Series 264 - Dorothy Cameron Papers

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Dorothy Cameron Papers


  • 1943 - 2004 (Creation)

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(1917 - 2002)

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Dorothy Olive Cameron (nee Lober) had an early career in the 1940s working in sound effects at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney, as secretary to an Australian delegation to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNNRA) and as conference officer for UNESCO in Paris (travelling to Mexico City, Beirut and other places). Her early connection to the Australian National University was as secretary to Ross Hohnen (Registrar from 1949) and her marriage to Roy Cameron, lecturer in economics at the Canberra University College (1949-1951). After raising three children she pursued a successful career as an artist including drawing archaeological finds in Jordan in 1973. She then began her research into prehistoric symbols resulting in the publication of Symbols of Birth and of Death in the Neolithic Era, and, The Ghassulian Wall Paintings (Kenyon-Deane, London, 1981) and the preparation of unpublished manuscripts on the symbolic art of Crete, woman and her symbols (The Lady and the Bull) and Catal Huyuk. She donated her collection of artefacts to the ANU Centre for Archaeological Research and the Dorothy Cameron Prize for Pre-History was established after her death.

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Donated by son Peter Cameron 23 April 200. Processing of this series is not completed.




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