Percy and Renata Cochrane lived in Papua New Guinea during the period 1949-66. The Cochranes' public occupations and private interests converged in their efforts to photograph, record and document facets of Papua New Guinea cultural life, the work of the Administration and Catholic Missions. After leaving the country they continued to write and make films at the request of media organisations. The collection comprises sound recordings, black & white photographs, colour slides, manuscripts, correspondence, publications.
Dr Stuart Piggin lectured in the Department of History at the University of Woll ongong from 1974 until the late 1980s. The collection comprises research files, interviews and photographs compiled by Dr Piggin in association with his writing of the books Faith of Steel (1984) - a history of churches of various denominat ions within the Illawarra - and The Mount Kembla Disaster (1992), co-written with Dr Henry Lee.
William George Agate was the eldest son of Moses and Minnie Agate. The Agate children included William (known as Bill ), Beatrice Florence (known as Foddie or Florrie), Mary (known as Molly), James Frederick (known as Jim) and Richard, (known as Dick or Pud). The family migrated from England in the first decade of 1900 and initially lived in Marrickville, before finally settling at Rockdale or Brighton-le-Sands. William Agate enlisted from Marrickville into the Australian Infantry Forces in December 1915. He completed his army training on 11 March and embarked from Sydney on 1 April 1916. Private Agate, No 5027, 1st Battalion A.I.F. died of wounds suffered during a German gas attack at Ypres in Belgium on 6 November 1917. The records in this collection comprise both personal and official correspondence and other material relating to William Agate’s military service during World War I.
Collection of photographic postcards and one illustrated postcard relating to the 1909 and 1911 strikes/lockouts/industrial disputes which occurred at Broken Hill, New South Wales. The annotated postcards were sent by William Harris to his family during his time working as a police officer at Broken Hill. Three of the postcards make reference to the 'Tom Mann train'. Thomas Mann was the industrial organiser for the Broken Hill Combined Unions Committee during the Broken Hill Strikes.
Items from the Roger Foley Collection primarily relating to the Yellow House 1971-73 and the 1990 re-creation.