ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0032 Victorian League for Commonwealth Fellowship, Canberra Group Records

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0032

Collection

Victorian League for Commonwealth Fellowship Canberra Group Records

Date Range

1935-1996

Quantity

1.75 (10 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

File Number -
Related Collections

HMSS 0031 Victorian League for Commonwealth Fellowship Elizabethan Group Records

The records were transferred to the National Library by the Secretary of the Canberra Branch of the Victorian League in March 1987. They were then transferred to the ACT Heritage Library.

The collection comprises records received and used by the Canberra Group of all the Victorian League for Commonwealth Friendship Australian branches and New Zealand. They include correspondence, minutes of Annual General Meetings and National Committee Meetings, Annual Financial Reports, reports and circulars of the Young Contingent League, cuttings and printed material.

The Victorian League for Commonwealth Friendship was formed in London in memory of Queen Victoria in 1901 with an aim of promoting friendship. The first Australian branch, the Victorian Branch, was formed in Melbourne in 1908 and it now has branches in every state. In 1935 a Canberra branch was formed.

These records have been kept in the same order as listed by the donor. 

Box List

Box No. Series No. File No. Description Date Range
1 1 1-5

Correspondence 1935-1985 

Correspondence with London

1935-1985

1 1 6

Correspondence 1935-1985

Letter from Dame Pattie Menzies and other important people

1942-1959

1 1 7

Correspondence 1935-1985

Victorian League in Canberra 


1 1 8

Correspondence 1935-1985

Northern Territories 

1953-1958

1 1 9

Correspondence 1935-1985

New South Wales 

1940-1957

1

Correspondence 1935-1985

Victoria 

1947-1958

1 1 10

Correspondence 1935-1985

Queensland 

1949-1958

1 1 11

Correspondence 1935-1985

Tasmania 

1953-1958

2 1 12

Correspondence 1935-1985

Western Australia 

1953-1958

2 1 13

Correspondence 1935-1985

New Zealand 

1952-1958

2 1 14

Correspondence 1935-1985

Circular letters sent to other branches 

1947-1959
3 2

Minutes

Minutes of National Committee held in Brisbane 1964-1973  (green folio note book) 

1964-1973

3 2

Minutes

Minutes of Annual & General Meetings held in Canberra 1935-1968 (3 X exercise books) 

1935-1968

3 2

Minutes

Minute books of various meetings held in Canberra 1935-1983 (9 X exercise books covered in brown paper) 

1935-1983

4 2

Minutes

Minutes of Committee Meetings held in Canberra 1954-1971 (2 X folio books) 

1954-1971

4 2 15

Minutes

Minutes of Meetings February 1967– 30th June 1968 

Feb 1967-30  Jun 1968

4 2 16

Minutes

Minutes of Meetings 1st July 1968-December 1989 

01 Jul 1968-Dec 1989

4 2 17

Minutes

Minutes of Meetings 2nd February 1970-Dec 1971 

02 Feb 1970 - Dec 1971
5 3

Annual Reports and Financials

AGM Minutes February 1972-February 1982 (large oversize books) 

Feb 1972-Feb 1982

6 3 18

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports New South Wales 

1948-1973

6 3 18

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports South Australia 

1948-1984

6 3 19

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports Victoria 

1952-1953
6 3 20

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports ACT 

1935-1983

6 3 21-22

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports Tasmania 

1947-1986

6 3 23

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports Western Australia 

1949-1986

6 3 24

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports Queensland 

1949-1979

6 3 25

Annual Reports and Financials

Annual Reports Queensland 

1980-1985
7 3 26

Annual Reports and Financials

National Annual Reports 

1949-1983

7 3 26

Annual Reports and Financials

New Zealand 

1956-1978

7 3 27

Annual Reports and Financials

Papua & New Guinea 

1965-1972

7 3 28

Annual Reports and Financials

“Financial Papers” old receipts, bills & cheques 


7 4 29

Constitution

Constitution & Rules 


7 4 30

Constitution

Constitution & Rules & Aims & Objectives by Carol Grogan 

1961-1964
7 5 31

Conferences and Committees

Australian Citizenship Convention 

1952-1958

7 5 31

Conferences and Committees

Women’s Convention 

1951

7 5 31

Conferences and Committees

Conference of Overseas Delegates 

1948

7 5 32

Conferences and Committees

Young Contingent League Papers 


7 5 33

Conferences and Committees

Standing Committee 


7 5 34 

Conferences and Committees

Conferences 13th-15th 1964, 1970, 1973 

1964, 1970, 1973
7 5 35

Conferences and Committees

National Committee Reports 

1955-1959

7 6 36

Newspaper

Newsclippings 


7 7 37

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters Newcastle & Adelaide 


8 7 38

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters Victoria, Queensland, Canberra 


8 7 39

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters NSW, Tasmania, WA 


8 7 40

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters New Zealand 


8 7 41

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters London


8 7 42

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters London 


8 7 43

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters National Committee 


8 7 44

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters National Committee 


8 7 45

Newsletters and Publications

Newsletters National Committee 


8 7 46

Newsletters and Publications

Publications 


8 8 47

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous, slides, photos, invitations 


9 8

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous continued from 2nd donation from NLA 


9 8 48

Miscellaneous

History of Victorian League 


9 8 49

Miscellaneous

60th Birthday Celebration 24th & 25th May 1995 

24 May 1995-  25 May 1995

9 8 50

Miscellaneous

Scrapbook 

1958

9 5 50

Miscellaneous

Large folio size scrapbook 

1958-Oct 1967

9 5 50

Miscellaneous

Large folio size scrapbook 

Nov 1964-Dec 1974

9 5 51

Miscellaneous

List of members in Canberra (very old, hand-written) & Annual Reports 


9 5 52

Miscellaneous

19th Triennial Conference, Adelaide 

1982

9 5 52

Miscellaneous

20th Triennial Conference, Hobart 

1985

9 5 53

Miscellaneous

21st Triennial Conference, Canberra 

1988

9 5 53

Miscellaneous

22nd Triennial Conference, Melbourne 

1991

9 5 54

Miscellaneous

Correspondence 

1988-1989

9 5 55

Miscellaneous

Correspondence 

1990

9 5 56

Miscellaneous

Correspondence 

1991-1992

9 5 57

Miscellaneous

Correspondence 

Feb 1993-Mar 1993

9 5 58

Miscellaneous

Scrapbook with photographs 


9 5 59

Miscellaneous

Visitors book & Program Victorian League 10th Overseas Conference in London July 1988 

Jul 1988

10 5 60

Miscellaneous

Commonwealth Trust miscellaneous information 


10 5 61

Miscellaneous

Newsletters 


10 5 61

Miscellaneous

Large book Committee Meeting Minutes 5th November 1982-28th March 1988 

05 Nov 1984-28 Mar 1988

10 5 61

Miscellaneous

Large book Committee Meeting Minutes 2nd May 1988-4th March 1991 

02 May 1988-04 Mar 1991

10 5 61

Miscellaneous

Large scrapbook newspaper clippings 

1982-1996