Collection UQFL231 - Frank Moorhouse Papers

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Frank Moorhouse Papers


  • 1957- (Creation)

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158 boxes, 1 parcel.

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Biographical history

Award-winning author and journalist Frank Moorhouse was born in Nowra, New South Wales in 1938. In a literary career spanning over 60 years, he has 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 is an advocate for the moral rights of authors and sexual liberation.

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

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

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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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  • English

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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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63004917; 21260371

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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