Guide to the Papers of Peter Dennis


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Manuscript Name Papers of Peter Dennis
Manuscript Number MSS 273
Last Updated June 2014
Extent  
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract  

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Content Listing

Box 1

Folder 1

Correspondence

Mainly concerned with the AIF Project, colloquia to attend, veterans’ and/or their families’ responses to what the project is doing and the sort of information required.

12 August 1991 to 8 January 1994

Folder 2

Research Material

  • ‘Anzac Day: To Our Dead Mates 1940’ by Sapper H. Groth, published in Maryborough Chronicle, 25 April, 1941 (photocopy);
  • John Machefer Graham’s Pocket Diary for 1919 (photocopy);
  • Original Certified Extract of Marriage Register (8 April 1916) for Edward Mason and Doris Evelyn, at Kasr-el-Nil Garrison Church, Egypt;
  • Archives Society of Tasmania, Church Registers Held in the Archives Office of Tasmania, updated October 1992 (photocopy);
  • Ypres-Armentieres Map Sheet Nos. 14 and 14A: Ypres’, published in S.C. Hurst, The Silent Cities (London, 1929) (photocopy);
  • Anne Gray, ‘Will Longstaff’s Menin Gate at midnight’, Australian War Memorial publication;
  • Menin Gate lions return to display’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, no. 18 (April, 1991), p. 67 (photocopy);
  • The Gilgandra Weekly (November, 1987) [The Coo-ee March Renactment Supplement]. Published by Gilgandra Newspapers Pty Ltd.

Folder 3

Research Material – Cemetery Records

  • List of Australian Monumental Inscriptions. Cemetery Records, Parish Registers (burials) & Records Relating to Wills in The Library of the Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc. (July, 1993);
  • Sheafs of undated handwritten and typed data for soldiers’ burial/cemetery details for various Australian states and towns – includes 2 cemetery plans;
  • Microfiche of Western Australian Genealogical Society, Western Australian Cemeteries Index Perth War Cemetery [Bayswater, WA, 1986-89].

Folder 4

Research Material – Cemetery Records

Toowong Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions, vol. 2. Portions 7A-10. Queensland Family History Society (Indooroopilly, Qld, 1988?), Joan Ainsworth (ed.)

Box 2

Folder 5

Research Material – Cemetery Records

Toowong Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions, vol. 3. Portions 11-18. Queensland Family History Society (Indooroopilly, Qld, 1988?), Joan Ainsworth (ed.)

Folder 6

Research Material – Cemetery Records

Toowong Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions, vol. 4. Portions 19-30. Columbarium Demolished Graves. Queensland Family History Society (Indooroopilly, Qld, 1988?), Joan Ainsworth (ed.)

Folder 7

Research Material – Cemetery Records

Toowong Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions, vol. 5. Portions 1-30. Columbarium Demolished Graves. Queensland Family History Society (Indooroopilly, Qld, 1988?), Joan Ainsworth (ed.)

Folder 8

Research Material – Cemetery Records

Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, caption on first page titled ‘Gatton 94 pages’.

Folder 9

Research Material – Cemetery Records

  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Laidley and 11 other places, 45 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Boonah and Coominya, 13 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Lowood, 6 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Kalbar, 3 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Railway, 26 pages.

Folder 10

Research Material – Cemetery Records

  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Grandchester, 2 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Grantham and Mama Creek, 3 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Gatton, 10 pages;
  • Handwritten records for townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, for Blackbutt, 2 pages;
  • 6 bundles of handwritten records for unidentified townships’ soldiers’ regiment numbers, addresses, joining RSL, various pagination;
  • Handwritten records for Toowong cemetery details (soldiers’ burials), 16 pages.

Folder 11

Newspaper Clippings

  • Unidentified, undated newspaper with two articles: ‘Snapshots of soldiers in front line’, and ‘Fighting sons of the Empire’, with photocopy;
  • Kirsty McGoldrick, ‘Thanks at last for home front service’, unidentified, undated newspaper (with photocopy) and attachments concerning Australian Women’s Land Army (1944-45).

Cool Room

Box 3 

Folder 12 

Photographs

  • Set of colour photographs originally donated to Peter Dennis by Mrs. Heather Ashford of Scone. The original enveloped in which they were posted was captioned: ‘Photos of (3) War Memorials (W.W. 1) in Scone, N.S.W. Also (1) Honour Roll at Scone Hospital (Total – 9 photos)’. All photographs in this set are numbered on the back with descriptions;
  • Set of 8 colour photographs of the Hay Memorial for First World War and Second World War, with no identifying provenance;
  • Original portrait photograph of Australian soldier, with caption on back: ‘To Betsy with love from Darrell, 1915;
  • Original portrait photograph of unidentified Australian soldier;
  • Original portrait photograph of unidentified Australian soldier, with caption on back: ‘Taken at [Bouveigen?] River Meuse Belgium Xmas 1918’;
  • Copy of portrait photograph of unidentified Australian soldier, Thelma-Duryea studios, 37A Rundle Street, Adelaide;
  • Copy of portrait photograph of Australian soldier, with caption on back: ‘Edward Henry Newson, gift of Mr. R. Newson, 93 Rawson St, Kurri, NSW 2327 August [1993]’.