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Illywhacker [novel] (1985)

Illywhacker was published in 1985 in Australia by University of Queensland Press. It has won a number of awards and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. This series includes typescript drafts for 'Pets' (Illywhacker) and Illywhacker, showing substantial revisions at every stage and the development of the novel from earliest ideas to finished form. Correspondence, notes, research material and index cards are included. Illywhacker has won the Age Book of the Year Award 1985, Fellowship of Australian Writers Victor - Barbara Ramsden Award 1985, National Book Council Award for Australian Literature - Banjo Award 1985, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 1986 and Ditmar Awards 1986.

North Stradbroke Island

Papers relating to North Stradbroke Island reflect Kath's involvement in issues such as opposition to sand-mining on the island, and opposition to a proposed bridge connecting North Stradbroke Island with the mainland. There is research material, publications, and correspondence.

Property records

Ledgers with expenses and income from rental property from 1937 to 1959, most of which were probably kept by her father until his death in 1954 and then by mother and/or Daphne. Ledgers kept by Daphne Mayo from 1960 to 1965 incorporate income and expenses for property, dividends and her profession. Folders contain correspondence, notes, invoices and receipts, and rental books for property in Highgate Hill, Brisbane.

'Slides for a magic lantern' [short story collection] (1971) (unpublished)

Bound volume for the short story collection 'Slides for a magic lantern' comprising typescript and carbon typescript with some emendations. Short stories are: 'She wakes', 'Separate', 'Up and down the beach', 'Structure', 'A Man needs his dreams', 'Osmosis', 'Shapes', 'One. Two', and 'Eights parts of a whole'.

Bliss [screenplay] and Bliss [motion picture]

This series consists of drafts, story boards , screenplay proofs, script amendments, and filming schedules, timings, etc. for the film Bliss. Also includes correspondence. Bliss was the winner of the Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source (Australian Film Institute Awards), 1985.

Professional photographs

Album: Photographic prints, slides and negatives relating to Caroline Kelly's professional life in theatre and as an anthropologist.
Includes photographs of Margaret Mead, people at the Cherbourg community in Queensland, tobacco farming and a community gathering on the Atherton Tableland, and housing developments associated with Kelly's work for the New South Wales State Planning Authority.

Godfrey Rivers Trust Records

Daphne Mayo was a foundation trustee of the Godfrey Rivers Trust. Daphne Mayo, former student of Rivers, was the main buyer for most of the works acquired by the Trust for the Queensland National Art Gallery (now the Queensland Art Gallery). This subseries includes newspaper cuttings, legal and financial records, details and notes on competitions, and correspondence. The correspondence (137 letters, 14 telegrams) relating to the Godfrey Rivers Trust. Correspondence from Godfrey Rivers and Selina (Ina) Rivers to Mayo including letters of introduction for Mayo by Rivers while she is in Europe. Additional letters by Ina Rivers are held elsewhere in this collection. Letters are from 1912 to 1965, and some undated. Not all years have correspondence.

Godfrey Rivers Trust

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