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Australia, 1927-01 - 1929-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/3

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly with 1st Lord Stonehaven, Governor General [earlier John Baird] and also with Stanley Bruce, Prime Minister, on subjects including: Australian Elections; the British General Election in 1929 and LSA's blame of Winston Churchill [Chancellor of the Exchequer] for the Conservative Party's defeat; the work of [William] Bankes Amery [Representative of the British Government in Australia under the Empire Settlement Act]; the state of the Australian Parliament; the British Economic Mission to Australia; the Australian dried fruit industry; tariffs; industrial relations, particularly with the waterside workers; Stonehaven's impressions of Western Australia, particularly land development; communications between the British and Australian Governments through the Governor-General, particularly relating to honours; the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York [later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth] to Australia; appointing a British High Commissioner; LSA's Empire Tour; the situation in China.

Other correspondents include: 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V, earlier Arthur Bigge] on Stonehaven's finances; [John] Aubrey Edgcumbe [Private Secretary to LSA].


  • Creation: 1927-01 - 1929-10

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Box 273

Finding aid date

2004-11-01 14:35:58.437000+00:00

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