Guide to the Papers of William Hart-Smith


MS 1480

National Library of Australia

Created: November 1978

Collection Summary

William Hart-Smith
Papers of William Hart-Smith
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 1480
0.69 metres (1 ms box + 3 archive boxes)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of William Hart-Smith, National Library of Australia, MS 1480, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Alphabetical correspondence files

Correspondence with poets, writers, academics and others, arranged generally in labelled, itemized groups alphabetically by correspondent.

Percy Watts Rule and P.Neville Barnett (File 1-50, 53-4, 56, 79-89)

James K. Baxter (File 727-8,777)

Charles Brasch (File 90-112)

Henry Brennan (File 113-155)

Vincent Buckley (File 158-163)

Nancy Cato (File 164-166)

Bob Chapman (File 167-171)

Clem Christesen (File 172-187, 191-195)

Darcy Cresswell (File 196)

Allen Curnow (File 197-203)

Norma L. Davis (File 204)

James Devaney (File 205)

Basil Dowling (File 206-8)

Roger Duff (File 209-222)

John K. Ewers (File 223-4)

A.R.D. Fairburn (File 225-8)

W.E. Fitzhenry (File 156, 229-41)

Dame Mary Gilmore (File 242-50)

Denis Glover (File 251-58)

H.M. Green (File 259-64)

Percy Watts Rule and Frank Harris (File 265-83)

Max Harris (File 284)

J.R. Hervey (File 285-96)

Dorothy Hewett (File 297-305)

Hella Hofmann, Frank Hofmann and Helen Shaw (File 306-348)

Ngaire Hogan (File 349-57)

N.F. Hoggard (File 358-70, 769-770)

Monte Holcroft (File 371-2)

Guy Howarth (File 373-88)

W. Flexmore-Hudson and Myrtle Flexmore-Hudson (File 389-496)

Rex Ingamells (File 497-631)

Lou Johnson (File 632-49)

Eric Jolliffe (File 650-51)

Nancy Keesing (File 652-54)

Lili Kraus and Otto Mandl (File 655-75)

Pat Lawlor (File 676-87)

Australian Literature Society Award (File 688-96)

Dr G. Mackaness (File 697-8)

Walter McElroy (File 702-5)

Miscellaneous letters (File 706-82)

T. Inglis Moore (File 783-5)

Alan Mulgan (File 786-94)

Prof. Walter Murdoch (File 795-99)

Arthur Murphy (File 800-1)

W. Malton Murray (File 802-6)

Lynne O'Callaghan (File 807-66)

W.H. Oliver (File 867-79)

Gloria Rawlinson (File 880-969)

Prof. Winston Rhodes (File 970-6)

Roland Robinson (File 977-1005)

Dr Colin Roderick (File 76-78, 1006-8)

Theo Schoon (File 1009-1011)

Miss B. Shackleton (File 1012-14)

Mary Hart-Smith (File 1015-1174)

Letters home: Aust.-N.Z., 1959-1960 (File 1175-1244)

Douglas Stewart (File 1245-65)

Bill Sutton (File 1266-7)

Freda Swain (File 1268-72)

Wilfred Thomas (File 1276-7)

Robert Thompson (File 1278-86 and 1288-96)

Edna Tredinnick (File 1299-1300)

L. Edwards (File 51)

D. Eddey (File 57)

H.K. Prior (File 157)

Patricia Excell (File 188-9)

Colin McCahon (File 699-701)

John Thompson (File 1287)

Allen Elliott (File 1297)

Ian Tilbrook (File 1298)

Unidentified (File 1273-5)

Series 2. Other papers

Correspondence relating to Hart-Smith's work as tutor organiser for Adult Education and caretaker of Timaru Museum, 1948-1954. Annual reports and brochures of the Adult Education Dept. South Canterbury District, 1948-1952. MS of poems, 1939; photographs of Hart-Smith and of Aborigines in the Northern Territory; theatre and concert programs; pamphlets on the Communist Party of Australia; Focus, bulletin of the Timaru Film Society 1953-1954; reviews on Frank Harris and various newspapers and magazines. Correspondence with A.D. Hope. 7 diaries, 1948-1954, kept by Hart-Smith during the years as tutor organiser for Adult Education and caretaker of the Timaru Museum.