Guide to the Papers of David Martin

MS 6885, MS Acc04.139, MS Acc05.132

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of David Martin
Date Range
1915-1997
Collection Number
MS 6885, MS Acc04.139, MS Acc05.132
Extent
13.86 metres (99 boxes, 1 folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

There are papers relating to all of Martin's published works, which include novels, poetry, children's books, short stories, non-fiction and TV and radio scripts. Many of the works include notes, synopses, research material, work outlines and edited drafts, illustrating Martin's creative processes. Those works with more substantial papers have been listed separately. Complementing this material is a large number of cuttings, mostly reviews, relating to these works.

A large collection of both personal and business correspondence is included. Martin corresponded with many of Australia's well known authors, some of whom became personal friends. There is also correspondence with editors, publishers and literary agents, providing a good insight into the processes involved in getting works to the publication stage and beyond.

There is a large collection of cuttings accumulated by Martin of his contributions to newspapers and journals over the course of his career, dating from 1942. It should be noted that during the earlier part of his career, Martin also published works under the name Ludwig Detsinyi, Louis Detsinyi, Louis Destiny and Louis Adams.

Martin's wife, Richenda, was closely involved in his work and her editorial comments have been included with many of his drafts.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1111685).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 David Martin, National Library of Australia [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The main body of David Martin Papers was acquired partly under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme and partly by outright purchase by the National Library in September 1983. Additional instalments were purchased over the period 1985-97. The papers document the long career of one of Australia's most prolific writers.

Arrangement

Martin's arrangement of the correspondence has been retained. An index to correspondents in Series 2, literary correspondence, can be found in Appendix I,(under Related Documentation tab)and to Series 4, political activities can be found in Appendix II.(under Related Documentation tab)

Martin's correspondence includes a number of letters from MirjamMichaelis. Also held in the Manuscript Section at MS 8466 is a collection of letters from David Martin to MirjamMichaelis, 1937-83, which were donated to the Library by Michaelis.

The Library's Oral History Collection holds a number of tapes relating to Martin. A list of these can be found in Appendix III(under Related Documentation tab)

Bibliography

David Martin's published works include: 1942 Battlefields and girls 1946 Tiger Bay 1946 The shoes men walk in 1946 The shepherd and the hunter 1949 Birth of a miner 1950 The stones of Bombay 1953 From life 1954 Rob the robber 1958 Poems of David Martin 1938-58 1961 Spiegel the cat 1962 The young wife 1963 Eight by eight 1965 The hero of too 1966 The gift: poems 1959-65 1967 The King between 1968 The idealist 1969 Where a man belongs 1970 On the road to Sydney 1971 Hughie 1972 Frank and Francesca 1972 Gary 1973 The Chinese boy 1974 The cabby's daughter 1974 Katie 1975 Mister P and his remarkable flight 1977 The devilish mystery of the flying mum 1978 The man in the red turban 1978 I'll take Australia 1978 The mermaid attack 1980 I rhyme my time 1981 Foreigners 1983 Peppino 1984 Armed neutrality for Australia 1985 The girl who didn't know Kelly 1987 Fox on my door 1987 The kitten who wouldn't purr 1988 Clowning Sim 1991 My strange friend: an autobiography 1993 David Martin's Beechworth book: poems

Biographical Note

David Martin was a novelist, poet, playwright, journalist, editor, literary reviewer and lecturer.

He was born in Budapest, Hungary on 22 December 1915, one of twin sons, to Leo and Hedwig Detsinyi. He was given the name Ludwig and his brother Rudolph. He adopted the name of David Martin after he moved to England.

Martin was educated in Germany and during his last year at school he wrote his first poem. He left Germany in 1934, travelling to Holland, where he worked on the reclamation of the Zuider Zee, spent time in Hungary and lived in Israel on a kibbutz. In 1937 he travelled to Spain where he served as a volunteer in the medical service of the International Brigade of the Spanish Republican Army, his poor eyesight preventing him from more active service.

In 1938 Martin joined his father in London, working in his clothing factory. Although he spoke no English on his arrival, he was a gifted linguist and within twelve months was publishing poetry, which he had written in English. In 1941 he was employed in Glasgow as a correspondent with the Daily Express. He returned to London where he was employed by the European Service of the BBC until 1944, and in 1945-47 he was literary editor of Reynolds News. In 1948 he travelled to India as British correspondent for the Daily Express. In 1941, Martin married Elizabeth Richenda Powell, great-granddaughter of the Quaker Elizabeth Fry. They had one son, Jan.

In 1949 the family moved to Australia. They settled in Melbourne, where Martin commenced work as a freelance journalist and editor of The Australian Jewish News. He quickly became part of Australian literary and political life. He joined the Communist Party in 1951, was active until 1956 and remained a member until 1959, when he was asked to resign.

Apart from several trips overseas, Martin was to spend the rest of his life in Australia. He continued to work in journalism, both in Australia and overseas. He had weekly current affairs columns in Free Press (1951-52) and the Sunday Observer (1969-71) and was foreign correspondent for the Indian newspaper Hindu (c1946-67) and for the Canadian newspaper The Montreal Star (c1966-69). In addition, he contributed an enormous number of articles, short stories and reviews to a variety of newspapers and journals, covering a diverse range of topics.

His first book - a collection of his poetry - was published in 1942. He went on to publish a number of books, which included further collections of his poetry, novels, short stories, children's books, plays and his autobiography. It is a remarkable achievement that he was able to write so successfully in such a variety of genres. Many of his works have been published overseas and some have been adapted for theatre and television.

For a number of years, Martin lectured on literary related topics for the Victorian Centre for Adult Education. As well as lecturing, Martin was often approached to speak about his work at literary events and to community groups.

In the Times Literary Supplement of 24 December 1964, Martin was referred to as 'Australia's outstanding literary acquisition from post-war migration' and in The Age of 10 March 1979, Walter McVitty referred to Martin as 'a writer who continues to enrich Australian literature in general and serious children's literature in particular'. Both these statements reflect the high esteem in which Martin was held by the literary community.

In 1988, Martin was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to Australian literature. He also won the Patrick White Award in 1991 and was given an Emeritus Award by the Literature Fund of the Australia Council in 1996.

David Martin died in Beechworth, Victoria, on 1 July 1997.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 6885. Original consignment Show allonly 1

The bulk of the collection details Martin's tremendous literary output during the course of his career. There are papers relating to all of Martin's published works. These include notes, synopses, research material, edited drafts and reviews. There is a large collection of personal and business correspondence. Included is correspondence with family, editors, publishers and literary agents. Martin also corresponded with many well known Australian authors and included in the collection are letters from Phillip Adams, June Factor, Miles Franklin, Dame Mary Gilmore, Dorothy Hewett, Ken and Amirah Inglis, Nancy Keesing, John Manifold, Leonard Mann, Tom Inglis Moore, Pixie O'Harris, A.A. Phillips, Katharine Susannah Prichard and Kylie Tennant. Also included is a large collection of cuttings of Martin's contributions to newspapers and journals over the course of his career, dating from 1942..

Series 1. General correspondence, 1937-91 Show allonly 1

This series comprises a large collection of business correspondence and personal correspondence from both family and close friends. In some instances, Martin had arranged the correspondence into separate files. Mostly, however, the correspondence is interfiled. Family correspondents include Martin's father and mother, his sisters, his twin brother Rudolph Detsinyi, his wife Richenda, his son Jan and his cousin Charles Hayes. Folders 6-9 in particular contain a number of letters from Martin's family. Family friends include Bill Irwin, journalist and newspaper editor and Dr MiryamMichaelis. After emigrating to Israel, Michaelis commenced writing poetry in German and Hebrew. Many of her letters are in German. There is also correspondence from the Kingsbury family in India, for whom Martin set up a program of financial support.

Prior to 1969, Martin filed business correspondence, correspondence relating to political activities and academic correspondence separately to general correspondence. These categories of correspondence can be found at Series 3, 4 and 5 respectively. After this date, Martin filed all correspondence together. Until 1977, he also filed literary correspondence separately and this can be found at Series 2. After this date letters from writers were included in general correspondence, and many of the writers listed in Appendix I(under Related Documentation tab) can also be found in this Series, Other notable writers in this series include Ralph de Boissière, Lloyd Davies, Elizabeth Jolley, Walter McVitty and Olive Pell.

General correspondence is arranged chronologically by year. Until 1969, the papers are arranged chronologically within the year. After 1969, Martin filed the papers alphabetically within the year.

File 1-5. Correspondence: Dr Miryam Michaelis, 1937-83 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 6. General correspondence, 1946-54 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 7. General correspondence, 1955-56 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 8. General correspondence, 1957 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 9. General correspondence, 1958 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 10. General correspondence, 1959 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 11-12. General correspondence, 1960 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 13-14. General correspondence, 1961 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 15. General correspondence, 1962 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 16-17. General correspondence, 1963 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 18. General correspondence, 1964 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 19. General correspondence, 1965 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 20. General correspondence, 1966 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 21. General correspondence, 1967 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 22. General correspondence, 1968-69 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 23-24. General correspondence, undated, for the period 1946-68 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 25-28. Personal and general correspondence, 1969-76 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 29-32. General correspondence, 1970-71 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 33-37. General correspondence, 1971-72 - Box 5, 6 Show allonly 1
File 38-44. General correspondence, 1972-73 - Box 6, 7 Show allonly 1
File 45. Correspondence: Charles and Rowena Hayes, 1972-74 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 46. Letters from Martin to his wife, while on a trip to New Zealand, 1973 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 47-50. General correspondence, 1973-74 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 51-57. General correspondence, 1974-75 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 58-62. General correspondence, 1975-76 - Box 8, 9 Show allonly 1
File 63-64. General correspondence, 1976 (A-L only included) - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 65-66. Letters from Martin to his wife, while on a trip to Europe, 1977 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 67. Correspondence: Kingsbury family of India, 1977 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 68. Correspondence: Bill and Dorothy Irwin, 1979-84 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 69-72. General correspondence, 1977-78 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 73-76. General correspondence, 1978-79 - Box 10, 11 Show allonly 1
File 77-80. General correspondence, 1979-80 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 81-84. General correspondence, 1980-81 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 85-86. General correspondence, 1981-82 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 87-90. General correspondence, 1982-83 - Box 12, 13 Show allonly 1
File 91-93. General correspondence, 1983-84 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 94-97. General correspondence, 1984-85 - Box 13, 14 Show allonly 1
File 98-100. General correspondence, 1985-86 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 101-104. General correspondence, 1986-87 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 105-109. General correspondence, 1987-88 - Box 15, 16 Show allonly 1
File 110-112. General correspondence, 1988-89 - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 113-115. General correspondence, 1989-90 - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 116. Congratulatory letters sent to Martin on his receiving the Patrick White Award, 1991 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Literary correspondence, 1950-77 Show allonly 1

During the course of his career, David Martin corresponded with many well-known writers, a number of whom became close friends, and this correspondence is contained in this series. Martin's alphabetical arrangement of the correspondence has been retained. An index to major correspondents can be found in Appendix I (under Related Documentation tab)of this guide.

After 1977, Martin filed all correspondence together and literary correspondence after this date can be found in Series 1, general correspondence.

File 1. Literary correspondence, A - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 2. Literary correspondence, B - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 3. Literary correspondence, C - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 4. Literary correspondence, D-F - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 5. Literary correspondence, G - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 6-7. Literary correspondence, H - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 8. Literary correspondence, I-J - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 9. Literary correspondence, K - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 10. Literary correspondence, L - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 11-13. Literary correspondence, M - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 14. Literary correspondence, N-O - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 15. Literary correspondence, P - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 16. Literary correspondence, Q-R - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 17-18. Literary correspondence, S - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 19. Literary correspondence, T - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 20. Literary correspondence, U-Z - Box 20 Show allonly 1

Series 3. Business correspondence, 1946-71 Show allonly 1

The bulk of this series comprises correspondence relating to the publication of Martin's works, including his books, reviews, short stories and articles. Included is correspondence with publishers, editors, literary agents and theatrical and film companies. Also included is correspondence with newspaper editors and readers' letters relating to Martin's column in The Sydney Observer, 1970-71.

Publishers Martin dealt with on a regular basis over a number of years included Cassell, Curtis Brown, Hodder and Stoughton, Jacaranda Wiley, Macmillan, Outback Press, Penguin Books, Thomas Nelson and University of Queensland Press.

After 1969, business correspondence can be found in Series 1, general correspondence.

File 1. Business correspondence, 1946-51 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 2. Business correspondence, 1952-54 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 3. Business correspondence, 1955-59 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 4. Business correspondence, 1960 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 5. Business correspondence, 1961 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 6. Business correspondence, 1962 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 7. Business correspondence, 1963 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 8-9. Business correspondence, 1964 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 10-11. Business correspondence, 1965 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 12-13. Business correspondence, 1966 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 14. Business correspondence, 1967-68 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 15-16. Business correspondence, 1969 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 17. Readers letters to Martin about his column in the Sunday Observer, 1970-71 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 18. Business correspondence, undated - Box 22 Show allonly 1

Series 4. Correspondence relating to political activities, 1951-69 Show allonly 1

Martin was interested in a wide range of social issues, including anti-semitism, communism, the anti-hanging movement, Amnesty International and the Vietnam War. This small series consists of letters from political figures and organisations relating to these issues. An index to correspondents in this series can be found at Appendix II (under Related Documentation tab)of this guide.

After 1969, correspondence relating to political activities can be found in Series 1, general correspondence.

File 1. Correspondence relating to political activities - Box 22 Show allonly 1

Series 5. Academic correspondence, 1951-69 Show allonly 1

The correspondence in this series consists mainly of letters from educational institutions regarding Martin's participation in literary events. Also included is correspondence from the Victorian Council of Adult Education and the Melbourne University, Department of English regarding Martin's employment as a lecturer, correspondence from students and a letter from Percy Cerutty dated 16 February 1956.

After 1969, academic correspondence can be found in Series 1, general correspondence.

File 1. Academic correspondence - Box 22 Show allonly 1

Series 6. Spiegel the cat, 1952-71 Show allonly 1

Spiegel the cat is a narrative poem for children, based on a story by Gottfried Keller and illustrated by Roderick Shaw. It was published by Cheshire, Melbourne in 1961. The poem was also published by Cassell, London in 1969, without illustrations, and by Clarkson N. Potter, New York in 1971, with illustrations by Roy McKie.

File 1-2. Notebooks - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 3. Script, by Martin, for the radio play of the book, 1952 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 4. Original illustrations for the book, by Cedric Flower - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 5. Reviews: Australian publication, 1961-62, United Kingdom publication, 1971 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 6. Copy of Die heute von Seldwyla, by Gottfried Keller, published in Munich in 1921, copies of the English and American publications - Box 23 Show allonly 1

Series 7. The poems of David Martin, 1938-58, 1956-59 Show allonly 1

A collection of Martin's poetry, published by Edwards & Shaw, Sydney in 1958. Included in this series are pages from a bound copy of the book produced by Book House Publishers, Melbourne, with the title 'The dragon of Bendigo and other poems, 1938-58' and dated 1956. It appears that publication of the book was taken over by Edwards & Shaw of Sydney sometime after this date.

File 1-2. Edited typescripts of poems - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited loose pages from 'The dragon of Bendigo and other poems, 1938-58', 1956 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 4. Reviews, 1958-59 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

Series 8. The young wife, 1960-81 Show allonly 1

A novel, The young wife was published by Macmillan, London in 1962 and launched in Melbourne by Kylie Tennant. Martin also wrote a stage play based on the book. It was the first Australian play to be commissioned by J.C. Williamson's and was first performed at the Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne in 1966. In 1981, Judith and Brian Bell scripted a 75 minute video play version of the book. Linda Aronson wrote the script for a television drama based on the book, which was produced and directed by Oscar Whitbread and screened on SBS-TV in 1984.

File 1-2. Source material, synopsis and early manuscript and typescript - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited typescript: first draft of novel - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited typescript: final draft, 1960 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 5. Script of the stage play - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 6. Script of the video play, 1981 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 7. Television script - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 8-9. Reviews of the book: Australia (1962-63) and United Kingdom (1962) Reviews of the television series, 1984 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 10-11. Reviews of the play, 1966-69 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 12. Photographs from the stage play production at the Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, 1966 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 13. A copy of Gabriele Müller's MA thesis entitled 'David Martin's novel The young wifeand its two levels of reading, Heidelberg, Germany, 1988 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 14. Beta video cassette of the television production Show allonly 1

Series 9. The hero of Too, 1964-76 Show allonly 1

The hero of Too was published by Cassell, Melbourne in 1965. The novel was also released simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Cassell, London under the same title and in the United States by William Morrow, New York under the title The hero of the town. In 1974, Paul Sherman wrote a stage play based on the novel.

File 1-3. Edited typescript of the novel - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 4-8. Edited typescript of the novel, 1964 - Box 28, 29 Show allonly 1
File 9. Scripts of the stage play: 1974, 1975 and 1976 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 10-12. Reviews: Australia, 1965 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File. United Kingdom, 1965 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File. United States, 1965 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

Series 10. Where a man belongs, 1969 Show allonly 1

The novel Where a man belongs was published by Cassell, Melbourne in 1969. The book was launched by A.A. Phillips at the Melbourne Town Hall on 6 March 1969.

File 1. Outline - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 2-4. Edited typescript - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 5. Reviews, 1969 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

Series 11. On the road to Sydney, 1969-71 Show allonly 1

In 1969, during a period of readjustment after returning from two years in Europe, Martin hitchhiked from Melbourne to Sydney, in order to rediscover Australia. On the road to Sydney, published by Nelson, Melbourne in 1970, recounts his journey.

File 1-7. Research material: newspaper cuttings, maps, booklets and pamphlets - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 8. Diaries kept by Martin while on the trip - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 9-10. Edited typescript - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 11-13. Photographs and negatives, mostly black and white, taken by Martin on the trip, 1969 - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 14-15. Reviews, 1970-71 - Box 33 Show allonly 1

Series 12. Hughie, 1971-75 Show allonly 1

A children's novel about a young aboriginal boy, Hughie was illustrated by Ron Brooks and published by Macmillan, Melbourne in 1971. The novel received a commendation from the judges of the 1972 Children's Book of the Year. In 1973, Cliff Green wrote a screenplay adaptation of the novel. The book was also published by St Martin's Press, New York in 1971, Blackie, London in 1972 and Mladost, Zagreb in 1975, with the title Tajanstvenazmijapredaka.

File 1. Research material, notes and synopsis - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 2-3. Edited typescript - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 4. Reviews, 1971-72 - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 5. Script for screenplay, 1973 - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 6. Copy of the Yugoslavian publication - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 1. Promotional poster - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1

Series 13. Frank and Francesca, 1972-77 Show allonly 1

Frank and Francesca, a children's novel, was published by Thomas Nelson, Melbourne in 1972. It was also published in the United Kingdom (Blackie, Glasgow 1973), in France (Hachette, 1975) and in Germany (ThienemannsVerlag, 1975). Oriel Gray adapted the novel into a six-part television series, which screened on ABC-TV in 1973.

File 1. Notes and outline - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 2. Edited typescript - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 3. Reviews: Australia (of both the book and the television series), 1972-73, Germany, 1977 - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 4. Copies of the German and French publications - Box 34 Show allonly 1

Series 14. The Chinese boy, 1971-74 Show allonly 1

The Chinese boy is a children's historical novel, set in the goldfields of Victoria and New South Wales. It was published by Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney in association with Brockhampton Press, England in 1973.

File 1. Research material: notes, journal articles, newspaper cuttings, pamphlets and correspondence, 1971- 72 - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 2. Outline, synopsis and notes - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 3-4. Edited typescript - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 5. Reviews, 1973-74 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

Series 15. The cabby's daughter, 1974-75 Show allonly 1

A children's historical novel, The cabby's daughter was set in Beechworth in 1903 and illustrated by Ron Brooks. It was published by Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney in association with Brockhampton Press, England in 1974.

Note: the working title for this novel was 'Bess and her father'.

File 1. Notes and outline - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 2. Edited typescript: first draft, copy A - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited typescript: first draft, copy B - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited typescript: second draft, copy A - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 5. Edited typescript: second draft, copy B with Richenda Martin's comments - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 6. Edited typescript: third draft - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 7. Reviews, 1974-75 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Series 16. Katie, 1975-76 Show allonly 1

A children's short story, Katie was written by David and Richenda Martin and illustrated by Noela Young. It was published by Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney in association with Brockhampton Press, England in 1974.

File 1. Edited typescript and galley proofs - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 2. Reviews, 1975-76 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Series 17. Mister P and his remarkable flight, 1974-88 Show allonly 1

Mister P and his remarkable flight, a children's novel, was illustrated by Astra Lacis and published by Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney in 1975. The novel was also published in the United Kingdom in 1988 by Macdonald, with the title Mr P street pigeon.

File 1. Note cards and research material - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 2. Synopsis and notes, 1974 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited typescript - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited typescript: second revision, with Richenda Martin's comments, 1974 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 5. Reviews: Australia, 1976, United Kingdom, 1988 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Series 18. The devilish mystery of the flying mum, 1976-77 Show allonly 1

A children's fantasy novel, The devilish mystery of the flying mum, was published by Thomas Nelson, Melbourne 1977.

Note: the working title for this novel was 'The rotten bad fairy of Sydney'.

File 1. Research notes and segments of edited typescript - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 2. Correction notes, written by Richenda Martin - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited typescript: first draft - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited typescript - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 5. Author's proofs, 1976 - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 6. Reviews, 1977 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Series 19. The man in the red turban, 1976-79 Show allonly 1

A children's novel, illustrated by Genevieve Rees, The man in the red turban was published by Hutchinson, Melbourne in 1978.

File 1. Outline and notes - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 2. Research notes and synopsis, 1976 - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited typescript: first draft, with Richenda Martin's comments - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited typescript: second draft - Box 41 Show allonly 1
File 5. Edited typescript: third draft, with publisher' editing and author's comments - Box 41 Show allonly 1
File 6. Edited galley proofs - Box 41 Show allonly 1
File 7. Reviews, 1978-79 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Series 20. The Mermaid attack, 1978-79 Show allonly 1

The mermaid attack, a children's novel, was published by Outback Press, Melbourne in 1978.

Note: the working title for this novel was 'The mermaid commune'

File 1. Synopsis and research material - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 2. Edited typescript: first draft - Box 42 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited typescript, with Richenda Martin's comments - Box 42 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited typescript: second draft, incorporating Richenda Martin's comments - Box 42 Show allonly 1
File 5. Corrected master typescript - Box 43 Show allonly 1
File 6. Edited galley proofs, 1978 - Box 43 Show allonly 1
File 7. Photocopy of typeset pages - Box 43 Show allonly 1
File 8. Reviews, 1979 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Series 21. Foreigners, 1982-83 Show allonly 1

Foreigners, is a collection of short stories focusing on the issues facing migrants settling in Australia. It was published by Rigby, Adelaide in 1981.

File 1. Rough notes of ideas for several of the stories - Box 43 Show allonly 1
File 2. Newspaper cuttings of reference material and typescripts of four stories not included in the book - Box 43 Show allonly 1
File 3-7. Edited typescript: drafts of each story - Box 43, 44 Show allonly 1
File 8-9. Edited typescript: publisher's copy with Martin's final corrections - Box 44 Show allonly 1
File 10. Reviews, 1981-82 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Series 22. Peppino, 1983-84 Show allonly 1

Peppino, is a children's novel in three parts, illustrated by Guy Mirabella and published by Hutchinson, Melbourne in 1983. The first and second parts of this novel were originally published separately by Rigby, Adelaide as Peppino says goodbye (1980) and Peppino turns his luck (1982). The third part of the novel is entitled 'Peppino in the tobacco wars'.

File 1. Edited typescript for Peppino turns his luck - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 2-3. Edited typescript for 'Peppino in the tobacco wars' - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited galley proofs for Peppino - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 5-6. Proofs of final typeset for Peppino - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 7. Reviews of Peppino, 1983-84 - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 8. Two copies of a 'Books on Cassette' recording of Peppino turns his luck, read by John Warnock - Box 45 Show allonly 1

Series 23. Armed Neutrality for Australia, 1981-90 Show allonly 1

In a complete departure from his children's books and novels, Martin's book,Armed neutrality for Australia outlined his ideas on strategic defence policies for Australia. Published by Dove Communications, Blackburn, Victoria in 1984, the book was well received, and Martin was invited to speak on the topic of armed neutrality at numerous seminars, forums and conferences.

Martin was involved in the formation of the Australian Association for Armed Neutrality, which was launched in October 1987, with Sir Keith Hancock as patron. Also included in this series are papers relating to the Association. They comprise notes of meetings, correspondence, media releases, seminar flyers, forum papers and a draft of the constitution.

Correspondence for the period 1981-87 is included in the series, arranged alphabetically by year. This relates to Martin's research for the book, dealings with the publisher and requests to appear as guest speaker, as well as correspondence relating to the Australian Association for Armed Neutrality. Correspondents include Phillip Adams, Ross Babbage, Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop, Dorothy Green, Sir Keith Hancock and Geoff Sharp (editor of Arena).

File 1-4. Reference material - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 5. Notes and outline - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 6-9. Edited manuscript and typescript: first draft (incomplete, as some sections were included in the second draft) - Box 46, 47 Show allonly 1
File 10-20. Edited manuscript and typescript: second draft - Box 47, 48 Show allonly 1
File 21-23. Copies of segments of the second draft, with comments by Ross Babbage, Peter King, Graham Oke and Richenda Martin. Also included is editorial comment from Penguin Books and a reader's report from Allen and Unwin, 1982-83 - Box 49 Show allonly 1
File 24. Notes and correspondence with Drummond Books relating to the release of the book, 1984 - Box 49 Show allonly 1
File 25-26. Reviews, 1984-85 - Box 49 Show allonly 1
File 27. Transcript of an interview with Martin about the book, by Dave Davies, Beechworth, 1985. Article by Martin entitled 'Australia armed and neutral? Debate updated', which was published in Arena 73, 1985 Flyers for seminars on armed neutrality - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 28-31. Correspondence, 1981-83 - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 32-34. Correspondence, 1984-86 - Box 50, 51 Show allonly 1
File 35-39. Correspondence, 1987 - Box 51 Show allonly 1
File 40-41. Newspaper cuttings and notes on Australian and international defence issues, 1984-88, Article by Martin entitled 'Armed neutrality - Australia's alternative' which appeared in Peace Dossier No. 10, August 1984 - Box 52 Show allonly 1
File 42. Manuscript and typescript notes for a number of lectures given by Martin on the topic of 'Armed neutrality for Australia', 1985-90 - Box 52 Show allonly 1
File 43. Australian Association for Armed Neutrality: administrative papers, 1987-91 - Box 52 Show allonly 1
File 44. Copies of issues 1-6 (Apr 1988-Dec 1990) of Armed Neutrality Review, the publication of the Australian Association for Armed Neutrality, for which Martin was the Executive Director - Box 53 Show allonly 1
File 45. Miscellaneous journal articles on the topic of armed neutrality, 1988 - Box 53 Show allonly 1
File 45. Copy of Aspects of Australia's defence, edited by Max Teichmann and published by the Political Studies Association, Monash University in 1966. Contains a chapter by Martin entitled 'Armed neutrality'. - Box 53 Show allonly 1

Series 24. The girl who didn't know Kelly, 1985-86 Show allonly 1

A children's historical novel, The girl who didn't know Kelly is set in Beechworth in the 1880s. It was published by Hutchinson, Melbourne in 1985.

File 1. Notes and synopsis - Box 53 Show allonly 1
File 2-4. Outline - Box 53 Show allonly 1
File 5-11. Edited manuscript and typescript: early draft - Box 53, 54 Show allonly 1
File 12-15. Edited manuscript and typescript - Box 54, 55 Show allonly 1
File 16. Segments of edited typescript, with Richenda Martin's editorial notes - Box 55 Show allonly 1
File 17. Reviews, 1985-86 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

Series 25. Fox on my door: a journey through my life, 1987-88 Show allonly 1

Martin's autobiography was written in story form for children and illustrated by his son, Jan Martin. It was published by Collins Dove, Melbourne c1987.

File 1. Outline, notes and 1 x 5¼” computer disk - Box 55 Show allonly 1
File 2. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapters 1-2 - Box 55 Show allonly 1
File 3. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapters 3-4 - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 4. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapters 5-6 - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 5. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapters 7-8 - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 6. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapter 9 - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 7. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapters 10-11 - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 8. Edited manuscript and typescript: chapters 12-13 - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 9. Edited typescript: final draft, readers report by Walter McVitty - Box 56 Show allonly 1
File 10. Reviews, 1987-88 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

Series 26. Clowning Sim, 1989-94 Show allonly 1

Clowning Sim is a children's novel published by Collins Dove, Melbourne in 1988. The novel was adapted as a television mini-series entitled Clowning around. Written by Tony Cavanagh and produced by Barron Films, it screened in 1992. The book was also published in 1993 by X-egem, Prague under the title Klaunnacestach.

File 1. Research material - Box 57 Show allonly 1
File 2. Outline, synopsis and 1 x 5¼” computer disk - Box 57 Show allonly 1
File 3-6. Typescript: uncorrected copy of first draft, with Richenda Martin's comments - Box 57, 58 Show allonly 1
File 7-10. Edited typescript: first draft - Box 58 Show allonly 1
File 11. Edited typescript: final draft - Box 58 Show allonly 1
File 12. Reviews of the book, 1989-90 - Box 58 Show allonly 1
File 13. Script of television adaptation: revised first draft, Jan 1990 - Box 59 Show allonly 1
File 14. Script of television adaptation: second draft, Apr 1990 - Box 59 Show allonly 1
File 15. Script of television adaptation: revised third draft, Jun 1990 - Box 59 Show allonly 1
File 16. Script of television adaptation: fifth draft polish, May 1992 - Box 59 Show allonly 1
File 17. Reviews of the television series, 1992-94 - Box 59 Show allonly 1
File 18. Copy of the X-egem publication - Box 59 Show allonly 1

Series 27. My strange friend: an autobiography, 1987-92 Show allonly 1

Martin's second autobiography was published by Pan Macmillan, Chippendale, New South Wales in 1991.

File 1-2. Research material and notes - Box 60 Show allonly 1
File 3-9. Typescript: mostly uncorrected first draft comprising one complete copy (pages 1-587) and a copy of segments (pages 228-602), which relate to the United Kingdom, India and Australia - Box 60, 61 Show allonly 1
File 10-20. Edited typescript: first draft, with Richenda Martin's notes and comments (pages 1-600) - Box 61, 62 Show allonly 1
File 21. Notes for publisher; Photocopy of a letter from Sir Walter Crocker, 1987; 3 x 5¼” computer disks, 1991 - Box 63 Show allonly 1
File 22. Papers relating to the launch of the book by Dennis Pryor in Melbourne, June 1991 - Box 63 Show allonly 1
File 23. Reviews, 1991-92 - Box 63 Show allonly 1

Series 28. David Martin's Beechworth book: poems, 1991-93 Show allonly 1

The book contains twenty-seven poems by Martin about Beechworth and was illustrated by students from Beechworth Secondary College. It was published by David Lovell, Melbourne in 1993 and launched in Beechworth by Cliff Green.

This series includes many drafts and revisions of each poem, showing clearly Martin's creative processes at work.

File 1. Notes and early manuscripts of poems - Box 63 Show allonly 1
File 2-8. Edited manuscript and typescript: includes early drafts of poems - Box 63, 64 Show allonly 1
File 9. Edited typescript, with Richenda Martin's editorial comments, 1991 - Box 64 Show allonly 1
File 10-11. Edited typescript - Box 64 Show allonly 1
File 12. Reviews, 1993 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

Series 29. Other published works, 1942-81 Show allonly 1

This series relates to other published works by Martin, for which there are relatively few papers. Each title is listed separately and they are presented in chronological order by year of publication.

File 1. Battlefields girls, a small collection of Martin's anti-fascist poems, published by William MacLellan, Glasgow, 1942. Reviews, 1942-53; Included is a hand written review by the Scottish poet Hugh McDiarmid; two copies of the book - Box 65 Show allonly 1
File 2. The shoes men walk in. Martin's first book of prose, an autobiographical collection of short stories, published by Pilot Press, London in 1946. Reviews, 1946-47. Copy of the book Bookseller's catalogues, 1946 - Box 65 Show allonly 1
File 3-4. Tiger Bay.A novel, published by Martin Reid, London, 1946. The novel was also serialised in the Reynolds News, London in 1947. Reviews, 1947, cuttings of the serialised version, copy of the book - Box 65 Show allonly 1
File 5-6. The shepherd and the hunter. Play written by Martin and performed in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia; Published by Allan Wingate, London in 1946. Reviews of performances, 1946-53; Photographs of the performance at the Unity Theatre, Kings Cross, London in 1946; Programs, 1946-47; Copy of the published version of the play - Box 65 Show allonly 1
File 6. Birth of a miner. Play performed in Sydney in 1949 at the New Theatre. The play was originally commissioned by the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. Program and poster - Box 65 Show allonly 1
File 7. The stones of Bombay. A novel set in modern India, published by Allan Wingate, London in 1950. Also published in German by Dietz Verlag, Berlin (hardcover) and Roman-Zeitung (softcover) in 1954. Reviews, 1950-51, Copies of the German publications, Copy of Wingate catalogue, 1950 - Box 65 Show allonly 1
File 8. From life: selected poems of David Martin.A small collection of Martin's poetry, published by Current Book Distributors, Sydney in 1953, with aforeward by Dame Mary Gilmore.Reviews, 1953-54, Two copies of the book - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 9. Rob the robber. Political lampoon in verse, published by J. Waters, Melbourne in 1954. Published anonymously, using the pseudonym of 'Spinifex'. Reviews, 1954, Copy of the book - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 10. Eight by eight, Collection of poems by eight Australian poets, including Martin. Published by Jacaranda Press, Brisbane in 1963; Reviews, 1963-65 - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 11. The gift: poems 1959-65.Collection of poetry by Martin, published by Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1966; Reviews, 1966 - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 12. The King between, anovel, published by Cassell, Melbourne in 1966. Also published with this title in the United Kingdom and in the United States by Crown Publishers, New York with the title, The littlest neutral; Reviews, 1966 - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 13. The idealist. A narrative poem in rhyming couplets, illustrated by Shane Porteous and published by Jacaranda Press, Brisbane in 1968, reviews, 1968-69 - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 14. Gary. Children's book, illustrated by Con Aslanis and published by Cassell, Melbourne in 1972. Part of a reading scheme entitled, Patchwork Paperbacks, devised by Cassell, Australia for use by adolescent remedial readers, reviews, 1972-73 - Box 66 Show allonly 1
File 15. I'll take Australia. Introduction and text by Martin to a book of posthumously published photographs of Australia taken by Georg Lindstrom; Published by Jacaranda Press, Brisbane in 1978, reviews, 1978-81 - Box 67 Show allonly 1
File 16. I rhyme my time. Poetry by Martin for adolescents, illustrated by Robert Ingpen and published by J-acaranda Press, Brisbane in 1980, reviews, 1980-81 - Box 67 Show allonly 1
File 17. The kitten who wouldn't purr: Children's story in verse illustrated by Mark Payne, and published by Macmillan, Melbourne in 1987. Small segment of edited typescript, copy of the published work - Box 67 Show allonly 1

Series 30. Poetry, 1942-89 Show allonly 1

Martin's first and last published works were collections of his poetry. Throughout his career he continued to write poetry and as well as further collections of his poems, his work was published widely in anthologies, journals and newspapers. This series comprises drafts of his poetry and a large number of cuttings from journals and newspapers of his published poems. Included are a number of Martin's early poems written in German, which were published under his original name of Ludwig Detsinyi. He also published under the name Ludwig Adams. Included is a 1938 cutting of the German text of a song entitled Lied der Jaramafront, written by Martin in Spain. According to Martin, this song went on to become very popular, selling thousands of records, especially in Eastern Europe. Also included are English translations by Ralph Traill of Martin's German poems.

See also Series 32, Periodicals.

File 1-3. Manuscripts and typescripts of poems written in German - Box 67 Show allonly 1
File 4. Photocopies of Martin's poems published in Europe before the outbreak of World War II - Box 67 Show allonly 1
File 5. Translations by Ralph Traill of Martin's German poems, 1989 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

1. The other song

2. Italians

3. Song of the Jarama front

4. Watch word

5. Dressing Station

6. Asturian I

7. Asturian II

8. Before the battle

9. Peter

10. The new style of the pious mercenary

11. Federico Garcia Lorca

12. The four sons

13. Jack Shirai

14. Devout

15. Memory

16. Do you hear?

17. Living is fine

18. Song of the Grandees

19. Song of the Peasants

20. Gonsalez Lopez Nunes

21. Blinded in Spain

22. Moscow speaks

23. Dedicated to Ralph Fox

24. The splendid days of Aranjuez

25. 10709

26. Forgotten in Paris

27. Greeting

28. Once

29. Liesel Hermann

30. It will come

31. On the retreat

32. At the White House

33. The prisoner

34. In Flanders

35. Russell Street

36. Drought

37. The hour demands

38. Ballad of the Royal Air Raid shelter

File 6-7. Manuscripts and typescripts of poems, c1942-63 - Box 68 Show allonly 1
File 8. Cuttings of poems published overseas, 1942-57 - Box 68 Show allonly 1
File 9. Cuttings of poems published in Australia, 1949-81 - Box 68 Show allonly 1
File 10. Cuttings of articles which mention Martin's poetry, 1946-62; Notes taken from reviews of Martin's poetry - Box 68 Show allonly 1
File 11. Reviews and a copy of Rhyme and reason, a collection of poetry edited by Martin and published by Fore Publications, London in 1944. Copy of New world, new song: a selection of poems from the left, edited by Martin and published by Current Book Distributors, Sydney in 1955 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

Series 31. Short stories, 1945-86 Show allonly 1

Martin was a prolific writer of short stories, which were mainly published in journals and newspapers. This series comprises a large collection of cuttings containing short stories written by Martin. There are also typescripts of a number of these stories, mostly undated.

See also Series 32, Periodicals

File 1. Cuttings from the 1940s - Box 69 Show allonly 1
File 2. Cuttings from the 1950s - Box 69 Show allonly 1
File 3. Cuttings from the 1960s-70s - Box 69 Show allonly 1
File 4. Cuttings from the 1980s - Box 69 Show allonly 1
File 5-14. Typescripts of short stories - Box 69, 70 Show allonly 1

Series 32. Periodicals, 1941-88 Show allonly 1

A collection of periodicals containing articles, poetry and short stories written by Martin.

File 1. Out Time, 1941-46 - Box 70 Show allonly 1
File 2. Argosy, 1943 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 2. Poetry Quarterly, 1944 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 2. Seven, 1944 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 2. Tattoo (Glasgow) c1940s - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 3. Chambers' Journal, 1943-45 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 3. Theatre Newsletter, 1946 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 3. New Theatre, 1947-49 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 3. New Life, 1948 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 3. Thought, 1949 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 4. Unity, 1949-51 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 4. Verse in Australia, 1958-59 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 4. Mainstream, 1959 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 4. Junior 7 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 4. Million - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 5. Overland, 1954-62 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 6. Meanjin, 1951-61 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 7. Australian Letters, 1962 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 7. 20th Century: an Australian Quarterly Review, 1963 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 7. Westerly, 1963 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 7. Russian script magazine, 1960 - Box 71 Show allonly 1
File 8. Quadrant, 1960-73 - Box 72 Show allonly 1
File 9. The Bridge, 1967-71 - Box 72 Show allonly 1
File 10. Walkabout, 1970 - Box 72 Show allonly 1
File 10. Southerly, 1970-81 - Box 72 Show allonly 1
File 11. School Library Bulletin, 1978 - Box 72 Show allonly 1
File 11. Overland, 1976-88 - Box 72 Show allonly 1
File 12. Outrider, 1984 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

Series 33. Newspaper and journal articles, 1942-86 Show allonly 1

Martin was a prolific contributor to newspapers and journals. Apart from short stories and reviews, he contributed articles on a diverse number of topics, indicating his wide ranging interests. These topics included national and international politics, human rights, travel, current affairs, education, Australian defence, Asian culture and literature. This series comprises a large collection of cuttings of articles written by Martin for a wide range of journals and newspapers. Martin's own arrangement of the cuttings has been retained.

From 1949 to 1966 Martin was Australian correspondent for the Indian newspaper Hindu, contributing regular articles about Australian issues and from 1966 to 1969 he was Australian correspondent for the Canadian newspaper the Montreal Star. Included are cuttings of articles from both these newspapers.

Martin also wrote weekly current affairs columns for Free Press (1951-52) and the Melbourne Sunday Observer (1969-71) and cuttings of these columns are included.

Note: Letters from readers of the Sunday Observer column can be found at Series 3, folder 17.

File 1. Articles published in Australia about Australia, 1950-86 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 2. Articles published in Australia about overseas, 1949-69 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 3. Articles published overseas, not about Australia, 1945-68 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 4. Articles published overseas, about Australia, 1949-69 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 5. Articles published in the Hindu, 1949-67 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 6. Articles published in the Montreal Star, 1966-69 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 7. Literary articles, 1958-79 - Box 73 Show allonly 1
File 8. Meanjin articles, 1955-74 - Box 74 Show allonly 1
File 9. Overland articles, 1960-84 - Box 74 Show allonly 1
File 10-11. Articles from the Sunday Observer, 1969-71 - Box 74 Show allonly 1
File 12-13. Miscellaneous articles, 1942-88 - Box 74 Show allonly 1
File 14. Letters to the editor, 1946-81 - Box 74 Show allonly 1
File 15. Typescripts of feature articles, mostly relating to India, dating from 1949 - Box 74 Show allonly 1
File 16. Typescripts of articles - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 1. Cuttings from the Ferntree Gully Boronia and District Free Press, 1951-52. Martin contributed a weekly local current affairs column, entitled 'Martin's column' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 2. Copies of the Sydney Jewish News, 1949 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Cuttings from The Listener (1943) and the London Reynolds News (1944), containing articles by 'Louis Destiny.' (David Martin) - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous cuttings, 1950-70 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1

Series 34. Book reviews, 1945-85 Show allonly 1

During the course of his career, Martin reviewed an enormous number of books. The genres were varied and included biographies, poetry collections, fiction, non-fiction, travel writings and social commentaries. He occasionally reviewed theatre as well. This series comprises a large collection of newspaper and journal cuttings of book and theatre reviews written by Martin. Martin's own arrangement of the cuttings has been retained.

File 1. Reviews in Reynolds News and New Life, 1945-48 - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 2. Reviews in Meanjin, 1953-70 - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 3. Reviews in Overland, 1959-80 - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 4. Book reviews in the Bulletin, 1962-69. Theatre reviews in the Bulletin, 1964-65 - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 5. Reviews in the Australian by 'Louis Adams' (David Martin), 1964-65. Reviews in the Australian, 1965-71 - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 6. Reviews in The Age, 1966-71 - Box 75 Show allonly 1
File 7. Cuttings of miscellaneous reviews, 1959-71 - Box 76 Show allonly 1
File 8. Cuttings of miscellaneous reviews, 1971-76 - Box 76 Show allonly 1
File 9. Cuttings of miscellaneous reviews, 1975-85. Typescripts of reviews - Box 76 Show allonly 1

Series 35. Unpublished novels and children's books Show allonly 1

The series contains drafts of unpublished novels, plays and other works by Martin, many to quite an advanced stage and mostly undated.

The works have been listed in alphabetical order, by working title, with miscellaneous material at the end.

File 1-2. Abbie: children's novel, Notes, worksheet, and edited typescript (199pp) - Box 76 Show allonly 1
File 3. The adventures of Dinkum the kangaroo: children's story, illustrated by Vane Lindesay - Box 76 Show allonly 1

Proofs. Soft cover booklet of part of the story, complete with illustrations and published by Book House, Melbourne, typescript of a play based on the book (18pp)

File 4. The breakout: children's novel about Spain. Edited typescript (83pp) - Box 76 Show allonly 1
File 5-6. Charles and Rowena, or, Old love, novel synopsis, and notes, edited typescript (141pp) - Box 77 Show allonly 1
File 7-8. The couple: novel synopsis and notes. Edited typescript (244pp) - Box 77 Show allonly 1
File 9. Double game, or,Who loves last: a radio story. Edited typescript (35pp) - Box 77 Show allonly 1
File 10. The endless road: play, edited typescript (14pp), Esther, novel, notes and outline - Box 77 Show allonly 1
File 11. Every man has his price: short story and TV play, typescript of story (12pp), typescript of play (7pp) - Box 78 Show allonly 1
File 12. The first day: collection of 15 short stories, typescripts of each story, separately numbered - Box 78 Show allonly 1
File 13-21. The flea and other stories: a book of stories and sketches for young readers, background material, edited typescripts, 1 computer disk containing drafts of some of the stories (note: contents transferred to Library's record keeping system)Final word processed copy (130pp) - Box 78, 79 Show allonly 1
File 22. The foreigner: novel, 1947, Typescript (54pp) - Box 79 Show allonly 1
File 23. Happy people: novel, outline, edited typescript (164pp) - Box 79 Show allonly 1
File 24-25. Hilda and the Elders, also titled, Hettie and the Elders: novel, notes and outline, edited typescript (123pp) - Box 79 Show allonly 1
File 26. House of love: novel, notes, outline and cuttings, edited typescript (13pp) - Box 80 Show allonly 1
File 27-29. Jimbo: novel, notes, outline and manuscript, edited typescript (133pp) - Box 80 Show allonly 1
File 30-31. The King of Munster, or, The seventh angel: novel, working notes - Box 80 Show allonly 1
File 32-34. The last lap: autobiographical work, Rough notes, edited typescript: second draft, edited word-processed text (60pp) - Box 81 Show allonly 1
File 35. Mad proverbs: collection of verse based on well-known proverbs, notes, edited typescripts of several verses - Box 81 Show allonly 1
File 36-38. The naked truth, or, Luke Kinsburn: novel, synopsis, edited typescript (198pp) - Box 81 Show allonly 1
File 39-40. 1956 novel, 1955-68, research material, notes, outline and synopsis - Box 82 Show allonly 1
File 41. Old McLoughlin: novella, notes and outline, edited typescript (34pp) - Box 82 Show allonly 1
File 42. Peter the thief: children's novel, notes, edited manuscript and typescript (12pp) - Box 82 Show allonly 1
File 43-44. Remission: novel, 1987, notes and outline, edited typescript (113pp) - Box 82 Show allonly 1
File 45-48. Rodeo: novel and play, 1961, Synopsis and letter from Merv Lilley, typescript of play (31pp), typescript of novel (315pp) - Box 82, 83 Show allonly 1
File 49-51. Spain: children's novel with Spanish Civil War theme, notes and outline, edited typescript (121pp) - Box 83, 84 Show allonly 1
File 52. Storm: children's book, rough proof of a story taken from the Soviet children's book The fisherman. Literal translation by Herbert Marshall and put into verse by Martin, Stories written for Jan: illustrated by Jan (Martin's son) as a young child, small manuscript - Box 84 Show allonly 1
File 53. Stories for the very young: collection of children's stories, manuscript and typescripts of several stories - Box 84 Show allonly 1
File 54. The sword has no brother: novel, typescript (61pp) - Box 84 Show allonly 1
File 55-67. A town of many trees: first attempt at a Canberra novel. Intended to be written in four parts - Canberra, India, Hungary and Canberra II, notes, research material, outline and synopsis; Edited typescript (88pp) The lush: second attempt at a Canberra novel, notes, research material, outline and synopsis, edited typescript (50pp) - Box 84, 85, 86 Show allonly 1
File 68-69. The trip: Indian novella, outline and notes, edited typescript (108pp) - Box 86 Show allonly 1
File 70. A woman of riper years: novel, outline, edited typescript (61pp) - Box 86 Show allonly 1
File 71-72. The woman who didn't know: novel, 1976, synopsis edited typescript (115pp) - Box 86, 87 Show allonly 1
File 73-75. Two attempts at an Indian novel, 1980; notes, synopses, travel pamphlets and letters and postcards written by Martin to Richenda while he was on a trip to Sri Lanka and India in 1980; Edited typescripts: - Box 87 Show allonly 1

Love and India (63pp)

Indian novel, 1980 (108pp)

Untitled (54pp)

File 76-77. Untitled collection of children's stories, typescripts of several stories - Box 87 Show allonly 1
File 78-79. Segments of miscellaneous, untitled typescripts - Box 88 Show allonly 1
File 80-84. Miscellaneous notes and ideas for stories - Box 88 Show allonly 1

Series 36. Unpublished scripts Show allonly 1

A small collection of outlines, and scripts for plays, television, and musicals;Listed in alphabetical order by title with untitled works at the end.

File 1. The actress: stage play, notes and outline - Box 88 Show allonly 1
File 2. Cup day: one act musical, notes and outline; Edited typescript (11pp), 'The mirage': an Australian ballet, outline - Box 89 Show allonly 1
File 3. Poem for Laura: radio play, script containing an insert of a short piece of music composed by John Arcot, with words by Martin (43pp) - Box 89 Show allonly 1
File 4. The rising of the men: stage play, c1968, 2 bound copies of edited script (74pp). Includes two short pieces of music composed by John Arcot, with words by Martin - Box 89 Show allonly 1
File 5-6. Several short scripts for plays written while Martin was in the United Kingdom in the 1940s - Box 89 Show allonly 1
File 7-8. Brief outlines and scripts for several plays - Box 89, 90 Show allonly 1
File 9. Outlines for three short films - Box 90 Show allonly 1

Series 37. Radio scripts Show allonly 1

A collection of scripts written by Martin for news broadcasts and radio talks for the BBC in England in the 1940s and for the ABC in Australia in the 1950s. The BBC broadcasts are written under the name 'Louis Detsinyi' (David Martin).

File 1-3. Scripts for BBC news broadcasts, c1943 - Box 90 Show allonly 1
File 4-5. Scripts for ABC news broadcasts and radio talks [1950s] - Box 90 Show allonly 1
File 5. Typescripts of radio talks, written by Martin and presented by Richenda Martin, 1951-54 - Box 90 Show allonly 1

Series 38. Lectures and speeches, 1955-90 Show allonly 1

For a number of years, Martin lectured on literary related topics for the Victorian Centre for Adult Education. As well as lecturing, Martin was often approached to speak about his work at literary events and to community groups. This series comprises a collection of Martin's teaching material, together with notes and text of some of his talks.

File 1-7. Booklets of discussion notes and 3 sets of lecture notes for Centre for Adult Education courses, 1956-66 - Box 91, 92 Show allonly 1
File 8. Syllabus and notes for a Creative Writing course, Wangaratta Centre for Adult Education, 1955-56 - Box 92 Show allonly 1
File 9-10. Miscellaneous lecture notes, 1956-74 - Box 92 Show allonly 1
File 11. Miscellaneous notes and texts for talks, 1961-90 - Box 92 Show allonly 1
File 12. Lecture notes for courses given by Martin as Writer-in-Residence, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1981 - Box 92 Show allonly 1

Series 39. Sociological research, 1956-63 Show allonly 1

A small collection of publications for which Martin undertook the research and writing.

File 1. Love that lasts: marriage guidance booklet, published by the Marriage Guidance Council of Victoria, 1956 (31p), Psychological effects of the “western” film: a study in TV viewing, co-authored with F.E. Emery and published by the Department of Audio-visual Aids, University of Melbourne, 1957 (47pp) - Box 93 Show allonly 1
File 2. Television tension programmes: a study based on a content analysis of western crime, and adventure programmes televised by Melbourne stations, 1960-61, published by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board, Melbourne, 1963 (80pp) - Box 93 Show allonly 1

Series 40. Travel, 1948-86 Show allonly 1

The series contains material accumulated by Martin on trips, both in Australia and overseas. Included are travel notebooks, photographs and travel memorabilia. Some of the notebooks appear to have been used to gather source material for his novels.

File 1. Notebooks of a trip to India, 1948, Notebooks of a trip to Queensland, 1954 - Box 93 Show allonly 1
File 2. Notebooks of a trip to Southeast Asia, 1957-58 - Box 93 Show allonly 1
File 3-5. Photographs and negatives of a trip to Southeast Asia, 1957-58 - Box 93, 94 Show allonly 1
File 6. Published material collected on a trip to Southeast Asia (1957-58). Included are travel guides and a copy of the book Glimpses of the life of Ho Chi Minh, published by Foreign Languages Publishing House, Hanoi in 1958 and autographed by Ho Chi Minh, whom Martin interviewed - Box 94 Show allonly 1
File 7. Small notebook of a trip to the USSR, 1968 - Box 94 Show allonly 1
File 8. Photographs and travel brochures of a trip to New Zealand, 1973 - Box 95 Show allonly 1
File 9-10. Notes, photographs and travel memorabilia from a trip to Europe, 1977-78 - Box 95 Show allonly 1
File 11. Notebook, photographs and travel memorabilia of a hitch hiking trip of NSW undertaken by Martin at the age of 71 in 1986 - Box 95 Show allonly 1

Series 41. Music Show allonly 1

The musical scores, mostly undated, were written specifically for selected poems of Martin. Most of the music has been composed by John Arcot, but there are also compositions by Berkeley Fase, John Gordon, Wendy Hiscocks, Jenifer Mann, Bernard Stevens and Ralph Traill.

File 1. Photographs of musical scores by John Arcot for, Armistice, and Dead man's glory, correspondence with Ralph Traill, 1959-64 - Box 96 Show allonly 1
File 2. Musical score by Wendy Hiscocks of Bush Christmas, together with the program for a musical recital at the Wigmore Hall, London in 1994 which included this piece. Program from the Phoenix Theatre, London, of a 1943 musical performance which included a work entitled, A time for greatness, by Cecil Landeau and, Louis Destiny (David Martin). Book of musical scores entitled Inter nationalearbeiterleider, published by Lied der Zeit, Berlin in 1953. The composition, Am Jarama/Februar 1937, for which Martin wrote the text, appears on pages 104-5 - Box 96 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'The almond tree' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Apple and arrows' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Armistice' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Bagpipes in Hobart' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Blinded in Spain' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Collinsville', 1961 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Credo' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'The empty goal at Castlemaine' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Four in the march' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Give me a word' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'In Flanders', 1959 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Jarrama, ten years' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'New Year's Eve' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'On the retreat' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'One day the young will die no more' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Soldiers, 1939' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Song of the Jarama front' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'Spring song' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'The triangle and the star' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1a. Music by John Arcot:'With a broad sickle' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1b. Music by John Gordon:'Chorale: the three Christs', 1959 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1c. Music by Jenifer Mann: 'The lovely lasses of Innisfail' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1c. Music by Jenifer Mann:'Song without words' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1c. Music by Jenifer Mann:'To my daughter-in-law unknown' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1d. Music by Ralph Traill:'Gitanjali', 1979 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1d. Music by Ralph Traill:'Lament for the Gordons' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1d. Music by Ralph Traill:'Song of Arajput' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1d. Music by Ralph Traill:'South Welsh prophesy' - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1e. Music published by the Workers' Music Association, London in 1944: 'Song of the invaders,' composed by Bernard Stevens - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1
Item 1e. Music published by the Workers' Music Association, London in 1944: 'Ernie, Ernie!' and 'Coal song,' composed by Berkeley Fase - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1

Series 42. Ephemera, 1943-80 Show allonly 1

A small collection of theatre programs from Manchester, London and Melbourne, dating from 1943-80.

File 1. Ephemera - theatre programs - Box 96 Show allonly 1

Series 43. Biographical material, 1945-89 Show allonly 1

A collection of papers that relate to Martin's life and career.

File 1-4. Newspaper clippings which refer to Martin and his work as an author, journalist and teacher, 1945-88 - Box 96 Show allonly 1
File 5. Biographical notes relating to Martin. Bound typescript of a work entitled 'Reminiscences for my grandchildren', written by Richenda Martin, 1989. Two earlier and two later photographs of David and Richenda Martin - Box 97 Show allonly 1
File 6. Journals containing interviews with Martin, 1958-76 - Box 97 Show allonly 1
File 7. Listings of Martin's published works - Box 97 Show allonly 1
File 8. A collection of video tapes and audio cassettes: - Box 97 Show allonly 1

2 audio cassettes of an interview with Martin entitled, 'The far crusade', produced by Co-productions, Kent Town, SA

1 audio cassette with the notation 'Connections N0.22: Joseph's coat: multicultural music and writing.'

Video tape of an interview with Martin for Sunday Magazine, a Catholic Communications publication, 1984

2 video tapes of a lecture on Armed neutrality for Australia, at the Swinburne Technical College, Melbourne, 1 October 1985; Video tape of a talk by Martin about his life's work, given at the Australian Defence Force Academy, 26 May 1988; Includes Martin reading some of his verse.

File 9. Miscellaneous papers Show allonly 1
Item [unnumbered]. Display poster containing biographical details about Martin - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1

Series 44. Miscellaneous papers 1960-89 Show allonly 1

A small collection of miscellaneous material accumulated by Martin.

File 1. Bound copy of a thesis by Les Ingram entitled 'The imaginative writings of David Martin', 1969 - Box 98 Show allonly 1
File 2. Journal articles received from Dr MiryamMichaelis, written in Hebrew and German, 1976-82 - Box 98 Show allonly 1
File 3. Journals, 1960-73 - Box 98 Show allonly 1
File 4. Papers relating to a dispute by residents about rate payments in Beechworth, in which Martin was involved, 1987 - Box 99 Show allonly 1
File 5. Copy of a report by F.E. Emery entitled 'Toward real democracy', 1989 - Box 99 Show allonly 1
File 6. Booklets and pamphlets, typescript by Deborah Jordan entitled 'Nettie Palmer and Henry Handel Richardson: the power of feeling', 1985; Cutting from Free Press, dated 7 December 1961, reporting the death of Fred Byrne, a Dandenong business man and long-time friend of Martin. (See also Series 1, general correspondence, which contains letters from Byrne spanning a number of years) - Box 99 Show allonly 1
File 7. Metal stamp of Martin in profile - Box 99 Show allonly 1

Series 45. Monographs, 1946-84 Show allonly 1

A small collection of English and German language monographs, which contain works by Martin. Also included are two monographs in Cyrillic script. The titles of the Roman script works are listed below in chronological order.

Selected writing No. 4, edited by Reginald Moore and published by Nicholson & Watson, London in 1946

Scottish verse 1851-1951, selected by Douglas Young and published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, Edinburgh in 1952 (contains an inscription by Young)

Zeitgenössische Australische Lyrik, published by Max Hueber, Munich in 1961

Exil in den Niederlanden und Spanien, published by Philipp Reclam jun., Leipzig in 1981

AustralischeErzävon Marcus Clarke bis Patrick White, published by Volk und Welt, Berlin in 1984

Class MS Acc04-139. Consignment added 2004 Show allonly 1

Class MS Acc05-132. Consignment added 2005 Show allonly 1