Deposit N157 - Bill Tully papers

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Bill Tully papers


  • 1919; 1961 -1986 (Creation)

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6.8 m

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Bill Tully was an employee of the National Library of Australia from 1968 to 2002. He was involved as an editor and writer in the Australian Independence Movement from 1975-1985. In this period he was active in running the ACT Branch of the Australian East Timor Association and the Campaign for an Independent East Timor. Tully covered these areas of political and social interests as a volunteer on the Canberra public radio 2XX, presenting Asia Pacific News program from 1982-1984, and Writers Workshop (later Sound Print) from 1983. He was a former editor of Blast magazine and editor of Voice magazine.

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This is a collection of records representing the social and political issues influencing Bill Tully from 1973 to 1986. Includes his East Timor Files which contains material relating to East Timor and the campaign for independence; correspondence, minutes and media releases of the Australian East Timor Association and the Campaign for an Independent East Timor; subject files on various issues and a large collection of press cuttings (indexed); radio transcripts for Asia Pacific News and Writers Workshop, and printed material.


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Some personal records are restricted: Archives staff will need to request permission from the owner of the records before access can be given.

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Entered from deposit description on 21 August 2012




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