Prominent South Australians - R to Z
- Victor York Richardson (1894–1969)
- Sir Ross Macpherson Smith (1892–1922) and Sir Keith Macpherson Smith (1890–1955)
- Dr Margaret Ada Sutherland (1897–1984)
- David Unaipon (1872–1967)
- Ian Bonython Cameron Wilson (1932–2013)
- Sir Keith Cameron Wilson (1900–87)
Victor York Richardson (1894–1969)
Sportsman and broadcaster Victor Richardson was born in Adelaide and lived his whole life in the Unley district. He was an all-rounder, playing both Australian rules football and hockey for South Australia, but he is best known for his contribution to cricket. He played cricket for Australia in the 1924–25 season against England and captained Australia in South Africa in 1935–36. In the 1950s he was sporting editor of radio 5AD, and later worked at the ABC as a sports commentator on radio and television. Richardson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1954. He was grandfather of the Chappell brothers – Ian, Greg and Trevor – all three elite Australian cricketers.
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO VICTOR YORK RICHARDSON|
|World War II service file (RAAF) – Victor York Richardson, 1939–48||A9300, RICHARDSON V Y|
|Vic Richardson, 1948–51||SP368/1, 7/46/8|
|The Vic Richardson Story with Alan McGilvray, sound recording, 1967||C100, 88/10/322.2 M|
|The Vic Richardson Story, motion picture film, 1970||C475, ARCH 07F/0053|
|The Vic Richardson Story, motion picture film, 1970||C475, ARCH 07F/0338|
|Bodyline – interview with Vic Richardson by Alan McGilvray, sound recording, 1974||C100, 08/7/147 M|
Sir Ross Macpherson Smith (1892–1922) and Sir Keith Macpherson Smith (1890–1955)
Keith Macpherson Smith was born in Adelaide in 1890, and his brother Ross was born in Adelaide in 1892. In December 1919 they won the prize offered by the Commonwealth Government for the first flight from England to Australia to be completed in 30 days. Ross died in a plane crash in 1922.
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO SIR KEITH AND SIR ROSS MACPHERSON SMITH|
|World War I service file – Ross Macpherson Smith, 1914–20||B2455, SMITH R P|
|Recommendations and suggestions for British Empire Order Honours – Captain Ross M Smith, Lt KM Smith, 1919||A12378, 5/E/5|
|Sir Ross and Keith Smith – War Memorial, Adelaide – display of Vickers Vimy aircraft, 1920–58||A463, 1957/3837|
|Logbook of Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith, 1926||A6006, 1926/09/17|
|Sir Ross and Keith Smith – 1919 flight United Kingdom to Australia, 1934||A705, 21/1/88 part 1|
Dr Margaret Ada Sutherland (1897–1984)
Margaret Sutherland was a prolific composer, born in Adelaide and educated in London. She wrote music in most forms, but particularly chamber music. Her only opera, The Young Kabbarli, based on the life of Daisy Bates, was the first Australian opera recorded in Australia. In recognition of her contribution to the arts, Sutherland was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Melbourne in 1969, appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1970, and an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1981.
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO DR MARGARET ADA SUTHERLAND|
|Australian composers – Margaret Sutherland, 1936–62||SP827/2, SUTHERLAND part 1|
|Australian composers – Margaret Sutherland, 1936–62||SP827/2, SUTHERLAND part 2|
|Australian composers – Margaret Sutherland, 1936–62||SP827/2, SUTHERLAND part 3|
|Australian composers – Margaret Sutherland, 1936–62||SP827/2, SUTHERLAND part 4|
|Personal files, artists and staff – Sutherland, Margaret, 1939–40||SP1558/2, 168|
|Margaret Sutherland, 1944–52||SP368/1, 7/51/11|
|ABC publicity photos – Margaret Sutherland, pianist, 1960||SP1011/1, 4382|
|Music of Margaret Sutherland – tape, 1964||SP1105/1, 33|
|Songs by Margaret Sutherland and Dorian le Gallienne, tape, 1961–67||SP1105/1, 55|
|Sonata for clarinet and piano – Thomas White on Clarinet, Margaret Sutherland on piano – sound recording, 1949||C1967, CC138|
|Bullocky, Tom O'Bedlam's song – Morris Williams and Margaret Sutherland – sound recording, 1953||C1967, RR243|
|Three old Australian ballads – 'The Ballad of Jack Lefroy', 'The Banks of the Condamine', 'The Overlander' – sound recording, 1955||C1967, RR251|
|Margaret Sutherland; Roy Agnew; Horace Keats; Alex Barnard – ABC Australian compositions – sound recording, 1955–56||C677, PRX3995|
|Margaret Sutherland – ABC Australian compositions – sound recording, 1956||C677, PRX4389|
David Unaipon (1872–1967)
David Unaipon was born David Ngunaitponi at Raukkan (Point McLeay Mission) in South Australia. An Aboriginal man of the Ngarrindjeri nation, Unaipon was a preacher, author and inventor. In 1912 he was involved with the Aborigines' Friends' Association and also lectured and gave sermons in churches of different denominations. He spoke about Aboriginal legends and customs, and became the first Aboriginal writer to publish in English. He wrote a number of newspaper and magazine articles, retelling traditional stories and arguing for the rights of Aborigines.
Some of Unaipon's traditional Aboriginal stories were published in a 1930 book, Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, under the name of anthropologist William Ramsay Smith. They were republished in 2001 in their original form, under David Unaipon's name, as Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines.
He also published poetry and autobiographical essays. Unaipon became an influential figure in the 1920s and 1930s in the field of Aboriginal policy, assisting inquiries and royal commissions on Aboriginal welfare. In 1953 he was awarded a Coronation medal. Unaipon appears on the Australian $50 note.
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO DAVID UNAIPON|
|Aborigines' Friends' Association – application subsidy, 1926–45 [includes illustration: The Days of Long Ago, The Rev. George Taplin and David Unaipon, son of a chief of the Narringeri tribe (page 16A) - Subitem]||A659, 1945/1/1470|
|David Unaipon, 1935–36||B337, 729 UNIAPON|
|David Unaipon, 1926||D4770, 1/UNAIPON D|
Ian Bonython Cameron Wilson (1932–2013)
Son of Sir Keith Cameron Wilson, Ian Wilson was born in Adelaide and studied law at the University of Adelaide. He was a Rhodes Scholar and completed a higher law degree at Oxford University. Wilson worked as a lawyer and company director before turning to politics in 1966, when he was elected to the Adelaide seat of Sturt. He held the seat with only one break for more than 20 years. He retired in 1993. Wilson was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2002 and was a recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003. The Archives holds a collection of his personal papers.
|SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO IAN BONYTHON CAMERON WILSON (CP 263)|
|Recorded by: Ian Bonython Cameron Wilson (CP 263)|
|Ministerial general subject folders, 1981||M2219|
|Agenda and minutes of committee meetings of the Advisory Council for Intergovernmental Relationships, 1980||M2220|
|Speeches, speech notes and background papers, 1980||M2221|
|Miscellaneous personal papers by the Hon Ian Wilson, 1981||M2272|
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO IAN BONYTHON CAMERON WILSON|
|Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – Hon Ian Wilson – includes papers relating to statement of pecuniary interests, 1981||M1268, 358|
|Personal papers of Prime Minister Fraser – Ian Wilson's Commonwealth programs by electorate – Aboriginal Affairs relating to portfolio, 1982||M1350, 12|
Sir Keith Cameron Wilson (1900–87)
Born in Adelaide and a graduate of the University of Adelaide, Keith Wilson became a lawyer and federal politician. He was first elected as a Senator for South Australia in 1937, serving from 1938 to 1944. Having joined the army, he was not a candidate for the Senate election held in 1943. Wilson returned to Parliament in 1949 as the House of Representatives member for Sturt in South Australia. He lost the seat at the 1954 election, but regained it in 1955.
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO SIR KEITH CAMERON WILSON|
|World War I service file – Keith Cameron Wilson, 1914–20||B2455, WILSON K C|
|World War II service file – Keith Cameron Wilson, 1939–48||B883, SX4061|
|Photograph of Keith Cameron Wilson, LLB Liberal Party, Senate for South Australia, then House of Representatives for Sturt South Australia, 1962||A1200, L41572|