ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0203 Jill Waterhouse Research Collection

Scope and content notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0203

Collection

Jill Waterhouse Research Collection

Date Range

1960s-2005

Quantity

3.45m (16 manuscript boxes; 1 oversized box)

Access Conditions

open

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Jill Waterhouse was born in Canberra, graduating in History at the Australian National University in 1966. She tutored and later lectured in British history at both ANU and Cambridge, England, and on returning to Canberra in 1990 took up the position of Community Historian at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG). She contributed to social history exhibitions and public events at CMAG, and to public art projects at the three house museums managed by CMAG – Lanyon, Mugga-Mugga, and her grandparents’ home Calthorpe’s House.

Jill returned to ANU in 2006 to undertake a PhD, her thesis being on early Canberra, particularly the 1920s and 1930s.

She has published A Light in the Bush: the History of the Canberra Church of England Girls’ Grammar School and the National Capital, 1926-1977 (1978), History Tours in and Around Canberra (1980), British Settlers in Australia (1987), Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway (1992), Australian National University: University House. As They Experienced It: 1954-2004 (2004), and edited Edward John Eyre, Autobiographical Narrative, 1832 to 1839 (1984).

Her other published work includes articles for the Australian Dictionary of Biography on three Canberra-based women – Maeva Cumpston, Hilda McIntosh and Beatrice Holt – and the chapters ‘History from the Hills’ in Canberra: The Guide (1997) and ‘The Spies Pub: the Hotel Kingston’ in Canberra’s Early Hotels (1999).

The material in this collection reflects 40 years of collecting and publishing local history material. It includes Jill’s research into convicts of the Canberra region as an undergraduate at ANU and the subsequent extension of this into exhibitions and talks, and publication of the journals of the explorers Edward John Eyre and Charles Sturt, both of whom had some connection with the Canberra region. The largest part of the collection relates to local history in its broadest view, which has resulted in books, articles, exhibitions and lectures. It is rich in maps, photographs and other illustrative material gathered in Australia and England.

Series List

Convicts of the Canberra Region
Local Canberra History – mainly material for publications and exhibitions, also some overlap with the convicts
Edward John Eyre and Charles Sturt

Box List

 

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

DATE RANGE

 

Convicts of the Canberra Region
Papers cover not only the undergraduate work at ANU but subsequent updating and redevelopment for articles and exhibitions, teaching and talks in both Australia and England

Working papers including handwritten and photocopied notes, articles, chapters, newscuttings, correspondence, photographs, census lists, maps, publications, brochures, draft chapter layouts, etc

 

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: background material

1 file

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: people of Queanbeyan and region, including both free settlers and convicts

1 file

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: descendants

3 files

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: free settlers

1 folder

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: masters and families

2 files

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: officials

1 folder

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: properties, particularly Lanyon

2 files

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: towns (Goulburn)

1 folder

 

1

Convicts of the Canberra Region: voyages – passenger lists

1 file

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Bench of Magistrates

1 folder

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: bushranging

1 folder

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: relics, including convict-built structures

1 folder

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: education programs

1 file

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: ANU History students’ excursion to Lanyon. Includes background notes, maps, discussion topics, brochures

2 files

1991

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: illustrations

1 file

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: maps

1 file

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: secondary sources

1 folder

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: talks, essays, etc

2 files

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: exhibition proposals

1 file

1992

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: British convicts, background

1 file

 

2

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Michael Lehany. Lanyon Gardens and Grounds: Conservation Analysis, Policy and Plan. Part B.

1 book

1986

3

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Braidwood talk – research notes, handouts, brochures, postcards, photographs, slides

3 files

1991

3

Convicts of the Canberra Region: convict exhibition – photocopies from archives; Lyall Gillespie’s notebook; convict indent, pardons, police book 1837; photographs

4 files

1992

3-4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: archival records

4 files

 

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: secondary sources

2 files

 

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: law and order

1 file

 

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: family histories

1 file

 

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: list of Canberra convicts as at August 1997, A-M

1 file

 

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: list of Canberra convicts A-Z – Lyall Gillespie’s originals

1 file

 

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Palerang excursion and photographs

1 folder

January 1992

4

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Sydney research, including booklets

1 file

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: CDHS research

1 folder

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: conversations with Lyall Gillespie

1 folder

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: art and the Australian landscape, with convicts

1 folder

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Yass convicts

1 folder

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Jill Waterhouse Australian History essay

1 notebook

1964

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Lanyon - maps, walks, environment; brochures, notes

1 file

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Lanyon – printed material; interpretive

1 file

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Lanyon – chronology and first teaching session

1 file

1998, 2000

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Lyall Gillespie: Pioneering Families of the Canberra Region, including Gungahlin – photocopied notes

2 files

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Lyall Gillespie. Gungahlin – Analysis of History. Appendices 1-8; Canberra a New Vision: Gungahlin Urban Village; map

1 file

 

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Guide to Convict Records in the Archives Office of New South Wales

1 book

1981

5

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Extracts 1828 Census [of] Residents – “Goulburn Plains” and south extending to ... Canberra.

1 book

1978

6

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Pam Ray. Lanyon. A report prepared for the Lanyon Restoration and Acquisitions Committee.

1 file

1981

6

Convicts of the Canberra Region: The Convict Years at Lanyon. An exhibition brief for the stone barn at Lanyon; Proposal for an Interpretation and Management Plan for Lanyon

1 file

1986 – 1989

6

Convicts of the Canberra Region: notes and images for ‘British Convicts in Australia: Punishments and Prospects’. An illustrated talk given by Jill Waterhouse at Homerton College, Cambridge

1 file

 

6

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Lyall Gillespie’s notebook on convict indents

1 notebook

 

6

Local newspaper articles of the convict era

1 file

1840 – 1861

6

Convicts of the Canberra Region: floppy disk 3 ¼ “ backup of research work to 1992

11 disks

 

6

Convicts of the Canberra Region: card index – convict names and descendant contacts

2 bundles

 

7

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Bruce Moore’s notebooks, including a sleeve of loose notes and 2 partial notepads, and an exercise book

49 stenographer’s notebooks;
1 exercise book;
1 sleeve

 

8

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Bruce Moore’s notebooks and folders of loose notes

17 exercise books; 2 folders

 

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: convicts – libraries / museums and research services

1 file

 

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: convict connections (contact with descendants)

1 folder

 

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: photographs [originals and copies] of places and artifacts concerning local convicts; also includes a wallet of photographs of Horningsea, Cambridgeshire, UK, birthplace of Joshua John Moore of Canberry

1 file

 

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: newscuttings concerning convicts in Australia, correspondence concerning Joseph Flude

1 file

1960s – 2004

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: sources of further information and contacts

1 file

 

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Elizabeth Farm and other house museums

1 file

 

9

Convicts of the Canberra Region: Secondary sources, mostly brochures with some journal articles, on convicts general and local 

2 files

 

17 over size

Convicts of the Canberra Region:

·         mounted photographs of Tuggeranong homestead

·         convicts assigned in the district of Canberra – table

1 file

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL HISTORY
Includes general background research files as well as research and other material relating specifically to various published books, talks and exhibitions

 

 

9

Canberra history – rough history

2 files

 

10

Canberra history – slides, photographs, illustrations collected 1976 – 1979 [file 1 includes Santa 1929; file 2 includes mayonnaise recipe on back of invitation]

2 files, 1 sleeve

 

10

Canberra history – Flint, McInnes, Lanyon convicts

1 file

 

10

Canberra history – History Tours – notes, handout for Gundaroo, Hall, Bungendore and Queanbeyan

1 file

 

10-11

History Tours in and Around Canberra: draft; contract, general notes, architecture, Gundaroo, Sutton, Queanbeyan, Captain’s Flat, Murrumbateman

8 files

 

 

 

 

 

11

Canberra and region – tourism and entertainment: tourism brochures, notes; photographs of historic properties and locations in Canberra, Gundaroo, Ginninderra, Hall, Sutton and the High Country 

2 files

 

11

Australian history, general – includes ANU history course notes 1988, articles, lectures

1 folder

1977 – 1996

11

Lanyon opening speech notes

1 folder

February 1985

11

Early Canberra – general references, Colin Pearson material

1 folder

2003

11

Early Canberra – royalty, 1954 – extracts from article by Peter Spearritt on Australians and the monarchy

1 folder

 

11

Early Canberra – biographical notes on Mrs Ellen Wallace nee Connell, Dr John James and Dr Beatrice Sharwood

1 folder

1906, 1928 – 1929

11

Aborigines – including Don Bell’s signature 2000; proclamation by the National Congress of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, 1976; place names; brochures and flyers relating to reconciliation activities; newscuttings

1 folder

1976 – 2005

11

History of the ACT Police Force (photocopy) – later published as From Chasing Bushrangers to Patrolling Parliament House. The History of Policing in the ACT and Region. 1988 

Canberra – 1920 and Onwards. Reminiscences of William James ‘Jack’ Mildenhall, 1960. (photocopy of National Library of Australia manuscript at MS 5290) 

1 file

1957 – 1960

11

Talks, including conversations with Dawn Waterhouse about growing up in Canberra, a talk on early days in Acton and the Causeway, the place of the Causeway in Griffin’s plan

1 folder

1991 – 2002

 

 

 

 

12

Recycled Canberra (exhibition): slides of the exhibition and individual items, list of exhibition items, invitation list

1 file, 2 bundles of index cards

 

12

Causeway and Molonglo projects: contact sheets; notes of interviews; details of excursions; brief notes on residents; ‘Canberra: The Causeway Hall’, extracted from Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway, in Kino; Journal of the Australian Theatre Historical Society no. 47, March 1994

2 files, 2 bundles of index cards

1998

12

Canberra at War – notes and newscuttings

1 folder

 

12

Duntroon Dairy comparative timeline

1 folder

 

12

Ngunnawal; note copy of Diane Bell’s 1975 thesis on contact

1 file

 

12

National Museum of Australia – newscuttings from Judith Baskin; article on museums

1 folder

 

12

Canberra Museum and Gallery public programs – draft brochures etc

1 folder

1991 – 1992; 2005

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway (book): published book, 1st and 2nd editions

2 books

1991 – 1992

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: project proposals – drafts of the book and request for memories

1 file

1991

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: first draft

3 files

1991

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: second draft

1 file

1991

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: proposed reprint - correspondence

1 folder

2002

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: corrections and additions decided 2005

1 file

1991 – 2005

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: National Library pictorial headings list; copyright; photo requests

1 folder

1991

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: photograph requests 1st and 2nd editions, including Mildenhall and Canberra Times photographs

1 file

1991 – 1992

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: photographs received since 2nd edition

1 file

 

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: Gayle’s photocopies of photographs probably from National Archives

1 file

 

13

Canberra: Early Days at the Causeway; a community history project: Causeway Hall – papers relating to heritage citation 1997, and to unveiling the Causeway Plaque 9 September 2002

1 file

1997, 2002

 

 

 

 

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: rationale

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: phone call log

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: Dick’s attack on Mrs Ratcliffe 1864

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: Death of Constable Nelson at Collector 1865

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: Mary Ann Brownlow

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: Mrs Ellen Mark, hanged in Goulburn Gaol 1860

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: Webb and Casey, convicts

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: captions

1 folder

2003

14

Love and Other Disasters exhibition: general notes

1 folder

2003

14

Papers relating to other matters, retrieved from Love and Other Disasters file

1 folder

2003

14

Canberra memorials and ceremonies – includes official program for the opening of Parliament House 1988, commemorative book for Old Parliament House Golden Jubilee 1977, photographs including the commemorative fountain at Canberra Hospital, tourist brochures and postcards, and file notes on the Carnall collection

 

 

14

ACT Regional Studies Network – newsletters, correspondence, contact lists, membership form including copy on 3.25 floppy disk, draft constitution 1997

2 files

1995 – 2000

 

 

 

 

 

EDWARD JOHN EYRE AND CHARLES STURT
Jill Waterhouse transcribed, annotated, illustrated and set in context the journals and correspondence of these two explorers, resulting in books, articles and talks

 

 

17 over size

Edward John Eyre Autobiography – manuscript copy

2 bundles

1832 – 1869

17 over size

Maps

·         Eyre’s Travels in Tasmania, 1832 and 1837, map drawn for publication

·         Eyre’s First South Australian Exploration, 1839, map drawn for publication

·         Eyre’s Woodlands and the Surrounding District

·         Eyre’s Journeys, 1833 – 1839

·         Map Showing Some of the Stations in the Hunter River District Visited by Eyre,

·         Map of the Country Explored by the Central Australian Expedition under the command of Captain Charles Sturt, 1844 – 1846, redrawn with special emphasis on the places Sturt mentions in the Journal; plus original map and working drawings

·         Maps of Molonglo and Carwoola, on aperture cards

6 maps, 5 aperture cards

 

14

Eyre autobiography – correspondence, names etc

1 file

 

14

Eyre autobiography – notes and papers

2 files

 

14

Eyre autobiography – illustrations and slide photographs

1 file

 

 

 

 

 

15

Eyre: material gained since publication (post 1984); includes 3.25” floppy disk labelled ‘Eyre final 1’

1 file

 

15

Eyre: drafts, correspondence, index notes, some in red exercise books; includes some corrections for Sturt

1 file

 

15

Eyre: contacts; 1841 – 1991 anniversary; correspondence, notes, articles

1 file

1990 – 1997

15

Eyre: maps and illustrations; includes 3.25” floppy disk labelled ‘Eyre article December 1997-January 1998’

1 file

1997 – 1998

15

Eyre: Jill Waterhouse talk to Canberra and District Historical Society

1 file

1997

15

Eyre: article developed from CDHS talk; includes 3.25” floppy disk addressed to Patricia Clark, CDHS

1 file

1998

15

Eyre: manuscript correspondence

1 folder

 

15

Eyre: Autobiographical Narrative, typescript copy

2 files

 

15

Eyre: notes volume 2

1 file

To 1984

 

 

 

 

16

Charlotte Sturt family history correspondence

1 folder

16 August 1983

16

Charles Sturt – second choice illustrations 

1 folder

 

16

Charles Sturt, photocopy of holograph letter to Stanley, and Jill Waterhouse transcript 1983; photocopies of other holograph letters from Sturt to friends

1 folder

 

16

Sturt: Journal of the Central Australian Expedition 1844-5, copy of holograph diary

1 file

 

16

Sturt: Journal of the Central Australian Expedition 1844-5, typescript

1 file

 

16

Sturt: manuscript; correspondence and administrative arrangements

3 files

1980 – 1984