Papers of Sir Paul Hasluck (1905- )
- 6.6 metres (40 boxes)
- Partly closed (Boxes 1-17, 39)
This collection was transferred to the Library in four consignments
between 1976 and 2001. The first consignment (Boxes 1-17), consisting of Curtin
Electorate papers, was transferred to the Library from the Curtin Electoral
Office by Hasluck's successor M.P., The Hon. Victor
Garland. The second consignment (Boxes 18-31) was presented to the Library
by Sir Paul in 1983 and consists of printed and roneoed material on a variety
of subjects. The third consignment (Boxes 32-39) consists of ten bound volumes
of personal papers in addition to five boxes of material relating to the
Northern Territory and to Australian Aborigines. The fourth consignment (box
40) was received from Sir David Smith, Secretary to the Governor General of the
Commonwealth of Australia, and consists of the Official Secretary's copy of
speeches made by Hasluck between 1969 and 1974.
Please note that Hasluck's ministerial and official files are held by
the National Archives of Australia, A.C.T. Office.
1905 Born in Fremantle, Western Australia
1922-38 Journalist with the West Australian
1932 Married Alexandra Margaret Darker
1939-40 Lecturer in History, University of Western Australia
1941-47 Officer of the Commonwealth Department of External Affairs
1946-47 Head of the Australian Mission to the United Nations
1948-49 Research Reader in History, University of Western Australia
1949-69 MHR for Curtin, Wesern Australia
1951 Published first volume of The Government and the people
part of the series Australia in the war of 1939-1945
1951-63 Minister for Territories
1963 Minister for Defence
1964-69 Minister for External Affairs
1969 Appointed G.C.M.G.
1969-74 Governor-General of Australia
1970 Appointed G.C.V.O.
Published second volume of The Government and the people
1976 Published A Time for building: Australian administration
in Papua New Guinea
1977 Published Mucking about: an autobiography
1979 Created K.G.
Curtin Electoral Papers, 1950-69 (CLOSED
until Jan. 2020)
Boxes 1-16: Constituents correspondence files, A-Z, 1950-69:
Box 1 A
Box 2 B
Box 3 B-C
Box 4 C
Box 5 D-E
Box 6 F
Box 7 G
Box 8 H
Box 9 H-J
Box 10 K-L
Box 11 M
Box 12 N-P
Box 13 R-S
Box 14 S
Box 15 T
Box 16 U-Z
Folder re 1954 elections, includes correspondence, notes,
reports,worksheets, booth figures, etc.
Miscellaneous constituents correspondence, M-R, 1956-69.
Miscellaneous printed and roneoed leaflets,
booklets, reports, statements, releases and ephemera.
(Available for reference)
Arranged into subject groupings by National Library staff.
See Appendix 1 for consignment inventory.
R.G. Menzies - speeches and statements
Australian Labor Party
Communism (including the Communist Party Dissolution Bill)
Post War planning and reconstruction
Defence and regional security
Information on other nations, A-Pakistan
Information on other nations, PNG-Yugoslavia
Foreign relations and foreign policy
Miscellaneous (including history, politics and government).
Material re Australian Aborigines and the
Northern Territory, 1945-63, plus bound volumes of personal papers, 1925-89.
(Available for reference except for two bound volumes in Box 39)
Material re Australian Aborigines and the Northern Territory, 1945-63
(see Appendices B-C for annotated lists prepared by Sir Paul Hasluck)
Bound volumes of personal papers, 1925-89
Box 37 (see Appendix D for contents lists of volumes)
Foreign Affairs, 1946-68 (three volumes)
Papers on government, 1932-89
Box 38 (see Appendix D for contents lists of volumes)
Vice-Regal speeches, 1969-74
Northern Territory, 1951-63
Australian Aborigines, 1925-65
Box 39 (CLOSED until 2010)
Australian politics - notes on books, 1965-84
Sundry persons, 1958-73
This addition was received from Sir David Smith, Secretary to the
Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 28 February 2001.
The Official Secretary's copy of speeches made by Sir Paul Hasluck
between 1969 and 1974.
An alphabetical and a chronological index to these addresses are
included in the addition. Copies can be found in Appendix E.
Amended April 2001