Speeches, addresses, and other papers written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and others, 1919-1920

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Accession Number RCDIG0000076
Collection number 3DRL/3376 10/2
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 21
Object type Papers
Physical description 160 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Unknown
Various
Date made 1919-1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

This folder contains 25 speeches, addresses, and other papers written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and others between December 1919 and October 1920, on the occasion of his visit to Australia with his wife, Lady Janetta Birdwood, and his daughter, Judith Birdwood. The battalions, VC winners, and officers originating from each state receive attention in some of the addresses given by Birdwood. Other topics discussed include the landing at
Gallipoli, the loneliness and correspondence of the men, the establishment of a capital city, federal elections, the work of philanthropic organisations, soldier settlement, repatriation, training schemes, housing, and the welcome he received to Australia.
This file contains:
Address titled, "Fremantle" written by Birdwood, c. 18 December 1919
Address given by Birdwood to the Returned Soldiers Association, Perth, c.1919
Address given by Birdwood to the Returned Soldiers Association, Perth, c.1919 [draft]
Address titled, "Mr Premier, Mr Mayor and Citizens of Perth", given by Birdwood, c. December 1919 [carbon copy with annotations by Birdwood]
Address titled, "Perth", given by Birdwood, c. December 1919 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
"The Pelicans: Minutes of Meeting and Dinner held at the house of Pelican R Henderson Smith, Cottesloe Beach. January 11 1920"
Speech notes for an address given by Birdwood about the 16th, 48th and 51st Battalions, c. December 1919 – January 1920
Address given to the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, c. 20 January 1920 [draft with annotations]
Extract from address given by Birdwood to the Federal Government Reception, c. 20 January 1920
Address titled, "Federal Government Reception" written by Birdwood, c.20 January 1920 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
Extract from address given by Birdwood at the Commonwealth Government Official Reception, 21 January 1920
Extract from address given by Birdwood at the Commonwealth Government Official Reception, 21 January 1920 [duplicate - not scanned]
Notes taken about a speech given by Birdwood at the Naval and Military Club, Melbourne, c. January 1920 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
Address titled "Tasmania" written by Birdwood, c. 1 February 1920 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
Address given by Birdwood in South Australia, c. March 1920 [draft including annotations by Birdwood]
"4th Military District" - notes about officers from South Australia compiled by Birdwood, c.March 1920 [includes annotations]
Address titled "Lord Mayor Adelaide" written by Birdwood, c.March 1920 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
Text of address given by Birdwood about repatriation, 6 April 1920
Address given by Birdwood in New South Wales, c. April-May 1920 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
Notes about officers from New South Wales gathered for New South Wales address given by Birdwood, c.April-May 1920 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
Notes about colonels from New South Wales gathered for New South Wales address given by Birdwood, c.April-May 1920 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
Text of address given by Birdwood in Queensland, c. May 1920
Address written by Birdwood for the Australian Red Cross Society, c.1920 [draft including annotations by Birdwood]
Notes recorded by Birdwood about VC winners for an address, c.1920
Notes recorded by Birdwood for a speech, c.1920 [recorded on an envelope from the Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand]
Address given by Birdwood upon return to England, c. 1920
Speech by General Sir W R Birdwood, c.1920 [printed copy of speech given following return to England]
Speech by General Sir W R Birdwood, c.1920 [printed copy of speech given following return to England - duplicate not scanned]