Papers of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies including correspondence files arranged alphabetically on topics including subjects taught by the Centre; individuals including Centre staff; related organisations; courses run by the Centre and related external courses; cities and countries with which the Centre had links; and Centre scholarships. Additional correspondence can be found throuhout the collection, notably of the Australian Studies Centre Committee, 1983-1989 and on topics including setting up an Australian Studies Course in Hungary, 1992-1993; Australian studies in schools, Dec 1982-Feb 1986; a lectureship at the Centre sponsored by Monash University, 1994-1996 and the Edith Cowan Visual Arts Fellowship, 1994-1999.
Papers relating to visiting fellowships, 1983-1996, including the Northcote Visiting Scholarship, 1991-1996. Papers relating to events to celebrate the bicentennial of European settlement in Australia, 1988 including papers of the Britain-Australia Bicentennial Committee; Papers relating to the Australian Bicentennial Scholarship and Fellowship scheme to enable British graduates to study in Australia and Australian graduates to study in Britain, 1988-1999, including correspondence, terms of reference for the scheme and copy of the trust deed, 1988. Papers relating to conferences organised by the centre, 1985-1999, on topics ranging from Australian economy or Aboriginal land rights to cricket. Papers on the function and purpose of the Centre, 1982-1986; academic planning, 1982; personnel and students, 1982-1999; grants awarded by the Centre, 1984; other Australian Centres in and outside of the UK, 1982-1999; the writer in residence at the Centre, 1995; report of the Centre, 1982-1984; fundraising proposal for the Centre, 1992 and agendas for staff meetings, 1993-1995.