Collection UQFL664 - Ross Gwyther Papers

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Ross Gwyther Papers


  • 1964-1996 (Creation)

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4 boxes

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Biographical history

A graduate of The University of Queensland, Ross Gwyther had a long career as a geophysicist at the University and the CSIRO, followed by ten years as an organiser with the National Tertiary Education Union. He retired in 2013. He has been actively involved in the labour, environment and peace movements for over 50 years. He was a founding committee member of both the Anti-Uranium Campaign in Brisbane in 1976, and People for Nuclear Disarmament in 1983. Since then, he has played prominent roles in the campaign groups Just Peace and the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network. He has also served on the management committee of the Brisbane Labour History Association, and with the retired trade unionists' group, Vintage Reds.

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Ross Gwyther.

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Minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership lists and ephemera of People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND), with particular emphasis on PND groups in Brisbane; documents relating to other peace and anti-nuclear organisations in the 1980s and 1990s; media reports and articles relating to the nuclear industry and the anti-nuclear movement

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System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series: PND administration; PND campaigns and public activities; PND ephemera; media reports and articles; and kindred peace organisations. In each series, the titles of the files have been transcribed from the titles of the original folders.

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Unrestricted access.

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In copyright. May be reproduced for personal research and study. For other uses see About copyright. Please attribute the Fryer Library.

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  • English

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Related material can be found at FVF307 People for Nuclear Disarmament Ephemera

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Created, JR, 15-Dec-2023




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  • Box: UQFL664 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL664 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL664 Box 3
  • Box: UQFL664 Box 4