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Asian History

File contains 4 items:
Letter from Department of History
Report by the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on the teaching of Asian Languages and Cultures in Australia, August 1970
The Asian revolutions of the mid-twentieth century: an Australian perspective (public lecture by D A Low, May 1976)
Donation to Asian Studies Assoc of Tasmania
Letter re $5,000 donation to the Asian Studies Association of Tasmania

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Birth certificates

File contains 2 x Certificate of Date of Birth from New Zealand Registrar-General's Office, Wellington for George Thomas Jamieson Wilson, dated 29th day of April, 1931 and 25th day of June, 1937.

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Bottle of wine

Green bottle of red wine, with cork in. Label reads: 'University Rugby Club Red 1986. George Wilson, the Club patron, with black and white photo, 1983 under. Cabernet Sauvignon. An elegant red for the true red man and Club supporter, eminently suitable for imminent consumption or short term cellaring

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Correspondence

File contains 10 items:
Marriage celebrant certificate, dated 4 March 1974
Information for civil marriage celebrants from Attorney-General's Department
Marriage Regulations (Amendment)
Marriage Counselling and Pre-Marital Education Approved Organizations - brochures from Attorney-General's Department
Letter from Minister for Justice, 5 September 1988, re concern at level of divorce in society
Letter from Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria, 3 May 1989
Letter from Anglicare Marriage Education, 22nd April 1991
Undated list of Civil Marriage Celebrants - Tasmania
Consent form
Undated newspaper cutting - article by Martin Flanagan on Wilson's 'new-found vocation as a marriage celebrant'

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Envelopes to family

File contains 9 envelopes addressed to 37 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand

George Wilson's daughter notes that he was ambidextrous

  • envelopes written in flowing copperplate (right hand)
  • envelopes written backward sloping (left hand)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Examination papers

File contains
19 exam papers from New Zealand Education Department 1919-20 to 1925
University of New Zealand, Entrance Examination, 1929 (History)
4 blue University of New Zealand, Entrance Scholarships Examination, 1933 (English, French, History, Chemistry)
5 results cards from University of New Zealand (1925, 1926, 1927, 2 x 1928)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Football Rules

Small green booklet, 18 pages. Title page: Football Rules. The following rules were sanctioned by a levee of the sixth, on the 28th of August, 1845, as the laws of football, played at Rugby School. Rugby: J. S. Crossley, Printer'

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

George Wilson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2019/1
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1980

Collection consists of rugby memorabilia and other material relating to the life and work of George Wilson, master of Hytten Hall, the University of Tasmania's first residential college

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

George's Gems 1967

Green and black cover, embossed in gold 'George's Gems 1967' - (Extracts from George's philosophy), 3 pages on General Philosophy, The Student Body, India and the British, Society in General, George's Class 1967; plus page of student autographs

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Heraldic shield

Mounted wooden wall shield from A W Crisp & Co., 16 King's Parade, Cambridge. Unidentified. Four lions on red background

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Hytten Hall

File contains 4 items:
Letter of appointment as Warden of Hytten Hall, and conditions
Letter re rent for Warden's Lodge
Black and white photograph of Hytten Hall students and Warden (1970s?)
Hyttite '74 (Hytten Hall students club magazine 1974)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Latin motto

Framed Latin motto "Virtute experiamur" (Let courage be thy test). Unidentified. Red and white shield with image of Viking ship, with 'Mr. G.T.J. Wilson' under.

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Letter enclosures

File contains 19 items: 15 small black and white photos of his travels (location on the back); black and white photo in cardboard mount of Wilson and Auckland friend Costello at Burns' birthplace in Alloway, Ayrshire dated 27th June 1933; Glasgow Empire ticket; drinks menu from Tavaratalo Stockmann; blank Russian form

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Letter from Paris

File contains 1 letter dated May 22nd [1933], black and white photo of Notre Dame on letterhead, possibly from Otto?

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Letter to sister Mabel

File contains 1 letter to his sister Mabel. (See transcript supplied by George Wilson's daughter)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Letters from Nig

File contains 2 letters from friend "Nig" c/o N.Z. House, 415 The Strand, London - one undated, and June 19 1934

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Letters to family

File contains letters to family, most addressed to 'Dear Mum'. (See transcript supplied by George Wilson's daughter)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Letters to grandfather

File contains 3 letters (written in large capital letters) to his grandfather "Grandy" (Mr T. Jamieson). (See transcript supplied by George Wilson's daughter)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Marriage celebrant

File contains miscellaneous material relating to George Wilson's time as a marriage celebrant

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Mementos

File contains 69 miscellaneous objects including Orient Line passenger list, menus, travel brochures, tickets, receipts, concert programs, maps and theatre programs

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Miscellaneous

File contains 13 items:
Cutting from Tasmanian Truth 25/5/1957 - headline: Suzanne Kemp's diary
The Orr Case: Bishop Flays University Council, statement issued April 18, 1963
Letter re Rolleston House Jubilee Reunion in 1969
The [Australian] Constitution, as altered to 31 December 1969
Letter from J Paton Boyd, New Zealand, October 28 1971
State, Church and School by C D Hardie, reprinted from The Australian Journal of Higher Education 4/2 (December 1971)
Jerusalem: Holy City of Three Religions, by Zwi Werblowsky
Movement for the Defence of Government Schools (Tasmania) - newsletter, August 1975
The Future of the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, by G T Wilson and J L May (October, 1976)
University of Tasmania News, 12 May 1978
Graduate News, University of Tasmania, 21 November 1980 (includes edited book review)
Entire book review of Roy Chappell: Wellington Wings - an RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert [undated]
Typescript of undated poem The Botanic Brawl (possibly referring to Horace Barber, foundation Professor Botany 1947-1963)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Miscellaneous

File contains 13 items:
Wilcox, Smith & Co.'s 1935-36 Postage & stamp album price list
Small red pass to Government House, Shillong, Assam dated 28.3.50
Newspaper cutting (undated) Uni. lecturer in L'ton tonight ... as part of the 1973 winter series of lectures
ANZAAS Conference, Hobart, 10-14 May, 1976 - name card 26
2 photocopied sheets - University of NZ BA, MA and newspaper cutting from Wellington Evening Post 1/11/49
Black & white photo of Wilson standing beside Max Angus portrait commissioned by Hytten Hall Old Scholars' Association 1974; purchased by University and hung in the Malcolm McRae tutorial room, Dept. of History, Humanities Building for many years; now hanging in the research room of Special & Rare Collections
CD of memorial service, Stanley Burbury Theatre on 6/6/91
Photocopy of cutting 4/3/91 - Asian Studies Assoc of Tasmania inviting nominations for inaugural George Wilson Prize
Invitation to George Wilson Presentation Dinner on Friday 22/5/92
Article 'George Wilson was here' by Madeline Milford in Alumni News June 2001
Typescript 'George Wilson, University of Tasmania, 1945-1974' by Elaine McKay (undated)
Black notebook 17 x 10 cm - empty except for entry on back page: Dr N.H. Rutledge, 22 Douglas St. New Town
Undated Christmas card from Mrs Hatsell (housekeeper at Hytten Hall)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Newspaper cuttings

File contains 3 newspaper cuttings from 'The Grey River Argus' of articles Wilson wrote about his travels in Europe.

  • Wednesday, March 29, 1933: Letters from Cambridge, Barging About The Baltic, By G. T. Wilson, M.A.
  • Monday, October 16, 1933: Europe, Greymouth Man's Impressions, Mr Geo. Wilson Interviewed (2 copies)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Passports

File contains 2 passports for George Wilson:
British passport, dominion of New Zealand - stamped 12 Sep 1949
New Zealand passport - stamped 28 Aug 1980

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Photo album

Album sleeves contain various colour wedding photographs - many lacking names and dates. Plus 7 loose photos and 6 'thank you' cards

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Postcards

File contains 3 postcards:
Seychelles, from Surgeon Lieut. Scott Bell RAN, dated 5/7/76 - representing Australia in independence celebrations
Moorea, from Gerald & Maggie, dated 23 Aug 1976
Heraclion, from Gerald & Maggie, dated 24 Nov 1976 (Professor Gerald Firth was a UTAS colleague (Economics). The families were good friends and spent numerous Xmas lunches together)

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Presentation bucket

Silver plated presentation bucket, inscribed 'The George Wilson Award for outstanding service to the Tasmanian Rugby Union. Presented on behalf of Australian Universities Rugby men by R.A.O. Martin and R.L. Newman as a token of the esteem and affection held for George Wilson over the period 1947-1975. Hobart Tasmania March 1975' On base: Kenson EP A1

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Razor

Straight razor with black bakelite handle, engraved "Bengall". Cadman & Sons, Sheffield, England. In cardboard container 16.5 x 3 cm

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Realia

File contains miscellaneous objects

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Retirement

File contains 4 items:
Occasional address to graduand assembly, April 1974 (4 drafts)
Cutting from University of Tasmania News, 22 November 1974 - George Wilson retires, by Tony Manley
Cutting from University of Tasmania News, 25 April 1975 - Wilson's Promontories
Letter from University of Tasmania Superannuation Board, 8 May 1978

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Rugby

File contains realia relating to George Wilson's association with rugby

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Rugby papers

Folder of 16 miscellaneous papers:
Heitiki Club 1931-1932 - list of members
2 entries from 'The Eagle' 1932
St John's College Rugby Union Football Club, Michaelmas Term, 1932
L.M.B.C. May races 1932, Bump Supper
Heitiki Club 1932-1933 - list of members
St John's College R.F.C. Annual dinner, 1933
St John's College Rugby Union, Football Club, Lent Term, 1933
Receipts x 2: May 1933, Nov 1934
Rugby Football, by A. E. Mitchell, 1945
University of Canterbury Rugby Football Club, Jubilee Magazine. Diamond Jubilee 1883-1958
The Skilball Trophy. Four Home Unions v Rest of Europe, April 1990
Annual Report 1990 - various papers
Rugby loan 1990 - various papers
Undated list of donations
How to play golf - 3 handwritten pages
Rugby bumph - handwritten notes

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard

Leadless pewter tankard, with inscription 'T.U.R.U.F.C., Presented to George Wilson, in appreciation'. Huntly, Sllcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1948

Sheffield pewter tankard, inscribed 'G. Wilson, Presented by T.U.R.C. 1948'. Made in England, Manor 2132

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1952

Silver plated tankard, inscribed 'T.U.R.U.F.C., G.Wilson, in appreciation 1952'. On the base: Perfection E.P.N.S. A1

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1958

Leadless pewter tankard, engraved 'To George Wilson. From History III B 1958'. Made by Silcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1966

Leadless pewter tankard, inscribed 'In appreciation T.U.R.U.F.C. 1966'. "Huntly", Silcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1967

Lead free Kirra pewter tankard, inscribed 'To the Guru from the 1967 Disciples'. Made by Pewter Products P/L, Melbourne, Australia

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1968

Super fine lead less pewter tankard, inscribed 'Presented to Mr George Wilson, Coach, by University Under 19 Premiers 1968'. Inscription on base: 'Good on you "George!" "Lang may your lum reek" (Scottish, literally translates to "Long may your chimney smoke!", signifying "may you live long"). Huntly. Made in Australia by Silcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Travelling scholarship

File includes letters and mementos from Wilson's post-grad travelling scholarship to study at Cambridge University 1931-1933

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Trophy urn

Silver plated trophy urn, inscribed 'S.T.R.U. First Premiers, Tasmanian University Rugby Club 1934'

M. P.Crisp (Capt)
J. M. Crisp
F. C. Mitchell
H. O. Westbrook
A. B. Hunt
K. O. Shatwell
I. Paull
J. McGrath
P. Unwin
H. M. Nicholls
J. E. Mullen
D. Anderson
J. McG. Hood
B. J. B. Morris

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

University of Tasmania

File contains material relating to George Wilson's time at the University of Tasmania, 1945-1974

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson