Series 377 - Research papers on wool industry

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Research papers on wool industry


  • 1957 - 1976 (Creation)

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1.5 m (7 type 1, 1 type 2 boxes)

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(1928 - 2007)

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Dr Alan Barnard joined the Australian National University as a PhD scholar from 21 May 1952 to 13 August 1955, then became a Research Fellow in the Department of Economic History, Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU from 1 October 1957; promoted to Fellow on 30 September 1960; and Senior Fellow on 1 July 1963. During the 1950s and 1960s his research focus was on the Australian wool industry, particularly the career of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort. His books include The Australian wool market, 1840-1900 (1958) and Visions and profits: studies in the business career of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort (1961).

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These records document the research undertaken by Dr Barnard into the wool industry and Goldsbrough Mort & Co. The items include original Goldsbrough Mort documentation, client histories, station information as well as Dr Barnard’s analysis and research notes. Also included are the presentations and notes from the ‘Wool Seminars’, a multidisciplinary study which took place at Australian National University 1957-1959.


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Open for public access

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NBAC 2 Goldsbrough Mort & Company deposit

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Prepared by Rachel Watson, practicum student from Edith Cowan University on 27 November 2009; revised on 5 September 2011




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