Deposit N171 - Amirah Inglis Collection

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Amirah Inglis Collection


  • c. 1930 - 2006 (Creation)

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2 m (8 type 1 and 1 type 5 boxes; 2 photograph albums)

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(1926 - 2015)

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Amirah Inglis was born on 7 December 1926 in Brussels and migrated to Melbourne in 1929. She was educated at MacRobertson Girls' High School and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA Hons in history, later studying at Canberra University College. Inglis was a member of the Communist Party of Australia from 1945-1962. From 1948 to 1950 she worked on the Communist weekly, The Guardian. She has worked as a Librarian, research assistant and as a teacher in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Inglis has written essays, articles and reviews including two books on Papua New Guinea, and Australians in the Spanish Civil War (Allen & Unwin, 1987) which she researched while at the Australian National University in 1986.

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This collection was compiled by Amirah Inglis in the 1980s while researching and writing her book Australians in the Spanish Civil War. It contains research notes, newspaper cuttings, photographs and cassette tapes of interviews with Australians and Britons who served in Spain.


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Digitised copies of most photographs at

Related units of description

NBAC N236 Margaret Howells collection
NBAC N173 Records of the Spanish Memorial Committee
NBAC P15 Phil Thorne collection

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Entered from deposit description on 21 September 2011.




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