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David Madle papers on death by accident, suicide or homicide in New Zealand

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: madl


  • 1860-1962

Access and use

Access is freely available in the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.

Restrictions apply to the use of any information that may identify individuals named in the Coroners reports.


2 box(es) (2 boxes containing 10 folders.)

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Appraisal note

David Madle papers

12 August 2013 - Three boxes received for appraisal containing folders of material gathered in researching his PhD thesis: Patterns of death by accident, suicide and homicide in New Zealand 1860-1960, interpretation and comparisons (1996).

The boxes contained 13 folders, two published books and 2 photocopies of published books. Three of the folders contained photocopies of published chapters, articles and other material. The remaining folders contained notes taken using historical coroners' reports t archives New Zealand, along with photocopies of related statisitcal data tables.

Appraisal decisions made:

Destruction of published material on the grounds that it is not unique and will be noted in the bibliography of the thesis.

Retention of handwritten notes (uniquely collated for this research) and related data tables, which, while published, are kept here alongside the coroners' reports relating to these types of deaths.

Donor advised by phone 19/08/2013

Reboxed to two boxes.

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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