Guide to the Papers of Steven Herrick [MSS 158]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Steven Herrick
Manuscript Number MSS 158
Last Updated June 2021
Extent 1 box + 1 oversize
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Poetry and short story manuscripts, audiovisual material, press clippings and posters relating to Steven Herrick

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Scope and Content

The papers of author and poet Steven Herrick include video-cassette magazines, recordings of performances, manuscripts, drafts, clippings and posters

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

Wikipedia article:

Australian author and poet Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane in 1958. After leaving school in year ten and working for a number of years, he completed high school as an adult and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland. He began publishing as a poet in the 1980s, and published four collections of poetry in that decade. In the 1990s he pioneered verse-novels for children and young adults and has also written children’s and young adult fiction in prose. He has performed his poetry in schools and at festivals in Australia and overseas

AustLit : Steven Herrick retrieved 20 May 2020

Trove : Herrick, Steven (1958-) retrieved 20 May 2020


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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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

Preferred Citation

Papers of Steven Herrick, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 158, Box [Number], Folder [Number]



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Subject Keywords



Steven Herrick, 1958- – Archives

Australian poetry – 20th century

Spoken word poetry

Personal Names

Steven Herrick, 1958-



Children’s authors


Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

Short story manuscript  untitled

Folder 2

Caboolture  poetry manuscript


Folder 3

Poetry  rough workings

Folder 4

Two sound records and cassettes: ‘My New Haircut’ and ‘The Herrick Manifesto’

Folder 5

Video tape: Steven Herrick live at Harold Park Hotel, Off-Air magazine benefit, 30 December 1986

Video cassette:  Off-Air - a video cassette magazine


Folio 1

Six posters