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  • Title
    Harry Hodge - further papers, chiefly notes for 'The Hill End Story', 1932-1973
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    MLMSS 2695 ADD-ON 2198
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    2 boxes - 0.36 Meters

    Alfred Harold (Harry) Hodge, teacher and historian, was born at Hill End, N.S.W., in 1904, the fifth of nine children to Walter Frederick Hodge, a grazier, and Alice Amy, nee Carver. As a primary school teacher in Sydney, he gained his Bachelor of Economics from the Univerisity of Sydney in 1931 and joined the staff of Newcastle Boys' High School in 1937. Hodge enlisted in the Second A.I.F. in 1941 and was subsequently commissioned in the Royal Australia Airforce. He returned to Newcastle Boys' High School on discharge in 1946. Hodge retired as Headmaster of Raymond Terrace High School in 1966 and continued to live in Newcastle.but spent several months each year in Hill End continuing his research into the history of the Hill End and Tambaroora goldfields, his lifelong passion. 'The Hill End Story' in three volumes was first published in 1964. The second edition appeared in 1973, and the third edition, revised by his son, Errol, in 1980. Hodge also wrote two novels, 'Death in the Morning' and 'Mesa Gold', a children's book, 'Warrumbungle the Wallaby' and 'A Guide to Historic Hill End'. He was awarded an MBE in 1971 for valuable contributions to historical research, notably in the Hill End district". Hodge died on 28 January 1873, survived by his widow, son and daughter.
  • Scope and Content
    date unknown; draft of 'The Hill End Story', with amendments, missing pages 1, 18-61, 63-89, 94-99, 118, 119 and 129. (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/1)
    1966-1973; revisions for second edition of books 1 and 2 of 'The Hill End Story' (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/1)
    date unknown; files of notes and draft chapters, includes some maps and a photograph of Hill End ca. 1872 (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/1))
    1936-1973; drafts of chapters and appendices for various editions of 'The Hill End Story' (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/1)
    date unknown; research notes for 'The Hill End Story', includes maps of Hill End and Tambaroora and two photographs (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/1)
    date unknown; drafts of a brochure for a one day tour of Hill End for the N.S.W. Department of Railways and a ten minute radio talk on the history of Hill End (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/2)
    1932-1971; correspondence regarding Hill End and research. Correspondents include the N.S.W. Department of Railways, the N.S.W. Department of Tourism, the N.S.W. National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Mitchell Library (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/2)
    date unknown; draft autobiography, missing page 1 (Call No.: MLMSS 2695 ADD ON 2198/2)
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