Guide to the Papers of Hugh Smith [MSS 148]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Hugh Smith
Manuscript Number MSS 148
Last Updated October 2021
Extent 84 cm (6 boxes)
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises manuscript papers and related material produced or accumulated by Dr Hugh Smith for his publication The battle of ADFA : the decision to establish the Australian Defence Force Academy.


The collection has been arranged in box then folder order.

Date Range of Content


Administrative History

Hugh Smith obtained his first degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He came to Canberra in 1967 to take a PhD at the ANU and joined the Faculty of Military Studies at the Royal Military College as a lecturer in 1971, later transferring to the University College at ADFA in 1986, as Associate Professor of Politics. From 1987 to 1991 he was the Founding Director of the Australian Defence Studies Centre. He took up the position of Visiting Fellow on retirement in February 2004 and his book On Clausewitz (Palgrave Macmillan) appeared in 2005.

Retrieved from the UNSW Canberra  - Humanities and Social Sciences staff web page on 17 November 2009.

Administrative Information



The collection is available for research.

Restrictions on Use

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

Preferred Citation

[Manuscript Item], Papers of Hugh Smith, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MS 148, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


The collection was acquired from Dr Hugh Smith in 2008.

Separated Material

This collection originally included one publication, listed below. This work has been catalogued separately, and added to the Library's main collection.

Smith, Hugh. The battle of ADFA : the decision to establish the Australian Defence Force Academy. Canberra: Public Policy Program, Australian Nation, Canberra Divisional University in collaboration with Australian Institute of Public Administration, 1989.


Access Terms


Personal Names

Smith, Hugh, 1943-

Topical Subjects

Military education -- Australia

Corporate Names

Australian Defence Force Academy -- History

Geographical Names

Australia -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Education (Higher)




Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Tri-service origins, 1911-1949

Folder 2
Tri-service planning, 1975-1978

Folder 3
Tri-service media, 1970-1981

Folder 4
Tri-service parliament, 1976-1983

Folder 5
Tri-service Federation of Australian University Staff Associations, Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee, etc, 1977-1981

Folder 6
Tri-service : Government policy, 1978-1980


Box 2

Folder 7
Tri-service, 1944-1984

Folder 8
Tri-service Public Works Committee, 1969-1984

Folder 9
Tri-service, University College, 1968-2001

Folder 10
Tri-service : Staff Association, 1975-1981

Folder 11
1977 Agreement, 1973-1977


Box 3

Folder 12
1981 Agreement, 1980-1987

Folder 13-14
1967 Agreement and Academic Staff Association, 1967-1968


Box 4

Folder 15
Affiliation Agreement Committee, 1971-1981

Folder 16
Royal Military College (RMC) Officer education documents, 1944-1959

Folder 17
RMC Four year course, 1910-1984

Folder 18
RMC History, 1911-1979


Box 5

Folder 19
Duntroon, 1965-1989

Folder 20
Female cadets, 1978-1989

Folder 21
Civilian students, 1975-1977

Folder 22
Officer education. Post committee, 1974-1978

Folder 23
Martin report. Australia, 1970

Folder 24
development/interim council, 1975-1991


Box 6

Folder 25
ADFA General, 1977-2001

Folder 26
ADFA Interim council, 1982-1985