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John Tregenza (1931-1999)
Papers 1828-1999

MSS 0049

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Series 1 Correspondence relating to research for and publication of his M.A. thesis, Australian little magazines 1923-1954, together with reviews and citations and a radio interview on Radio Australia c1964. 1954-65 and 1991. 3 cm and 2 cassette tapes.

Series 2 Papers relating to Charles Henry Pearson:
[Notes and transcripts for a biography of Pearson, June 1877-October 1894. 2v.
Articles on Australian subjects by Pearson, 1867-1880. 1 v.
Interview of Dr Tregenza by John Hirst re Pearson, ABC program "Books and authors", 1972. 1 cassette
Reviews of Professor of democracy.  1968-69. 1 cm.
Interview of Dr Tregenza re Pearson on ABC Radio program "The Scholar" by Pierre Vickery
Draft by Tregenza of entry for Pearson for revised Dictionary of National Biography, 1997 10 p. typescript]

Series 3 Correspondence with Douglas Pike re the Australian Dictionary of Biography project, together with articles by Tregenza for the Dictionary. 1963-68 and 1976. 1 cm.

Series 4
"Report on Importation and awareness of French Beaujolais wine, prior to 1975" prepared in connection with a lawsuit filed by French wine making organisations against eleven Australian winemakers selling Australian-grown wines as 'Beaujolais'. 1988, with letters of appreciation 1991. 1 cm.

Series 5 Programme of Student Theatre Group performance of  "Freshers’ Foursome", May 1949, and of AU Dramatic Society performance of "Gammer Gurton’s needle", July 1953 (with related photographs and review). 2 items.

Series 6 Papers relating to the Campaign(s) for Peace in Vietnam, with some papers on the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign.  1964-1972 (with a few additions to 1998). 6v.
[Two sequences, largely chronological, as arranged by Dr Tregenza :peace.jpg
v.1-3 consist of CPV Committee minutes, leaflets and correspondence and related newspaper cuttings
v. 4-6 are general Vietnam war/anti-conscription pamphlets and leaflets correspondence, speeches by John Tregenza and others and newspaper cuttings, but also include some CPV Committee papers.

Series 7 Correspondence and other papers relating to the commissioning, writing and publication of a history of St Peter's College by Dr Tregenza,  1990-96. 1 box.

Series 8 Correspondence and other papers re campaign for cycling  paths and amenities for bicycles in Adelaide and suburbs, 1970-1984. 1 v.

Series 9 Interview of Ralph M. Hague 18 June 1972 regarding Hague's participation in the breaking of the waterside workers’ strike at Port Adelaide 1928 and review of Hague’s Sir John Jeffcott, portrait of a colonial judge in Historical Studies.
See also papers of R.M. Hague.

Series 10 Notes on the South Australian Historical Pictures Index. 11 p. typescript.

Series 11 Papers relating to the exhibitions mounted by Dr. Tregenza as Curator of the Art Gallery of South Australia Historical Museum, 1976-82. 2 v.
[Media releases and articles but largely a photographic record.  Exhibitions included Land of the Ngarrindjeri (with a tape recording of readings by Derek Whitelock, Colin Thiele, Leila Rankine and John Noye), Adelaide Views and Panoramas and G.F. Angas.  There is also the dustjacket of Tregenza’s book on Eugene von Guerard and photographs of the establishment of the SA Jubilee 150 Historical Treasures Room in the Mortlock Library, and a leaflet issued at the opening of the Art Gallery Historical Museum in 1972]

Series 12 Papers relating to the establishment of the Constitutional Museum, the History Trust of South Australia, the Mortlock Library of South Australiana and the display version of the Duryea Panorama. 1 v.
[Sketch by Dr Tregenza 1998 and  related reports, minutes, notes, extracts, newspaper cuttings, photographs, correspondence and publicity material, 1974-96]

Series 13 Pictorial resources for publish historians: finding aids and collections.' Text of lecture prepared by Tregenza for delivery May 1999, with accompanying slides (original and loan copy). Presented by Mrs. Jean Tregenza 2002.

Series 14 Materials collected for a projected publication on Cornish settlers in South Australia.
In 1975 John Tregenza visited Cornwall to source and copy letters written ‘home’ by Cornish folk who emigrated to Australia in the 19th century. These photographs were printed and lodged with the State Library of SA. The folders are largely as arranged by John Tregenza and similar material may be located in separate folders.

revised 5/99

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