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Ben Hall realia

6 pieces of shards of crockery and glassware found by Shearston at the site of Halls house at Sandy Creek, near Grenfell. The house was burned down by the NSW Police in 1862. Shearston believes these shards are of plates that Hall ate from and bottles he drank from. Found during one of Shearstons scouting trips for the possible film production of the screenplay 'Game' in 1995 or 1997.

Game [novel] (2013)

Shearston first conceived of Game as a screenplay in the mid-1990s. He notes that “it failed to find production money. The first prose version was a novel for young adults. In subsequent drafts it became a novel for adults”. The novel, published by Allen & Unwin, tells the story of the last days in the life of bushranger Ben Hall. Hall wants to quit the game of bushranging and to get to know his son, Harry, who lives with his wife Biddy and Jack Turner, the man she left him for. The novel was longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Award, shortlisted for the 2014 Christina Stead Award for Fiction 2013, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards 2014 and shortlisted for the 2013 Colin Roderick Award.

Game [screenplay]

Shearston first conceived of 'Game' as a screenplay in the mid-1990s. He notes that “it failed to find production money”. This series includes typescripts, research material relating to the screenplay 'Game' (never produced). It is based on the last days of legendary bushranger Ben Hall.

Exhibition catalogues

Exhibition catalogues from Australian art galleries, exhibitions that toured Australian galleries and catalogues from galleries in countries other than Australia.

Newspaper cuttings

Newspaper and magazine cuttings collected by Daphne Mayo. Based on correspondence, friends and relatives also sent her cuttings and these may form part of this series.

[Item 1] Newspaper cuttings, undated. -- [Item 2] Newspaper cuttings, 1914, 1920s. -- [Item 3] Newspaper cuttings, 1930s. -- [Item 4] Newspaper cuttings,1940s. -- [Item 5] Newspaper cuttings,1950s. -- [Item 6] Newspaper cuttings, 1960. -- [Item 7] Newspaper cuttings, 1970s.

New Guinea letters of John Green [radio documentary] (1984)

Featured over two broadcasts on ABC Radio 2 in 1984 was the radio documentary written by Trevor Shearston based on the letters from New Guinea of John Green to his family in Healesville in Victoria. Working titles included: The John Green Letters; Edge of the Empire : the New Guinea letters of John Green; and The John Green letters. John Green, fifth son of John and Mary Green, went to British New Guinea in 1892. In 1897 he was speared and then clubbed to death by Binandere people. During this four years in New Guinea John Green wrote more than 3200 pages of correspondence.

This series contains drafts, agreements and correspondence with ABC regarding scripts and production, and research material for the radio documentary feature.

Lila Mary Mayo Papers

Correspondence from Daphne Mayo to her parents, Bill and Lila Mayo. General correspondence, personal papers, and publications. The material in this series is presumed to be from the estate of Daphne Mayo's mother, Lila Mayo.

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