The David Scott Collection : Part of the Brotherhood of St Laurence ArchivePublication details: Melbourne. Brotherhood of St Laurence. Social Policy Library 2019Description: 63 p. PDFSubject(s): Online Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
Archival work completed by E-Scholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne
Collection Overview The David Scott collection is housed in the Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Policy Library in Fitzroy, Victoria. David Scott was a director of the Brotherhood, a socially progressive community icon, and a key figure in the history of community organisations and social advocacy in Australia. The collection contains a large and diverse set of records spanning from 1930 to 2011. Assembled by Scott when preparing his biography, it offers crucial insights into Scott’s early life and his role in various Australian and international organisations, government agencies and political movements.
Arrangement The collection has been arranged into the following 5 categories (Series): Series 1: The Early Years (pp. 3 - 5) Series 2: Social Work & Community Development (pp. 6 - 22) Series 3: East Timor (pp. 23 - 26) Series 4: Post-Brotherhood Life, Professional Work and Activism (pp. 27 - 50) Series 5: Scott’s Biography & General Topics (pp. 51 - 63)
The full listing of items contained within each Series is accessible via the electronic link attached to record
Series 1: The Early Years (pp. 3 - 5) This Series contains a diverse set of published and unpublished papers, photographs, negatives, audio-visual records and other assorted materials ranging from 1942 to 2004. These records mainly relate to David Scott’s activities between 1942 and 1951 including his naval service aboard HMAS Arunta, his work on the Norwegian freight vessel Tricolor and his travels around Europe. Some inventory items in this series may also include material relating other topics. Key topics include: ANZAC Day; David Scott; Europe; Kamikaze; Naval service; Travel; World War Two. Key words include: "Beyond Bans: Australia, Malaysia and Sarawak Rainforests"; Australia Labor Party; Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC); Australian War Memorial; Australians at War Film Archive; Battle of Leyte Gulf; British Broadcasting Commission (BBC); Brotherhood St Laurence; Brunswick-Richmond Powerline Commissioner for the Environment; Dare-es-Salaam; David Scott; Douglas MacArthur; Eric Ebbutt; Ernie Jamieson; Europe; HMAS Armidale; HMAS Arunta; HMAS Arunta II; HMAS Australia; HMAS Culgoa; HMAS Shropshire; HMAS Voyager; Hume family; IP Buckle; John Allerton; Joshua Slocum; JR Smith; JW Allerton; Leyte Gulf; O.D. Leggatt; Philippines; State Electricity Commission of Victoria; Surigao Strait; "Tricolor"
Series 2: Social Work & Community Development (pp. 6 - 22) This Series contains a large and diverse selection of published and unpublished papers relating to David Scott’s work with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Community Aid Abroad (1952-1979) and other welfare agencies such as the Australian Council of Social Service and the International Council for Social Welfare (from 1952 onwards). The records date from 1952 to 2010. Some inventory items in this series may also include material relating other topics. Key topics include: Aboriginal issues; aged care; alcoholism; architecture; child abuse; class; clergy; climate change; community development; corruption; counselling; development; emergency aid; employment; families; flogging; foreign policy; foster care; gerontology; green revolution; housing; leprosy; migrants; neo-colonialism; pensions; play centres; population; poverty; recreation; rent; retirement; slum clearance; social work; sociology; tertiary education; Third World; unemployment; universal income; urban studies; voluntary agencies; voluntary agencies; voluntary associations; welfare; youth. Key words include: "Australian Society" (magazine); "Dissent" (journal); "Jobs for all"; "The Bridge" newsletter; 3AW; 3KZ; Action Resource Centre; Adam Graycar; Adelaide University; Allan Jordan; Andrew Burbidge; Apex; Asia; Australia and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science; Australian Association of Social Workers; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Australian Council for Overseas Aid; Australian Council of Churches; Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations; Australian Council of Social Service; Australian Council of Trade Unions; Australian Democrats; Australian Labor Party; Baba Amte; Bob Hawke; Bob Webb; Bombay; Brighton; Brotherhood Action (magazine); Brotherhood of St Laurence; Calcutta; Canberra; Carrum Downs; Community Aid Abroad; Connie Benn; Coolibah Centre; David Biles; David Scott; David Smith; Diana Scott; Dick Wootton; Don Chipp; Don Grimes; Down to Earth Confest; East Timor; Ecumenical Migration Centre; Faith Singh; Faith Thompson; Fitzroy Residents Association; Freedom from Hunger Campaign; G.K. Tucker; Geelong; Geneva; Geoff Handbury; Geoffrey Sambell; Gandhi; Gulf War; Harold Shaw; Helen Handbury; Helsinki; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; International Council on Social Welfare; Israel; Jaipur; Japan; Jerusalem; Jim Cairns; Jim Webb; John de Hoog; John Handfield; John Singh; John Thornton; Kathmandu; Kyoto; La Trobe University; Lois Bryson; Lucinda Horrocks; MacRobertson Girls High School; Mal Logan; Melbourne University Labor Club; Michael Henry; Michael Jones; M.J. Stockdale; Monash University; Montreal; Museum of Australia; Nairobi; Narmada Dam; New Dehli; New York City; Norman Banks; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Pensioners little budget campaign; P.J. Hollingworth; Pokhara; Port Moresby; Professor Burt; Puerto Rico; Robert Birrell; Rome; Ronald Joseph Ryan; Rotary; Ruby Canham; Rupert Myers; Sachit Datta Roy; Senator Wheeldon; South Africa; South East Asia; Sugata Dasgupta; Tanya Birrell; Tokyo; Tom Leggatt; Trade Action; United Nations; University of Melbourne; University of New South Wales Social Welfare Research Centre Advisory Committee; Vance Dickie; Victorian Council of Social Service; Vienna; Vietnam; Winsome McCaughey; Young Christian Workers; Young Liberal Movement of Victoria.
Series 3: East Timor (pp. 23 - 26) This Series contains a diverse set of materials including correspondence, manuscripts, publications, digitised images and other records relating to David Scott’s involvement with East Timor. The records span the period from 1974 to 2008. Some inventory items in this series may also include material relating other topics. Key topics include: East Timor; capitalism; morality; socialism. Key words include: Chris Santos; D. Alberto Ricardo Da Silva; D. Basilio do Nascimento; D. Scott; David Scott; Dili; East Timor; Frank Graham Little; Gough Whitlam; Indonesia; International Council on Social Welfare; Jack Davis; John Miller; Mari Alkatiri; Mark Raper; Pat Walsh; Raimond Gaita; Red Cross; Timor-Leste; Xanana Gusmao.
Series 4: Post-Brotherhood Life, Professional Work and Activism (pp. 27 - 50) This Series contains a large and diverse set of published and unpublished papers, photographs, negatives and slides spanning from 1962 to 2011. The records relate to David Scott’s life, career and activism after his employment with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Community Aid Abroad concluded. It includes records relating to Scott’s professional work with “Australian Society” magazine (which later became “Modern Times”); the Land Conservation Council of Victoria and other government agencies and committees. Records also relate to his activist work on Malaysian rainforests, the “People Together” project, the republic constitutional convention and other issues. Some inventory items in this series may also include material relating other topics. Key topics include: Asylum seekers; capitalism; climate change; conservation; ecumenical housing; electricity; employment; global warming; globalisation; inequality; job creation; logging; media ownership; mental health; poverty; rural decline; social justice; tax; textile, clothing and footwear industry; unemployment; universal income; welfare; wilderness; youth. Key words include: "Australian Society" (magazine); "Beyond bans: Australia, Malaysia and Sarawak rainforests"; "Habitat" (magazine);"Jobless Action"; "Jobs for All"; "Participation through consultation"; "Real Republic"; A. McCutcheon; A.J. Ayers; Aborigines' Advancement League; Adam Graycar; Allan MacDonald; Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); Australian Conservation Foundation; Australian Council of Social Service; Australian Council of Social Service; Australian Council of Social Service; Australian Institute of Public Administration; Australians at War Film Archive; David Scott.
Series 5: Scott’s Biography & General Topics (pp. 51 - 63) This Series contains a large and diverse selection of mainly published and unpublished papers, with some digital files (including documents, audio files and images) stored on compact disc (CD) and digital video disc (DVD). These records range from 1930 to 2010. They include references, draft writing, notes and other records related to Scott’s biography. It also records which relate to various topics and time periods and therefore do not fit neatly into one of the five series in this archive. Key topics include: Capitalism; global warming; globalisation; housing; income distribution; poverty; privatisation; social justice; social policy; voluntary agencies; welfare; youth. Key words include: "Australian Society" (magazine); "Brotherhood Action"; "Brotherhood News"; "Dissent" (journal); "Don't mourn for me - organise"; "People Together"; "Promise the Children: Action on Child Poverty" (campaign); Aborigines Advancement League; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Australian Council of Social Service; Australian Council of Social Service; Baba Amte; Beefsteak Club; "Beyond Bans: Australia, Malaysia and Sarawak Rainforests"; Bob Hawke; Brotherhood of St Laurence; Caroline Scott; Communist Party of Australia; Community Aid Abroad; Connie Benn; David McKnight; David Nichols; David Scott; Diana Scott; East Timor; Fabian Society; G.K. Tucker; Hayden Raysmith; Hephzibah Menuhin; Hephzibah Menuhin; Herb Feith; Herbert Gans; HMAS Arunta; HMAS Arunta; Hong Kong; Hugh Stretton; India; Iraq War; Jan Bartlett; John Handfield; John Murphy; John Sendy; Kuala Lumpur; Lea Jellinek; Lucinda Horrocks; M.I. Logan; Martin Rein; Melbourne Grammar School; Mike Salvaris; National Library of Australia; Oxfam; Pensioner campaign; Peter Hollingworth; Radio 3CR; Richard Tanter; RMIT University; Robert Tait; Rupert Murdoch; Sarawak; V. D'Cruz;Very Fast Train; Victoria Police Inquiry; World War Two.