- 1970-2000 (Creation)
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John Jiggens is a writer, journalist, editor and political activist. He edited the Brisbane publications The Cane Toad Times, The Westender and Brisbane Theatre Magazine. He has written feature articles for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Rolling Stone and Penthouse, and has published several books about the drug trade, organised crime and police corruption in Queensland and New South Wales. Jiggens is the author of The Incredible Exploding Man: Evan Pederick and the Trial of Tim Anderson, about the bombing of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney in 1978 and the subsequent wrongful conviction of Tim Anderson.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1970-2000.
Collection alternatively titled as: John Jiggens Collection
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Notes, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and photocopied records relating to the presence of Nazi sympathisers in Australia during the 1930s and 1940s and the visit to Australia in 1938 by Nazi supporter Count Felix von Luckner. Notes and drafts of Jiggens' play Return of the Sea Devil, based on von Luckner's visit. Drafts and published versions of Jiggens' short stories and poems. Notes, circulars, published articles, newspaper cuttings, cartoons, programs, interview transcripts and draft articles relating to Queensland politics in the 1980s, Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ, Brisbane student politics, Nimbin and the Tweed Coast, the prohibition on marijuana, Brisbane arts, and the political culture of the United States of America. Research documents relating to the bombing of the Sydney Hilton Hotel in 1978 and typescripts of Jiggens' writings on the topic, including drafts of his book The Incredible Exploding Man: Evan Pederick and the Trial of Tim Anderson, published in 1991.
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.