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Victoria - Archival Collection

Samuel MacMahon Wadham Papers (1926 - 1969)

From
1926
To
1969
Website
https://archives.library.unimelb.edu.au/nodes/view/64215
Reference No
1964.0014
Legal Status
University of Melbourne Archives Reference Number

The Samuel MacMahon Wadham Papers are held at University of Melbourne Archives. Samuel Wadham (1891-1972) came to Australia in 1926, to take up the position of Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne. Throughout his life, Wadham was involved with a wide range of scientific and community organisations, particularly in rural Victoria, including the Northcote Farm School and Tally Ho Boys' Training Farm.

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Records

Samuel Wadham, Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, was involved with a wide range of scientific and community organisations, particularly in rural Victoria, including the Northcote Farm School and Tally Ho Boys' Training Farm.

Northcote Farm School

In Series 9 Subject Files, there are records relating to the Northcote Farm dated from around 1943 to 1970. Wadham presumably collected these records in the course of his involvement with the Northcote Farm as one of its Australian 'trustees'. The records include reports prepared for the information of Trustees, about the Northcote Farm, its operations and its students, and memoranda prepared for meetings of the Australian Trustees. There are copies of publications, Principal's reports, photographs, maps, correspondence, school records, and other records that have information about children and staff at Northcote Farm.

For more information, see the listings for:
Box 81 (1949-1949)
Box 82 (1955-1960)
Box 83 (1961-1970)

Tally Ho Boys' Training Farm

The Wadham Papers also contain some records relating to Tally Ho. In Box 116, 9/87 there is one folder containing records including correspondence, reports and accounts, dated 1931 to 1932.

Finding Aids

There is a finding aid and comprehensive listing of the contents of this collection, available online on the University of Melbourne Archives website.

Related Organisations

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Guide to the Papers of Samuel MacMahon Wadham (1891-1972)', in University of Melbourne Archives, The University of Melbourne, http://gallery.its.unimelb.edu.au/imu/imu.php?request=multimedia&irn=12766.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill