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Papers relating to radio musical comedy, "Tangles"

Lyrics, music, script and other documents. R. O'Connor, F. C. Francis & W. J. Buckley wrote the music and lyrics for the musical comedy "Tangles". W. H. Butland was the arranger. "Tangles" was first broadcast on radio, 8 Nov 1928. It was revised for the next broadcast 7 Jan 1929. It was renamed "Matrimonial tangles" and performed again 11 July 1934.

Francis, F. C. (Frank Charles), 1895-1980

Papers relating to James Devaney

Letters to Queensland poet Frank Charles Francis from James Martin Devaney, and other correspondence, photographs, poems and newspaper cuttings relating to Devaney.

Devaney, James, 1890-1976


The series includes manuscript and typescript drafts, notes, research material, publicity material, and related correspondence for Carey's published and unpublished novels.

Short stories

This series comprises manuscripts and drafts of unpublished and published short stories and short story collections. It also includes Carey's biographical story about the birth of his son Sam called A letter to our son

Screenplays and scripts.

The series includes manuscript and typescript drafts, notes, research material, and some related correspondence Carey's screenplays, of which Bliss and Until the end of the world were produced.


Carey maintained handwritten notebooks of ideas for his writings. Contained in this series are eleven of these notebooks. Some notebooks have general notes such as shopping lists, recipes, names and addresses, and lists that pertain to his personal life.

Reviews, cuttings and photocopies

As well as the reviews in this series, a substantial number of reviews can be found in the form of enclosures with correspondence or included in publicity folders filed with the individual literary manuscripts. This series also has newspaper and magazine cuttings collected by Peter Carey.


The series includes professional correspondence with publishers, literary agents, film companies and cultural and literary organisations and other writers. There are also personal letters and letters from readers. Much of the correspondence relating to Carey's individual literary works can be found with those manuscripts, preserving Carey's own arrangement of the material.

Non-fiction works

This series includes typescript drafts, proofs and correspondence for non-fiction works, articles, speeches and interview transcripts.

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