Series 12 - Australian Conservation Foundation


Date Range1964 - 1981
Quantity75.8 cm, 36 files
ProvenanceAlfred Dunbavin Butcher
Description

This series mostly contains documents produced through the work of the Australian Conservation Foundation and its councillors and supporters. Papers in this series include minutes, agenda papers, notices of meetings, discussion papers, financial statements, articles and conference papers, newsletters, planning documents, correspondence (official communications with the Australian Conservation Foundation staff and council members) and memoranda.

This series contains a considerable body of correspondence relating to the formation of the Australian Conservation Foundation (1964-1967), as well as to the "takeover" of the Australian Conservation Foundation by more radical members associated with the Save Lake Pedder Committee (1972-1973). This latter event led to the resignation of a number of members of the Australian Conservation Foundation, including Alfred Dunbavin Butcher. Other people involved in the Australian Conservation Foundation with Alfred Butcher included Francis Ratcliffe, S.Bailieu Myer, J.G. Mosley, R.D. Piesse, Donald McMichael, R.D. Malcomson, Sir Garfield Barwick, R.G. Downes, J.S. Turner, C.Warren Bonython, Doug Dorward, John Blanch, and Prince Philip.

Much early material was produced prior to the formation of the Australian Conservation Foundation in 1964, for example the Working Committee which functioned until 1965, when the Council was established.

This series also includes drafts and finished publications of "Newsletter" (originally "News Letter"), "Viewpoints", and Australian Conservation Foundation "Occasional Papers". It also includes handwritten notes by Alfred Dunbavin Butcher.


Inventory Listing

12-1 Membership lists, Committee Resource Notes, Correspondence from First Executive Committee Meeting (1965) to Eighth Meeting (1967) and Other Records

Documents include Minutes of Executive Committee, Agenda papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, short papers Letter to the Editors of all major Australian newspapers, correspondence, Memorandum to Members of Executive Committee, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, Memorandum to all members, Draft of Brochure for Enclosure with Appeal Letter.

Correspondence on topics including finance, organisational planning, membership drive, publications, policy, North Queensland tropics, Cape Barren Goose, IUCN Permanent Commission on Legislation and Administration, funding to Professor J.S. Turner and Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Commonwealth Grants, Tax Deducability, Conservation Foundation (United States), fund raising, appointment of staff.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1965 - 1967    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Proposals and/or Submissions
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0183 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-2 Membership lists, Committee Resource Notes, Correspondence from Ninth Executive Meeting (1967) to Twelfth Executive Meeting (1967) and Other Records

Documents include form letters, Minutes of Executive Committee, Agenda papers, list of members, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, short papers, correspondence, Memorandum to Members of Executive Committee, Statement of Reciepts and Payments.

Correspondence on topics including finance, gifts of land to Australian Conservation Foundation, organisational planning, membership drive, publications, public relations, policy, North Queensland tropics, management of water catchments, staff issues, Norfolk Island, appeal for help from Burnie Field Naturalist Club, Tropical Rain Forest Preservation Committee, Australian Conservation Foundation grant to Victorian Nature Conservation Survey.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1967    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Proposals and/or Submissions
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0184 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-3 Minutes of First Annual General Meeting (1967) and Other Records

Documents include papers from 13th Exec. Committee meeting (1969), papers of 2nd meeting of Council (1967), 15th and 16th Exec. Committee (1968), form letters, Minutes of Executive Committee, Minutes of Annual General Meeting, Minutes of Committees, News Letter, Agenda papers, list of members, Notes for Members of Council, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, short papers, correspondence, Memorandum to Members of Executive Committee, "National Parks and Equivalent Reserves in Australia" by J.G. Mosley, "Australian Conservation Foundation Report on topics including The Conservation of Norfolk Island" by J.S. Turner, C.N. Smithers & R.D Hoogland.

Correspondence on topics including finance, limestone mining on Great Barrier Reef, establishment of Sydney office, organisational planning, fundraising drive, publications, staff issues, Lake Pedder, appointments to Executive/Council, Norfolk Island, Cape Barren Goose, member bodies.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1967 - 1968    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Diagrams, Drafts, Ephemera, Maps, Minutes and Agendas and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0185 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-4 Australia - National Parks and Equivalent Reserves - by J.G. Mosley, and Other Records

Documents include form letters, Minutes of Executive Committee, Minutes of Annual General Meeting, Minutes of Committees, Newsletter, Agenda papers, applications for position of Director, Statement of Payments, Notes for Members of Council, Details of Cheques Issued, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, "Australia - National Parks and Equivalent Reserves" by J.G. Mosley for Australian Conservation Foundation, "Conservation and Australia" by Francis N. Ratcliffe for Australian Conservation Foundation, correspondence, Memorandum to Members of Executive Committee.

Correspondence on topics including appointment of Director, pulications, finances, membership, financial assistance to National Parks Association of NSW & National Parks Authority of Victoria, purchase of land adjacent to Albert Park National Park, Coolong Caves Reserve, kangaroo and wombat reserves, Great Barrier Reef.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1967    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Maps, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Proposals and/or Submissions
Inventory Identifier BUTCB0280 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-5 Broad Objectives 1973-74, and Other Records

Documents include Australian Conservation Foundation papers for seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth Executive Committee meetings (1968), 1967 map of National Parks and Reserves, Minutes of third Council Meeting (1968), form letters, Minutes of Committees, "Broad Objectives 1973-74", Statement of Reciepts and Payments, Notes for Working Committee Australian Conservation Foundation, Agenda papers, Statement of Payments, Notes for Members of Council, Draft Constitution, Australian Conservation Foundation - Provisional Council, talks by Francis Ratciffe, Memoranda to Executive & to Councillors, Notes for Members of Executive Committee.

Correspondence on topics including publications, finances, membership, esablishment of a national body to deal with conservation (1964).

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1964 - 1974    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Maps, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and CV
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0186 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-6 Papers Regarding Genesis of Australian Conservation Foundation and Other Records

1968 Australian Conservation Foundation correspondence, papers re genesis of Australian Conservation Foundation, 1964-1965 including papers for Working Committee, draft Constitution, Francis Ratcliffe papers.

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Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1964 - 1968    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0187 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-7 Early Australian Conservation Foundation Working Papers and Other Records

Documents include early Australian Conservation Foundation working papers including 1st meeting of Provisional Council (1964), minutes of Committees, Notes for Working Committee Australian Conservation Foundation, Agenda papers, Statement of Payments, Notes for Members of Council, Draft Constitution, Constitution, Agenda for Working Committee, Confidential memoranda, talks by Francis Ratciffe, Memoranda to Executive & to Councillors, "Training and education in conservation" by E.D.F. Bird, Notes for Chairman, Notes for Members of Executive Committee.

Correspondence on topics including structure. of the organisation, dealings with "Men of the Land", Cape Barren Goose, publications, cooperating with Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, temporary offices, staffing matters, tax deductability, finances, field guide for bird identification, policy.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1964 - 1965    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda and Minutes and Agendas
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0189 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-8 Draft Constitution, Constitution and Other Records

Documents include papers from 4th Exec. Committee (1966), informal meeting of Victorian Members' Executive (1966), minutes of Committees, Agenda papers, Statement of Payments, Notes for Members of Council, Draft Constitution, Constitution, Agenda for Working Committee, Progress Report no. 1 for Members of Council, Memoranda to Executive & to Councillors, booklet of Australian Conservation Foundation.

Correspondence on topics including tax deductability, committee structure, fundraising campaign, publications, staffing matters, role of executive, Kosciusko State Park.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1966    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda and Minutes and Agendas
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0190 Box Number 51 Series 12
12-9 South-West Tasmania Furthur Appreciation of Events and Nature Conservation Needs, by J.G. Mosley, and Other Records

Documents include Minutes of Committees, Minutes of Council, Agenda papers, Statement of Receipts and Payments, Notes for Members of Council, Draft Constitution, Constitution, Agenda for Working Committee, Progress Report no. 1 for Members of Council, Results of Council Elections, "South-West Tasmania furthur appreciation of events and nature. conservation needs" by J.G. Mosley, "The Cape Barren Goose" booklet, Memoranda to Executive & to Councillors, draft article by Francis Ratcliffe, "The Future of the Reef" by Donald F. McMichael, "The Conservation of Animals and Plants" by Donald F. McMichael, Papers Presented at "Caring for Queensland" symposium, booklet of Australian Conservation Foundation,

Also correspondence including large volume with Francis Ratcliffe. Topics of correspondence include sponsors, Myer Foundation support, superannuation, Lake Pedder, state organisation, council elections, kangaroo conservation, appointment of new Director, Cape Barren Goose, Great Barrier Reef, Director's visit to New Zealand, publications, financial grants for publications and research.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1967 - 1968    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Journals
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0191 Box Number 52 Series 12
12-10 The Australian Conservation Foundation - What it is and What its Aims are - by Alfred Dunbavin Butcher, and Other Records

Documents include notices to members, Executive Committee Members, membership lists, "The Australian Conservation Foundation What it is and what its aims are" by Alfred Dunbavin Butcher, News Letter, correspondence, short discussion papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, application form, evidence given by J.G. Mosley to Select Committee of Legislative Council on Gordon River Power Development.

Correspondence on topics including promotion of Australian Conservation Foundation in South Australia, Norfolk Island, kangaroo conservation, membership drive, Cape Barren Goose, appointment of Scientific Director, superannuation for Don McMichael, South-West Tasmania (Gordon River, Lake Pedder), waterfowl, pesticides. Correspondents include Francis Ratcliffe.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1967    Quantity 2.2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Newsletters, Loose Notes, CV and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0192 Box Number 52 Series 12
12-11 List of Member Bodies (1967) and Other Records

Documents include notices to members, Minutes of Finance and Membership Sub-Committee, List of Member Bodies (1967), Membership List, press statement, Memoranda, papers for Committee on Relations with Conservation Organisations, draft Newsletter, correspondence, membership form, short discussion papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, survey form for conservation organisations, drafts of "Conservation of Kangaroos" & "Waterfowl Conservation".

Correspondence on topics including Arthur's Seat, membership drive, finances, early fundraising efforts, role of Scientific Director, recruitment of member bodies.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1966 - 1967    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0193 Box Number 52 Series 12
12-12 1967 Report on Soil Erosion and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda for Council, Agenda for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, Newsletter, Notices to Members, media releases, Executive Papers, Memoranda, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, correspondence, membership form, short discussion papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, "Dune protection with emphasis on vegetation" by Co-ordinator-General's Department, folder of materials for 3rd AGM, "Appraisal of Fund Raising Possibilities" by National Fund Raising Council of Australia P/L, 1967 Report on Soil Erosion, 1969 Report on Symposium on Pollution.

Correspondence on topics including fundraising, membership drive, Submission to Senate Select Committee on Water Pollution, visit to Western Australia & South Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Little Desert National Park, New South Wales woodchipping, Coolong Caves limestone mining, Myall Lakes National Park, Cape Barren Goose, planning, role of secretariat.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1967 - 1969    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0194 Box Number 52 Series 12
12-13 1970 Australian Conservation Foundation Handbook and Other Records

Documents include 1970 Australian Conservation Foundation Handbook, Progress Report on 1970 Membership Drive, discussion papers, 1970, notices and Agenda for Council, form letters, Agenda for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, Newsletter, Notices to Members, Membership Drive Bulletin, Executive Papers, Memoranda, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, correspondence, membership form, short discussion papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, "Guidelines for development of tourism in harmony with the environment" by R.D. Piesse, "Handbook", "Progress report on the membership drive" by National Fund Raising Council of Australia P/L, correspondence.

Correspondence on topics including fundraising, membership drive, Great Barrier Reef, Little Desert National Park, NSW woodchipping, Coolong Caves limestone mining, Myall Lakes National Park, Cape Barren Goose, support for conservation groups, Fitzgerald River Reserve, kangaroo conservation, ban on hard detergents.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1969 - 1970    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0195 Box Number 52 Series 12
12-14 1965 Correspondence with Murray Tyrell Regarding Francis Ratcliffe and Other Records

Documents include 1965 correspondence with Murray Tyrell re Francis Ratcliffe, discussion papers, 1969 Australian Conservation Foundation newsletter, notices and Agenda for Council, Agenda for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, Minutes of Education and Training Committee, Newsletter, press statements, Notices to Members, Membership Drive Bulletin, Executive Papers, Memoranda, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, Wall Street Journal articles on split in Sierra Club, correspondence, membership form, short discussion papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee, Constitution, folder with papers for "Symposium on Pollution".

Correspondence on topics including finances, Coolong Caves limestone mining, freshwater crocodile conservation, Commonwealth grant, Brigalow National Park, conservation bodies, grazing in Kosciusko National Park, organisation of Australian conservation agencies, staffing, Macropod Reserve, organisational structure, coastal conservation.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1965 - 1969    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters, Loose Notes and Journals
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0196 Box Number 52 Series 12
12-15 Correspondence Regarding Organisation of Conservation Agencies, Establishment of the Melbourne Office, and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, Notices to Members, Minutes of Education and Training Committee, Minutes of Council, Executive Papers, Memoranda, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, correspondence, constitutional amendments, short discussion papers, Notes for Members of Executive Committee.

Correspondence on topics including organisation of conservation agencies, establishment of Melbourne office, policy guidelines for funding and priorities, Brigalow National Park, Coolong Caves, Little Desert, Albert National Park, publications, wood-chip industry, appointment of new Director, membership goals, Commonwealth grants, fundraising.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1968    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda and Minutes and Agendas
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0197 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-16 Correspondence on Topics Including Cockburn Sound and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda and Papers for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, Agenda for Scientific Committee, press statement, "Review of foundations policies, operating strategy and future. course of development", Minutes of Council, operating strategy and future. course of development", draft of "Foundation Handbook", Newsletter, radio transcript, Memoranda.

Also correspondence on topics including Cockburn Sound, strategic planning, publications, member development, South West Tasmania, Great Barrier Reef, Cape Barren Goose, Cooloola sand mining, Lake Pedder.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1969 - 1971    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports and Minutes and Agendas
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0198 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-17 Report of Sub-Committee formed to make Recommendations on Foundation Evidence to House of Representatives Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation, and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda and Papers for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, press statement, papers from 32nd and 33rd Executive Committee meetings, papers re Lake Pedder, 1971, correspondence, 1971 Calendar of Events, "Report of Sub-Committee formed to make Recommendations on Foundation Evidence to House of Representatives Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation", papers and reports of Vice-President's Working Party to Council on the Foundation's Aims and Policies, Organisation, Activities and Future. Course of Development", publications by Australian Conservation Foundation "Conservation and mining in modern Australia", "The Preservation of Diversity" by Sir Garfield Barwick and "Conservation - Selected Bibliography", "Environmental conservation and the law" by R.D. Piesse, drafts of short papers, Memoranda, Notes for Scientific Committee, Statement of Reciepts and Payments.

Correspondence on topics including national biological survey, kangaroo conservation, bush fires, formation of Ministry of Conservation, Commonwealth grant, freshwater crocodile, Pieman River dam, Fitzgerald River Reserve, publications, strategic planning, symposia, visits by C. Gordon Fredine and Raymond, F. Dasmann, Cooloola sand mining, Lake Pedder, Northern Area National Park (Northern Territory), Macquarie Island, Clutha coal mining and export, publications.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1970 - 1971    Quantity 2.2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters, Loose Notes and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0279 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-18 Papers About Formation of the Scientific Committee of the Australian Conservation Foundation, 1971, and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda and Papers for Executive Committee (March to May 1971), Minutes of Executive Committee, draft of "Conservation and Mining", Newsletter, press statement, Memoranda, symposia programmes, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, Guidelines for the formation of Regional Chapters for the purpose of Local Organization and Activities of the Foundation, form letter, Statement of Evidence Submitted to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation by Mr Richard David Piesse, "The Commercial Hunting of Kangaroos" by Francis Ratcliffe, Minutes for Scientific Committee, Australian Conservation Foundation brochure. "Conservation Education", material on formation of the Scientific Committee of the Australian Conservation Foundation, 1971.

Correspondence on topics including National Study Conference on Conservation, coastal conservation, publications, Northern Area National Park, Mt Etna Caves, proposed Mt William Reserve, Lake Pedder, Coolong mining, "debacle" surrounding election of new Councillors in 1973 .

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1971 - 1973    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0280 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-19 1968-1969 Australian Conservation Foundation Annual Report and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda and Papers for Executive Committee, Minutes of Executive Committee, press statement, Minutes of Council, Agenda for Publicity Committee, Annual Report, Newsletter, Memoranda, symposia programmes, Statement of Reciepts and Payaments, 1968-1969 Australian Conservation Foundation Annual Report.

Correspondence on topics including Hamersley Range National Park, Kakadu National Park, Cooloola mining, visit of Roeluf J. Benthem, fundraising appeal, Myall Lakes National Park, Great Barrier Reef Symposium, finances, publications, membership, Norfolk Island, kangaroo conservation, Cape Barren Goose, Murray Waters Symposium, employment of education officer.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1969 - 1972    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Newsletters
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0281 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-20 E.M. Nicholson's Report on the Australian Conservation Foundation and Other Records

Documents include Notices and Agenda and Papers for Executive Committee, Notice of Fifth Annual General Meeting, Suggested Terms of Reference: Law Committee, Australian Conservation Foundation Membership Statistics, Annual Report 1970-71, "Conservation" map from Sydney Morning Herald, Policies of the Australian Conservation Foundation, index cards from Australian Conservation Foundation Abstract and Review Service, Minutes of Executive Committee, press statement, Minutes of Membership Development Committee, Agenda and Minutes of Council, Petition (on Lake Pedder), Mr E.M. Nicholson's Report on the Australian Conservation Foundation, Memoranda, "Conservation in Australia" by R.F. Dasmann, "Mining and National Parks" by R.D. Piesse, symposia programmes.

Correspondence on topics including land clearing, Lake Pedder, Commonwealth grant, staffing, National Study Conference on Conservation, publications, Clutha coal development, Cockburn Sound, Omega navigation facility, Mt William Reserve, Croajingalong roadworks, Garden Island, Upper Swan Valley alumina refinery.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1971    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Maps, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0282 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-21 The Foundation in Operation, and Other Records

Documents include Minutes of Policy Committee, press statement, "The Foundation in Operation", Memoranda, Agenda for Working Committee, Council Members, Minutes of Council, Minutes of Executive,

Correspondence on topics including policy manifestos, functions of Australian Conservation Foundation, Cape Barren Goose, research grants, South-West Tasmania, field guide for bird identification, ABC of Conservation, Macropod reserve, brolga, plans to form the Australian Conservation Foundation, tax deductability, La Perouse Peninsula, Dr G. Mosley, Francis Ratcliffe.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1965 - 1970    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0283 Box Number 53 Series 12
12-22 Viewpoints on Fire - by K. Loftus Hills, and Other Records

Documents include Minutes of Policy Committee, Memoranda, Agenda for Working Committee, Council Members, Minutes of Council, Agenda and Minutes and Papers for Executive, Minutes of Education and Training Committee, "Questions and Answers" by Australian Conservation Foundation, Outline of report on establishing field studies centres in Australia, Membership Drive Bulletin, donation list, Conservation Activity Record, Conservation Activity Record & Reporting Procedure, Project Analysis Record, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, "Viewpoints on fire" by K. Loftus Hills.

Correspondence on topics including membership development, publications, Cooloola mining, South-West Tasmania, Lake Pedder, conservation education, kangaroo conservation, Great Barrier Reef oil drilling, Myall Lakes NP, Biological Survey of Australia, Huon Pine Reserve at Gordon River, survey cards (prepared by Australian Conservation Foundation for Jaycees?).

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1969 - 1970    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes, Lists and Calculations
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0284 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-23 Symposium on Conservation and Mining - Environmental Conservation: A Prerequisite for Sustained Productivity, by Sir Garfield Barwick, and Other Records

Documents include Memoranda, Biographies of Victorian candidates, Notice to Members, Special Newsletter, membership form, folder for "Symposium on Conservation and Mining", "Environmental Conservation: A Prerequisite for Sustained Productivity" by Sir Garfield Barwick, "Organizing for Future Growth" McKinsey & Company report to Australian Conservation Foundation, Itinerary for March 1973 Australian visit by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, "Conservation in Australia" by R.F. Dasmann, Constitution, draft of Handbook, Publications List and Order Form, News Release.

Correspondence on topics including membership development, Lake Pedder, strategic planning, Black Mountain, Commonwealth grant, National Conservation Study Conference.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1971 - 1973    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0285 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-24 Pedder Papers: Anatomy of a Decision, by Australian Conservation Foundation and Other Records

Documents include Memoranda, Biographies of Victorian candidates, Notice to Members, Agenda for Council, Special Newsletter, Agenda for Sixth Annual General Meeting, Minutes of Publicity Committee, membership form, Publications List and Order Form, Annual Report 1971-72, Some aspects of inactivity on the part of the Australian Conservation Foundation in the Lake Pedder issue, "Pedder Papers: Anatomy of a Decision" by Australian Conservation Foundation, "Notes on a Proposal for a National Park in the Alligator River Area of the Far North of the Northern Territory by Northern Territory Reserves Board, The Ecologist magazine (January 1972), News Release.

Correspondence on topics including membership development, Lake Pedder, koala conservation, pesticides, articles submitted for Habitat, uranium, criticisms of the Executive (including Alfred Dunbavin Butcher), Concorde, Kakadu, Cooloola mining, Bungonia Gorge, Myall Lakes, National Environmental Education Survey, New South Wales forests, South-West Tasmania. Correspondents include Mrs J. Yuncken.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1972 - 1973    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters and Journals
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0286 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-25 Conspiracy in the Australian Conservation Foundation: A Case-Study of the Manipulation of Meetings - by Frank Fenner and Other Records

Documents include Australian Conservation Foundation Memoranda, Memorandum to Australian Conservation Foundation by Oliver Moriarty, Minutes of Council, open letter on Seventh Annual General Meeting by Alfred Dunbavin Butcher and J.S. Turner, "Conspiracy in the Australian Conservation Foundation: A Case-Study of the Manipulation of Meetings" by Frank Fenner, Agenda for Council, Constitution, Notice of Seventh Annual General Meeting, newsletter, open letter to selected Councillors from Alfred Dunbavin Butcher, Annual Report 1972-73, Australasian Club of Rome seminar brochure, letters to press by Alfred Dunbavin Butcher, clippings on Australian Conservation Foundation conflict.

Correspondence on topics including alpine conservation, Lake Pedder, criticisms of the Executive (in particular Alfred Dunbavin Butcher), take over by "radicals", Cooloola mining, Bungonia Gorge, Myall Lakes, woodchipping, whaling, publications, tax deductability.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1973    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0199 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-26 A Report to Australian Conservation Foundation Members on the events of 17th October, 1973 by the eight resigning Councillors, and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Memoranda, Proposed Amendments to Constitution, Lake Pedder Special Appeal, newsletter, Submmission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Conservation on the need for uniform substanial deposits on all beer, soft drinks, and other beverage containers, draft of "Conspiracy in the Australian Conservation Foundation: A Case-Study of the Manipulation of Meetings" by Frank Fenner, correspondence, "How the Australian Conservation Foundation was Taken Over", open letter to Australian Conservation Foundation members on the "take over", The election of the 1973-1975 Council and consequent changes in the Australian Conservation Foundation, drafts of "A report to Australian Conservation Foundation Members on the events of 17th October, 1973 by the eight resigning Councillors", Scientific Committee Draft Objectives, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, Budget, "International Sumposium on Coral Reefs", lists of people thought to be Australian Conservation Foundation members, news release, Project Proposal forms, Administration Report.

Correspondence on topics including Commonwealth grant, National Conservation Study Conference, Lake Pedder, criticisms of the Executive (in particular Alfred Dunbavin Butcher), take over by "radicals", Cooloola mining, Bungonia Gorge, Myall Lakes, woodchipping, whaling, publications, tax deductability, Quinkan National Park, grant giving policy, legal funding for conservation groups, finances.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1973    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0200 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-27 Water Conservation and the Environment - by C. Warren Bonython, and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, list of members 1967-1968, Memoranda, programmes for National Conservation Study Conference and Symposium on Conservation & Development Problems in North Queensland and Symposium on the Future of the Great Barrier Reef, news release, Minutes of Steering Committee for National Conservation Study Conference, draft of "Australian Conservation Foundation - What it is and what its aims are", "Water conservation and the environment" by C. Warren Bonython, Victorian Members list, Report on overseas study tour by R.D Piesse, Part II - Conservation and Development International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN] and Natural Resources - 11th General Assembly and 12th Technical Meeting, Council papers, Handbook for Darling Downs Tour Queensland, The conservation of kangaroos - second thoughts and suggestions by Francis Ratcliffe.

Correspondence on topics including uranium mining, coastal tourist development, Commonwealth grant, National Conservation Study Conference, Lake Pedder, Manjimup woodchipping, whaling, Myall Lakes, Bungonia Gorge, Kakadu, publications, role of Australian Conservation Foundation, kangaroo conservation, Cooloola mining, recruitment of Executive Vice-President, Membership statistics, future communications with councillors based on lesson learnt from 1972 meetings.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1964 - 1972    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0201 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-28 A Study of Members' Attitudes - by H.C. Mackay, and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Council Agenda, Memoranda, Administration Report, Impact of the wood-chip industry, short papers, Membership statistics, Role of the Australian Conservation Foundation by John Blanch, The role of the Australian Conservation Foundation by P. Mather, The cost of saving Lake Pedder, correspondence, news release, Treasurer's Report, A Study of Members' Attitudes by H.C. Mackay PL, Itinerary for March 1973 Australian visit by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh President of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Correspondence on topics including constitutional amendment, woodchipping, role of Australian Conservation Foundation, finances, Lake Pedder, publications, Myall Lakes, Ayers Rock, Precipitous bluff, Kakadu, Cooloola mining, plantation timber, Moomba-Sydney natural gas pipeline, office accomodation, Aboriginal Land Rights, appointment of Director of Communications, interstate visits.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1972 - 1973    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and CV
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0202 Box Number 54 Series 12
12-29 Submission to House of Representatives' Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Council Agenda and Minutes, 1971 abstracts from Draft Constitution, Memoranda, Administration Report, index cards from Australian Conservation Foundation Abstract and Review Service, correspondence, submission to House of Representatives Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation, Minutes of Membership Development Committee, statement for the press, Membership Statistics, Minutes of Scientific Committee, Outdoor Studies Code, Minutes of Finance Sub-Committee, Selection criteria for Executive Vice-President, Minutes of publicity committee, statement for the press.

Correspondence on topics including international and interstate agreements on nature. conservation, role of Australian Conservation Foundation, publications, North Queensland reserves, Lake Pedder, finances, Concorde, organisational structure, staffing, Norfolk Range - Pieman National Park, Aboriginal reserves.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1971 - 1972    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0203 Box Number 55 Series 12
12-30 The Meaning of Conservation - by R. G. Downes, and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Council Agenda and Minutes, Memoranda, Membership Statistics, Outdoor Studies Code, Minutes of Membership Development Committee, assesement of political parties, Minutes of Finance Sub-Committee, "The Meaning of Conservation" by R. G. Downes, applications for positions of Director - Conservation, statement for the press.

Correspondence on topics including membership drive, North Queensland, Norfolk Range National Park, Aboriginal Reserves, Cooloola mining, Abbott's Booby (Chistmas Island mining), Lake Pedder, finances, Concorde, arid lands, Northern Area National Park, mining in national parks, publications, strategy, appointment of Director - Conservation. Correspondence regarding new Director of Conservation with curriculum vitae of applicants (1973).

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1972 - 1973    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Graphs, Ephemera, Reports, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and CV
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0204 Box Number 55 Series 12
12-31 Conservation and the Countryside - by R. D. Piesse and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Council Agenda and Minutes, Memoranda, "Conservation and the Countryside" by R. D. Piesse, Minutes of Publicity Committee, Report on Overseas Study Tour, Membership Statistics, "A History and critical analysis of the controversy conserning the Gordon River power scheme" by Keith McKenry, "Landscape conservation and rehabilitation in a highly developed region" by Sir Garfield Barwick, "The morality of P.R. practice on environmental issues" by R.D. Piesse, solicitor's letter on defamation, Minutes of Finance Sub-Committee, statement for the press, undated postal ballot on constitutional amendments.

Correspondence on topics including North Queensland, Norfolk Range National Park, Cooloola mining, Bungonia Gorge mining, Aboriginal Reserves, Lake Pedder, finances, Concorde, French nuclear tests, strategy, Myall Lakes National Park, appointment of Director- Conservation & Director- Communications.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1972 - 1973    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0205 Box Number 55 Series 12
12-32 Protecting the Human Environment - by Sir Garfield Barwick, and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Council Agenda and Minutes, Memoranda, Membership Statistics, Newsletter, Minutes of Publicity Committee, Minutes of Finance Sub-Committee, statement for the press, "Protecting the human environment" by Sir Garfield Barwick, 1972 report on applicants for position of Executive Vice-President.

Correspondence on topics including Murray Valley, land use planning, mangroves, buffalo, Lake Pedder and Australian Conservation Foundation involvement, finances, pesticides, North Queensland, Cooloola mining, Aboriginal Reserves, Concorde, appointment of Director- Conservation Director- Communications & Vice-President.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1971 - 1973    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Graphs, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes, CV and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0206 Box Number 55 Series 12
12-33 Submission to the National Population Inquiry and Other Records

Documents include Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Council Agenda and Minutes, Memoranda, Aspects of the Role of the Australian Conservation Foundation, Special Newsletter, Membership Statistics, Submission to the National Population Inquiry, statement for the press, Minutes of Publicity Committee, "How the Australian Conservation Foundation was Taken Over", 1976 invitation by Mr McEwan to give speech.

Correspondence on topics including Lake Pedder, finances, Commonwealth grant, National Estate, population growth, grants policy, National Conservation Study Conference, strategy, appointment of Director-Communications, Marulan mining.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1973 - 1976    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Graphs, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0207 Box Number 55 Series 12
12-34 The Price of Progress, by C. F. H. Jenkins and Other Records

Documents include correspondence, "The Price of Progress" by C. F. H. Jenkins, "How the Australian Conservation Foundation was Taken Over", address labels, draft of "The Take-Over of the Australian Conservation Foundation", news clippings, draft of "Letter to Australian Conservation Foundation members from the seven who resigned", "Conspiracy in the Australian Conservation Foundation: A case-study of the manipulation of meetings and the politicizing of a non-political body", "A letter to Council of Australian Conservation Foundation to be published in the Newsletter", on the "takeover" of the Australian Conservation Foundation, 1981 letter to Mr. A. Stark, World Wildlife Fund regarding 'takeover'; 1976 memorandum by I. Hore-Lacy on 'takeover'; 1973-1974 correspondence with other resigning members and sympathisers, general conservation issues.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1973 - 1981    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, News Clippings and Lists
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0208 Box Number 56 Series 12
12-35 The Preservation of Diversity - by Sir Garfield Barwick, and Other Records

Documents include "The Preservation of Diversity" by Sir Garfield Barwick, "Criteria for resolving conflict about land use" by R.G. Downes, "The Commercial Hunting of Kangaroos" by Francis Ratcliffe, statements for the press, "Statement of Evidence Submitted to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Wildlife Conservation" by R.D. Piesse, Statement of Reciepts and Payments, Executive papers, Treasurer's Report, Newsletter, Agenda and Minutes of Executive, "Bushfire Control and Conservation", "Activities of the Australian Conservation Foundation" by R.D. Piesse, Education and Training Committee papers, "The role of the Australian Conservation Foundation" by R. D. Piesse, Membership Drive Bulletin, Minutes of Council.

Correspondence on topics including publications, kangaroo conservation, publicity, mining policy, Marulan limestone mining, research support for Australian Conservation Foundation, death of Francis Ratcliffe, abstract and review service, Tasmania hydro-electric schemes, finances, formation of regional chapters, membership development, bauxite mining, Cockburn Sound, Cooloola mining.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1970 - 1971    Quantity 2.6 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Graphs, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Newsletters, Loose Notes and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0209 Box Number 56 Series 12
12-36 Folder for Symposium on Pollution and Other Records

Documents include Statement of Receipts and Payments, Executive papers, Treasurer's Report, Newsletter, Agenda and Minutes of Executive, Agenda for Council, Newsletter, Annual Report 1969-70, Handbook, Comments on Ecological Effects of fire, Control Methods and the Use of Fire in National Parks, folder for Symposium on Pollution, correspondence, nomination form, Estimated Income and Expenditure, Membership Statistics.

Correspondence on topics including organisational structure, finances, publications, grants, Cockburn Sound, strategy, fire and conservation, membership drive, special projects appeals, Great Barrier Reef, Lower Glenelg National Park, Queensland National Parks, kangaroo conservation, alps.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range 1969 - 1970    Quantity 2.8 cm, 1 file
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Graphs, Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0210 Box Number 56 Series 12
12-37 Australian Conservation Foundation Newsletters

Newsletters (incomplete set) featuring topics including political parties, membership growth, strategies, National Parks, fire and conservation, mining, scenic preserves, expansion of Australian Conservation Foundation, Clutha, Coolong, kangaroo conservation, Great Barrier Reef, supersonic aircraft, publications, Commonwealth grant, Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, Lake Pedder, visit of Prince Philip, whaling, woodchipping, symposia, Newport power station, Dartmouth Dam, uranium mining, pesticides, Fraser Island, New South Wales logging, legal aid to conservationists, responses to Australian Conservation Foundation policy by Dr Moss Cass (Minister for the Environment), environmental impact legislation; Aims, Organization and Activities of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Creator Alfred Dunbavin Butcher
Date range March 1970 - September 1975    Quantity 1.8 cm, 1 file
Formats Ephemera and Newsletters
Inventory Identifier BUTCA0211 Box Number 56 Series 12

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