Kunz, Egon Francis

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Kunz, Egon Francis

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1922 - 1997


Egon Kunz, librarian and historian, was born in Hungary and later fled to Australia as a refugee. He was Manuscripts Librarian at the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. He was later tenured at the Australian National University becoming Reference Librarian. Kunz was also involved in reorganising the Institute of Aboriginal Studies library. He had a strong interest in refugee theory and produced a number of books from the 1960s-1980s in relation to Hungarians in Australia; Australian Professional Attitudes & the Immigrant Professional (1973); Australian Soccer: Ethnicity as a Central Issue (1980); Displaced Persons: Calwell's New Australians (Sydney: ANU Press, 1988).


Hungary; New South Wales; Canberra

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demographer; historian; librarian

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Entered from deposit description on 22 September 2011




Egon Kunz interviewed by Peter Biskup, National Library of Australia

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