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  • Title
    Reginald Patrick Byrne - papers, ca. 1904 - ca. 1969
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7570
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1904 - ca. 1969
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    13 boxes - 2.34 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (typescript)
    Textual Records - (printed)

    Throughout his life Reginald Byrne was an active member of the Labor Party. He joined the Darlinghurst Political League in 1914 and held the positions of secretary and president at various times until 1927. During World War I he was a strong opponent of conscription. He stood for, and won office in the Bligh Ward in the Sydney City Council Elections of 1927. From 1946 to 1953 he was a member of the Stanmore Labor League. In 1956 he was elected a councillor of the Shire of Blacktown.
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01:
    Letters from Mabel Byrne (wife) (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 1)

    SERIES 02:
    Letters from Rose Byrne (mother) (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 2)

    SERIES 03:
    Letters from William Augustus Byrne (father), Joyce, May and Suzy (sisters), Bill and Prosper (brothers), Mrs Gould (mother-in-law) and other relatives. Also includes letters from Reginald Byrne. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 3)

    SERIES 04:
    Letters from Robert Campbell, Tom Cotesworth, Robert Cotesworth, 'Birdy', George Robson, Bill Turner, 'Cousin Bob', Thomas Rollings, Harold Falvey, V. Gordon Childe, and others. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 4)

    SERIES 05:
    Diaries and other personal documents relating to his war service, finances, jobs and opera. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 5)

    SERIES 06:
    Documents relating to Byrne's patents and inventions, including his mining venture. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 6)

    SERIES 07:
    Letters from Darlinghurst Political Labor League, 1915-1927 and Stanmore Branch of the Australian Labor Party, 1946-1954 (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 7)

    SERIES 08:
    Minutes, 1924-27 and members' lists, 1920s of Darlinghurst Political Labor League. Also includes broadsheets and handbills. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 8)

    SERIES 09:
    Election material, reports, constitutional material from the Australian Labor Party. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 9)

    SERIES 10:
    Material relating to the World War I conscription referendum, 1908-1918. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 10)

    SERIES 11:
    Political pamphlets and handbills, ca. 1920-ca. 1955; Documents relating to Blacktown Municipal Council. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 11)

    SERIES 12:
    Newscuttings relating to the War, conscription, Blacktown Municipal Council, Labor politics, Australian politics, trade unions, the Australian Labor Party, J.T. Lang, Ben Chifley, John Curtin (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 12)

    SERIES 13:
    Personal correspondence - envelopes. (Call No.: MLMSS 7570/Box 13)
  • Source
    Transferred from the University of Melbourne Archives, July 2005
  • 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
  • General note

    A guide to the collection prepared in the Baillieu Library is available from the Manuscripts Section.
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
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