Series 1 - Professional achievements and polymer science


Date Rangec. 1943 - 2000
ProvenanceDunn, Peter
Description

This series consists of a variety of records documenting Peter Dunnís professional achievements and contributions. Writing in Chemistry in Australia, Carolyn Morris explains Peter Dunnís scientific work as belonging to 'two broad areas: chemical defence and chemical weapons disarmament, and secondly, polymer science, technology and engineering' (volume 67, number 8, p.37). Series 1 focuses on the second area of Peter Dunnís scientific work, and includes correspondence, publications, photographs and awards.

The majority of content dates from the late 1950s to mid 1990s, reflecting the period of Peter Dunn's employment at the Australian Commonwealth government Materials Research Laboratories (previously Defence Standards Laboratories). The series includes records relating to Peter Dunnís Professional Officers Association Award and Australian Service Medal. His participation in a number of specialist committees and projects is also documented, including his role in the Technology Cooperation Programme (TTCP), the Special Army Task of 1974, and Project G10. Significant events at the Materials Research Laboratories are also documented. Series 1 includes three personnel files for Peter Dunn, dating from the 1980s. Three additional personnel files along with other related material can be found in Series 2.

The series also contains records relating to Peter Dunnís contributions to the development of products such as: protective clothing; Nylex; magnetic rubber; barra cable; antifungal sealing rings; and polymers in general. His attendance at a number of prestigious conventions and events is also documented in this series and includes his attendance at the 4th and 5th Australasian Rubber Technology Conventions; the Installation of the foundation Chancellor, Mr Creighton Burns, at Victoria University of Technology; the 1986 Civil Defence Symposium; and AusPlas 82 Australiaís International Conference and Exhibition of the Plastics Industry.


Inventory Listing

DUNN00420 Professional Achievements of Peter Dunn

Contains:

Newspaper and magazine articles on the following subjects: weapons of mass destruction (chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons); the Saddam Hussein regime; disarmament; the United Nations; the allies; and the Gulf War. The articles are dated between 1992 and 2000, and are drawn from publications such as: the Age, Herald Sun and Australian newspapers, National Geographic, Peace and Disarmament News, Bulletin, The Mail, Socialist Review, Time and The Advocate.

Correspondence between Peter Dunn and:
- Dr John Gee Office of the Deputy Director General OPCW, The Hague Netherlands, dated 2000.
- Phyllis Harwood, a friend of Roma Dunn and Peter Dunn, dated 1999.
- Dr Helmut Honig, dated 2 November 1998. This correspondence also features a note dated 1999.

A number of notes and short reports by or about Peter Dunn. Examples include:
- Notes on a talk to Gisborne Rotary Club given by Peter Dunn entitled "Iraq Revisited - Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction". Dated Tuesday 8 June 1999.
- Notes written by Peter Dunn entitled "A 20 minute talk to Gisborne Rotary Club (meeting at Mt Macedon) on Tuesday 8 June 1999". (2 sheets).
- Notes about information that "appeared in The Age of 10 May 1999" entitled "The Spy Case - Jean Philippe Wispelaere".
- Notes written by Peter Dunn concerning a "BBC Panorama television production by Tom Mangold, shown on ABV-2 on Tuesday, 18 May, 1999 at 1p.m. (duration about 45 minutes)" entitled "Secrets, Spies and Videotapes". (2 sheets).
- Notes entitled "Chemical Weapons and their non-use in the Gulf War", Dated and signed "27 April 1999 (Compiled by Peter Dunn)" (2 sheets).
- Notes written by Peter Dunn on the Islamic calendar and Gregorian calendar entitled "The Islamic Calander - A General Viewí. Dated í23 February 1999".
- Notes written by Peter Dunn entitled "Lecture by Richard Butler AM - Friday, 19 February 1999".

The title of this file was imposed at the time of processing.

This item was originally contained in a red lever arch folder and was rehoused during processing into an acid-free manilla folder for preservation purposes.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1992 - 2000    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Newsletters and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier DUNN00420 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00421 Aerial and Ground Photographs of Buildings

Contains three mounted black and white photographs originally housed in a unlabelled envelope. The photographs depict a series of buildings in what appears to be a rural area. Photographs are inscribed on reverse "8/9/75 [1975]".

The records listed above were originally housed in a yellow uninscribed A4 envelope with Australian Commonwealth markings. The title of this file was imposed at the time of processing.

For preservation purposes, the photographs were removed from the envelope and rehoused in plastic sleeves during processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 8 September 1975    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier DUNN00421 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00422 POA Award of Merit. Chief Division of Protective Chemistry. Plus photographs (colour) of the award.

Contains various records in relation to the awarding of a POA [Professional Officers Association] Award of Merit to Peter Dunn in 1989. Records include:

- Letter to Mrs B. Williams DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] Science Liaison from D. M. Pinkerton, Head, Scientific Services Division, confirming Peter Dunnís receipt of the Professional Officers Association Award of Merit.
- Thank you letter from Peter Dunn to Mr George Boschma, Federal President of the Professional Officers Association.
- Letter informing Peter Dunn of his upcoming receipt of the POA Award of Merit.
- Newspaper articles regarding Peter Dunn's receipt of the POA Award of Merit.
- Two photographic prints of the POA Award of Merit received by Peter Dunn.

The records listed above were originally housed in an envelope inscribed with "POA Award of Merit", "Chief Division of Protective Chemistry" and "Plus photographs (colour) of the award." For preservation purposes, during processing the records were removed from the envelope and the two photographs were housed in mylar sleeves.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1989 - 1990    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier DUNN00422 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00423 Staff Photograph 1957

Contains:
- One black and white photograph of a group of men and women outside a building.
- A number of documents titled "Staff of Material and Explosives Division. Defence Standards Laboratories, Department of Supply - 1957 -", that lists names in rows, presumably belonging to the individuals in the photograph listed above.

This item was originally housed in a yellow A4 envelope inscribed with "Staff Photograph 1957".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1957    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Loose Photographic Prints and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00423 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00424 Australian Service Medal. 11 February 1992

Contains a range of records relating to Peter Dunn's receipt of the Australian Service Medal on 11 February 1992. Records include:

- A series of DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] records including a programme for the presentation of Peter Dunn with the Australian Service Medal and Peter Dunn's "Response" at the presentation.
- Various invitations to the presentation of Peter Dunn with the Australian Service Medal;
- Department of Defence minutes titled "Chemical Weapons Convention - Defence Implications".
- Black and white photocopied images of a medal [presumably the Australian Service Medal].
- What appears to be a short speech or article about Peter Dunn.
- A document detailing the different "Australian Defence Force Awards".

This item was originally housed in a yellow A4 envelope inscribed with "Australian Service Medal. 11 February 1992". The item was rehoused in an acid-free manila folder during processing for preservation purposes.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1992    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00424 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00425 Dr W.A.S. Butement: The First Chief Scientist for Defence (publication)

Contains the following publication, Dr W.A.S. Butement: The First Chief Scientist for Defence, by Betty Williams (Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1991).

A sticker has been attached to the front cover that reads "DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] Australia". The first page is inscribed "Dr Dunn. Regards Betty. 24/1/92 [1992]".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1991 - 1992    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Books
Inventory Identifier DUNN00425 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00426 DSc Thesis

Contains:
- Manila folder entitled "Examination of thesis" containing records relating to an invitation declined by Peter Dunn to examine a thesis from the University of Adelaide in 1975.
- A4 yellow envelope inscribed 'Dr P. Dunn Negatives included' containing black and white photographs and negatives of Peter Dunn's doctoral certificate.
- Manila folder inscribed "DSc [Doctor of Science]" in red ink and crossed out "II APS [Australian Public Service]" in blue ink. Folder includes records relating to conferral of Peter Dunn's Doctorate of Science.

Peter Dunn's doctoral thesis can be found in Inventory Item DUNN00552.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1975 - 1980    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Drafts, Ephemera, Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Photographic Film Negatives, Loose Photographic Prints, Facsimile Transmissions, Lists and Charts
Inventory Identifier DUNN00426 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00427 NBC Senior Medical Officers Course. September 1992.

Contains:
- Booklet entitled "ADF [Australian Defence Force]. NBC Medical Officers. Course Dinner. School of Military Engineering. Wednesday 9th September 1992".
- Folded cream card featuring the Australian Coat of Arms and inscribed "Dr P. Dunn".
- A series of DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] documents relating to the NBC [Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical] Senior Medical Officers Course.

The folded card and DSTO documents were originally folded within the booklet.

This item was originally housed in a yellow A4 envelope inscribed "NBC Senior Medical Officers Course. September 1992".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1992    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Reports and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier DUNN00427 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00428 "Australian Military Forces: Final Report Project E10 - Building Paper In The Tropics" Report and Nylex Sample

Contains:
- One piece of Nylex attached to a folded piece of graph paper with notes on it.
- A report entitled "Australian Military Forces: Final Report Project E10 - Building Paper In The Tropics", dated 1964. Authored by the Commonwealth of Australia, the Department of the Army, Directorate of Equipment, MGO [Master-General of the Ordnance?] Branch. Signed by Colonel J. D. Honeysett, Director of Equipment.

The items listed above, in particular the Nylex, appear to be related to Inventory Item DUNN00429, which also contains a Nylex sample and related documentation.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range c. 1964    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports and Samples or Specimens
Inventory Identifier DUNN00428 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00429 Project E10

Contains an empty manila folder inscribed "General Chemistry Group". Also contains a manila folder inscribed "Project E10 - Building Paper for use in the Tropics", containing the following records:

- Photographic material, originally enclosed altogether in an envelope inscribed 'DD(X)152'. Details are as follows:
Ten loose black and white photographic prints (167mm x 111mm);
Four small black and white photographic prints housed inside an envelope inscribed "E10 - Building Paper for use in the Tropics - Figs [Figures] 1 - 5". Numeric codes are inscribed on the back of three of these photographs;
Thirty-six small photographic prints originally housed in an uninscribed plastic bag including three colour prints and 33 black and white prints. Some of these 36 photographic prints have numeric codes on their backs;
Two small loose black and white photographic prints.
The photographic materials listed above and the Nylex sample listed below were removed from their original enclosures and rehoused at time of processing for preservation purposes. At the time of processing, the envelopes housing these items were retained, but the plastic bag was discarded.

- A piece of Nylex.
- A plan for a "Standard 80'.0' Hut" and four booklets, three of which are N.C.B. [National Coal Board] specification[s], including in relation to fire resistant cloth.

The items listed above appear to be related to Inventory Item DUNN00428, which also contains a Nylex sample and associated documentation.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range c. 1943 - c. 1957, (the photographs and Nylex sample are not dated.)    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Artefacts or Objects/Realia, Ephemera, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier DUNN00429 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00430 Victoria University of Technology. Installation of Chancellor. 27 August 1990.

Contains:
- Invitation to Victoria University of Technology's installation of the Foundation Chancellor, Creighton Burns.
- Program titled "Victoria University of Technology: Installation of the Foundation Chancellor". Dated 27 August 1990.

This item was originally housed in a yellow A4 envelope inscribed "Victoria University of Technology. Installation of Chancellor. 27 August 1990".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1990    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera
Inventory Identifier DUNN00430 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00431 Publications and Reports

Contains:

- Loose bibliography titled "Publications and Reports: Dr P. Dunn A.M.: Chief, Protective Chemistry Division Materials Research Laboratories: DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] Melbourne". The bibliography contains a listing of full references to publications and reports authored or co-authored by Peter Dunn between 1949 and 1991. The record features the DSTO logo and is dated September 1991. (10 sheets).
- Manila folder inscribed "W/P 1399 (14 Red)', 'Dr P. Dunn." and "Typed by Rene Higgins. August 1988. WP 1399 (14 Red)". Inside the manila folder are multiple copies of the bibliography listed above.
- Manila folder inscribed "Publications". Inside the manila folder is an envelope inscribed "Litto & Us 17/5/76[1976]" containing a copy of handwritten minutes titled "Comments By Superintendent - Org. [Organic?] Chem. [Chemistry?] Div. [Division?]" (2 sheets), listings of full references to publications and reports authored or co-authored by Peter Dunn as well as publications by staff working under Peter Dunn's supervision and a clipping from the MRL [Materials Research Laboratory] Staff Association Journal.

File title imposed at the time of processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1976 - 1991    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Reports and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00431 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00432 Events and Invitations

Contains:

- Three yellow A5 envelopes holding coloured photographs and three documents originally held together by a metal paperclip all of which were enclosed inside a zip lock plastic pocket. The records all relate to the opening of the Richard G. Gillis Laboratory on 8 October 1986. The photographs include pictures of the laboratory and opening ceremony. The photographs have been inscribed on their backs as follows - photographs in the first envelope: MRL15626 A # 3, MRL15626 A # 8, MRL15626 A # 9, MRL15626 A # 12, MRL15626 A # 18, MRL15626 A # 19, MRL15626 A # 22, MRL15626 A # 33; photographs in the second envelope: MRL 15626 B # 8A, MRL 15626 B # 12A, MRL 15626 B # 15A, MRL 15626 B # 22A, MRL 15626 B # 24A, MRL 15626 B # 27A; photographs in the third envelope: MRL IS626 # 3, MRL IS626 # 5, MRL IS626 # 9, MRL IS626 # 11, MRL IS626 # 14, MRL IS626 # 17, MRL IS626 # 29, MRL IS626 # 31. Photographs were removed from envelopes and rehoused in acid-free sleeves at the time of processing for preservation purposes. Envelopes were retained but the plastic bag was discarded.

- Manila folder inscribed with "Bush Tucker Lunch" containing records relating to the 'bush tucker lunch' event held on 12 October 1988.
- Loose yellow A5 envelope originally containing photographs of the 1988 Australia Day function. Envelope is inscribed "Australia Day Function 1988." and "Dr Peter Dunn Chief Protective Chemistry Division P.O. [Post Office] Box 50 Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032". The three photographs have been inscribed on the back with the following alpha-numeric references: MRL160217 #2, MRL160217 #4, and MRL160217 #13. Photographs were rehoused at time of processing into acid-free sleeve for preservation purposes.
- Manila folder inscribed with "Australia Day Function, 1989" containing records relating to a DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] Australia Day Celebration held on 26 January 1989.
- A number of loose invitations, two yellow A5 envelopes with photographs (rehoused at time of processing into acid-free sleeve for preservation purposes) without codes, correspondence between Peter Dunn and the Department of Defence concerning Peter Dunn's thesis and other records.
- A manila folder inscribed "Dr Dunn x6 - paper clips" and "Richard Gillis Laboratory" containing records relating to the opening of the Richard Gillis Laboratory on the 8th October 1986.

The title of this file was imposed at the time of processing. Accession documentation indicates the contents listed above were originally held together under the title "Not Labelled".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1980 - 1989    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Loose Notes and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier DUNN00432 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00433 Special Army Task 1974

Includes:

- A4 envelope inscribed "'Mr. P. Dunn C/- (Care Of] Li Col [Lieutenant Colonel] J.B. Healy S01 (OPS) [Operations] HO [Home Office] 1 Div [Division]" and "Co [Commanding Officer] 15 Regt. [Regiment]" containing records relating to surplus stores and artillery systems. The records are dated 1974 and include a number of reports.
- Minute papers and correspondence originating from or relating to the Australian Army and Department of Defence.
- Two bound copies of report titled "Report of Attachment of a Scientific Liaison Officer To HQ [Head Quarters], 1st Division, Enoggera" authored by Peter Dunn and dated November 1974. [Stamped as "Restricted"].

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1974 - 1975    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, Published Reports, Lists and Forms
Inventory Identifier DUNN00433 Box Number 1 Series 1
DUNN00438 Events attended by and invitations extended to Peter Dunn. 1991 to 1993.

Contains:
- Assorted loose invitations and event programmes.
- Colour photographic prints originally housed in envelopes. Details are as follows:
Envelope inscribed "CPCD [Centre for Peacemaking and Community Development]" containing one photograph inscribed "MRL 17445 #10" and "August 1991 - MRL [Materials Research Laboratories] 40 Year Certificate Holders (L-R) [Left to Right] John Lockwood, Keith Jackson, Peter Dunn, Maurice De Morton, Fred Whitty, Ron Duaw";

Envelope inscribed "SME [Society of Military Engineers] course Sept. [September] 1992" containing two photographic prints, with white printed labels attached to their backs which read "Mess Dinner, SME, Holsworthy, NSW [New South Wales] 9 September 1992 ADF [Australian Defence Force] Senior Medical Officers NBC [Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical] Course";

Envelope inscribed "Fuel Cell Opening Ceremony - David Humphries, DMRL, [indecipherable] Oscar Hughes SPD, March 1993".
All photographs were rehoused at time of processing into acid-free sleeves for preservation purposes.

- Newspaper clipping titled "From cannons to torpedoes in one expo" dated 17/7/1991 and a Christmas card.
- Manila folder inscribed "Building 1082 - Opening" which contains a series of records relating to the opening of the Tom Fink Laboratory including a brochure, letter with a Defence Science and Technology Organisation header and newspaper clippings.

The title of this file was imposed at the time of processing. Accession documentation indicates the contents listed above were originally held together under the title "Unlabelled".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1991 - 1993    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, News Clippings and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier DUNN00438 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00439 IDS Lecture / RACI Polymer Topics

Contains:

- Paper titled "Polymers, Including Rubbers and Plastics", authored by "P. [Peter] Dunn Organic Chemistry Division, Defence Standards Laboratories, Maribyrnong." The paper is dated "September, 1972" and the terms "Institute of Defence Science Department of Supply", "Symposium on New Materials for Defence", and "Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra" also appear on the cover page.
- Manila folder inscribed "[?] Dr Bowe - Special copies", containing a number of articles, diagrams, lists and reports. Examples include: A list of slides titled 'IDS [?] Lecture - "Polymers, Including Rubbers and Plastics"'; news clipping titled "Flammability of Organic Materials"; and correspondence from Peter Dunn to the Chief Superintendent, Organic Chemistry Division.
- Manila folder inscribed "Polymers in Adverse Environments" containing the following papers: an article by Peter Dunn with the same title as the inscription, dated 1973; correspondence between Peter Dunn and the Superintendent, Organic Chemistry Division, regarding the publication; a note; bibliographical details for Peter Dunn; a yellow envelope inscribed "Polymers in Adverse Environments. Polymer Topics - Proceeding RACI [Royal Australian Chemical Institute]. File G6/4/8 - 1451 Apares" containing diagrams.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1972 - 1973    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Diagrams, Reports, Loose Notes, Journals, Published Papers or Articles, Published Reports, Lists and Figures
Inventory Identifier DUNN00439 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00440 Open Day

Contains:

- A booklet titled Defence Standards Laboratories Open Days 1961. Invitation And Guide to the Exhibits, bearing the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Supply logo above the title. Enclosed in the booklet are a number of items, including what appear to be fact sheets and short reports, a list of amendments to the brochure and a feedback form in relation to Open Day exhibits.
- Multiple forms recording details of proposed exhibits for 1971 Open Day.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1961 - 1971    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Ephemera and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00440 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00441 "The Tropical Deterioration of Rubber"

Contains a paper by Peter Dunn and S. J. Hart, "The Tropical Deterioration of Rubber", presented at The First Australian Rubber Technology Convention of the Institution of the Rubber Industry (Australian Section), Terrigal NSW [New South Wales], September 1968, as published in The Journal of the IRI [Institute of the Rubber Industry] April 1969.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range September 1968 - April 1969    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier DUNN00441 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00442 Magnetic Rubber

Contains manila folder inscribed "Carbon Fibres and Composites". Contents include:

- Item of correspondence between Peter Dunn and Dr L. Walsh, Principal Engineer, Magnetic Materials Unit, Plessey Australia Group, dated 31/7/1970.
- Five A4 paper sheets with black and white electron micrograph images affixed.
- Five black and white photographic prints of electron micrograph images, rehoused from a single plastic bag into acid-free sleeves at the time of processing for preservation purposes. Each sheet has four images and the back of the prints are stamped with "D.S.L. [Defence Standards Laboratories] Photo Index No. 12674". Each photograph is also inscribed with its own figure number. These inscriptions are as follows, 'Fig 7.', 'Fig 8.', 'Fig 9.', 'Fig 10.', and 'Fig 11.'.
- Manila folder inscribed 'No34075' and 'Magnetic Rubber (fig 1 - 6)' housing transparencies and photographic prints relating to magnetic rubbers. The transparencies show diagrams and graphs, the photographic prints duplicate electron micrograph images found elsewhere in the file.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range c. 1970, (there is only one record with a date in this item - the loose correspondence dated 31/7/1970).    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Photographic Prints and Photographic Transparencies
Inventory Identifier DUNN00442 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00443 Fourth Rubber Technology Convention

Contains a manila folder inscribed 'Fourth Rubber Technology Convention', housing:

- Programme and promotional postcard from The Plastic and Rubber Institute Fourth Technology Convention held at Iluka Motor Inn, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 5th-8th October 1977.
- Four black and white photographic prints depicting medal for the Jim Smithson Award P.R.I [Plastics and Rubber Institute?] Australia.
- Report titled "Antifungal Sealing Rings - A New Approach", Defence Science and Technology Organisation Materials Research Laboratories reference MRL-R-689. Authored by P. Dunn and D. Oldfield, and presented at the Fourth Australian Rubber Technology Convention, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 5th-8th October 1977. Records relating to the convention are enclosed in the report.
- Annotated copy of the conference paper, along with a listing of slides, and a number of photographs, graphs and charts.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1977    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Reports, Published Papers or Articles and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier DUNN00443 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00444 Historic Documents

Includes:

- Loose notes on cards (chemical formulae).
- News clippings from sources including the PSB [Public Service Board] Bulletin, the Essendon Gazette, and The Western Times.
- Defence Science and Technology Organisation Newsletter, Issue Number 5, Winter 1986, and Issue Number 4, Autumn 1986.
- Obituary and related correspondence regarding Robert Ernst Summers.
- Booklet titled Clunies Ross Memorial Mural containing two JTRU [Joint Tropical Research Unit] booklets, one dated 1965 with two loose photographic prints slipped inside its pages. These prints are both captioned with "J.T.R.U. [Joint Tropical Research Unit] has sites at Innisfail, Cloncurry & Clump Point." The photographic prints were rehoused in acid free plastic sleeves for preservation purposes during processing, but remain inserted in the booklet. Also included is an invitation to Mr W. Connick to the "1985 Industrial Mobilization Course" and an invitation for a dinner to be held on the 28 November to Peter Dunn from Continental Carbon Australia housed in an envelope date-stamped 13/11/[6]5 [1965] along with a place card for Peter Dunn.
- A series of invitations, programs and minutes. Examples include: invitation addressed to Dr Peter Dunn to attend the 'Materials Research Laboratories Christmas Night Out'; minute paper with the subject heading "Visit to MRL [Materials Research Laboratories] by the Governor General: Thursday 20 June 1985"; and program from the "Department of Supply Higher Management Seminar 1972".
- Records originally housed in a double pocketed clear document wallet including records relating to the opening of the Francis Fox Laboratory by Wynford Connick in the left pocket, and records relating to a Francis Fox Laboratory open day on the 11/12/1985 including a visitor pass, invitation card and exhibition guides in the right hand side pocket. These items were rehoused at the time of processing for preservation purposes.
- Manila folder labelled "Superintendent, Organic Chemistry Division" and "Information Kit" containing documents relating to the 1985 open day at the Materials Research Laboratories, including exhibition guides, minute papers, invitations and other records.
- A4 envelope inscribed with "Brochures relating to handover of first FA-18 [Fighter Aircraft-18] from GAF [Government Aircraft Factories] & RAAF [Royal Australian Air Force]. Saturday 4 May 1985. at Australia Airfield. 1. State Display (8 FA-18's). 2. Speeches. 3. Flying Display - Normal. -Roulettes. -FA-18." containing four booklets titled as follows, "The General Electric U.S. [United States of America] Navy F404 A Status Report", "A Proud History in The Aerospace Industry GAF Government Aircraft Factories", "Advanced Composites and Structural Bonding Facility Government Aircraft Factories Melbourne - Australia", and "The dawn of a new era in the aerospace industry".
- A5 envelope titled "Historic Photographs. 1947 -> Gen [General? Genetic?] Chem [Chemistry], Societies ect [Et cetera]. From Rob Hindson 30/9/85 [1985]" originally containing seven black and white loose photographic prints all uniquely inscribed on the back, inscriptions are as follows: 'Ca 1947 Rob Hindson' and a stamp reading 'Index Number M.S.L [Materials Research Laboratories] Photograph 6362 N'; 'ca [circa] 1947 Bill Lew' and a stamp reading 'Index Number M.S.L. Photograph 6363 N'; 'ca [circa] 1947 Jack Little', 'The Weather-O-Meter' and a stamp reading 'Index Number M.S.L. Photograph 636[E?]'; 'ca [circa] Gordon Lelso' and a stamp reading 'Index Number M.S.L. Photograph 6363'; 'ca [circa] 1947 Esther Chaenpin' '27' and a stamp reading 'Index Number M.S.L. Photograph 6363 F'; 'ca [circa] 1947 Joan Hillbrick (Nee Hankney) '10' and a stamp reading 'Index Number M.S.L. Photograph 6362 X'; and 'ca [circa] 1947 Jim Hanger' '26'. Photographs rehoused at time of processing into acid-free sleeve for preservation purposes.
- A5 envelope inscribed "Ticketing 1983' (also inscribed 'Funds $13'"- this inscription is crossed out) containing receipts and airline tickets.
- A5 envelope titled "Items related to PTP - 1 Meeting Australia March 1984" containing two programs the first of which is titled "The Technical Cooperation Program TTCP [The Technical Cooperation Program] Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of TTCP Sub Group P Technical Panel P1 (Metals) 5 - 16 March 1984 Australia", and a second program titled "The Technical Cooperation Program Subgroup P Technical Panel P1 (Metals) Dinner 7 March 1984".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1972 - 1986    Quantity 5.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Diagrams, Graphs, Drafts, Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints, Schedules and/or Timetables, Figures and Charts
Inventory Identifier DUNN00444 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00445 Civil Defence Symposium

Contains four loose items and a manila folder inscribed "Civil Defence Symposium October 1986", including:
- Programmes for the 1986 Civil Defence Symposium held at the Australian Counter Disaster College in Mt Macedon Victoria Australia from the 22 - 24 October 1986.
- News clippings from the Weekend Herald, and The Macedon Digest (produced by the Australian Natural Disasters Organisation).
- Minute papers relating to the 1986 Civil Defence Symposium.
- A brochure titled 'You and International Humanitarian Law'.
- Copies of an address by Professor M. E. Silverstein titled "Civil Defence in Chemical, Biological Warfare" dated 22/10/1986.
- Correspondence between Peter Dunn and members of the Australian Counter Disaster College, in particular J. Lessels, and between Hugh and Tom Fink, regarding the 1986 Civil Defence Symposium.

The title of this file was imposed at the time of processing. Accession documentation indicates the contents listed above were originally held together under the title "Unlabelled".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1986    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier DUNN00445 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00446 Materials Research Laboratory Photographs
Part 1 of 3 - contains paper-based documentation and enclosures

Paper-based documentation and envelopes originally included in a file of photographs of Materials Research Laboratory activities, events and staff. For preservation purposes, the photographic material was rehoused separately into two archival binders during processing. The photographic records are now held as Parts 2 and 3 of this file (Inventory Items DUNN00924 and DUNN00925).

Documentation in this file includes "From Horse-Shoe Nails to High Power Lasers - The Changing Role of Materials Research Laboratories" by John P. Gleeson (softbound reprint).

The title of this file was imposed during processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range c. 1946 - c. 1987    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00446 Box Number 2 Series 1
DUNN00447 P/F 1981
Personnel File

Contains a manila folder inscribed "P/F [Personnel File] 1981 -> Dec [December] 1984 1981 ->" housing administrative records and correspondence between Peter Dunn and various groups and individuals. Papers consist of or relate to:
- Distribution of photographs, reports and Peter Dunn's account of his United Nations work in Iran. An account of Peter Dunn's experiences in Iran dated 16 October 1987 is held in Inventory Item DUNN00677.
- Travel reimbursements and expenses.
- Applications by Peter Dunn for various positions including the director of the Materials Research Laboratories and Chief Superintendent of the Materials Research Laboratories.
- Royal Commission into British Atomic Tests in Australia including a completed medical survey.
- Medical information including pathology tests, eye examinations, and Peter Dunn's exposure to chemical and nuclear substances.
- Visa applications.
- United Nations' Service agreement signed by Peter Dunn.
- An incident between Peter Dunn and another staff member.
- A telegram describing the experiences of Iranian soldiers on the front line.
- Thank you letters written by Peter Dunn in relation to his Special Service Award in 1984.
- 1984 subscription renewal to the Victorian Branch of the SDOA.
- Thank you letters from the United Nations to Peter Dunn for his work in Iraq and Iran.
- Addresses of the 'United Nations team'.
- TTCP [The Technical Cooperation Program] minutes.
- Application for an American Express card.
- Statement of employment and salary.
- Reunification of the DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation].
- Nomination by P. T. Fink in 1981 for Peter Dunn to join the Australian National Leaders (ANL) Subgroup P.
- Temporary Transfer and Leave forms.
- Curriculum Vitaes.

Also contains an envelope inscribed "Application for Director, MRL [Materials Research Laboratories] Feb [February] 1983" housing records relating to Peter Dunn's unsuccessful application for the role of Director of the Materials Research Laboratories in 1983.

For preservation purposes, papers listed above were removed from their original folder and envelope during processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1981 - 1984    Quantity 6.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Drafts, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints, CV, Facsimile Transmissions, Lists and Calculations
Inventory Identifier DUNN00447 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00448 P/F 1985 - 1986
Personnel File

Contains a manila folder inscribed "P/F [Personnel File]", "1985 -> 1986', and '1985 -> 1986" housing administrative records and correspondence between Peter Dunn and various groups and individuals. Papers consist of or relate to:
- Birth certificate for Peter Dunn.
- Superannuation.
- Peter Dunn's activities with the United Nations including his work in the Middle East.
- Travel, reimbursements and expenses.
- The Technical Cooperation Programme.
- Peter Dunn's fulfilment of temporary roles.
- Peter Dunn's Curriculum Vitae.
- Cancellation of membership with Plastics Institute of Australia.
- United Nations' official forms including a payment voucher and travel claim form.
- 'Who's Who in Australia'.
- Receipt of The Technical Cooperation Programme [TTCP] Achievement Award for Peter Dunn's Subgroup P submission "Epoxy Resin Fortifiers" in 1986.
- Department of Defence equal opportunity survey conducted in 1986.
- ASTEC [Australian Science and Technology Council] review of Defence Science and Technology Organisation performed in 1986.
- News clipping announcing the establishment of the Australian Peace Awards dated 3 May 1986.
- Author contracts signed by Peter Dunn in relation to his 1984 publication "Journey to Iran: A Personal Account". A 1987 edition of this account is available in Inventory Item DUNN00677.
- Peter Dunn's Order of Australia award in 1985 and related correspondence.
- Diplomatic passport for Peter Dunn.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1985 - 1987    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings, Loose Notes, CV, Lists and Forms
Inventory Identifier DUNN00448 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00449 1989 ->
Contents Missing

The title of this item was derived from archivist's notation on an empty accessioning folder. The folder was discarded at time of processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder Inventory Identifier DUNN00449 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00450 P/F 1987 - 1988
Personnel File

Contains a manila folder inscribed "P/F [Personnel File]", "1987 -> 1988", "Dr. P. Dunn", and "1987 -> 1988" housing administrative records and correspondence between Peter Dunn and various groups and individuals. Papers consist of or relate to:
- Records relating to Peter Dunnís working conditions and tenure at the Materials Research Laboratory and the United Nations.
- Peter Dunnís involvement in a number of professional groups and organisations including the RACI [Royal Australian Chemical Institute], the Plastics and Rubber Institute and The Technical Cooperation Program. Includes his retirement from leadership of The Technical Cooperation Program Sub-group P.
- Details pertaining to a series of publications and talks given by Peter Dunn including related invitations.
- Correspondence between Peter Dunn and International authorities such as the United States Government, The United Nations, The British Embassy in Washington, Iranian United Nations representatives and the Australian permanent mission in Geneva.
- Records relating to press conferences and press releases from the United Nations and Iran.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1987 - 1988    Quantity 4 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents, CV, Lists and Forms
Inventory Identifier DUNN00450 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00451 Organic Chemistry Division Technical Reports

Contains three bound Department of Defence Science and Technology Organisation reports, all titled "Organic Chemistry Division Technical Report - Statement of General Activities".
Consists of:
- Two copies of report dated 1977, bearing the code "Tech Report OCD 77/4". One copy is inscribed on front cover "Dr Wain [?]" with loose documents enclosed.
- One copy of report dated June 1979, bearing the code "Tech Report OCD 79/2".

The title of this file was imposed during processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1977 - 1979    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00451 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00452 Fire at MRL 4 June 1970

Contains:
- Letter addressed to D. M. Pinkerton, from Peter Dunn, dated 18/8/1982, titled "Fire in Building 421 - Wednesday 18 August 1982".
- Official Department of Supply report, dated January 1971, titled "Report of an Inquiry Into The Circumstances Associated With A Fire In Building 229, Defence Standards Laboratories, Maribyrnong On Thursday, 4th June 1970". Front cover inscribed "P. Dunn".

File title reflects inscription on folder contained in this file pertaining to a fire at the Materials Research Laboratories.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1971 - 1982    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00452 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00453 Papers and Reports on Rubber 1969 - 1977

Contains a series of published papers and extracts relating to rubber. Titles include:
- "Chemical and Instrumental Verification of Organophosphorus Warfare Agents" (title page only).
- "The Surface Treatment of Nylons For Adhesive Bonding".
- "Thermal Analysis of Polyarcrylonitrile. Part I. The Melting of Polyarcylonitrile".
- Department of Supply, Defence Standards Laboratories Report 408 "The Weathering of Vulcanized Rubbers".

The title of this item was imposed at the time of processing. Accession documentation indicates the contents listed above were originally held together under the title 'Unlabelled'.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1969 - 1977    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports, Published Papers or Articles and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00453 Box Number 3 Series 1
DUNN00454 AusPlas 82

Contains a range of records relating to Peter Dunn's attendance at "AusPlas 1982, Australia's International Conference and Exhibition for the Plastics Industry" held 6-10 July 1982 in Melbourne. Records include promotional material and artefacts, conference programme and trade listing, and a copy of the Ausplas 1982 Catalogue Plastics News dated June 1982.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1982    Quantity 4 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera and Schedules and/or Timetables
Inventory Identifier DUNN00454 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00456 TTCP 1975 Symposium

Contains records relating to the 1975 TTCP [The Technology Cooperation Program] Symposium, held in Melbourne 11-13 August 1975. Examples of records include:
- Item of correspondence from Peter Dunn to Controller, Research and Development, Department of Supply relating to proposal to hold the 1975 TCCP Symposium in Australia.
- Programme and abstracts for the symposium "TTCP - Subgroup P - Technical Panel P3 - Critical Subject Review - The Prevention of Deterioration of Organic Materials in Operational Environments".
- Annotated copy of Peter Dunn's 1975 symposium paper "Prevention of Deterioration of Organic Materials in Operational Environments - General Presentation for Australia".
- Various transparencies, and prints on photograhic paper, depicting military F111 aircraft, graphs, tables and a map of Australia.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1975    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Loose Photographic Prints and Photographic Transparencies
Inventory Identifier DUNN00456 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00458 TTCP 1972 Meeting

Manila folder inscribed "(a) Summary Report (b) Non-TTCP [The Technical Cooperation Program] Visit Report (c) TTCP Report - Master Copy". Contains the following two reports relating to Peter Dunn's visit to Britain and The United States of America between 28 April and 4 June 1972:
- "Report of an Overseas Visit - Britain and USA [United States of America] (Non-TTCP Activities)" authored and with covering letter by Peter Dunn. Report dated 28 July 1972.
- "Overseas Visit - Summary Report" authored by Peter Dunn. Report dated 14 June 1972.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1972    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00458 Box Number 5 Series 1
DUNN00459 TTCP 1973 Meeting

Contains a manila folder inscribed "TTCP [The Technical Cooperation Program] Report Master Copy". This inscription has been crossed out. Folder contains three documents (originally stapled together) regarding The Technical Cooperation Program Assignment - Technical Panel P3 and a related TTCP submission 'Australia Technical Panel P3, "Organic Materials": Ottawa, Canada June 1973'.

Also six black and white photographs, four of which were originally housed loose in a plastic bag. Photographs were rehoused into acid-free packaging at the time of processing. All photographic prints are stamped on reverse with a DSL [Defence Standards Laboratories] Photo Index number, some duplicated. DSL index numbers: 13284, 13024 (bagged) and 13242 (unbagged). Some prints bear handwritten inscriptions on reverse.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1973    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier DUNN00459 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00460 TTCP 1975 Meeting

Contains:
- "Report on Major Study Assignment - Technical Panel 3 - Organic Materials - August 1975 - Selected Areas For Priority Activity To Combat Deterioration Of Organic Materials In World-Wide Operational Military Environments" inscribed "P. Dunn".
- Department of Supply internal memorandum detailing Australian participation in The Technical Cooperation Program, including membership roster as at 21 September 1973.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1973 - 1975    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00460 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00464 RACI / PRI Papers

Contains:

- A4 envelope inscribed "Fifth Australasian Rubber Technology Convention Oct. [October] 1980" housing various records related to the Fifth Australasian Rubber Technology Convention held in 1980. Includes records and ephemera such as: conference programme; registration and accomodation receipts; dinner menu.

- Manila folder inscribed "RACI [Royal Australian Chemical Institute] Fellowship Publications PRI [Plastics and Rubber Institute]", housing:
Loose documents relating to the Plastics and Rubber Institute, such as: a members' guide, member regulations and members' handbook; photograph of Peter Dunn and Mr Oldfield with an award from the Plastics and Rubber Institute; and 1978 Annual Report for the Plastics and Rubber Institute.
Envelope inscribed "Plastics and Rubber Institute Application for Associateship Papers June 1978" housing loose notes, an application for association forms and a list titled "Publications by P. Dunn and others since 1964".

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1978 - 1980    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00464 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00465 Antifungal Sealing Rings

Contains a manila folder inscribed "Antifungal Sealing Rings" housing:
- Report MRL-R-689 "Antifungal Sealing Rings - A New Approach" authored by P. Dunn and D. Oldfield, as presented at the fourth Australian Rubber Technology Convention (1977).
- Correspondence detailing submission and publication processes for "Antifungal Sealing Rings - A New Approach" in Plastics and Rubber: Materials and Applications. Includes Dunn and Oldfield's responses to referee comments, and associated correspondence; and biographical notes on the authors.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1977 - 1978    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00465 Box Number 5 Series 1
DUNN00466 Trip Report Natick 1964-1965

Manila folder inscribed "Trip Report etc." containing records relating to a 1964 visit by Australian scientists to the United States' Army's Natick Laboratories in Natick, Massachusetts. Contains trip report dated 7/02/1964 (three copies) and Invitational Travel Order also dated 7/02/1964 (four copies).

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1964    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier DUNN00466 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00467 "Barra" Cable R3/3/68

Contains papers originally housed inside an A5 envelope inscribed 'Project "Barra" CMA Details. Information for P. D. [Peter Dunn] only. Commercial-in-Confidence'. Records detail formulations of natural rubber vulcanizates. Also a handwritten file note documenting a discussion between Peter Dunn and Brian James.

For preservation purposes, papers were removed from envelope during processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1975 - 1976    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Loose Notes and Specifications
Inventory Identifier DUNN00467 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00468 SPRS Interview - Injured Back

Contains:
- Papers in a manila folder inscribed "SPRS [Secure Payee Reimbursement System]" and "SPRS Interview". Includes annotated organisational charts for the Materials Research Laboratories, circa 1974, and Peter Dunn's curriculum vitae. Relationship between inscription and content is unclear.
- Manila folder inscribed "Injured back" housing records relating to Peter Dunnís claim for compensation for a back injury diagnosed as acute fibrositis of the back, sustained 14 October 1974 while Peter Dunn was travelling to Brisbane. Records include: multiple compensation determination forms from 4 February 1975 until 17 January 1977; treatment invoices; and a document outlining claimant rights and procedures.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1974 - 1977    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Photocopied Documents, Lists, Forms and Charts
Inventory Identifier DUNN00468 Box Number 5 Series 1
DUNN00469 Promotions Appeal

Contains reference materials regarding the Commonwealth Public Service promotions appeal process and procedures, including material published in Commonwealth Professional, December 1971 and April 1974; and various summaries of an address by Mr. K. Potter on the Promotions Appeal Committee System, presented on 19 February 1974.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1971 - 1974    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Talks and/or Speeches, Journals and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier DUNN00469 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00470 TTCP 1977

Manila folder inscribed "TTCP [The Technical Cooperation Program] Conference", housing documents relating to a 1977 Meeting and Critical Subject Review, held at the Australian Academy of Science Canberra, Australia 13 October 1977. Contains:
- Two internal memorandum from the Australian National Leader TTCP Sub-Group P [F.P. Bullen] to the Chief Superintendent Materials Research Laboratories, dated 19/9/1977.
- Programme and preprints for The Technical Co-Operation Programme Critical Subject Review on The Influence of Materials Technology and Materials Behavioural Science On The Cost Of Ownership Of Military Equipment.
- Keynote address by N.L. Parr, Executive Chairman of Sub-Group P and Director Research Materials MOD [Ministry of Defence].
- Suggested contributions from the Materials Research Laboratories to the Critical Subject Review dated 8/7/1977.
- Draft welcome and opening address prepared by Peter Dunn, titled 'Critical Subject Review "The Responsibilities of Materials Science and Technology The Reduction Of Ownership Costs Of Military Equipment"'.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1977    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier DUNN00470 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00471 Travel

Contains:
- A4 envelope inscribed "Ticketing 1981 etc", housing:
A list of travel destinations, dates, and costs dated 1981;
Second smaller envelope also labelled 'Ticketing 1981', containing airline ticket stubs, also two lists of travel destinations, dates, and costs;
Loose airline ticket stubs;
List titled "Current Costs in Britain April 1981";
POA [Professional Officers Association] Victorian Branch Travel Scheme brochure;
Accommodation brochures and receipts;
Travel guide for Canberra dated April 1975 and travel guide for Sydney.

- A5 envelope inscribed "Overseas Visit April/May 1969 Receipts P. Dunn" housing travel receipts and related ephemera.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1969 - 1981    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Loose Notes and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00471 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00472 DRES

Contains A4 envelope inscribed "DRES [Defence Research Establishment Suffield]", housing:
- Booklet titled "Defence Research Establishment Suffield Alberta", dated 1976.
- Memorandum titled "Procedures To Be Used By DRES Personnel In Support Of Trial Chace II (Field Programme Procedure - 24)" Authored by B. G. Cameron and dated December 1977. The document is numbered "Suffield Memorandum No.67/77" and "CAN 13D60".
- Two memoranda with diagrams, regarding a visit to the Defence Research Establishment Suffield by Dr H.L. Wain from the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C [District of Columbia]. Dated 9/5/1978 and 15/5/1978.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1976 - 1978    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Diagrams, Ephemera and Memoranda
Inventory Identifier DUNN00472 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00473 EDE History

Commonwealth of Australia publication titled Forty Years of Army Design authored by J.C. Wisdom, head of the EDE [Engineering Development Establishment], published 1979. A history of the organisations, individuals and technical aspects of the design and development of equipment for the Australian Army from the 1930s onward. Inscribed on title page, "P Dunn 29/10/79". Compliments slip from the EDE is attached to inside front cover.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1979    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera and Books
Inventory Identifier DUNN00473 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00474 CDE Porton

Contains material relating to the CDE [Chemical Defence Establishment] at Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom, as follows:
- A5 envelope inscribed 'History of Porton - 1961 - Note: According to the book "A Higher Form Of Killing" (1982) this brochure was declassified in 1981 P. D. [Peter Dunn] 19/5/82 [1982]'. Envelope houses a booklet titled "A Brief History Of The Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment. Porton", dated March 1961 (internal publication).
- Directory listing of names, position titles, and phone extensions for staff of the Chemical Defence Establishment.
- British Government publication "Chemical Defence Establishment Summary Report 1980", inscribed on front cover "Only Copy - 16 - P Dunn". Report removed from an A4 envelope inscribed "CDE Porton - Mr Mathews [initialled and dated] - Mr Gray [initialled and dated] - Please return to S/Org Chem [Superintendent Organic Chemistry]".
- Booklet titled Chemical Defence Establishment Diamond Jubilee, dated 1977.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1961 - 1980    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Ephemera, Books, Published Reports and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00474 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00475 Reprints (Journals)

Contains assorted papers such as reprints, preprints and photocopies of published articles and conference papers, and including Peter Dunn's Honours thesis.

Records are arranged in two groups, as follows:
First Set
- Peter Dunn, "Organic Materials in Adverse Environments", Twelfth Annual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association, in Australasian Corrosion Engineering Vol 16, No 1-2, January/February 1972 (2 copies).
- J.B. Polya and P. Dunn, "The Use of Acetamide in the Meiostagmin Reaction", Cancer Research, Volume 10, Number 9, September 1950.
- P. Dunn and A.G. Kelso, "The Determination of Pentachlorophenyl Laurate Using Electron Capture Gas Chromatography", reprinted from Journal of Gas Chromatography, Volume 6, February 1968 (2 copies retained, additional duplicates discarded).
- P. Dunn and J.B. Polya, "Amides VI: Studies On Acetamide And Diacetimide", Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-bas, Volume 69, 1950.
- P. Dunn, "An Investigation into Some Aspects of the Biochemistry of Cancer and Other Related Problems", Thesis submitted for Bachelor of Science with Honours, to the Chemistry Department, University of Tasmania, November 1949.

Second Set
- Plastics in Australia, Volume 20, Number 10, October 1969.
- P. Dunn, A.J.C. Hall and T. Norris, 1962, "Failures in Stressed Nylons", Nature, Volume 195, Number 4846, September 15 1962 (2 copies retained, additional duplicates discarded).
- P. Dunn, "Addition Compounds Of Titanium", Australian Journal of Chemistry , Volume 13, Number 2, 1960 (2 copies retained, additional duplicates discarded).
- P. Dunn, "The Preparation And Polymerization Of Mixed Tetraorthoesters Of Titanium", Australian Journal of Applied Science, Volume 10, Number 4, 1959 (2 copies retained, additional duplicates discarded).
- R.A. Cummins and P. Dunn, "Organotin Carboxylates", Australian Journal Of Chemistry, Volume 17, Number 2, February 1964 (2 copies).
- I.D. Campbell and F. D. Looney, "The Decay of Irradiation Defects In Polymethyl Methacrylate", Australian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 15, Number 4, November 1962.
- P. Dunn and J.B. Polya, "Amides VI: Studies On Acetamide And Diacetimide", Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas, Volume 69, 1950 (2 copies retained, additional duplicates discarded).
- E.A. Parkes, J.B. Polya and T.M. Spotswood, "Amides X: The Use Of Tertiary Amides In The Perkin Reaction", Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas, Volume 71, Number 6, 1952.
- M.L. Hume and J.S. Danger, "Acetic Acid For WIJS Solution", The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Journal and Proceedings April 1950.
- A.H. Ford-Moore, "Divinyl Sulphone and Allied Compounds", The Journal Of The Chemical Society (512), October 1949.
- A.H. Ford-Moore, "Some Derivatives of Ethane-1 : 2-dithiol and 2-Mercaptoethyl Sulphoxides", The Journal of the Chemical Society, (451), September 1949.
- A.F. Childs, L.J. Goldsworthy, G.F. Harding, F.E. King, A.W. Nineham, W.L. Norris, S.G.P. Plant, B. Selton, and A.L.L. Tompsett, "Amines containing 2-Halogenoethyl Groups", The Journal of the Chemical Society, (439), 1948.
- J.B. Polya and P. Dunn, "The Use of Acetamide in the Meiostagmin Reaction", Cancer Research, Volume 10, Number 9, September 1950 [2 copies].
- J.B. Polya and T.M. Spotswood, "Amides V. Ultraviolet Absorption-Spectra Of Diacylimines", Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas, Volume 68, 7-8, 1949.
- F.L. Rose, "A Chemotheraputic Search In Retrospect", The Tilden Lecture delivered at the Royal Institution London 7 June 1951 and in Bangor 23 November 1950, Journal of the Chemical Society, October 1951.
- P. Dunn, E.A. Parkes and J.B. Polya, "Amides IX: Acylation Of Amides and Amines", Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas, Volume 71, Number 6, 1952 (2 copies retained, duplicates discarded).
- C.S. Barnes and J.L. Occolowitz, "The Mass Spectra Of Phenyl Methyl Ethers", Australian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 16, Number 2, April 1963.

The records listed above were removed during processing from the two uninscribed manila folders in which they were housed, and each set was rehoused in a plastic sleeve.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1948 - 1972    Quantity 5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Journals and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier DUNN00475 Box Number 4 Series 1
DUNN00478 Lightweight Armour

Contains a manila folder with three black and white photographs documenting materials tests sticky taped to rear inside cover, with handwritten descriptive notes. The folder also contains:
- One page hand-written notes, "Personal protection - Lightweight armour", marked confidential.
- A5 envelope inscribed "Photographs of HFC [High Force Compaction] Armour Navy PRD 72/2", housing 11 black and white photographs documenting materials testing. Non-identical images, all stamped with DSL [Defence Standards Laboratories] Photo Index number 13085. Six of the photographs also have an alphabetical letter inscribed by hand, from A to F.
- Unmarked envelope containing 13 black and white photographs documenting materials testing. Non-identical images, all stamped with DSL [Defence Standards Laboratories] Photo Index number 13085. Six of the photographs also have an alphabetical letter inscribed by hand, from A to F.
- Department of Defence, Materials Research Laboratories Report 641 "Glass-Faced Lightweight Armour" authored by P. Dunn and G.F. Sansom, dated October 1975. Cover inscribed 'Mr P. Dunn' and stamped confidential.

The title of this file was imposed at the time of processing. Accession documentation indicates the contents listed above were originally held together under the title 'Unlabelled'.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range c. 1975, includes undated material    Quantity 2 cm, 1 folder
Formats Loose Notes, Published Reports and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier DUNN00478 Box Number 5 Series 1
DUNN00924 Materials Research Laboratory Photographs
Part 2 of 3 - Includes "Australia Day Function at MRL Jan 1987"

Contains photographs documenting Materials Research Laboratory activities, events and staff. The records in this item were part of a set of photographs housed across multiple envelopes, together with paper-based documentation. For preservation reasons, during processing the original file was subdivided, and housed across three inventory items. Further photographs are held in Part 3 of this file (Inventory Item DUNN00925). Paper-based enclosures included in the original file are held in Part 1 (Inventory Item DUNN00446). During processing, the photographs were removed from their envelopes and rehoused in archival sleeves.

Photographs in this file are as follows (quoted titles are as inscribed on original envelopes):
- "Australia Day Function at MRL [Materials Research Laboratory] Jan [January] 1987". Three colour photographic prints. People depicted are: Robin Brock, Peter Dunn, Ian Dunstan and Allan Emmett. Inscription on envelope has been retained.

- "TTCP [The Technical Cooperation Program] Visitors [?] - November 1986 - Mt Macedon, Victoria - Copies for P [Peter] Dunn". Seven photographic prints of TTCP delegates on a visit to Mt Macedon, Victoria, in November 1986. The envelope was originally housed in an uninscribed plastic bag together with two loose copies of another photograph of TTCP delegates, inscribed with control code MRL 15666. The plastic bag was discarded during processing. Inscription on envelope has been retained.

- "Photograph [Nov?] 84 [November 1984]". Photographic print of the staff of the Organic Chemistry Division, Materials Research Laboratory, November 1984. Also an identification list showing staff names, signed by Peter Dunn and dated 2 May 1986.

- "Xmas [Christmas] Party at MRL - DSTO [Defence Science and Technology Organisation] - Tasmania Friday 19 December 1987". Two colour photographic prints taken at the staff Christmas party. People depicted in photographs are: Peter Dunn, Debbie Reid, Ross Richards, Chris Falers-Euvan, and Elizabeth Maricott. Inscription on envelope has been retained.

- "Photographs associated with opening of Richard. G. Gillis Laboratory 8 October 1986 by CDS [Chief Defence Scientist] (Professor P. T. Fink) 1 Large, 11 smaller P Dunn 3.2.87 [1987]". Twelve photographic prints. Photographs are inscribed on reverse with the following control codes: MRL15626 #9, MRL15626 #17, MRL15626 #11, MRL15626 #14, MRL15626 #29, MRL15626A #19 (two copies), MRL15626A #9, MRL15626A #3, MRL15626A #22, MRL15626B 12A, MRL 15626B #15A. Includes one large photograph originally housed in an uninscribed plastic bag. For preservation purposes, the plastic bag was discarded during processing.

- "Professor P. T (Tom) Fink At MRL TTCP Awards Ceremony 14 Aug [August] 1986. P [Peter] Dunn Aq DMRL [Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory] Partially Obscured. CDS [Chief Defence Scientist] 1979-1986". Colour photographic print, inscribed on the back with control code MRL15618 #24. Inscription on envelope has been retained.

- "Visit by General Lamberson USAF [United States Air Force]. Research, Development and Acquisition. MRL. Show 1986 4 colour photographs taken in the Richard. G. Gillis Laboratory P [Peter] Dunn 3/2/87 [1987]". Four colour photographic prints of a visit to the Materials Research Laboratory by Major General D. L. Lamberson of the United States Air Force on 5 November 1986. Photographs are inscribed on reverse with control codes, as follows: MRL15664 #17, MRL15664 #21, MRL15664 #19, MRL 15664 #23.

- Uninscribed empty envelope which bears the insignia of the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation.

- Three colour photographic prints taken at the home of Bill Hunter in Washington, in February 1985. People depicted in the photographs are: Peter Dunn, Jerry Persh, May Hunter, Don Carter, Doris Persh, Jenny Dashiell, Tom Dashiell and Helen Lough. Photographs were originally housed in an Embassy of Australia envelope addressed to Dr Peter Dunn and inscribed with 'Received April 1985'.

- Two colour photographic prints taken at AFWAL [Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory] - MRL meeting in Dayton Ohio, October 1984. People depicted in photographs are: Phil Clarkin, Carolyn Bonin, Ed Wright, John Breland, Terry Hobin, Geoff Butler, Ralph Barer, John Green, Peter Dunn, Nick Wordsworth, Warren Johnson, Henry Levinsohn. Photographs were originally housed in a brown envelope addressed to Peter Dunn.

- Two colour photographic prints depicting a pine cone, and a note dated 10/10/1984. Both photographs are inscribed on reverse with control code MRL 83.32. Photographs were originally housed in an uninscribed plastic bag. During processing the photographs were removed from the plastic bag, which was discarded.

- Black and white photographic print, inscribed on reverse with 'Attendees at 1983 TTCP Subgroup P Meeting', negative number 6823, and date 21 October 1983. Back of photograph also bears the stamp of the Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia [Canada].

- Black and white photographic print, inscribed on reverse with 'Car crash outside MRL 26 July 1984. about 1300 h [hours] just as I was returning from lunch. No one injured. P [Peter] Dunn 31/7/84 [1984]', and control code MRL 15215.

- "Photographs (4) Coloured. Farewell Function for G. A. George - 5 May 83 [1983]". Four colour photographic prints and a sheet entitled 'Function for Resignation of Graeme George - Canning Reserve, Maribyrnong, 5 May 1983' showing name list for each photograph. Photographs and sheet were originally contained inside an uninscribed plastic bag. The plastic bag was discarded during processing.

- Two colour photographic prints of members of The Technical Cooperation Program Subgroup P, taken in Melbourne and Mt Macedon, Victoria in November 1982. People depicted in photographs are: Terry Hobin, Stanley [?], David Thomas, P.D. [Peter Dunn], Warren Johnson, Jim Bryant, John Breland, Art Diness. Picture was taken by Ralph Barer. Photographs were originally housed in an uninscribed official envelope which was discarded during processing.

- "Peter Dunn". Three colour photographic prints, and a Compliments Slip of D. V. Wyllie, Australian Embassy, Washington D.C., inscribed 'Received from Jerry Parsh - 4 December 1981'. Photographs were taken in a restaurant and a pub in Poole, United Kingdom in October 1981. People depicted in photographs are: Phil Clarkin, Peter Dunn, David Thomas, Ralph Barer, Terry Hobin, Warren Johnson, Fred Smidt, and Des Barnsley.

- "Dr P [Peter] Dunn". Six black and white photographs taken at a work function, dated 3 July 1980. People depicted in photographs are: Dick Gillis, Frank Maguire, Gavin McDonald, Darryl Hodgeman, Hugh Grove, Graham [George?], Bob Mathews, Janet Horne, Brent Paul, Len Samuels, Laurie Wain, Chris Weaver, Peter Dunn.

- Nine black and white photographic prints depicting Peter Dunn and an unidentified male. One photograph is inscribed 'One I overlooked before' on reverse. Photographs were originally housed in an uninscribed official envelope which was discarded during processing.

- "Photographs taken at MRL on 11 Dec [December] 1981 for farewell function fr [for] Dr John L Farrands, See Dept. [Department] of Science and Technology on his retirement. Photographs by Jack Gleeson (now retired) - negatives held by Mr Gleeson - P [Peter] Dunn 21/4/82 [1982]". Five black and white photographic prints dated 11 December 1981, and a handwritten note from 'Jack' to Peter Dunn dated 20 April 1982. People depicted in photographs (surnames only) are: Evans, Hooke, Wills, Dunn, Pinkerton, Brown (Aeronautical Research Laboratory], Burley, Brooks, Bullen, Matheas, Farrands, Samuels, Evans, Eadie, Williams, Wain, and Macdonald.

- "Dr P. [Peter] Dunn - Visit by Indonesian R + D [Research and Development] Team - 1 October 1981". Four black and white photographic prints, and an MRL circular entitled 'Visit by Indonesian Army Team'. People depicted in photographs are: Major Suparno, Colonel Arkaputra, General Soekotjo. Peter Dunn.

- "Mr P [Peter] Dunn 1979". Nine black and white photographic prints depicting Peter Dunn and an unidentified female. Inscription on envelope has been retained.

- "Award [to?] Gordon Southwell - 6/5/81 [1981]". Two photographic prints (one colour, one black and white), and a letter of congratulations from Peter Thomas Fink, Chief Defence Scientist, to Gordon Southwell. Reverse of colour photograph is inscribed with control code MRL81-01. Reverse of black and white photograph is inscribed with control code MRL14730.

File title was imposed at the time of processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range c. 1979 - c. 1987    Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 Archival Swivel Arch Binder
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents, Lists and Schedules and/or Timetables
Inventory Identifier DUNN00924 Box Number 6 Series 1
DUNN00925 Materials Research Laboratory Photographs
Part 3 of 3 - Includes "Photographs - CDS [Chief Defence Scientist?] and others - P [Peter] Dunn 31/10/79"

Contains photographs documenting Materials Research Laboratory activities, events and staff. The records in this item were part of a set of photographs housed across multiple envelopes, together with paper-based documentation. For preservation reasons, during processing the original file was subdivided, and housed across three inventory items. Further photographs are held in Part 2 of this file (Inventory Item DUNN00924). Paper-based enclosures included in the original file are held in Part 1 (Inventory Item DUNN00446). During processing, the photographs were removed from their envelopes and rehoused in archival sleeves.

Photographs in this file are as follows (quoted titles are as inscribed on original envelopes):
- "Photographs - CDS [Chief Defence Scientist?] and others - P [Peter] Dunn 31/10/79 [1979]" and "Mr P. [Peter] Dunn". Four photographic prints of a visit by Peter Thomas Fink, Chief Defence Scientist, to the Materials Research Laboratory on 22 June 1979. Also a letter from Peter Dunn to Peter Fink (and reply written in margins] originally enclosed in an envelope addressed to Peter Dunn.

- "Puckapunyal Trial (Defence No 6/414) 1979. Negatives held by Mr J. P. Gleeson - P [Peter] Dunn 27/2/79 [1979]". Thirteen black and white photographic prints. Also one black and white photographic print inscribed 'Puckapunyal, Victoria. February 1979. R.G.G. [R. G. Gillis], P. D. [Peter Dunn], H.L.W. [H. L. Wain]', housed in a smaller envelope inscribed 'Dr P. [Peter] Dunn'. Large envelope is housed in Part 1 of this file.

- "Dr Dunn Opening of John L Farrands Laboratory 30 July 1980 - 4". Four black and white photographic prints. People depicted in photographs are: Minister Killen, Mrs Farrands, Mrs Wain, Dr John L Farrands, Dr M. Biffin, Mr G. F. Cawsey, Professor P. T. Fink (Chief Defence Scientist).

- "Photographs taken at the retirement of Frank Maguire. [E04?], Personnel Protection Group - 20 August 1980". Ten black and white photographic prints. Control codes inscribed on reverse are: MRL14694 B 6, MRL14694 8 B, MRL14694 16, MRL14694 29, MRL14694 28, MRL14694 27, MRL14694 24, MRL14694 17, MRL14694 10, and MRL14694 B 11.

- "Mr P Dunn 1946". Five black and white photographic prints of MRL staff and premises from the 1940s. Also two sheets of name lists entitled 'General Chemistry Section' and 'Chemical Defence Section'.

- "Photographs of [Morehunter?] - CAT Sections at MRL. Mid 1980 P.D [Peter Dunn] 6/1/82 [1982]". Four black and white photographic prints of cranes moving a large object.

- "Horseshoe Nails to High-Power Lasers - Reprint and Photographs". Official MRL bound copy of article 'From Horse-Shoe Nails to High Power Lasers - The Changing Role of Materials Research Laboratories' by John P Gleeson, dated 1979. Reprinted from Chemistry in Australia, Volume 44, No 12, 1977. Document includes three loose black and white photographic prints (published by Gleeson as Figures 1-3).

- "Medallion Photographs - 10 off". Two strips of labels that read '13.4 - Appendix 13b - The Jim Smithson Medallion. Presented to Peter Dunn and David Oldfield by the Plastics and Rubber Institute - Australasian Section, October 1977 (mag.[magnified], 1.0)'. Also nine black and white photographic prints of the Jim Smithson Award.

File title was imposed at the time of processing.

Creator Dunn, Peter
Date range 1977 - 1982, (also includes records from the 1940s)    Quantity 4.5 cm, 1 Archival Swivel Arch Binder
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Photographic Prints, Photocopied Documents and Lists
Inventory Identifier DUNN00925 Box Number 7 Series 1

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