- [19--]-[196-] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
119 boxes and parcels, approx. 3000 items.
Name of creator
Father Hayes was born in 1889 at Frederickton, New South Wales, and began book collecting at age seven. He commenced studies for the priesthood at St Columbia's College, Springwood, in 1911 and was ordained after further study at St Patrick's, Manly, in 1918. Over the course of 70 years he amassed one of the greatest collections of Australiana, including more than 25,000 volumes, 30,000 manuscript items, 1,500 Indigenous artefacts, maps, stamps, coins, weapons, geological specimens, cattle bells, and a variety of other material. On 19 - 20 October 1967 a convoy of removal trucks transported eighty large crates and 400 cartons of material to The University of Queensland Library at St Lucia, doubling its holdings on Australian subjects and effectively putting the Library on the map as an institution capable of supporting high-level research in Australian studies -- excerpted from Found in Fryer.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, [19--]-[196-]
Collection alternatively titled as: Father Edward Leo Hayes Collection.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Acquired from Father Leo Hayes.
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Scope and content
Collected correspondence and manuscript material on literary and historical matters, mostly in Queensland and New South Wales. Also personal papers of Father Hayes, relating to his activities as parish priest; bookplates, photographs, realia.
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Arranged into series and files by library processing staff.
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Print inventories available:
(1) The venerable archdeacon Edward Leo Hayes collection, [compiled by S.J. Page] (Brisbane; s.n., 1970)
(2) Catalogue of manuscripts from the Hayes Collection in the University of Queensland Library, edited by Margaret Brenan, Marianne Ehrhardt and Carol Hetherington (St. Lucia: University of Queensland Library, 1976).
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Aird, Michael; Mapar, Mandana; & Memmott, Paul (2015). Wild Australia : Meston's Wild Australia Show 1892-1893. University of Queensland Anthropology Museum, St. Lucia, Qld
Bellanta, M. (2014). 'Bury Me Deep Down Below: Masculine Sentimentality on the Turn-of-the-Century Australian Frontier', Outskirts, 31.
Clements, Gail. 'Colonial science: F. M. Bailey and the proposed supplement to Flora Australiensis', Historical Records of Australian Science, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1998: 149-162.
Holland, Alison (2015). Just relations : the story of Mary Bennett's crusade for Aboriginal rights. UWA Publishing, Crawley, Western Australia
Lydon, Jane (2016). Photography, humanitarianism, empire. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Lydon, Jane (2014). 'The Bloody Skirt of Settlement: Arthur Vogan and Anti-Slavery in 1890s Australia', Australian Historical Studies, 45:1, 46-70
McConnel, Katherine (2002). 'The people's stories: Queensland and Federation'. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2002: 161-169. Cultural Heritage Series.
Strauss, Jennifer (1997). 'Un/ Australian activities: Mary Gilmore's versions from the Spanish', Australian Literary Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, Oct 1997: 156-164.
This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.
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Name access points
- Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967 (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Revised, BS, 9-Dec-2021
Revised, AM, 27-May-2020.
Revised, AM, 31-Mar-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.