Item F3053 - Letters from Australian authors, 1944-1970

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Letters from Australian authors, 1944-1970


  • 1944-1970 (Creation)

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10 items ; 26 cm. and smaller.

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Robert Steel Byrnes was an Australian poet, and president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

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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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Letters originally inserted in monographs donated to Fryer Library from estate of R.S. Byrnes.

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Letters from : James Devaney (1945 Sept.14, 1951 Jan.29, 1970 June 3, undated) ; Ian Mudie (1944 Apr.15) ; Nancy Keesing ([1951]) ; Enid Bell (1968 Oct.1) ; L.H. Luscombe (1970 Aug.27, 1970 Nov.22) ; Ada England (1946 Mar.22)

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  • English

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The Australian women's register, AWH003899

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Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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