript papers
Manuscript notes relating to Savige and the 3rd Division, AMF from NLA MS 3782 Vasey Family Papers

Folder 14
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and the 3rd Division, Australian Military Forces, New Guinea, 1943-1992

Including:
Salt article by Herring entitled 'Jap bastions go', vol. 7, no. 6, 22 Nov, 1943, pp 1-6
Reveille article by C. Francis entitled 'Battle of Wau', June 1, 1956, pp 30-31
3 Division report on operations Salamaua, April - October 1943
Extracts relating to Savige from A young man's war, by Ron Blair, 1992
'General Sir John Wilton' thesis by Ian McNeill, 1984
Savige's Salamaua notes, 1943-1944
AMF, New Guinea Force report by Mackay, 6-7 October 1943
Lavarack's letter to Savige, 4 December 1942
Colonel MacKechnie notes on Campaign 162nd Infantry in New Guinea
Savige's notes on Salamaua
3 Division report on operations Salamaua, 1943-1944


Box 6

Folder 15
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and the 3rd Division, Australian Military Forces, New Guinea Force, 1942-1951

Including:
Savige's CB citation - Salamaua, 1943
Transcripts of McNeill interviews
Report on operation in New Guinea 162nd Regiment, 5 February 1944
Postern operation planning, July 1943
3 Australian Division future operations, 4 July 1943
Notes for discussion with Gen MacArthur, 28 July 1943
Postern planning, July 1943
Notes on conference between GOC NG Force and deputy commander 5 AF, March 1943
Savige appointment, Qld, May 1942
News cuttings on Salamaua/Lae
Account of operations 9 Aust Div for capture of Lae - relative to Salamaua, September 1943
Notes David Dexter/Milford Salamaua
Transcripts of Gavin Long's interviews with Dexter, Savige, Wilton, Herring re Salamaua, [1951?]
New Guinea Force info resume no. 2 (revised) Salamaua
Salamaua maps, 1943
Savige letter to Berryman, 4 December 1943
Blamey letter to Mackay, 27 February 1943
Personnel New Guinea Force, October 1943
DCGS letter re Savige sick, October 1943
Mackay letter to Savige, July 1943
Savige letter to Mackay, May 1943
Reorganisation of 3 Aust Div changes in designation of units, September 1942
Savige's 2 Aust Corps routine orders, part 1, December 1942
Wau operations press releases
War Cabinet minute re reorganisation of Army, March 1942
List of commanders and ex-commanders - Campaign in New Guinea
New Guinea Force organisation, April 1943
Army reorganisation, January 1943
Army organisation, October 1942
Vasey letter to Mackay re conditions in New Guinea, November 1942
Miscellaneous notes on staff work, 1942-1945
3 Division jungle warfare, January 1943
Comments on Savige from Gavin Long's dairy no. 5
17 Australian Infantry Brigade questionnaire, May 1944
Jungle warfare tactics and training, 1943
Vasey on jungle warfare, March 1943

Folder 16
Photocopies of research material relating Savige and the 3rd Division, Australian Military Forces, New Guinea Force, 1941-1992

Including:
Commander Allied Land Forces report New Guinea operations, 23 January to 13 September 1943, March 1944
ADC diary, Salamaua, 1-4 April and 16-22 August 1943
17 Brigade report on operations, Salamaua, April-August 1943
15 Australian Infantry Brigade report on operations, June - August 1943
The action of MacKechnie force, Nassau Bay area, 29/30 June 1943
Planning Sepik and Summary of decisions made at conference held by GOC NG Force, 1943
Report on operations New Guinea, 22 January - 8 October 1943
Letter from Berryman to David Dexter, held in Herring's papers, State Library of Victoria
3 Division interim report, Salamaua, 14 July
Wau operation and capture of Salamaua, 1943
Chapter 10 'The attack and defence at Lae and Salamaua' from Southern Cross, by Yoshihara Noni
Outline of operational dispositions as at September 1943
15 Australian Infantry Brigade report on operations, Bobdubi - Salamaua area, 30 June - 6 August 1943
Chapter 9 'War update' from The eavesdroppers, by Jack Bleakley, 1992
Organization for jungle warfare, January 1943
Organization of infantry division in the S.W. Pacific Area
3 Australian Division training exercises, January 1943
3 Australian Division jungle training school
Senior command changes, 1941
Herring press conference on Salamaua, 1943

Folder 17
Photocopies of research material relating Savige and the 3rd Division, Australian Military Forces, New Guinea Force, Salamaua, 1943-1952

Including:
15 Australian Infantry Brigade operations, August - September 1943
17 Australian Infantry Brigade operations, April - August 1943
15 Australian Infantry Brigade operations, June - July 1943
RAA I Australian Corps operations, January - October 1943
Transcripts of interviews with General Milford, 1951; General Herring, 1951; Brigadier Moten, 1951; General Savige, 1951; General Morshead 1952
Report on New Guinea operations Wau - Salamaua areas, 1 May 42 to 13 September 43
Notes on Wau - Salamaua campaign


Box 7

Folder 18
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige and Salamaua, 1942-1980

Including:
Berryman letter to David Dexter, 2 February 1954
Herring notes and interview with Gavin Long re Salamaua, 1951-1952
Herring letters to Blamey, 1943, 1 letter from Blamey to Herring
Letters between Dexter, Brill and Wilton re Savige and Salamaua; transcript of an interview with Wilton; Wilton's diary entries for Operations against Salamaua, 1943-1952
Extracts from Berryman's 1943 diary
MacKechnie letter to Savige, 2 February 1944
3 Australian Division War diary, June to July 1943
3 Australian Division miscellaneous messages, 1943
3 Australian Division extracts from Report on operations and Action diary, 1943
Notes on 3 Australian Division, 1942-1944
Extracts from Berryman's 1943 diary
Air support 3 Australian Division, 1943
Herring letter to Mackay, 4 September 1943
Signal on mix-up
Salamaua notes on messages
Extracts on Savige's performance from Ned Herring : a life of Lieutenant-General the Honourable Sir Edmund Herring, by Stuart Sayers, 1980
Berryman interview mainly on Salamaua, 1954, together with extracts from his 1943 diary
Blamey recommendation for Savige's KBE
'Lieutenant-General Sir Stanley Savige and Legacy', by Eric Harding, 1971, 14 p
Blamey post WWII KCB recommendation, 1950
Messages re Savige's appointment as co-ordinator of demobilization and dispersal, September 1945
Gavin Long on military history - general interest
Gavin Long and Savige various on official history, 1950-1953, together with interview notes, 10 April 1951
Gavin Long notes on H.C.H. Robertson, Savige, and others
Bamford on Staff Corps, 1945
Berryman's dairies on Bougainville and Savige, 1945
Berryman's comments, 1953
Extracts from Military leadership, by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, 1946

Folder 19
Photocopies of research material relating to Savige, 1943-1960

Including:
Australian Division, report on operations, Bougainville, November 44 - August 45
Changes in higher Army command, 1943-1944
Chapter on 'George Vasey' from Australians : nine profiles, by John Hetherington, 1960
Letters on Savige's promotion, 1944
Notes and letters on George Vasey's promotion, 1945
Letters on Savige over Vasey, 1944-1945
Notes, letters and news articles on higher Army appointments, Savige to Lt General, 1944
Notes on MacArthur's comments on Savige's promotion

Folder 20
Photocopies of research material relating to II Australian Corps and the North Solomons area, 1944-1991

Including:
Appreciation on operations of the AMF in New Guinea, New Britain and the Solomon Islands and other letters
Higher level planning - Allied land forces Southwest Pacific area, August 1945
Higher planning discussion, 1944-1945
That mob : the story of the 55/53rd Australian Infantry Battalion, A.I.F., by F.M. Budden, 1973 - miscellaneous pages
Order 1944 on role of First Australian Army
Higher level use of Australian troops, 1945
Notes on 2 Australian Corps
GOC 3 Australian Division appreciation, Bougainville, 1944
Air operations, Bougainville, 6 December 1944 - 15 September 1945
Engineer reports, Solomons
Protection L of C 2 Australian Corps, 6 August 1945
Tank operations, 2 Australian Corps, 10 August 1945
On ultra active service : the story of Australia's signals intelligence operations in World War 2, by Geoffrey Ballard, 1991, pp 285 and 288
Operational orders GOC 2 Australian Corps to GOC 3 Division, 1945
29 Australian Infantry Brigade history, 29 November 1944 - 23 January 1945
2 Australian Corps command directive, 19 April 1945
Bougainville surrender documents, 1945
Berryman's notes on Bougainville
Letter from Blamey to Savige, 30 July 1945
Letter of service appreciation from Blamey to Savige, 24 January 1946
Response to Blamey from Savige to above letter
Jungle warfare notes, February 1945
Mail censorship, 19 July 1945
2 Australian Corps, New Guinea Force directives, 1944
ADC diary, February 1945
Bougainville publicity, 30 May 1945


Box 8

Folder 21
Photocopies of research material relating to II Australian Corps and the North Solomons area, 1942-1971

Including:
Liaison letters, 3 December 1944 - 12 August 1945
15th Australian Infantry Brigade report on operations, South Bougainville, 13 April 1945 to 15 August 1945
Bougainville report on operations from 'Report on operational and administrative activities, 2 Aust Corps (AIF) in the North Solomons area', October 44 - August 45, vol. 1 - Operations
29 Brigade report on operations, May - August 1945
II Australian Corps directives, 1944-1945
Tactical and administrative doctrine for jungle warfare, 2 Australian Corps, 20 January 1945
3 Australian Division GOC directives, 21 January 1945
2 Corps report on operations on Bougainville from 'Report on operational and administrative activities, 2 Aust Corps (AIF) in the North Solomons area', October 44 - August 45, vol. 1 - Operations
Gavin Long's notes on Bougainville
News articles on Salamaua, 1943-1944
Higher service directory, Army, 1942-1944
Gavin Long's notes on Savige re Salamaua, 1944
Hetherington general comments, 1971
Gavin Long's notes on Vasey re promotion and miscellaneous, 1944-1945
'Sir Ragnar Garrett architect of the new army', by Observer, from the Bulletin, June 29, 1960, pp 11, 34-35, 45

Folder 22
Photocopies of research material relating to II Australian Corps and the North Solomons area, 1943-1984

Including:
New Guinea Force 1944 - Regrouping of forces, June - October 1944
II Australian Corps handover notes, April 1944
Jungle warfare course, 7-8 February 1944
Letter from Savige to Moten, 8 December 1943
ADC diary, 3-5 January, 3-6 February, 2-5 March, 28-31 December 1944
Allied Land Forces report on operations in Australian mandated territory, 26 April 1944 - 15 August 1945
New Guinea Force, Personal administration, May - October 1944
Report, Signing of Instrument and Terms of surrender of Japanese Forces on Bougainville and adjacent islands, Saturday 8 September 1945
11 Australian Infantry Brigade (AIF) report on the operations - Bougainville, 28 December 1944 - 28 June 1945
Address by Lt. Gen S.G. Savige, given to junior officers on 20 September 1944
Report on operational and administrative activities of 1 Aust Corps, 2 Aust Corps, New Guinea Force, 10 April 44 - 30 September 44
'Role of the Australian Army in New Guinea in 1944-1945', by Bernadette McAlary; Defence force journal, no. 45, March/April 84, p 43-51
Notes of discussions with the Commander-in-Chief, Australian Military Forces, 31 July 1945
Notes for appreciation on the future operations of the AMF in the Solomons, by Berryman, 1945
Notes on Bougainville, by Maj-Gen H.H. Hammer
Notes to Long from Savige on rotational system
II Australian Corps Routine orders, 19 May 1945
Address by GOC 2 Australian Corps, 9 May 1945 in commemoration of signing of peace in Europe
'The Solomons' - press release draft
Letter from Hammer to Savige re Bougainville, 8 May 44
Letters from Savige to Northcott re Bougainville, 1944
7 Australian Infantry Brigade Report on operations, 26 October 1944 to 16 May 1945


Box 9

Folder 23
Photocopies of research material relating to Bougainville, 1943-1981

Including:
Savige's notes on Bougainville from Stanley George Savige papers
'Staff Corps versus militia : the Australian experience in World War II,' by D.M. Horner from Defence force journal, no. 26, Jan/Feb 1981, pp 13-26
Report on operations in Australian mandated territory, 26 April 1944 to 15 August 1945
Report on operations of 23 Australian Infantry Brigade, 1944-1945
15 Australian Infantry Brigade report on operations, part 1 South Bougainville operations, April to August 1945
Garrett's Appreciation of the situation in regard to future operations in Northern half of Bougainville, 28 February 1945
Garrett's Appreciation of the situation in regard to future operations of 3 Australian Division, 1 February 1945
Garrett's Appreciation of the situation at Lae, 20 July 1944
Hammer notes on Bougainville
Berryman letter to his wife, 12 December 1944
Sturdee letter to Savige re Immediate Awards, 4 August 1945
Hammer letter to Savige, 11 July 1944
Order of the day re Japanese surrender, by Savige, 8 September 1945
Report on operations 3 Australian Division (AIF), October 1944 to August 1945
Copy of Tactical & administrative doctrine for jungle warfare applicable to all formations under command 2 Aust. Corps (AIF), by Savige, 1945
'The development of Australia's military roles in World War II', by B. Dickey from Australian Army journal, no. 309, Feb 1975, pp 10-28
Berryman congratulatory letters, 1945
Various orders, 1943-1945; chronology, 1943; extract from Savige's diary, 1943
'The surrender of General Kanda', by John Field from Stand-to : journal of the Australian Capital Territory Branch, Returned Services League, vol. 5, no. 5, Sept/Oct 1956, pp 2-4
Forde letter to Blamey re too many generals, 7 February 1944
Criticisms in parliament re Blamey, [1945?]
Newspaper articles on Blamey re criticisms, 1945
Notes on changes in command from War Cabinet agendum, 12 February 1943
Regimental lists and manning tables, 1945
Newspaper articles re Blamey, 1945

Folder 24
Photocopies of research material relating to the II Australian Corps, 1944-2005

Including:
II Corps administrative instruction on self-inflicted wounds, April 1945
Battle casualties
3 Australian Division report on operations, November 1944 - August 1945
3 Australian Division miscellaneous, including war diary, strengths, man-management, 1945
3 Australian Division AQ Branch miscellaneous, including routine orders, war diaries, 1945
9 Australian Infantry Battalion reports of operations November 1944 to May 1945
25 Australian Infantry Battalion report of operations in South Bougainville, January to August 1945
Extracts from 'The final campaigns : Bougainville 1944-1945', Karl James, PhD thesis, 2005
Extracts from 'The 'Old man' : Australian battalion commanders in the Second World War', by Garth M. Pratten, PhD, 2005


Box 10

Folder 25
Notebooks and photocopies of research material, 1944-2007

Including:
Notebook comprising miscellaneous notes, 2007
Notebook comprising a checklist of sources with notes, 2007
Stats/calculations, 2007
Extracts from My war on Bougainville : war under the Southern Cross, Tod Schacht (1999)
'The green hole : exploring our neglect of the New Guinea campaign of 1943-44', by Peter Stanley from Sabretache, vol. 34, April/June 1993, pp 3-9
Extracts from 9 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, October-November 1944
Extracts from 9 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, December 1944
Extracts from 9 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, January 1945
Extracts from 9 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, February 1945
Extracts from 9 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, March-April 1945
Extracts from 9 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, May-July 1945
Extracts from 25 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, December 1944
Extracts from 25 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, January-February 1945
Extracts from 25 Australian Infantry Battalion report on operations, January-April 1945
Copy of Operations in the Puriata River region, 19 May 1945
Copy of Operations in the Puriata River region, 24 May 1945
Extracts from 25 Australian Infantry Battalion war diary, March, May-June 1945
McKinna note and letter to the Official War Historian, 14 April 1950

Folder 26
Photocopies of research material, 1944-1946

Including:
7 Australian Infantry Brigade Report on operations, 26 October 1944 to 16 May 1945
Extracts from 61 Australian Infantry Battalion War diary, December 1944
Extracts from 61 Australian Infantry Battalion War diary, January 1945
Extracts from 61 Australian Infantry Battalion War diary, February to March 1945
Extracts from 61 Australian Infantry Battalion War diary, April to May 1945
Extracts from 61 Australian Infantry Battalion War diary, June to August 1945
Extracts from 61 Australian Infantry Battalion War diary, September 1945 to January 1946
Extracts from 7 Infantry Brigade War diary, January 1945
Extracts from 7 Infantry Brigade War diary, February 1945
Extracts from 7 Infantry Brigade War diary, March 1945
Extracts from 7 Infantry Brigade War diary, April 1945
Extracts from 7 Infantry Brigade War diary, May to July 1945
Extracts from 7 Infantry Brigade War diary, August to December 1945

Folder 27
Photocopies of research material, 1944-2007

Including:
Correspondence, 2007
Extracts from Lt. Col. G R Matthews' papers and diaries
Gavin Long's notes on Matthews
Extracts from J.H. Ewen's papers and diaries
Gavin Long correspondence with W.R. Dexter, 16/6/1947
Gavin Long's notes on W.R. Dexter
Extracts from Lt. Col. T J Farrell's papers - General administrative instruction, 10 April 1945; and Administrative directive no. 7
Chapter 20 'The challenge of command' from 'The battalion my home', by W.R. Dexter, April 1992
Extracts on W.R. Dexter from Brigadier John Field's papers
Field's notes on official history
Extracts from Field's papers and diaries, 1944-1945
Extracts from chapter 10 of 'Warriors for the working day', by Field


Box 11

Folder 28-30
Annotated drafts of 'The right man for the right job : an assessment of Lieutenant General S.G. Savige as a senior commander', by G.M. Keating (3), 1995

Folder 31
Correspondence and Keating's Australian dictionary of biography entry on General Sir Stanley Savige (2), 1999-2001

Folder 32
Copy of 'A tale of three battalions : combat morale and battle fatigue in the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade, Bougainville, 1944-45', by Keating, 55 p, 2007


Box 12 Audio Visual

Folder 33
Twenty audio cassette tapes of interviews, 1995

Including:
A.E. Bamford
D.J. Breheney
Brigadier Sir Frederick Chilton
W.R. Dexter
Major General Sir Ivan Dougherty
A.W. Gray
H.G. Guinn
H.B. Gullett
D.M. Horner
J.A. Irving
Brigadier I.H. Lowen
Ian McNeill
Major General Sir William Refshauge
Brigadier F.W. Speed
B.H. Travers
Brigadier R.R. Vial/Field
F. Wood
F.D.H. Wray


Box 12 Photograph

Folder 34
Photograph of Savige


Othertype Map Cabinet 4, drawer 10

Oversize 35
Photocopy of map of Bougainville, 1944