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Sir Keith Sinclair papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-303

Scope and Contents

Collection consisits of miscellaneous research papers as follows: 1. Papers relating to New Zealand/Australia relations in trade and other areas; newspaper clippings, photocopies, printed items, etc. 2. Correspondence in MS and typescript between Sinclair and John A. Lee and others concerning the former's biography of Walter Nash. 3. Extracts from Nash speeches - "notable quotes", folder inscribed National Party Research Office. Cyclostyled material, etc. 4. Notes and correspondence concerning John A. Lee, Scrim, Frank Langstone, 1935-40. 5. Article on early Belgian interest in a New Zealand colony, 1840, sent to Sinclair by Hugh Fraser 1986; photocopy, with original letter from Fraser. 6. Documents on United Nations Monetary and Financial Conferences, Conferences on Trade and Employment, GATT, etc., from 1944-1953. Printed material. 7. Photographs: miscellaneous photographs of early New Zealand; photographs of William Pember Reeves.


  • 1840 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Sir Keith Sinclair (1922-1993) was a New Zealand historian, university academic and poet. He is regarded as having pioneered a style of historical scholarship that reflected a distinctly New Zealand view of the country and its people. Sinclair joined the staff of Auckland University College in 1947 as a lecturer in history, in 1962 he became Professor of History and Emeritus Professor upon retirement in 1987.


0.1 metres (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor Keith Sinclair, 1986.



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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand