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Manuscript Name Papers of Jan Owen
Manuscript Number MSS 92
Last Updated April 2007
Extent 2.38m (17 boxes)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and prose, correspondence, diaries, and cassettes.

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and prose, correspondence, diaries, and cassettes for Boy with a telescope (1986), Fingerprints on light (1990) and Blackberry season (1993) by Jan Owen.

Date Range of Content

1973-2000

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Owen

Jan (Janette Muriel) Owen was born on the 18 August 1940 in Adelaide, South Australia. She attended the Presbyterian Girls' College, Adelaide, and Ruyton Girls' Grammar, Melbourne. Owen left school before matriculating and worked as a laboratory assistant at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1957-1961. She then studied Arts part-time, gaining a BA at the University of Adelaide in 1963 and MA Qualifying in 1974. She travelled in Europe and Asia during 1965. Owen worked intermittently as a librarian 1961-1984, and in 1970 attained her Registration Certificate and Associateship of the Library Association of Australia, tutoring in the South Australian Institute of Technology Library Studies Department 1980-1983.

Owen has three children who, she says, are of paramount importance to her [personal communication]. She started writing in her late thirties - her first poem was written the day her youngest child started kindergarten - and had her first book published when she was forty-five. She was appointed to the Literary Arts Advisory Committee of the South Australian Department for the Arts in 1988) Owen travelled in Europe, spending a month in the Literature Board's Venice Studio in (1989), visiting Yugoslavia, Hungary and the UK, and spending six months in the B R Whiting Library, Rome (1994). She was writer-in-residence at the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology (1990) and Brisbane Grammar School (1993), and at Kelly's Cottage, Hobart, for the Tasmanian Writers' Union. She has read on the ABC and 5UV, and has been a member of the Poets Union and Secretary of the Writers' Centre. In 1992-1993 she was poetry editor of the National Library journal, Voices.

Owen has been involved in numerous readings and workshops around Australia and, in various capacities, in the Adelaide Festival of Arts Writers' Week. In 1997 she received an Australia Council Literature Grant. She was writer-in-residence near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at Rimbun Dahan, the home of the Hijjas family who sponsor artists and the occasional writer. In 1998 she was a guest of the National Conference of the American Association of Australian Literary Studies, held at St Louis, and before returning to Australia she visited Canada, London, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Greece.

Owen has been awarded:
Keesing Studio Writer's Residency, 2001
Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Literature Board Fellowship, Category B Fellowship, 1992
Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry, 1991: joint winner
Festival Awards for Literature (SA), John Bray Award for Poetry, 2004: shortlisted for Timedancing
W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia and New Zealand, 2003: third for The hairpin
Josephine Ulrick National Poetry Prize, 2001: joint runner up for The fireflies
Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize, 2000: winner for This instant
ASAL (Association for the Study of Australian Literature) : Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry, 1987: winner for Boy with a telescope
SA Arts Grant in 1987
FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award, 1986: winner for Boy with a telescope
Fellowships from the Australian Council, and the Harri Jones Memorial Prize (1986)
SA Arts Grant in 1985
Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Award, Verse, 1985: winner for Boy with a telescope
Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Award, 1985: winner (verse) for Aldinga Summer
Jessie Litchfield Award for Literature, 1984: winner for Boy with a telescope
FAW (SA) Ian Mudie Memorial Award, 1981: winner for Balloons.

References:
AustLit : The Resource for Australian Literature, December 2006.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

Copying: Check with Curator

Preferred Citation

Papers of Jan Owen, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

This collection was acquired from Jan Owen in four instalments between 1986 and 2000.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Australian poets, Australian poetry, women authors

Personal Names

Jan Owen 1940-

Corporate Names

 

Occupations

Poets

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1
Correspondence to L R Hard and 1987 diary

Folder 2
1986 diary

Folder 3
1985 diary

Folder 4
Correspondence 1985-1988, with Department for the Arts, literary editors, publishers and Fleur Adcock

Folder 5
Correspondence 1984-1988, with literary editors, publishers, ASAL, David Brooks, Jeff Guess, Alan Gould, Judith Beveridge and Diane Fahey

Folder 6
Correspondence 1984-1988, with literary editors, publishers, Robert Harris, Beate Josephi and Andrew Lansdown

Folder 7
Correspondence 1983-1988, with literary editors, publishers, Judith Rogriguez, Les Murray (photocopy) and David Brooks

Folder 8
Correspondence 1985-1988, with literary editors, publishers, Richard Tipping, Andrew Taylor and Fay Zwicky

 

Box 2

Folder 9
Typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Watching for fire' July 1988, renamed Fingerprints on light (1990)

Folder 10
Typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Watching for fire' November 1988, renamed Fingerprints on light (1990)

Folder 11
Annotated typescript drafts of poems, Boy with a telescope (1986)

Folder 12
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'July : harvest and shearing', 'August : hawking', 'Haiku', 'Mr Radish', 'Sunflowers', 'Geode', 'Magpies', 'Blackberries and walnuts', 'Beetles' and 'Scissors', January-April 1988

Folder 13
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Town', 'Footprints', 'Gloves', 'Road', 'Irises in a jug', 'Saxophone', 'Silver', 'Sir' and 'Ink', January-April 1988

Folder 14
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Write to me at Rochefort', 'Touchstone : Agates', 'Touchstone : Malachite', 'Touchstone : Amethyst crystals', 'Touchstone : Fossil' and 'Touchstone : Tektites', May-August 1988

Folder 15
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Speaking Australian', 'Red carnations', 'The barber shop', 'The outside lavatory', 'The Egyptian room' and 'The clay boat', May-August 1988

Folder 16
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'More on the dinosaur', 'Street band', 'Dividend', 'Wings', 'Bridge', 'Walls', 'Neighbours', 'Patience', 'Party', 'Roger' and 'Quince', September-December 1986

 

Box 3

Folder 17
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of short stories, 'Camel ride', 'Stained glass', 'Monday', 'Dividend', 'Brownhill Creek', 'Piano', 'News', 'Pram', 'Cypress', 'Smile', 'Walls' and 'Uncle Bill', September-December 1986

Folder 18
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Hagia Sophia', 'The lesson', 'The wreck of the Star of Greece', 'Planting seeds', 'Kiwani', 'AID clinic', 'Regent Street North' and 'Fulcrum', May-July 1986

Folder 19
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Morning song', 'Gourds', 'Contract', 'Evening', 'Post-box', 'Smile', 'Pram', 'Cypress', 'Bread', 'Piano', 'Nightfall' and 'Tower', July-August 1986

Folder 20
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and short stories, 'Grapefruit', 'Turning forty', 'Fulcrum', 'Touch-down', 'Fruit fly', 'The quince', 'Digging potatoes' and 'Birds of a feather', January-April 1986

Folder 21
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Feijoa', 'Poetry reading', 'Day trip', 'Mortgage', 'Twilight', 'Level crossing' and 'Traffic', April 1986

Folder 22
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of untitled short stories and one titled short story, 'This old man', May 1986 and 1987

Folder 23
Newspaper clippings, manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of reviews of Jan Owen's work

Folder 24
Typescript and annotated typescript drafts of photocopied short stories, 'The collection', 'Mr Radish', 'This old man', 'Opticon', 'Birds of a feather', 'Amber', 'Turning point' and 'Heliotrope', and untitled short stories

Folder 25
Photocopies of articles and poetry from journals

 

Box 4

Folder 26
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Grief', 'Quietus', 'Departure', 'Argonauts', 'Colours', 'Girls in a park', 'Silhouette' and 'Cockroaches', 1973-1984

Folder 27
Typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'About face', 'Afterwards', 'Ancestor', 'At the orphanage', 'Bond', 'Buttons', 'By the pricking of my thumbs', 'Camel ride', 'The Captain's wife', 'Colours', 'Contract', 'Cousin', 'Cross purposes', 'Cryptogam', 'Morning in summer', 'Domestic', 'Earth star', 'Through a glass darkly : elsewhere on the path', 'Through a glass darkly : bright qualifications', 'Through a glass darkly : sixth magnitude', 'Epitaph or William of Occam', 'Farm buildings', 'Feijoa', 'Game', 'Geode', 'Gourds', 'Grapefruit', 'Grief', 'Hagia Sophia', 'Haiku', 'The hollow tree', 'Hot milk', 'Japonica in an antique bottle', 'Jaywalker', 'The lesson', 'Magpies', 'Monday mandala', 'Moss', 'Omens', 'Paradigm', 'The path', 'Playing chess', 'Post-box', 'Quince', 'Recurrence', 'Silver', 'Saturday', 'Shadow boxing', 'Spontaneous generation', 'Stage whisper', 'Sunflowers', 'Tap', 'Tenant', 'Traffic', 'Turning forty', 'Twilight', 'Visitation', 'Nevertheless', 'Voices', 'Five voices', 'Five voices : bright stones', 'Journey', 'Washing-up', 'The water puppets of Vietnam', 'Weekend', 'Whom the gods love', 'Widow with children' and 'The wreck of the Star of Greece'

Folder 28
Typescript and annotated typescript drafts of short stories for 'All the gold-eyed geckoes' retitled 'Wings', November 1988

Folder 29
Typescript drafts of poems for Boy with a telescope (1986), including 'Stage whisper', 'Afterwards', 'Omens', 'Possession' and 'Jaywalker'; typescript drafts of poems, 'First love', 'The riding habit', 'The bee', 'Aldinga summer', 'Amethyst earrings', 'Cryptogam', 'Japonica in an antique bottle', 'Fungus', 'The causeway', 'Learning to ride', 'The last walk', 'The captain's wife', 'Cousin', 'Girls in a park', 'Knitting', 'Silhouette', 'Interview', 'The visitation', 'Washing-up', 'Hot milk', 'Freud and the vacuum-cleaner', 'Weekend', 'Still life', 'Tenant', 'Yin alternative', 'Easter Sunday', 'In the spa' and 'Some days'

Folder 30
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'The artist's chair', 'Brownhill Creek', 'Tree', 'Picnic', 'Flute' and four untitled short stories, January-April 1987

Folder 31
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of 'The great northern doodle dum tree', April 1987

Folder 32
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'All the gold-eyed geckoes', 'Domestabilia : Thimble', 'Domestabilia : Safety-pin', 'Domestabilia : Scissors', 'Domestabilia : Tap', 'Domestabilia : Zippers', 'Domestabilia : Coathangers', 'Domestabilia : Cottonreel', 'Domestabilia : Buttons', 'Humbugs', 'Kafenio', 'Room' and 'Road',May-August 1987

Folder 33
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and short stories, 'Amber', 'Chooks', 'The rowan to dance', 'Cherry tree', 'Trees of life', 'Green', 'Fruit', 'The collection' and 'Bonfire', July-October 1987

Folder 34
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and short stories, 'Neighbours', 'Snails', 'Opticon', 'Hollow tree', 'Nowhere', 'Looking for music', 'Domestic', 'Farm buildings', 'Loquats and lacquerware' and 'Malachite', September-December 1987

 

Box 5

Folder 35
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Calendar : February : Fire and snow', 'Calendar : June : Haymaking', 'Calendar : July : Harvest and shearing', 'December, 1987', 'Ripe apples', 'Winter', 'June, 1987', 'May : Horse-riding', 'Calendar : March : Pruning the vines', 'Fossil', 'Agates', 'Touchstone : Amethyst crystals', 'Fish', 'Malachite' and 'Textites', December 1987

Folder 36
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'First love', 'The riding habit', 'A certain distance', 'The last walk', 'Washing-up', 'Freud and the vacuum cleaner', 'Weekend', 'Knitting' and 'Cryptogam', January-March 1985, February-March 1988

Folder 37
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Rundle Mall, Adelaide', 'Hot milk', 'Tenant', 'Interview', 'Amethyst earrings', 'The captain's wife', 'In the spa', 'Cousin', 'Earth star', 'Cryptogam : Fungus', 'Easter Sunday', 'Aldinga summer : The snake', 'Aldinga summer : The reef' and 'Aldinga summer : The hill', March-May 1985

Folder 38
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of short stories, 'Turning point', 'Heliotrope', and poems, 'Five voices : Cloud and mirror', 'Nevertheless', 'Still life', 'Tool-maker', 'Netsuke', 'Saturday', 'Shadow boxing' and 'Hidden variables', May-August 1985

Folder 39
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of short stories, 'Green magic', 'The second coming', 'Plus ca change', 'When in Rome', and poems, 'Rheomode', 'About face', 'Hollow tree', 'Red carnations', 'By the pricking of my thumbs', 'Through a glass darkly : Elsewhere on the path', 'Through a glass darkly : Bright qualifications', 'Through a glass darkly : Sixth magnitude', 'Word-game' and 'Metro', September-December 1985, some revised in 1988

Folder 40
Typescript draft of 'Watching for fire' retitled Fingerprints on light (1990), and annotated typescript draft of Fingerprints on light (1990)

Folder 41
Two annotated typescript drafts of Fingerprints on light (1990)

Folder 42
Material relating to Jan Owen's Residency at the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, 19 March-25 May 1990

 

Box 6

Folder 43
Correspondence with festival organisers, publishers, literary editors, Fleur Adcock (photocopies), Carmel Bird, Sarah Day (photocopy), Diane Fahey, Jeff Guess, Dennis Haskell (photocopy), Professor Mirko Jurak, Jean Kent, Andrew Lansdown, Vicki Raymond (photocopy), Alex Skovron (photocopy) and John Tranter, September 1988-September 1990

Folder 44
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Orthosmittia reyei', 'Girl friends', 'Green bloomers', 'Hubert Notle & Son', 'Pronouns', 'Something', 'Back doorstep', 'Legend', 'The kiss', 'Adverbs', 'For Rachel', 'Present participles', 'Conjunctions', 'Proper nouns', 'Adjectives', 'Gerunds', 'Articles of faith', 'Mythomania', 'Little place words', 'The crit', 'The birthday party of my aunt', 'At the Golden Sea Dragon' and 'Timepieces', December 1989-July 1990

Folder 45
Two typescript drafts of 'Doodle Dum : a tale of bun-fights and bulldust' and photocopies of poems from journals

Folder 46
Two typescript drafts of Blackberry season (1993)

Folder 47
Page proofs and two sets of galley proofs, all annotated, of Fingerprints on light (1990)

Folder 48
Mock-up and sub-edited typescript manuscript of Fingerprints on light (1990)

 

Box 7

Folder 49
Manuscript and typescript draft of radio presentation 'A first hearing'; manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'In the forum', 'The looking-glass', 'The red gum', 'Smoke', 'The rowan to dance', 'The cherry tree', 'Fern', 'Doodle dum', 'Gloves', 'Scissors', 'Zippers', 'Coat hangers', 'Watching the battle from afar', 'Safety-pin', 'Eora tribe', 'Arthur Phillip and Henry Ball', 'Water', 'Fornace Vivarini', 'The campanile', 'The candle', 'Villanelle', 'Hotel', 'Metro', 'November : Harvesting acorns' and 'Calendar : January : Feasting', May-November 1989

Folder 50
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Calendar : March : Pruning the vines', 'October : Sowing', 'Fossil', 'The artist's chair', 'Fungus', 'The Egyptian room', 'The clay boat', 'Room : Jerusalem', 'The red gum', 'Smoke', 'Bridge', 'Still life with coffee pot', 'Footprints', 'Hunting the boar', 'Picking flowers', 'Alphabet', 'Riddle me ree', 'On the beach', 'Pancakes with jam' and 'Fern', September-December 1988

Folder 51
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Road', 'Irises in a jug', 'Scissors', 'Domestabilia : Thimble', 'Domestabilia : Cotton reel', 'Flute', 'Pan pipes', 'Kafenio', 'Write to me at Rochefort', 'Calendar : March : Pruning the vines', 'Calendar : August : Hawking', 'Calendar : October : Sowing', 'Calendar : May : Horse-riding', 'Calendar : June : Haymaking' and 'Tower', December 1988-April 1989

Folder 52
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Heartsease', 'Shelved between stones', 'Rock-buns', 'Twilight country', 'Chook lady', 'Burano', 'At the flower stall' and short story 'The little blue lift to infinity', November-December 1989

Folder 53
Photocopies of poetry from journals

Folder 54
Photocopies of articles, papers, reviews and poems by Jan Owen and reviews on Jan Owen's work from journals and newspapers

Folder 55
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of magazine articles, reviews, judges reports, Jan Owen's Curriculum Vitae and a report to the Arts Projects Assistance Scheme

Folder 56
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and short stories (parodies), 'Goldilocks', 'Diaspora', 'Lesbia's letter', 'Seeing red', 'Autumn wish', 'En L'an quarantiesme de son age' and 'Old tea towels' September-November 1993

 

Box 8

Folder 57
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and short stories (parodies), 'Sky expo 99', 'Turnips', 'Oak with chook', 'Another eratic sonnet', 'Clean weekend', 'This world', 'Detached signifiers as fascist acts of the muse', 'Knees' and 'Invocation', February-June 1991

Folder 58
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems and short stories (parodies), 'The future considered as football ground', 'The dingus and the doover', 'Lenny's lost balls', 'Fibulas found in the attic', 'Still life with watermelon', 'Readings from Jeremiah' and 'Driving to stradabahnroute', November 1990-January 1991

Folder 59
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of article on South Australian women poets, an article for Adelaide Writer's Week and an article 'Beauty and the beast', October 1993

Folder 60-61
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of conference papers and reviews

Folder 62
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Flight path', 'After the eclipse', 'Twilight', 'Anima', 'Abstract nouns', 'Something', 'Honey', 'Menage a trois' and short stories, 'Opticon' and 'Little sister', October 1992-June 1993

Folder 63
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Menage a trois', 'Left', 'Friend', 'Nightfall', 'Drawing mermaids', 'L' and 'Fog', June-November 1992

Folder 64
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Little lust poem with quinces', 'This marriage', 'The treacherous hour', 'Plagiarism', 'Comet', 'Parabola', 'Infinitive', 'Gone' and 'The border', March-May 1992

Folder 65
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'In the waiting room', 'Fax to head office : Attention: Product manager', 'Healing', 'It', 'Circling', 'Draco', 'Glass', 'Wood', 'Pomegranates off', 'Snow', 'For Rachel' and 'The text', November 1991-January 1992

 

Box 9

Folder 66
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'The cupboard', 'Stone : The Griffin, St Mark's, Venice', 'Lace', 'The collection', 'Frozen crows bounce', 'Pregnant', 'The mathematics of absurdity', 'Hussar' and 'Gestures', October-November 1991

Folder 67
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Angels versus demons', 'The transmutation', 'No hands', 'The mirror' and 'Intercept', April-October 1991

Folder 68
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems, 'Pomegranates off', 'The text', 'Ink', 'Parabola', 'The draught', 'The kiss', 'Home was', 'Fax to head office', 'In the waiting room', 'At the Golden Sea Dragon', 'Negative', 'Adverbs', 'Parts of speech', 'Articles of faith', 'Gerund', 'Proper nouns', 'Pronouns', 'Adjectives', 'Hussar', 'Pregnant', 'Angels versus demons', 'Frozen crows bounce', 'Iron', 'Lace', 'The Griffin', 'Stone', 'The candle', 'Draco', 'Window', 'It', 'Circling', 'Healing', 'The mirror', 'Zeno confuses me' and 'Snow'

Folder 69-72
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of reviews and interviews

Folder 73
Page proofs of Fingerprints on light (1990) 5 October 1989 and a copy of The Advertiser Weekend Magazine 18 June 1994

Folder 74
Galley proofs of Fingerprints on light (1990), newspaper clippings

 

Box 10

Folder 75
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Santa Cecilia in trastevere', 'Pewter', 'The usbeast', 'Visiting', 'On the rosewood table', 'At the Persian rug gallery', 'White' and 'My mother's crystal bowl', 1997

Folder 76
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'The lake of the pregnant maiden', 'Interference patterns', 'The pool', 'Carp with catfish', 'Glaze', 'Glad rag dolls', 'Zen with corners on', 'The arrival', 'Soft left' and 'Seeing things', 1997

Folder 77
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Scales', 'Air and edge', 'Moving house', 'Water caltrops with butterfly', 'Small', 'Carp with catfish', 'Mangosteens', 'Pawpaws', 'Room' and 'Offering', 1997

Folder 78
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Giants', 'Seven Chinese bowls', 'The bite', 'Malacca bowls', 'Zeno sideon', 'Couples : a complaint', 'Puduraya', 'Salaks' and 'Tree house', 1997

Folder 79
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Musk nut', 'Tea ceremony 2', 'Morning', 'Fig trees', 'Limes', 'Papaya', 'From the balcony', 'Eating durian', 'Doves' and 'Tree house', 1997

Folder 80
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Mountain water', 'Flamenco', 'Cicada', 'Chimney pots with cat', 'Cobbles', 'Blue bowl', 'The given', 'Gargoyle' and 'The birds', 1998

Folder 81
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Roofscape', 'Paseo', 'Serendipity', 'Display (plates)', 'Balcon de Europa', 'From the terrace', 'The muleteer', 'Terracotta' and 'The baptistery', 1998-1999

Folder 82
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Timepieces', 'In the talking room', 'Remember the Balai', 'As if', 'The kashan', 'The dragon vase', 'With a glitch', 'Mondays began' and 'The korin print', 1998, 1999, 2000

Folder 83
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'The return', 'The Kampong cemetery', 'The pangolin', 'At Starbucks', 'Crossing the Mekong', 'Backyard', 'Persimmon', 'White event', 'The wardrobe', 'The lagoon' and 'In the forum', 2000

 

Box 11

Folder 84
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'The long-tailed macaque', 'She', 'The ceiling starlings', 'Next to nothing', 'ID', 'Discount day', 'Salt' and 'South', 2000

Folder 85
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Between a rock', 'Again', 'Cicak-cicak', 'This instant', 'All birds', 'Night market', 'The silver gulls', 'Three-headed poem' and 'The balance', 2000

Folder 86
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of poems 'Cul de sac', 'Summer', 'The mulberry dress', 'Orchid viewing', 'The almond tree', 'The night garden', 'Chicken circle' and 'This instant', 2000

Folder 87-91
Manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts and photocopies of reviews and articles for magazines, newspapers, conferences and reference books

 

Box 12

Folder 92
Correspondence, January-March, April-May, July-December 1990, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Margaret Scott, Stephen Edgar, Katherine Gallagher, John Tranter, Carmel Bird, Vicki Raymond, Les Murray (photocopy) and Alan Gould

Folder 93-95
Correspondence, January-December 1991 and undated, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Vicki Raymond, Les Murray (photocopies), Tony Page, Andrew Landsdown, John Tranter, Stephen Edgar, Jean Kent, Katherine Gallagher, Beate Josephi, Sarah Day, Fleur Adcock and Philip Hodgins (photocopy)

Folder 96-99
Correspondence, January-December 1992, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Fleur Adcock, Carmel Bird, John Tranter, Stephen Edgar, Katherine Gallagher, Philip Hodgins, Michael Hulse, Jean Kent, Tony Lintermans, Les Murray (photocopies), Tony Page, Miroslav Holub, Kevin Hart and Philip Salom

 

Box 13

Folder 100-105
Correspondence, January-December 1993, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Carmel Bird, Sarah Day, Rosemary Dobson, Diane Fahey, Stephen Edgar, Katherine Gallagher, John Foulcher, Alan Gould, Beate Josephi, Jeri Kroll, Tony Lintermans, Philip Salom, John Scott and Miroslav Holub

Folder 106-107
Correspondence, January-June 1994, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Sarah Day, Katherine Gallagher, Stephen Edgar, Miroslov Holub and Harold Stewart (photocopy)

 

Box 14

Folder 108-109
Correspondence, July-December 1994, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Fleur Adcock, Carmel Bird, Stephen Edgar, Beate Josephi, Katherine Gallagher, Jeri Kroll, Tony Lintermans and Philip Salom

Folder 110-112
Correspondence, January-December 1995, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Fleur Adcock, Diane Fahey, Michael Hulse, Katherine Gallagher, Stephen Edgar, Les Murray (photocopies), Janet Shaw and Virginia Wallace-Crabbe

Folder 113-115
Correspondence, January-December 1996 and undated, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Fleur Adcock, Stephen Edgar, Michael Hulse, Jean Kent, Desmond O'Grady and Philip Salom

 

Box 15

Folder 116-119
Correspondence, January-May 1997 and July-December 1997 and undated, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Fleur Adcock, Stephen Edgar, Katherine Gallagher, Alan Gould, Desmond O'Grady, Tony Page, Philip Salom and Tom Shapcott

Folder 120-123
Correspondence, January-December 1998 and undated, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Fleur Adcock, Stephen Edgar, Desmond O'Grady, Desmond MacAulay, Alan Gould, Katherine Gallagher, Tony Lintermans, Philip Salom and Tony Page

 

Box 16

Folder 124-127
Correspondence, January-December 1999, includes correspondence with literary editors, publishers, Michael Hulse, Katherine Gallagher, Desmond MacCaulay, John Ridland,

Folder 128
Correspondence, January-March 2000, includes correspondence with literary editors, Rosemary Dobson, Desmond MacAulay, Geoff Page, John Ridland and Katherine Gallagher

 

Box 17 AV

Folder 129
Nine audio cassettes:
Adelaide Festival of Arts 1984, Writers Week, Reading (Poets Union)
Interview on 5UV, Jan Owen and Andrew Taylor with Laura Bernardi
Word Waves and book reviews of Boy with a Telescope (1986)
Breakfast at the Hilton (5UV), Barbara and Jan Owen with Laura Bernardi
English 1, Lecture 6, Jan Owen plus copy
5UV Authors Proof, 16/4/90 plus copy
ABC - A First Hearing - September 1989 plus copy