Guide to the Papers of Nabowla WWI Soldiers [MSS 367]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Nabowla WWI Soldiers 
Manuscript Number MSS 367
Last Updated June 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Letters of First World War soldiers and notes about collection origin


Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

This collection contains letters of three First World War soldiers (Fred Shepherd, George Peddle and Arthur Partridge) from Tasmania who enlisted in 1916. It also includes notes about the collection origin, having been found in a shed in Nabowla, Tasmania by writer James McQueen in 1993

Date Range of Content

1916-1936, 1993

Biographical Note

Frederick Shepherd was born on 20 July 1894 in Nabowla, Tasmania. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 5 April 2016 and was assigned to the 40th Battalion.

George Peddle was born on 4 April 1892 in Launceston, Tasmania. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 4 October 2016 and was assigned to the 40th Battalion.

Arthur Partridge was born in Dorset, Tasmania. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 10 August 1916 at 18 years of age.

Find A Grave : Frederick Charles Shepherd retrieved 21 April 2020

National Archives of Australia : Discovering Anzacs retrieved 21 April 2020

UNSW AIF Project : George Peddle retrieved 21 April 2020


Administrative Information


Access and Copying Conditions 

Access: Open Access

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 Nabowla WWI Soldiers, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 367, Box [Number], Folder [Number]


This collection was donated in 1993 by James McQueen, who found the material in a shed in Nabowla, northern Tasmania earlier the same year

Related Material

This collection was originally included in the Papers of James McQueen (MSS 024)


Subject Keywords 



World War, 1914-1918 – Archives

Soldiers – Australia – Correspondence

Nabowla (Tasmania)

Personal Names

Fred Shepherd, 1894-1973

George Peddle, 1892-?

Arthur Partridge

James McQueen, 1934-1998

Corporate Names

Australia. Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)




Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

Collection origin notes

Folder 2

Letters - Fred Shepherd and George Peddle

Folder 3

Letters – Arthur Partridge and condolence letters upon his death