Guide to the Papers of Sir Maurice Hankey, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.


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Manuscript Name Papers of Sir Maurice Hankey, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.
Manuscript Number MSS 107
Last Updated March 2007
Extent 1 cm (1 box)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract A selection of Maurice Hankey's cabinet documents from Great Britain National Archives (formerly Public Records Office), relating to material dealt with by Hankey, Julius Bruche, Francis Hyde, John Lavarack, Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd, Archdale Parkhill and Frederick Shedden on Australian defence, 1934-1935.

Scope and Content

A selection of Maurice Hankey's cabinet documents from Great Britain National Archives (formerly Public Records Office), relating to material dealt with by Hankey, Julius Bruche, Francis Hyde, John Lavarack, Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd, Archdale Parkhill and Frederick Shedden on Australian defence, 1934-1935.


Organization

Arranged in box and folder order.

Administrative Information


Restrictions on Use

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


Preferred Citation

Papers of Maurice Hankey, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 107, Folder 1.


Provenance

This collection was acquired in 1988.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Bruche, Julius Henry, Major-General Sir, 1873-1961

Hankey, Maurice Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Baron, 1877-1963

Hyde, George Francis, Admiral Sir, 1877-1937

Lavarack, John Dudley, Lieutenant-General Sir, 1885-1957

Montgomery-Massingberd, Archibald, Field-Marshal Sir, 1871-1947

Parkhill, (Robert) Archdale, Sir, 1879-1947

Shedden, Frederick Geoffrey, Sir, 1893-1971


Geographical Names

Australia. History, Military, 1901-1945.

Australia. Military policy.


Occupations

Public servants

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Photocopies of extracts from Great Britain Public Records Office on Australian defence, 1934-1935

Including:
-Notes by Chief of the General Staff for Sir Maurice Hankey on 'The policy and organisation of the Australian military forces', July 1934, 12 p.
-Appendix 1. 'Australia - notes of officers who may be met', 1 p.

Hankey's remarks and report, including:
-Annex no. 3. Minutes by Defence Committee at meeting held on Monday, 5 November 1934, signed by F. G. Shedden, Secretary, Defence Committee - No. 54/1934 'Australian defence policy and the parts of the three services therein', 2 p.
-Annex no. 4. Extract from report by Sir Maurice Hankey, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence 'Australian defence', part 6. Military forces, 11 p.
-Annex no. 5. Minute by Defence Committee at meeting held on Thursday, 21 March 1935, signed by F. G. Shedden - No. 20/1935, 'Military forces', observations from the Committee to Hankey, 2 p.
-Annex no. 6. [Memorandum by Vice-Admiral G. F. Hyde, Chief of the Naval Staff, 3/4/1935] entitled 'Australian defence policy', parts 1-3, 6 p.
-'Report on certain aspects of Australian defence'. Supplementary notes for the Minister of Defence, by Sir Maurice Hankey, 20/11/1934, 4 p.
-Appendix A. Summary of remarks signed by J. H. Bruche, Major-General, Chief of the General Staff, 5/3/1935, entitled Memorandum by the Chief of the General Staff on 'Report on certain aspects of Australian defence', by Sir Maurice Hankey, 10 p.

Lavarack, including:
Appendix B. Memorandum by Colonel J. D. Lavarack, Chief of the General Staff designate on 'Report on certain aspects of Australian defence', by Sir Maurice Hankey, 14/3/1935, 6 p.

Correspondence, including:
-Note from Archdale Parkhill, Minister for Defence to Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to Committee of Imperial Defence, 16/8/1935, 5 p.
-Annex no. 1. Sir Maurice Hankey's report 'Summary of recommendations and notes on action taken', 16/8/1935, 6 p.
-From Archdale Parkhill, Minister of Defence to Sir Maurice Hankey, 10/9/1935, 1 p.
-From Sir Archibald A. Montgomery-Massingberd to Hankey, 30/1/1935, 1 p.
-From M. P. A. Hankey to (C.I.G.S.) Sir Archibald A. Montgomery-Massingberd, 31/1/1935, 4 p.

Appendix A. Memorandum by Chief of the General Staff, Major-General J. H. Bruche on 'Report of certain aspects of Australian defence' by Hankey, 15/3/1935, 3 p.