Collection UQFL33 - Elizabeth Perkins Papers

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Elizabeth Perkins Papers


  • 1972-1993 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Elizabeth Perkins (1933-2004) was born in Brisbane on 8 April 1933. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and PhD with University of Queensland. In 1970 she took up a lecturer's position at James Cook University and remained there until her retirement in 1996. Elizabeth was involved with several North Queensland Theatre groups including the Townsville Little Theatre, the Tropic Line Theatre, and she was a member of the New Moon Theatre board. Elizabeth supported the drama, art, music and literature of North Queensland and was regarded as a significant contributor to the Townsville cultural scene. She became the founding member of many arts bodies. In 2002 she was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to the Arts.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1972-1993.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1844-1892.
Collection alternatively titled as: Elizabeth Perkins Collection

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Scope and content

Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, written notes, flyers, posters, theatre programs and play scripts.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access, except access to Folder 1 is restricted until 18 June 2038.

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Language of material

  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of originals

For research material compiled by Perkins for her MA thesis Charles Harpur and the concept of the poet (University of Queensland, Department of English, 1973), refer to the Mitchell Library.

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Related units of description

Perkins was associated with Eunice Hanger; related material is held in the Hanger collection (UQFL333) and in the Hanger playscript collection

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45220131 ; 63005082

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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