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Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984
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Soldiers' women, 1959

  • F1477
  • Item
  • 1959

Final copy of 'Soldiers' women'.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Preliminary design for the dustjacket of Xavier Herbert's Poor fellow my country

  • F3542
  • Item
  • [197-]?

Preliminary design for the dustjacket of the Miles Franklin Award winning novel, first published in Sydney by Collins in 1975. Oil painting on stiff card, the size of the book, 29 x 51 cm folded as a dustjacket. The rough sketch by Crooke shows his initial thoughts regarding the design of the wrapper. The bleak landscape insert would be reworked and developed to encompass the whole jacket. Accompanied by finished cover with annotations.

Crooke, Ray, 1922-

Papers, 1976-1977

  • F3209
  • Item
  • 1976-1977.

Letter March 1977 re likelihood of getting a Fellowship at ANU. [1] leaf and one envelope, handwritten.-- Letter April 1977 re appointment at ANU, and re an engagement at the James Cook University. [2] leaves, handwritten.-- Black and white photograph, 12 x 9 cm., showing Stan Mellick and the Councillors of the Pharmaceutical Society of Queensland, May 1976, inscribed "For Laurie from Stan M".

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

Papers, 1974-1975.

  • F3811
  • Item
  • 1974-1975.

Letters from Xavier Herbert written to his editor Robert Roseman at Collins Publishers during the final year of writing his novel Poor Fellow My Country.

Roseman, Robert

Papers relating to Xavier Herbert

  • UQFL203
  • Collection
  • 1963-1981.

Correspondence Xavier Herbert to Sadie Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984 Herbert & Sadie Herbert to Laurie Hergenhan; manuscripts, papers, and audiotapes relating to "Poor fellow my country".

Hergenhan, Laurie

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

Of Mars, the moon and destiny, 1948-1959

  • F1478
  • Item
  • 1948-1959.

Carbon copy of original script of 'Of Mars, the moon and destiny', later published as 'Soldiers' Women.' Accompanied by two notes by Xavier Herbert.

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

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