Series List and Summary Descriptions


B1 Botany School Files

These files directly relate to Botany School business, generally conducted during J.S. Turner's period of tenure as Professor of the School. The files were maintained at the School of Botany and transferred to the University of Melbourne Archives in May, 1984 by Professor T. C. Chambers, Professor Turner's successor. The Botany School Files have not been included with the J.S. Turner Records, as the University of Melbourne Archives intend to incorporate the files with other Botany School records currently held at the Archives. The files have been listed here as they will eventually form part of a related series of records that document J.S. Turnerís activities, function, roles and responsibilities within the School of Botany.

The files include: correspondence files; examination papers; examination results; subject files; departmental memos and circulars; research grant applications and research reports; finance files; minutes of meetings; student essays and assignments; students and visiting scholars notebooks.

The files include reference to: research conducted at the Botany School (including tropic proofing research); Botany School buildings and facilities; Botany School excursions; Botany School staff and students; research grants and foundations; visitors to the Botany School; field stations; courses; faculties and committees of the University of Melbourne; Faculty of Science; Botany School and Faculty of Science apparatus; staff meetings; System Garden; botanical queries.

Date Range: 1918 - 1986   Quantity: 540.7 cm, 226 files and volumes
Provenance: University of Melbourne School of Botany

 

TURNS001 Pre-retirement Subject Files

This Series consists of subject files relating to the various scientific, professional and personal activities pursued by J.S. Turner during his tenure as Professor of the University of Melbourne School of Botany. The files included in this Series were maintained at the School of Botany and transferred to the University of Melbourne Archives in May, 1984 by Professor T. C. Chambers, Professor Turner's successor.

The files included in this Series generally document various activities and interests that may be regarded as being extra-curricular to Turner's "official" responsibilities. They also document Turner's role and responsibilities as a Professor at the University of Melbourne and as a researcher and educator in one of Australia's major institutions of tertiary education.

This Series includes reference to Professor Turner's activities and interests in the areas of conservation and ecology, including his involvement with the following committees and organisations: Land Conservation Council; Australian Conservation Foundation; Conservation Council of Victoria; Save the Dandenongs League; Victorian National Parks Association; National Trust of Australia (Victoria); Commonwealth Advisory Committee on the Environment; Environment Studies Association of Victoria; Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA); Como Garden Committee; Miss M. M. Gibson (Gardens) Trust; Soil Conservation Authority.

This Series also includes reference to: Cooloola National Park; Gove Peninsula; Glenelg National Park; Norfolk Island; Bogong High Plains; Department of Agriculture; Australian Institute of Agricultural Science; Institute of Biology; Marine Research Institute (including Harold Holt Memorial); Australian Academy of Science; ANZAAS (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science); Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS); Junior Secondary Science Project; National Science Curriculum Materials Project; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); University of Melbourne courses; VUSEB (Victorian Universities and Schools Examination Board); Education Department, Victoria; University of Melbourne Faculty of Science.

This Series includes: correspondence files (miscellaneous/general, private and personal correspondence); manuscripts and supporting research data for various scientific publications; Turner's personal lecture and laboratory notebooks from his student days at Cambridge University; various files relating to Professor Turner's work related responsibilities (e.g. membership of various University of Melbourne committees, administration of research grants, etc.); files concerning Professor Turner's involvement with various Australian and overseas universities.

Date Range: 1893 - 1989   Quantity: 816.01 cm, 500 items
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS002 Alphabetical Post-Retirement Subject Files

This Series consists of alphabetical subject files assembled by J.S. Turner following his retirement in 1974. The files document Turner's personal interests and activities, including his association with various committees, individuals and organisations.

The Items in this Series document Turner's association with: Australian Academy of Science; Australian Society of Plant Physiologists; American Society of Plant Physiologists; Australian Conservation Foundation; BHP Pursuit of Excellence Award; "BUDA" Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine; Castlemaine Council; Castlemaine Field Naturalists; Castlemaine Art Gallery; Castlemaine Historical Society; Centre for Environmental Studies - Ellis Stone Memorial Committee; Collins Publishers; Creswick Forestry School; Explorers Club; Roderick Fawns, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne; Forestry Commission of Victoria; Maud M. Gibson Trust; Land Conservation Council; Langewarrin Reserve Conservation Committee; Lower Yarra River Advisory Committee; Maryborough Field Naturalists Club; McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research; Melbourne Club; National Trust of Australia (Victoria) - Castlemaine Branch; National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Historic Gardens Study Supervisory Committee; National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Landscape Preservation Council Landscape Committee; Probus Club of Castlemaine; Roadsides Conservation Committee; Save the Dandenongs League; Soil Conservation Authority (SCA); University of the Third Age (U3A); Victorian Conservation Trust; Victorian National Parks Association; Wallaby Club; World Wildlife Fund.

This Series includes correspondence with: Professor Hubert (Bert) Bolton; Juliet Burrell; Professor T.C Chambers; Donald Churchill; Trevor Clifford; Frederick Sydney Dainton; Bob Davidson; Dr. Sophie Ducker; Jean Galbraith; Dr. Linden Gillbank; Frank Kellaway; Professor Roger William Peverill Parich; Helen Vellacott.

The Items in this Series include reference to: Castlemaine Water Supply; Conservation; Drainage of Land Act; Ecological Reserves; Education Areas; bush and forestry fires; Flinders Safari; J.S. Turner's interest in landscape gardening; Hawthorn; Kalorama Forest Park; Keilor Plains; Kimberleys Research; "Lilydale House" Sanctuary, Batesford; Professor J. D. Medley; Major Thomas Mitchell; Professor Kenneth Mellaby; Norfolk Island; Northern Territory; Rainforests; Soil Conservation Authority (SCA); Alpine Grazing; tree pruning and surgery; University House (University of Melbourne); Dr Gretna M. Weste (Honours for); Wilson's Promontory; Woodchipping Industry, New Zealand.

Date Range: 1921 - 1991   Quantity: 243.9 cm, 202 files
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS003 Personal Items - Biographical Manuscripts, Memorabilia and Ephemera

This Series consists of various personal items and files of J.S. Turner including: passports; diaries and notebooks; memorabilia; curriculum vitae and materials related to J.S. Turner's career; notes and drafts for obituaries; mementos of trips; maps; photographs.

This is an "artificial" Series assembled by the University of Melbourne Archives. The Items included in this Series formed part of an Accession of materials collected from the home of J.S. and K. Turner in 1991.

The Items in this Series include reference to: Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria; celebrations for Turner's 80th birthday; J.S. Turner's OBE award; J.S. Turner's family history (family tree); trips in Australia and overseas; Bogong High Plains research group; Professor Geoffrey Leeper; Professor George Briggs; Professor Harry Bodwin; Professor Edwin Hills; Dr A.S. Watt; Associate Professor E. McLennan; Stella G.M. Carr (nee Fawcett).

Date Range: 1924 - 1991   Quantity: 44.4 cm, 35 files
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS004 Personal - Paintings, Photography and Manuscripts

This Series consists of various files and manuscripts relating to J.S. Turner's artistic and writing pursuits. This is an "artificial" Series assembled by the University of Melbourne Archives. The Items included in this Series formed part of an Accession of materials collected from the home of J.S. and K. Turner in 1991.

The Items in this Series include: manuscripts of poems, rhymes and speeches by J.S. Turner; manuscripts of papers and newspaper articles written by J.S. Turner; news clippings of articles written by J.S. Turner for a gardening section in The Age newspaper; Wilson's Promontory field notes.

Date Range: 1912 - 1991   Quantity: 23.1 cm, 23 files
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS005 Reports and Related Publications by J.S. Turner

This Series consists of various reports and publications contributed to by J.S. Turner. This is an "artificial" Series assembled by the University of Melbourne Archives. The Items included in this Series formed part of an Accession of materials collected from the home of J.S. and K. Turner in 1991.

The Items in this Series include: reports co-authored by J.S. Turner on the research in which he was involved during the Second World War (tropic proofing of materials against fungal degradation); reports and maps concerning land use in the Gove Peninsula area; conservation consultancy reports by J.S. Turner.

Date Range: 1944 - 1975   Quantity: 10.2 cm, 8 files
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS006 Reprints and Publications

This Series consists of various reprints of scientific papers and other publications authored by J.S. Turner. The Series also includes a small number of papers, possibly estrays, authored by other scientists, including researchers working at the University of Melbourne School of Botany during J.S. Turner's tenure as Professor of the School.

This is an "artificial" Series assembled by the University of Melbourne Archives. The Items included in this Series formed part of an Accession of materials collected from the home of J.S. and K. Turner in 1991.

The Items in this Series include: reprints of papers relating to the fields of ecology and plant physiology; miscellaneous papers by J.S. Turner; reprints and publications by others.

Date Range: 1894 - 1988   Quantity: 32.4 cm, 43 files
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS007 Correspondence Filings, Unlisted

This Series consists of four archives boxes of miscellaneous correspondence, some personal in nature, others relating to all aspects of J. S. Turner's interests and activities. The Items in this series are arranged 'as found'. Some of the correspondence was arranged by correspondent or event (e.g. "Bristol Girls' Visit"), others by broad date, but the balance of the material had no discernible order.

The Items in this Series include: correspondence filed by "subject"; chronologically filed miscellaneous correspondence; miscellaneous correspondence.

Date Range: 1934 - 1991   Quantity: 70.8 cm, 52 files
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS008 Indexes to Files

This Series consists of a single file containing J.S. Turner's own handwritten indexes to his files.

Date Range: 1984 - 1990   Quantity: 1 cm, 1 file
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 

TURNS009 Australian Academy of Science Journals
Records of the Australian Academy of Science and Historical Records of Australian Science

This Series consists of one archival box of the Australian Academy of Science publications Records of the Australian Academy of Science and Historical Records of Australian Science (later title of same journal).

Date Range: 1942 - 1990   Quantity: 12 cm, 1 box
Provenance: John Stewart Turner

 


Published by the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, January 2008
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