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Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives
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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers

  • UQFL84
  • Collection
  • 1916-1985

This collection contains poetry, prose, speeches, and reports; correspondence; photographs, newspaper cuttings; press releases; invitations; programmes; research material; and plans.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993

James Devaney Papers

  • UQFL80
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900-1976

Correspondence; draft manuscripts, photographs, and personal papers relating to James Devaney.

Devaney, James, 1890-1976

John Blight Papers

  • UQFL70
  • Collection
  • [1915-1984].

This collection contains published and unpublished manuscript and typescript drafts of poems and some prose pieces by John Blight, correspondence with individuals including Thomas Shapcott, Judith Wright, Bruce Beaver and Barbara Giles, and organisations, newspapers and literary societies. Also included are congress and festival pamphlets and papers, newspaper clippings and family photographs.

Blight, John, 1913-

Thomas W. Shapcott Papers

  • UQFL56
  • Collection
  • 1956-2015

The Thomas W. Shapcott Papers contain original manuscripts and typescripts of a number of his literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, plays and libretti. Other typescripts included relate to editorial work, translations, reviews and reader reports. There are also a number of typescripts by other authors sent to Shapcott for review.
Subject files relating to literary competition and prize judging, conferences and overseas travel in relation to literature and cultural exchange.
Correspondence with Bruce Beaver, Barbara and Charles Blackman, John Blight, Alec Bolton, Colin Brumby, Ilija Casule, Chatto & Windus and The Hogarth Press, Rosemary Cresswell, Rosemary Dobson, Michael Dransfield, Geoffrey Dutton, Ninette Dutton, Michele Field, Rodney Hall, Gwen Harwood, Margaret Hodge (later Shapcott), Janette Turner Hospital, Elizabeth Jolley, Nancy Keesing, Roger McDonald, David Malouf, Olga Masters, Michael Ondaatje, David Rowbotham, Dimitris Tsaloumas, University of Queensland Press (UQP), Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Judith Wright and many others.
Correspondence with and records from a few literary bodies and association, including the Australian Society of Authors and the Literature Board.
Research papers on topics treated in literary works, particularly Karoly Pulszky
School and work-related papers and records such as school and university records, early employment and partnership contracts, job applications and annual financial records, including tax returns.
Scrapbooks, containing newspaper cuttings, ephemera and correspondence.
Papers relating to awards and honours received by Shapcott, including the Struga Prize for Poetry.
The papers also contains some photographs and personal memorabilia, such as book club lapel badges.

Shapcott, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1935-

Gwen Harwood Papers

  • UQFL45
  • Collection
  • 1919-1994

Collection of correspondence from friends and fellow writers, mostly poets, editors and critics, discussing poetry, literary journals in Australia, personal news. Also copies of poems enclosed with letters or included in them. The earliest letter is dated 31 Nov. 1933. The great bulk of letters was written in the 1960s and 1970s. In all there are over 900 letters and a large number of unsorted postcard communications. The collection also includes some of Gwen Harwood's outgoing correspondence, and mss of her poems, with some biographical material and photographs. Correspondents include: Bruce Beaver; Peter Bennie; John Beston; Kevin Bowden; Vincent Buckley; Nancy Cato; Alexander Craig; Margaret Diesendorf; R.D. Fitzgerald; Frank Green; Rodney Hall; Rex Hobcroft; A.D. Hope; Evan Jones; Frank Kellaway; James McAuley; Roger McDonald; James Penberthy; Craig Powell; Thomas Riddell; Keith Russell; Thomas Shapcott; Larry Sitsky; Vivian Smith; Norman Talbot. Includes folder of letters, with some poems, to Ann Jennings, 1959-1988. There are also some photographs.

Harwood, Gwen

J. S. Manifold Papers

  • UQFL177
  • Collection
  • [c1954]-[c1976]

Literary manuscripts, articles, publications, a small amount of correspondence.

Manifold, J. S. (John Streeter), 1915-1985

Alan Wearne Papers

  • UQFL160
  • Collection
  • 1965-2016

Correspondence, Literary manuscripts, Book reviews, Critical writing, Typescripts for Doctorate of Creative Writing, Publicity material and reviews of Wearne’s work, Biographical and Autobiographical material, Audio cassettes.
The literary manuscripts include "The Nightmarkets" and "The Lovemakers". The audio cassettes include an interview with Alan Wearne.

Wearne, Alan, 1948-

John Forbes Papers

  • UQFL148
  • Collection
  • 1970-1995.

Typescript and handwritten drafts poems from Tropical skiing, Stalin's holidays, The stunned mullet, Thin ice and other poems, and Collected poems 1970-1998, as well as drafts of other uncollected and unpublished poems; drafts of reviews of art and poetry; drafts of theses and essays; lecture notes; personal and literary correspondence; copies of publications including work by Forbes; work by other poets sent to Forbes for publication or comment.

Forbes, John, 1950-

Bruce Dawe Papers

  • UQFL111
  • Collection
  • 1936-2008

Correspondence, poetry and prose manuscripts, newspaper cuttings, miscellaneous items.

Dawe, Bruce, 1930-

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