National Library of Australia
The collection relates mainly to the research for and publication of her book Astronauts, lost souls and dragons. Papers relating to her earlier book Beyond Chinatown, and four certificates issued by the Chinese Nationalist Party (the Kuomintang) are also included.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1608838).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Diana Giese, National Library of Australia [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.
The papers of Diana Giese were purchased in October 1997.
Diana Giese has worked in publishing in London and Sydney for various companies, including Macmillan, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press, Pandanus Books and Brandl & Schlesinger. She has written six books, including Astronauts, Lost Souls and Dragons (University of Queensland Press, 1997), Beyond Chinatown (National Library of Australia, 1995) and A better place to live (Freshwater Bay Press, 2009). Diana runs her own publishing consultancy, offering project management, editing, oral history, writing and publishing expertise. She has worked with many writers to help them develop their work, as a literary journalist for major newspapers and ABC Radio, and has also served on several writers' festivals and prize committees.
In her community history work, Diana has collaborated with libraries, museums and archives all over Australia. She organises public programs with diverse ethnic communities: Reclaiming the Past (1996-2001 at the Museum of Sydney), Living Library (2002-2004, Fairfield Libraries) and Travel at Home cultural tours (2004-present, Mosman Community College). Her oral and community history work for the National Library includes the country-wide overview, Post-War Chinese Australians and the Khmer Community in Australia interviews.
Source: Diana Giese, 2010
Comprises correspondence, drafts, photographs, proofs, scripts and illustrations. Most of the collection relates to Giese's books Astronauts, lost souls and dragons, Beyond Chinatown and to others on which she has collaborated with writers such as Stanley Hunt, on the first full-scale Chinese-Australian autobiography. There is also material relating to the National Library of Australia's Post-war Chinese Australians oral history project, notably on the Kwong Sue Duk family history video produced by members of the family as well as material on the Fong On family, the Hou Wang Temple at Atherton, Queensland, and four certificates issued by the Chinese Nationalist Party (the Kuomintang) relating to Liu Lung.
Contained in 9 boxes, 1 folio item.
This series comprises material relating to the book Astronauts, lost souls and dragons, published by University of Queensland Press, 1997 (328p). Much of the book was based on oral history interviews with a number of Chinese Australians, with the focus on the recent past, largely since World War II. Through these interviews, Giese explored the history of the Chinese in Australia, and sought to identify what it meant to be Chinese Australian in the 1990s.
Includes correspondence with Curtis Brown and University of Queensland Press.
Includes correspondence with Laurie Muller, Judy McDonald, Felicity Shea (editor).
Includes correspondence, notes of phone conversations, biographical notes, copies of articles, transcripts of interviews, photographs, genealogical notes, drafts of chapters and other papers.
Correspondents include Billy Lee Long (Cairns), Judith Leong (Townsville), Bishop George Yep (Townsville), Russell Jack (Bendigo), King Fong (Sydney) and Mabel Lee. Drafts include corrections and suggestions by Yasmine Gooneratne, Warren Lee Long, William Fong, Judith Leong and Jim Bardon.
Correspondents include Bill O'Chee, Judith Leong and University of Queensland Press.
Includes film documentary project brief, biographical notes, list of photographs, transcripts of interviews, draft scripts, list of images and final script, 1995-96.
Includes first draft (Sept. 1995), first paste-up (typescript, manuscript and photocopies), typescript read by Barbara Brookes (March 1996), drafts of each chapter with amendments, proofs with small editorial amendments, final clean proofs.
This series comprises material relating to the book Beyond Chinatown, published by the National Library of Australia, 1995 (58p). The book was based on oral history interviews, together with European documents, official reports, newspaper articles, Administrator's letters and contemporary theses, and explored the evolution of Darwin's Chinatown area.
Liu Lung first visited Australia from China in 1902. He settled there in 1912.
In China in 1905, all previous revolutionary groups were merged into the revolutionary party called Tung Meng Hui, or Society of Common Cause. Lui Lung joined this party in his native village of Chungshan, Kwangtung. In 1919, Tung Meng Hui was renamed Kuomintang. In 1920, Lui Lung was appointed Secretary of the Sydney branch of the Kuomintang. He went on to be elected a member of the 8th and 9th Executive Committees of the Australian General Branch (1931, 1932), and elected to the 11th Supervisory Committee of the Kuomintang (1935).
Lui Lung died in Australia in 1978.
Comprises correspondence and edited typescript drafts relating to Giese’s collaboration with a member of the Chinese community, Stanley Hunt, on his autobiography titled From Shekki to Sydney, and with a member of the Polish Jewish community, George Sternfeld, on his autobiography titled Chocolate to Anzac biscuits. Also included is the cover of Giese’s 1997 book, Astronauts, lost souls and dragons.
Contained in 2 boxes.