Bannon Collection

John Bannon Portrait

The Bannon Collection represents a rich resource for Australian history at both State and Federal level, including personal letters, photographs, audio-visual material, marginalia, ephemera and press clippings. It includes official documents from John Bannon’s term as the second-longest serving Premier of South Australia, and other material from his earlier career, as an adviser in the Whitlam Government and as a public servant in SA, as well as his more recent activities as an historian, a Director of the ABC Board, and head of St Mark’s College.

The Dunstan Collection is also housed in Special Collections at Flinders University, and the addition of this unique material means that primary sources relating to public affairs and politics over more than sixty years, and SA’s Labor leadership covering a period from 1967 to 1992, are available for future generations of researchers.

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Further information

Collection launch
Speeches by Professor Michael Barber, Hon. Mike Rann and Hon. Dr John Bannon on the occasion of the launch of the collection, Friday 16 November 2012, are available for download as an MP3 file.
State Records
A considerable amount of material on Dr Bannon's career in politics and public life is available at South Australian State Records
The relevant series numbers are GRS 850 and GRS 2281.
St Mark's College
Material on Dr Bannon's time as Master of St Mark's College is available from the College Archives. See St Mark's College staff for contact details.