Evatt Collection Overview

HV EvattThe Evatt Collection was presented to the Flinders University Library by Dr H.V. Evatt's's widow, Mary Alice Evatt, in 1970.

The collection includes private and official correspondence covering Dr Evatt's private and public life mainly for the period of his term as Attorney-General and Minister for External Affairs and as Leader of the Opposition; a collection of newspaper cuttings; printed matter relating to ALP, Federal elections 1940-1959, United Nations 1943-1949, the Petrov Affair; books, journals, pamphlets, photographs; manuscripts of books and articles published by Evatt; and some legal material.

Published monographs and journals have been catalogued.

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The Evatt Foundation is a non-profit organisation uniquely dedicated to furthering the ideals of the Australian labour movement: social justice, equality, democracy and human rights.

 The Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra has an Oral History Program , including interviews with journalists who were in the Press Gallery in the 1950s and 1960s and individuals involved in the 1954 Petrov Affair.

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) recognises the contribution to Australian society of wartime prime minister and international statesman, John Curtin (1885-1945). It is Australia's first prime ministerial library and is situated on the Bentley campus of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

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