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'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-

Every Move You Make [Short Story Collection] (2006)

Short stories, most of which appear in the short story collection Every Move You Make. The short stories that appeared in the publication are: The Valley of Lagoons, Every Move You Make, War Baby, Towards Midnight, Elsewhere, Mrs Porter and the Rock, and The Domestic Cantata. This sub-series contains two files of short story typescript drafts.

Ransom [Novel] (2009)

Ransom retells the story of the Iliad from books 22 to 24. This subseries has manuscript and typescript drafts, with handwritten emendations. By close textual comparison (including with the published novel), these versions have been put into the order in which they were likely produced.

Literary awards and nominations include:
2010 winner International Awards — John D. Criticos Prize. Awarded to David Malouf for his novel Ransom.
2010 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards — Fiction - for Ransom.
2010 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal ... presented to David Malouf for his novel Ransom.
2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards — Christina Stead Prize for Fiction - for Ransom.
2011 shortlisted International Awards — International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - for Ransom.

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.


273 painted panels, oil on composition board, each 20 x 20cm, which form three works collectively titled SIEV X.
Three additional painted panels, each 20 x 20 cm, in Box 4.
Template for placement of panels or tiles for display purposes (in Oversize folder 1).

Correspondence between David Malouf and Yvonne Smith regarding An imaginary Life

This subseries consists of a copy of a letter from David Malouf to Yvonne Smith discussing the writing of An Imaginary Life, and extracts selected and typed by David Malouf from the diary he kept when writing An Imaginary Life. The letter and diary extracts show that the various pieces were written within a short time frame, commencing with the “poppy passage” on Sunday 24th October 1976 and with the rest following soon after.
Comprises: Photocopy of original letter from David Malouf to Yvonne Smith, 29 Nov 2001, 4 p., handwritten [original water-damaged]; Typed copy of letter from David Malouf to Yvonne Smith, 29 Nov 2001, 3 p.; Photocopy of diary extracts selected and typed by David Malouf from the diary he kept when writing An Imaginary Life, 21 Oct 1976 to 10 Nov 1976, 3 p., typescript [original water-damaged]; Re-typed version of the diary extracts, with explanatory material by Yvonne Smith, 4 p.

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-

Court cases

Documents relating to legal cases involving allegations that Pauline Hanson's One Nation was fraudulently registered and that, as a result, the party fraudulently received public funding. The documents include copies of page 1 of an affidavit by Paul Trewartha and copies of submissions by Desmond J O'Shea in response to appeal applications in the Supreme Court of Queensland by David Ettridge and Terry Patrick Sharples.

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