ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0232 Royal Australian Naval College, Jervis Bay, Closure 1930, Papers

Scope and contents notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0232

Collection 

Royal Australian Naval College, Jervis Bay, Closure 1930. Papers

Date Range

1930

Quantity

0.02m (1 folder)

Access Conditions

open

Related Collections

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In 1930, due to the Great Depression, the Australian Government closed its two officer training establishments at Jervis Bay and Canberra. Training for naval officers was transferred to Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria, and for army officers to Victoria Barracks, Sydney. The economic and social cost to the Jervis Bay community was significant, and also delayed the construction of a railway line from Canberra to Jervis Bay.

These papers were received from an unknown donor, together with the first annual report for the Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1910-1911. Newscuttings have been photocopied for preservation.

CONTAINER LIST

Item

Date

Typescript programme for visit of Prime Minister James Scullin to RANC, Jervis Bay, 22-23 February 1930.

1930

 

 

Typescript notes on evacuation of staff and on property and plant remaining at Jervis Bay.

1930

 

 

Newscutting: ‘Naval College, Jervis Bay. Deputation to Minister for Defence.’ Shoalhaven News 28 June 1930 p. 3.

1930

 

 

Newscutting: ‘Naval College and Sovereign Rights’. Shoalhaven News 28 June 1930 p. 2.

1930

 

 

Typescript draft of article for Sydney Morning Herald by [Mr] Innes on the visit of Senator Barnes, Assistant Minister for Works, to RANC following closure, August 1930.

1930

 

 

Newscutting: ‘Jervis Bay. A Deserted Settlement. Naval College Moved.’ Sydney Morning Herald 25 August 1930 (published version of Innes’s draft).

1930

 

 

Newscutting: ’19 Years After. Royal Military College. Break in Worthy Traditions.’ Canberra Times 29 November 1930

1930