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Manuscript Name Papers of Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel
Manuscript Number MSS 9
Last Updated April 2007
Extent 8.76 m (69 boxes, 13 posters)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises manuscript papers and related material produced or accumulated by Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel.

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection comprises correspondence, manuscripts and associated papers for works by Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel. The collection also contains material relating to Thompson's publishing career with Collins and Angus & Robertson, together with material concerning the Australian Bicentennial Authority publications program and Sydney Writers' Week.

Date Range of Content

1917-1993

Biographical Note

David John Tom Thompson was born on the 21 October 1953 in Parkes, New South Wales. He was educated at Broken Hill School, Wollongong High School and Macquarie University. He is poet, editor and publisher, and has worked as a bookshop manager, freelance journalist and publisher. He was literary publisher for Angus & Robertson, 1990-1993, associate publisher with Imprint Collins Australia, 1988-1990, publisher for the Australian Bicentennial Authority, 1984-1988, Publishing Coordinator 'Encyclopedia of the Australian people', 1984-1988, Producer Sydney Writers' Week, 1984-1988, Book Editor the National Times, 1982-1986, journalist with the Sydney morning herald, 1982-1988, editor of Red Press, 1978-1982 and associate editor at Currency Press, 1977-1980. As well as editing periodical publications DodoLeatherjacket and the Australian small press review, 1976-1979. He has also been involved in publishing ventures of his own including ETT Imprint, which represents nearly one hundred Australian authors and estates, many of which were purchased from the Angus & Robertson backlist in the mid-1990s and the Angrier Penguins Press.

Elizabeth Ann Butel was born on the 17 January 1951 in Sydney, New South Wales. She received a B.A. Dip. Ed. from Sydney University, 1973, Art Certificate from East Sydney Technical College, 1978 and Diploma of Art from City Art Institute, 1981. She has worked as a secondary school teacher, freelance journalist, writer/editor and publisher.

References:
Resumes
Who's who in Australia 2004 
AustLit : the resource for Australian literature, 2005.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired from Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel in several instalments from 1987 to 1994.

 

Additional Information

Related Material

The Academy Library also holds the Papers of Lloyd Rees and Elizabeth Butel at MSS 169. 

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Australian prose literature, Australian authors.

Personal Names

Tom Thompson 1953-

Elizabeth Butel 1951-

Corporate Names

Australian Bicentennial Authority

Collins Publishers Australia

Angus & Robertson Publishers

William Collins Australia

Occupations

Authors, publishers

 

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence, 1973-1992

This series comprises chronologically arranged general correspondence to Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel, from 1973-1992.

Folder 1 
Personal and business correspondence, 1973-1978

Folder 2 
Personal and business correspondence, 1979-1983

Folder 3 
Personal and business correspondence, 1984-1986

Folder 4 
Personal and business correspondence, 1987-1988

Folder 5 
Personal and business correspondence, 1989

Folder 6 
Personal and business correspondence, 1990-1991

Folder 7 
Personal and business correspondence, 1992

Folder 8 
Letters to Peter Corris, National times literary editor from various Australian authors, together with carbon drafts from Corris, 1978-1980

Folder 9-10 
Sydney Writer's Walk, 1990-1992

 

Series 2 Writings by Tom Thompson, 1967-1993

This series comprises drafts of published and unpublished works by Thompson, including The island hotel dreams (1977), Neon line (1978), 'Milligan down under', 'Somewhere in the tropics; or, The enfolded order', Growing up in the 60s (1986), The legends of Lennie Lower (1988), Between dark and daylight : an autobiography (1988); drafts of short stories, criticisms, reviews, talks and an interview. There are also drafts of political satires produced in Sydney between 1983 and 1986, including Balmain boys don't cryThe Maltese Ford falconBalmain boys strike back and A show of strength.

Folder 1 
Paste-up of The island hotel dreams, published by Contempa Publications, Clifton Hill, Vic., 1977

Folder 2 
Drafts of Neon line, published by Second Back Row Press, North Sydney, 1978

Folder 3-4 
Research material and photocopy draft of 'Milligan down under', edited by Thompson, 1967-1984

Folder 5 
Photocopy typescript draft of 'Somewhere in the tropics; or, The enfolded order', 1984

Folder 6-9 
Correspondence, research material, drafts and review of Growing up in the 60s, published by Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst [N.S.W.], 1986

Folder 10-11 
Drafts and page proofs of The legends of Lennie Lower, edited with a backword by Tom Thompson; illustrated by Patrick Cook, published by Collins, Sydney, 1988

Folder 12-20 
Correspondence, research material, drafts, page proofs, review and a remaindered copy of Between dark and daylight : an autobiography, by Andrew Tregurtha; edited with an introduction by Tom Thompson, published by Collins, Sydney, 1988

Folder 21 
Drafts of short stories by Thompson, 1974-1993

Folder 22 
Drafts of criticisms by Thompson, 1978-1985

Folder 23 
Drafts of reviews by Thompson, 1982-1983

Folder 24 
Drafts of talks and an interview with Donald Friend (incomplete) by Thompson, and a carbon typescript list of unpublished journalism, c1980s

Folder 25 
Research material, publicity material, reviews and drafts for the political satire entitled Balmain boys don't cry, Thompson with Buzo, Oakley, Saw, Blundell, Hudson and Cook; devised by Graeme Blundell and Tom Thompson; directed by Graeme Blundell and Ted Robinson; first performed at Kinselas 7 September 1983

Folder 26-27 
Drafts for the political satire entitled The Maltese Ford falcon a musical comedy by Dale, Saw and Thompson; first performed at Kinselas Monday 6 February, 1984

Folder 28 
Correspondence, drafts and advertising flyer for the political satire entitled Balmain boys strike back, by Buzo, Oakley, Saw, Hudson, Dickins and Thompson; devised by Graeme Blundell and Tom Thompson; directed by Blundell; first performed at Kinselas on Friday 11 October 1985

Folder 29 
Research material, drafts and advertising flyer for the political satire entitled A show of strength, by Thompson, Oakley, Buzo, Blair and Cook; first performed at Kinselas 27 June 1986

 

Series 3 Writings by Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel, 1983-1987

This series comprises drafts of published and unpublished works by Thompson and Butel, including 'Mrs Macquarie's dictionary', The world according to Hawke (1983), The world of Joh (1983), Kings Cross album : pictorial memories of Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo & Rushcutters Bay (1984), Rockville Junction (1984) and Joh the first 10000 days (1987).

Folder 1-3 
Correspondence with Penguin Books and drafts of 'Mrs Macquarie's dictionary', 1983-1984

Folder 4 
Research material, correspondence and royalty statements for The world according to Hawke, edited by Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel, published by Penguin Books, Ringwood, Vic., 1983

Folder 5 
Correspondence and page proof photocopies for The world of Joh, [edited by] Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel; illustrated by Patrick Cook, published by Unwin Paperbacks, Sydney, 1983

Folder 6-7 
Correspondence and research material for Kings Cross album : pictorial memories of Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo & Rushcutters Bay, by Elizabeth Butel and Tom Thompson, published by Atrand Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1984, together with two articles written by Thompson from the book

Folder 8 
Notes and drafts of Rockville Junction, a rock musical for The Deltones written by Tom Thompson and Elizabeth Butel, 1984

Folder 9-10 
Research material, correspondence and flyers for Joh the first 10000 days, published by Collins, Sydney, 1987

Folder 11 
Notes and research material on Bondi, c1980s

Folder 12 
Correspondence, research material, notes and drafts of travel articles, 1986

Folder 13 
Miscellaneous drafts of articles by Thompson and Butel, 1983-1984

 

Series 4 Writings by Elizabeth Butel, 1917-1990

This series comprises drafts of published and unpublished articles on Australian art and Australian artists and books by Butel, including Margaret Preston : the art of constant rearrangement (1986, c1985), A life album (1986) and It's me : a yearly record of facts and fictions about myself (1988).

Folder 1-13 
Margaret Preston, 1917-1988

Including:
Correspondence
Research material
Drafts of articles
Drafts and page proofs for Margaret Preston : the art of constant rearrangement, published by Penguin in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Ringwood, Vic, 1986, c1985

Folder 14-15 
Correspondence, launch flyer, reviews and drafts for A life album, by Elizabeth Butel; illustrated by Victoria Roberts, published by ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 1986

Folder 16-17 
Correspondence and drafts of It's me : a yearly record of facts and fictions about myself, devised by Elizabeth Butel; illustrations by Helen Semmler, published by ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 1988

Folder 18 
Correspondence and research material for various projects by Butel, 1985-1990

Folder 19-39 
Notes, research material and newspaper clippings on Australian art and artists

 

Series 5 Australian Bicentennial Authority, 1984-1989

This series comprises copies of Thompson's papers relating to his work as National Publications Coordinator for the Australian Bicentennial Authority (ABA), 1984-1988. The papers include material relating to the publications program, including general correspondence, memos, budget papers, commissioning agreements, correspondence with commissioned authors, book reviews, clippings and memorabilia. This series has been kept in Thompson's original order.

Folder 1-14 
Correspondence, memos, brochures and clippings, 1984-1989

Folder 15 
'Communications and marketing strategy for the Australian Bicentennial Authority's national publications program', by Wendy Milsom and Catherine Murphy, [1986?], and overseas contacts for the Publications Program

Folder 16 
ABA men's tie and scarf

Folder 17-41 
Project files, 1985-1989

Folder 42-57 
Miscellaneous material, including correspondence, memos, brochures, flyers, commissioning agreements, 1984-1989

Folder 58-61 
ABC Bicentennial Literary Awards, 1988

Folder 62 
Photocopy drafts of Canberra tales : stories, by Margaret Barbalet ... [et al.], 1988

Folder 63-64 
Clippings of book reviews, 1988

 

Series 6 Tom Thompson's Publisher's Files, 1958-1993

This series comprises material from Thompson's publisher's files when he worked as associate publisher with Collins Publishers Australia (1988-1989), then following their merger with Angus & Robertson Publishers in 1989, when he was appointed publisher, literature (1989-1993). The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, readers' reports, cuttings and agreements relating to works by Australian authors. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by author. Some folders contain manuscript drafts, correspondence and other related material including readers' reports, proofs, cuttings, agreements and notes. Also included is a small amount of correspondence to William Collins Australia from 1973-1987. Computer discs relating to this series are housed in Series 8 and photographs relating to this series are housed in Series 10.

Folder 1 
William Collins correspondence with Australian writers, 1973-1987

Folder 2 
Collins Publishers correspondence with Australian writers, 1988

Folder 3-4 
Correspondence with Angus & Robertson regarding the Department of Foreign Affairs Book Gift scheme, 1989-1992

Folder 5-8 
Collins/Angus & Robertson correspondence, 1989

Folder 9-12 
Collins/Angus & Robertson correspondence, 1990

Folder 13-17 
Collins/Angus & Robertson correspondence, 1991

Folder 18-24 
Collins/Angus & Robertson correspondence, 1992

Folder 25-26 
Collins/Angus & Robertson correspondence, 1993

Folder 27 
Correspondence regarding Imprint publications, 1988-1992

Folder 28 
Correspondence and annotated page proofs of Games of the strong, by Glenda Adams, 1980

Folder 29 
Annotated page proofs of The clean dark, by Robert Adamson, 1989; typescript draft of 'Going through with it', published in Cross the border, 1977

Folder 30 
Typescript copy of 'First light : a man's tale', by Jack Allanach, 1992

Folder 31 
Correspondence and typescript drafts of short stories by Robert Allen, 1990

Folder 32 
Photocopy typescript of Billarooby, by Jim Anderson, 1990

Folder 33-34 
Photocopy typescript drafts of Vanishing points, by Thea Astley, 1992

Folder 35-36 
Photocopy typescript draft and annotated page proofs of Between careers, by Inez Baranay, 1982

Folder 37 
Correspondence and notes; photocopy typescript draft of 'Conceit' and Pagan, by Inez Baranay, 1986-1990

Folder 38 
Photocopy annotated page proofs of The saddest pleasure, by Inez Baranay, 1989

Folder 39 
Drafts by Jean Bedford, 1990

Including:
Photocopy of the edited final draft of A lease of summer, by Jean Bedford
Outline for 'Beyond the door'

Folder 40 
Photocopy annotated page proofs of Worse than death, by Jean Bedford in collaboration with Tom Kelly, 1990

Folder 41 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript drafts, 1985-1994

Including:
'Hester', by Wendy Beckett
Poetry drafts, by Stefanie Bennett
Screw loose : uncalled-for memoirs, by Peter Blazey
A vivid steady state, Les Murray and Australian poetry, by Lawrence Bourke
One crowded hour : Neil Davis, combat cameraman, by Tim Bowden

Folder 42 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript draft of 'The Westbury Street poems', 1989-1992

Folder 43 
Photocopy typescript draft of Eleanor Dark : a writer's life, Barbara Brooks and Judith Clark, 1992

Folder 44-46 
Photocopy typescript draft of All my love, by Anne Brooksbank, 1991

Folder 47 
Correspondence, contract and articles on the editing of Donald Friend's diaries by Elizabeth Butel, 1983-1992

Folder 48 
Typescript drafts of short stories and one movie review by Larry Buttrose, 1986-1992

Folder 49 
Photocopy typescript draft of Prue flies north, by Alex Buzo, pp 1-50, 1991

Folder 50 
Photocopy typescript drafts, 1979-1991

Including:
Outline for Malabata, by Grant Caldwell
'The great Australian poem', by Grant Caldwell
Synopsis of In my father's house by Gabrielle Carey
'Cynthia Nolan : the early years', by Lainie Caroll
Bohemian tales an inspiring story, by Emelia Gypsy Fire Caruana
'The insomniac's notebook', by Maxine Chernoff
'Australian new fiction', by Brian Cole
'Confessions', by Anna Couani
Synopsis of A contradiction in terms : the autobiography of Henry J. Cowan, Foundation Professor of Architectural Science, University of Sydney, by Henry J. Fielding

Folder 51-54 
Page proofs and master copy of Henry Handel Richardson fiction in the making, by Axel Clark, 1990

Folder 55 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript of 'Wildlife in penturbia', by Julie Clarke, 1991

Folder 56 
Drafts of works by Charmian Clift; edited by Nadia Wheatley, 1989-1990

Including:
Annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts of Walk to the Paradise Gardens, by Charmian Clift; edited by Nadia Wheatley
Annotated typescript draft of Being alone with oneself, by Charmian Clift; edited and introduced by Nadia Wheatley
Typescript draft of chapter notes for Charmian Clift selected essays, edited by Nadia Wheatley
Annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts of High valley, by Charmian Clift and George Johnston; with an afterword by Nadia Wheatley

Folder 57-58 
1st galley proofs of Hell west and crooked, by Tom Cole, 1987-1988

Folder 59 
Correspondence, notes and photocopy typescript draft of Spears & smoke signals : exciting true tales by a buffalo & croc shooter, by Tom Cole, 1986-1987

Folder 60 
Correspondence and drafts by Peter Corris, 1990-1991

Including:
Correspondence and typescript drafts of the short story entitled 'The house of Ruby', by Peter Corris
Browning P.I., by Peter Corris

Folder 61-65 
Readers reports and photocopy typescript drafts of The initiate, by Justin D'ath, 1989

Folder 66 
Outline, notes and photocopy typescript draft of Ancestors, by Robyn Davidson, 1989

Folder 67 
Correspondence, notes and cuttings relating to the Australian publication of Tracks, by Robyn Davidson, 1988-1989

Folder 68-69 
Correspondence, contract, edited copy of the manuscript that has already gone to the typesetters and page proofs of Travelling light, by Robyn Davidson, 1989

Folder 70 
Articles and cuttings by and about Robyn Davidson, 1982-1989

Folder 71 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript drafts, 1988-1992

Including:
'The winking of an eye', by Roy Delgarno
Feature film treatment entitled 'Oh Jesus', by Stephen Dando-Collins
Short story entitled 'Girl #4, late 70's', by Linda Dement
Synopsis of One day at a time : a Vietnam diary, by Donald James Dennis

Folder 72 
Photocopy page proofs of Summerbird, and other stories, by Geoffrey Dean, 1989

Folder 73 
Correspondence, notes and photocopy typescript draft of Red on white, by Kit Denton, 1991

Folder 74 
Typescript drafts by Kit Denton, 1989

Including:
'Who the hell is Laurie Walker?'
'Kapyong'
Cutting of an article entitled 'Published or be damned'

Folder 75 
Photocopy typescript draft of Personal best : thirty authors choose their best short stories, edited by Garry Disher, 1989

Folder 76 
Contract and photocopy typescript drafts by Garry Disher, 1989

Including:
Unedited photocopy typescript draft of The bamboo flute, by Garry Disher, April 1992
Contract, synopsis and chapter of 'Cody : a crime novel'

Folder 77 
Miscellaneous photocopy typescript drafts sent to Thompson from Bob Ellis, 1969-1992

Folder 78 
Typescript drafts by Heather Falkner, 1989

Including:
Up all night 
Short stories entitled 'The Lucy stories'
'Mysterioso'
'The honeyman'
'Love as struggle'
'What you can live with'

Folder 79-80 
Correspondence, notes, royalty statements and paste-up (2) of Oz shrink lit : Australia's classic literature cut down to size, edited by Michele Field; with illustrations by Victoria Roberts, 1983-1985

Folder 81 
Typescript of New and selected poems, by John Forbes, 18 April 1990

Folder 82 
Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1991-1992

Including:
Body in the vault : the unpublished novels of Eve Langley, by Lucy Frost
'To the burning city', by Alan Gould

Folder 83-84 
Correspondence, notes and typescript drafts (2) of My Bundjalung people, by Ruby Langford Ginibi, and contents page and selected pieces for Real deadly, by Ruby Langford Ginibi 1990-1994

Folder 85 
Cover proof and photocopy typescript draft of Selected poems, by James Gleeson, 1993

Folder 86 
Photocopy typescript 4th draft of the screenplay Son of Alvin, by Morris Gleitzman, 16 September 1983

Folder 87-88 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript drafts of Honk if you are Jesus, by Peter Goldsworthy, 1991-1992

Folder 89 
Notes, launch flyers and photocopy page proofs of Maestro, by Peter Goldsworthy, 1989

Folder 90 
Correspondence and typescript draft of God's fool : the life and poetry of Francis Webb, by Michael J. Griffith, 1990-1991

Folder 91 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript of 'Women, money & murder', by Betty Grove, 1990

Folder 92 
Photocopy typescript drafts by Russell Guy, 1990

Including:
'The six cylinder dreamtime'
'Cooling off' (pp 141-159)

Folder 93 
Photocopy typescript draft of Eat my words, by Marion Halligan, 1990

Folder 94 
Photocopy typescript draft of Lovers' knots : a hundred-year novel, by Marion Halligan, 1992

Folder 95 
Photocopy typescript draft of The worry box, by Marion Halligan, 1993

Folder 96-98 
Correspondence, photocopy typescript drafts and photocopy page proofs of Surly girls, by Susan Hampton, 1988-1989

Folder 99 
Correspondence and page proofs of Selected poems, by Dorothy Hewett; [editor Edna Longley], 1990

Folder 100 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript draft of Gwen Harwood : the real and the imagined world, by Alison Hoddinott, 1990-1991

Folder 101 
Correspondence and uncorrected proofs of Innocent cities, by Jack Hodgins, 1990-1991

Folder 102 
Correspondence, outline and photocopy typescript draft of Lennie Lower : a nation builder, by Bill Hornadge, 1993

Folder 103-105 
Photocopy typescript draft of Walk a barefoot road, by Lolo Houbein, 1988

Folder 106-111 
Correspondence, notes, dust jacket and photocopy typescript draft of Nothing if not critical : selected essays on art and artists, by Robert Hughes, 1990

Folder 112 
Correspondence, cuttings and notes relating to Neglected poems, together with other projects, by Barry Humphries, 1990-1992

Folder 113 
Correspondence and drafts, 1987-90

Including:
Outline of 'The domino man', by Graeme Harper
Photocopy typescript draft of Peniel, by Kevin Hart
Manuscript draft of the introduction for Blessed city : the letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell, January to September 1943, by Gwen Harwood; edited by Alison Hoddinott
Photocopy typescript drafts of poetry by Gwen Harwood
Photocopy typescript draft of 'Chieftains of the Oayapok!', by Albert Helman; translated from the Dutch by Scott Rollins

Folder 114 
Correspondence and drafts, 1979-1990

Including:
Corrections for Poor fellow my country, by Xavier Herbert
Photocopy draft of 'Potiphar's wife', by Margot Hilton
Carbon typescript draft of the introduction for Poet of the 21st century : collected poems : poems and prose, by Harry Hooton; introduced and selected by Sasha Soldatow

Folder 115 
Correspondence, drafts and page proofs, 1990-1992

Including:
Page proofs of Orpheus, by A.D. Hope
Photocopy typescript draft of chapters 1-3 of Dream run, by Dorothy Horsfield

Folder 116 
Correspondence and drafts, 1988-1991

Including:
Photocopy typescript of 'The propulsions of mercury', by Vivian Hopkirk
Preliminary pages for Between the flags : and other stories, by Jane Hyde

Folder 117 
Incomplete photocopy typescript draft of 'Dead cheap : a rock'n'roll comedy about death', by Neil Jillett

Folder 118-119 
Photocopy typescript draft and page proofs of Night train, by Martin James, 1989

Folder 120 
Page proofs of The tomb of Zwaab, by Martin James, 1991

Folder 121 
Manuscript photocopy draft of New Guinea diary, by George Johnston, 1943

Folder 122 
Correspondence and computer typescript draft of The lemon tree, by Rae Desmond Jones, 1988-1990

Folder 123 
Correspondence, advertising flyer, cuttings and photocopy typescript draft of Patrick White, a tribute, compiled by Clayton Joyce, 1991

Folder 124 
Correspondence and drafts, 1991-1993

Including:
Photocopy typescript draft of Dingo sky, by Stephen K. Kelen
Incomplete photocopy typescript draft of No hero : memoirs of a raw recruit in World War II, by John Kingsmill
Photocopy typescript draft of High Street, Kew East, by Komninos; illustrated by Diana Reynolds

Folder 125 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript draft of Jacko, by Thomas Keneally, 1992-1993

Folder 126-129 
Correspondence with Alister Kershaw, 1989-May 1993

Folder 130-131 
Cover proof, reviews, flyers and typescript drafts of A word from Paris : radio broadcasts from the sixties, 1991

Folder 132 
Typescript and photocopy typescript draft of Collected poems, by Alister Kershaw; introduced by Michael Keon, 1992

Folder 133-134 
Typescript drafts of Heydays : memories and glimpses of Melbourne's Bohemia, 1937-1947, by Alister Kershaw, 1991

Folder 135 
Correspondence and typescript draft of Village to village : misadventures in France, by Alister Kershaw, 1993

Folder 136 
Cuttings of book reviews and articles on Alister Kershaw, 1981-1991

Folder 137-140 
Photocopy typescript draft of David Williamson's, a writer's career, by Brian Kiernan, 1990

Folder 141-143 
Photocopy typescript draft of The innocent, by John Kingsmill, 1989

Folder 144-146 
Photocopy typescript draft of 'Wellington Street : scenes from a beachside suburb in the 1920s and 1930s', book two in an autobiography, by John Kingsmill, published as Australia Street : a boy's eye view of the 1920s and 1930s, 1989

Folder 147-149 
Correspondence, articles on D.H. Lawrence and drafts of Raymond Southall's forward for Kangaroo, by D.H. Lawrence, 1989-1993

Folder 150 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript draft of Hal Porter : man of many parts, by Mary Lord, 1992-1993

Folder 151 
Photocopy typescript draft of Nobody Dick in dreamtime, by Will Lorimer (Frank Questing), 1989

Folder 152 
Photocopy typescript draft of Madness, a novel, by Morris Lurie, 1991

Folder 153 
Correspondence and typescript drafts by Geoffrey Lehmann, 1990-1992

Including:
Incomplete typescript draft and typescript corrections for Childrens' games, by Geoffrey Lehmann
Typescript discards from Spring forest, by Geoffrey Lehmann

Folder 154 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript draft of 'A second on black ice' (previous title 'Doppelgangers'), by Jennifer Maiden, 1990-1991

Folder 155 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript drafts of Collected poems, by Ern Malley; with commentary by Albert Tucker ... [et al.], 1990-1993

Folder 156 
Page proofs and typescript drafts by David Malouf, 1981-1991

Including:
Page proofs of Selected poems 
Annotated photocopy typescript of Wild lemons

Folder 157 
Cover proof, publicity flyer and photocopy typescript drafts of Singing the snake : poems from the Western Desert, 1979-1988, by Billy Marshall-Stoneking, 1979-1990

Folder 158 
Correspondence, readers reports and photocopy typescript drafts of 'Childhood essays', by Sophie Masson, 1991

Folder 159-165 
Correspondence, notes, interview transcripts, cuttings, court documents and incomplete typescript drafts of Brett Whiteley, by Sandra McGrath, 1992

Folder 166 
Correspondence and typescript drafts by Frank Moorhouse, 1974-1990

Including:
Paste-up of Tales of mystery and romance 
Photocopy typescript of 'Cape Mythical National Park'
Typescript of 'Diary of a new chum and other lost stories'
Published copy with revisions/corrections of The electrical experience

Folder 167-168 
Correspondence, notebooks, tape transcripts, cuttings, contract and annotated typescript drafts of Black and white lies : self-exposures : some long, some short, some indecent, by Lewis Morley, 1991-1992

Folder 169 
Program for the stage production and fourth photocopy typescript draft of The Mudrooroo/Muller project : a theatrical casebook, Gerhard Fischer, editor, in collaboration with Paul Behrendt and Brian Syron, 1991

Folder 170 
Correspondence and annotated computer typescript draft of The Kwinkan, by Mudrooroo, 1993

Folder 171-173 
Correspondence and typescript drafts of Master of the ghost dreaming, by Mudrooroo, 1989-1991

Folder 174 
Third photocopy typescript draft of the drama Master of the ghost dreaming, by Mudrooroo; edited by Peta Spear September 1991

Folder 175 
Correspondence and typescript drafts by Mudrooroo, 1990-1992

Including:
Computer typescript draft of 'Indian fragments' (retitled 'The man who wasn't there')
Photocopy typescript draft of Mudrooroo's introduction to Capricornia, by Xavier Herbert
Annotated computer typescript draft of Wildcat screaming : a novel

Folder 176-177 
Photocopy typescript drafts and photocopy page proofs of Dog fox field, by Les A. Murray, 1990

Folder 178 
Correspondence and drafts, 1988-1992

Including:
Synopsis and incomplete photocopy draft of 'Knocking on heaven's door', by Margaret McClusky
Synopsis for 'Any seven years', by Jan McKemmish
Excerpts from Common knowledge, by Jan McKemmish
Synopsis for 'Jane Franklin's journey', by Roger Milliss
Photocopy of Les Murray's corrections for the introduction of Selected poems, by A.B. Paterson
Page proofs of the introduction for Selected poems, by John Shaw Neilson; introduction by Robert Gray

Folder 179 
Correspondence and drafts by Jan Owen, 1989-1994

Including:
Book review, launch flyer and photocopy typescript draft for Fingerprints on light 
Photocopy typescript drafts of Night rainbows, working title 'Bad days, laughter and quinces'

Folder 180 
Correspondence and drafts by Barry Oakley, 1989-1991

Including:
Photocopy typescript draft of 'Your tribe and my tribe : a performance'
Annotated typescript of ABC sketch
Annotated typescript draft of the introduction to A curate in Bohemia, by Norman Lindsay; introduction by Barry Oakley

Folder 181 
Correspondence and incomplete drafts of Correggio Jones and the runaways : the Italo-Australian connection, by Desmond O'Grady, 1990-1992

Folder 182 
Correspondence, readers report and photocopy typescript drafts of chapters 1 and 2 of 'Master of the ghost dreaming : strategies of discursive identity formation in the writing of Mudrooroo Nyoongah', by Bill Perrett, 1990

Folder 183-184 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript drafts of Golightly outback, by Geoffrey Pike, 1985

Folder 185 
Correspondence and drafts, 1958-1992

Including:
Rough copy of The history of colour : poems, by K.F. Pearson, together with photocopy typescript of omitted poems
Synopsis and notes on 'Corporal', by Mil Perrin
Synopsis (2) for Atoll holiday, by Nancy Phelan

Folder 186 
Synopsis and fourth photocopy typescript draft (script no. 30) of 'Bea', by James Ricketson; adapted from earlier drafts written by Ricketson and Bob Ellis; script edited by Bert Deling, January 1984

Folder 187-190 
Correspondence and annotated typescript drafts of The Habsburg cafe, by A.P. Riemer, 1991-1993

Folder 191 
Annotated typescript draft of Inside outside, by A.P. Riemer, 1992

Folder 192 
Correspondence and typescript drafts by Colin Roderick, 1990-1991

Including:
Photocopy page proofs of Banjo Paterson : poet by accident 
Annotated typescript draft of 'J.K. Murray : the compassionate proconsul'

Folder 193 
Correspondence with Betty Roland, 1983-1989

Folder 194-195 
Contract and photocopy typescript drafts of Caviar for breakfast, by Betty Roland, 1989

Folder 196 
Correspondence, contract notes and cuttings relating to The eye of the beholder, by Betty Roland, 1983-1987

Folder 197 
Contracts, corrections and annotated galley proofs of An improbable life, by Betty Roland, 1989

Folder 198 
Correspondence and incomplete photocopy typescript draft of Christina Stead : a biography, by Hazel Rowley, 1989

Folder 199 
Correspondence, readers report and photocopy typescript draft of section 1 of 'Shared passions : George Johnston - Charmian Clift, Albert Tucker - Joy Hester, John Reed - Sunday Reed : Australian couples and the arts', by Anne Sande, 1988-1991

Folder 200 
Computer typescript revised third draft of Gino, by Vince Sorrenti and Larry Buttrose, 4 June 1992

Folder 201 
Correspondence and photocopy typescript draft of In search of the bodgie, by Steve J. Spears, 1989

Folder 202 
Annotated photocopy page proofs of To the islands, by Randolph Stow, 1981

Folder 203 
Correspondence and drafts, 1990-1992

Including:
Incomplete typescript draft and contents list of Selected poems, by Elizabeth Riddell
Storyline for a television series and a novel entitled 'Bryon's son : Arthur Lynch, a great Australian and a traitor for freedom', by John Sligo
Photocopy typescripts of short stories by Amanda Snowden

Folder 204 
Correspondence and drafts, 1989-1990

Including:
Typescript draft of 'Demented peacocks', by Raymond Southall
Synopsis and photocopy typescript draft of 'Journeywoman : the story of a Chinese prostitute', by Terry Tredrea

Folder 205 
Notes, synopsis and photocopy typescript draft of 'Through the eyes of a child', by Maurice Tarragano and Leigh Johnson, 1992

Folder 206 
Photocopy typescript sixth draft of Diving for pearls, by Katherine Thomson, 15 June 1991

Folder 207 
Photocopy typescript draft of The floor of heaven, by John Tranter, 1992

Folder 208 
Correspondence and typescript draft of 'Readers of the lost art : an archealogy of the new Australian poetry', by Erica Travers, 1990-1991

Folder 209 
Photocopy typescript drafts of Straight left, by Tom Uren, c1990

Folder 210 
Notes, advertising flyer and page proofs of A man of marbles : a novel, by Rod Usher, 1989

Folder 211-214 
Photocopy typescript drafts of 'Kali & the dung beetle', by Vicki Viidikas, 1988

Folder 215 
Correspondence and typescript drafts of 'Cut the perfume', by Vicki Viidikas, 1990

Folder 216 
Photocopy typescript draft of Australia, Australia, by Robin Wallace-Crabbe, 1989

Folder 217-218 
Page proofs and advertising flyer for Boat, Ania Walwicz, 1989

Folder 219 
Photocopy typescript draft of 'The scriptdoctor', by Thea Walsh

Folder 220 
Photocopy typescript draft and incomplete page proofs and advertising flyer for The keeper of the nest, by Moira Watson, 1990

Folder 221-223 
Correspondence, cutting and annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts of Razzle dazzle, by Moira Watson, 1988-1991

Folder 224 
Advertising flyers and photocopy typescript drafts of The progress of moonlight, by Barry Westburg, 1990

Folder 225 
Correspondence, contents list, cover proof and page proofs of A Human pattern : selected poems, by Judith Wright, 1990

Folder 226 
Correspondence, readers report and drafts, c1986-1991

Including:
Readers report and untitled typescript from Terry Whitebeach
Photocopy typescript of 'My childhood near the roundhouse', by Kathleen Wilson
Author's galley proofs of Beauty is the straw : poems, by Amy Witting
Computer typescript draft of 'Bridge of dreams', by Rachel Wyatt

Folder 227-228 
Correspondence, corrections and page proofs of The crocodile fury, by Beth Yahp, 1992

Folder 229 
Correspondence, readers reports, advertising flyers and cover proofs, 1989-1993

Folder 230 
Manuscript and typescript drafts of articles by Thompson on Angus & Robertson and 'Angus & Robertson literature : key reviews & background briefing' 1989-1993

 

Series 7 Miscellaneous Papers, 1976-1993

This series comprises material about Sydney Writers' Week, Red Press and works sent to Thompson from other writers.

Folder 1-9 
Festival of Sydney Writers' Week, 1984-1988

Including:
Correspondence
Clippings
Brochures and flyers
Drafts of The view from tinsel town, edited by Tom Thompson (1985)

Folder 10 
Miscellaneous material regarding Red Press publications, 1978-1980

Folder 11 
Works by others - notebook, 1984

Folder 12 
Works by others, 1976-1992

Including:
Copy of Australian literary magazines in the 1970s : report on the Unesco Seminar for Literary Magazine Editors, Writers' Week - Adelaide, 4th-5th March, 1976 
Computer typescript of 'Neil's wake' - Journalists Club, 19/9/85, some thoughts, by Tim Bowden
Photocopy typescript of 'The law unto Kirby : an interview with the Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, the Honourable Justice Michael Kirby', by Jon Lewis
Typescript of 'On photography - with Max Dupain', an interview by Jon Lewis, 1986
Carbon typescript of 'A future history of poetry in the eighties or A defence of recent seventies writing in the form of some poets mostly associated with the Red Press', by Leith Morton, 1980
Photocopy typescript of 'The politics of the stone skipping cult 1999-2099 : technical, ecological, economic, sociological, psychological, biological and historical aspects', by Frank Salter, 1991

Folder 13 
Works by others, 1976-1992

Including:
Vignettes from the series 'The world according to Victoria', by Victoria Roberts
Typescript draft of 'A sennight from the day-book of Elizabeth MacArthur, gentlewoman', by Michael Sharkey
Photocopy typescript of 'The mystery of Wombat Lodge', by Michael Sharkey
Photocopy typescript draft of 'She's not a bad bloke', by Peter Skrzynecki
Photocopy typescript draft of 'Rock 'n 'roll heroes', by Peter Skrzynecki
Computer typescript draft of 'Love's tidal wave', by Phillipa Stevens

Folder 14 
Cuttings relating to the Archibald Prize winner Garry Shead's portrait of Tom Thompson, 1993

 

Series 8 Computer Discs, 1988-1991

This small series comprises computer discs relating to Series 6. Technical note: System requirements for floppy discs not available.

Folder 1-5 
Floppy discs of Between dark and daylight : an autobiography, by Andrew Tregurtha; edited with an introduction by Tom Thompson x 5, 1988

Folder 6 
'A word in your ear', by Alister Kershaw

Folder 7 
Heydays : memories and glimpses of Melbourne's Bohemia 1937-1947, by Alister Kershaw, 1991

 

Series 9 Audio Cassette, 1983

This small series comprises one audio cassette.

Folder 1 
Audio cassette: Side A. Eric Idle, February 17 1983; Side B. Spike Milligan, March 17 1983

 

Series 10 Photographs, 1918-1988

This series comprises photographs relating to works by Butel and Thompson; photographs of Australian writers' and photographs relating to writers' works from Series 6, and slides taken in Tokyo by Butel.

Box-folder 1-2 
Photographs relating to the publication entitled Kings Cross album : pictorial memories of Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo & Rushcutters Bay, by Elizabeth Butel and Tom Thompson 1984

Box-folder 3 
Photographs relating to the publication entitled Kings Cross album : pictorial memories of Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo & Rushcutters Bay, by Elizabeth Butel and Tom Thompson 1984
Photographs relating to series 6, including:
George and Charmian Johnston, 15 August 1955
George Johnston
Wyewurk, D.H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence, Laura Forrester, Mr and Mrs Marchbanks, 1922
Cover for Kangaroo, the corrected edition, by D.H. Lawrence
Michael Kirby
Brett and Fran Whiteley at the beach (2)
Breaker Morant's grave, Pretoria, South Africa, January 1988
Robyn Davidson (3)
Mother, father, Sister Quin and matron at the Pyramids, 1918 from Razzle dazzle, by Moira Watson
Adult playground, St Kilda, Salisbury, S.A., by Abigail Sharp
Old Bulls, The cattle market, Sale, Vic., Abigail Sharp
The coast near Torquay, Vic., by Abigail Sharp
Guilford, W.A., Abigail Sharp
Bruno de Milo (3), 1983
Selection of photographs from Growing up in the 60s, by Thompson x 11, 1986
Selection of photographs from Margaret Preston : the art of constant rearrangement, by Butel (12) + 2 negatives

Box-folder 4 
Butel and Thompson at Art Gallery of NSW, December 1983, by Jon Lewis
Lindy Abrahams and Michael Wilding
Tom Thompson
Robert Creeley
Carol Novak, Dorothy Hewett and her daughter Kate Lilley
Creeley, Robert Adamson and John Forbes
Steve Spears
John Forbes
Ken Bolton
Tom Thompson, Ken Bolton, Joanne Burns and Pamela Brown in the Ned Kelly Bar series (4)
Tom Thompson as David Malouf in the Ned Kelly Bar series (2)
Keith Shadwick
Tom Thompson and Sal Brereton
Kurt Brereton Sal Brereton (3)
Tom Thompson (2)
Garry Shead (2)
Tom Thompson and Robert Duncan (4)
Proofs
Susan Denis and Arthur Tauchert in Talkie mad 
Thomas Keneally
Alister Kershaw
Bruce Dawe
Tokyo slides (9)

 

Series 11 Folios, 1979-1992

This series comprises poster and page and galley proofs relating to Thompson's work and editing.

Box-folder 1 
Poster, booklet and galley proofs, 1979-1992

Including:
Poster for Writers in the Park, The Harold Park Hotel
Photocopy of the booklet entitled 'Old bulls', Abigail Sharp
Memorandum of agreement for Frank Moorhouse, 1979
First galley proof for Travelling light, by Robyn Davidson, 1989
First galley proof for Dead lucky, by Tom Howard, 1990
Galley proofs for Margaret Preston : the art of constant rearrangement, by Elizabeth Butel, 1985
Galley proof for A word from Paris, by Alister Kershaw, 1991
Galley proof for Collected poems, by Alister Kershaw, 1992
Galley proof for The devious being, by Betty Roland,1990

Box-folder 2 
Proofs, 1982-1991

Including:
Galley proof for The vernacular republic : poems 1961-1981, by Les Murray, 1982
Galley proof for Blocks and tackles : articles and essays, 1982 to 1990, by Les Murray, 1990
Cover proof, annotated page proof and galley proof for Collected poems, by Les Murray, 1990-1991

Box-folder 3 
Proofs, 1989-1991

Including:
First page proofs for The initiate, by Justin D'ath, 1989
First galley proof for Eat my words, by Marion Halligan, 1990
Galley proof for Paperweight, by John Foulcher, 1991
Galley proof for The grasshopper heart, by Andrew Lansdown, 1991
Galley proof for Victoria Challis : a novel, by Chester Eagle, 1991
Galley proof for The tomb of Zwaab, by Martin James, 1991
Galley proof for What's Rangoon to you is Grafton to me, by Russell Guy, 1991

Box-folder 4 
Proofs, 1989-1992

Including:
Galley proof for Feral Palit, by Robin Wallace-Crabbe, 1989
First galley proof for The taxidermist's dance : stories, by Richard Lunn, 1990
Galley proof for Tokyo no hana, by Robert Allen, 1990
Galley proof for Blessed city : the letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell, January to September 1943, by Gwen Harwood, 1990
Galley proof for The progress of moonlight, by Barry Westburg, 1990
First page proof for The innocent, by John Kingsmill, 1990
First galley proof for Master of the ghost dreaming, by Mudrooroo, 1991
Galley proof for Browning P.I., by Peter Corris, 1992

Box-folder 5 
Proofs, 1990-1992

Including:
Notes and page proof for Trouble in lotus land, by Charmian Clift, 1990
Galley proof for Being alone with oneself, by Charmian Clift, 1991
Page proof for Inside outside, by A.P. Riemer, 1992
Galley proof for Selected poems, by Elizabeth Riddell, 1992

Box-folder 6 
Proofs and poster, 1986-1992

Including:
Photocopy of 'Coming out from behind : the unprinted stories behind the published books', by Tom Thompson, 12 August 1991
Page proof for Neglected poems, by Barry Humphries and other creatures, 1991
Poster for A life album, by Elizabeth Butel; illustrated by Victoria Roberts, published by ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1986
Poster entitled Howard F. Dossor introduces Colin Wilson author of The outsider, Mietta's, Melbourne, Tuesday 12 November 1991

 

Series 12 Posters, 1976-1993

This series comprises drawings, posters, photographs, cover proof and one galley proof.

Oversize 1 
Drawings, posters, photographs, cover proof and galley proof, 1976-1993

Map cabinet 2, drawer 5, including:
Six drawings on four separate sheets for the book cover of The Azanian action, by Peter Corris, 1991
Poster advertising Archibald Prize winner Garry Shead's portrait of Tom Thompson, 1993
Black and white photograph of James Baldwin, by Juno Gemes, 1986
Black and white laminated signed photograph of Gwen Harwood, with handwritten verse
Collins/Angus & Robertson writers' posters (3)
First cover proof for Poor fellow my country, by Xavier Herbert, 13 June 1980
'To Ali, the people's champion - from Elvis' Honi soit layout, no. 7, 1976
Galley proofs 12-21 for J'or