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World War 1 Archival Material:  Introduction

A preliminary list of archival material relating to the First World War (1914-1918) held by Cultural Collections.

Archives : WW1

World War 1 related materials

Soldiers from the First A.I.F. - 1918

DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE - JOHN FRANCIS STRETCH, 4th Bishop of Newcastle:
A5314 (v) Leeds Parish Church prayers in time of war, November 1914.
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, NEWCASTLE - LEGAL RECORDS:
A5366 (iii) The Warriors Chapel, 1924.
RODD, COLONEL BRENT BURNELL:
A5398 (i) Personal diary c. 1914 - 1918. [Photocopies, originals in possession of Mrs. Muriel Rodd].
A5398 (ii) Personal diary c. 1914 - 1918. [Pages 64, 75, 76, 78 missing].
A5398 (viii) Autobiography and family history of Colonel Rodd [n.d.].
A5398 (ix) Photographs:
Soldiers [1914 - 1918].
Photograph and press cutting of Colonel Rodd presenting swords to United Service Club [n.d.].
Field Marshall, The Earl Kitchener [n.d.].
Scotts Ltd, Newcastle, 1916.
King Street, Newcastle, 1916.
A5399 (i) - (ii) Military training notes and miscellanea relating to Colonel Rodd and World War I, 1909 - 1918.
A5399 (iii) Military training notebooks, 1914 - 1918. Notebook listing members of D. Company [?34th Battalion, 1916].
A5399 (iv) Military records including:
Consecration and presentation of colours, 1925 - 1926.
Exam paper [1927?].
Correspondence and notes relating to 4th Infantry Regiment, November 7th, 1920.
A5399 (v) Some tradition of "the Services" in the Hunter River District by B.B. Rodd [typescript n.d.].
Australian Imperial Force [typescript n.d.].
Saving Amiens: the German thrust at Villers Brettoneux, March, 1918 [printed].
A5399 (v) Press clippings relating to World War I and the Australian Imperial Forces.
A5399 (vi) Concert programme, 1917.
Printed material including:
Prayer books, 1917.
Selected psalms and proverbs: Active Service edition, 1914 - 1918.
A5400 (vi) Pamphlets relating to Military Forces, World War I.
Australia's First Expeditionary Force 1914.
The Illustrated London News, April 20th, 1918.
Aussie : the Australian Soldiers Magazine, February 16th, 1918.
The origin and history of the City of Newcastle Regiment 2nd Infantry Battalion, Australian Military Forces [?1954].
The Maltese roller, August - September, 1918 [pamphlet].
Form of Service... at Church Parades, 1916.
A5402 Australian Military Forces regulations and training manuals 1903 - 1918 [books and pamphlets].
A5403 [As above] including Australian Military Forces Defence Act 1903 - 1918.

 

HIGGS, EVA:
A5582 (vi) Security and Newcastle in the War of 1914 - 1918. [History IIB essay 1979, Xerox copy.]
ALBERT, France [Place]:
A5609 (viii) Documents souvenired by an Australian soldier in the First World War from shell-ruined buildings in Albert, France.
STEVENS FAMILY:
A5759 (ii) Fragments from France: Two booklets of World War 1 cartoons, published by The Bystander. [n.d.].
A5762 Printed material:
Section of? Commonwealth Year Book, 1916?;
Maps: 1819 - c.1945.
War map of the Western Front. Sydney, W. & A.K. Johnston, c.1915;
English Prints:
World War I Posters, 1915;
M. CAMPBELL & CO. PTY LTD - MERCHANTS:
  Commercial Banking Company:
A5821 (iii) War loans records and related correspondence, 1918 - 1920.
  Non Business Records:
A5825 (iv) Papers concerned with the R.T. Keys Memorial Gates, 1914.
A5825 (vii) Papers concerned with War Distress Relief Fund, 1914.
A5825 (viii) List of staff at War, 1914 - 1918.
A5825 (x) Papers relating to Comforts Fund, 1916.
A5826 (iv) Picture show tickets and voting slip in relation to "Allies Day";, May 24th, 1916.

DATE, STEPHEN:
A5842a - b Australian War Memorial Museum...;1914 - 1918. [Guidebook for the use of visitors], 1925.

SAMUEL FOSTER AND SONS, GREAT NORTHERN POWER BROOM BRUSH AND HANDLE FACTORY, Bowthorne, Hinton, N.S.W:
A5942 (iii) War census card, 1915.
SEAWARD FAMILY, Scone:
  Printed material:
A5970 (iii) Pamphlets on sex hygiene and morals, 1888 - 1917.
A5974 (i) Ford car catalogues [c. 1915]; perfume advertisements, 1888; Red Cross Appeal 1916.
A5974 (iii) World War I posters, 1914 - 1918.
  Maps
A5974 (vi) Stead's war atlas, October, 1916.
Germany's lost empire in Africa. [c. 1916.]
World War I maps of Europe, 1914 - 1918.
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Newcastle:
A6137 (iv) Warriors' Chapel, 1924 - 1979.
BEESTON, SAMUEL LIEVESLEY:
  Books of Dr. Joseph L. Beeston:
A6202 (ii) Beeston, Joseph Lievesley:
Five months at Anzac..., Syd., A. & R., 1916.
A6202 (viii) MS [copy]: Reminiscences: Newcastle in the early 20th century, by Samuel Lievesley Beeston BE, MIE Aust. Commander R.A.N. (Retired).
A6202 (ix) TS [copy]: The R.A.N. in the first World War [by S.L. Beeston].

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES - OPEN FOUNDATION COURSE - H.M. HENRY:
A6524 (xiv) Open Foundation history projects, 1986. [Essays and oral history on women].
Robertson, Gwyneth:
A history of Winns Ltd, from October, 1878 to 19th January, 1980. (2 copies) and - being an adjunct to the WW1 Winns honour board hanging on the rear wall of the Archives Stack, and which pictures 25 male staff who gave military service during 1914-1918.
NEWCASTLE INFANTRY BATTALIONS: [History]: (Donated by Jim Docherty).
A6575 (iii) The origin and history of the City of Newcastle Regiment 2nd Infantry Battalion, Australian Military Forces, 1855 and - 1954.
Newcastle Infantry Battalions, 1903 and - 1945. [Notes prepared by Mr. Ric Haines, supplied to J.C. Docherty, October, 1986].
PAUL, MRS J:
A6575 (iv) Ink and wash original postcards by Harry Hargreaves, Newcastle identity, with letters addressed to Lizzie, from Harry Hargreaves In the Field, June 27th, 1917 (World War I).

DOCHERTY, DR. JAMES (JIM):
  Background material for thesis and book on Newcastle:
A6901 (i) Ideas book, 1974 - 1988. [Newcastle, the making of an Australian City and thesis : Newcastle and conscription 1916 - 1917.
A6901 (iii) A bibliographical essay on a proposed social history of Newcastle, N.S.W., 1912 - 1929, 1974. [In pencil - good bibliography of Newcastle history sources.]
A6902 - A6904 Manuscript notes on cards on Newcastle social history and Newcastle people.
A6905 (vi) Manuscript and typescript notes on war and conscription 1914 - 1917, and notes for first chapter of monograph.
  Photocopies of printed material on:
A6905 (vii) Press clippings on Newcastle 1917, 1922.
Newcastle factories, 1915.
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE - DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS - DR. B.F. CURRAN:
A7200 (xii) The Australian warrior-hero and the classical component, paper delivered at the History Conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the National War Memorial, Canberra, November 12th - 15th, 1991, delivered by Dr. B.F. Curran.
J. & A. BROWN - COAL AND ALLIED LTD:
A7613 (iv) R W Miller and Company - Costing and Profit Margin data, 1914 - 1918.
A7613 (v) R W Miller and Company - correspondence, balance sheets, tax returns and accounts papers relating to War-time Profits Tax, June, 1912 - September, 1921.

ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE - CANON CARLOS STRETCH [Son of Bishop John Francis Stretch]:
A7729 (xvi) Folder : Scrapbook containing clippings of war poems from First World War 1914-1918, and copy of Talks with the Troops. Sermon notes by P.S.Wigram. Also clipping of How British swooped on Benghasi (map of Mediterranean) from Maitland Mercury, Saturday, February 15th, 1941.

COCKING, JOSIAH: (Conduit: Keith Cocking, November, 1999.) [Accessioned March, 2000.]
A7748 The notebook Diaries of Josiah Cocking:
E. 4th December 1909 - 17th May 1920, f. 647 - 878.
A7750 News clipping book entitled ";Industrial" relating to labour, political, warfare and communist themes, Febuary, 1911 and - January, 1932.
News clipping book entitled ";Industry. Industrial" relating to labour, communism and warfare, February, 1911 - January, 1932.
[Anthony Horden, Sons Palace Emporium, Sydney, Catalogue used as newspaper clipping book] Book entitled "War" consisting of cuttings relating to warfare, 1913 - 1959.
A7751 The published verse of Josiah Cocking (under a number of pseudonyms such as The Soshalistik Kove, Dad, Daisy', K.N. Pepper, Capsicum, Taraxacum, Dandelion and Violet) in a series of newsclipping exercise books entitled Verses:
1. Verses, May, 1910 - May, 1922, November, 1958 - January, 1959.
7. Verses, July, 1914 - November, 1958.
9. Verses, November, 1911 - June, 1959.
10.Verses, January, 1916 - June 1960.
11.Verses, Typescript of Verses written between 1887 and 1954.
A7752 Josiah Cocking scrapbooks of clippings and manuscript snippets entitled "Scraps":

2. Scraps, (entitled 'War Against War') September, 1910 - 1932.
4. Scraps, (entitled 'Vera') August, 1909 - June, 1960.
6. Scraps, 6a 1955 - 1960, 6b August - December, 1907, 6c 1885 - 1889, December, 1918.
7. Scraps, May, 1918 - November, 1934.
8. Scraps, December, 1918 - June, 1940.
9. Scraps, June, 1912 - August, 1934.
A7753 (i) 11. Scraps, August, 1907 - March, 1931.
A7753 (iii) Bound booklets and pamphlets including:
1. Twelve Months of Sedition: Harry Holland';s Speech from the Dock and the Chief Justice's Remarks in Delivering Sentence. Wellington, 1914.
A7753 (v) Bound booklets and pamphlets including:
3. War! Points About the Fighting Powers: A Handy Catechism [Cover Title: Stead's War Book Compiled by Henry Stead], Melbourne, n.d.\
A7753 (vi) Copy of: Armageddon or Calvary: The Conscientious Objectors of New Zealand and The Process of Their Conversion by H.E. Holland. Wellington, 1919.
A7753 (xiv) Two notebooks containing manuscript versions of Josiah Cocking's prose and verse works under the pseudonym of 'Dandelion', June, 1911 -January, 1914, January, 1914 - April, 1919.
A7754 CD Rom version of The Diaries of Josiah Cocking 1867 - 1960.
[Typescript] Biography of Josiah Cocking by Arthur James Cocking [n.d.]

DALTON FAMILY PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS & ARTEFACTS:
A7773 Assorted Children's Books 1900 - 1908; World War I related material including military training booklets, weapons manuals, newsclippings, maps, 1914 - 1931
A7774 Four works owned by James Dalton, eldest son of Captain J Dalton and Eliza Jane, who was born in 1883 and was killed in action in the First World War. The Swiss Family Robinson [n.d.] Natural History by Rev J.G. Wood (1868), The Story of the Bible by James Foster [n.d.] and Little Lord Fauntleroy by Mrs F.H. Burnett (1889)

CARRINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL RECORDS:
A7795 (v) The Great War Written for Young Australians 1916 by H.D. McLelland B.A. (two copies)

DALTON FAMILY PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS & ARTEFACTS:
A8271 (i) Correspondence to William Dalton while serving in France during First World War with two letters to Mr. John Dalton relating to the correspondents. Feb. 1918-Dec. 1919, Nov.1946 - Dec. 1946.
A8271 (ii) Correspondence to William Dalton from various family members during World War I. Sept. 1917 - Nov. 1919.
A8271 (v) Correspondence to William Dalton together with cards, mementos, booklets and paraphernalia (including portions of an airship) relating to World War I. Oct. 1889 - Nov. 1919.
A8271 (vi) Letters to William Dalton while serving overseas during World War I from mother, Eliza Jane and brothers, Harry and John Dalton. Nov. 1917 - Nov. 1919.
A8271 (vii) Photo Album containing images of ";Burton Agnes"; Salt Ash, family home of Captain John and Eliza Dalton; Dalton family members, Nelson';s Bay, First Methodist Church, Stockton and Newcastle. 1909 - 1916.
A8271 (viii) Photo Album containing images from First World War taken by Mr. William Dalton with written annotations on the reverse side of the photographs. 1916 - c.1919.
A8273 (iv)

Folder containing:
Correspondence including wartime letters, 1912 - 1963.
Notes and hessian post bag from First World War period, France.

A8274 (xvi) Artefacts:
'First Field Dressing', c.1915.
A8274 (xvii) Soap box containing:
Two pieces of embroidered French linen, c.1914 - 1918.
Various postcards, 1914 -1916.
Copy of: Chips from Dickens Selected by homas Mason, Glasgow: David Bryce & Son, [c.1898]
Copy of: London in Your Pocket, London, 1914
A8274 (xviii) Three embroidered postcards from the Great War period, 1918.
A8275 (ii) Wartime correspondence, papers and memorabilia including Stockton Methodist Sunday School Anniversary Hymn booklet, news clipping, vouchers, military leave passes, French Republican issue currency, postcards and notebook of William Dalton relating to Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.) and fellow servicemen. 1911 - 1919.
A8275 (vii) Postcards and photographs relating to World War I and William Dalton's service in the Australian Imperial Forces, 1917 - 1919.
A8275 (viii) Two glass negatives of soldiers circa World War 1.
A8275 (ix) Box containing glass negatives:
Jim Dalton, 1917.
Military training at Liverpool, 1917.
";Burton Agnes"; Salt Ash (3 images) 1916 - 1917.
William Dalton and Col Porteous, 1915.
A8275 (x) Box containing glass slides:
James Dalton's Memorial, Williamtown, [c1920s]
Military personnel, Tornuto Italy [1920s]
Bill Horne and Harry Dalton, 1919
Ida Dalton, 1913
Harold Mathewson, 1915
A8275 (xi) Box containing glass negatives of Dalton family members and including Electric Coal Loading Crane at Basin Newcastle and Methodist Church, Stockton. 1913 -1919.
A8275 (xii) Box containing glass negatives of Dalton family members, grave sites of John and James Dalton and Blanch family. 1913 -1917.
A8275 (xiii) Box containing glass negatives relating to John Graham and family, Blanch family, Liverpool military training for William Dalton, Liverpool Cemetery, and Hetton Pit. 1913 - 1919.
A8275 (xiv)

Box containing glass negatives relating to Dalton family, Ernie Gilbert, Albert Forrest and Mathewson family. 1914 - 1919
Note: Albert Forrest - b.1889 Stanhope, co.Durham. Son of Hannah Forrest. Left UK 1912, joined AIF 1915 in Sydney, assigned to Australian Medical Corps, 5th Field Ambulance. Awarded Military Medal 1917 for bravery in the field. Discharged January 1920.
This information was kindly supplied by Mr Forrest';s second cousin, Max Winter.
There are two photographs of Albert Forrest at http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/5784258115/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/5784813442/

A8275 (xv) Artefacts:
Two brooches, Red Cross badge and silver thimble belonging to Eliza Jane Dalton, 1912 -1914.
A8275 (xviii) Handwritten index notes to William Dalton';s Box Brownie wartime images, [c.1916-1919] and early image of Newcastle Harbour [c.1880].

NEWCASTLE & HUNTER DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
A8775 (vi) Defence, Newcastle, N.S.W., notes, clippings, photographs, certificates. 1914-1992
A8776 (i) War, Newcastle Region, N.S.W., notes, clippings. 1855-1967
A8792 (ii) Collection of souvenir programs ; Gilbert & Sullivan – opera - in Australia, 1879-1932 by Vinia de Loitte ; Newcastle Hospital letter, receipt ; Newcastle Police Committee War veterans appeal letter, receipt. 1915-1991

POSTERS

MAP #:M2150
SERIES:Posters
TITLE:[Enlistment poster World War 1]

MAP #: M2151
SERIES: Posters
TITLE:Kitchener's Solemn Warning.
DATE:(World War 1?)

PHOTOGRAPHS

World War 1 set on Flickr

( Compiled by Gregg Heathcote, University of Newcastle Archives, 15/7/2004)

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