National Library of Australia
The papers in MS 9000 comprise writing and publishing correspondence, correspondence with school children, drafts, synopses, maps, notes research material, cuttings, page and cover proofs, flyers and other papers relating to her novels and children's books Five times dizzy, Dancing in the Anzac deli, The house that was Eureka, The blooding, My place, and, Lucy in the leap year. Also includes papers relating to her book of short stories, The night Tolkien died, her dealings with the ABC over the series 'The museum of here and now', the stage production of 'Lucy in the leap year' and the stage, film and television productions of 'Five times dizzy'.Major correspondents in MS 9000 include Oxford University Press, Barbara Mobbs (Wheatley's agent from 1988), Children's Book Council of Australia, International Board on Books for Young People, Penguin Books, Collins, Angus & Robertson, Redress Press, SBS, Rosalind Price (Pixel Publishing), Omnibus Books, Belle Alderman, Margaret Aitken, Katherine Scholes, Donna Rawlins, Edel Wignell, Toss Gascoigne, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, Julie Lewis, Barbara Jefferis, and Theatre South.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2770487).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Nadia Wheatley, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.
The papers were purchased by the Library in 1996.
Five times dizzy, Oxford University Press, 1982
Dancing in the Anzac deli, Oxford University Press, 1984
The house that was Eureka, Viking Kestrel, 1985
1 is for one, illus. Helen Leitch, Oxford University Press, 1986
My place, illus. Donna Rawlins, Collins Dove, 1987
The blooding, Viking Kestrel, 1987
Lucy in the leap year, Omnibus, 1993
The night Tolkien died, Random House, 1994
Charmian Clift, Trouble in lotus land, Harper Collins, 1990
Charmian Clift, Being alone with oneself, Harper Collins, 1991
Landmarks, Turton& Chambers, 1991
Short Stories in the following anthologies
Hard feelings, ed. Alison Fell, The Women's Press, 1979
And so say all of us, ed. Pearlie McNeill and Marie McShea, Second Back Row Press, 1981
Room to move, ed. Suzanne Falkiner, Unwin Paperbacks, 1985
Absolutely rapt, Oxford University Press, 1990
The blue dress, ed. Libby Hathorn, Heinemann, 1991
Landmarks, ed. Nadia Wheatley, Turton& Chambers 1991
Goodbye and hello, ed. Clodagh Corcoran & Margot Tyrrell, Viking 1992
The Oxford book of children's stories, ed. Jan Mark, OUP, 1993
Weddings and wives, ed. Dale Spender, Penguin, 1994
She's fantastical, ed. Lucy Sussex & Judith Buckrich, Sybylla, 1995
Ready or not, ed. Mark Macleod, Random House 1996
Hide and seek, ed. Jenny Pausacker, Reed, 1996
Chapters in the Following Australian History Collections
Social policy in Australia, ed. Jill Roe, Cassell, 1976
Twentieth century Sydney, ed. Jill Roe, Hale & Iremonger 1980
The wasted years?, ed. Judy Mackinolty, George Allen & Unwin, 1981
Making a life, ed. Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee, McPhee Gribble, Penguin, 1988
Charmian Clift and George Johnston, radio documentary, with Garry Kinnane, Radio Helicon, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1985
Five times dizzy, with Terry Larsen, 12-part television mini-series, Samson Productions/ Special Broadcasting Service, 1986.
Nadia Wheatley was born in Sydney in 1949. She has written primarily novels, short stories, and scripts for children and teenagers.
Five times dizzy (novel)
New South Wales Premier's Special Children's Book Award, 1983
Highly Commended, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, 1983
IBBY Honour Award
Five times dizzy (television mini-series)
AWGIE for Best Adaptation, Children's Television Drama, 1987
Dancing in the Anzac deli
Commended, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, 1984
IBBY Award 1985
The house that was Eureka
New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Award 1985
Commended, Children's Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, 1985
Shortlisted Vogel Award, 1984
My place (illustrated by Donna Rawlins)
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 1988
Eve Pownall Award for Non-fiction, 1988
IBBY Award, 1988
KOALA Award, 1988
White Raven Award, 1988
Listed US Library Best Books for Young People, 1988
Lucy in the leap year
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 1994
Shortlisted New South Wales Ministry for the Arts Awards, 1994
Shortlisted Mulicultural Award, 1994
The night Tolkien died
Honour Book, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, 1995
Correspondence dealing with all Wheatley's fiction books from Five times dizzy (1982) to The night Tolkien died (1993), as well as some short stories, the non-fiction works Adolescent and family problems: books for young people (1988) and Landmarks (1991), the television and stage productions of Five times dizzy and My place; and progress on Wheatley's unpublished biography of Charmian Clift.
The correspondence canvasses business matters such as writing grants, royalty payments, book awards, publishing agreements, foreign editions, editorial comments on books, permission to publish short stories, negotiations over book covers, copyright requests, public lending right payments, requests for articles and book reviews, Wheatley's comments on other writers' proposals for works, and invitations for visits, talks and book launches. The correspondence also contains a quantity of biographical information as well as comments by Wheatley on Australian juvenile fiction, the status of children's authors, politics, the Bicentenary, other children's authors works, Garry Kinnane's biography of George Johnston, and her involvement in the Unemployed People's Union in 1979-80. The 1990 and 1991 files contain some correspondence with students and the 1993 files contains a file on Wheatley's objections to the NSW Teachers' Federation's use of (and addition of a McDonalds logo to) an illustration from My place for its Year 3 Basic Skills test.
Major correspondents include Oxford University Press, Barbara Mobbs (Wheatley's agent from 1988), Children's Book Council of Australia, International Board on Books for Young People, Penguin Books, Collins Angus & Robertson Publishers, Redress Press, SBS, Rosalind Price (Pixel Publishing), Omnibus Books, Belle Alderman, Margaret Aitken, Katherine Scholes, Donna Rawlins, Edel Wniell, Toss Gascoigne, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, Julie Lewis, Barbara Jefferis, and Theatre South.
Letters from school children together with replies containing background information on Wheatley's books.
Published by Oxford University Press in 1982. The novel was adapted for the stage by Des Davis of Theatre South and for film and television by Wheatley and Terry Larsen (see also Appendix for Wheatley's background notes).
The series contains papers relating to the novel Five times dizzy (working title 'A job for yaya') and later adaptations for the stage, film and television.
Sequel to Five times dizzy. Published by Oxford University Press, 1984.
Published by Viking/Kestrel in 1985.
Published by Viking/Kestrel in 1987.
Published by Collins Dove in 1987.Illustrated by Donna Rawlins.
Published by Omnibus Books in 1993. The novel was adapted for the stage by Wheatley in 1995 for production by Theatre South in 1996.
Short stories published by Random House in 1994.
Script produced for ABC Education Unit TV series, 1988.
Typescript drafts and some correspondence relating to three published short stories.