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Harold Rodwell research papers on James Busby and Gilbert Mair.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-291

Scope and Contents

During the late 1940s Professor Rodwell and Mr Bruce G. Hardie, of the Economics Department, Auckland University College, intended to write a history of James Busby. In 1948 Miss Agnes Busby made family papers available to them for their research. Some of the papers in this collection are, presumably, copies of that material; and there are copies of other material relating to early New Zealand history. The book was never published.

Folder 1 contains a checklist of material in the collection. Against descriptions of the contents of Folders 1-3, Mair, Busby and Hobson papers, there is this note: These need a warning to students that they may not be correct with originals; and a further note concerning the Busby letters: Busby papers are in the National Archives – Judith Binney said some are missing and that perhaps these could be transcripts of the missing letters... However, this has not been verified.


  • 1940s-1950s


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Harold Rione Rodwell (1894-1980) economist. Born in Wanganui on 23 Jan 1894, died in Auckland 1 June 1980. Lecturer and Associate Professor of Economics at Auckland University College 1928-1959.


0.2 metres (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers, from Professor Rodwell's house, were deposited in the Library in 1986 by Dr Raewyn Dalziell on behalf of Mr Ken Jackson of the Economics Department.

Related Materials

Harold Rodwell further papers 1920s-1960s: MSS ∓ Archives Accession 1231.

Inventory of the Harold Rodwell research papers related to James Busby and Gilbert Mair, 1940s-1950s.
Kay Stead
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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