Item F226 - Letters to J. Sirovs and the Fryer Librarian, 1961-1971

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F226

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Letters to J. Sirovs and the Fryer Librarian, 1961-1971

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  • 1961-1971. (Creation)

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5 items; 26 cm.

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(1890-1976)

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James Martin Devaney was born in Sandhurst, Victoria, on 31 May 1890. Devaney studied at St. Joseph's College and in 1915 made his final vows, taking the religious name Fabian Joseph. However he left the order in July 1921. In 1921 he moved permanently to Queensland to a career of full-time writing and journalism. From 1924 to 1943 he published a weekly column of nature notes for the Brisbane Courier-Mail under the pseudonym 'Fabian'. He also wrote a regular 'Literary Section' for the Catholic Leader. Devaney was president of the Queensland Authors' and Artists' Association (later the Fellowship of Australian Writers or FAW). He died on 14 August 1976.

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Letter 13 Feb 1961 to J. Sirovs re: talk on 'Australian writers I have known.'
Four letters to the Fryer Librarian re: his literary career, Dame Mary Gilmore, Vance and Nettie Palmer, Llywelyn Lucas, and collectors of literary correspondence (dated: 4 Sep 1965, 3 Apr 1970, 7 Oct 1970, and 1 Dec 1971).

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  • English

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Typescript, signed.

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Migrated

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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