Guide to the Papers of Joan Phipson

MS 6244

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Show allonly 1

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

File 1. Good luck to the rider, 1953 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 2. The Boundary riders, 1962 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

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

File 4. Crew of the Merlin, 1966 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 5. Pam the lamb, 1966 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 6. Peter and Butch - original script and correspondence, 1968-1969 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 7. Peter and Butch, 1969 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 8-9. Peter and Butch, 1969 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 10-12. Haunted night, 1970 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 13. The Palfrey people's show, 1972 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 14. Bass and Billy Martin - research notes, correspondence and photographs, 1970-1972 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 15-18. Bass and Billy Martin, 1972 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 19. Polly's tiger - typescript and galley proofs, 1973 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 20. The Way home - ms and typescript, 1973 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 21. The Way home, 1973 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 22-24. Helping horse, 1974 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 25-27. Helping horse - galley proofs, 1974 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 28. Bennelong - research notes and typescript, 1975 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 29-30. Bennelong, 1975 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 31-33. The Cats, 1976 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 34. Hide till daytime, 1977 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 35-36. When the city stopped, 1978 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 37-38. When the city stopped - galley proofs, 1978 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 39. Fly into danger - ms, correspondence and typescript, 1976-1978 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 40. Fly into danger - correspondence and typescript, 1976-1978 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 41. Fly into danger - galley proofs, 1977 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 42-43. Fly free, 1979 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 44. No escape - first draft, 1979 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 45. Mr Pringle and the prince, 1979 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 46-47. A Tide flowing, 1981 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 48-50. The Watcher in the garden, 1982 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 51. The Watcher in the garden - galley proofs, 1982 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 52. Beryl the rainmaker, 1984 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 53-55. Hit and run, 1984-1985 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 56. The Grannie season, 1985 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 57-59. Dinko, 1985 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 60-61. Dinko, 1985 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 62. Bianca, 1987 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Unpublished Works Show allonly 1

File 63. The Sheep stealers - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 64. Search for a hero by Margaret Thring - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 65. Tilbin - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 66. Skimming the surface - ms draft, 1980 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 67. Skimming the surface, 1980 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

Series 3. Short Stories and Works for Radio and Television Show allonly 1

File 68. 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. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 69. Radio plays: Flood level; One hundred and one nights - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 70-72. Dr Mac - scripts of radio serial - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 73. Radio commercials - Box 10 Show allonly 1

Correspondence with the ABC

File 74. All the rest of my life - television script, 1966-1967 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

Series 4. Correspondence and Other Papers Show allonly 1

File 75. 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 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 76. 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 - Box 10 Show allonly 1