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  • Title
    P. H. Morton - papers and photographs, c.1890, 1901, 1905, 1912, 1926, 1944-1973, 1987, 1999
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  • Call number
    MLMSS 7345
  • Level of description
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    c.1890, 1901, 1905, 1912, 1926, 1944-1973, 1987, 1999
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  • Physical Description
    9 boxes - 1.83 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (printed)
    Textual Records - (typescript)

    Philip Henry Morton, known as Pat Morton, was elected to Mosman Municipal Council in 1944 and Mayor of Mosman in December 1945. He was Liberal member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for Mosman from 1947 until his retirement in 1972, during which time he was Leader of the Opposition (1955-1959), and Minister for Local Government and Highways (1965-1972).
    The Mortons were a prominent family in the Shoalhaven district. Pat Morton's grandfather, Henry Gordon Morton, was a surveyor for the Berry Estate and also the first mayor of Numba; three of his sons were members of the Legislative Assembly, and a fourth son, Pat Morton's father Arthur Richmond Morton, was an alderman of Nowra and Lismore Councils.
  • Scope and Content
    A. Papers, 1901, 1905, 1912, 1926, 1944-1973, 1987, 1999, being mainly scrapbooks and printed items concerning his political career, and politics and government in NSW, together with personal family papers. The scrapbooks contain correspondence; campaign ephemera for Mosman municipal elections and NSW state elections; invitations and menus; photographs, including portraits, and many taken at bridge openings and other official occasions; newspaper cuttings from the Sydney and NSW country press concerning politics and government, and in particular such matters as Local Government, planning and development in Sydney, land prices, roads, pollution, during the period that Morton was a Minister in the Askin Government. The scrapbooks also contain family papers and photographs.
    Scrapbook No.1: 1901, 1912, 1944 - May 1950, includes Arthur Richmond Morton's NSW Elector's Right for Nowra division, 1901, and his obituaries, 1912 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/1)
    Scrapbook No.2: May 1950 - March 1955 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/1)
    Scrapbook No.3: Sept. 1955 - Dec. 1957 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/2)
    Scrapbook No.4: Jan. 1958 - July 1966 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/3)
    Scrapbook No.5: June 1966 - Apr. 1968 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/4)
    Scrapbook No.6: Apr. 1968 - Dec. 1969 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/5)
    Scrapbook No.7: Jan. 1970 - Mar. 1971 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/6)
    Scrapbook No.8: Mar. 1971 - Oct. 1973, Mar. 1987 (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/7)
    Miscellaneous papers: Commissions of appointment as Minister for Local Government and Minister for Highways, and as a Member of the Executive Council, 1965-1971; testimonial from the Council of the Municipality of Mosman, 1972; Eulogy delivered by William D. McPhee, 22 Jan. 1999, at the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Honourable Philip Henry Morton at St Luke's Church, Mosman (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/8)
    Printed material: includes, 'Shoalhaven-Hawkesbury Calendar Directory Guide and Historical Record', 1905; 'The book of Shoalhaven ... published in connection with "Back to Shoalhaven Week" ... 1926'; 'The Green Hornets: the story of the 7th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps', [194?]; 'Liberal Policy (NSW Division)' 1953, 1956; 'Report on World Study Tour by The Hon. P.H. Morton, MLA ... 1969'; 'Power developments in NSW, 1965-1972' (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/8)
    B. Pictorial material: Group photograph of Mr and Mrs Henry Gordon Morton and family, c.1890; 'Cracking the bottle: Opening Moruya River Bridge 9th Decmber 1966' pen & ink cartoon by R. Southwell; group photograph of Askin Ministry with the Governor, Sir Roden Cutler, either 1968 or 1971; 'World Tour 1969': album of colour photographs taken in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Rome, Capri, Florence, Milan, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Paris, UK, Canada, etc.; 'New Zealand': album of b&w and colour photographs taken on official visit in June 1969; [see also photographs in Scrapbooks No.1-8] (Call No.: MLMSS 7345/9X)
  • System of arrangement
    Within the scrapbooks the arrangement is mostly chronological
  • 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

    This collection was listed in 2004 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 954511
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