ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0325 John Harold Benson Papers

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0325


John Harold Benson Papers

Date Range

1920; 1936


 0.01m (1 wallet)

Access Conditions


Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

 HMSS 0036 Don and Val Emerton Papers

John Harold Bishop (Jack) Benson was an electrical fitter in Canberra, from 1926. The documents in this collection record his education and training prior to employment and his work experience in Canberra.

The memorandum is written in support of a pay rise for Benson to stop him from taking another job.

More information about the Benson family can be found in the book, Past Images, Present Voices : Kingston and thereabouts with a Box Brownie, compiled by Benson's daugher, Val Emerton and in the papers of Don and Val Emerton, HMSS 0036.

Box List

Item No.




A3 photocopy of indenture of John Harold Benson as apprentice electrical fitter with Warburton, Franki, Limted, Engineers of Sydney.



Carbon copy of Memorandum to the Chief Mechanical Engineer from C E F Roach, Transport Officer, Kingston, concerning Transport Electrical Fitter, John Harold Benson 3884.

 ca 1898