- 1969-1970 (Creation)
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David Malouf AO, internationally renowned Australian author, was born in South Brisbane in on 20 March 1934 and is of Lebanese Maronite Catholic, Portuguese Sephardic Jewish and English heritage. He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and graduated from the University of Queensland in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts. After graduation, he lived in Europe for nearly ten years (1959 – 1968) and worked as a teacher in London and Birkenhead. He returned to Australia in 1968 and lectured in English at Sydney University from 1968 to 1977. In 1991 he was made Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of Queensland, having previously been given an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Sydney in 1988. He has spent much of his career as a professional writer splitting his time between Australia and Italy.
His novels include Johnno (1975), An imaginary life (1978), Remembering Babylon (1993) and Ransom (2009). He has also written several volumes of award-winning poetry and short stories as well as regularly contributing to the national and international press.
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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
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Previously housed in Box 6 Folder 9 (163/N/I) ; and described as Series N.
Access copies are available for viewing.
Box 11 Folder 11
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Created, Linda Justo, 19-Nov-2021.