ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory

Scope and content notes

Call Number HMSS 0147
Collection House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory
Date Range



0.18m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

Copying Conditions

with attribution

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Two files closed by the 28th Parliament of Australia and passed over to the ACT Heritage Library by Maureen Chan, Director of the Parliament House Archives project on 10 September 2003.

The files contain correspondence, reports, surveys, photographs and other material on self-government for the ACT as reported to the House of Representatives Joint Committee of the ACT.

Box List

Box No




Correspondence to and from with the National Capital Development Commission.


  • Letter to Senator Withers dated 8 October 1971 from J. Overall of NCDC congratulating him on his election as Chair of the Joint Committee.
  • Report on industrial leases dated 1967 to 1972 and associated correspondence.
  • A copy of the NCDC ACT 1957-1960.
  • Document outlining the establishment of the National Capital Planning Committee and list of members.
  • Report on Tuggeranong and correspondence on visit.
  • Letter congratulating Senator Milliner as Chair in May 1973.
  • 10 black and white photographs of Canberra dating from 1963 to 1974.



Correspondence to and from the Department of the Interior /Department of Capital Territory


  • Notice on the sale of residential leases 1971.
  • Document and correspondence on the reorganisation of the Department 1972.
  • Organisational structure of the ACT 1973.
  • Survey cards and documentation on the Department’s ‘Community Preference’ Study.

1971 – 1973