Guide to the Papers of John Hooker


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Manuscript Name Papers of John Hooker
Manuscript Number MSS 143
Last Updated July 2008
Extent 28 cm (2 boxes)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscripts of two published works The bush soldiers (1984) and Standing orders (1986), correspondence, reviews, research notes and other papers.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of two published works The bush soldiers (1984) and Standing orders (1986), correspondence, reviews, research notes and other papers.

Organization

This collection has been arranged into box then folder order.

Biographical Note

John Williamson Hooker was born 3 April 1932 in New Zealand. He holds an MA from the University of Auckland, and was the Publishing Director at both Penguin and Collins. In addition to fiction, he wrote about history and the military, and in 1989 published Korea : the forgotten war. He also published Brekky, dinner & tea : recipes for when you're hungry (with John Michie, 1985) and was contributor to the Australian and the Age.

Elements of landscape and characters' psychology feature prominently in Hooker's fictional work, which also focuses on such themes as murder, violence, corruption, racism and love.

Awards:
Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Writers' Emeritus Award, 2001: joint winner.

John Hooker died on 29 April 2008, Malvern, Victoria.

References:
AustLit : The Resource for Australian Literature, January 2005.

Administrative Information


Access

The collection is available for research.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

Papers of John Hooker, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 143, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The collection was acquired from John Hooker in a single instalment in 1989.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Hooker, John, 1932-2008 -- Archives.


Topical Subjects

Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.

Novelists, Australian -- 20th century - Archives.


Occupations

Novelists

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Correspondence

Folder 2-3
Manuscript drafts of The bush soldiers (1984)

Folder 4
Notes and research material for The bush soldiers (1984), 1982-1983

Folder 5
Editorial notes for The bush soldiers (1984) and correspondence

Folder 6
Reviews of The bush soldiers (1984)


Box 2

Folder 7
Newspaper clippings of reviews and extracts of The bush soldiers (1984)

Folder 8-11
Notes on Korea for Standing orders (1986) and correspondence, 1983-1984

Folder 12-13
Card files for Standing orders (1986)

Folder 14
Notes on Korea for Standing orders (1986) and correspondence, 1986