Guide to the Papers of Haydn Swinbourn [JHL 007]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Haydn Swinbourn
Manuscript Number JHL 007
Last Updated August 2021
Extent 1 folder
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Papers about chaplaincy work in Bali after the Bali bombings kept by Haydn Swinbourn

Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

This collection relates to the Bali bombings. It includes notes, files, and other material kept by Army Chaplain Haydn Swinbourn.

Date Range of Content 


Biographical Note

Haydn Swinbourn is an Anglican clergyman ordained in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn in 1992. He held several parish appointments in the Diocese before being seconded to the Australian Regular Army as a chaplain in 2002. As an Army chaplain, Haydn, accepted postings in Australia in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Canberra. Haydn was deployed overseas three times; the Bombing of Bali (2002), Iraq (2003-04) and East Timor (2006). Haydn now lives in retirement in the rural city of Goulburn NSW, he continues to be involved in pastoral ministry in small rural towns nearby.

Administrative Information 

Access and Copying Conditions 

Access: The permission of The Howard Library Director is required to access this collection. 

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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: Copying of material for private study and research is approved. 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Haydn Swinbourn, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, JHL 007.


The collection was donated to The Howard Library by Haydn Swinbourn in 2018.

Subject Keywords 


Army chaplain, Bali bombings

Personal Names

Haydn Swinbourn




Container List 

Folder 1 

Booklet for National Remembrance Service honouring the victims of the terrorist attacks in Bali on 12 October 2002. Held in The Great Hall, Parliament House - 16 October 2003

Booklet for National Remembrance Service honouring the victims of the terrorist attacks in Bali on 12 October 2002. Held in The Great Hall, Parliament House - 16 October 2003

Envelope addressed to Chaplain Haydn Swinbourn from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Letter to Haydn Swinbourn from Prime Minister and Cabinet thanking him for his attendance at the service for victims of the Bali bombing held at Parliament House - 24 October 2002

National Memorial Service booklet for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Bali. The Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra - 24 October 2002

Small piece of paper with the ‘Prayer for the Australian victims’ written on it. It was spoken by Chaplain Haydn Swinbourn at the National Memorial Service - 24 October 2002

Wattle sprig fastened with floristry tape worn by Haydn Swinbourn at the National Memorial Service - 24 October 2002

Booklet for a Memorial service for Australian, New Zealand and Canadian citizens killed or missing at Bali on 12 October 2002 at the Australian Consulate-General in Bali - 17 October 2002

Booklet for a Memorial service for those who have suffered in the terrorist attacks on the United States of America 11 September 2001. Held at Royal Military College Duntroon - 14 September 2001

Booklet for an Interdenominational service of commemoration and thanksgiving honouring the lives of victims of terrorist attacks in the United States of America. Held at the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra - 17 September 2001

Sheet of newspaper. In the news section is an article about Bali Assist members to be recognised and calling for nominations for awards

Name card for Chaplain Swinbourne [sic]. Gold embossed emblem of Australia at the top

Order of Service booklet for the celebration of the life of Robert James 'Bob' Marshall held at Unley Oval - 6 November 2002

Memorial card with a photo of Bob Marshall and on the reverse the details of his family. Born 25 February 1934 and died in Bali - 12 October 2002

Business card of David Marshall, son of Bob Marshall, sent to Haydn Swinbourn along with the letter, order of service and memorial card

Letter to Chaplain Swinbourne [sic] from David Marshall thanking him for help and support after the Bali bombings. David Marshall was the son of Robert 'Bob' Marshall

Envelope addressed to Chaplain Haydn Swinbourn. Sent from Sydney to Durack, Northern Territory

Card with ‘Vale. James Berkeley Hardman 23.5.1974 - 12.10.2002’ on the front. From the Hardman family thanking Swinbourn for the ‘overwhelming support they had received’

Typed report [11 pages] on Operation Bali Assist. The Operational log starts at 1400 on 13 October 2002 and ends at 1300 on 24 October 2002

Photocopy of a Commander Combat Support Group Commendation for Squadron Leader IS Whitley for dedication and professionalism during Operation Bali Assist

Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDs) rating [5 double sided pages] filled in by Haydn Swinbourn. Read 5 times with annotations relating to the readings

Handwritten notes [5 pages] written by Haydn Swinbourn regarding his time with Operation Bali Assist

Typed document [3 pages] titled ‘Confidential lessons learned from 11 September 2002’ (notes from Kenyon meeting 17 October 2002) with information about how to treat families, processes at the morgue and things to be aware of and prepare for

Information about a Memorial Service being held on 17 October 2002 at the Australian Consulate-General. Also details counselling service arranged for volunteers

Typed information for relatives and friends of victims of the Kuta bombing from the Australian Consulate - 16 October 2002

Typed letter from the Radisson in Bali thanking guests for their offers of blood donation and inviting guests to a Hindu prayer meeting - 15 October 2002

Typed information sheet produced by the Australian Consulate in Bali about the state information hotline numbers; state mental health responses to Bali attack

Print out from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website with the travel advice for Indonesia

Typed [2 pages] titled ‘Suggested Liturgical Resources for the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Bali Bombings. Sunday 20 October 2002’. Some handwritten names on the second page - 17 October 2002

Email from Peter Woodward forwarding on an email from Peter O'Keefe regarding Chaplain deployments to Bali

Email [2 pages] advising Australian visitors in Bali should try and depart on available flights. Advising to defer all travel to Bali until further notice - 14 October 2002