Subseries Subseries 13 - Correspondence, 1960 to 2017

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UQFL75-Series F-Subseries 13


Correspondence, 1960 to 2017


  • 1960-2017 (Creation)

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233 folders.

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Biographical history

Judith Catherine Green born on 13 February 1936 in Perth, Western Australia. She attended the Ascot State School, Brisbane Girls' Grammar School, gained an Open Scholarship to the University of Queensland where she obtained first class honours in English, received her Master of Arts from Cambridge University. She met her first husband, Fabio Rodriguez while tutoring at Kingston University, Jamaica. They married in 1964 and divorced in 1981. In 1982 she married Thomas Shapcott. She has published numerous volumes of poetry, some illustrated by her own woodcuts. From 1979 to 1982 she was poetry editor for Meanjin and from 1988 to 1997 poetry editor with Penguin Australia. Judith Rodriguez has also co-written the play Poor Johanna with Robyn Archer and her libretto for the opera Lindy was performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2002. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Christopher Brennan Award and in 1994 received the Order of Australia for services to literature. Rodriguez died on 22 November 2018.

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Correspondence with writers, friends and family. Most are addressed to Judith Rodriguez. Some are to Judith Rodriguez and Tom Shapcott. Original folders have been retained where possible. Most correspondents have one folder (or less) of correspondence. Includes handwritten letters, greeting cards, letter grams, typescript letters, printouts of emails, literary works, ephemera.

Box 17, Folders 1-15: Yvonne Adams, Fleur Adcock, Adel Abdullah, David Albenda, Jean Abu Fadil (Jean Askew), Geoffrey Baird, Manya Baklanon, Yolande Barlow, Sofia Bazzo, Sofia Bazzo and Gigi Fumigalli, Peter Boyle, Muriel Bradbrook, Elsie Brimblecombe (2 folders), Graham Cadwallader.

Box 18, Folders 1- 4, Box 19 Folder 1: Ken Campbell-Dobbie (5 folders, includes some drafts of his works)

Box 19 Folders 2-20: Clem Christensen, Bryony Cosgrove, Norah Costello, Rex Cramphorn, Patrick Cruttwell, Jamil Dannaoui, Blanche d'Alpuget and Robert Hawke, Glyn Davies, letter from Tom Shapcott to Brian Dibble, Burr Dodd and Lolo Houbein, Brian Donnelly, Dunkley cousins, Roger Evans, Elizabeth Farmer and Alex Craik, Michele Field, Maureen Freer, Geoffrey Gibson (includes some drafts of his works), Bernie Goldberger, Omar Gonzalez to Fabio Rodriguez and to Judith Rodriguez (Spanish), Jean Godding
Box 20 Folders 1- 11: Letters from Judith to her parents (the Greens), Barry Green, Christopher Green, Annie Greet, Rodney Hall, Bernard Hickey, Barry Hill, Noela Hjorth, Jack Hodgins, Joan Holloway (2 folders),

Box 21 Folders 1-10: Alec, Penelope and Emily Hope, Helen Horton, Lolo Houben, Coral Hull (4 folders), Julie Hunter, Ivor Indyk, John Irving,

Box 22 Folders 1-22: Antoni Jach, Juliet Jacques, Lisa Jacobson, Hert Jaff, Subhash Haireth, Scott Jeffries (2 folders), John Jenkins, Wendy Jenkins, Kate Jennings, Beth (Caswell) Johnson, Louis Johnson, Martin R. Johnson (2 folders), Cathy Johnstone, Elizabeth Jolley, Rod Jones, Rob Jordan, Cathel Jorsss, Wendy Jospeh, Ruth Jowett, Clayton Joyce, Chris Jurewicz.

Box 23 Folders 1-28: Diana Kan, Edmund “Mike” Keeley, Antigone Kefala, Ray Kelley, Robert Kemp, Fiona Kidman (and a piece of Lauire Edmond), Virginia King, John Kinsella, Rob Knottenbolt, Shari Kocher, Paula Korboot, Subashree Krishnaswamy, Nikos Kyproios (2 folders), Susan Lackman, Ron Lawson, Sarah Lawson, Tammy Lazaroff, Karen Le Rossignol, Doris Leadbetter, Joyce Lee, Serge Liberman, Harry and Eve Lindgren, Elaine Lindsay, Kate Llewellyn, Harold Love, Wendy Lowenstein, Judith Lukin-Amundsen.

Box 24 Folders 1-31: Fiona McCallum, Frank McCathy, Lyn McCredden, Roger McDonald, Sue McDougall, Siobhan McHugh, Greg Mackie, Mark McLeod, Wendy MacLennan, Judy McMillan, Joan McNeil, Mary Mageau, Jennifer Maiden, Desanka Maksimovoc, John and Kate Manifold (copies), Chris Mansell, Peter Mardon, Philip Martin, Caz Masel, Don Maynard, Philip Mead, Maurilia Meehan, Alex Miller, Freny and Rohinton Mistry, Jenni Mitchell, Drusilla Modjeska, Anthea Moonen, Mal Morgan, Wendy Morgan, Ashlley Morgen-Shae, Evelyn Mowbray.

Box 25 Folder 1-31
Elaine Muir, Alice Munro and Gerry Fremlin, Gerald Murnane, Kevin Murray, Les Murray, Virginia Murray, Anne-Marie Mykyta, Philip Neilson, Antrina Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Michele Newman, Helen Nickas, Rosemary Nissen, Brian Nobbs, Tolulope Ogunlesi, Sharon Olinka Womack, Stephen Oliver, Carlo Olivier + poems, Peter O’Mara, Barara Orlowska-Westwood, Beverley (Evans) Ormerod, Jocelyn Ortt-Saeed, Irina Grigorescu Pana, George Papaellinas, Anne Parratt re P.E.N. Melbourne, Olive Pell, Robert Pepin-Heiken, Elizabeth Perkins, Gaylene Perry, Grace Perry (incl. John Millett), Tom Petsinis.

Box 26 Folder 1-43
Richard Philcox, Arthur Phillips, Jacki and Tod Pierce-Williams, Kelly Pilgrim, Peter Porter (copies), Wendy Poussard, John Powers - Departune/Dismissal papers, Ron Pretty, Joan Priest, Cassandra Pybus, Mara Radzyner, Abdul-Karim Rafeq, Vijeya (Murugasu) Rajendra, Greta Rana, Rochelle Ratner, Adrian Rawlins, Barrett Reid, Ian Reid, Ryk Reisner (2 folders), David Reiter, Max Richards, Caroline Richardson, Anne Richter, Betty Riddell (2 folders), John Ridland, Bev Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Philip Roberts, F.W. Robinson (2 folders), Greg Rochlin, Moreira Rubinstein, David Rowbothan (2 folders), Hazel Rowley, Anna Rutherford, Gig Ryan, Maria Judith Rodriguez and Alix Sanchez R., Ralph Schureck, Susan Schwartz, Glennis (Paddon) Shannon.

Box 27 Folder 1-17
Paul Sherman, Venetia Stanford, Peter Stuk, Katsuji Tani, Taylors, Thalia and TTO, Von Bertouch Galleries, Tony Vuletich, Joan Whalley-Benson, David White, Terry Whitebeach, Michael Williams, Judith Wright, John Atherton Young, Correspondence to Judith Rodriguez from Columbia, Russian Correspondents, School friends.

Box 31 Folder 8
Unidentified correspondents.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Boxes 17-27, Box 31 Folder 8

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Created, Linda Justo, 9-May-2022.




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  • Box: UQFL75 Box 31