Guide to the Papers of Kevin Gilbert

MS 2584

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Kevin Gilbert
Papers of Kevin Gilbert
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 2584
0.3 metres (2 ms 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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Kevin Gilbert, National Library of Australia, MS 2584, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Original consignment comprises Folder 1. Further papers added in 1981 (Folders 2 - 16).

Item Descriptions

File 1. "The cherry pickers" typescript of an Aboriginal play - Box 1

File 1. "Cry of love" 30 poems - Box 1

File 1. "The gods look down" short play - Box 1

File 1. "The blush of birds" - Box 1

File 1. "Everyman should care" - Box 1

File 1. "Eternally Eve" - Box 1

File 1. "Evening of fear" - Box 1

File 1. Entry for Judy Inglis essay competition, 1969 - Box 1

File 2-5. "Living Black" interviews prepared by K. Gilbert as the basis for his book - typescripts, c.1977 - Box 1

File 6. "Living Black" proofs of interviews - Box 1

File 7. Correspondence: approximately 19 letters 8 being copies of letters written by K.G. and memoranda of agreements with publishers, 1973-1977 - Box 1

File 8. "People and Legends" manuscript; final draft edited by the publishers only, 1978-1979 - Box 1

File 9-10. "Because a white man'll never do it" galley proof, c.1973 - Box 2

File 11-13. "Because a white man'll never do it" typescript draft, some corrections - Box 2

File 14. "Ghosts in Cell 10" play, unpublished in handwritten draft, plus typescript, 1979 - Box 2

File 15. "Kids poems" material collected by Gilbert, possibly for future publication - manuscripts and typescripts - Box 2

File 16. Book reviews, 1976-1979 - Box 2