Guide to the Papers of Graham Rowlands
|Manuscript Name||Papers of Graham Rowlands|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 17|
|Last Updated||April 2007|
|Extent||2.90 m (22 boxes)|
|Location||Academy Library, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||The papers of Graham Rowlands include correspondence, manuscript drafts, diaries and photographs.|
Scope and Content
The papers contain a substantial amount of personal and professional correspondence and drafts of poems by Graham Rowlands. Prose and editorial material is also included, along with material relating to the Friendly Street Poets.
Date Range of Content
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Rowlands
Graham John Rowlands was born in Brisbane in 1947, and educated at Brisbane Grammar School, the University of Queensland and Flinders University, Adelaide. While in Queensland, he was editor of the student magazine Makar : magazine of new writing (1966-67) and published Stares and statues (1972), his first book of poetry and the first volume of the Gargoyle poets series.
Rowlands moved to Adelaide in 1971, and was associated with the Friendly Street group of poets, editing with Pauline Wardleworth Friendly Street poetry reader no. 9 (1985). He was for many years both a poetry editor and poetry reviewer for Overland.
In 1978 Rowland completed a PhD in American Studies at Flinders University. He has since worked as a literary journalist, educational editor and lecturer in literature, Australian politics and crime prevention, poetry editor and poetry reviewer. Since 2003 he has taught Creative Writing at Flinders University.
In 2002 Rowlands was the winner of the Festival Awards for Literature (SA), Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship, and the winner of the Satura Prize for his poem 'Down on the ground'.
AustLit : the resource for Australian literature, September 2006.
Directory of Australian poets 1980, Poets Union of Australia, Melbourne, 1980, p 116-117
Selected poems, by Graham Rowlands, 1992.
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Papers of Graham Rowlands, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired from Graham and Diane Rowlands in sixty-five instalments from 1986-2000.
Further manuscript material relating to Graham Rowlands may be found in the Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy in the papers of:
Jerri Kroll MS 59
Friendly Street Poets MS 61
Further papers of Graham Rowlands are held by the National Library, in the Papers of Graham Rowlands at MS 7023.
This collection originally included a number of publications, listed below. These works have been catalogued separately, and added to the Library's main collection.
Up the right channels. St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland, 1970.
Makar : magazine of new writing, vol. 2, nos 1-4, 1966.
Semper floreat, vol. 35, nos 1-12 and vol. 37, no. 3, 1965 and 1967.
Australian poetry, poets
Graham Rowlands 1947-
Poets, editors, academics
Series 1 Correspondence, 1958-2000
The collection includes a substantial amount of personal and professional correspondence. Correspondents include friends, family, publishers, fellow writers, editors and literary, cultural and educational organizations. The correspondence includes explanatory comments and cross references made by Rowlands at the time of donating the papers.
Correspondence from Dorothy Alison Rowlands (mother), 1968-1976
Correspondence from A. Rowlands (father), 1968-1999
Correspondence A, 1964-1998
Robert Adamson, Stuart Sayers and Ron Simpson of the Age, The Advertiser, JH Allsopp, Frank Armstrong, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian Society of Authors'
Correspondence, minutes and financial papers relating to the Arts Development Advisory Committee (ADAC), Department of the Arts and Cultural Development, together with manuscript evaluations and references for writers, 1990-1999
Correspondence B, 1965-1996
Connie Barber, Stefanie Bennett, Dane Thwaites of Black Lightning Press, Ken Bolton, Paul Bourke, Anne Brewster, Kevin Brophy, Patrick Buckridge, Peter Burton and Larry Buttrose
Correspondence C, 1971-1998
Heather Cam, Leon Cantrell, Anne Chittleborough, Andrew Clark, Jim Cleary and Valerie Coombe
Correspondence C, 1962-1988
Chris Cooney, Russell Cowie (together with school essays), Louise Crisp and Margaret Cullen
Correspondence D, 1972-1998
Michael Denholm, Patricia Dobrez and Michael Dugan
Correspondence from Anne Elder, 1973-1976
Photocopies of Elder's published poems
Research and draft of 'Anne Elder : poet' by Rowlands, together with correspondence from Barrie Reid, Overland
Correspondence from John and Catherine Elder
Correspondence from Philip Martin
Correspondence E-F, 1981-1993
Bob Ellis, Michelina Ferraro, Michele Field, John Foulcher, Ian Fraser and Marcelle Freiman
Correspondence G, 1970-1992
Barbara Giles, Peter Goldsworthy, Geoff Goodfellow, Ken Goodwin, Michael Goodison, Warwick Gould, Dorothy Green, Annie Greet and Jeff Guess
Correspondence H, 1958-2000
Robert Habost, Rodney Hall, Syd Harrex, Robert Harris, Clinton Harriman, Les Harrop, Kareena Harwood, Dennis Haskell, Keith Harrison, Richard Hillman, John-Peter Horsam, Robin Howells and Robert Hughes
Correspondence I and J, 1972-1999
Andrew Sant of Island magazine, John Jenkins, Kate Jennings, Martin Johnson, Rob Johnson and Billy Jones
Correspondence with Rae Desmond Jones, together with a draft of a rejected article on Jones, 1972-1998
Correspondence K, 1963-1995
Erika Keenan, Stephen Kelen, John Kinsella, Viv Kitson, Andrew Knott and Rob Knottenbelt
Correspondence L, 1968-1999
Labour and National Service regarding military service, Katherine Lea, Barrie Leon, Elvis Levin, Bill Roberts of LinQ, Kate Llewellyn, Longman Cheshire, Yve Louis and Myron Lysenko
Correspondence and grant applications, Literature Board, Australian Council for the Arts, 1973-1998
Correspondence M, 1973-1998
Chris Mansell, Philip Martin, Brian Matthews, Barbara McFadyen, Susan McGowan, Meanjin, Stan Mellick, Rod Moran, Mattoid, Peter Murphy, Sue Murphy, Les Murray, Muse and Anne-Marie Mykyta
Correspondence from Albert, Ellen and Marye Milligan, together with notes, 1962-1976
Correspondence with Humphrey McQueen, together with an annotated typescript draft of an untitled twenty-four scene drama, 1967-1999
Correspondence N, 1972-1995
Nation review, National Library of Australia, Geoff Naylor, Philip Neilsen and Carol Novak
Correspondence O, 1972-1990
Mark O'Connor, Barry O'Donohue, Off the page, Gary Oliver, Dan and Michael O'Neill, Warren Osmond, Peter Oustabasidis and Outrider
Correspondence P, 1968-1999
Joyce Parkes, Elizabeth Perkins, WH Perkins, Peter Pierce, Grace Perry and John Millett of Poetry Australia and South Head Press, Christopher Pollnitz, Nicholas Pounder, Ron Pretty, Quadrant
Correspondence from John Paul, undated
Correspondence R, 1971-1993
Barrett Reid, Kevin Roberts, Mark Roberts, Nigel Roberts, Judith Rodriguez, Chris Rootes and Routledge
Correspondence S, 1974-1998
Philip Salom, Patricia Laird of The Saturday Centre, Rae Sexton, Michael Sharkey, Greg Shortis and Margaret Smith
Correspondence T-V and X-Y, 1972-1995
Richard Tipping, John Tranter, Kanchana Ugbabe, Val Vallis, Howard Firkin of Verso, Martin Field of Xtra, Gloria Yates and Fay Zwicky
Correspondence W, 1964-1999
Alan Wearne, Tom and Wendy Whitton, Valery Wilde, Murray Williams, Jean Wright and Judith Wright
Correspondence regarding relationships with women at university, 1965-1972
Correspondence and articles relating to newspaper columns, 1964-1981
Correspondence relating to Stares and statues and Poems political (mss held by the National Library of Australia), 1968-1975
Series 2 Diaries, 1959-1964
Diaries kept by Rowlands, together with his typescript explanatory comments written at the time of donation.
Travel diaries (2), 1959-1987
Diary and random jottings relating to family, 1962-1965
Series 3 Education, 1961-1973
Comprises material relating to Brisbane Grammar School and University of Queensland, together with Rowlands' typescript explanatory comments written at the time of donation.
Material relating to Brisbane Grammar School, 1961-1964
Vocabulary and quotation notebooks (4)
Notes on masters and boys at Brisbane Grammar School
Manuscript drafts of 'La Perouse', 'Flop House' and 'Of maths and men'
Brisbane Grammar School magazines (4)
Speeches in relation to anti-Christianity
Material relating to the University of Queensland, 1966-1973
Notes on Department of English
'Not by sound alone : the Russian film pioneer - Eisenstein'
Notes on Free University
Semper floreat film reviews
Series 4 Literary Manuscripts, 1962-1999
This series comprises drafts of discarded, accepted and published poems by Rowlands, also included are short stories, one play, reviews and articles, together with explanatory comments written at the time of donation.
Short stories, one play and one novel, 1962-1981
Annotated poetry drafts and related correspondence, 1966-1999
Newspapers and magazine articles used as source material for poems, 1974-1999
Drafts of poetry reviews
Drafts of articles
Drafts of articles by Rowlands, 1974-1990
Series 5 Editorial Work, 1980-1997
This series comprises editorial work by Rowlands, together with explanatory comments written at the time of donation.
Dots over lines : recent poetry in South Australia, edited and introduced by Graham Rowlands; published by Adelaide University Press, Adelaide, 1980
Correspondence with poets
Wakefield Press editing, 1989-1994
Copies of manuscript drafts with editorial comments by Rowlands
Private editing, 1989-1997
Copies of manuscript drafts with editorial comments by Rowlands
Series 6 Miscellaneous Papers, 1972-1999
Among the papers in this series is material relating to poetry editing workshops, poetry judging and literary launches, and notes on various friends, together with explanatory comments written at the time of donation.
Notes on friends
The Writers' Centre, 1994-1997
Aardvark project correspondence and copies of manuscript drafts with editorial comments by Rowlands for Aardvark : written off : a collection of writing by young SA authors, put together by the team from Generation Hex ; editors: Justin Prime ... [et al.] (1995)
Correspondence relating to a seminar on 'Writing poetry'
Correspondence and article entitled 'I have this wonderful idea; how do I get started?' for the column 'Trade secrets' published in The Writers' Centre newsletter
Poetry editing workshop material
Material relating to Adelaide College of TAFE, 1983-1989
Material relating to Flinders University, 1993-1999
Material relating to Writers' Week Committee, 1972-1982
Friendly Street papers owned by Rowlands, 1978-1992
Contributor's manuscript drafts
Friendly Street consulting for 1992 Festival
Poetry judging by Rowlands, 1980-1997
School poetry workshops conducted by Rowlands, 1974-1981
Poetry readings by Rowlands, 1997-1999
Talks and book launches by Rowlands, 1993-1999
Material relating to: Adelaide University Union Press and Michael Duddy, 1980-1984
Photocopies of ABC Radio dramas with writer's release forms, 1990
'Timothy Gedge', adapted by Ken Methold from the novel The children of Dynmouth by William Trevor
Stardance, by Spider and Jeanne Robinson; adapted by Ken Methold
Series 7 Photographs, 1963-1986
This series comprises miscellaneous personal photographs of Rowlands.
Photographs of Rowlands:
BGS debating, 1963
Public speaking, 1964
Adelaide College of TAFE, 1986
Rowlands, 1975 x 2
Moratorium March, Adelaide, 31 July 1971
Writers' retreat, Department of Adult Education, University of Adelaide, 1970
Wedding day, 1972
Rowlands at 2 years 4 months
Rowlands 3 years 6 months
Rowlands and mother, 1976 (colour)
Jeremy Rowlands x 3 (colour)
Rowlands at Fashoda Street, 1976-1983 x 4 (colour)
Ned Kelly helmet worn by Rowlands to the launching of Friendly Street poetry reader, no. 4 x 2 (colour)
Rowlands, Northern Flinders Ranges, 1979 (colour)
Don Dunstan launches Dots over lines : recent poetry in South Australia, Adelaide Festival, 1980
Rowlands speech at Dots over lines : recent poetry in South Australia, Adelaide Festival, 1980
Rowlands, 1981 x 2
Rowlands and Jeremy x 3 (colour)
Rowlands reading at the Langmeil Winery poetry x 3 (colour)