Dept. of Government,
7th March 1986.
I am currently on study leave, working towards a history of the N.S.W. A.L.P. (in association with Professor Jim Hagan). My special project (besides uninteITUpted reading and hopefully substantial eventual writing) is to visit a number of country towns, which have strong Labor connecions, to get some ‘feel’ for the rural labor story or regional stories.
Some like Broken Bill, Armidale,Wollongong, Newcastle, are not quite country 0r have already useful work done upon them. I’ll visit them most briefly to tap existing resources. Others are less well known about. Here I hope to find records with long-serving Labor figures. In particular I am interested in Lithgow, Bathurst, Mudgee, Goulburn, Cootamundra, Junee, Young and perhaps Wagga Wagga and the M.I.A. area.
I would appreciate a brief note giving any ideas about useful contacts or where there might be useful materials to rundown. Yours sincerely,
Dept. of Government, University of Sydney
NSW 2006. or 34 Cripps’ Avenue, Kingsgrove, NSW, 2208.
Telephone No.: 7S7 0348