- 1939-1977 (Creation)
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James Martin Devaney was born in Sandhurst, Victoria, on 31 May 1890. Devaney studied at St. Joseph's College and in 1915 made his final vows, taking the religious name Fabian Joseph. However he left the order in July 1921. In 1921 he moved permanently to Queensland to a career of full-time writing and journalism. From 1924 to 1943 he published a weekly column of nature notes for the Brisbane Courier-Mail under the pseudonym 'Fabian'. He also wrote a regular 'Literary Section' for the Catholic Leader. Devaney was president of the Queensland Authors' and Artists' Association (later the Fellowship of Australian Writers or FAW). He died on 14 August 1976.
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F.C. Francis was involved in the production of the musical comedy "Tangles". He was also a poet and became president of The Queensland Authors and Artists’ Association in 1950. He was a friend and correspondent of poet James Devaney.
This series contains material formerly catalogued at UQFL484 Val Willsteed Collection (alternatively titled as: Papers relating to James Devaney).
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Donated by Val Willsteed, the daughter of Devaney's correspondent, Frank Francis.
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Letters to Queensland poet Frank Charles Francis from James Martin Devaney, and other correspondence, photographs, poems and newspaper cuttings relating to Devaney.
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Arranged into 5 files by processing archivist.
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- Devaney, James, 1890-1976 (Subject)
- Francis, F. C. (Frank Charles), 1895-1980 (Subject)
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Updated name of donor to correct spelling 'Val Willsteed', JH, 17-11-2021
Updated to become UQFL144 Series B, Amanda Main 15-Jan-2020
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.