- [19--?] (Creation)
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John Henry Macartney Abbott was born in Haydonton, NSW, in 1894. He was educated at the King's School, Parramatta and at the University of Sydney. He worked as a jackeroo, served in the Boer War and then became a journalist in London. He returned to Australia in about 1909 and published prolifically in journals such as the Bulletin and Lone Hand. In 1926 he married Katherina Wallace. In 1942 he was awarded a Commonwealth Literary Fund fellowship. His novels had a wide readership. Abbott died in 1953.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, [19--?]
Collection alternatively titled as: John Henry Macartney Abbott Collection.
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Donated by Walter Stone.
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Eight notebooks with mss notes and drafts of work later published (mostly in the Bulletin), eight historical essays and a history of the Upper Hunter region in New South Wales.
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Folders 1-4: 8 school exercise books, mss notes and drafts of work later published, mostly in the Bulletin. 23 cm.
Folder 5: 8 historical essays, typed mss. 17 cm.:
--'Synopsis of Australian history between 1770 and 1938', 24p.
--'Un-English Australia: Foreign Discoveries', 11p.
--'Un-English Australia: Foreign Discoveries', 12p.
--'Henry Parkes', 7p.
--'The Original Australian: First Inhabitants of this Country', 9p.
--'Old Squatting Days: Sketch of a Century Ago', 8p.
--'The Pioneers' [chapter of a history of New South Wales]
--'The Border Police' [chapter of a history of New South Wales]
--introduction to 'The Chaplain', by Mabel Hookey.
Folder 6: [History of the] Upper Hunter. 89 p. Typed mss. 26 cm. Corrections in ink.
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- Parkes, Henry, Sir., 1815-1896 (Subject)
- Abbott, J. H. M. (John Henry Macartney), 1874-1953 (Subject)
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Revised, AM, 18-Feb-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.