Collection UQFL331 - Madge Staunton Papers

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Madge Staunton Papers


  • [1954?]-1984. (Creation)

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1 box, 1 parcel

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Biographical history

Violet Madge Jones was born on 22 March 1917 at Cobak, Tweed River, New South Wales. Madge attended Coolangatta State School and Brisbane State High School. Madge was the secretary and a member of the Royal Queensland Art Society from 1940 to 1966. She married Albert Errol Staunton (1905-1962), a book trader, on 2 Oct 1937. They had a daughter, Madonna Pearl Staunton, on 6 October 1938 while living at Murwillumbah. In 1951 the Staunton family moved to Brisbane. Madge Staunton, a poet and artist, lived most of her life in Queensland. She began writing poetry in the 1970s. She won two Henry Lawson Festival awards (1974,1975); won the Silver Jubilee Henry Lawson Festival Award (1982); won Highly Commended for the Anne Elder Award (1982). She was involved in the visual arts, and adjudicator of many poetry competitions. Madge Staunton died on 18 April 1985.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, [1954?]-1984
Collection alternatively titled as: Madge Staunton Collection.

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Scope and content

Correspondence relating to literary awards, functions and festivals, publishers, anthology requests, eisteddfods; books of poetry collections; festival brochures and entry forms; photographs; literary magazines and newsletters; biographical statements; manuscripts of poems.
Bulk of papers 1970-1984.

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Arrangement :
Folders 1 and 2 : correspondence and miscellaneous.
Folders 3 and 4 : typescripts and holographs (poems).

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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  • Box: UQFL331 Box 1
  • Parcel: UQFL331 Parcel 1