Guide to the Papers of Joan Phipson

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MS 6244

National Library of Australia

Created: November 1989

Collection Summary

Creator
Joan Phipson
Title
Papers of Joan Phipson
Date Range
1953-1987
Collection Number
MS 6244
Extent
1.4 metres (10 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

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).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Joan Phipson, National Library of Australia, MS 6244, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.

Provenance

This collection was acquired by the Library, between 1980 and 1989.

Biographical Note

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.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Published Works

Unless otherwise stated the folders contain corrected typescript drafts of the works in question.

Good luck to the rider, 1953 (File 1) - Box 1

The Boundary riders, 1962 (File 2) - Box 1

Birkin, 1965 (see also folio package of designs and illustrations) (File 3) - Box 1

Crew of the Merlin, 1966 (File 4) - Box 1

Pam the lamb, 1966 (File 5) - Box 1

Peter and Butch - original script and correspondence, 1968-1969 (File 6) - Box 1

Peter and Butch, 1969 (File 7) - Box 1

Peter and Butch, 1969 (File 8-9) - Box 2

Haunted night, 1970 (File 10-12) - Box 2

The Palfrey people's show, 1972 (File 13) - Box 2

Bass and Billy Martin - research notes, correspondence and photographs, 1970-1972 (File 14) - Box 3

Bass and Billy Martin, 1972 (File 15-18) - Box 3

Polly's tiger - typescript and galley proofs, 1973 (File 19) - Box 3

The Way home - ms and typescript, 1973 (File 20) - Box 4

The Way home, 1973 (File 21) - Box 4

Helping horse, 1974 (File 22-24) - Box 4

Helping horse - galley proofs, 1974 (File 25-27) - Box 4

Bennelong - research notes and typescript, 1975 (File 28) - Box 5

Bennelong, 1975 (File 29-30) - Box 5

The Cats, 1976 (File 31-33) - Box 5

Hide till daytime, 1977 (File 34) - Box 5

When the city stopped, 1978 (File 35-36) - Box 5

When the city stopped - galley proofs, 1978 (File 37-38) - Box 6

Fly into danger - ms, correspondence and typescript, 1976-1978 (File 39) - Box 6

Fly into danger - correspondence and typescript, 1976-1978 (File 40) - Box 6

Fly into danger - galley proofs, 1977 (File 41) - Box 6

Fly free, 1979 (File 42-43) - Box 6

No escape - first draft, 1979 (File 44) - Box 6

Mr Pringle and the prince, 1979 (File 45) - Box 7

A Tide flowing, 1981 (File 46-47) - Box 7

The Watcher in the garden, 1982 (File 48-50) - Box 7

The Watcher in the garden - galley proofs, 1982 (File 51) - Box 7

Beryl the rainmaker, 1984 (File 52) - Box 8

Hit and run, 1984-1985 (File 53-55) - Box 8

The Grannie season, 1985 (File 56) - Box 8

Dinko, 1985 (File 57-59) - Box 8

Dinko, 1985 (File 60-61) - Box 9

Bianca, 1987 (File 62) - Box 9

Series 2. Unpublished Works

The Sheep stealers (File 63) - Box 9

Search for a hero by Margaret Thring (File 64) - Box 9

Tilbin (File 65) - Box 9

Skimming the surface - ms draft, 1980 (File 66) - Box 9

Skimming the surface, 1980 (File 67) - Box 9

Series 3. Short Stories and Works for Radio and Television

Short stories: The Barkers have an idea; Black dog; The Great pet show, 1982; The Shadow; Battles long ago; The River; The Tree, 1984; Unfinished story - untitled, nd. (File 68) - Box 10

Radio plays: Flood level; One hundred and one nights (File 69) - Box 10

Dr Mac - scripts of radio serial (File 70-72) - Box 10

Radio commercials (File 73) - Box 10

Correspondence with the ABC

All the rest of my life - television script, 1966-1967 (File 74) - Box 10

Series 4. Correspondence and Other Papers

Letters from Margaret Horder (Mrs Arthur Freeman), illustrator, 1965-1977. Mostly written from Palma de Majorca, Spain, 1973-1977. Includes two photos and some designs (File 75) - Box 10

Miscellaneous papers, including the autobiographical "Just a silkworm" from the Something about the author series, 1986. Also includes typescript article "Thames", a photocopy of a poem "Progress" and an untitled typescript of a talk (File 76) - Box 10


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