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  • Title
    Cutler family - papers, 1909-1995
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7151/Boxes 1-8, 10-14, 16-32
    MLMSS 7151/Folder 9
    MLMSS 7151/Item 15X
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1909 - 1995
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    30 boxes, 1 folder and 1 outsize item
  • Scope and Content

    A. Personal correspondence, 1920-1973

    1920, 1924; Letter received from his father, A. W. Cutler, 26 Apr. 1920, and from his Aunt Dais, 12 July 1924 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/1/1)
    1935; Condolence letters received on the death of his father, A. W. Cutler (1875-1935) (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/1/2)
    1933-1934, 1940-1941; Letters received (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/1/3)
    1942; Letters received, Jan.-May 1942 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/1/4)
    1942-1945; Correspondence, being mainly letters received, June 1942-Aug. 1945 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/1/5)
    1939, 1945-1961; Letters received mainly from his family, inc. his mother, Ruby Cutler; brother, Robert; and Bebe ? (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/2/1)
    1946-1949; Letters received from Helen Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/2/2)
    1952-1969; Letters received from Helen Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/2/3)
    1956-1957; 'Letters of congratulations on my C.B.E.' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/3/1)
    1961-1973; 'Congratulatory Letters', concerning various appointments, including Ambassador to the Netherlands (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/3/2)

    B. The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, 1956, 1980-1995

    1956; Papers concerning the Victoria Cross Centenary Celebrations (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/3/3)
    1980-81; Papers concerning the Silver Jubilee Reunion, London, May 1981 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/3/4)
    1986, 1990; '1986 visit to London [Singapore and Hong Kong]', being papers concerning the 14th Reunion of the Association and the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the George Cross, Buckingham Palace, 31 Oct. 1990 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/3/5)
    1995; '1995 visit to London' mainly concerning the 18th reunion of the Association (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/3/6)

    C. 2/5 Australian Field Regiment and 2/5 Field Regiment Association, 1941-1986

    1941-1946; 'Syrian Campaign / Personal Notes', including newscuttings, printed material and maps; copy of Report on Operations, 7 June-12 July 1941; and draft history of the unit's part in the campaign (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/4/1)
    1945-1963; 'Harry Peck's Post', including correspondence with T. B. (Tom) Brown and issues of Harry Peck's Post: Official Organ of the 2/5 Field Regiment Association, no. 1, 1945-no. 63, 1963 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/4/2)
    1945, 1961-1986; 'Harry Peck's Post', including issues of Harry Peck's Post (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/4/3)

    D. Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, 1946-1952

    1946-1952; Papers, being mainly printed materiaL, including autograph souvenir of 2nd rugby test match, Australia versus New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland, 28 Sept. 1946 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/4/4)

    E. Australian High Commissioner to Ceylon, 1952-1955

    1952-1955; Papers, including letters received from, among others, Don Bradman (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/1)
    1953; Papers concerning his attendance at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/2)
    1954; Papers concerning royal visit to Ceylon (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/3)

    F. Australian Minister to Egypt, 1956

    1956; 'Suez Notes', including letters received from Sir William Currie; R. G. Menzies and Richard Casey (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/4)

    G. Department of External Affairs, 1956-1957

    1956-1957; Papers mainly concerning South East Asia Treaty Organisation Military Advisers' and Council meetings, 1957, including letters received from R. G. Menzies and John Foster Dulles (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/5)

    H. Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, 1959-1961

    1960; Papers, being mainly printed material, invitations and programmes (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/6)
    1960; Papers concerning Somali Republic Independence Celebrations (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/7)
    1953-1961; Visitors' book, originally used by the Australian Legation, Cairo, with final entries in Pakistan (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/5/8)

    I. Australian Consul-General, New York, 1962-64

    1962-1964; Papers, being mainly printed material (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/6/1)

    J. Governor of New South Wales, 1965-1981

    1965; Correspondence concerning appointment, being congratulatory letters received and letters of reply (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/6/2-3)
    1965-1966; Correspondence concerning appointment, being congratulatory letters received and letters of reply (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/6/4-5)
    1966; Correspondence concerning appointment, being congratulatory letters received and letters of reply (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/7/1-2)
    1966; 'H.E. The Governor / Congrats. On Appt. / 20th January, 1966' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/7/3)
    1966-1979; Correspondence, being mainly letters received, with Archbishop Marcus Loane, 1973; W. J. McKell, 1978; and R. G. Menzies, 1969 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/7/4)
    1970-1971; 'Correspondence - Personal / N.Z. Trip / 5.12.70 - 5.1.71' with, among others, Sir Keith Holyoake and Sir Arthur Porritt (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/7/5)
    1972; Correspondence concerning his comments on National Service made at an R.S.L. luncheon (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/7/6)
    1969; 'Investiture - Visit Overseas' concerning attendance at the installation of His Royal Highness Prince Charles as Prince of Wales, 1 July 1969, and visits to Malta, United Kingdom, U.S.S.R., Japan and Hong Kong (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/7/7)
    1973; Papers concerning overseas trip (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/8
    1977-1978; Papers concerning visit to United Kingdom, Iran, Belgium and Jordan (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/9
    1966-1971; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/10/1-2)
    1972-1980; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/11/1-3)
    1981; Congratulatory letters received, and replies, concerning his knighthood in the Order of Australia, and retirement as Governor (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/12/1)
    1980-1981; 'Farewell letters - end of Tour 19.1.81' (21 files in 2 folders) (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/12/2-3)
    1971-1975; Miscellaneous papers, being mainly reception lists for Government House (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/12/4)

    K. Chairman, State Bank of NSW

    1982; 'New York & London', including itineraries concerning his visit for the opening of the New York office (See also related papers in "1986 visit to London' located at MLMSS 7151/3/5) (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/13/1)

    L. Miscellaneous papers, 1956-1995

    1956-1979; 'Inventories - N.Y. & Canberra', being lists of personal effects, clothing and household goods, etc. (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/13/2)
    1982-1995; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/13/3)
    1868-1980; Papers concerning his residence/property, 'Rohaven', at Eucumbene Cove, N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/13/4)
    1971-1979; Papers concerning Alvito Pty Ltd (green folder) (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/14/1)
    1978-1979; Papers concerning Alvito Pty Ltd and the subdivision of 10 Addison Road, Manly, N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/14/2)
    ? - 197-; Papers concerning the estate of his mother, Ruth Daphne Cutler (1884-1974) (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/14/3)
    1981; 'Programme', being itineraries of 1981 trip (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/14/4)

    M. Certificates, degrees and addresses of welcome, 1939-1992
    (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/15X)

    N. Newscuttings, 1932-1995

    1932-1939; Album of newscuttings concerning his sporting achievements in rifle and swimming (Album originally belong to A. W. Cutler and includes newscuttings concerning his rifle shooting competitions) (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/16/1)
    1942, 1957, 1976, 1981-1995; Newscuttings and printed material with correspondence (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/16/2-4)
    1941-197-; Newscuttings and printed material concerning the Victoria Cross (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/16/5)

    O. Printed material, 1951-1995

    1957-1995; Includes invitations, pamphlets, souvenir programmes, and orders of service for the memorial services for, among others, Richard Gardiner Casey, 24 June 1976; Helen Gray Annetta Cutler, 14 Nov. 1990; Vincent Charles Fairfax, 19 Apr. 1993; and Sir William McMahon, 8 Apr. 1988 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/17)
    1951-1995; Includes monographs, being mainly presentation copies, and periodicals, with personal mentions (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/18)

    P. Gramophone record

    1966; 'The Bloke with the Moke' (Anzac Theme: Part 1 and 2) / 45 r.p.m.. Vocal and dialogue: Grant McDonagh; Guitar: Jim Snelling. Published by Theme Song Productions. Inscribed copy from Grant McDonagh, 25 Apr. 1966. (Call No.: GR 271)


    A. Diaries, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972-1989

    1970 diary has negligible entries and an additional 1989 diary contains appointments (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/19)

    B. Personal correspondence, 1944-1987

    1944-1952; Letters received mainly from her parents and Lady Barbara Freyberg (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/1)
    1945-1946; Letters received from Roden Cutler, 27 Oct. 1945-Dec. 1946 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/2)
    1947-1949; Letters received mainly from Roden Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/3)
    1953-1955; Letters received Roden Cutler in Ceylon (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/4)
    1956; Letters received from Roden Cutler in Egypt (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/5)
    1957-1959; Letters received from Roden Cutler, Department of External Affairs, Canberra, and Chittagong, Pakistan (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/6)
    1961-1965; Letters received from Roden Cutler in New York (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/7)
    1969-1985; Letters received from Roden Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/20/8)
    1946; Letters received concerning her wedding, including letters and telegrams received from her parents and parents-in-law (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/21/1)
    1953-1966; Letters received from her parents and children, and others, including Aileen Slim, 23 Oct. [1956] and Lady Barabara Freyberg (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/21/2)
    1968-1982; Letters received from her family, being mainly her children and daughters-in-law, and her sisters, Joan M. ('Poll') Morris and Dr Marion Tyrer (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/21/3)
    1965-1987; 'Miscellaneous', being correspondence with, among others, Lady Barbara Freyberg (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/21/4)
    1971-1975; Letters received from Joan M. ('Poll') Morris addressed to 'Rohaven', Eucumbene Cove, Eucumbene via Berridale, N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/21/5)

    C. Lady Governor of New South Wales, 1966-1981

    Correspondence, 1966-1981

    1966; 'Letters on arrival to G.H. - 1966' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/22/1)
    1966-1980; Correspondence: A-W, including Claudio Alcorso (Chariman, The Australian Opera), Judy Cassab, Edward Heath, Marcus Loane and Patricia Loane, Dame Pattie and Sir Robert Menzies, and Dora Toovey (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/22/2)
    1966, 1967, 1980-1981; 'Lady Cutler's Patronage Letters' mainly with organisations and societies concerning the relinquishing of her patronage: A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/22/3)
    1980; Correspondence with patron organisations: A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/22/4)
    1973; Correspondence concerning her Mother of the Year Award (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/22/5)
    1980; 'A.C. [Companion of the Order of Australia] - Letters & telegrams - / 14th June, 1980', being correspondence concerning her award, with related papers concerning her investiture (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/23/1-4)

    Speeches, including patron's messages, 1966-1980

    1966-1971; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/24/1-5)
    1972-1976; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/25/1-5)
    1977-1979; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/26/1-3)
    1980; Speeches (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/27/1)
    1967-1980; 'Speeches' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/27/2)
    1966-1980; 'Re Red Cross / Queens Club /sundry speeches' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/27/3)

    Miscellaneous papers, 1961-1981

    1962-1981; 'Miscellaneous - messages etc.', being patron's messages, with correspondence and newscuttings (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/27/4)
    1961-1980; 'Miscellaneous', including patron's messages; newscuttings; Commonwealth Day celebrations; Women's World Day of Prayer, 1967-1977; and 'Impressions' by Helen Cutler, concerning the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Pakistan, 1-6 Feb. 1961 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/28/1)
    1971-1980; Programmes, invitations and itineraries (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/28/2)
    1976-1977; 'Notes: Re G.H. [Government House} Canberra / 1976 & 1977' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/28/3)

    D.-E. Women's Royal Australian Army Corps and Australian Women's Army Service Association (N.S.W.)

    1967-1972; 'Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (W.R.A.A.C.)' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/29/1)
    1972-1977; 'W.R.A.A.C.' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/29/2)
    1977-1981; 'W.R.A.A.C.-Sept. (3rd file)' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/29/3)
    1981-1983; 'W.R.A.A.C.-August, 1981-December, 1983' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/30/1)
    1984-1988; 'W.R.A.A.C. 1984-1985' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/30/2)
    1990; 'Pending' concerning invitation to the 40th anniversary celebrations of the W.R.A.A.C., 9 Feb. 1991 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/30/3)
    1988-1989; 'A.W.A.S. [Australian Women's Army Service Association (N.S.W.)] & W.R.A.A.C.' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/30/4)
    1981-1985; 'A.W.A.S.' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/30/5)
    1985-1988; 'A.W.A.S.' (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/30/6)

    F. Girl Guides Association (N.S.W.)

    1985-1989; 'State Council', being mainly agenda and minutes of meetings (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/1)
    1986; 'Nomination Vice-President - May, 1986', being mainly correspondence with State Secretary and State Commission (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/2)
    1988; Papers mainly concerning election of State Commissioner and Annual General Meeting of State Council (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/3)
    1988-1990; Agenda and minutes of meetings (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/4)
    1988-1990; Correspondence and minutes of meetings of State Council (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/5)
    1990; Agenda and notes re Annual General Meeting of State Council, 6 Sept. 1990 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/6)
    1976, 1981-1990; 'Miscellaneous', including correspondence and photographs of her and Sir Roden Cutler, Scout Founders' Day, Hyde Park, Sydney, 22 Feb. 1976 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/7)

    G. Morris family, 1979-1989

    1979-1983; Financial papers and papers concerning the estate of her mother, Elsie Veronica Morris (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/8-9)
    1981-1989; Papers concerning her grandfather, David Morris, and his descendants (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/10)
    1985-1987; Papers concerning the memorial at St. Mark's Darling Point for her parents who worshipped there between 1932 and 1981 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/31/11)

    H. Miscellaneous papers, 1923-1983

    1923-1983; Papers including itineraries; programmes and correspondence; Certificate of Service of an Officer [in the Australian Women's Army Service], 23 Apr. 1946; certificates of appreciation; autograph book, 1934- ; passports (2), 1969, 1974; diplomatic identification cards; booklets concerning Hopewood House, Homecraft and Finishing School for Girls, Darling Point, 1942, and S.C.E.G.G.S., 1938; Army discharge paper, 1942; and a book of poems, Passing Clouds (Sydney: Collins, 1977) by Joan M. Morris, with foreword by Helen Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/1)
    1961; Papers concerning the visit to Pakistan by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, including corrected typescript of 'Impressions' by Helen Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/2)
    1963; Papers concerning London apartment (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/3)
    1981; Programme, correspondence and notes concerning her visit yo London, Mar.-May 1981 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/4)
    1946; Wedding gifts' register, with enclosed invitaion to and order of service for her wedding at St. Mark's, Darling Point, 28 May 1946 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/5)
    1981; Newscuttings of personal mentions (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/6)


    1909-1917; Album of newscuttings concerning his rifle shooting competitions, particularly for the Bathurst Civilian Rifle Club, with photographs and postcards concerning the Empire Shield, 1913, and letter received from Coonamble Gun Club, 27 Apr. 1916 (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/16/1)


    1931, 1940-1949; Letters received mainly from her family, including Roden Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/7)
    1941-1942; Congratulatory letters received on the award of the Victoria Cross to her son, Lieutenant Roden Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/8)


    1941; Letters received (2) from his brother, Roden Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/9)


    1940-1941; Letters received (3) from his brother, Roden Cutler (Call No.: MLMSS 7151/32/10)

    Author/Artist entries:
    Author/Artist : 2/5 Field Regiment Association
    A.W.A.S. Association (N.S.W.)
    Alcorso, Claudio, 1913-
    Australia. Army. Field Regiment, 2/5th
    Australia. Army. Women's Royal Australian Army Corps
    Bradman, Donald, Sir, 1908-2001
    Brown, T. B.
    Casey, Richard Gardiner, Baron, 1890-1976
    Cassab, Judy, 1920-
    Currie, William Crawford, Sir, 1884-1961
    Cutler, A. W. (Arthur William), 1875-1935
    Cutler, Helen, 1923-1990
    Cutler, Robert, 1921-
    Cutler, Ruby Daphne, 1884-1974
    Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959
    Freyberg, Barbara
    Girl Guides Association (N.S.W.)
    Heath, Edward, 1916-
    Holyoake, K. J. (Keith Jacka), 1904-1983
    Loane, Marcus L. (Marcus Laurence), 1911-
    Loane, Patricia
    McKell, William, Sir, 1891-1985
    Menzies, Pattie, Dame, 1899-1995
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
    Morris, Dick E.
    Morris, Elsie Veronica
    Morris, Joan M.
    Porritt, Arthur, Sir, 1900-
    Slim, Aileen
    Toovey, Dora, 1898-1990
    Tyrer, Marion
    Victoria Cross and George Cross Association
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