Guide to the Papers of Vice Admiral Sir Henry MacKay Burrell


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Manuscript Name Papers of Vice Admiral Sir Henry MacKay Burrell, K.B.E., C.B.
Manuscript Number MSS 75
Last Updated February 2008
Extent 2 cm (1 box)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises one letter, photographs and cuttings retrieved from the Royal Australian Naval College journal entitled Magazine.

Collection Subject Type

Military

Scope and Content

This collection comprises one letter, photographs and cuttings retrieved from the Royal Australian Naval College journal entitled Magazine.

Date Range of Content

1953-1956

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Burrell_(admiral)

Vice Admiral Sir Henry MacKay Burrell, R.A.N., was born in Wentworth Falls, New South Wales on the 13 August 1904, and died on the 9 February 1988.

Burrell was educated at Parramatta High School and the Royal Australian Naval College, Jervis Bay. During his long and distinguished naval career he held various staff and command appointments, including Chief of Naval Staff, 1959-1962; Second Naval Member, 1956-1957; Flag Officer Commanding H.M.A. Fleet, 1955; Assistant Australian Defence Representative, London, 1951-1952; Commander 1940, Captain 1946, and Naval Attache Washington, 1941.

In 1986 he published his autobiography entitled Mermaids do exist : the autobiography of Sir Henry Burrell. He was awarded a KBE in 1960, CB in 1959, and CBE in 1955.

References:
Who's who in Australia, 1980, p. 156
National Archives of Australia: Burrell's Officers' Record of Service card, retrieved 30/1/2008
WW2 Nominal Roll record, retrieved 30/1/2008.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

Copying: Check with Curator

Preferred Citation

Papers of Vice Admiral Sir Henry MacKay Burrell, K.B.E., C.B., Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

Material retrieved from Royal Australian Naval College journal entitled Magazine, donated by the Burrell family.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Admirals, Australian Admirals

Personal Names

Sir Henry Burrell 1904-1988

Corporate Names

 

Occupations

Naval officers, Admirals

 

Container List

 

Box 1 (Cool Room)

Box-folder 1 
Letter from F.H. Kelly, The Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited, 27 February 1953
Photograph of Lieutenants N. D. McMillan, RAN, G. McPhee, RAN, D. Farquharson, RN and Captain H. M. Burrell, taken when three Bristol Sycamore MK50 aircraft were delivered to HMAS Vengeance at Weymouth (photograph identified by Commander M. B. Taylor, 26 July 1994
Photographs of HMAS Vengeance (2)
Cutting of Rear-Admiral H. M. Burrell with his wife and two of his children viewing HMAS MelbourneThe Sydney morning herald, Tuesday May 15, 1956
Cutting of Rear-Admiral H. M. Burrell , Flag Officer Commanding the Australian Fleet, holding his sword as one of a guard-of-honour, Sunday telegraph, March 27, 1955