Guide to the Papers of Marilyn Foster-Holmes


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Manuscript Name Papers of Marilyn Foster-Holmes
Manuscript Number MSS 89
Last Updated January 2020
Extent 1 box + 1 AV box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Drafts, correspondence, audio cassettes and photographs

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content 

This collection contains the papers of Marilyn Foster-Holmes related to her biography of Ernst Friedrich William von Worthmann, German Charlie: Man of the Mallee.

Date Range of Content 

1983-1986

Biographical Note 

Marilyn Foster-Holmes authored German Charlie: Man of the Mallee, the biography of Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm von Worthmann (1887-1970), the youngest son of Ernst and Johanna von Worthmann of Holstein, Hanover and Hamburg, Germany. German Charlie was a seaman who jumped ship in Adelaide, South Australia and headed north and east, arriving in Pinnaroo (about 243 kilometers east of Adelaide) in 1907.

 

Administrative Information 

Access and Copying Conditions 

Access: Open Access

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 for private study and research is approved. 

Preferred Citation 

Papers of Marilyn Foster-Holmes, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance 

The collection was acquired in 1988 from Marilyn Foster-Holmes

 

Subject Keywords 

Subjects 

Germans - South Australia - Biography

Pinaroo (S.A.) - Biography

Personal Names

German Charlie, 1887-1970 

Von WorthmannErnst Friedrich Wilhelm, 1887-1970

Marilyn Foster-Holmes, 1943-

 

Container List

Box 1

Index cards, typescripts, correspondence, research notes

Folder 1 

Handwritten index cards for German Charlie: Man of the Mallee

Folder 2         

Annotated typewritten draft of German Charlie: Man of the Mallee 

Folder 3         

Annotated typewritten draft of German Charlie: Man of the Mallee 

Folder 4         

Correspondence and research notes 1983-1985 re German Charlie: Man of the Mallee

Folder 5         

Correspondence and research notes 1985-86 re German Charlie: Man of the Mallee

 

AV

AV1 

German Charlie: Man of the Mallee: 8 Audio cassettes and 23 colour photographs

AV1.1      

Ardie Thiel, Cora Austin, Fred Venning, Bert Bailey

AV1.2      

Phillip Satchel, Bett Perly, A Johnson. Book launch, 26 April 1986

AV1.3      

George Edwards, Jim Schiller, Elsie Bridge nee Forrest, M. Foster-Holmes, 4 January 1984

AV1.4      

Stu Holmes, Dave and Madge Westphalen

AV1.5      

Billing family

AV1.6      

Jean and Gordon Johnson, Ailsa Armstrong, Ray Sheldon, Lorna Howie

AV1.7      

Bob Fischer, Les Venning

AV1.8        

Gundy and Liz Billing, Arch Hodgson, Mary Box

AV1.9  

23 colour photographs of printing of book German Charlie: Man of the Mallee