Collection UQFL86 - Papers relating to the Medical Section of the Allied Works Council, Civil Construction

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Reference code

UQFL86

Title

Papers relating to the Medical Section of the Allied Works Council, Civil Construction

Date(s)

  • 1942-1945. (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 box.

Context area

Name of creator

(1881-1964)

Biographical history

Dr Hereward Kesteven was a physician and medical scientist. Born in Fiji, his family migrated to Australia when he was very young, and he was educated at the University of Sydney.
During his life, he moved frequently between Sydney and Queensland, working in varied fields and exploring his passion for zoology with honorary roles at the Australian Museum. Between 1942 and 1946 he was director of medical services for the Allied Works Council (AWC), with particular responsibility for the Civil Construction Corps, the area of the AWC established to build defence infrastructure for Australian, U.S. and British forces in Australia during World War II. He died in Brighton, Queensland in 1964.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Researched the history of the Allied Works Council and the Civil Construction Corps.

Name of creator

(1942-1945)

Administrative history

Established in February 1942, the Allied Works Council was responsible for carrying out any works required by the Allied Forces in Australia during the Second World War. This included providing any equipment, materials or workmen required to carry out these works. -- from Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Archival history

Items 1 and 18-20 were inserted in the collection by Marcus Ahrens who was researching the history of the Allied Works Council and the Civil Construction Corps.
Collection previously titled as: Papers relating to the Medical Section of the Allied Works Council, Civil Construction Corps, 1942-1945
Collection alternatively titled as: Harold Leighton Kesteven Collection.

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Scope and content

Typescripts and photocopies. Correspondence; history of the Civil Construction Corps; Allied Works Council reports 1943-1945; Inquiry under the national security regulations into certain allegations concerning the administration of the Allied Works Council report; miscellaneous material such as minutes, staff lists, menus, etc.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of copies

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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