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12 Edmonstone Street [Prose] (1985)

The collection of autobiographical essays, 12 Edmonstone Street, A Place in Tuscany, A Foot in the Stream, and The Kyogle Line were published as 12 Edmonstone Street, by Chatto and Windus in 1985. This subseries consists of a note by David Malouf originally intended to introduce the book, drafts of 12 Edmondstone Street with editorial material, and drafts of A Place in Tuscany, A Foot in the Stream, and The Kyogle Line. Handwritten and typescript drafts, handwritten emendations, white-out corrections, and cut and paste inserts (attached with sticky tape, now degrading).

Remembering Babylon [Libretto]

Remembering Babylon : for tenor voice and piano, composed by Diana Blom ; text by David Malouf, 2 versions, one unpublished with holograph letter by Diana Blom, dated 8 Nov 2001; the other is the score published Wollongong, Wirrapang Pty Ltd, 2013, (31 pages); 21 x 30 cm, with note "Dear David, Finally published! Cheers Dinty".

Malouf, David, 1934-

'The Aspern Papers' [Libretto]

Comprised of two drafts:

  1. 'The Aspern Papers', opera in one act from the story by Henry James, typescript with extensive emendations and cut and paste inserts, 21 leaves, [David Malouf’s 2017 note: First written for the Canadian composer Owen Underhill. Commission fell through. Set by Melbourne composer Eve Duncan. Not yet commissioned for performance].
  2. 'The Aspern Papers : a chamber opera. Scene One'. Libretto by David Malouf. Based on a story by Henry James, 82 pages, with letter from Eve Duncan, 6 Aug 2013. Spiral bound.

Malouf, David, 1934-

Jane Eyre [Libretto]

'Jane or The Bride of Thornfield' (Jane Eyre), typescript, 18 leaves, a few emendations. [David Malouf’s 2017 note: First draft, 1996/8. Performed Cheltenham Festival. Toured London, Canberra, St Louis, USA.]. With associated letter by Malouf to Michael Berkeley. Accompanied by the published libretto, Jane Eyre, from cover 'A libretto by David Malouf for an opera by Michael Berkeley', 27 pages, published by Vintage in 2000.

Malouf, David, 1934-

The Fox and the Magpie [Libretto]

The Fox and the Magpie. A divertissement for two voices and four instruments. By David Malouf. Music by Kurt Schwertsik, 24 pages, spiral bound.

Malouf, David, 1934-

10,000 Miles Away [Experimental theatre]

10,000 Miles Away (1969-70) was commissioned in 1969 for performance in 1970 for Cook Bicentenary Year by Adult Education Department, Sydney University. Performed around New South Wales with 3 actors and directed by Rex Cramphorne. This subseries has 2 different versions that have been extensively edited with cut and paste inserts (stuck with sticky tape which have fallen apart).
There are two photocopies of each version which are to be used as access copies

Malouf, David, 1934-

Sheet music with text based on David Malouf’s work

Comprises: The Long View. For male choir. Music by Noel Ancell. The Crab Feast. For piano and percussion. Music by Eve Duncan. An die Musik. For SATB choir. By Andrew Ford. The text is based on Malouf’s poem of the same name, poems by Gwen Harwood and Thomas Shapcott as well as folk poems from Malaysia, the Pueblo Indians and Finland.

Other ephemera

Comprises: Jeffrey Smart 1921 – 2013. Recondita armonia – Strange harmonies of contrast. Curated by David Malouf. University of Sydney Art Gallery. 2 Nov 2013 to7 Mar 2014. Exhibition catalogue. 16p. With an introduction by Malouf. Card inserted. David Malouf and Friends. Museum of Brisbane. Exhibition catalogue. 16 May to 23 Nov 2014.
Souvenir programme of the Opening Celebrations of the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, (1985). Booklet in folder. With an Ode by David Malouf [p13-14].
Booklet for The Man Booker International Prize 2011.
Flyer by Chatto & Windus for An Imaginery Life and The Great World.
Poster by Penguin Australian Authors for David Malouf.
Flyers by Penguin Australian Authors for David Malouf.
Flyer by Random House fo David Malouf. Poems on the Underground. 1,000 years of poetry in English. Poster produced by the London Transport Museum, reproducing Malouf’s poem Thaw. [Rolled, loose in box]

Correspondence from Judith Rodriguez

Correspondence from Judith Rodriguez – 130 letters (1964; 1974 – 2016):
[File 1]: 1964; 1974 to 1978; incl. 10 Oct 1977, enclosing 24 ex libris printed by her for Malouf (21 letters)
[File 2]: 1980 to 1987 (46 letters)
[File 3]: 1988 to 2016 (63 letters)

Rodriguez, Judith, 1936-2018

Correspondence from Rosemary Dobson and Alec Bolton

Correspondence from Rosemary Dobson [Rosemary de Brissac Dobson – Rosemary Bolton] and Alec Bolton / Brindabella Press – 37 letters (1974 – 2012).
[File 1]: 1974 to 2012

Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012

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