Deposit P40 - Austin Dowling Collection

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Austin Dowling Collection


  • 1965 (Creation)

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1 box

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(1923 - 2003)

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Dowling was born in London in 1923 and educated in Ballarat. in 1941 he enlisted in the RAAF, Flight Lieutenant, Bomber Pilot, 460 Squadron. On 21 September 1945 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He studied an arts degree at the University of Melbourne and from 1954 to 1970 he was a teacher at Ballarat High School. In 1955 he became a federal Labor candidate for Ballarat. In 1970 he left teaching to study as a social worker and worked in community services until his retirement in 1986.

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Copies of circulars, newssheets, letters, and ephemera distributed to Victorian secondary teachers by the Victorian Secondary Teachers' Association, the Victorian Teachers' Union, the Victorian Education Department, and local high school teachers' associations.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Entered from deposit description on 1 September 2011




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