Guide to the Papers of Bill Scott


MS 9664 and MS Acc11.067

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Bill Scott
Papers of Bill Scott
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 9664 and MS Acc11.067
1.65 metres (11 boxes)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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

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Finding Aid Source(s)

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Collection Retrieval Advice

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Item Descriptions

Class MS 9664. Original Consignment

Consists mainly of correspondence, with sketches, drawings, poems, songs, edited text, editors' suggestions, newspaper articles, invitations, notices of writers' gatherings, cards, and invitations to speak at functions interspersed throughout the papers.

Comprises 6 boxes.

Class MS Acc11.067. Consignment Added 2011

BMC Festival - Folklaw conference (KURING - GAI), 1986 (File) - Box 1

Four Radio Features broadcast ABC (File) - Box 1

Dogs (File) - Box 1

TELSTRA (File) - Box 1

Bank + Pension (File) - Box 1

Palmer River research relevant to script "The Explorer Safari" (File) - Box 1

Manuscript - 'My Uncle Arch' stories - "My Uncle Arch Other People" (File) - Box 1

Folder of 'My Uncle Arch' stories (File) - Box 1

UQP - "The Banshee and the Bullocky" and "Pelicans and Chihuahaus" correspondence (File) - Box 1

Manuscript for part of "Many Kinds of Magic" (File) - Box 1

Manuscript for "Complete book of Australian Folklaw" (File) - Box 2

Manuscript, Illustrations and Correspondence for "Flies, Lies Strange Big Fish" Allen and Unwin (File) - Box 2

"Group Flashing" - early unpublished novel (bound) (File) - Box 2

"Nothing Quite So Pleasant" - early novel, unpublished (bound) (File) - Box 2

Manuscript, various articles, talks, stories for "Many Kinds of Magic" (File) - Box 3

The Writers Train 1992 we kept the schedule exactly! (File) - Box 3

Correspondence RE Folklaw Dictionary - University of Western Australia (File) - Box 3

Planning of Folklaw Institute, Correspondence with Bill Hauritz, director of Maleny and Woodford Folk Festivals, Member of QLD Folklaw Federation (File) - Box 3

Magpie Seminar - 1990 (File) - Box 3

Manuscript for Penguin Songbook. Original first draft of part 'Tough' (File) - Box 3

University of New England - writing for Young Australians (letters and notes) (File) - Box 3

Correspondence and Manuscript "Second Penguin book of humerous verse" (File) - Box 3

Folklaw - Complete manuscript (File) - Box 4

Correspondence with Prof. Jan Van Brunwand Utah RE Folklaw (File) - Box 4

"The Brave Companions" - Early unpublished novel for children (File) - Box 4

Manuscript for "Many kinds of magic" (File) - Box 5

Manuscript for "Brother and Brother" - poetry, published by Jacaranda Press, Brisbane (bound) (File) - Box 5