National Library of Australia
Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1357656).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Joan Phipson, National Library of Australia, MS 6244, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.
This collection was acquired by the Library, between 1980 and 1989.
Joan Phipson was born in Sydney in 1912 and spent much of her early life travelling in Europe and India with her parents. On her return to Australia she was a pupil at Frensham School, and later a librarian there. After studying journalism by correspondence she worked for Reuters in London. After again returning to Australia and serving in the W.A.A.F. as a telegraphist, she married Colin Fitzhardinge in 1944.
The couple settled on a property in central western New South Wales where Joan began writing children's books. Her first of over thirty publications was Christmas in the sun, published in 1952. Since then she has received considerable international acclaim and her work has been recognised by a number of awards and honours.
Unless otherwise stated the folders contain corrected typescript drafts of the works in question.
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