File F3840 - Paul Priday Papers

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Paul Priday Papers


  • 1989 - 2003 (Creation)

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1 folder ; 36cm

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Paul Priday was an advertising executive. In the 1980s he co-founded the advertising agency Begg Dow Priday and then worked alongside Peter Carey at the McSpedden Carey agency. Priday taught advertising at Sydney University and later undertook a PHD exploring gender diversity and the treatment of women within the advertising industry.

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Peter Carey, author, was born on 7 May 1943 at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. He was educated at Bacchus Marsh State School from 1948 to 1953, then boarded at Geelong Grammar from 1954 to 1960. Carey enrolled in organic chemistry and zoology at Monash University in 1961 but after a car crash that same year he ended his schooling and worked as an office clerk and executive assistant for a Melbourne advertising agency. He wrote fiction at night and weekends and in 1974 was successful in getting his first work published. This was the short story collection The fat man in history. In 1980 he and Bani McSpedden opened McSpedden Carey Advertising. Carey sold his share of the business in 1990 and moved to New York. He has lived in Melbourne, London, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Yandina (Queensland), Bellingen (New South Wales) and New York. Carey has been awarded honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards.

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Alison Summers is a writer, freelance journalist, editor and theatre director.

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Gift from Margot Priday

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Contains professional and personal correspondence in the form of printed faxes and emails ; photographs of Peter Carey ; newspaper cuttings and ephemera. Papers also include articles written by Alison Summers about her first-hand experience on September 11, 2001. Alison Summers was married to Peter Carey at the time, living in New York and had been in the second World Trade building just minutes before the first plane hit the building.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Additional material relating to Peter Carey can be found at UQFL164 Peter Carey Papers.

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Created, Belinda Spinaze, 22-Feb-2021




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