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Kenneth McKenzie Dallas Indexes: University of Tasmania Collection


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Kenneth McKenzie (Ken) Dallas (1902-1988), historian, spent 1921 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania and Philip Smith Training College. His chief mentor then was John Johnson (and later James Brigden). He taught in rural areas, mainly at South Riana’s one-teacher school, and studied externally for a commerce degree at the university (B.Com., 1928), achieving outstanding results. In 1925-30 he taught at Launceston High, friendship there with Archibald Meston stimulating his interest in Tasmanian (notably Aboriginal) history. In 1930 Dallas became tutor at Devonport for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), which was then linked with the university. That year he worked with the WEA at Newcastle, New South Wales. In March 1932 he was appointed as Pitt Cobbett lecturer in the commerce faculty in Hobart, a position that entailed both university duties and directorship of the WEA. He was commissioned in the Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve on 1 January 1941, and sent to Britain for service in landing ships of the Royal Navy. His appointment terminated on 19 March 1945 in Hobart. Index UT 331 lists the notes written as background material for an interview on Kenneth McKenzie Dallas for the ABC in 1978.
(From University Collection UT 331).
Index UT 516 lists the personal papers of K. M. Dallas (1902 - 1988) who was appointed lecturer in economics at the University of Tasmania in 1932.
(From University Collection UT 516)
Index UT 518 includes correspondence and diaries from 1920's and 1930's; memoranda and dairies from his naval service 1940-45; dairies and notebooks from 1955-1960's; autobiographical recollections of the 1920's; and photographs spanning 1920's - 1970's, including Launceston State High School sports and activities. Deposited on loan by Mrs M. Dallas Nov, 1990. (From University Collection UT518)
See also University of Tasmania Oral History Project 1978-1983 Mr Ken Dallas interviewed by Prof M Roe UT388/2-11

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Authors/Creators:University of Tasmania,
Keywords: Kenneth McKenzie Dallas, lecturer, economics, University of Tasmania, Douglas Copland, B. Brigden, D.G. McDougall, Launceston High School, ABC, interview, "My life in the University or the University in my life", Devonport, UTAS, Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Index
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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