- 2002-2008 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
21 boxes, 5 parcels.
Name of creator
Elaine Smith played a major role coordinating support for and communication with asylum seekers detained in Nauru by the Australian Government in the years following the 2001 Tampa incident. Beginning in 2002 she and her husband Geoff Smith corresponded with hundreds of detainees and lobbied Australian politicians, government agencies and community organisations on their behalf. She was a member of Rural Australians for Refugees.
Name of creator
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 2002-2008
Collection alternatively titled as: Elaine Smith Collection.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Correspondence and photographs from asylum seekers detained in Nauru; letters to asylum seekers, supporters, politicians and government agencies; newspaper cuttings, media commentary and reports; embroidery; publications and ephemera; artworks by asylum seekers.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access requires application to the Fryer Librarian. Access to compact discs in box 18 via library equipment only; material not to be copied or communicated electronically. Reproduction of letters and photographs not permitted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Some correspondence in Farsi or Dari (Arabic script).
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Alma MMS ID
Place access points
Name access points
- Smith, Elaine (Subject)
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.