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Francis Forde: Powerhouse Museum

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500 Harris St
Ultimo, Sydney
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Correspondence of Evelyn Ernest Owen re Owen sub-machine gun, Australia, 1940–45 – the correspondence consists of 55 letters concerning the development and production of the Owen sub-machine gun. Many of the early letters are congratulatory ones; most of the later letters concern royalties paid to Owen and his application for tax exemption. Correspondents include Minister for the Army, Francis Forde.

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Letter to Evelyn Owen from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, Sydney, New South Wales, 13 October 1942 – stating he has taken up the matter of the payment to Owen of royalties for the Owen sub-machine gun with the Attorney-General (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to Evelyn Owen from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, Canberra, ACT, 13 October 1943 – acknowledging Owen’s letter re payment of royalties for the Owen sub-machine gun (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to Evelyn Owen from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, 27 October 1943 – informing Owen that he has taken up the issue of payment of royalties with the Attorney-Gerneral and the Minister for Munitions for the Owen sub-machine gun (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to Evelyn Owen from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, 3 November 1943 – acknowledging receipt of Owen’s letters of 1 and 2 November (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to Evelyn Owen from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, 20 November 1943 – re payment of royalties for the Owen sub-machine gun. Owen’s draft reply in pencil on reverse (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to William Davies from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, Sydney, New South Wales, 13 December 1943 – stating he will enquire into the payment of royalties to Evelyn Owen for the Owen sub-machine gun. Davies was the Member for Illawarra in the New South Wales Parliament (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to William Davies MLA from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, 18 February 1944 – stating that immediate action is being taken to pay royalties owing to Evelyn Owen for Owen sub-machine gun. Davies was the Member for Illawarra in the New South Wales Parliament (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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Letter to PC Spender from FM Forde, Minister for the Army, 18 August 1944 – refusing EW Owen’s application for the military discharge of his brother. Percy Claude Spender, lawyer, politician and diplomat, was a member of the Advisory War Cabinet 1940–45 (part of Evelyn Owen Archive).

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