Sir Eric Neal trained as an engineer at the South Australian School of Mines, a predecessor institution of UniSA. After a successful career in engineering he rose to management as CEO of Boral, and served as a member of the boards of several companies including Westpac, John Fairfax and BHP. He was Chief Commissioner of Sydney in 1987-8, and in 1996 was the first businessman to be appointed to the office of Governor of South Australia, serving until 2001.
This collection was established in 2001 and provides a consolidated record of the distinguished contribution by Sir Eric Neal to Australian business and society, and to the South Australian community. It includes reports, correspondence, programs, invitations, photographs, books and other documents. Books on gas and engineering date from the 1860s, and include both items collected by Sir Eric and others inherited from his father.
The collection is located in the Sir Eric Neal Library at Mawson Lakes campus. Information on the contents of the Collection can be found in the UniSA Archival Collections, and digital copies of selected items can be viewed. For further information or access to the Collection, please email the Library Archivist.