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Papers of Mike Bevan

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 359

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Diary, 1941-1945, written by Bevan while interned in Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, 1940-1945 and typed up in 1965 from his notes; with copy of Sweet Waters by Lieut. John Gibson on the surrender of Hong Kong by the Japanese, [fron] Blackwood Magazine, January 1946, and press cutting on the surrender.


  • 20th century


22 ff.

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 359

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 747

Biographical / Historical

Mike Bevan was interned by the Japanese in Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, 1940-1945.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The diary was in the possession of Mrs. Naomi Price, a fellow internee with Bevan. After her death, her niece authorised Mrs. Bernice Archer, a friend of Mrs. Price, to donate the diary to the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. Archer on 6th February 1993.
Papers of Mike Bevan
Paul Davidson
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