Guide to the Papers of Ron Haddrick [MSS 246]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Ron Haddrick
Manuscript Number MSS 246
Last Updated May 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Handwritten notes on theatrical memories of Ron Haddrick

Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

This collection relates to Ron Haddrick’s time as Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and contains notes on his theatrical memories

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

Wikipedia article:

Ron Haddrick was an Australian cricketer, theatre performer, stage manager, and radio and television actor and presenter born in Adelaide in 1929. Haddrick studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium, and after making his stage debut in 1946 at the Tivoli Theatre Adelaide, he played in over 40 productions with the Old Tote Theatre Company as well as five seasons in Stratford-upon-Avon. Haddrick worked extensively in radio and television throughout his career, notably with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as narrating television series and audio books. In 2013 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts as an actor and narrator. As a sportsman, Haddrick played first-class cricket during the 1950s, representing South Australia in the Sheffield Shield. Actor and director John Bell and former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell were included amongst the speakers at his memorial service upon his death in 2020.


Austlit : Ron Haddrick retrieved 28 August 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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 for private research and study is approved

Preferred Citation

Papers of Ron Haddrick, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 246, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


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Related Material

Further papers of Ron Haddrick are held at the NIDA Archives, identifier 38448


Subject Keywords



Ron Haddrick, 1929-2020 — Archives

Australian theatre – 20th century

Personal Names

Ron Haddrick, 1929-2020

Corporate Names

Royal Military College, Duntroon




Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

Notes on some theatrical memories, Duntroon 1985 (photocopy)

Folder 2

Notes on some theatrical memories - Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, ACT, July-August, 1985