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Sticks that kill [novel] (1983)

This series contains drafts, notes, newspaper cuttings, research material and correspondence. Sticks that kill was published by University of Queensland Press in 1983. Initially the novel was preceded by a stage play called Goaribari. This series includes drafts, handwritten notes, research material, cuttings of reviews from journals and magazines, and material removed or deleted from the novel.

The novel is set in British New Guinea and covers a very short period from 1900 to 1903. The story centers around John Rhys, newly arrived to Port Moresby, who works as clerk to the Government Secretary, Mr Ellison. During Rhys's time there the tensions of colonial government (with Britain and Australia both having responsibility for the region during this time) , missionaries, and the local population are revealed.

Postcards and reproduction prints collected by Daphne Mayo

These postcards and prints were collected by Daphne Mayo during her travels in Europe and were used to inform her artistic work. The postcards (300), are mostly blank, and are mostly of historical buildings and sculptural art works in Europe. Some postcards have notes written by Daphne Mayo and some are addressed to her from friends. Newspaper cuttings, pictures cut from magazines and a line drawing are among the postcards.

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

Vida Lahey Papers

From 1930 to 1934 Shaw attended Vida Lahey's painting and drawing classes in Brisbane. Mim moved to Sydney in 1935 at the suggestion of Vida Lahey. Mim Shaw was an art teacher and in the early 1940s she assisted with Vida Lahey's afternoon painting and drawings classes for children. Mim also wrote an account of Vida Lahey, as suggested to her by Daphne Mayo. Vida Lahey was Mim Shaw's teacher, mentor and friend. All four items in this series are held in handmade, hand painted artist folders of roughly A3 size containing newspaper clippings, notes, drafts, teaching material, cards, colour charts, correspondence, and information on Daphne Mayo.

Lahey, Vida, 1882-1968

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.

Postcards

Postcard photographs compiled to illustrate Goener's sea voyages, and a world tour 1960-1961. Most are captioned. Accompanied by itineraries for each sea voyage, including dates and nautical miles.

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