ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0036 Val and Don Emerton Papers

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0036

Collection

Val and Don Emerton Papers

Date Range

1966-1996

Quantity

0.36 m (2 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

HMSS 0324 John Harold Benson Papers
HMSS 0269 ... Kingston Powerhouse Project
HMSS 0333 Babette Scougall Kingston Oral History Project 
HMSS 0360 Canberra Stories Group Records 

Val and Don Emerton are long-time residents of Canberra. They were heavily involved the Canberra Stories Group. Val was compiler of two books for the Group, Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts through a Box Brownie , published in 1996, and Settlers Stories 1913-1975 : why they came and stayed in Canberra in 2000. Drafts and research notes for these books form part of the collection.

The Emerton's interest in Canberra's heritage is wide-ranging. Also in this collection is information from the Save Our Hosptial Committee (concerning preservation of the Royal Canberra Hospital) and the 1995 review of the City Hill Master Plan.

 

Box List 

Box No. Description Quanitiy Date Range
1

Manuscript drafts of Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts through a Box Brownie

3 files

1996

1

Oral History permission forms for Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts through a Box Brownie

1 file

1996

1-2

Oral history recordings for Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts through a Box Brownie (scroll down for detailed list)

19 cassettes
14 cds - masters
14 cd - reference

1994-1995

2

PDF version of printed book Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts through a Box Brownie 

1 cdrom

1996
1

Photographic prints and negatives for Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts through a Box Brownie
1 colour print of a black and white photograph of Mabel McIntosh aged 23 at Belmore Gardens ca 1930s.

77 black and white photographic negatives of images used in an exhibition curated by the Canberra Museum and Gallery and held at the Griffith Library in 1996 to promote the book.

23 colour photographic negatives of photographs taken at the exhibition and also at the launch of the book.

13 colour photographic prints taken at the launch of the book at Brassey House in 1996.

1 file

1920s-1996

1

Photographic negatives

17 black and white negatives taken by John Harold Bishop ‘Jack’ Benson ca. 1945 of interiors and exteriors of the Bus Depot on Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

ca.1945

2

Save Our Hospital Committee Records : minutes, reports, correspondence and newscuttings

1 file

1987-1988

2

City Hill Review of the Draft Master Plan : reports, correspondence and newscuttings

1 file

1993
2

Drafts of Past Images, Present Voices
includes contributor amendments

1 file

1996

2 Draft Chapters for Settlers Lives
contributors' chapters, including photographs

1 file

2000

Detailed List fo Recordings

Tracks cut at 1 min intervals

Interviewee No. Casse-ttes Master CD No. Copies File Format Total Time Asscoiated Documen-tation Notes.

Harry Trevillian (parts 1-4)

2 Yes 4 .cda 3:20:00 permission form

CD 1: From track 23 on, replay is faster than previous tracks.; CD2: very fast recording 

Don Ford

yes

1 .cda 0:28:00

woman interviewing two men. One is Don Ford the other is unknown. On this cd is also part of an interview with Harry Trevillian. 

Harry Trevillian (side B edited)

yes

1 .cda

0:26:00 (from track 29)

permission form

Sound of the Trevillian interview is hissy and echoing.

Coral Charlton (part one)

3 yes 3 .cda

2:05:00

permission form

Doug Strong about JB Youngs (parts one-two)

1 yes 2 .cda

1:19:00

permission form

also in recording is Mrs Alma Strong

Funeral of Rev. Keith Doust

yes 1 .cda

0:45:00

recording of funeral service

Jean Strachan and Eddie Dowling about Harold Stachan (parts one-two)

2 yes 2 .cda

1:39:00

John and Jim Notaras

2 permission form

Alf Stafford

1

permission form

Mabel McIntosh

2

permission form

Arthur Freeman, Ken Dinnerville and Esther Freeman

1

permission form (Freeman only)

Arthur Freeman, Ken Dinnerville and Jan Goodall

1

permission form (Freeman only)

George Barlin

1

George Colman

1

Mary Burke

1

Mary Burke

1

permission form