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Page Research Centre Library

Page Research Centre logoThe CSU Regional Archives acts as the archival repository for a significant collection of records on the behalf of The Page Research Centre Library.

This collection is comprised of archival records from the National Party and its precursor organisations, the Australian Country Party and the National Country Party. These records provide valuable information to researchers and those interested in the development of regional politics in Australia.

The collection contains minute books, subject files, correspondence, diaries, engagement books, official reports, photographs, and press cuttings from National Party offices, branches, and individual party members. Please consult the lists below for full descriptions of records held.

Please note, work on this collection is ongoing. If there is any information here that is incorrect or incomplete, please contact our Reference Archivist.

More information on these records may also be found on the website of The Page Research Centre.

Some records may be RESTRICTED to public access. In some cases, permission may be sought to access these records. Please contact our Reference Archivist for further details.


Federal (Australian Capital Territory)

1. Federal Secretariat

[Australian Country Party / National Country Party / National Party of Australia]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2717 Federal Council, Federal Executive, Federal Management Committee and misc. committees' files, agendas, minutes, correspondence, and reports;
Conferences, Workshops and Conventions;
Reviews, platforms and policies;
campaign files; surveys and polling;
Federal Leaders' correspondence;
Federal Directors' files;
Federal Party members and officers records;
Human Resources files;
John McEwan House;
Speakers' notes;
Directories;
Women's Federal Council files;
Young National Party of Australia records;
Party ephemera, publications, histories, press cuttings, photographs and audio-visual records.
1926 - 2009 83 boxes;
1 large box;
10 photograph albums
Some items are RESTRICTED for 30 years. Accession list is available
PG 2787 Information bulletins; Speakers' notes 1955 - 1959 1 box OPEN to public access An accession list is unavailable at this time

2. Federal Parliamentary Party

[Australian Country Party / National Country Party / National Party of Australia]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2798 Party Room agendas, minutes and correspondence;
Whips' notebooks and subject and correspondence files;
index to Members' speeches
1952 - 2008 19 boxes Some items are RESTRICTED to public access for 30 years. Accession list is available

3. Page Research Centre Ltd.

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2761 Financial records; subject and correspondence files; Board meeting audio recordings; photographs 1993 - 2011 2 boxes Some items are RESTRICTED to public access Accession list is available
PG 2770 Peter Nowland's 2009-2010 CSURA Research Scholarship / Page RCL Research Project
and
Don Boadle's National Party's 90th Anniversary papers
2009 - 2010 1 box OPEN to public access An accession list is unavailable at this time
PG 2905

Financial records; oversized boards; posters

[unprocessed]

n.d. [0.65m]

CLOSED to public access

An accession list is unavailable at this time

4. Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2760 Subject and correspondence files; published Sir Earle Page Memorial Orations/Lectures 1961 - 2003 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available
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New South Wales

(see also, "Politicians and Political Parties" in the CSU Regional Archives' Regional Records Collection)

1. National Party of Australia - New South Wales

[Australian Country Party / National Country Party / National Party of Australia]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2615

Conference agendas, resolutions and business papers (Victoria); financial records; New States Royal Commissions; campaign files; subject files; promotional material and ephemera; sound recordings, VHS cassettes, and photographs.

1925 - 2001 7 boxes OPEN to public access Accession list is available
PG 2904

Head Office records

[unprocessed]

n.d. 45 boxes;
1 large box;
4 un-boxed items
CLOSED to public access An accession list is unavailable at this time
PG 2936

Head Office records

[unprocessed]

n.d. [13.60m] CLOSED to public access An accession list is unavailable at this time

2. Parliamentary National Party of New South Wales

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2616

Party Room meeting minutes; rough minutes; correspondence tabled at meetings; Whips' correspondence and subject files; financial records; Whip's account files; bank records; unfiled correspondence; dinner menus; newspaper clippings; realia; and photographs

1932 - 1999

8 boxes;
1 large box

Party Room minutes less than 30 years old are RESTRICTED.

All other items are OPEN to public access.
Accession list is available

3. Bungendore Branch

[Australian Country Party / National Country Party / National Party of Australia]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2869 Minute book 1964 - 1986 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available

4. Koorawatha Branch

[Australian Country Party]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2618 Minute books; financial records; miscellaneous records; and realia 1927 - 1955 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available

5. David Brownhill

[National Party Senator for NSW, 1984-2000]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2684 Subject and correspondence files 1985 - 2003 9 large boxes CLOSED to public access An accession list is unavailable at this time
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Northern Territory

1. Bernard Francis Kilgariff

[National Country Party Senator for Northern Territory, 1975-1987]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2619 Publications 1975 - 2007 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available
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Queensland

1. National Party of Australia - Queensland

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2853 Head Office records

[unprocessed]
n.d.   CLOSED to public access An accession list is unavailable at this time
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Victoria

1. National Party of Australia - Victoria

[Victorian Farmers' Union / Victorian Country Party / Primary Producers' Union / Country Progressive Party]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2694

Central Council minutes including Executive and miscellaneous committee minutes; conference minutes and annotated business papers; constitutions and rules; official reports; platforms and policy; membership lists; campaign records; branch records; financial records; correspondence; newsletters; Women's Section records; Young Country / National Party records; Party histories; Countryman Newspaper; and press cuttings.

[Also, unsorted photographs and audio-visual records]

1923 - 2004

53 boxes;
1 large box;
5 un-boxed items

[3.5m unsorted shelves of items]

OPEN to public access Accession list is available

2. Benalla Branch

[United Country Party / Australian National Country Party]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2728 Minute books 1959 - 1977 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available

3. Gippsland Branches: Bairnsdale, Bruthen, and Wy Yung branches

[Victorian Farmers' Union / Victorian Country Party / United Country Party / Australian National Country Party]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2775 Minute books; letter books; financial registers; scrap books 1917 - 1976 2 boxes OPEN to public access Accession list is available

4. Goorambat Branch

[Victorian Farmers' Union / Victorian Country Party / United Country Party]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2723 Minute book 1919 - 1945 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available

5. Northern Victoria Branches: Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Laanecoorie, Loddon Valley and Tarnagulla branches

[United Country Party / Victorian Country Party / Australian National Country Party / National Party of Australia]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2776 Minute books; financial registers 1948 - 1997 1 box OPEN to public access Accession list is available

6. Laurence William Neal

[National Country Party Senator for Victoria, 1980-1981]

Collection Reference Record Series Date Range of Records Size of Collection Access Restrictions Collection List
PG 2617 Subject and correspondence files; publications 1978 - 1981 3 boxes OPEN to public access Accession list is available
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