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Collection number PR83/027
ID number RCDIG0000402
Title Letters and papers of George Shaw, 1915-1979
Record type File
Item count 17
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Letters
Maker Shaw, George Duncan
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1915-1979
Physical description 81 Image/s captured
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Description

Copies of letters and papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant George Shaw, 28th Battalion. The letters and papers detail Lieutenant Shaw's experiences at Gallipoli, particularly the events leading up the evacuation of the peninsula in December 1915. Many of the later letters recount, in detail, his return visits to Gallipoli and his reflections whilst visiting familiar places, such as Russell's Top. Also included are several transcripts from ABC Tevelvision interviews with Lieutenant Shaw. The letters and papers date from between 1915 and 7 February 1979, the date the copies were made is unknown.
File contains:
Photocopy of embarkation orders given by Captain C.H. Howard, 20th Battalion, c. 1915;
Photocopy of embarkation table, first and second night, for the 20th Btn, 5th Bde, A.I.F., Anzac, 17 December 1915;

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Photocopy of letter from Lieutenant George Shaw to Mother, 16 January 1916;
Photocopy of letter from Dan Anthon to 'Edgar', 10 April 1939;
Photocopy of letter from Lieutenant George Shaw, to John, 1959;
Photocopy of letter from A.H. Edmonds to Lieutenant George Shaw, 14 April, 1963;
Photocopy of newspaper clipping, 'Last Days on Gallipoli: They fooled the Turks', Sunday Times, 19 April 1963;
Photocopy of letter from A.H. Edmonds to Lieutenant George Shaw, 5 May 1963;
Photocopy of letter from A.H. Edmonds to Lieutenant George Shaw, 28 May 1963;
Photocopy of letter from Lieutenant George Shaw to Mr A Turner, 19 December 1964;
Photocopy of the script of 'Russells' Top' - a dramatization presented by the A.B.C., [n.d.];
Photocopy of letter to the Editor, The Sunday Times, 17 April 1965;
Photocopy of letter to 'John', [c.1972];
Photocopy of a transcript of 'The Evacuation of Gallipoli', a talk for the ABC, 27 April 1972;
Photocopy of letter to 'John', [c.1975];
Photocopy of letter from Lieutenant George Shaw to Mr. Stuart Sayers and Mrs. Patsy Adams-Smith, 3 February 1979;
Photocopy of letter from Stuart Sayers to Lieutenant George Shaw, 7 February 1979.

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