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877354
  • Title
    John West papers and medals, 1942-1949
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1942-1949
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    877354
  • Physical Description
    objects - 2 medals and 2 ribbons and letter and note
    1 large box of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John West was involved in broadcast radio before the war. From 1942-1945 he served in the RAAF where he was involved in RAAF Radio "The Voice of the Islands", based in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. In the post war period he became a household name on ABC Radio where he was known as "The Showman"

    Reference:
    Library Correspondence File
  • Scope and Content
    This collection includes correspondence between John West and his mother as well as scripts and other documentation about RAAF Radio. It includes a draft manuscript entitled "A history of RAAF Radio" and medals awarded for war service

    Series 01
    John West papers, ca. 1942-1946

    SERIES 02
    War medals awarded to John West, 1949
  • Source
    Purchased from Nicholas Pounder, 1999
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
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