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Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984
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Bang goes my O.B.E.!, 1961

  • F797
  • Item
  • 1961

Manuscript of article published in reduced form in 'The Bulletin', 22 Feb 1961, p. 52.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Soldiers' women, 1959

  • F1477
  • Item
  • 1959

Final copy of 'Soldiers' women'.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Letter to John Beston, 1972

  • F1482
  • Item
  • 1972

Letter 10 Sept 1972 to John Beston declining to comment on the work of Patrick White, discussing Australian writers and their work in general.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Letter to Peggy Penberthy, 1982

  • F2456
  • Item
  • 1982

Letter 30 July 1982 to Peggy Penberthy, Shorncliffe, Brisbane.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Letters to Charles and Doris Hawkins, 1937-1979

  • F3168
  • Item
  • 1937-1979.

4 letters (holograph) by Xavier Herbert: three to Charles Hawkins and one to Doris Hawkins.
Includes a brief typewritten note on their friendship and falling out, by Doris Swann, daughter of Charles and Doris Hawkins. Also includes 4 photographs taken in Darwin in 1937.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Letters, 1969-1975: Redlynch, Queensland, to Percy Trezise.

  • F3222
  • Item
  • 1969-1975.

2 letters handwritten; one typescript (photocopy).
First letter, Easter Monday 1969, concerns Xavier Herbert's trip with Percy Trezise to Sandy Creek. Signed 'Your Bunga, FX'. Second letter, June 4 1979, deals with his critics, his ill health and his proposed appointment at Newcastle University coinciding with the publication of 'Poor fellow my country'. Signed 'F.X.' And the third letter, 25 June 1975, talks of the television programme 'The contract', and the treatment of Percy Trezise's 'Quinkan country'; Dick Roughsey; and the inspiration for and writing of 'Poor fellow my country'.
Includes unidentified handwritten transcript of the June 4, 1979 letter.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Letters to Gwen Kirwan, 1963-1974

  • F1265
  • Item
  • 1963-1974.

Letters (6) 1 Dec 1963 - 16 Jan 1974 to Gwen Kirwan, literary and personal, chiefly concerning the effort of writing "Poor Fellow My Country."

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Letter to Nancy Bonnin, 1976

  • F1464
  • Item
  • 1976

Letter 2 November 1976 to Nancy Bonnin, personal.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Papers of Sadie and Xavier Herbert

  • UQFL83
  • Collection
  • [ca.1941] - [ca.1984]

Notebooks (referred to by Herbert as "literary logs"), manuscript drafts, proofs and other papers relating to Poor Fellow My Country, Disturbing Element, Soldiers' Women, and "The Little Widow" together with short stories, poems, articles, publications, newspaper cuttings, correspondence, photographs, financial records and artwork by Xavier Herbert.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

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