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402504
  • Title
    Papers of Nola Dekyvere, 1946-1988
  • Call number
    MLMSS 6741/Box 7
    MLMSS 6741/Box 8X
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1946-1988
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    402504
  • Physical Description
    1 box and 1 outsize box
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Nola Dekyvere, charity worker, was born Nola Laird Kerr in 1904, daughter of Walter and Florence Kerr. She was educated at St. Catherine's Church of England Girls School, Waverley, and Ascham School, Edgecliff. She married firstly Alan McGregor, and after his death in 1938 she married Marcel Dekyvere in 1940.
    Nola Dekyvere is probably best known for her long association with the Black and White Committee of Royal Blind Society of NSW, of which she was president for some eighteen years between 1948 and 1970. Between 1961 and 1970 Nola Dekyvere wrote a weekly social column, 'My Week', for the 'Sunday Telegraph'. She was involved in many other charitable organisations including the Red Cross Special Appeals Committee, the Sydney Opera House Appeal Fund, the Peter Pan Committee, the Elizabethan Theatre Trust, St. Vincents Hospital Committee, and St. Stephens Church Dorcas Society. In 1959 Nola Dekyvere was president of the Golden Ball Committee which organised the Golden Ball, held in honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent.
    In 1958 Nola Dekyvere was awarded and a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.), and in 1972 was promoted to Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.). Nola Dekyvere died in 1991.
  • Scope and Content
    1949-1975; Papers, being letters received and papers, including notification of appointment as M.B.E. and citation of promotion to C.B.E. (Call No.: MLMSS 6741/7)
    1954-1957; Scrap book, being large volume with attached newscuttings, invitations, photographs, and letters received (Call No.: MLMSS 6741/7)
    1959; 'The Golden Ball' scrapbook, being large scrapbook with newscuttings and photographs concerning 'The Golden Ball', held in 1959 in honour of H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Kent (Call No.: MLMSS 6741/8X)
    1962-1970; 'My Week' newscuttings, being newscutting of weekly newspaper column, 'My Week', written by Nola Dekyvere and published in the 'Sunday Telegraph'. Newscuttings previously contained in a large binder with the cover title 'My Week'. (Call No.: MLMSS 6741/8X)
    1946-1988; Newscuttings, being miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, usually concerning Nola Dekyvere and the Black and White Committee (Call No.: MLMSS 6741/8X)
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Applies to MLMSS 6741/Box 7
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