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Manuscript Name Words and Visions Archives
Manuscript Number MSS 53
Last Updated April 2007
Extent 89cm (7 boxes)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises correspondence with contributors, subscribers, the Australia Council, catalogues, financial papers and material relating to the publication of Words and visions magazine, edited by Adam Dutkiewicz.

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection comprises correspondence, magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, and financial papers regarding A change for the better (1984) by Peter Mathers, Everything is relative (1985) by Pauline Wardleworth, New animals for Troy (1986) by Span, I is a versatile character (1986) by Jenny Boult, Underground in the city of churches (1987) by Tim Kelton, The also - is of work & play (1985) by Mick Bocchino and Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1985) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz.

Also included are manuscript drafts, annotated typescript drafts, correspondence and related material for The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz, together with photocopies of short stories and photographs.

Date Range of Content

1882-1990

Biographical Note

Words and visions magazine had been produced to allow freedom of expression to any individual who felt that he had an experience worth sharing artistically. Issue No. 1 comprised a mix of poems and artwork published in a semi-professional manner; by Issue No. 18 (Summer/Autumn 1985) the quarterly magazine was a glossy, professional publication, with articles on artists of different media, short stories, photographs and comments about artworks, and paid advertising. By this time, assisted by the Government of South Australia Department for the Arts and the Literature Board of the Australia Council, Words and Visions Arts Showcase, had established a publishing company and published books on poetry, short story anthologies, novels and children's literature, for example A change for the better : short stories (1984) by Peter Mathers, Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1987) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz and "I" is a versatile character : stories (1986) by Jenny Boult. By late 1985 when no more grants were awarded, and Adam Dutkiewicz was plagued by ill health, the magazine was forced to close.

Adam Dutkiewicz began writing in 1972 under his teacher Flexmore Hudson. In 1978 he began Words and visions arts magazine, which he ran for 6 years. Since 1984 he has been establishing WAV as a fresh direction in South Australian publishing.

References:
AustLit : The Resource for Australian Literature, February 2004.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

Copying: Check with Curator

Preferred Citation

Words and Visions Archives, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired from the editor, Adam Dutkiewicz, in two instalments in 1988 and 1990.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Australian literature, arts, Australian arts

Personal Names

Adam Dutkiewicz 1956-

Corporate Names

 

Occupations

Editors

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1
Correspondence with contributors, subscribers and the Australia Council, 1980-1984

Folder 2
Correspondence with contributors, subscribers and the Australia Council, 1985-1987

Folder 3
Undated correspondence with contributors, subscribers and advertisers; flyers, catalogues and advertisements

Folder 4
Financial papers, undated and 1978-1982

 

Box 2

Folder 5
Financial papers, 1983-1985

Folder 6
Legal correspondence, undated and 1983-1986

Folder 7
Correspondence and financial papers, 1983-1989, relating to the publication and sales of A change for the better (1984) by Peter Mathers

Folder 8
Grant applications, book cover mock-ups, reviews, newspaper clippings and literary information relating to the publication and sales of A change for the better (1984) by Peter Mathers

Folder 9
Correspondence and financial papers, 1983-1988, and grant information guides, notes and newspaper clippings on Pauline Wardleworth relating to the publication and sales of Everything is relative (1985) by Pauline Wardleworth

 

Box 3

Folder 10
Photocopies of short stories 'TV, Tattslotto and Tlon' by Geoff Pascoe, 'The lovely view' by Prue Hemming, 'The Saturday flicks' by Flexmore Hudson, 'Thirty trivial items'' by Tess Brady, 'La Macarona' by Barbara Hanrahan, 'Beyond this morning' by Jenny Boult, 'Eddie Sullivan' by Khail Jureidini, 'Nosferatu' by Geoffrey Kemp, 'The alarm system' by Peter Murphy, 'Uncle Pat' by Christine Leckie, 'The greatest ride' by Ulysses A Pichon, 'Fish hook on heart' by Mike Ladd, 'Catching the tram' by Jan Herschel, 'The painting' by Kevin Roberts, 'Searching for the time' by Myron Lysenko, 'The third link' by Albert Russo, 'A knight of teeth' by Peter Mathers, 'Seeing the fish' by William Fraser, 'The princess' by Span, 'Ma Jolie' by Gary Catalano and 'Getting there' by Peter Mathers, from WAV Magazine for an unpublished anthology 'Getting there', 1985

Folder 11
Annotated typescript draft of '51 love songs & other poems', 1985 by Rory Harris

Folder 12
Correspondence and financial papers for, and an annotated typescript draft of New animals for Troy (1986) by Span

Folder 13
Paste-up of New animals for Troy (1986) by Span

Folder 14
Correspondence and financial papers for, and a typescript draft of I is a versatile character (1986) by Jenny Boult

Folder 15
Correspondence and financial papers for Underground in the city of churches (1987) by Tim Kelton

Folder 16
Financial papers and contract for The also - is of work & play (1985) by Mick Bocchino

 

Box 4

Folder 17
Cover mock-ups, bromides and artworks for covers of WAV publications

Folder 18
Catalogues and material relating to the production of Words and Visions magazine

Folder 19
Typescript draft of Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1985) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 20
Typescript drafts of short stories 'The mother that never dies', 'The outbreak of peace', 'Lenny', 'The tin-kettlin' and 'The paddock of sorrel' for Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1985) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 21

Folder 22
Annotated photocopied typescript draft of Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1985) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz

 

Box 5

Folder 23
Financial papers, undated, 1986-1990, re Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1985) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 24
Correspondence, undated, 1985-1990 and material relating to Tales from Corytella : the collected stories of Flexmore Hudson (1985) compiled and edited by Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 25
Correspondence, 1984-1988 re The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 26
Financial papers, 1983-1988 re The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 27
Annotated photocopies of printed short stories, manuscript, typescript and annotated typescript drafts of Table of Contents, Introduction and short stories 'The binnajig and the tattyoon' by Tarella Quinn, 'The land of ideas' by Vernon Knowles, 'Mr Jigsaw' by Elizabeth Powell, 'The roughrider' by Flexmore Hudson, 'The prinsical poach' by Flexmore Hudson, 'Aranda boy' by Rex Ingamells, 'The shell' by Colin Thiele, 'Muttaburrasaurus and the microchip' by Christobel Mattingley, 'Last of the dinosaurs' by Span, 'The kallere machine' by Kate Brennan, 'One green bottle' by Judy Gillett, 'As fast as the wind' by Mike Ladd, 'A fair exchange' by Christine Leckie, 'Tenement trial' by Christine Leckie, 'Eagles and tigers' by Barbara Hanrahan, 'Making bananas grow' by Adele Kipping, 'Sam leaves home' by Coralie Green and 'About holes in the road and a few other things' by Jenny Boult for The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz

 

Box 6

Folder 28
Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of early notes for front pages, newspaper clippings, random pages of annotated typescript drafts of short stories for The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz

Folder 29
Annotated photocopies of printed short stories and annotated typescript drafts of short stories considered and rejected for The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz such as 'Cockatoo island' by M Ella Chaffey, 'The messenger of the moon' by Mervyn Skipper, 'Billai, the crimson wing parrot' by Catherine Stow, 'Wombat flat' by Ruth Hawker, 'At the circus' by Samuel & Moodie Hoddle, 'The fighting goat' by Dennis Hall and 'The riverboat race' by Elizabeth Wilton

Folder 30
Annotated photocopies of printed short stories and annotated typescript drafts of short stories considered and rejected for The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz such as 'Death song' by Max Fatchen, 'Ghosts' by Colin Thiele, 'The shining eyes' by Geoffrey Dutton, 'Rum and furniture' by Phyllis Piddington, 'The runaway bike' by Coralie Green, 'Flag line' by Adele Kipping, 'Deodorant' by Jenny Boult and 'Requiem for a species' by John Emery

Folder 31
Photocopies of printed short stories and poems and typescript drafts of short stories and poems (some annotated) considered and rejected for The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz, poems such as 'The wool-pile shed' and 'King of the line' by Jeff Guess, 'Slight autobiography' and 'Billai' by Rex Ingamells, 'Mallee in October' and 'Hare in summer' by Flexmore Hudson, 'The supermarket' and 'Hay fever' by Colin Thiele, 'The first South Australian colonists' by Mrs G Stevenson, 'Song of the months for South Australia' by C E C, from 'A song of rain' from Backblock ballads & later 1919 by C J Dennis, 'Goats' and 'Heritage' and 'The lizards' by Dennis Hall, 'Flies' and 'Tree voices' and 'Morning song' by Irene Gough, 'So big' and 'Hair' and 'Control calling'by Max Fatchen, 'The numbat' and 'The nightjar' by Leon Gellert, 'Young magpies' and 'Sunscape' by Meredith Rogers, 'The dog with the big tongue' and an untitled poem by Andrew Taylor, and short stories 'Spaghetti?' by Louise Elliot, 'The compass cup' anon, 'How to make damper' by H A Lindsay, 'Yiyan' by Paul Smith, untitled, 'A real doll' by Ellen Mankey, 'A lovely train of thought' and 'The right hook' by Ian Chappell, 'Something strange in the laundry' by Mrs Allen, 'Reminiscences'by Miss A Lyon Rogers, 'The boy and the bird' by Tess Brady, untitled by Alan Roberts, 'Goblin glue' and 'The blinding of yewli' and 'The land of cockain' by Charles Latimer Marson, 'Twilight' by Atha Westbury, 'The water-babies' by Dorothy Landsford, 'The fish scales' by Colin Thiele, 'Sunset hill' by Elizabeth Powell, 'Dinosaurs wake' by Lesley Gray, 'Perce and the pony' by Dennis Hall, 'The jetty' by Christobel Mattingley, 'The giant ammonite'by Hans Mincham and 'My childhood in Australia' by Alice Hughes

Folder 32
Photocopy of published work The three L's : or, lawyers, land-jobbers, and lovers (1882) by P Eiffe

 

Box 7

Folder 33 (AV)
One black and white photograph of Adam Dutkiewicz, dated Christmas 1984

One colour transparency and nine black and white photographs of artworks

Twelve black and white photographs for the publication The land of ideas : an anthology of stories for children by South Australian writers (1986) edited by Pauline Wardleworth and Adam Dutkiewicz

One black and white photograph of an elderly gentleman in a museum

Fifteen negatives

Twenty-six black and white photographs of turn-of-the-century (20th) rural Australia and Australian bush-land (fourteen of these photographs have been developed from the negatives previously mentioned)

One black and white photograph of Flexmore Hudson and one black and white photograph of Mrs Hudson

Two black and white photographs used for the cover of Selected stories by Flexmore Hudson

Three black and white photographs of ships and wharves