National Archives' records
Our collection includes records from Joseph Cook's time as prime minister, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and royal commissioner.
This is a selection of records from our collection, including Commonwealth records and Cook’s personal papers (CP 611).
- Photographs, correspondence, published material and invitations accumulated by Dame Mary Cook, 1875-1949 (series M3606)
- The Hon. Joseph Cook, MP, Postmaster-General, 1894 (C4019, 14)
- Unidentified photographs and newspaper clippings accumulated by Sir Joseph Cook, 1900-47 (series M3800)
- Diaries, appointment books and notebooks of Sir Joseph and Dame Mary Cook, 1901-40 (series M3580)
- Newspaper articles and cartoons relating to Sir Joseph Cook, 1901-47 (series M3612
- Documents relating to Sir Joseph Cook's tenure in parliament, 1909-22 (series M3608)
- Photographs of events involving Sir Joseph and Dame Mary Cook, 1909-38 (series M3614)
- Correspondence, official papers and newspaper cuttings contained in an indexed book, 1909-54 (series M3635)
- Assorted letters, telegrams and cards to Sir Joseph Cook, 1910-40 (series M3603)
- Papers, correspondence and photographs of Sir Joseph and Dame Mary Cook's children, 1911-57 (series M3604)
- Certificates and booklets detailing honours bestowed on Sir Joseph and Mary Cook, 1911-76 (series M3583)
- Memorabilia of Sir Joseph and Dame Mary Cook, 1912-49 (series M3633)
- Records relating to the deaths of Sir Joseph and Dame Mary Cook, 1912-50 (series M3605)
- Framed photographs of the first Liberal Cabinet and the delegates to the League of Nations, 1913-22 (series M3798)
- Assorted publications featuring either Joseph Cook, other dignitaries or world events, 1914-52 (series M3795)
- Personal file – High Commissioner's Office, London, 1915-28 (CP268/3, Cook J)
- Privy Council appointments to Cook Rt Hon. Joseph, 1918 (CP78/22, 1918/222)
- Invitations, programs, seating plans and menus accumulated by Sir Joseph and Dame Mary Cook, 1918-40 (series M3610)
- Documents and photographs accumulated by Sir Joseph Cook as Australia's representative to the Imperial War Conference, Peace Conference, and the League of Nations, 1918-76 (series M3609)
- Signature to peace treaty – commissions to Hughes and Cook, 1919 (A456, W13/9 Part 1)
- Photographs of the unveiling of the memorial to the Second Australian Division at Mont Saint Quentin, France, 1919-25 (series M3632)
- Documents, invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs and calling cards accumulated by Sir Joseph Cook as High Commissioner, 1919-43 (series M3582)
- Framed photographs of Treasurer Rt Hon. Joseph Cook, 1920 (A8120, 6)
- Mounted studio photographs taken of Sir Joseph Cook, 1922 (series M3796)
- Photographs of christening and launch of the Seagull amphibian flying boat – Southampton, 1926 (series M3613)
- Reports of the Royal Commission into South Australia as affected by Federation, 1928-29 (series M3634)
For details of the records on Joseph Cook held by the National Archives and other institutions, you can use Our first six: guide to archives of Australia's prime ministers.
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