MS 5379
Papers of Ivan Southall (1921-2008)



Summary

  • Papers
  • 1914-98
  • 14.85 metres. (105 boxes and 1 folio)

Access

Part available for research, part not available for research until 2028 (Series 7, Folders 2-14 and Series 8).  Not for loan.

Provenance

The papers were purchased by the National Library from Ivan Southall in two instalments in 1977 and 1997.

Scope and Content Note

The papers include correspondence, drafts of published and unpublished works for adults and children, speeches and essays, journals, photographs, printed material and business papers.

The major correspondents are Beatrice Davis, Barbara Ker Wilson, Judith Fisher, Alec Davies, John Abernethy, John Hetherington, Norma Sawicki, Jennifer Rowe, the Australian Society of Authors, the Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, Novelists International Club (PEN), the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Children’s Book Council.


Biographical Note

Ivan Southall, son of Francis Gordon and Rachel Elizabeth Southall, was born in 1921 in Melbourne and grew up in Surrey Hills. He attended Box Hill Grammar School until the age of fourteen, when his father died. He was then sent to work washing bottles and glassware and later obtained a position as a copy boy at the Melbourne Herald. Though his main ambition was to become a journalist, the Herald apprenticed him to process engraving. In his spare time he wrote fiction. He completed four books before he was twenty, three of which were published after the war. In 1945 Southall married Joy Blackburn. They lived on a property in the Dandenong Ranges until their separation in 1974. They divorced in 1976. Southall married Susan Westerland Stanton in 1976.

Southall spent one year in the army whilst awaiting his call for the RAAF during World War II. It was his experience there, subsequently as a RAAF historian, that influenced his early post-war writings, notably his Simon Black Books for boys published between 1950 and 1961.

During this period Southall also completed a number of works of non-fiction: Journey into mystery (1961), Indonesia face to face (1964); ‘Lawrence Hargrave’ in the Six great Australians series (1964), The challenge: Is the church obsolete? (1966) and Parson on the track (1961).

His first book for children, Hills End was published in 1962. It received immediate critical recognition both in Australia and overseas. Over the next ten years Southall published some of his most acclaimed children’s novels with Ash road, To the wild sky, Finn’s folly, Chinaman’s Reef is ours, and The foxhole. The idealistic hero of his Simon Black novels gave way to more complex and realistic characters placed in situations outside of their normal experience. He experimented with a number of different narrative techniques, pioneering the interior monologues found in Let the balloon go, Bread and honey and Josh. He also faced severe criticism for his challenging subject matters.

In 1962, Southall's fourth child, Melissa, was born, and diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The challenges involved in raising Melissa found expression in Southall’s writing in his books Finn’s folly and Let the balloon go which both involve disabled protagonists, the impact of their disabilities on their families and their ability to survive in a dangerous situation.

Southall published numerous children’s books, as well as a number of adult novels, essays and short stories. His work for children has been translated into more than twenty languages including Swedish, German, Japanese and Russian. He has won numerous awards including the Children’s Books of the Year Award for Ash road (1966), To the wild sky (1968), Bread and honey (1971) and Fly west (1976); the Children’s Picture Book of the Year: Sly old wardrobe (1969) pictures by Ted Greenwood. He is the only Australian children’s writer ever to receive the Carnegie Medal, awarded for Josh, which was also an honour book for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1981. Ivan Southall died in 2008.


Series List

1 General correspondence, 1945-98
2 Correspondence with readers, 1954-93
3 Correspondence with academics, 1971-95
4 Correspondence with publishers, 1949-94
5 Correspondence with organisations, 1964-92
6 Editorial correspondence, 1965-96
7 Family correspondence, 1967-84
8 Melissa Southall, 1964-92
9 Coast gun, 1941-42
10 Short stories, 1939-88
11 London short stories, 1946-47
12 The participation of the R.A.A.F. personnel in the activities of R.A.F. Coastal Command for 1943, 1946
13 Simon Black Books for Boys, 1950-61
14 The weaver from Meltham, 1950
15 Mike Manly, 1954
16 They shall not pass unseen, 1946-66
17 The story of the Hermitage, 1955-56
18 A tale of Box Hill, 1957
19 Bluey Truscott, 1956-65
20 The third pilot, 1959
21 Flight to Gilbratar, 1959
22 Mediterranean black, 1959
23 Sortie in Cyrenaica, 1959
24 Mission to Greece, 1959
25 Softly tread the brave, 1957-75
26 Atlantic pursuit, 1960
27 Journey into mystery, 1960-63
28 Woomera, 1960-66
29 Parson on the track, 1961-67
30 Hills End, 1960-89
31 Indonesia face to face, 1958-70
32 Lawrence Hargrave, 1964
33 Indonesian journey, 1960-68
34 Ash road, 1964-97
35 The challenge, 1965-66
36 Bible tales retold, 1966-68
37 To the wild sky, 1965-93
38 The fox hole, 1967-89
39 Let the balloon go, 1966-95
40 Sly old wardrobe, 1967-86
41 Finn’s folly, 1967-88
42 Bread and honey, 1968-92
43 Chinaman’s Reef is ours, 1968-88
44 Josh, 1969-96
45 Over the top, 1970-76
46 Matt and Jo, 1972-93
47 Fly west, 1942-89
48 Journey of discovery, 1974-89
49 What about tomorrow, 1974-86
50 King of the sticks, 1977-93
51 The golden goose, 1978-96
52 The long night watch, 1980-87
53 A city out of sight, 1980-96
54 Christmas in the tree, 1976-88
55 Rachel, 1985-91
56 Blackbird, 1986-96
57 The mysterious world of Marcus Leadbeater, 1987-91
58 Ziggurat, 1994-96
59 Writings, 1943-86
60 Talks, essays and correspondence, 1965-80
61 Diaries and notebooks, 1944-81
62 Newspaper cuttings, 1914-71
63 Book reviews, 1955-73
64 Printed material, 1940-85
65 RAAF papers, 1939-61
66 Financial papers, 1960-85
67 Photographs, 1945-96
68 Subject files, 1949-90
69 Miscellaneous papers, 1945-75

Series Description

Series 1

General correspondence, 1945-98

The series comprises correspondence with family, friends and relatives including copies of Southall’s replies. The series contains letters to and from the Victorian Fellowship of Writers, the Returned Services League, Community Aid Abroad and the Wilderness Society, as well as birthday cards and invitations. Individual correspondents include Sister Margaret Giumelli, Barbara Ker Wilson, Norma Sawicki and a letter from H. C. Coombs requesting a signature for an Aboriginal Land Rights appeal.

Folder
1 1945-74
2 1956-65
3 1966-67
4 1969-72
5 1969-83
6 1970-72
7 1972-74
8 1975-76
9 1974-77
10 1974-77
11 1976-78
12 1977-78
13 1977-78
14 1978-79
15 1979-80
16 1979-80
17 1980-82
18 1980-82
19 1982-83
20 1982-83
21 1984-85
22 1985-89
23 1986-90
24 1987-88
25 1988-91
26 1988-91
27 1991
28 1991-92
29 1991-92
30 1993
31 1994
32 1995
33 1996

Series 2

Correspondence with readers, 1954-93

This series comprises children’s letters from primary and high schools in Australia, Indonesia, Europe and America, with photocopies of Southall’s replies. It also includes children’s written responses and illustrations for such books as To the wild sky, Ash road and Let the balloon go. Two folders contain letters from individual readers and copies of Southall’s replies.

Folder
1 1954-66
2 1966-69
3 1960-70
4 1970-72
5 1971-72
6 1972-73
7 1973-74
8 1973-76
9 1975-79
10 1978-79
11 1980-81
12 1982-
13 1984-85
14 1985
15 1985-87
16 1987-88
17 1988-90
18 1988-90
19 1990-93
20 1990-93
21 Noriko Kimura, 1972
22 Nicki Perrick, 1972
23 Poster for International Children’s Book Day, undated
24 Scrapbook of reviews and artwork of Bread and honey, sent by P. L.C. Croyden Primary School, 1971
25 Scrapbook of artwork from Partrician Brothers Primary School, 1981
26 Book of drawings inspired by Sly old wardrobe sent by Grade 1 Lyndhurst Elementary School, undated

Series 3

Correspondence with academics, 1971-95

This series is comprised of correspondence between Ivan Southall and a number of educational institutions and academics. The corresponding institutions include Macquarie University, offering a Writer in Residence to Southall and the University of Sydney. The correspondents include Karen Nelson (curator) of the University of Minnesota, Victor Crittenden, Walter McVitty and Mary Lou Whiter.

Folder
1 1975-79
2 1979-81
3 1982-95

Series 4

Correspondence with publishers, 1949-94

This series contains reviews, notes, illustrations and correspondence with various publishers and literary agents.

The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, Barbara Ker Wilson, John Abernethy, Alec Bolton, Norma Jean Sawicki, Susan Hirschman, Dorothy Daly, Anne Curtis-Brown and John Hetherington.

Folder
1 Angus and Robertson, 1956-65
2 Angus and Robertson, 1962-64
3 Angus and Robertson, 1966-69
4 Angus and Robertson, 1967-69
5 Angus and Robertson, 1970-71
6 Angus and Robertson, 1971-73
7 Angus and Robertson, 1972-73
8 Angus and Robertson, 1973-80
9 Angus and Robertson, 1980-85
10 Angus and Robertson, 1986-90
11 Bradbury Press, 1970-73
12 Cheshire, 1955
13 Collins, 1973-82
14 Curtis Brown, 1943-59
15 Doubleday, 1967
16 D. W. Thorpe, 1993-94
17 Golden Press, 1987
18 Greenwillow, 1975-84
19 Hamish Hamilton, 1972-73
20 Harper and Rowe, 1963-64
21 Heinemann Educational, 1973-74
22 Hodder and Stoughton, 1975-94
23 Horwitz Publications 1959-71
24 Horwitz Series, 1983-87
25 Jacaranda Wiley, 1994-95
26 Jam Roll Press, 1993
27 Julia MacRae Books, 1981
28 Junior’s Journal, 1955-56
29 K. G. Murray, 1962
30 Lutheran Publishing House, 1988
31 Macmillan and Co, 1963
32 Macmillan, London 1987-88
33 Macmillan, America, 1987-88
34 Macmillan, Australia, 1971-75
35 Marilyn Malin Books, 1985-91
36 Methuen, 1966-70
37 Methuen, 1970-74
38 Methuen, 1975-79
39 Methuen, 1980-85
40 Methuen, 1985-89
41 Moondrake, 1992
42 Nelson, 1967-70
43 Oxford University Press, 1962-83
44 Oxford University Press, 1966-93
45 Patrick Hardy Books, 1982-85
46 Penguin Books, 1966-93
47 Reader’s Digest, 1969-72
48 Rigby, 1967
49 St Martin’s Press , 1966-70
50 St Martin’s Press, 1970-81
51 Walkabout, 1961-69
52 Alec Bolton, 1960-75
53 Anne Curtis-Brown, 1948
54 Dorothy Daly, 1957
55 Greenburger, 1964
56 John Hetherington, 1960-66
57 John Hetherington, 1966-68
58 Thelma Roberts, 1960
59 Marion Saunders, 1948-49
60 Norma Jean Sawicki, 1970-74

Series 5

Correspondence with organisations, 1964-92

This series contains Southall’s correspondence with various organisations, and covers a variety of topics from the role of the writer in Australian culture, to various concerns of authors, including copyright fees and the public lending right scheme.

Folder
1 Adelaide Festival of the Arts, 1974
2 The Age, 1964-69
3 Australian Book Review, 1969
4 ABC, 1971-75
5 Australian Society of Authors, 1963-68
6-7 Australian Society of Authors, 1963-73
8 Australian Society of Authors, 1968-69
9 Australian Society of Authors, 1977-92
10 Australian Society of Authors (Public Lending Scheme), 1975-78
11 Australian Society of Authors (Public Lending Scheme), 1978-85
12 Australian Society of Authors (Payment Rates), 1981-83
13-14 Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Project, 1970
15 Children’s Book Council, 1969-79
16 Children’s Book Council, 1979-82
17 Children’s Book Council, 1982-92
18-19 Children’s Book Council of Victoria, 1967-69
20 Commonwealth Literary Fund, 1964-67
21 Copyright Agency, 1985-93
22 Hans Christian Andersen Award, 1974-77
23-24 International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY), 1975-79
25 IBBY, 1979-91
26 International Institute for Children’s Literature, 1967-75
27-29 Literature Board (Australia Council), 1973-82
30 National Book Council, 1973
31 National Library of Australia, 1973-78
32 Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, Novelists, International Club (PEN), 1964-70
33 Writers’ Retreat, 1960

Series 6 Editorial correspondence, 1958-96
This series comprises of correspondence between Ivan Southall and several editors who had significant input into his career, including Barbara Ker Wilson and Beatrice Davis. Other correspondents include John Abernethy (Angus and Robertson) and Norma Jean Sawicki (St Martin’s Press).
Folder
1 1958-69
2 1965-69
3 1969-74
4 1976-79
5 1980-89
6 1980-89
7 1990-96
8 1990-96

Series 7

Family correspondence, 1967-84

This series comprises correspondence between Ivan Southall, his daughters Roberta and Elizabeth and his first wife Joy. Copies of some of Southall’s letters are also included as well as correspondence between Southall and several publishing companies discussing Elizabeth’s manuscripts. This file contains correspondence with Norma Jean Sawicki, Susan Hirshman and Barbara Ker Wilson.

Please note: Folders 2-14 are not available for research until 2028.

Folder
1 1967-72
2 Joy, 1975-77
3 Joy, 1975-77
4 Joy, 1975-76
5 Joy, 1978-88
6 Joy, 1978-88
7-8 Elizabeth, 1975-76
9 Elizabeth, 1976-78
10 Elizabeth, 1978-79
11 Elizabeth, 1980
12 Draft manuscript entitled ‘Tabina’s Dream’, 1980
13 Elizabeth, 1980-90
14 Correspondence between publishers and Ivan Southall regarding Elizabeth’s manuscripts, 1980-82
15 Roberta, 1971-78
16 Roberta, 1974-84

Series 8

Melissa Southall, 1964-1992

This series includes letters between Ivan Southall and his daughter Melissa, together with correspondence between Southall and the schools responsible for Melissa's care. The files contain artwork by Melissa, scrapbooks, school reports and information pamphlets on the Ferntree Gully and Kindallin schools which she attended in the late 1980s.

Please note: this series is not available for research until 2028.

Folder
1 1964-74
2-5 1976-82
6 1977-78
7-8 1978-79
9 1978-79
10 1978-80
11 1979
12-13 1980-81
14-15 1983-91
16 1990-92
17 1974-82
18 1981-82
19-20 1981-92

Series 9

‘Coast gun’ 1941-42

Folder
1 Handwritten draft of a novel, undated.

Series 10

Short stories 1939-88

This series contains draft manuscripts of Southall’s short stories and correspondence relating to the stories. The correspondents include Dorothy Daly and Nance Donkin.

Folder
1 Typescripts, including And the woman laughed, Arch steps out, As woman is helpless, The beating, Bushfire, Chinatown review, Cross swell, The crowd complex, Dancing of the marionettes, Death to the u-boats, Don’t make me laugh, 1948-49
2 Typescript of Bushfire with handwritten alterations and second draft. 1967
3 Typescripts, including An engine failed, Fame on the doorstep, The fiend and the chicken, Forty-two left feet, Francie, A sketch at the expense of humanity, Garments from downs, Girl in a doorway, The gremlins, Hang Aunt Agatha, The heart divided, 1947-74
4 Typescript, Fated journey, 1939
5-6 Two typed drafts entitled Head in the clouds and correspondence, 1971-88
7 Typescripts, including Hell or high water, Heroic fool, It looks like America, Kapitulation, Mary I could eat you, Meet our wine tester, He’s a busy man, My wife likes breakfast in bed, 1938-50
8 Typescripts, including Night call, Root of all evil, Silver half-penny, Such a wonderful husband, The tail-waggers clerk, Tale of a tea cup, Thinking of Gloria, A torpedo! A shell…!, The unseen hand, undated
9-10 Typescripts, including Vengeance is mine, We know no reason, We knew the terrors, The white van, Within…from without, Yes Mr Donovan, You’re even lovelier, Zetland Northern Isle, 1948
11 Typescripts, including Appointment with the past, Haven’t we met before, Broken highway, And the woman laughed, A bushfire adventure and correspondence, undated
12-13 Methodist babies home – short stories and essays, 1963-65
14 Short Story Index Cards, 1938-48
15 Short Story Index Cards, 1938-50

Series 11 London short stories, 1946-47
This series contains stories written by Southall while living in London after World War II.
Folder
1 Typescripts, including Careful darling, The beating, Bells were ringing, Champagne for two, The disturbing spirit, The eyes were green, The faithful squaw, Fame on the doorstep, The fire thundered, 1946
2 Typescripts, including Garments for Downes, In this ground, It has always happened, John Black bachelor, Kiss from a stranger, Let’s get away from here, The model, The mound, Music for Pierre, 1946
3 Typescripts, including No bigger fool, Such a wonderful husband, The tale wagger’s fantasy, Tale of a tiger, The Princess Bona, The quiet life, 1946
4 Typescripts, including The night is mine, Tonight we’ll celebrate, Upon my soul, What a generation, Words don’t count, 1947

Series 12 The participation of the R.A.A.F. personnel in the activities of R.A.F. Coastal Command for 1943, 1946
The participation of the R.A.A.F... was written by Southall as a private venture and approved as a semi-official document by the Air Ministry at R.A.F. headquarters in London and the Air Office Command in 1946. Official historians wrote it as a record of the history of Southall’s squadron for the subsequent use. Southall later developed two books from this, They shall not pass unseen (1956) and Fly west (1974).
Folder
1 Bound typed draft, 1946

Series 13

Simon Black books for boys, 1950-61

Angus and Robertson published the Simon Black books over a period of eleven years.

This series contains manuscripts, notes and correspondence relating to the Simon Black books. The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, Alec Bolton, Colin Roderick, Judith Fischer, Colin Ferguson, Barbara Ker Wilson, Ken Crichton, John Appleton, Richard Walsh and the editorial staff of Boy.

Folder
1 Typed draft, handwritten alterations, Meet Simon Black undated
2 Typed draft, handwritten alterations, Simon Black in peril undated
3 Typed draft, handwritten alterations, Simon Black in space undated
4 Typed draft, script format for ABC radio, Simon Black in coastal command. undated
5-6 Typed manuscript, handwritten alterations, Simon Black and the spaceman undated
7-8 Handwritten manuscript and script format for ABC radio, Simon Black in Antarctica
9-10 Handwritten draft, Simon Black takes over, 1958
11 Typed draft, Simon Black at sea
12 Typed draft, Simon Black at sea
13 Typed draft, Simon Black in Asia
14 Serialised script, Simon Black in Asia, undated
15 Handwritten unpublished manuscript, Simon Black in Arabia, undated
16 Typed draft, Simon Black in Arabia
17 Typed draft, Simon Black In Arabia
18 Correspondence, 1948-57
19 Correspondence, 1952
20 Correspondence, 1955-65
21 Correspondence with John Appleton (ABC Children’s Programs) concerning radio serialisation of Simon Black, 1955-57
22 Correspondence with Boy, 1958
23 Correspondence, 1971-78

Series 14 The weaver from Meltham, 1950
Whitcombe & Tombs published The weaver from Meltham in 1950. It is a biography of Godfrey Hirst who was involved in the Australian wool industry and built up his own company in Geelong.
Folder
1 Typed draft, with handwritten alterations, 1950

Series 15 Mike Manly, 1954

Mike Manly was a cartoon serial published in the Women’s Day in 1954. Southall wrote the script, working in collaboration with graphic artist Peter James. The storyline involved a young Australian scientist who makes a discovery, which leads him into conflict with evil government powers.

This series contains drafts and printed material.

Folder
1 Typed manuscript and cartoon layout, including the final copy in the Women’s Weekly magazine, 1954
2 Typed draft in script format, undated

Series 16 They shall not pass unseen, 1946-67

Angus and Robertson published They shall not pass unseen in 1956. Pacific Books reissued it in 1966.

This series includes the draft manuscript and correspondence. The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, Bill Hughes, James Preston and Edwin C. Kingston.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, undated
2 Typed and handwritten draft, undated
3 Handwritten draft, undated
4-6 Typed draft, undated
7 Bound typed draft, 1955
8 Correspondence, 1946-67

Series 17 The story of the Hermitage, 1955-56

Cheshire published The story of the Hermitage, the history of Geelong Church of England Grammar School, in 1956.

This series contains drafts and correspondence with Beatrice Davis.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, undated
2 Bound typed draft, undated
3 Correspondence, 1955-56

Series 18 A tale of Box Hill, 1957

A tale of Box Hill recounts the creation and development of Box Hill City. Box Hill City Council published it in 1957.

This series contains several early drafts of the book.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, undated
2 Typed draft with handwritten alterations

Series 19 Bluey Truscott, 1956-65

Bluey Truscott is the biography of squadron leader Keith William Truscott of the R.A.A.F. Angus and Robertson published Bluey Truscott in 1958. The book was reissued by Australian Large Print in 1989.

This series comprises manuscripts, notes, newspaper cuttings, photographs and correspondence. Correspondents include Lu Rees, Beatrice Davis and Bill Hughes.

Folder
1 Handwritten bound draft, undated
2 Typed bound draft, handwritten alterations
3-4 Background materials on Bluey Truscott including newspaper cuttings
5 Correspondence with Angus and Robertson, Lu Rees, Beatrice Davis and Bill Hughes
6 Correspondence, 1956-65
7 Correspondence, 1957-58
8 Photographs, undated (taken during World War II)

Series 20 The third pilot, 1958
The third pilot is the first in the Felix Pym series based on real missions carried out by Sunderland flying boasts in the R.A.A.F. during World War II. Horwitz published The third pilot in 1959.
Folder
1 Typed bound draft, 1958

Series 21 Flight to Gibraltar, 1959
R.A.A.F. series no. 2. Horwitz published Flight to Gibraltar in 1959. In 1962 the title was changed by the publisher to Terror flight.
Folder
1 Typed draft with handwritten alterations, undated

Series 22 Mediterranean black, 1959
R.A.A.F. series no. 3. Horwitz published Mediterranean black in 1959
Folder
1 Typed bound draft with handwritten corrections, May 1959

Series 23 Sortie in Cyrenaica, 1959
R.A.A.F. series no. 4. Horwitz published Sortie in Cyrenaica in 1959
Folder
1 Typed bound draft with handwritten corrections, 1959

Series 24 Mission to Greece, 1959
R.A.A.F. series no. 5. Mission to Greece is based on the evacuation of British and Dominion forces from Greece in April 1941. Horwitz published Mission to Greece in 1960.
Folder
1 Typed draft, undated

Series 25 Softly tread the brave; the story of mine disposal, 1957-75

Angus and Robertson published Softly tread the brave in 1960.

This series contains drafts, newspaper cuttings, page proofs and correspondence.

The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, Barbara Ker Wilson and John Hetherington.

Folder
1-2 Handwritten draft, 1958-59
3 Typed bound draft
4 Newspaper cuttings of reviews for Softly tread the brave, 1960
5 Newspaper cuttings, 1960-62
6 Correspondence, 1960-66
7 Seventeen seconds, re-written draft for children, 1972
8 Typed bound draft of Seventeen seconds, 1972-73
9 Page proofs for Seventeen seconds
10 Correspondence relating to Seventeen seconds, 1972-75

Series 26 Atlantic pursuit, 1960

RAAF series no. 6 Horwitz published Atlantic pursuit in 1960.

Folder
1 Typed manuscript with handwritten alterations

Series 27 Journey into mystery, 1960-63

Lansdowne Press published Journey into mystery,, an account of the expedition of Burke and Wills, in 1961.

This series contains manuscripts, page proofs and correspondence with Lansdowne Press.

Folder
1 Typed draft with handwritten alterations, undated
2 Page proofs
3 Correspondence, 1960-63

Series 28 Woomera, 1960-66

Angus and Robertson published Woomera in 1962. Originally written for adults, Southall later published a children’s version of the history of the Woomera rocket range, which was renamed Rockets in the desert by Angus and Robertson.

This series comprises drafts, including a redrafted version for children, notes, newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, photographs of the Woomera weapon testing site and correspondence. The correspondents include personnel from the Woomera base, John Abernethy and Beatrice Davis.

Folder
1-2 Handwritten draft, 1960-61
3 Typed draft, chapters 1-9, undated
4 Typed draft, chapters 10-16, undated
5 Typed draft, chapters 17-20, undated
6 Typed draft, with extensive handwritten alterations, 1962
7 Draft children’s edition entitled Woomera for Boys and Girls 1962
8-9 Notes, newspaper cuttings and photographs, undated
10-14 Miscellaneous printed materials, including flight trial pamphlets and the Journal of the Australian Geographical Society
15 Correspondence, 1960-62

Series 29 Parson on the track, 1961-67

Parson on the track recounts the history of the Bush Brotherhood in the Australian outback. Lansdowne Press published Parson on the track in 1962.

This series contains manuscripts, notes, newspaper cuttings and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include John A. Pope, Judith Fischer and members of the Bush Brotherhood who contributed to the book.

Folder
1 Handwritten manuscript, 1961
2 Typed draft, 1962
3 Typed drafts, chapters 3-21
4 Typed drafts, chapters 4-8
5 Typed drafts, chapters 9-12
6 Typed drafts, chapters 13-18
7 Handwritten background notes, undated
8 Background material including photocopies and newspaper cuttings, 1960-67
9 Correspondence, 1961-62

Series 30 Hills End, 1960-89

Angus and Robertson published Hills End in 1962. John Ferguson reissued the book as part of Australian Children’s Classics in 1981.

This series contains manuscripts, readers’ letters, reviews, and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include Barbara Ker Wilson, Beatrice Davis and John Abernethy.

Folder
1 Typed draft manuscript, with handwritten alterations
2 Typed manuscript, script format of Hills End
3 Readers’ letters, undated
4 Correspondence 1960-62
5 Correspondence, 1963-65
6 Correspondence, 1966-75
7 Correspondence, 1975-89

Series 31 Indonesia face to face, 1958-70

Lansdowne Press published Indonesia face to face in 1964.

This series comprises drafts and correspondence. The correspondents include the Methodist Church of Australia; Peter Hastings (editor of the Bulletin), John Abernethy and Lloyd O’ Neil (Lansdowne Press).

Folder
1 Typed manuscript with handwritten alterations. Chapters 1-4
2 Chapters 5-11
3 Chapters 13-22
4 Chapters 23-25, and revisions of earlier chapters
5 Handwritten revisions of chapters
6 Typed manuscript copy no. 2, including footnotes of chapters 1-4
7 Chapters 4–7
8 Chapters 8-13
9 Chapters 14-20
10 Chapters 22-25
11 Correspondence, 1963
12 Correspondence, 1963-64
13 Correspondence, 1964-67
14 Correspondence, 1964-71

Series 32 Lawrence Hargrave, 1964

Southall’s biography on the early Australian aviator was published by Oxford University Press in 1964.

This series contains drafts.

Folder
1 Typed draft with some handwritten chapters and background research material, 1964

Series 33 Indonesian journey, 1960-68

Lansdowne Press published Indonesian journey in 1965. Indonesian journey is based on a trek made by Southall in Java to Gunung Semera, an erupting volcano.

This series contains manuscripts, newsletters from the Volunteer Graduate Association, newscuttings and correspondence. The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, John Abernethy and Lansdowne Press.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, with some typed chapters
2 Typed draft, with handwritten alterations
3 Correspondence, 1960-68
4-6 Newspaper articles, cuttings and newsletters, 1960-68

Series 34 Ash road, 1964-97

Angus and Robertson published Ash road in 1965. It won Australian Children’s Book of the Year in 1966. John Ferguson in the Australian Children’s Classics Series reprinted it by Angus and Robertson in 1976 as part of the Ivan Southall Library Editions, and in 1981.

This series contains drafts, reviews and correspondence. The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, John Abernethy, Barbara Ker Wilson, Matsuyo Xamanmoto (Japanese children’s author), the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the Children’s Book Council of New South Wales and the Quill Club.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, 1964-65
2 Typed bound draft, 1965
3 Correspondence, 1964-71
4 Correspondence, 1966-73
5 Correspondence, 1966
6 Correspondence, 1977-97

Series 35 The challenge, 1965-66

The challenge is a series of essays, edited by Southall, on the role of the church in the twentieth century. It was published by Lansdowne Press in 1965.

This series contains drafts, newspaper cuttings, reviews and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include C. W. Johnson, Professor J. W. Nevile, Professor C. A. Coulson, Rev. J. Wilkinson, Rev. Frank Engel, Rev. W. J. Hobbin and Lloyd O’Neil (Lansdowne Press).

Folder
1 Typed draft, with handwritten correction chapters 1-9, undated
2 Typed draft chapters 20-33, undated
3 Correspondence, 1965
4 Correspondents, 1965-66

Series 36 Bible tales retold, 1966-68

Angus and Robertson published The sword of Esau and The curse of Cain in 1967 and 1968.

This series contains drafts and correspondence relating to the book. Correspondents include Elva Hoy (Angus and Robertson art department) and Barbara Ker Wilson, with copies of Southall’s replies.

Folder
1 Typed draft with some handwritten chapters, entitled ‘Esau was a hairy man’ (original working title)
2 Typed draft with handwritten corrections, retitled The sword of Esau. Includes original illustrations.
3 Handwritten draft with working title ‘Monster in a mud puddle’ later retitled The curse of Cain
4 Typed draft with handwritten corrections, The curse of Cain
5 Correspondence, 1966-68

Series 37 To the wild sky, 1965-93

Angus and Robertson published To the wild sky in 1967 and it won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year in 1968. It was re-released by Angus and Robertson as part of the Ivan Southall Library Edition in 1976.

This series contains drafts and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include John Abernethy and Barbara Ker Wilson.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, with original working title ‘Sea Wall (Flight of the Egret)’
2 Typewritten manuscript no.2 with handwritten alterations
3 Typewritten manuscript no.3 with handwritten alterations
4 Correspondence, 1965-1993

Series 38 The fox hole, 1967-89

Hick Smith & Sons published The fox hole in 1967. It was commended at the Children’s Book of the Year Awards in 1968.

This series contains drafts, newspaper cuttings, reviews, readers’ letters, illustrations and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include Marilyn Malin (Methuen Books) and Barbara Ker Wilson.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, undated
2 Typed draft with handwritten alterations, undated
3 Correspondence and reviews, 1967-89

Series 39 Let the balloon go, 1966-95

Hicks Smith & Sons published Let the balloon go in 1968. It was commended at the Children’s Book of the Year Awards in 1969 and was a Library of Congress Book of the Year in 1968.

This series contains drafts, including a film script, and correspondence. The correspondents include Barbara Ker Wilson and Beatrice Davis.

Folder
1 Typed draft with extensive handwritten revisions
2 Typed draft
3 Typed draft, film script format. Revisions and notes made by Southall, Keith Gow and Peter Weir, 1974
4 Typed film script, fifth draft. Script written by Keith Gow and Peter Weir, February, 1975
5 Typed film script, final draft by Gow and Weir, June 1975
6-7 Correspondence, 1965-95

Series 40 Sly old wardrobe, 1967-86

Cheshire published Sly old wardrobe in 1968 and it won the Australian Children’s Picture Book of the Year Award in 1969. Hodder and Stoughton released a new edition in 1974.

This series contains drafts, reviews and correspondence. The correspondents include Ted Greenwood (illustrator) and F. W. Cheshire Publishing.

Folder
1 Notes and rough draft of text, 1967
2 Typed draft with art layout editorial
3 Correspondence, 1967-1986

Series 41

Finn’s folly, 1967-88

Angus and Robertson published Finn’s folly in 1969 and it received ‘favourable comment’ at the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards in the same year. It was re-released by Angus and Robertson as part of the Ivan Southall Library Edition in 1978.

This series contains drafts, jacket book illustrations and related correspondence. The correspondents include Barbara Ker Wilson and Penguin Books.

Folder
1 Typed draft with extensive handwritten revisions, undated
2 Typed draft no. 2 with handwritten revisions, undated
3 Correspondence, 1967-88

Series 42

Bread and honey, 1968-92

Angus and Robertson published Bread and honey in 1970 and it won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award in 1971. It was also shortlisted for the U. K. Carnegie Medal.

This series contains drafts and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include Belle Aldermann, Sue MacGregor and Barbara Ker Wilson. The correspondence file also contains a copy of Southall’s acceptance speech on winning the Children’s Book of the Year Award for Bread and honey.

Folder
1 Typed draft
2 Typed draft with extensive rewrites
3 Typed draft with handwritten revisions
4 Typed draft copy no. 3
5 Typed second draft, with handwritten alterations
6-7 Typed, second draft, final
8 Correspondence, 1968-92

Series 43

Chinaman’s Reef is ours, 1968-88

Angus and Robertson published Chinaman’s Reef is ours in 1970.

This series contains drafts and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include Barbara Ker Wilson, John Abernethy and Norma Jean Sawicki.

Folder
1 Handwritten draft, chapters 1-6, 1968-69
2 Handwritten draft, chapters 7-13
3 Typed bound draft, 1969
4 Typed draft, 1969
5 Correspondence, 1968-88

Series 44

Josh, 1969-96

Angus and Robertson published Josh in 1971. It won the U.K. Carnegie Meal for 1971 and was a Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year.

This series contains drafts and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include Susan Hirshman, Norma Jean Sawicki, Barbara Ker Wilson, and Beatrice Davis.

Folder
1 Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 1969-70
2 Typed draft, copy no. 2
3 Typed draft, March 1970
4 Typed draft with layout specifications and handwritten alterations.
5 Correspondence, 1970-74
6 Correspondence, 1971-96

Series 45

Over the top, 1970-76

Hicks Smith & Sons published Over the top in 1972.

This series contains drafts and correspondence. The correspondents include Barbara Ker Wilson, Norma Jean Sawicki and Alec Bolton.

Folder
1 Draft
2 Typed draft with handwritten alterations, March 1971
3 Typed final draft. Revisions added in blue pen
4 Correspondence, 1970-76

Series 46

Matt and Jo, 1972-93

Angus and Robertson published Matt and Jo in 1973 and it won the Australian Writers’ Award in 1974. Penguin Books republished it as a Puffin paperback in 1974 and 1978.

This series contains drafts and correspondence. The correspondents include Patricia Wrightson.

Folder
1 Typed draft with handwritten corrections
2 Correspondence, 1972-93

Series 47

Fly west, 1942-94

Angus and Robertson published Fly west in 1974 and it won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year in 1976.

This series contains manuscripts, notes, photocopied R.A.A.F. material and correspondence. The correspondents include ex-R.A.A.F. personnel and Barbara Ker Wilson. The correspondence dating from 1993 onwards discusses the possibility of a reunion with members from Southall’s R.A.A.F. squadron. This file also includes the draft acceptance speech for the Children’s Book of the Year, Fly West.

Folder
1 Handwritten drafts written in notebooks, 1942-43
2 Typed draft with handwritten alterations (written around 1974)
3 Draft copy no. 3
4 Page proofs
5 Correspondence, 1973-94

Series 48

Journey of discovery, 1974-89

Kestral published Journey of discovery in 1975. The book is largely made up of a series of lectures on writing for children, delivered in Australia, the United States and Britain.

This series contains drafts, reviews and correspondence. The correspondents include Barbara Ker Wilson.

Folder
1 Typed draft with handwritten corrections
2 Typed draft with handwritten corrections
3 Final typed draft with publisher’s layout specifications, February, 1975
4 Correspondence, 1974-89

Series 49

What about tomorrow, 1974-86

Angus and Robertson published What about tomorrow in 1977.

This series contains drafts, book launch invitations, reviews and correspondence.
The correspondents include Gwenda Jarred, David Harris and Hugh Morgan.

Folder
1 Typed draft with extensive handwritten alterations
2 Typed draft with extensive handwritten alterations
3 Typed final draft, February 1976
4 Final proof draft, February 1976
5 Correspondence, 1974-89
6 Page proofs

Series 50

King of the sticks, 1977-93

William Collins published King of the sticks in 1979.

This series contains drafts and correspondence. The correspondents include Marilyn Malin and Anne Bower Ingram (Collins). Included are copies of Southall’s letters detailing his increasing dissatisfaction with Angus and Robertson.

Folder
1-2 Typed draft with handwritten sections, February 1977
3 Typed draft, with handwritten corrections
4 Typed draft manuscript, 1977
5 Publisher’s copy with layout specifications, 1977
6 Page Proofs, with corrections in blue
7 Correspondence with Marilyn Malin, 1978-93

Series 51

The golden goose, 1978-96

Methuen Children’s Books published The golden goose in 1981.

This series contains drafts and correspondence. The correspondents include Methuen Publishing and Greenwillow Books.

Folder
1-2 Typed draft, 1978-79
3 Draft copy no. 1, first draft, 1979
4 Draft copy no.3, revised May-November 1980
5 Draft copy no. 4, first draft
6 Working draft copy, with major revisions, 1980
7 Draft copy no.4, second draft, May 1980
8 Typed final draft, undated
9 Correspondence, 1978-86

Series 52

The long night watch, 1980-87

Methuen Children’s Books published The long night watch in 1983. It was nominated for the U.K. Carnegie Medal in 1984 and shortlisted for the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award. It won the inaugural National Children’s Book Award given in association with the Adelaide Festival.

This series contains drafts, notes, photocopies and correspondence. The correspondents include Jennifer Rowe (Angus and Robertson).

Folder
1 Typed draft, discarded
2-3 Typed draft, 1980
4 Typed draft, copy no. 4
5 Typed draft, copy no.5
6 Correspondence, 1980-87

Series 53

A city out of sight, 1980-96

Angus and Robertson published A city out of sight in 1984 and reprinted by the Dominion Press Hedges and Bell in 1986.

This series contains drafts and correspondence. The correspondents include Jennifer Rowe.

Folder
1 Typed draft, August 1983
2 Correspondence , 1980-96

Series 54

Christmas in the tree, 1976-88

Christmas in the tree was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1985. This series contains drafts, notes, and correspondence relating to the book. The correspondents include Marilyn Malin and Hodder and Stoughton.

Folder
1-2 Typed draft entitled ‘Father Christmas hail to thee’, 1976-78
3 Typed draft, 1978
4 Typed draft. Detailed revisions, 1978-80
5 Typed draft, detailed revisions, 1980
6 Typed draft, detailed revisions, 1980
7 Draft copies 2, 3 and 5, 1980
8 Typed draft, revised, 1980
9 Draft copy 2, 3, and 4 entitled A Christmas melodrama
10 Draft, revised entitled Father Christmas hail to thee, 1981
11 Typed draft, revised entitled Christmas in the tree
12 Correspondence, 1978-81

Series 55

Rachel, 1985-91

Angus and Robertson published Rachel in 1986. It was nominated for the U.K. Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the U.K. Guardian Award in 1987.

This series contains various drafts and related correspondence.

Folder
1 Typed draft, 1985
2 Typed draft, revised, 1985
3 Typed draft, copy no. 3 1985
4 Correspondence, 1985-91

Series 56

Blackbird, 1986-96

Farrar, Straus & Giroux published Blackbird in the United States in 1988. It was published in Australia by Mammoth Australia in 1992. The book was the runner up for the Premier’s Award for Children’s Literature, State of Victoria, 1992.

This series contains drafts and correspondence.

Folder
1-2 Typed draft with extensive handwritten rewrites
3 Typed draft with handwritten corrections
4 Typed draft copy no.1, February 1987
5 Typed draft, copy no. 3, July 1987
6 Typed draft, copy no. 1, November 1987
7 Typed draft, copy no. 2, November 1987
8 Publisher’s copy, with layout specifications
9 Typed draft
10-11 Page proofs
12 Correspondence, 1986-96

Series 57

The mysterious world of Marcus Leadbeater, 1987-91

Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the United States first published The mysterious world of Marcus Leadbeater in 1990. The book was published in Australia by Mammoth Paperback in 1991. It was an Australian Children’s Book Council Notable Book for 1992.

This series contains drafts and page proofs.

Folder
1 Typed draft, 1987
2 Typed draft, 1987
3 Typed draft, copy no. 2
4 Page proofs
5 Draft of Marcus on disc

Series 58

Ziggurat, 1994-96

Penguin Australia published Ziggurat in 1997.

This series contains drafts and notes. Several drafts include comments made by editor Suzanne Wilson of Penguin Books.

Folder
1-2 Typed draft, entitled ‘Son of Canute’, 1994
3-4 Typed draft, entitled Ziggurat, 1995
5 Typed draft, 1995
6 Draft copy no. 3, January 1995
7-8 Ziggurat, version 3
9 Typed draft, July 1995
10 Ziggurat, version 3, November 1995
11 Typed draft, January 1996
12-13 Zigguart, version 4, January 1996
14-15 Ziggurat, version 4. undated
16-17 Ziggurat, version 5, June 1996
18 Final draft, with layout specifications, 1996
19-20 Drafts of Ziggurat on disc

Series 59

Unpublished manuscripts, 1943-86

This series contains drafts, notes, newspaper cuttings and correspondence. Included is a draft of Custard takes a whip which Southall rewrote twenty years later into two books, King of the sticks, (1979) The golden goose (1983). The correspondents include Beatrice Davis, Alec Bolton, Judith Fischer and Barbara Ker Wilson.

Folder
1 ‘The wandering eye’, typed draft, 1940
2 ‘The wandering eye, typed draft, 1940
3 The Untouchables’, 1943-45. Abandoned draft. Some of the material was later incorporated into Simon Black in China
4 ‘The Untouchables’, undated
5 ‘The Untouchables’, undated
6 ‘Chubby and Tubby’, handwritten draft with layout specification, 1949
7 Labyrinth, typed draft, undated
8 Typed draft of Labyrinth
9 Typed draft of Labyrinth
10 Correspondence relating to Labyrinth, 1949-60
11 Handwritten draft, ‘Custard Takes A Whip’, 1958
12 Typed draft of ‘Custard Takes A Whip’, undated
13 Typed draft manuscript, retitled ‘Boy With A Whip’, 1960
14 ‘Boy With A Whip’, 1956
15 Correspondence, 1958-60
16 ‘The city and the tower’, draft, and correspondence, 1962
17 Correspondence relating to ‘The city and the tower’, 1962-63
18 ‘Crisis at Crowville’, handwritten draft, 1964
19 ‘Crisis at Crowville’, draft copy no. 1, 1964
20 ‘Crisis at Crowville’, draft copy no. 2, 1964
21 ‘Crisis at Crowville’, draft copy no. 3, 1964
22 Correspondence relating to ‘Crisis at Crowville’, 1964-65
23 ‘Knickerbockers, handwritten draft chapters 1-4, 1964
24-25 Typed draft of ‘Knickerbockers’undated
26 Correspondence relating to ‘Knickerbockers’, 1964
27 ‘Deadline’, 1960
28 ‘Debbie’, 1973-76
29 ‘Debbie’
30 ‘Queen Story’, undated
31 ‘Richard Lyon and company’, undated
32 ‘Catnap’, handwritten draft, 1980

Series 60 Talks, essays and related correspondence, 1955-80
This series comprises talks, reviews, speeches, itineraries and related correspondence. Subjects include book of the year acceptance speeches; bush brothers in the outback, Australian Volunteers Abroad; the private world of the writer and writing for children. The correspondents include Community Aid Abroad, the Australian Red Cross Society, the University of New South Wales, the University of British Columbia, the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, the Australian Society of Authors, the Literature Board, the Children’s Book Council, the International Students Centre and the South Australian Fellowship of Writers.
Folder
1 1963-67
2 1964-68
3 1967-70
4 1971-73
5 1973-74
6 1974
7 1976-78
8 1978-80
9 US Tour, 1968
10 Overseas Tour, 1971
11 Overseas Tour, 1971-74
12 Correspondence, 1965-67
13 Correspondence, 1955-64
14 Correspondence, 1964-66
15 Correspondence, 1966-67
16 Correspondence, 1967-69
17 Correspondence, 1969-70
18 Correspondence, 1970-71
19 Correspondence, 1970-71
20 Correspondence, 1971-72
21 Correspondence, 1972-73
22 Correspondence, 1973-74
23-24 Correspondence, US Lecture Tour, 1973-74
25 Correspondence, 1974-77
26 Correspondence, 1974-77
27 Correspondence, 1975-76
28 Correspondence, 1979-85
29 Correspondence, 1985-90

Series 61

Diaries and notebooks, 1944-81

There are 23 volumes of diaries, appointment diaries, financial record books and notebooks. They contain story outlines, plot ideas, telephone numbers, appointments with publishers and dates for book launches, speech nights and lectures.
Folder
1 Notebook containing draft articles, notes and short stories for Parson On The Track, 1961, 1967
2 Journal, 1948-64; Literary Accounts, 1968-72
3 Notes of the Day, 1945; Ideas Book; various address books
4 Appointment books
5 Collins Mid-Year Diary, 1970-73
6 Budget tax books, appointment books and journal, 1975-81
7 Midyear Diaries, 1970-73

Series 62 Newspaper cuttings, 1914-75
This series contains newspaper cuttings organised by subject including reviews of Southall’s books.
Folder
1 Petrov Inquiry, 1954
2 Geographical, 1953-55
3 Space, 1955
4 Australiana, 1953-54
5 Ships, 1953
6 Aircraft, 1953-58
7 Space Flight, 1957-65
8 Atomic, 1953-54
9 Nature, 1953-54
10 Historical, 1953-54
11 Miscellaneous, 1953-54
12 Space, 1968
13 Aborigines, 1956-71
14 War, 1945-52
15 Allans Music Publishers, 1932-50
16 Ailsa Laurence, 1943-73
17-18 V Day, 1945
19 Reviews, 1968-70
20 Books Reviews, 1962-63
21 Cuttings of Ivan Southall’s reviews for The Age, 1965-71
22 Reviews, 1965-67
23 Photocopied newspaper cuttings of early stories by Ivan Southall, 1932
24 Miscellaneous cuttings including an interview with Ivan SouthalSouthall, 1973-74
25 Miscellaneous cuttings including a short story by Ivan Southall, 1942
26 Disabled Children, 1962-65
27 Return of the Astronauts, 1971
28 Military bases, 1961
29 Miscellaneous cuttings, including an interview on Southall, 1914-70
30 Miscellaneous cuttings, new events, 1975
31 Reviews of Ash Road, 1961

Series 63 Book reviews, 1955-73
This series contains draft reviews written by Southall for the Age.
Folder
1-4 Reviews, 1955-73

Series 64 Printed material, 1940-85
This series contains copies of Southall’s journals, pamphlets and children’s book catalogues.
Folder
1 The Bush Brother, 1962-68
2 Booklets on the Battle of Britain and infantry training, 1940-84
3 Tourist pamphlets on Canada and Australia, undated
4 Album of magazine cuttings of the stars of early Australian theatre, undated
5-6 Flying Saucer Review, 1955-57
7 St Martin’s Book Catalogue for Children, 1966-70
8 The Horn Book Magazine, 1968-71
9 Angus and Robertson catalogues, 1956-72
10 Macmillan, 1971-72
11-14 Australian Book Review, 1962-71
15 Methuen, 1967-70
16 Patchwork Magazine, 1970
17 Oxford Books children’s catalogue, 1968-74
18 Lansdowne children’s catalogue, 1965-71
19 School Magazine, 1970
20-21 Miscellaneous children’s reviews and catalogues, 1963-74
22 Australian and British Book catalogues, 1962-71

Series 65 RAAF papers, 1939-61
This series comprises notes, RAAF pamphlets, naval publications, maps and course notes. (10 folders)

Series 66 Business papers, 1960-85
This series contains banking papers, taxation papers, and correspondence. The major correspondents are J. C. Williams and O’Brien, the solicitors for his first wife, and Robert Paul and Anderson Real Estate Developer. (14 folders)

Series 67 Photographs, 1945-96
The series includes personal and family photographs, including photographs during Southall’s period with the RAAF and in London. (4 folders)

Series 68 Subject files, 1905-98
Newspaper cuttings, photocopies, notes, printed material and associated correspondence organised by subject. The correspondents include Jocelyn Moorhouse and Barbara Ker Wilson.
Folder
1 Aboriginal Book, 1972
2 Aboriginals, 1960
3 Airlines, 1962
4 Australian War Memorial, 1948-51
5-6 Awards, 1981-87
7 Bibliography, 1998
8-12 Biography, 1973-88
13 Box Hill City, undated
14 Circulars, 1975-76
15-16 Commissioned works, 1950-64
17 Competitions, 1962-67
18-19 Film and Television, 1975-92
20-23 Journalism course notes, undated
24 Kingsford-Smith, 1965
25-26 Lila Stephens, undated
27 Literacy year, 1990
28 Mendi Project, 1961-67
29 Methodist Church material, 1957-75
30 Monbulk, 1956
31 Motorist Magazine commercial (undated)
32 John Stuart Mould, 1957-60
33 Naval and military clubs, 1973-84
34 Positions, 1956-62
35 Publishing, 1966-95
36 Quiz, undated
37-39 Sermons, undated
40-41 Stolen Generation, 1934-38
42 Unesco, 1972
43 Wayside Chapel of the Cross, 1966
44 Youth Advisory Council, 1957
45-46 Youth Organisations, 1956-58
47 Upwey High School, 1971

Series 69 Miscellaneous papers, 1945-75
This series contains an artist’s sketch of Southall, photocopies, correspondence, notes, cards, one folder of appointments, publisher’s circulars, a banner and detailed maps of Australia. (16 folders/items)

Box List

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3-8

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10 (folio)

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11

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1-3

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