ROBERTS, Michael W (fl 1965-2001)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcripts of interviews with various individuals, and questionnaires, on colonial administration in Ceylon, from research by Michael W Roberts; interviewees include Sir Hilary Blood, R N Bond, Edward Trevor Dyson, G H Ferguson, Sir Franklin Gimson, F Leach, R B Naish, T W Roberts, Walter Terence Stace, F G Stevens, A N Strong, C E Tilney, W N Williams and Leonard Woolf.

Administrative / Biographical History

Michael Roberts is a Sri Lankan Australian whose secondary and university education was undertaken in Sri Lanka where he graduated with honours in History at the University of Peradeniya before proceeding to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. Completing his doctorate on British agrarian policies in 19th century Ceylon, he taught at the Department of History, University of Peradeniya from 1966 to 1975. He has been teaching at the Department of Anthropology, University of Adelaide since 1977 and has held a position of Reader since 1984.

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Conditions Governing Access

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Acquisition Information

Souce of acquisition by ICS not known.

Other Finding Aids

List available in the ICS Library

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or to quote from, original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.

Related Material

The ICS has several other collections relating to administration in Ceylon, including J R Granville Bantock (ICS 27); Edward Trevor Dyson (ICS 16) John Ferguson (ICS 86); M K T Sandys (ICS 71) and T W Roberts (ICS 66).

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