Collection UQFL231 - Frank Moorhouse Papers

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Reference code

UQFL231

Title

Frank Moorhouse Papers

Date(s)

  • 1957- (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

158 boxes, 1 parcel.

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Name of creator

(1938-2022)

Biographical history

Award-winning author and journalist Frank Moorhouse was born on 21 December 1938 at Nowra, New South Wales. Moorhouse married Wendy Halloway in 1959 but they separated four years later, having no children. In a literary career spanning over 60 years, he published ten novels and regularly contributed short stories and essays to a number of periodicals and anthologies. His early career as a journalist began at the Daily Telegraph (Sydney) and he worked for several newspapers, eventually becoming editor of the Australian Worker. He is best known for his Miles Franklin award-winning series Palais des Nations, set against the backdrop of the League of Nations, for which he spent four years in Europe researching thanks to an Australia Council Creative Fellowship. He was an advocate for the moral rights of authors and played a central role in copyright reform in Australia. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to Australian literature in 1985. Frank died in a Sydney hospital on 26 June 2022.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1957-
Collection alternatively titled as: Frank Moorhouse Collection.

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Scope and content

Literary drafts, personal papers, correspondence, research notes, newspaper cuttings, financial records, subject folders, cassette tapes.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access, except for Box 22 Folder 1; Box 135 Folder 20; Box 136 Folder 28; Box 138 Folder 53; Box 141 Folder 86 and Parcel 165.

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Language of material

  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Publication note

'Guide to the Papers of Frank Moorhouse, The University of Queensland Library, Fryer Library'. (2001). Guide to Australian literary manuscripts. University of Western Australia Library & Australian Literary Manuscript Collections Project.

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Alternative identifier(s)

Alma MMS ID

991003572829703131

Millennium Local System Number

b19718391

Libraries Australia ID

63004917; 21260371

OCLC Number

1058827548

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Status

Revised

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 1-Jul-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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