Stanner, William Edward Hanley

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Accession Number PR00534
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 2cm
Object type Diary, Letters, Papers, Photograph
Maker Stanner, William Edward Hanley
Date made 1942-1974
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 95/0242
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Transcript of personal diary covering the period 19 July to 16 October 1942, providing an insight into Stanner's objectives for NAOU, selection and deployment of personnel, transport and equipment difficulties, and his assessment of the defensive situation in Northern Australia, particularly in the Broome area.(Transcribed by Dr A. Vane) Also includes: post-war correspondence regarding a war-time incident in Borneo; 15 photographs relating to Australians in Borneo during the Second World War; official records relating to Japanese occupation of Borneo in 1942 and their surrender in 1945; and the Australian military's contribution to legal administration of Borneo, after the surrrender, on behalf of the British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit (BBCAU). Stanner was a member of the BBCAU.