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Oliver Morrogh Moriarty (1909-?)
Papers 1970-1999

MSS 333.72 M854p

Contents Summary

1-25. Papers relating to conservation, Mt. Lofty Ranges, 1970-75

26-50. Papers relating to conservation issues, Kosciusko National Park and the Snowy Mountains/high plains country, 1973-74

51-99. Various, principally relating to national parks, conservation issues and the formation and aims of the Association for Protection of Rural Australia, 1973-85

100-103. Papers relating to Grape Honey production, 1987-89

104. Papers relating to the compilation "Conservation or Destruction of Natural Resources of Alpine Regions of South Eastern Australia", with related material on Australian Forests and Wood-chipping, 1993-95

105. Papers relating to the proposed sale of Beechwood Gardens, 1996

106. Papers relating to (refutation of) Native Title arguments, 1997

107. Correspondence relating to submission to Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1999-

108. Photographs

Contents Listing

Papers relating to conservation, Mt. Lofty Ranges, 1970-75

1. Appendix A: Memorandum to E. & W.S.23.3.70 re subdivisions at Aldgate.

2. Appendix J: Article photocopied from Sunday Mail 16.10.71.

3. Appendix K: Letters from Advertiser 3.2.55, 7.2.61 and 13.2.61.

3a. Letters from Advertiser 13.2.61 and replies.

4. Appendix I: Letter from Advertiser 6.10.55.

5. Appendix M: Advertiser 30.1.61, re Prevention of hazard.

6. Appendix N: Douglas, D.R. "Fire in the hills".

7. Memorandum to the Committee on Environment in South Australia 23.9.70.

7a. Letter to Minister of Environment & Conservation and Minister of Works, re planning of Aldgate Village and Aldgate Creek Valley, 23.5.73.

8. Memorandum to the Committee on Environment in South Australia 9.11.71. At head of page: "Conservation of Adelaide Hills Stirling District".

8a. Letter to the Minister of Environment & Conservation and Minister of Works. re Planning of Aldgate Village and Aldgate Creek Valley, 5.6.78.

8b. Letter to Director of Planning, re planning of Aldgate Village and Aldgate Creek Valley, 22.6.80.

8c. Letter to G.R. Broomhill, 25.6.73.

9. Letter to G.R. Broomhill and J.D. Corcoran, re planning of Aldgate Village and Aldgate Creek Valley, 26.6.73

9a. Letter to G.R. Broomhill, re planning of Aldgate Village and Aldgate Creek Valley, 13.8.73.

9b. Letter to G.R. Broomhill, 20.8.73.

9c. Letter to G. R. Broomhill, 25.8.73.

10. Letter from R.D. Bakewell, Premier's Department. Letter to Mr. Dunstan, 13.6.74. Photocopy of article in the Courier 12.6.74.

11. Letter to G.R. Broomehill, Minister of Environment and Conservation 20.4.74, re conservation of water and preservation of environment - Mt. Lofty Ranges.

12. Letter to G.R. Broomhill, 29.4.74, re conservation of water and preservation of environment - Mt. Lofty Ranges, S.A.

13. Letter to the Editor, Mount Barker Courier, 3.6.74, re planning of Aldgate Village.

14. Appendix to letter of 3.6.74 to Mt. Barker Courier.

15. Letter to the Minister of Works, 27.6.74, with reply from the Minister of Environment and Conservation, 12.6.74, and addendum to letter of 27 June to the Minister of Works.

16. Letter to the Minister, 5.7.74, re conservation of water and preservation of, or destruction and pollution of, environment, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia.

17. Letter from Hugh Hudson, Acting Minister of Works, 19.7.74.

18. Public meeting to formulate proposals for a regional park in the Mt. Lofty Ranges and Precincts. Agenda motion to be put before the Public Meeting at Aldgate on 14th February 1975.

19. Mount Lofty Ranges and Precincts Regional Park Association: Invitation and programme for film evening, Thursday 18.9.75.

20. Mount Lofty Ranges v Precincts Regional Park Association: Objects and aims of the Association and proposed programmes.

21. Letter to the governor, Sir Mark Oliphant 12.9.75, from O. Moriarty, Research Secretary of Mt. Lofty Ranges and Precincts Regional Park Association.

22. "Protecting the Adelaide hills and vales". Making and marring of landscape of the Adelaide Hills and vales: paper for the seminar at the University of Adelaide 13.11.75.

23. "Protecting the Adelaide hills and vales". Epilogue: the hills for living, not for burning, 21.11.75.

24. "Protecting the Adelaide hills and vales". A regional park for the Adelaide Hills and vales: paper for fourth and final seminar at the University of Adelaide, Friday 21.11.1975.

25. "Protecting the Adelaide hills and vales". Summary and commentary on paper for fourth seminar, University of Adelaide, 21.11.1975.

Papers relating to conservation issues, Kosciusko National Park and the Snowy Mountains/high plains country, 1973-74

26. Submission on the draft plan of Management for Kosciusko National Park. Appendix A. "Only imagine how it was" (article from Cooma-Monaro Express, August 9, 1973) (Photocopy).

27. Letter to Sir Robert Askin, 12.2.73.

28. Kosciusko National Park: a tragic national delusion. (Published in full, Cooma-Monaro Express Feb. 13, 1973).

29. Bogon High Plains and Victorian Alps, 15.3.73.

30. Letter to the President, Australian Academy of Science, 25.1.73.

31. Letter to the President, Australian Academy of Science, 2.2.73.

32. Letter to the President, Australian Academy of Science, 5.2.73.

33. "Conservationists 'ill-informed' " (Cooma-Monaro Express, 22.8.73) (Photocopy).

34. "Moriarty hits back" (Cooma-Monaro Express 8.2.73) (Photocopy).

35. Another query on the "Man from Snowy River" (Cooma-Monaro Express 12.4.73) (Photocopy).

36. Letter to W.A. Borthwick, Minister for Conservation Victoria, 8.6.73.

37. "Our snow - their shroud?" 15.9.72 (Marked Appendix F).

38. "Our snow - their shroud?" 8.10.72. Summary and conclusions (Marked appendix H).

39. "Our snow - their shroud?" Appendix "D" 29.5.72.

40. Conservation (with special reference to the high mountain snow country) 24.8.73.

40a. Conservation: Epilogue, 6.12.73

40b. Snowy Mountains catchments and the Kosciusko National Park.

40c. "Conservation" (with special reference to high mountain snow country).

41. Correspondence regarding submission on the draft plan of management for Kosciusko National Park.

41a. Mrs. Browne, "Keep high plains areas open" (Border Morning Mail 9.8.73)

42. "Mountain stockman and their huts: their contribution to skiing" (Australian ski yearbook 1973 p.15-18)

43. "Stockmen - their contribution to safer skiing" (Cooma-Monaro Express 21.8.73)

43a. Ray Adams. "A man from Snowy River" (Australian ski year book 1972 p. 18-19)

44. The Australian snowfields - floral wonderland or fiery wilderness? (Australian ski yearbook 1974 p. 20-22)

45. "Parklands or wastelands?" (Photocopy)

46. Regional parks for Australia. Correspondence under the auspices of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Precincts Regional Parks Association.

47. "The answer to pollution problems": editorial on Mr. P.A. Yeoman's Keyime method of farming (Cooma-Monaro Express, 23.5.74) (Photocopy)

48. "A park of delusion and national disgrace". February 1977.

49. Memorandum to Australian Conservation Foundation "Conservation", 29.10.73.

50. Letter from D.A. Johnstone to Mr. Moriarty, acknowledgment of receipt of comments on Draft Plan of Management for Kosciusko National Park, 30.10.73.

50a. Report to the Honourable T.L. Lewis, M.L.A., Minister for Lands, on investigations into controlled grazing and longer term leases in the Kosciusko National Park.

50b. A detailed examination and criticism by the Kosciusko National Park Snow Lessees and Occupiers Association of the "Report to the Honourable T.L. Lewis, M.L.A., Minister for lands, on investigations into controlled grazing and longer term leases in the Kosciusko National Park" by Dr. Grahame Edgar, O.B.E., D.V.Sc., A.R.C.V.S.

50c. "Report on the Grazing leases of the Mount Kosciusko plateau" by R. Helms (1893).

Various, principally relating to national parks, conservation issues and the formation and aims of the Association for Protection of Rural Australia, 1973-85

51. Letter from Mr. Ian Sinclair to Mr. Moriarty, 19.10.73.

52. Letter from Oliver Moriarty to Mr. Harrison Bryan, 5.11.73.

53. Letter from Oliver Moriarty to Dr. Wace, 6.12.73. and correspondence between Oliver Moriarty and others 6.12.73 to August 1973 and papers.

54. Correspondence between Oliver Moriarty and others 18.1.74 to 12.11.73.

55. Article from Canberra Times, Thursday Jan. 24th 1974: "The argument for grazing in the National Parks", by O.M. Moriarty.

56. Letter from Professor A.K. McIntyre to Mr. Oliver Moriarty 20.2.74. Attached to letter from Dr. Michael E. Costigan to Mr. Oliver M. Moriarty, 9.1.74.

57. Letter from Oliver M. Moriarty to Professor McIntyre, 25.2.74.

58. Correspondence between Mr. Oliver Moriarty and others, 28th February 1974 to 16 May 1973.

59. "Parks Target & Wilderness": letter to editor.

60. History of the Moriarty Family.

61. "Victorian Alpine & Near Alpine Inspections." January 1979. Media Release.

62. "Australian National Parks & Wilderness." Media Article 1978.

63. "Science & the Environment": letter to editor.

64. Weekly Times, Melbourne, Wednesday January 24, 1979. p.8,9,10: "Alpine tour slams 20 year grazing theory".

65. Notice of annual general meeting, 19th February 1979.

66. Correspondence to Senator Webster concerning Government grants.

67. Notice of proposed amendments to constitution to be submitted as special business to annual general meeting, March 1979.

68. Proposed amendment to constitution relating to constituent bodies, 19 February 1979.

69. Explanations of proposed amendments to constitution, 19 February 1979.

70. Correspondence to Senator Webster, 21st June 1979.

71. Correspondence to Honourable D.A. Lowe, M.H.A., Premier, 8 November 1979.

72. Correspondence to Honourable J. Bjelke-Peterson, M.L.A., Premier of Queensland, 24th October 1979.

73. "A challenge to the Australian National Parks System, Different, Better and More Park"

74. Association for Protection of Rural Australia, APRA, the history of the movement and its present aims summarised 19th June 1979.

75. Approved amendments to constitution, 17th March 1979.

76. Correspondence to Honourable Kevin Newman from APRA, 12 November 1979.

77. Correspondence to Honourable Neville Wran, Q.C.M.P. Premier of N.S.W., 29 November 1979.

78. Correspondence to the 'Young Clerk, Rural City of Wodonga', 29th November 1979.

79. "Our national parks are 'unmanageable' ". Canberra Times May 19, 1979.

80. "Destruction in Conservation", N.T. News, June 8, 1978. and "Willeroo Attack".

81. "Extremists raped scientists" and "Wilderness would make alps in the deserts", Australian
78 & 79.

82. Plea for Conservation Grant: "Rural Cultures lifestyle in danger of extinction", Canberra Times, September 1979.

83. "National parks... areas of desolation, wilderness", The Cattleman, September 24, 1979.

84. "A challenge to the system: different, better and more parks", and photocopy of a 20c stamp, Royal National Park.

85. "History and prevention of bushfires in Australia, with special reference to the Adelaide Hills": paper to the University of Adelaide seminar on Bushfires in the Adelaide Hills, 1980.

86. "The truth of the Franklin River and South West Tasmania": letters, submissions, media releases etc. 1980-83.

87. Condon, R.W. "Improvements in rangeland condition in western N.S.W. resulting from changes in land tenure and management since the 1950's": paper delivered at the A.P.R.A. seminar on Conservation of pastoral and other rural lands, Adelaide, December 7-9th 1983.

88. Letter to the Honourable Neville Wran, Premier, with attachments concerning propaganda on the "Save the Rainforests" campaign, 16 July, 1984.

89. Letter to the Honourable Neville Wran, Premier, with attachments concerning propaganda on the "Save the Rainforests" campaign, 17 July, 1984.

90. Letter to the Honourable R.J.L. Hawke, Prime Minister, with attachments concerning the conservation of land and natural resources in Australia, 3 August, 1984.

91. Letter to the Honourable R.J.L. Hawke, Prime Minister. 6 August, 1984.

92. Letter to the Honourable R.J.L. Hawke, Prime Minister, with attachments concerning the conservation of land and natural resources in Australia. 12 October, 1984.

93. Letter to M. Edouard Saouma, Director General, F.A.O., U.N. 15 October, 1984.

94. Letter to M. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Director General, U.N.E.S.C.Q. 15 October, 1984.

95. Letter to the Honourable Neville Wran, Premier of N.S.W., 23 October, 1984.

96. Letter to Dr Lee M. Talbot, Director General, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 15 November, 1984.

97. Media release and programmes of conferences at Broken Hill, 3 December, 1984. University of Adelaide, 6 December, 1984.

98. Media release for meeting at Bairnsdale, 16 March, 1985.

99. Letter to the Honourable R.J.L. Hawke, Prime Minister, with attachments concerning re-orientation of government policies on conservation and environment, 7 November, 1984.

Papers relating to Grape Honey production, 1987-89

100. Letter to the Honourable John Kerin, Minister for Primary Industry, 11 May 1987. Details the history of wine making in the Barossa and especially at Chateau Yaldara and its production of grape honey and de-alcoholised wines.

101. Letter to the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce, 25 May 1987, further on grape honey production, and referring to previous communications see item 100. 3 copies and enclosures.

102. Further correspondence regarding the Grape Honey project, seeking assistance for research and marketing, April 1989 (with many enclosures of earlier date). Correspondence with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, N.S.W. Department of Agriculture; Minister for Primary Industry (John Kerin); the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (John Button) and Shadow Minister ditto (Senator Chaney); the Minister for Science and Small Business (Barry Jones) and others. 3 cm.

103. Further correspondence regarding the Grape Honey project, as above, May-July 1989. Includes correspondence with the Australian Food Standards Committee regarding amendment of the Food Standards Code to legalise use of the name 'grape honey', and with the Mayor of Broken Hill and others re proposed Grape Honey factory and dual vacuum distillery for brandy at Broken Hill. 1 cm.

"Conservation or Destruction of Natural Resources of Alpine Regions of South Eastern Australia"

104. Papers relating to the compilation "Conservation or Destruction of Natural Resources of Alpine Regions of South Eastern Australia", with related material on the conservation of Australian Forests and Wood-chipping, 1993-95. Includes album of original photographs. 30 cm.

Beechwood Gardens

105. Papers relating to the proposed sale of Beechwood Gardens, 1996. 3 cm.

Native Title arguments

106. Papers relating to (refutation of) Native Title arguments, 1997. 4 cm.

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation

107. Correspondence relating to submission to Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1999-

Photographs

108. Photographs and slides 1930-1992 mainly concerning alpine regions (largely unsorted, many annotated) 50 cm

  • photographs numbered in 'P' sequence corresponding to numbered and annotated slides
  • photographs 1030s-1940s, including early skiers, alpine huts, Mawson hut, etc
  • 1970s
  • 1974 Nadgee (includes notes from interview with Jim Palmer)
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • undated negatives
  • prints from Tom Mitchell's article "We can do it", and Ray Adams "Man from Snowy River", and dog teams
  • slides


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