Guide to the Papers of Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling


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Manuscript Name Papers of Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling
Manuscript Number MSS 302
Last Updated 18 September 2018
Extent 9 boxes, 1 oversize
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Literary manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, reviews of Bradstock and Wakeling.

Collection Subject Type 

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection comprises manuscripts, correspondence, literary drafts and reviews of Margaret Bradstock’s and Louise Wakeling’s literary works. It includes manuscript material for Rattling the Orthodoxies and contributions, drafts and correspondence for their collection of autobiographies Words from the Same Heart (1987). Also the original contributions and drafts for the book Beyond Blood: Writings on the Lesbian and Gay Family published in 1995, which is on the subject of alternative parenting, with the focus on lesbian and gay experience. These autobiographical, theoretical, analytical, practical and creative contributions offer a valuable and unique perspective on the subject of the gay family. The collection also includes drafts of the memoir contributed to Words from the Same Heart by E. M. (Monte) Punshon (1882-1989).

Date Range of Content 

1982-2014

Biographical Note

Margaret Bradstock (1945- ) is a writer, reviewer, academic and critic who lectured at the University of New South Wales for 25 years, in the areas of English, Medieval Studies, Australian Literature, Creative Writing, and Chinese Literature in Translation. She is the author or co-editor of works of fiction, biography and poetry.

Louise Wakeling (1950- ) is a poet who has taught English and creative writing in university, colleges of TAFE, prisons and secondary schools. She has also published widely, including two novels, two volumes of poetry and many coedited and co-written works, among them an anthology of Australian poetry.

 

Administrative Information 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: The collection is open access with the exception of the materials for the books “Beyond Blood”, “Small Rebellions” and “Flight of the Koala” in folders 39-44. The permission of the donors is required to access these items up until 2028.

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material authored by Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling is approved for private study and research. 

Preferred Citation 

Papers of Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

 Provenance 

The collection was acquired 1992-2014 donated by Margaret Bradstock.

 

Additional Information

Related Material

A biographical entry for E.M. (Ethel May) 'Monte' Punshon (1882-1989) is available on the Australian Dictionary of Biography website at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/punshon-ethel-may-monte-15788 retrieved 16 July 2019

Subjects

Poetry, novels, gay relationships.

 

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 

Special research grant application, 1988; Manuscript Unspoken Thoughts, notes, comments on chapters.

Folder 1/1 

Authors Galleys dated 30/3/1990, Rattling the Orthodoxies, edited.

Folder 2 

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies plus notes.

Folder 3

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 4

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 5 

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 6 

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies, plus index.

Folder 7 

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Box 2

Folder 8

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 9

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 10

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 11

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 12

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 13

Manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 14

Handwritten manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 15

Handwritten manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 16

Handwritten manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies - photocopy.

 

BOX 3

Folder 17

Handwritten manuscript of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 18

Correspondence, mainly with Penguin Books, regarding Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 19

Draft of ‘The Camp’ and Ada Cambridge; drafts of Rattling the Orthodoxies.

Folder 20

Draft of Thirty Years in Australia; Correspondence.

Folder 21

AFR - Introduction to Thirty Years in Australia; Draft, edited article ‘Ada Cambridge and the first 30 years’; response to review; letter to the editor; correspondence regarding Words from the Same Heart, with contract, 1986-1987.

Folder 22

Correspondence regarding Words from the Same Heart, with contributions.

Folder 23

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 24

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

 

BOX 4

Folder 25

Contributions, layout pages, AFRI and mailing list for Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 26

Layout pages for Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 27

Layout pages for Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 28

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 29

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 30

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 31

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 32

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

 

BOX 5

Folder 33

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 34

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 35

Contributions to Words from the Same Heart.

Folder 36

Correspondence; prelaunch material for Words from the Same Heart; transcript of interview; form letters to contributors’; draft reviews; consent to publish; draft aims of Words from the Same Heart and response received; invitation to submit with guidelines to Words from the Same Heart 

Folder 37

Literary drafts

Short stories – published, undated

Margaret Bradstock, edited draft of “Devil’s mark”, with handwritten note ‘published in Calling Up the Devil (Artemis)’

Margaret Bradstock, part of an edited draft, with handwritten note ‘medieval part of “Devils Mark” published in Calling the Up the Devil (Artemis)’

Margaret Bradstock, edited draft of “Streets of the City”, with handwritten note ‘published in Cargo’

Margaret Bradstock, draft of “The Pool”, with handwritten note ‘early draft – final draft published in Don’t Go Near the Water (Artemis)’

Margaret Bradstock, edited draft of “Streets of the City”, with handwritten note ‘published CARGO

Margaret Bradstock, edited draft of “Guanyin out of the water”, with handwritten note ‘published in A Modern Woman & Other Crimes (Artemis)”

Margaret Bradstock, copy of “Adult entertainment”, with handwritten note “published in Artemis Spies, Lies and Watching Eyes

Short stories – unpublished, undated

Margaret Bradstock, edited, draft copy of short story “Isthmus”

Margaret Bradstock, two edited drafts of short story “Blame it on the Moon”

Folder 38

Literary drafts

Poetry (published & unpublished, includes originals, some with several drafts, some edited, author name varies for Margaret Bradstock , ie not named; Margaret Bradstock ; E.M. Bradstock)

Margaret Bradstock (not attributed on poem), The lesbian silk-spinners of Shunde CountyLetter to my daughter (for Cathy), Pearl river, Guangzhou

Margaret Bradstock: Anangu never climb, & where was Irigaray during all this?, ASAL 1990, Bell’s line of road, Boy with kite, Canley vale High,  Cathy goes to Margaret River, Cremation, Kuta Beach, The crystal, A different China, Dipni Booyong, Epithalamium, Flight of koalas (Trademark: Mad in Australia), Flying foxes, Govett’s luck, Hebrides, The homecoming, Land’s end, Letter to my daughter, “In the mountains, there you feel free”, The long corridor, Longevity medicine, Love-song, The mask, Mirror City, Moon festival, Not so gay now, On being a writer, Racecourse Beach,  Selling out,  State of siege,  Study leave, Study leave, U.K., Throwaway poem (Dedicated to Rajendra) , Weighed & wanting, The white place

E. M. Bradstock: Apology for a marriage, Canterbury Cathedral, Whose blues?, Alternatives, Among my windows, Bike burial,  Cathy’s song, The cinema strikes back, Cooma revisited (or, “Other people’s nostalgia trips are such a bore.”), Eurydice, For Michael, Lady Jane at the Carrington , Magdalen College cloisters, Odyssey of a non-traveller, Persephone, Passenger, Ribera, Sicily,  ‘Vous, ou la mort’ (Love unto death, 1979 style),  Warrumbungles, Wiseman’s Ferry

Louise Wakeling: Death in Marina Romea: or, My last resort,  My last resort (see Death in Marina Romea), Walking with my mother

UnattributedThe cycle

Folder 39 [The permission of the donors is required to access items in this folder up until 2028].

“small rebellions”

Draft letter to publisher (unnamed, 2 pages) accompanying manuscript of small rebellions, 25 July, 1982, soliciting publication

Copy of manuscript of “small rebellions” as submitted, to accompany letter

Edited copies of two poems incl in small rebellions - ‘Mother city’ by Sue Ogle – ‘Alternatives’ by Margaret Bradstock

Handwritten, original copy of ‘Apology for a marriage’, incl in small rebellions

Photocopy of poem ‘Coastal towns’,incl in small rebellions and attributed to the name Margaret Bradstock , photocopy attributes poem to name E.M. Stearns

Brochure advertising launching of small rebellions by Lynne Spender at the Mori Gallery, Leichhardt, 2 February, 1984

 

BOX 6

Folder 40 [The permission of the donors is required to access items in this folder up until 2028].

 “Flight of koalas”: Typed, hand corrected Contents List of Flight of koalas; Page proofs for Flight of koalas

Folder 41 [The permission of the donors is required to access items in this folder up until 2028].

“Beyond blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family”

List of possible contributors for Beyond blood with notes

Copy of letter from eds., Margaret Bradstock /Louise Wakeling, to potential contributors to Beyond blood

Handwritten pages evaluating contributors’ responses

Corrected Contents page

3 x draft copies of Introduction to Beyond blood

Drafts of contributions accepted for inclusion in Beyond blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family

Julie Beauchamp ‘Relationship Counselling and the Lesbian family’ – 3 drafts, correspondence

Margaret Bradstock ‘And how are the boys?’ (poem) – ‘The Jesse tree’ (poem)

Margaret Bradstock ‘Old woman, old woman, who lives in a shoe’ – 3 drafts

Michael & Stephanie Bradstock ‘Dialogue on the Alternative family’ – 3 drafts

Cathy Brooker ‘I never really wanted to know’

Rev Cliff Connors ‘Marriages and baptisms’ – 1 draft

Folder 42 [The permission of the donors is required to access items in this folder up until 2028]. 

 “Beyond blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family”

Drafts of contributions accepted for inclusion in Beyond blood:  writings on the lesbian and gay family (cont):

Lea Crisante ‘The discourse of difference in International Year of the Family’ – 3 drafts

Gary Dunne ‘Happy little vegemites’ – 3 drafts

Stephen Dunne ‘I was a closet queer sperm donor’ – 1 draft; accompanying note

Susan Harben ‘We are family’ – copy of speech by Susan Harben on which contribution based; 1 draft

Annie Holstock – filed with Sue Ogle

Miranda Kuijpers and Belinda Vlotman ‘Raising Jordan’ – 2 drafts; letter

Pearlie McNEILL ‘Here comes the groom’ – 1st draft; letter

Marilyn Mitchell ‘Broadening the Options: the Family and the Bisexual Lesbian’ – 2 drafts

Sue Ogle ‘The night feed’ (poem)

Sue Ogle and Annie Holstock ‘More than a gift’ photocopies of selection of photographs offered to accompany written piece, with note

 Folder 43 [The permission of the donors is required to access items in this folder up until 2028].

 “Beyond blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family”

Drafts of contributions accepted for inclusion in Beyond blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family (cont)

Janet Peters ‘When I woke up I was in Thailand’ – 2 drafts; letter

Rowan Savage ‘Sick of hiding’ – 1 draft; post-it note with instructions

Maeve Savage ‘Have you got two mums?’ – 1 draft

Teresa Savage ‘Sharp hair and mother-blaming’ – 3 drafts; letter

Kerry Sawtell ‘No current rights’ – 2 drafts; letter with hi-lighted photocopy of Adoption of Children Act 1965; copy of same with post-it note written by Margaret Bradstock

Sasha Soldatow ‘Where have all the sperm gone?’ – 3 draft transcripts of interview between Louise Wakeling and Sasha Soldatow

Cameron Sharp ‘’When Harry met Uncty Cam’ – letter from Gary Dunne (BWP Black Wattle Press) attached to Sharp contribution

Folder 44 [The permission of the donors is required to access items in this folder up until 2028].

 Drafts of contributions accepted for inclusion in Beyond blood: writings on the lesbian and gay family (cont):

Paul Van Reyk ‘Beyond blood’ - (poem) – 3 drafts

Paul Van Reyk ‘Donor Dads; the sperm givers’ view’ – photocopied, edited article on which contribution based with note from author to MB and LW; 2nd copy of article with further editing; 2 drafts of written up piece

Belinda Vlotman – filed with Miranda Kuijpers

Louise Wakeling ‘Beyond Blood: the lesbian and gay family’ – 4 drafts

Jay Walker Elton John’s cousin (or come out wherever you are)’ – 2 drafts

Folder 45

 ‘Midday Horizon’ – Round Table anthology 1996

Copy of Literature Board Application to Book Publishing Subsidies Program; Grant request from Round Table Publications editors to fund ‘Poet’s Choice 1994’; ‘Notes on the Editors’; Round Table Publications Financial statement for 1993; Poets Choice 1994 List of Contributors, titles of poems and royalty payments; draft copies of letters to contributors returning contributions or accepting them for publication

Literature Board Application to Book Publishing Subsidies Program ; Grant request from Margaret Bradstock  to fund publication of ‘Poets Choice 1995’ (but published 1996) by Round Table Publications

Contributors’ submission sheets for Round Table Anthology

Original contributions with Editor notes incl pseudonym and real name; costings; notes re possibility of inclusion

Handwritten list, 1 sheet, detailing all contributions, with comments and tentative conclusions

3 written on copies of typed list with heading ‘Poets’ Choice 1995 ROUND TABLE PUBLICATIONS’ (same poems as listed for ‘Midday horizon’ though year differs)

Typed biographical notes re each Editor; written up copy of ‘About the Editors’ page

Sheet headed ‘Re Title’; incl ref to ‘Midday Horizons’ as possible title;

Typed draft copy of ‘Introduction’

Handwritten note re acceptances for Midday Horizon

Sheet ASA Australian Society of Authors Poetry Anthology Rates 1995

Folder 46

 ‘Midday Horizon’ – Round Table anthology 1996 (cont)

Marked up copies of poems accepted for Midday Horizon

Submission sheets for returned copies of contributions not accepted for Midday Horizon

Marked up proof copy of cover for Midday Horizon

 

BOX 7

Folder 47

Sheet titled ‘Cutting the Cord Editorial guidelines for contributors’, Debra Adelaide Nov 1996

Sheet titled ‘Cutting the Cord: Notes on Contributors’ taken from Cutting the Cord, Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling listed as contributors

Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling ‘Hostages to Fortune – 4 drafts, with note (published in Cutting the Cord)

Photocopy of the Introduction, written by Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling, to the novel Fidelis, (novel by Ada Cambridge)

Articles

Margaret Bradstock, undated, handwritten draft of ‘New Light on A.C.’, with note ‘later published in ALS.’

Margaret Bradstock, undated, annotated copy of ‘Gaunt and Cambridge: The Warrnambool Connection’, with note ‘published BBSIA

Margaret Bradstock, undated, annotated copy of ‘Mary Gaunt in China’, with note ‘published Southerly

Margaret Bradstock, undated, annotated copy of ‘Memoirs of a Gatekeeper’, with note ‘published (name not clear)?’  

Margaret Bradstock, ‘Scentless Flowers and Songless Birds: Australian Colonial Women Writers and Landscape’, undated, heavily marked up, with note “Parts of this article published in Margin

Folder 48

Reviews

Margaret Bradstock, marked up draft of review of The Yellow Lady. Australian impressions of Asia. Melbourne: OUP, 1996 by Alison Broinowski

Margaret Bradstock, marked up draft review of Jill Jones The Mask and the Jagged Star. Hazard, isbn 0908790406 by Jill Jones, with note ‘published in Australian Book Review’

Margaret Bradstock, marked up review of Coming Out from Under : Contemporary Australian Women Writers by Pam Gilbert, Pandora with note ‘published Refractory Girl’.  Includes handwritten sheet with two attempts at introduction.

Margaret Bradstock, 2 draft copies ‘Out of the Cloister and into the Popular Press’, a marked up review of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, edited by Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahn. USA: The Naiad Press, 1985. Note ‘published Gay Information’

Folder 49

Words from the Same Heart

Brochure for book launch

News cutting, pre-release item

Miscellaneous items:

Typed copy of speech by Margaret Bradstock,  ‘Poets cornered’, with notes including ‘Delivered at QueerLit conference’

Typed copy of speech by Margaret Bradstock, ‘Gay Cultural History (which I assume includes Lesbian Cultural History?)’ undated, with notes, including ‘delivered at QueerLit Conference’

Draft copy of Application for funding from NSW Writer’s Centre.  Application for Regional and Project Funding – 1994 – application for funding by Margaret Bradstock and other for proposed project ‘Writing Lesbian Chic’

Typed letter from Louise Wakeling, dated 22.8.1991, handwritten note at top states ‘to Dale Spender’

Unmarked, typed page of manuscript by Margaret Bradstock  and Louise Wakeling

Photocopy of typed and handwritten page of poem (‘Longetivity Medicine’ (original sheet filed Box 6, Wallet 38) on the bottom and reverse of which is a report commenting on a student’s thesis.

Photocopy of ‘From mode to genre: Australian Colonial Women’s Romance’ by unnamed writer.

Reviews, Hale and Iremonger contract, launch speech and invitation.

Ethel May (Erica Morley) (Monte) Punshon (contributor to Words from the Same Heart): Draft, annotated memoir, press cuttings, contract.

Folder 50

Introduction to Thirty Years in Australia by Ada Cambridge: proof copy of introduction; drafts of introduction; memorandum of agreement with New South Wales University Press; press clippings with reviews; letter from Laurie Clancy

Folder 51

The Pipers of Pipers Hill edition by Margaret Bradstock for Colonial Texts Series: correspondence, cover design, reviews, launch, drafts of introduction, editor’s instructions for corrections.

Folder 52

Articles by Margaret Bradstock

Folder 53

Book reviews by Margaret Bradstock

Box 8

Folder 54

First draft of Small Rebellions; poem drafts.

Folder 55

Five Bells Australian Poetry:issues 2000-2008, (co-edited and contributed to by Margaret Bradstock).

Folder 56

Short stories by Margaret Bradstock

Folder 57

Readings, performances, events, workshops, judging competitions, launches.

Folder 58

Publishers’ letters and contracts: 1990-2010

Folder 59

Cover drafts for published books

Folder 60

Material on several publications:

Flight of the Koalas: cover draft, reviews, launch speech by Margaret Bradstock

Edge City on Two Different Plans: reviews

Box 9

Folder 61

Material related to publications:

Beyond Blood: launch, reviews, press clippings on Bradstock and Wakeling and gay moms.

Pomelo Tree: launch, annotated draft poems, reviews, correspondence.

Coast: launch speech, reviews, annotated draft covers

Folder 62

Rattling the Orthodoxies: Correspondence with Penguin Books, reviews, proposal for biography of Ada Cambridge, correspondence, book cover.

Folder 63

Rattling the Orthodoxies: annotated typescript draft

Folder 64

Letters from Bronwen Hickman