Correpondence of Evelyn Owen relating to the Owen sub-machine gun
The correspondence consists of fifty five 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 J.B. Chifley (Commonwealth Treasurer), John Curtin (Prime Minister), F.M. Forde (Minister for the Army), J.M. Fraser (Acting Minister for the Army), Percy Spender (Member of the House of Representatives) and H.F.E. Whitlam (Commonwealth Crown Solicitor).
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By appointment - Powerhouse Museum Archives (H8608)
Correspondence; Letters; Machine guns
Evelyn Owen; Lysaght's Newcastle Works Pty. Ltd.
World war Two
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia