• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000309

Dame Roma Mitchell : SUMMARY RECORD

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference PRG 778
  • Date Range 1845 - 2004
  • Description

    Papers of Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell AC, DBE, CVO, former Governor of South Australia, Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Judge of the SA Supreme Court and Queen’s Counsel, comprising letters of congratulation, subject files, correspondence, papers relating to C.B.E., letters patent for judicial positions, notebooks, articles of agreement, programmes, certificates, printed material, passports, newspaper cuttings, papers relating to her father H.F. Mitchell, with his two war medals and identity disc, & grandfather Judge S.J. Mitchell, family biographical notes, assorted photographs, 1994 Women’s Suffrage Centenary diary, transcripts of speeches, transcripts of proceedings at farewells of Justice Mitchell, Chief Justice King and Judge Villeneuve-Smith, funeral orations for Dr J.J.Bray and discussion papers from the Human Rights Commission. Also included is material from later donations comprising Governor Dame Roma Mitchell’s appointment diary 1992-1996, 2 volumes of retirement congratulations messages 1996, honorary degrees and awards, Millencourt Cemetery (France) papers, diary of South Africa safari (1999), Christmas, birthday and retirement cards, letters to friend Noni Farwell, photographs, photograph album, bound volumes of speeches 1991-1996, scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings, orders of service, French official visit program, transcript of proceedings, papers relating to Roma Mitchell statue, articles, family papers, condolence books (2000), valuation list for household furniture, papers relating to her aunt Jean Mitchell (Mrs. R. A. Priaulx), 28 videotapes and 2 sound recordings of radio interviews (described in full online), and presentation book on her admission to the Bar in 1934. Also includes minutes of the Criminal Law and Penal Methods Reform Committee SA, of which Dame Roma was the chairperson, an interview on videotape conducted by Joan Innes, and five videotapes of ‘Millennium Dilemma: Constitutional Change in Australia’.

  • Quantity 0 3.6 m
  • Access No restrictions on access.
  • Finding Aid http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/archivaldocs/prg/PRG778_RomaMitchell_serieslist.pdf

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Mitchell, Roma Flinders (1913 - 2000)