Deposit N358 - Richard Eves Collection

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AU NBAC N358

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Richard Eves Collection

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  • c. 1980 - 1987 (Creation)

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2.5 m (8 boxes and 1 map cabinet drawer)

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(1961 -)

Biographical history

Richard Eves is an anthropologist, and Senior Fellow in the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. Dr Eves is also a peace and anti-nuclear activist. During 1982-1984 he was an activist with the Campaign Against Nuclear Energy (CANE), an Adelaide based organisation which was part of an Australia wide coalition (Coalition for a Nuclear Free Australia). In 1984 Eves was a member of the CANE Co-ordinating Collective and part-time organizer. He was Visiting Research Fellow, University of East Anglia 1996; Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies, Cambridge University 1999-2000; 2004 ARC QE II Research Fellow at the Australian National University.

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Subject files, created by Dr Richard Eves, on various peace and anti-nuclear organisations and campaigns in Australia and overseas, as well as publications, leaflets, posters, newsletters, stickers and badges. The collection also includes correspondence, minutes and printed material of Campaign Against Nuclear Energy (CANE) and South Australia and Communist Party of Australia (South Australia branch) together with press cuttings and handbooks concerning the Roxby Downs blockade and the Franklin River blockade.

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Themes and causes represented in the posters collected by Dr Richard Eves include: anti-nuclear campaigns (anti-uranium mining, use of nuclear energy, nuclear disarmament); tertiary education fees and cuts to education funding (student unions/associations); social justice, industrial action and unemployment; protection of the environment; aboriginal land rights, health and other issues; women's rights; world peace and humanitarianism; Australian federal elections (election ephemera, election posters), labour organisations and political parties.

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Entered from deposit description on 1 September 2011; revised by Phuong Dang on 1 February 2017

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