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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.

Personal papers and records.

This series includes photographs (some related to writings), personal papers, publishing contracts, publicity material, business records.

Works by other authors

Copies of work, some with related correspondence, by authors writing about Carey. Also includes works sent to Carey and works where the author is unable to be identified.

Religious facilities

Architectural plans of various religious buildings designed by Vibert McKirdy Brown in the North Queensland area. Buildings: Church and School, Presbytery and Convent for Saint Augustine, Mossman (North Queensland); Saint Joseph's Catholic Church and Convent at Atherton (North Queensland); Saint Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, Mareeba (North Queensland);

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