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423873
  • Title
    Ngunnagan Club - records, 1950-1997
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7245
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1950 - 1997
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423873
  • Physical Description
    30 boxes - 5.05 Meters
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    The Ngunnagan Club was formed in 1947 by four post-war migrants, who were university students in Sydney. It was a voluntary non-political, non-profit group that promoted cultural and social activities for young adults. Its name was taken from an Aboriginal word meaning 'friendly meeting place'. The Club originally catered for young refugees from Nazi Germany and Central Europe. Within a decade it had embraced increasing numbers of Anglo-Celtic Australians and for the rest of its history attracted members regardless of nationality, politics or religion.

    In the 1950s the Club joined the Associated Youth Committee of the National Fitness Council of N.S.W. and its successor bodies, as well as the Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W.. The Club's outdoor activities generated interest in environmental issues and led to it joining the Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W.. The Club was also affiliated to the Clubs and Societies on Campus Committee of the University of N.S.W. Students' Union and to the International Friendship League.

    Viennese-born Heinz Harant (1919-1992) was the Club's co-founder and longtime Honorary Secretary. He had emigrated to Australia in September 1939. He graduated in Electrical Engineering (Hons) in 1955 from the University of N.S.W., and maintained a lifelong association with his alma mater through membership of various committees.

    The Ngunnagan Club folded in the late 1990s, but its name is perpetuated through the Ngunnagan Scholarship, established as a permanent endowment within the University of N.S.W. Foundation to assist students from country high schools in their first year at the University.
  • Scope and Content
    A. Minutes of Meetings

    i. General Committee

    Minutes, Aug. 1955-21 Feb. 1957 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/1)
    Minutes, 10 Mar. 1957-20 Feb. 1958 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/2)
    Minutes, 20 Feb. 1958-12 Feb. 1959 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/3)
    Minutes, 22 Feb. 1959-27 Mar. 1960 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/4)
    Minutes, 17 Mar. 1960-24 Mar. 1963 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/5)
    Minutes, 11 Feb. 1962-14 Mar. 1963 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/6)
    Minutes, 21 Mar. 1963-20 Feb. 1964 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/7)
    Minutes, 24 Feb. 1964-20 Jan. 1966 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/8)
    Minutes, 14 Feb. 1965-31 Mar. 1967 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/1/9)
    Minutes, 10 Mar. 1967-23 Feb. 1968 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/1)
    Minutes, 6 Mar. 1968-26 Mar. 1969 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/2)
    Minutes, 1 Apr. 1969-27 Feb. 1970 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/3)
    Minutes, 23 Mar. 1969, 7 Apr. 1970-28 Apr. 1971 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/4)
    Minutes, 4 Mar. 1969, 1 Dec. 1970-4 Apr. 1972, with minutes of meetings of the Hostel Sub-Committee, 6 Dec. 1968 and 28 Jan. 1969, and Minto Organising Committee, 26 Aug. 1968 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/5)
    Minutes, 12 Apr. 1972-4 Apr. 1973 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/6)
    Minutes, 11 Apr. 1973-10 Apr. 1974 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/7)
    Minutes, 25 Apr. 1974-25 Mar. 1975 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/2/8)
    Minutes, 9 Apr.-18 Apr. 1976 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/3/1)
    Minutes, 1 Nov. 1976-26 Mar. 1979 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/3/2)
    Minutes, 19 July 1978-24 July 1983 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/3/3)
    Minutes, June 1983-13 Dec. 1988 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/3/4)

    ii. Programme Sub-Committee

    Minutes, 4 Feb. 1958-28 Jan. 1959 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/1)
    Minutes, 3 Feb. 1959-8 Mar. 1960 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/2)
    Minutes, 5 Apr. 1960, with minutes of the Orientation Week Sub-Committee meeting, 6 Feb. 1964 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/3)
    Minutes, 3 May 1960-7 Feb. 1961, with minutes of the Orientation Week Sub-Committee meeting, 22 Feb. 1961 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/4)
    Minutes, 7 Mar. 1961-6 Feb. 1962 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/5)
    Minutes, 22 Feb. 1962-4 Dec. 1962, with minutes of the Orientation Week Sub-Committee, 20 Feb. 1962 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/6)
    Minutes, 5 Feb. 1963-4 Feb. 1964 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/7)
    Minutes, 3 Mar. 1964-2 Feb. 1965 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/8)
    Minutes, 2 Mar. 1965-1 Feb. 1966 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/9)
    Minutes, 8 Mar. 1966-12 Apr. 1967 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/10)
    Minutes, 20 Apr. 1967-16 Apr. 1968 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/11)
    Minutes, 25 Apr. 1968-9 Apr. 1969 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/12)
    Minutes, 17 Apr. 1969-26 Mar. 1970 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/13)
    Minutes, 2 Apr. 1970-3 Apr. 1971 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/14)
    Minutes, 20 Apr. 1971-23 Mar. 1972 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/15)
    Minutes, 20 Apr. 1972-10 Apr. 1973 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/4/16)
    Minutes, 19 Apr. 1973-20 Mar. 1974 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/5/1)
    Minutes, 2 Apr. 1974-5 Mar. 1975 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/5/2)
    Minutes, 25 Mar. 1975-28 Feb. 1976 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/5/3)
    Minutes, 9 Mar. 1976-31 July 1978 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/5/4)
    Minutes, 17 Jan. 1979-14 Sept. 1983 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/5/5)
    Annotated minutes of meetings of the General Committee and the Programme Sub-Committee, 1964-1966, with issues of Ngunnagan News (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/6/1)
    Rough minutes, with associated papers, mainly of the Programme Sub-Committee, 1980-1983 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/6/2)

    B. Correspondence

    i. Inward correspondence presented at General Committee meetings

    G33/1: 25 Mar. 1980 meeting (Feb.-Mar. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/1)
    G34/1: (Aug.-Oct. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/2)
    G34/2: (Oct.-Dec. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/3)
    G34/3: (Dec. 1980-June 1981) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/4)
    G??/?:(Oct. 1981-Jan. 1982) [Sept. 1981-Mar. 1982] (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/5)
    G37/3: 6 Dec. 1983 meeting (Sept.-Dec. 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/6)
    G37/4: 10 Jan. 1984 meeting (Sept.-Dec. 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/7)
    G37/5: 23 Feb. 1984 meeting (Jan.-Feb. 1984) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/7/8)
    G37/6: 5 June 1984 meeting (Feb.-June 1984) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/8/1)
    G38/1: 23 Aug. 1984 meeting (May-Aug. 1984) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/8/2)
    G38/2: 25 Sept. 1984 meeting (Aug.-Sept. 1984) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/8/3)
    G38/3: (Aug.-Nov. 1984) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/8/4)
    G38/4: 21 Jan. 1985 meeting (Sept. 1984-Jan. 1985) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/8/5)
    G38/5-6: 21 Feb. and 17 Apr. 1985 meetings (Jan.-Feb. 1985, Feb.-Apr. 1985) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/9/1)
    G38/7, G39/1: 17 June and 17 Aug. 1985 meetings (Apr.-May 1985, June-Aug. 1985) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/9/2)
    G9/2-3: 23 Sept. and 21 Oct. 1985 meetings (Aug.-Nov. 1985) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/9/3)
    G39/5-6: 16 Dec. 1985 and 13 Jan. 1986 meetings (Nov. 1985-Jan. 1986) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/10/1)
    G39/7-9: 10 Feb., 24 Mar. and 2 June 1986 meetings (Aug. 1984, Jan.-May 1986) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/10/2)
    G39/10-11, G40/1: 14 July, 11 Aug. and 15 Sept. 1986 meetings (May-Sept. 1986) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/10/3)
    G40/2-4: 15 Sept. and 15 Dec. 1986, 8 Feb. 1987 meetings (Aug. 1986-Feb. 1987) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/10/4)
    G41/8-9: 17 May and 7 June 1988 meetings (Apr.-June 1988) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/11/1)
    G42/1: 27 Sept. 1988 meeting (June-Sept. 1988) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/11/2)
    G42/2: 13 Dec. 1988 meeting (Apr.-Dec. 1988) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/11/3)
    G42/3-4: 15 Feb. and ? Mar. 1989 meetings (Nov. 1988-Mar.1989) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/11/4)
    G42/5-6: 5 May and 17 July 1989 meetings (Jan.-July 1989) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/11/5)
    G42/7: 7 Aug. and 11 Sept. 1989 meetings (Feb.-Sept. 1989) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/12/1)
    G45/1-2 ?: (Aug.-Sept. 1991) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/12/2)
    G45/3-4: 8 ? Jan. and 27 Feb. 1992 meetings (Aug. 1991-Feb. 1992) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/12/3)
    G45/4 ?: 10 Apr. 1992 meeting (Jan.-Apr. 1992) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/12/4)

    ii. Inward correspondence presented at Programme Sub-Committee meetings

    P33/2: 18 Oct. 1979 meeting (Dec. 1978-Dec. 1979) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/1)
    P33/3: 22 Nov. 1979 meeting (Aug.-Nov. 1979) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/2)
    P33/4: 18 Dec. 1979 meeting (Nov.-Dec. 1979) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/3)
    P33/5: 16 Jan. 1980 meeting (Dec. 1979-Jan. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/4)
    P33/6: 5 Mar. 1980 meeting (Jan.-Mar. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/5)
    P33/8: 28 May 1980 meeting (Mar.-May 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/6)
    P33/9: 22 July 1980 meeting (June-July 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/13/7)
    P34/1: 30 Sept. 1980 meeting (May-Sept. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/1)
    P34/2: 23 Oct. 1980 meeting (Oct. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/2)
    P34/3: 17 Nov. 1980 meeting (Oct.-Nov. 1980) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/3)
    P34/4: 14 Jan. 1981 meeting (Nov. 1980-Jan. 1981) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/4)
    P34/5: 23 Feb. 1981 meeting (Feb. 1981) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/5)
    P34/6: 15 Apr. 1981 meeting (Feb.-Apr. 1981) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/6)
    P34/7: 13 May 1981 meeting (Jan.-Mar. 1981) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/7)
    P34/8: 15 June meeting 1981 (May-July 1981) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/8)
    P35/5-7: 6 Jan., 11 Feb. and 29 Mar. 1982 meetings (Sept. 1981-Mar. 1982) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/9)
    P35/8-9: 24 May and 8 July 1982 meetings (Feb.-July 1982) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/14/10)
    P36/6: 12 Jan. 1983 meeting (Apr. 1982-Jan. 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/15/1)
    P36/7 ?: 9 Feb. 1983 meeting (Jan. 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/15/2)
    P36/8: 23 Mar. 1983 meeting (Feb.-Mar. 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/15/3)
    P36/9: 18 May 1983 meeting (Mar.-May 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/15/4)
    P36/10, P37/1: 20 July and 19 Sept. 1983 meetings (May-Sept. 1983) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/15/5)

    iii. Outward correspondence presented at Programme Sub-Committee meetings

    G41/5-G45/5: (Dec. 1987-May 1992) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/16/1)

    iv. 'Program Letters To and From Speakers', 1970-1978 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/16/2)

    v. Correspondence concerning Theatre Parties, 1971-1979 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/16/3)

    vi. General Correspondence

    1959; Correspondence, A-Y, with correspondence with Associated Youth Committee, National Fitness Council of N.S.W., including minutes of meetings; International Friendship League; and Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/17/1)
    1960; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/17/2)
    1961; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/17/3)
    1962-1963; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/17/4)
    1964; Correspondence, A-Z (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/18/1)
    1965; Correspondence, A-Z (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/18/2)
    1966; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/18/3)
    1967; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/18/4)
    Aug. 1967-1969; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/18/5)
    1967-1970; Correspondence (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/19/1)
    1969-1970; Correspondence, A-Y (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/19/2)
    1970; Correspondence (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/19/3)
    1971; Correspondence (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/19/4)
    1971-1973; Correspondence, A-Z (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/19/5)
    1971-1979; Correspondence, A-F, being mainly for 1974-1978 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/20/1)
    1973-1979; Correspondence, G-H (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/20/2)
    1973-1979; Correspondence, I-Z (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/20/3)

    vii. Environment Correspondence

    1970; 'Conservation & National Park Correspondence', being mainly circulars and reports from the Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/1)
    1971-1974; Correspondence mainly with Australian Conservation Foundation, 1974, and Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W., 1971-1973, with correspondence for Programme Sub-Committee meetings, 1971-1973 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/2)
    1977-1979; Correspondence mainly with Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W., Environment Centre (N.S.W.), Australian Conservation Foundation and Fraser Island Defenders Organization (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/3)
    Sept. 1990-July 1991; Correspondence with and printed material mainly from Australian Conservation Foundation, Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. and Total Environment Centre (Sydney, N.S.W.) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/4)
    Oct. 1990-July 1991; Correspondence with, among others, N.S.W. Ministry for the Environment (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/5)
    1991; Correspondence mainly with Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/6)
    May 1991-Sept. 1992; Correspondence mainly with Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. and with government departments (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/21/7)

    C. Affiliated Groups and Organisations

    1950-1954; Associated Youth Committee, National Fitness Council of N.S.W., with constitutions of the National Youth Association of N.S.W. and Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/22/1)
    1953-1958; National Fitness Council of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/22/2)
    1960-1961; Associated Youth Committee and National Fitness Council of N.S.W., N.S.W. Youth Policy Advisory Committee, and National Youth Council of Australia (N.S.W. Division Committee), International Friendship League and Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/22/3)
    1961-1964; Associated Youth Committee and National Fitness Council of N.S.W., National Youth Council of Australia and N.S.W. Division Committee, Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W. and International Friendship League (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/22/4)
    1963-1965; National Youth Council of N.S.W. (N.S.W. Division Committee) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/23/1)
    1964; Youth Hostels Assocaition of N.S.W., International Friendship League, Associated Youth Committee, National Youth Council of Australia and N.S.W. Division Committee (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/23/2)
    1964-1965; International Friendship League, Associated Youth Committee, National Youth Council of Australia and N.S.W. Division Committee (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/23/3)
    1966-1969; Associated Youth Committee, Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W., and National Youth Council of Australia (N.S.W. Division Committee) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/23/4)
    1969-1970; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/23/5)
    1969-1970; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/23/6)
    1969-1971; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/24/1)
    1969-1972; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/24/2)
    1972-1975; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/24/3)
    1975-1977; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/25/1)
    1977-1979; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/25/2)
    1979-1980; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/25/3)
    1980; Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/25/4)
    1967-1969; Associated Youth Committee and National Fitness Council of N.S.W, National Youth Council of Australia and N.S.W. Division Committee, Save Colong Committee, Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W., International Friendship League and Association of Youth Organisations of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/26/1)
    1970-1973; International Friendship League and Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/26/2)
    1973-1979; International Friendship League (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/27/1)
    1974-1979; Youth Hostels Association of N.S.W. (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/27/2)
    1971-1979, 1982; University of New South Wales Students' Union (Clubs and Societies on Campus [CASOC]) (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/27/3)

    D. Financial records, 1953-1987 (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/28)

    E. Miscellaneous files, 1950-1997

    Include resource materials for Ngunnagan Newsletter, Programme Sub-Committee function planning, quizzes and reunions; notes and correspondence; 'Pen-Friends 1979'; rough minutes of various meetings; membership list, 10 June 1981; attendance lists for activities and events, 1964, 1967; and publicity materials (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/29-30)

    F. Printed material, 1957-1969

    Include publications of various branches of the International Friendship League, mainly from the International Section, British Section, French Section and New Zealand Section (Call No.: MLMSS 7245/30)
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