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===Military Contribution and Civil Contribution===
===Military Contribution and Civil Contribution===
====Bean's Personal Papers and his Life Story====
====Bean's Personal Papers and his Life Story====
The significance of Bean’s papers held by the AWM (and the State Library of NSW) was recognised by their listing on the 2021 UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The listing citation states, inter alia: “They document his role as one of the founders of the Australian War Memorial and other civic institutions, and are regarded as fundamental to an understanding of critical aspects of Australian identity and commemorative practices.” <ref>{{cite web |title=The diaries, photographs and records of C.E.W. Bean |url=https://www.amw.org.au/register/listings/diaries-photographs-and-records-cew-bean |website=National Committee of Australia Memory of the World}}</ref> His legacy, therefore, includes a large archive of personal papers (mostly housed in the AWM) which provides a resource for the study of Australian society, not limited to military affairs, during the course of his long life.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Lindsay |first1=Justice Geoff |title="Having a Voice: CEW Bean as a 'Social Missionary' " 2017 |url=https://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Speeches/2017%20Speeches/Lindsay_20170420.pdf |website=Supreme Court of NSW |page=2}}</ref> Described as 'a gift to the nation' when donating them to the AWM Bean's papers form probably the single most significant collection of personal records held by the AWM.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Conde |first1=A-M. |title=A gift to the nation; the diaries and notebooks of C.E.W. Bean |url=https://publications.archivists.org.au/index.php/asa/article/view/10157 |website=The Journal of Australian Archives and Archivists.}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Conde |first1=A-M. |title=A gift to the nation; the diaries and notebooks of C.E.W. Bean |url=https://publications.archivists.org.au/index.php/asa/article/view/10157/10151 |website=The Journal of Australian Archives and Archivists. |ref=pp 43-64}}</ref> Through Bean's writings we can chart the personal growth of a thoughtful man, and the growth of Australia as a nation, from the insularity of the White Australia Policy at the time of Federation in 1901 to acceptance of full membership of the world community in the 1960s. His constancy of character, his personal growth in the opinions he held, and his role in shaping national opinion provide a means of calibrating national change.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Lindsay |first1=Justice Geoff |title=The Forgotten CEW Bean, A Thesis For Reflection: A Full Appreciation Of CEW Bean Must Accommodate The 'Social Missionary' As Well As The War Correspondent", (2016) |url=https://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Speeches/2016%20Speeches/Lindsay_20161110_2.pdf |website=Supreme Court of NSW |page=26}}</ref>
The significance of Bean’s papers held by the AWM (and the State Library of NSW) was recognised by their listing on the 2021 UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The listing citation states, inter alia: “They document his role as one of the founders of the Australian War Memorial and other civic institutions, and are regarded as fundamental to an understanding of critical aspects of Australian identity and commemorative practices.” <ref>{{cite web |title=The diaries, photographs and records of C.E.W. Bean |url=https://www.amw.org.au/register/listings/diaries-photographs-and-records-cew-bean |website=National Committee of Australia Memory of the World}}</ref> Piggott has referred to the papers as “riches” and in the AWM publication, “A guide to the Personal Family and Official papers of CEW Bean”, has noted that they occupy 27 meters and document “practically every aspect of his life.”<ref>{{cite book |author1=Michael Piggott |editor1-last=Stanley |editor1-first=Peter |title=Charles Bean: Man Myth, Legacy, |date=2017 |publisher=UNSW Press |location=Sydney |isbn=9781742234892 |page=81}}</ref><ref>{{cite book |last1=Piggott |first1=Michael |title=A guide to The Personal Family And Official Papers of C.E.W. Bean |date=1983 |publisher=Australian War Memorial |location=Canberra |isbn=0 642 99438 2 |page=1}}</ref> His legacy, therefore, includes a large archive of personal papers (mostly housed in the AWM) which provides a resource for the study of Australian society, not limited to military affairs, during the course of his long life.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Lindsay |first1=Justice Geoff |title="Having a Voice: CEW Bean as a 'Social Missionary' " 2017 |url=https://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Speeches/2017%20Speeches/Lindsay_20170420.pdf |website=Supreme Court of NSW |page=2}}</ref> Described as 'a gift to the nation' when donating them to the AWM Bean's papers form probably the single most significant collection of personal records held by the AWM.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Conde |first1=A-M. |title=A gift to the nation; the diaries and notebooks of C.E.W. Bean |url=https://publications.archivists.org.au/index.php/asa/article/view/10157 |website=The Journal of Australian Archives and Archivists.}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Conde |first1=A-M. |title=A gift to the nation; the diaries and notebooks of C.E.W. Bean |url=https://publications.archivists.org.au/index.php/asa/article/view/10157/10151 |website=The Journal of Australian Archives and Archivists. |ref=pp 43-64}}</ref> Through Bean's writings we can chart the personal growth of a thoughtful man, and the growth of Australia as a nation, from the insularity of the White Australia Policy at the time of Federation in 1901 to acceptance of full membership of the world community in the 1960s. His constancy of character, his personal growth in the opinions he held, and his role in shaping national opinion provide a means of calibrating national change.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Lindsay |first1=Justice Geoff |title=The Forgotten CEW Bean, A Thesis For Reflection: A Full Appreciation Of CEW Bean Must Accommodate The 'Social Missionary' As Well As The War Correspondent", (2016) |url=https://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Speeches/2016%20Speeches/Lindsay_20161110_2.pdf |website=Supreme Court of NSW |page=26}}</ref>


====Bean's First World War notebooks, diaries and folders====
====Bean's First World War notebooks, diaries and folders====
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