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Manuscript Name Testing- for training purposes
Manuscript Number MSS XXX
Last Updated April 2018
Extent no boxes
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This Finding Aid is for testing and training purposes.

 Collection Subject Type {heading 3} NEW!


Scope and Content {Heading 3}

This collection relates to Major-General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG and includes items donated by his youngest son Major Anthony George Bridges, Rtd., together with items added to the collection from other donors.

Date Range of Content {Heading 3}


Biographical Note {Heading 3}

NEW! Wikipedia article:

William Throsby Bridges was born on 18 February 1861 at Greenock, Scotland, son of William Wilson Somerset Bridges, naval officer and his wife Mary Hill, née Throsby. He was educated at Ryde, Isle of Wight, and from 1871 at the Royal Naval School, New Cross, London. On retiring from the Navy,

Australian War Memorial 'Who's who in Australian Military History : Major-General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG' retrieved 27 February 2008
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition: Bridges, Sir William Throsby (1861 - 1915) retrieved 27

Administrative Information {Heading 2}


Access and Copying Conditions {heading 3} NEW!


Access: Check with Curator [default]

If PD has verified and checked the access and copying conditions then some of the following may apply instead of the defaults:

Access: Open Access

Access: The permission of the donor/donors family/Literary Executor is required to access this collection. 

Access: The collection is open access with the exception of  the X e.g. diaries and letters. The permission of the donor/donors family/Literary Executor is required to access these items.

Access: The collection is closed until date e.g. March 2018

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Check with Curator [default]

Copying: Copying of material authored by xx for private study and research is approved. 

Copying: Copying of material authored by xx under section 51 (1) of the Copyright Act (more than 50 years since the death of the author) is approved.

Copying: No copying is approved.


Preferred Citation {heading 3}

Papers of Major-General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance {heading 3}

The collection was acquired in 2017/donated by Major Anthony George Bridges, Rtd, son of W.T. Bridges.

Additional Information {heading 3} 

Related Material {heading 3}[use only if relevant]

Further material relating to Major-General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG is located in the papers of Chris Clark, at MS 2.

The Academy Library holds the following ships' journals and logs in Special Collections:
G. K. Dickson at MS 222
Clement Richardson at MS 264
HCS Northumberland at MS 266
HMS Pegasus at MS 267
H. D. Wilkin at MS 271

Further papers of Major-General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG are held by the Royal Military College Museum, Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, in the Bridges Collection, or in the NLA or AWM etc.


Separated Material {heading 3} [use only if relevant]

This collection originally included a number of publications, listed below. These works have been catalogued separately, and added to the Library collection.

Birdwood, William Riddell Birdwood, Baron, 1865-1951. Khaki and gown : an autobiography . London: Ward Lock, 1941.

Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754. The history of Tom Jones : a foundling. London: George Routledge, 1884, 2 volumes.

Subject Keywords {heading 2} NEW!


Subjects {heading 3}

e.g. war, diaries, journals, gay literature


Personal Names {heading 3}

Format like this:

Sir William Throsby Bridges [add birth and death dates if known]1861-1915

Corporate Names {heading 3}

e.g. Royal Navy


Occupations {heading 3}

e.g. Army officers, journalist

Container List {heading 2}


Box 1 {heading 3}

Letters (try and summarise box contents, especially if themed e.g. letters and photos.

Folder 1 {para bold}

Letter to Lord Augustus (Loftus) from Alec Stuart, 7th March 1882, regarding Captain W.W.S. Bridges

NEW! If content has been digitised then use the term ‘digitised’ after the item in the list at folder level and add a hyperlink e.g.

Letter to father: digitised item: urlhyperlink

Postcard to Master A.G. Bridges of unidentified ruin pillars
Christmas card, with photographs for R.M.C., Duntroon, Christmas 1914 from Major and Mrs McCarthy
Postcard dated Easter Sunday, 1912 from Fort Marion, Florida
Programme for the Naming the city (Canberra), 12th March 1913
Synopsis of programme of official opening of Parliament House, Canberra, by H.R.H. The Duke of York, K.G., 9th May 1927
Pamphlet entitled: 'Burial of the late Major-General William Throsby Bridges, K.C.B., C.M.G. at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. Ceremony at Canberra, 3rd September 1915', 17 p.
Excerpt from the D.F. Advertiser, Kimberley, Friday, February 16, 1900. Main item entitled 'Relief of Kimberley by French's flying column'
Copy of Journal (Royal Military College (Duntroon, A.C.T.), Vol. 1, no. 1, December 1913 - General Bridges personal copy
Letter to Donald Bridges from General his father W.T. Bridges, 28th November [1910]
Letter to Donald Bridges from General his father W.T. Bridges, 17th January 1911
Envelope containing visiting card of Major-General Bridges, 1st Aust Div.; five pages from a small notebook, and photograph of Dorothy Stewart Bridges (housed in album)
Photocopy of an excerpt from the Daily mirror, Nov 2, 1956 entitled 'Story of the first lap to Gallipoli : German raider lay in wait for Australia's first army', 1 p. (original in Oversize 1, map cabinet 2, drawer 10)

Folder 2 
File entitled Major-General William Throsby Bridges, KCB, CMG, 1861-1915, comprising background research collected by A.G. Bridges, 1928-1959


Box 2 {heading 3}

Folder 6 {para bold}
Photographs and negatives, c. 1879-1915

Black and white photographs donated by A.G. Bridges:
Early photograph of fibrous cement (fibro) buildings, R.M.C., Duntroon
'The start at Warrandyte', 7/8/04
Pasha, the bay horse, taken at Mena, March, 1915
View of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra looking across the Molonglo River plain with buildings in the foreground

Unprocessed Boxes {Heading 2}

This collection contains an additional X boxes that have not yet been catalogued or processed.