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Collection Summary

Creator
Judith Wright
Title
Papers of Judith Wright
Date Range
1944-2000
Collection Number
MS 5781 et al
Extent
15.96 metres (106 boxes, 1 folio box, 1 oversize box, 1 elephant folio, 2 folders)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia
Sponsor
The 2005 additions to this collection were arranged and described with the assistance of the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust.

Introduction

Scope and Content

The papers of Judith Wright comprise literary manuscripts, correspondence, research material, newspaper cuttings, subject files, financial records and other papers. A significant proportion relates to conservation and Aboriginal concerns, with extensive files on the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, the Australian Conservation Foundation and other organisations. Literary material includes requests for use of Wright's poems and drafts of her books Because I was invited, The coral battleground, The generations of men, Charles Harpur, The cry for the dead and We call for a treaty and of her autobiography, Half a lifetime. Correspondents include A.W. Sheppard, Rosemary Dobson, Barbara Blackman (including Wright's own letters to Blackman), Dorothy Green, Kevin Gilbert, Roberta Sykes, David Brooks, Ian Hudson, Thistle Stead, Stefanie Bennett, Julian Croft, John Reed, Roger McDonald, Henry Reynolds, Kathleen McArthur and Len Webb. Wright's family relationships are represented by a substantial correspondence between Wright and her husband, J.P. (Jack) McKinney, between Wright and her daughter, Meredith McKinney, and by Wright's letters to her brother, Peter Wright.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1905928).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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

Provenance

The papers were acquired from Judith Wright in a number of instalments, the first of which was received in 1978. In 2002 and 2005, further papers were acquired from Wright's daughter, Meredith McKinney. In 2005, a small consignment of papers, consisting of autobiographical material given to Patricia Clarke by Wright in 2000, was received from Patricia Clarke.

Correspondence of Judith Wright can be found in the personal papers of numerous writers and activists which are held in the Manuscript Collection. To locate the correspondence, search the online finding aids to personal papers via the Library's website.

The Oral History Section of the Library holds a number of sound recordings relating to Wright, including interviews and poetry readings. The Oral History catalogue can be searched online via the Library's website.

The Pictures Section of the Library holds photographs of Wright, a portrait of her by Kahan, Louis and the Britannica Australia Awards Literature medal awarded to her in 1964. The Pictures catalogue can be searched and some of these images viewed online via the Library's website.

Wright's published works, including anthologies of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, children's books and musical settings of her poems, are listed on the Library's catalogue, which can be searched online via the Library's website.

A small number of items have been digitised and are available online. Three poems from Box 37, files 281 and 282 have been digitised as part of the Library's Treasures Gallery.

The items that have been digitised are available online via the catalogue record for the collection.

Arrangement

The papers have been listed by instalment. Wright grouped her papers into manila files, and the order of the papers within each file has been maintained. Where provided, the title of the file has been used in the file descriptions for each box. This also applies to the instalments of papers received in 2005 from Wright's daughter, Meredith McKinney, and Patricia Clarke, the contents of which appear to have been arranged by the donors. Because the papers are listed by instalment, there is no discernible order.

Biographical Note

Judith Arundell Wright was a poet, essayist, conservationist and campaigner for Aboriginal rights. She was born into a family of pioneering pastoralists on 31 May 1915, at Thalgarrah station near Armidale, New South Wales, the daughter of Phillip Wright and his wife Ethel (neé Bigg). At first, Wright was educated home, but following the death of her mother, went to New England Girl's School in Armidale. She completed an Arts course at the University of Sydney in 1936 and was awarded an Hon D Litt from the following universities: University of Queensland (1962), the University of New England (1963), the University of Sydney (1977), Monash University (1977) and the Australian National University (1981).

Wright was 25 when her first poem was published and her first collection of verse, The moving image, was published in 1946. She went on to publish many other works including poetry, a biography of her pioneering family, children's books and her autobiography.

Wright was awarded Commonwealth Literary Fund Fellowships in 1949 and 1962, a Creative Arts Fellowship (ANU) in 1974, a Senior Anzac Fellowship in 1976 and a three-year Australia Council Literature Board Senior Writers Fellowship in 1977. Further recognition of her writing includes the following awards:

Grace Leven Poetry Prize, 1949

Encyclopaedia Britannica Prize, 1963

Christopher Brennan Award, Fellowship of Australian Writers, 1974

Robert Frost Memorial Award, Fellowship of Australian Writers, 1976

Alice Award, Society of Women Writers of Australia, 1980

Order of the Golden Ark (Netherlands), 1980

NSW Premier's Special Award for Poetry, 1991

The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, 1991

Wright was actively involved with issues relating to conservation, wildlife preservation and Aboriginal rights. These interests were reflected in her poetry and writings, which included her book, The cry for the dead (1981), about the treatment of Aborigines by settlers in Queensland from the 1840s to the 1920s. Organisations with which Wright was involved include:

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland - founding member and President, 1962-1976

Australian Society of Authors - foundation council member, 1963

Australian Conservation Foundation - council member, 1964-1972. Made an honorary life member in 1980

Committee of Enquiry into the National Estate - committee member, 1973-1974

Australian National University - council member (1975-1979) and the first woman to be appointed to the council as the Governor-General's nominee

Aboriginal Treaty Committee - Secretary, 1979-1983

Judith Wright died of a heart attack in Canberra on 25 June 2000.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 5781. Original consignment

Comprises literary manuscripts, correspondence, research material, newspaper cuttings, subject files, financial records and other papers. A significant proportion of the collection relates to conservation and Aboriginal concerns, with extensive files on the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, the Australian Conservation Foundation and other organisations. Literary material includes requests for use of Wright's poems and drafts of her books Because I was invited, The coral battleground, The generations of men, Charles Harpur, The cry for the dead and We call for a treaty and of her autobiography, Half a lifetime..

Correspondents include A.W. Sheppard, Rosemary Dobson, Barbara Blackman, Dorothy Green, Kevin Gilbert, Roberta Sykes, David Brooks, Ian Hudson, Thistle Stead, Stefanie Bennett, Julian Croft, John Reed, Roger McDonald, Henry Reynolds, Kathleen McArthur and Len Webb. Wright's close family relationships are represented by a substantial correspondence between Wright and her husband, J.P. (Jack) McKinney, and with her daughter, Meredith McKinney

Contained in 105 boxes, 1 folio box, 1 elephant folio, 1 oversize box.

Webb woodchip (File 1-4) - Box 1

Australian Conservation Foundation (File 5) - Box 1

Newspaper cuttings - conservation (File 6) - Box 1

Westernport (File 7) - Box 1

Correspondence - R. Wiggs, 1972 (File 8) - Box 1

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Newsletters 1 - 33 (File 9) - Box 2

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Newsletters 34 - 50 (File 10) - Box 2

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Newsletters 51 - 62 (File 11) - Box 2

Concorde - correspondence, 24.6.1971 - 21.2.1972 (File 12) - Box 2

Concorde - correspondence, 6.3.1972 - 9.5.1972 (File 13) - Box 2

Concorde - correspondence, 10.5.1972 - 26.12.1975 (File 14) - Box 2

Concorde - undated correspondence: Newspaper clippings (File 15) - Box 2

Australian Heritage: correspondence, 1970-1972 (File 16) - Box 2

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland: minutes, newsletters etc, 1962 - 1968 (File 17) - Box 3

Minutes - 1969 (File 18) - Box 3

Minutes - 1970 (File 19) - Box 3

Minutes - 1971 (File 20) - Box 3

Minutes - 1972 (File 21) - Box 3

Minutes - 1973 (File 22) - Box 3

Minutes - 1974 (File 23) - Box 3

Minutes - 1975 - 76 (File 24) - Box 3

Seminar on Wildlife Conservation in Eastern Australia, University of New England, January 1965 (File 25) - Box 4

Fraser Island report by Napier Roffey-Mitchell (File 26) - Box 4

Seminar on Literature, University of New England, 1965 (File 27) - Box 4

44th ANZAAS Congress Sydney, 1972 (File 28-29) - Box 4

Proceedings of First National Conservation Study Conference, November 1973 (File 30) - Box 4

Conservation - Educational documents: Poems (File 31) - Box 4

Ecology Action Newsletter: Application for membership (File 32) - Box 4

Publications (File 33-34) - Box 5

Various conservation documents (File 35-36) - Box 5

Newspaper cuttings - minerals and energy (File 37-39) - Box 5

Newspaper cuttings: Woodchip (File 40) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Environmental policy planning (File 41) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Pesticides (File 42) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Timber, forests, parks (File 43) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Aboriginal affairs (File 44) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Cooloola, sandmining (File 45) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Pollution, wildlife, kangaroos (File 46) - Box 6

Newspaper cuttings: Miscellaneous (File 47) - Box 6

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 5 June 1984 - The cry for the dead

Notes, summaries, extracts from books and articles etc., also from archival material in Queensland State Archives, A - H (File 48-55) - Box 7

Notes, summaries, extracts from books and articles, also from archival material in Queensland State Archives, J - W (File 56-63) - Box 8

List of references noted and consulted (File 64) - Box 8

Copied extracts from Parliamentary papers, reports, debates etc (File 65-69) - Box 9

Correspondence with editor and publisher, 1980 - 1981 (File 70-71) - Box 9

Copies of maps, sketches, C.S.I.R.O. and other information on Dawson Valley area (File 72) - Box 9

Copies of maps, sketches, C.S.I.R.O. and other information on Dawson Valley area (File 73-75) - Box 10

Early drafts (File 76-78) - Box 10

Final copy for typist. Chapters 1-7 (File 79) - Box 10

Final copy for typist. Chapters 8-12 (File 80) - Box 10

Copied extracts from Albert Wright's Diaries 1867-1885, and from later diaries of C. May Wright, also from family letters relating to Queensland stations (File 81-84) - Box 11

Information from Queensland Lands Department files on various runs in Central Queensland area; CSIRO surveys (File 85) - Box 11

Draft of all chapters, final revisions (File 87-89) - Box 11

Drafts, discarded drafts and spare pages (File 90-91) - Box 12

Copy returned from publisher (File 92-95) - Box 12

Author's copy (File 96-97) - Box 12

Author's copy (File 98) - Box 13

Book reviews (File 99) - Box 13

Galley proofs (File 100) - Box 13

Page proofs (File 101) - Box 13

Reference cards, source material (File) - Box 14

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 19 September 1984

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Australian Conservation Foundation correspondence, 1965-1969 (File 102) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Australian Conservation Foundation correspondence 1970-1975, undated (File 103) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Focus on Cape York: Workshop, seminar papers (File 104) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Focus on Cape York: Reports, workshop ideas, talks etc (File 105) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Focus on Cape York: Correspondence, 1976-1979 (File 106) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: National Estate: Correspondence 1973-1981: Record of phone calls etc (File 107) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: National Estate: Reports etc (File 108) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: National Estate: Forests - correspondence, 1973-1975 (File 109) - Box 15

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Fraser Island (File 110) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Wildlife Preservation Society Submissions, talks, reports etc (File 111) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: The Cooloola Committee: Wildlife Preservation Society: Symposium 'The Future of Noosa' (File 112) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Submission - Cooloola and the Noosa River (File 113) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: National Forest Action Council: Canberra and South East NSW Branch (File 114) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Woodchip - correspondence, 1971 - 1973 (File 115) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Kangaroos - correspondence, 1969 - 1973 (File 116) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Civil Liberties - Qld (File 117) - Box 16

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Queensland Littoral Society: Surveys: Minutes Royal Commission Committee, 24.7.1970 (File 118) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Report, submissions (File 119) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Petroleum Drilling (File 120) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Ellison Reef (File 121) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Top End National Park: Yirrkala and woodchip proposals (File 122) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Amnesty International Queensland section (File 123-124) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence - formation of Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ), 1962 - 1969 (File 125) - Box 17

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence - formation of WPSQ, 1970 (File 126-127) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence - formation of WPSQ, 1971 (File 128) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Undated correspondence, press releases, notes (File 129) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence whilst president of WPSQ, 1970 (File 130) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence whilst president of WPSQ, 1971 (File 131) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence whilst president of WPSQ, 1972 (File 132) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Correspondence whilst president of WPSQ, 1973 (File 133) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Presidential correspondence, 1974-1976 (File 134) - Box 18

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Undated correspondence, memos, drafts etc. WPSQ (File 135) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Addresses at rallies, book reviews, talks (File 136) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Addresses at rallies, book reviews, talks (File 137) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Australian Conservation Foundation- Great Barrier Reef (File 138-139) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Press cuttings - State rights resources, 1973 (File 140) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Congress on Human Relations, Melbourne, 1972: Delegates file (File 141) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Articles by others (File 142) - Box 19

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Articles by others (File 143-148) - Box 20

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: Restoration seminar papers, Ballina, 13-14 September 1980 (File 149) - Box 20

Conservation, Great Barrier Reef: The Cooloola Committee (File 150) - Box 20

Literary Papers: The coral battleground - typescript (File 151-153) - Box 21

Literary Papers: The coral battleground - correspondence, reviews etc (File 154) - Box 21

Literary Papers: Australian Copyright Council (File 155) - Box 21

Literary Papers: Copyright Agency Limited (File 156) - Box 21

Literary Papers: Black and White - correspondence, 1980-1983 (File 157) - Box 21

Literary Papers: Black and White - typescript (File 158) - Box 21

Literary Papers: Charles Harpur - correspondence, 1960-1977 (File 159) - Box 22

Literary Papers: Charles Harpur - drafts, notes etc (File 160) - Box 22

Literary Papers: Personal involvement with Copyright Council (File 161) - Box 22

Literary Papers: Poems by Brian Medlin (File 162) - Box 22

Literary Papers: Poems by Rosemary Dobson, Frank Kellaway, Kevin Gilbert (File 163) - Box 22

Literary Papers: Poems by Shelton Lea and others (File 164) - Box 22

Literary Papers: Poems by John Tennant (File 165) - Box 22

Literary Papers: The Australian Society of Authors (File 166) - Box 22

Literary Papers: The American Poetry Review Sept./Oct. 1980, Vol. 9, No. 5: Screenplay by Dano R. Gunzburg, adapted from the short story 'The Clown and the Mind-reader' by Judith Wright (File 167) - Box 23

Literary Papers: World Poetry Conference, Montreal, 1967 (File 168) - Box 23

Literary Papers: The double tree - selected poems, 1942-1976 (File 169-172) - Box 23

Literary Papers: Reviews, articles, maps etc (File 173) - Box 23

Literary Papers: Articles of interest by others (File 174) - Box 23

Literary Papers: Because I was invited (File 175-177) - Box 24

Literary Papers: The East-West Center, 1973 (File 178) - Box 24

Literary Papers: ABC script (File 179) - Box 24

Literary Papers: Anzac Fellowship, 1976: Trip to New Zealand (File 180) - Box 24

Literary Papers: Sisters Publishing Ltd, 1979-1984 (File 181) - Box 24

Literary Papers: Queensland University Press, 1975 (File 182) - Box 24

Literary Papers: Portable Australian authors: I (File 183-184) - Box 25

Literary Papers: Australian Council for the Arts, 1972-1974 (File 185) - Box 25

Literary Papers: The Terranian: Shorter Poems of the Month (File 186) - Box 25

Literary Papers: Requests for use of work, 1.5.1979 - 12.8.1980 (File 187) - Box 25

Literary Papers: Requests for use of work, 1.9.1980 - 8.4.1981 (File 188) - Box 25

Literary Papers: Requests for use of work, 9.4.1981 - 20.10.1981 (File 189) - Box 25

Literary Papers: Requests for use of work, 23.10.1981 - 22.12.1981 (File 190) - Box 25

Literary Papers: Requests for use of poems, 1975 - 1976 (File 191) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Requests for use of poems, 1977 Undated correspondence (File 192) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Witnesses of Spring - typescript : notes and correspondence, 1968 - 1971 (File 193) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Witnesses of Spring, foreword, notes etc (File 194) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Requests for articles and talks, 1967 - 1971 (File 195) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Requests for articles and talks, 1972 - 1973 (File 196) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Requests for articles and talks, 1975 - 1977 (File 197) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Requests for articles and talks, 1978 (File 198) - Box 26

Literary Papers: Requests for articles and talks, 1979 (File 199) - Box 27

Literary Papers: Requests for articles and talks (undated), plus miscellaneous items (File 200) - Box 27

Literary Papers: Requests for use of poetry, includes correspondence with A. W. Sheppard, 1966, 1968, 1977-1980 (File 201-203) - Box 27

Literary Papers: Undated letters, miscellaneous items (File 204) - Box 27

Literary Papers: Correspondence and agreement re A. W. Sheppard as agent, 1962, 1964 - 1969 (File 205) - Box 27

Literary Papers: French newspaper (File 206) - Box 27

Literary Papers: Correspondence - A. W. Sheppard as agent, 1970-71 (File 207) - Box 28

Literary Papers: Correspondence - A. W. Sheppard as agent, 1972-73 (File 208) - Box 28

Literary Papers: Correspondence with publishers and agents, 1970-73 (File 209) - Box 28

Literary Papers: Correspondence with publishers and agents, 1974 - 76 (File 210) - Box 28

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 2 August 1985

Correspondence, 1960-1965 (File 211) - Box 28

Correspondence, 1966-1967 (File 212) - Box 28

Correspondence, 1968-1970 (File 213) - Box 28

Correspondence, 1971-1972 (File 214) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1973 (File 215) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1974 (File 216) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1975 (File 217) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1976 (File 218) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1976-1977 (File 219) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1977-1978 (File 220) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1978-1979 (File 221) - Box 29

Correspondence, 1979 (File 222) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1980 (File 223-224) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1981 (File 225-226) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1982 (File 227) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1983 (File 228-229) - Box 30

Correspondence, 1937-1954 (File 230) - Box 31

Prose not published in Because I was invited (File 231) - Box 31

Newspaper cuttings, reviews (File 232) - Box 31

Articles by others (File 233-234) - Box 31

The other side of the frontier - draft by Henry Reynolds (File 235) - Box 31

ABC scripts (File 236) - Box 31

Addresses and articles - Civil Liberties: Addresses - Conservation (File 237) - Box 31

Addresses (File 238-240) - Box 32

Published articles and addresses (File 241-243) - Box 32

Unpublished drafts, prose (File 244) - Box 32

Published reviews (File 245) - Box 32

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 6 May 1987

Correspondence, 1976-1977 (File 246) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1978 (File 247) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1979 (File 248) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1980 (File 249) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1981, January-June (File 250) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1981, July-December (File 251) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1982, January-May (File 252) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1982, June-December (File 253) - Box 33

Correspondence, 1983, January - April (File 254) - Box 34

Correspondence, 1983, May - June (File 255) - Box 34

Correspondence, 1983, July - December (File 256) - Box 34

Correspondence, 1984, January - June (File 257) - Box 34

Correspondence, 1984, July - December (File 258) - Box 34

Correspondence, 1985 (File 259) - Box 34

Undated correspondence (File 260) - Box 34

Miscellaneous items (File 261) - Box 34

Free Speech Committee (File 262) - Box 35

Ecopolitics Conference, August 1986 (File 263) - Box 35

Council for the Arts, 1973 (File 264) - Box 35

Land Rights Conference, Townsville, 1981 (File 265) - Box 35

Correspondence, 1979-1980 (File 266) - Box 35

Correspondence, 1981-1983 (File 267) - Box 35

Newsletters, articles etc (File 268) - Box 35

Articles, maps, newsletters etc (File 269) - Box 35

Uranium, Peace issues, Peace Panel, Nuclear Disarmament Party (File 270) - Box 36

Uranium, Peace issues. Peace panel, Nuclear Disarmament Party (File 271) - Box 36

United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, 1979 (correspondence and papers) (File 272-274) - Box 36

Uranium and Peace issues (File 275-277) - Box 36

Phantom dwelling 1985, typescript drafts, manuscript notes, reviews (File 278) - Box 37

Various drafts and copies of poems later published in Phantom dwelling (File 279) - Box 37

Phantom dwelling - carbon copy of final version (File 280) - Box 37

Drafts of poems from Fourth quarter and Phantom dwelling (File 281) - Box 37

Hero, 19-- [manuscript].

Final typed versions for Fourth quarter, author's copy (File 282) - Box 37

Learning a word, 19-- [manuscript].
Brief notes on Canberra, 19-- [manuscript].

Daedalus (Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences) (File 283) - Box 37

Daedalus - correspondence, 1983 - 1985 (File 284) - Box 37

Correspondence re The generations of men, 1980 - 81 (File 285) - Box 37

Correspondence re The generations of men, 1982-83 (File 286) - Box 38

Correspondence re The generations of men, 1984-86 (File 287) - Box 38

The generations of men - adapted for television by F. R. Harvey, 1982 (File 288) - Box 38

Agreement between Frank Harvey and Judith Wright McKinney, 1981 (File 289) - Box 38

We call for a treaty, reference cards A-C (File 290) - Box 38

We call for a treaty, reference cards D-W (File 291) - Box 38

We call for a treaty, drafts (File 292) - Box 38

We Call For a Treaty - early drafts (File 294-298) - Box 39

We Call For a Treaty - drafts (File 299-301) - Box 39

We Call For a Treaty - drafts (File 302-309) - Box 40

We Call For a Treaty - drafts (File 310-316) - Box 40

We Call For a Treaty - Proofs (File)

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 21 October 1988

Correspondents represented in this consignment include: Tim Aslanides (9), Stefanie Bennett (9), Barbara Blackman (6), John Bligh (6), Winifred Cawley, Dymphna Clark, Julian Croft (2), Margaret Diesendorf (4), Rosemary Dobson (14) Silvana Gardner (3+), Barbara Giles (6), Dorothy Green (2), A. D. Hope, Lou Klepac, Patricia Laird, Joyce Lee, Kathleen MacArthur (10), Mark O'Connor,Elizabeth Perkins (6), Barrie Reid (2), A. L. Rowse, Heather Rusden (2), W. N. Scott (6), Peter Skrzynecki (10), Thistle Stead (4), John Tarrant (3+).

Personal letters, 1979-84 (File 317) - Box 42

Personal letters, 1984 (File 318) - Box 42

Personal letters, 1985 (File 319) - Box 42

Personal letters, 1986 (File 320-321) - Box 42

Requests for use of work, 1966-82 (File 322) - Box 43

Requests for use of work and correspondence with Angus and Robertson, 1983 (File 323) - Box 43

Requests for use of work, 1984 (File 324) - Box 43

Requests for use of work, Jan-June 1985 (File 325) - Box 43

Requests for use of work, 1985 (File 326) - Box 43

Requests for use of work, Jan-July 1986 (File 327) - Box 43

Requests for use of work, Aug-Dec 1986 (File 328) - Box 43

Photocopies and tracings of 19th-century maps of Queensland (File [unnumbered])

Copies of the literary journal Language vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2, 1952 (File 329) - Box 44

Letter from David Stead, 4 July 1988, containing old newscuttings on Aborigines (File 330) - Box 44

Correspondence re The Life of Bill Cohen, 1985-87 (File 331) - Box 44

Papers re 'Imagining the Real' Symposium, 11 November 1986 (File 332) - Box 44

Papers re proposed biography of Saxe Bannister, 1981-86 (File 333) - Box 44

Correspondence and papers re Foster Parents of Australia, 1973-77 (File 334) - Box 44

Correspondence and papers re Foster Parents of Australia, 1978-84 (File 335) - Box 44

Papers re ANZAAS Congress, 1987 (File 336-337) - Box 45

Papers re 'How many more Australians?' Conference, September 1986 (File 338) - Box 45

Papers re Ecopolitics Conference, Aug 1986 (File 339) - Box 45

Papers re the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 1984-85 (File 340) - Box 45

Papers re peace movement, 1982-84, including material on the Pacific Peacemaker (File 341) - Box 45

Papers re peace movement, 1985-88 (File 342) - Box 45

Papers re Adelaide Festival, 1982 and re opposition to the Commonwealth Games Writer's Week in Brisbane, 1982 (File 343) - Box 45

Papers re deep ecology and rainforest preservation, 1982-88, including correspondence with John Reed (File 344) - Box 45

Papers re Yipirinya School, Alice Springs, 1981-88 (File 345) - Box 46

Correspondence re Aboriginal education and imprisonment, 1970-86, including Kevin Gilbert, Richard Martin and Les Russell (File 346) - Box 46

Correspondence and papers re landrights and uranium mining, Jan 1972-July 1984 (File 347) - Box 46

Copies of Black Women's Action newsletter and correspondence with Bobbie Sykes, 1979-88 (File 348) - Box 46

Papers re review of Henry Reynold's book The Law of the Land, published in the Age on, 12 December 1987 (File 349) - Box 46

Papers re, and draft of article 'What became of that treaty? for Aboriginal Studies, 1988 (File 350) - Box 46

Newspaper clippings on Aboriginal land rights, 1984-85 (File 351) - Box 46

Newspaper clippings on Aboriginal land rights, 1986-87 (File 352) - Box 46

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 1990

Many cuttings and photocopies re Aboriginal rights and the movement for a treaty (File 353-360) - Box 47

Photocopied papers including court transcripts re a jailed Aboriginal elder, Denis Walker. Two letters from Susan Ryan and a copy of her address to International PEN, 1988. Copies of seminar papers by Judith Wright and others (eg G. S. Lester, R. Falk, V.G. Venturini, Peter Bayne, Henry Reynolds, Penny Figgis) on human rights issues, especially concerning Aborigines. (Most material in this box is photocopied.)

Correspondence (File 361-364) - Box 48

File with about 115 letters, late 1980s, some with notes of her replies, re permissions etc. for the publication of work by Judith Wright; correspondents include David Brooks, Angus & Robertson (Richard Walsh, Jane Scurr, Sue Phillips), Brian Sweeney, A. W. Sheppard (Wright's agent) and others.

Interesting small file re proposed (later failed) Braidwood Festival, 1989, with one or two letters from Vincent Plush (musical director). Wright was a patron.

Thick file 1982-89 re restoration of Dalwood House, Branxton, on the Wyndham estate. (Wright a Wyndham descendant.) Some letters of Wright's: many from Ian Hudson, prime mover in the restoration.

Thick file of cuttings and photocopies, 1984-86, on Aboriginal questions. Used by Wright 'as references for articles'.

Requests, photographs (File 365-369) - Box 49

File of about 90 requests, 1980s, for publication, support, patronage, etc. Requesters include Roger McDonald, Rod Shaw.

Copy of Jane Ahlquist's play Growing Up With Judith.

File of about 170 requests, 1987-88: rainforest action groups, Amnesty, the Save Wyewurk committee, the Sydney Peace Squadron, etc. contains a good letter to Joan Davis about the Commonwealth Literary Fund, also three or four letters from Roberta Sykes, two or three from Malcolm Williamson, two or three from Anne Boyd, Thistle Stead, and others.

Box of coloured photos, 'Jewellery exhibition based on poems'.

Prose file (File 370) - Box 50

This file, 'typed copies, drafts, rejects', contains two prose pieces. The first is 'Save the First Dance', a boarding-school story of 6 pages, about a girl from the Dutch East Indies at what seems to be the New England Girls Grammar School. It is not in Judith Wright's collection of stories The Nature of Love (1966), and may be unpublished. The same goes for 'For Christine', 4-1/2 pages, a first-person story by a white woman about an Aboriginal child and family in an alien community.

Australian Conservation Foundation file (File 371) - Box 50

Contains extensive documentation relating to the ACF conference of 1988 in Sydney, at which Judith Wright delivered the keynote address, 'Facing the Past and the Future'. There are several drafts and a final version, 8-1/2 pages of one-and-a-half-spaced typing.

Miscellaneous file (File 372-373) - Box 50

This is endorsed 'Drafts of talks and articles, conservation and literature' and contains various pieces, mostly on conservation and related topics, but some indeed on literature, including the literature of New Zealand. A good deal of the material has been printed in publications such as the Age Monthly Review, Nation Review, Australian Quarterly, Social Alternatives, Landfall,Australian Society and Overland. Items that appear to be unpublished include: 'A philosophy of urban wildlife', a 1976 talk for the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia, revised 1989, 8 pages; Opening speech for the Forests Art exhibition, Studio Altenberg, Braidwood, August 1989, 2 pages (several copies); One page of thoughts on the prime-ministry (ie, what I would do if I were PM), noted as requested by the Herald and Weekly Times but 'returned'; 'The nucleus and my generation', superseded draft talk for a Writers Against Nuclear Arms meeting, 3-1/2 pages. Another version appeared in the Canberra Times; 'It's not the planet that's the problem. It's us.' Two drafts for a 1982 talk in Queensland, noted as 'not delivered'; Peace Movement talk, 3-1/2 pages, for a 1984 meeting in Albury Wodonga. Also another version, entitled 'We are all of us afraid'; Opening speech for the opening of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature meeting, University of New England, 1985, 3 pages (several copies); Three versions of 'Trees protect us--protect them', conservation addresses in Queensland and Victoria, 1981, each about 9 pages; 'Looking back from 2010' - 5 pages for the Commission for the Future, noted as having been commissioned in early 1990, but 'unused?'.

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 27 May 1991

Royalty and permission statements, 1959-84 (File 374-378) - Box 51

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 7 May 1992

Drafts and correspondence re article 'A Shaft of Light' for Island magazine re the Mabo land rights case (File 379) - Box 51

Broadsheet poems by David Brooks, Geoff Page, Alan Gould, Kevin Hart, Vincent Buckley, Mark O'Connor and others, 1975-77 (File 380) - Box 52

Photocopy of typescript 'Taming the Great South Land' by W.J. Lines, 1990 (Judith Wright was asked to write an introduction for this work, but declined) (File 381) - Box 52

Typescript and MS poems by Stef Bennett, John Tarrant and others, 1984-89 (File 382) - Box 52

Poetry by Ken Gardiner and Timoshenko Aslanides, 1979-88 (File 383) - Box 52

Typescript poems by Victoria Williamson, 1977-88; carbon typescript of 'Sea Sonnets' by John Blight, n.d (File 384) - Box 52

Typescript and photocopies of articles by Judith Wright, 1976-90, collected in Born of the conquerors; ecopolitics Conference papers, Brisbane, 1986 (File 385) - Box 52

Correspondence, etc. re Writers Against Nuclear Arms, 1987-89 Papers re Environmental Defender's Office and Infoterra, 1986-87 (File 386) - Box 53

Dalwood House [Hunter Valley] Conservation Plan by David Logan, 1983 (File 387) - Box 53

Correspondence and other papers re the Australian Conservation Foundation and south-eastern New South Wales, 1978-91 (includes articles by JW on woodchipping) (File 388) - Box 53

Requests for talks and articles, 1984-91 (File 389-390) - Box 53

Roneoed copy of Lambert Wilson's Agony in the Pacific, 1969, a history of sealing in Bass Strait (File 391) - Box 53

Correspondence and other papers re successful campaign to prevent gold and mercury mining and dredging of the Mongarlowe River near Braidwood, 1986-89 (File 392-394) - Box 54

Papers re anti-woodchipping campaign in Gippsland and S.E. NSW, 1980-89 (File 395-396) - Box 54

Papers re conservation, including anti-Concord campaign, 1975; uranium mining, 1977 and the Australian Conservation Foundation Conference, 1988 (File 397) - Box 54

Photocopy of play 'Growing up with Judith' by Jane Ahlquist (File 398) - Box 54

Papers re Technical Advisory Group on Aboriginal Lands, 1982-85 (File 399) - Box 55

Drafts and proofs of articles by J.W. on conservation and Aboriginal Australians, 1980s (File 400) - Box 55

Newsletters and other papers re Australian Society of Authors, National Book Council and PEN, 1984-88 (File 401) - Box 55

Correspondence re translations of Judith Wright's works into German, Italian and Chinese, 1982-90 (File 402) - Box 55

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1990-91 (includes requests for support/assistance) (File 403-404) - Box 55

Correspondence and other papers re We Call for a treaty, 1980-88 (File 405-406) - Box 56

Not to be listed until 1997 (File 407-412) - Box 56

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 7 July 1992

Not to be listed until 1997 (File 413-420) - Box 57

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 31 July 1992

Secondary material (leaflets, circulars, photocopies, reports, newscuttings and articles) re Aboriginal rights, mostly, 1988-92 (File 421-427) - Box 58

Secondary material re Aboriginal rights, 1988-92 (File 428-432) - Box 59

Newscuttings re Aboriginal issues, 1991-92 (File 433-435) - Box 59

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 27 November 1992

Correspondence with Angus and Robertson and other publishers, 1988-92 (File 436) - Box 60

Correspondence, drafts and contracts for A human pattern (A R, 1990) (File 437) - Box 60

Requests for use of poems, 1989-92 (File 438) - Box 60

Requests for use of prose, 1985-92 (File 439) - Box 60

Miscellaneous requests, 1991-92 (File 440) - Box 60

Interviews - clippings, transcripts and correspondence, 1982-92 (File 441-442) - Box 60

Correspondence re support for Aborigines in Queensland and Tasmania, 1975-91 (File 443-444) - Box 61

Correspondence, etc, re the National Foundation for Australian Women, 1989-91 (File 445) - Box 61

Papers re peace and the Nuclear Disarmament Party, 1988-92 (File 446-447) - Box 61

Papers re uranium mining, pollution and Kakadu, 1984-91 (File 448) - Box 61

Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population: correspondence and newsletters, etc, 1989-92 (File 449) - Box 61

Correspondence re Aboriginal land rights and conservation, 1982-84 and 1991-92 (File 450) - Box 62

Correspondence, etc, re conservation, 1986-90 (File 451) - Box 62

Papers re conservation in Queensland, 1983-91 (File 452) - Box 62

Papers re Rainforest Ecology Trust, 1985-92 (File 453-454) - Box 62

H.C. Coombs - correspondence, photographs, clippings and other papers, including papers re the Nugget Coombs Forum for Indigenous Studies, 1973-92 (File 455) - Box 62

Great Barrier Reef and Greenpeace, 1990-92 (File 456) - Box 62

Fraser Island and Kombumerri Centre proposals, 1976, 1990-91 (File 457) - Box 62

Papers re Mabo Case, 1990-92 Miscellaneous unfiled papers, July-August 1992 (File 458) - Box 63

Personal correspondence, including daughter Meredith, 1991-92 (File 459-462) - Box 63

Various newscuttings, 1991-92 (File 463) - Box 63

Miscellaneous requests, fan mail, etc, 1964-88 (File 464-465) - Box 64

Draft of article on the National Estate, 1992; drafts of 'Accepting a Landscape' by Mark O'Connor and 'Sealskin' by Val Plumwood.Notes re Saxe Bannister, 1990 (File 466) - Box 64

Correspondence re proposed Clayton Joyce tribute to Judith Wright, 1990-92. Correspondence with Butterfly Books re Going on talking 1990-92 (File 467) - Box 64

Proofs of Going on talking, 1992 (File 468) - Box 64

Newsletters, etc, re Black Women's Action in Education Trust, 1987-91. Correspondence with Oodgeroo Noonuccal and papers re the Noonuccal scholarship, 1989-91 (File 469) - Box 64

Correspondence with Kath Walker/Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1966-84 (File 470) - Box 64

Includes 53 letters from Walker and 21 carbon and fair copies of letters by Wright. Also includes a further 42 items of related correspondence, both personal and official in original and copy, and other material. Notable correspondents include Charles Perkins, Dennis Walker (Kath's son), Katrina Smith, Jean Battersby, Al Grassby, the Australian Society of Authors, the National Aboriginal Cultural and Educational Centre, the Office of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Other related items include an 11 page carbon typescript of Wright's account of the Moongalba Museum/Art Gallery - 'An island meeting place'; an inscribed corrected typescript of the poem 'Sister Poet' written by Walker for Wright with Wright's response in carbon typescript attached; and material related to Oodgeroo's participation in a Fullbright Scheme based at Bloomsburg State College, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence, clippings and other papers re Oodgeroo Nonuccal, 1986-92 (File 471) - Box 64

Correspondence, photographs and other papers re awards and honorary degrees bestowed upon Wright, 1976-92 (File 472-473) - Box 65

2 exercise books of juvenilia, mostly handwritten poetry and prose with some illustrations, c. mid 1920s (File 474) - Box 65

Honorary Doctor of Letters degrees: Sydney University, 1976 (File [unnumbered])

Monash University, 1977; Australian National University 1981; (File [unnumbered])

University of NSW, 1985; Griffith University, 1988; (File [unnumbered])

University of Melbourne, 1988 (File [unnumbered])

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 14 May 1993

Correspondence with Goss Government, 1989-90 (File 475) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Aboriginal Rights Support Group (Canberra) file on Aboriginal Treaty negotiations, 1987-90 (File 476) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Includes correspondence, notes of meetings, statements by the Prime Minister and a letter from Kevin Gilbert.

File relating to fundraising for Aboriginal treaty negotiations, 1988-90 (File 477) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Major correspondents are Professor Garth Nettheim of the Aboriginal Law Centre and Dymphna Clark.

Printed items on the Mabo Case and the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (File 478) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Papers re Aborigines and law, 1982-86 (File 479-80) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Contains drafts entitled 'Malo's law at Murray Island, Torres Strait' by Nonie Sharp; 'Inhabited national parks: approaches to indigenous use of protected landscapes' by Stan Stevens and a transcript of evidence before the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, 1982

Cuttings file, 1975-88 relating to uranium and other mining, land rights and other issues (File 481) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Also includes notes for a chronology of Aboriginal land rights events, 1983-87

'Post-Barunga documents', 1988-91 (File 482) - Box 66 - Aboriginal papers

Includes correspondence, articles, cuttings, speeches and notes.

Aboriginal papers: 'Treaty '88 documents'. Contains correspondence with Kevin Gilbert and others, copy of a draft treaty, cuttings and articles, 1985-87 (File 483-84) - Box 67

Aboriginal papers: Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Futures Conference, Townsville, 1990 (File 485) - Box 67

Aboriginal papers: Aboriginal Land Rights National Support Group papers, 1985-86 (File 486) - Box 67

Aboriginal papers: Network of news for supporters of Aboriginal rights, 1991 (File 487) - Box 67

Aboriginal papers: Papers on Aborigines, 1986-92 including correspondence, cuttings, articles, speeches, and notes (File 488) - Box 67

Aboriginal papers: Reports by H.C. Coombs on the role of the National Aboriginal Conference, 1983 (File 489) - Box 67

Aborigines and conservation, 1985 (File 490) - Box 68

Includes letters from Sylvia Monk and Tom Errey.

Aborigines and conservation, 1986 (File 491) - Box 68

Includes letters from Tom Uren and Vincent Serventy.

Aborigines and conservation, 1987 (File 492) - Box 68

Includes correspondence by Geoff Mosley, Nonie Sharp, Katrina Makovec and Milo Dunphy, a draft article 'Aborigines and the pastoral industry', and notes of meetings.

Conservation: Papers on conservation, 1981-85, including cuttings, articles, reports and newsletters (File 493) - Box 68

Conservation: Drafts of writings by H.C. Coombes on Aborigines, conservation and other matters (sent to Wright for comment), 1972-1992 (File 494-495) - Box 68

Personal and family papers: Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1984-89 (File 496-497) - Box 69

Correspondents include Winifred Cawley, Nancy Cato, Rosemary Dobson, Manning and Dymphna Clark, Kath Walker, Stephanie Bennett, Dorothy Green, Thistle Stead, Bill Scott, Mark O'Connor, Barbara Giles, Peter Dwyer, Janette Condon, Timoshenko Aslanides and Alf Garland.

Personal and family papers: Personal correspondence, 1989-91 (File 498-501) - Box 69

Includes letters from Wright's daughter, Meredith, friends and members of the public.

Letters and cards of congratulations on receiving the Queen's Medal for poetry, 1992 (File 502) - Box 70

Correspondents include Michael and Honor Thwaites, Helen Lomax, Ted Hughes and Buckingham Palace.

Papers, 1974-9, on ecologically oriented construction (assembled for the construction of Wright's home at Half Moon Ridge) (File 503) - Box 70

Roneoed volume 'Extracts from Dinton-Dalwood letters from 1827 to 1853 (source for Generations of men) (File 504) - Box 70

Papers relating to publications: Correspondence relating to the publication of The moving image by Meanjin Press (File 505) - Box 70

Mostly correspondence with Clem Christesen, 1945-1967, and with Colin Roderick, 1962-83. Also includes royalty statements, letters from John Farquarson Ltd., Alan Sheppard and Meanjin Press.

Papers relating to publications: Letters and poems re Oxford University Press anthology, 1981 (File 506) - Box 70

Papers relating to publications: Virago Press file, 1985-9 (File 507) - Box 70

Includes publisher's letters, royalty statements, newsletters, agreements, cuttings and some poems. Also includes letters from Angus and Robertson, National Book Council and Australian Society of Authors.

Papers relating to publications: File of letters on The day the mountains played, 1988-90 (File 508) - Box 70

Papers relating to publications: File on Born of the conquerors, 1990-91 (File 509-510) - Box 70

Includes correspondence, cuttings and articles.

Miscellaneous: Drafts of prose, 1969-92. Includes an article by John Rowland, 1992 (File 511) - Box 71

Miscellaneous: File on Gulf Crisis, 1990 (File 512) - Box 71

Includes correspondence with Ross Free, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister; cuttings; and papers relating to press statements from Wright and Michael Denborough of the Nuclear Disarmament Party, 1982-92.

Miscellaneous papers, 1982-92 (File 513) - Box 71

Includes proofs of 'Judith Wright: a written interview' with Carolyn Masel and Michael Schmidt, 1992; reprint of an article on Wright, 1982-3, 'The sea wasp', by John Bright, and a typescript 'New lamps for old', possibly by Leonard J.Webb.

Rolls of printed poems by Kevin Gilbert, posters issued by the Australian Promotion Council, and printed Wright poems used for 'Poems on the underground' (File [unnumbered])

Interpretations in linocut prints of Wright's Seven songs for a journey by Armidale art students (File [unnumbered])

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 14 July 1993

Correspondence, Mar. - July 1993 (File 514) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 28 September 1993

Correspondence, July - Aug. 1993 (File 515) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 28 January 1994

Correspondence, Dec. 1993 - Jan. 1994 (File 516) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 13 April 1994

Correspondence, Sept. 1993 - Feb. 1994 (File 517) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 21 April 1994

Correspondence, Jan. - Apr. 1994 (File 518) - Box 72

Letters from Professor Martin Robertson (Cambridge UK), 1980-85. (File 524) - Box 73

Papers relating to Wright's efforts to have conservation groups adopt policies on Aboriginal land rights, 1988-94. (File 525) - Box 73

Correspondence and other papers relating to Aboriginal rights, the Mabo decision, East Timor and environmental issues, 1990-94. (File 526-528) - Box 73

Papers relating to the Iguana Films Three Women project (Judith Wright, Oodgeroo, Elizabeth Riddell), 1992. (File 529) - Box 73

Papers relating to Rhonda Craven's draft Aboriginal Studies Subject curriculum, 1993. (File 530) - Box 73

Correspondence received after publication of Good Weekend article, 1993. (File 531) - Box 73

'Being white woman', 1993 (File 532) - Box 74

Papers relating to Oodgeroo by Kathie Cochrane (File 533-534) - Box 74

Includes a draft chapter on Oodgeroo's poetry by Judith Wright, as well as tributes and correspondence received during Oodgeroo's final illness and after her death, 1990-94.

Typescript of Oodgeroo by Kathie Cochrane (published 1994) (File 535) - Box 74

Papers relating to the proposed Welcome Reef Dam, 1992 (File 536) - Box 74

Papers relating to the Greens and Democrats, 1993-94 (File 537) - Box 74

Articles on East Timor and Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart, 1992; story by Tanabé Seiko, n.d (File 538) - Box 74

Family and personal correspondence, 1993 (File 539-540) - Box 75

Personal correspondence, 1992 (File 541-542) - Box 75

Correspondence with and about Rae Bass, 1970-71 (File 543-544) - Box 75

Papers and receipts relating to Wright's Mongarlowe house, 1975-78 (File 545-546) - Box 75

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 6 July 1994

Correspondence, 1994 (File 519) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 29 September 1994

Drafts of foreword to Collected Poems, 1993-94 (File 547) - Box 76

General correspondence (mostly miscellaneous requests), 1993-94 (File 548-549) - Box 76

Articles 1993-94 (File 550) - Box 76

Mongarlowe River Development and Welcome Reef Dam, local conservation action, 1990-93 (File 551) - Box 76

Request for articles, 1992-93 (File 552) - Box 76

Academy of the Humanities environment theme, 1990-91 (File 553) - Box 76

Writer's fellowship / Literature Board of the Australia Council, 1976-92 (File 554) - Box 76

Half Moon Wildlife Refuge, mining and water issues, 1975-92 (File 555-556) - Box 77

Miscellaneous requests, 1992 (File 557) - Box 77

Miscellaneous requests, 1993 (File 558) - Box 77

Half conversations, early 1990s(?): handwritten replies of people conversing with Wright (File 572) - Box 80

Papers and notebook re difficulties in communicating by fax, and Network of news for supporters of Aboriginal rights, Issue No. 7 (File 573-575) - Box 77

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 7 December 1994

Correspondence, 1994 (File 520) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 16 March 1995

Correspondence, Feb 1993, Nov 1994 - Jan 1995 (File 521) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 3 July 1995

Correspondence with Len and Doris Webb, 1993-95 (File 559) - Box 78

Requests for use of work, 1992-93 (File 560) - Box 78

Aboriginal land rights and National Parks in Queensland, 1991 (File 561) - Box 78

Miscellaneous letters, 1992-93 (File 562-563) - Box 78

Australian Society of Authors, copyright and royalties, 1972-90 (File 564-565) - Box 78

Miscellaneous letters, 1993 (File 566) - Box 78

Problems with a Vitalcall electronic distress pager, 1994 (File 567) - Box 78

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 16 August 1995

Correspondence, 1995 (File 522) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 17 August 1995

Letters to Kathleen McArthur, 1951-54 (File 568) - Box 72

Letters to Kathleen McArthur, 1955-59 (File 569) - Box 72

Letters to Kathleen McArthur, 1960-69 (File 570) - Box 72

Letters to Kathleen McArthur, 1970-90 (File 571) - Box 79

Recollections of Nugget Coombs (File 576) - Box 79

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 12 October 1995

Correspondence, 1995 (File 523) - Box 72

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 6 February 1997

Papers relating to the Black Women's Action in Education Foundation, (File 586) - Box 72

Includes correspondence with Bobbi Sykes, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, MaryAnn Vin-Sallik and H.C. Coombs.

Papers relating to Oodgeroo and the Oodgeroo Trust (File 590) - Box 79

Includes letter from Bobbi Sykes.

Typescript extract from Wright autobiography (16 pp.); photocopies of correspondence with Barbara Blackman, 1950-59 (File 577) - Box 81

Correspondence, 1992-96 (File 578-580) - Box 81

Correspondence, mostly relating to 1995 Japan earthquake and Meredith McKinney who was living there at the time (File 581) - Box 81

Other correspondents include Heather Rusden, Anne Edgeworth, Bruce and Barbara Wright, H.C. Coombs and John Sinclair.

Correspondence, 1995-96 (File 582) - Box 81

Correspondence, 1992-95 regarding management of 'The Edge', a wildlife refuge near Braidwood, now belonging to the ANU (File 583) - Box 81

Correspondence, 1990-94 with the Copyright Agency Limited regarding royalties (File 584) - Box 81

Correspondence, 1995-96 with Catherine Moore of the Australian Conservation Foundation, and Bill Birnbauer, The Age (File 585) - Box 81

Typescripts, and cuttings of reviews and articles (File 587) - Box 82

Requests and invitations, 1994-96 (File 588) - Box 82

Correspondence with police, 1992, 1996 (File 589) - Box 82

Papers concerning NSW 'Pay the Rent' project (File 591) - Box 82

Corrected proofs of Judith Wright : selected poems, 1942-1985 (File 592-594) - Box 82

German translation of Wright's poems Schweigen zwischen wort und wort, c.1990, together with a copy of 'Mabo : the Aboriginal Provisional Government perspective', APG papers, no. 4 (File 594a) - Box 82

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 7 October 1997

Correspondence, personal, 1993 (File 595) - Box 83

Correspondence with Veronica Brady, 1994-97 (File 596) - Box 83

Correspondence with publishers, 1992-93 (File 597) - Box 83

Correspondence with publishers, 1994-97 (File 598) - Box 83

Correspondence concerning new edition of 'Coral Battleground', 1996 (File 599) - Box 83

Requests for use of work, 1993-97 (File 600) - Box 83

Miscellaneous requests, 1996-97 (File 601) - Box 83

Agreements with publishers, 1953-89 (File 602-603) - Box 84

Drafts and versions of early sections of autobiography; lists of available photographs (File 604-606) - Box 84

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 4 August 1998

Personal correspondence, 1993-97, including notes to Bobbi Sykes, H.C. Coombes (File 607) - Box 84

Personal correspondence, 1993, 1997, including letter from Dymphna Clark, notes to H.C. Coombes (File 608) - Box 84

Correspondence with Veronica Brady, 1997-98, relating to South of my days, including brief note referring to the death of H.C. Coombes (File 609) - Box 84

Correspondence with publisher Tom Thompson, 1994-96, concerning reprint of Generations of men : a human pattern and his company (File 610) - Box 85

Correspondence with David Horton, 1998, concerning draft foreword by Wright for his book on the environment; typescript drafts of Wright's autobiography (File 611) - Box 85

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 20 May 1996

General correspondence, 1992-1995. Correspondents include Kathleen McArthur and Stefanie Bennett, together with various publishers and conservation organisations. There are also many requests to reproduce Wright's work (File 612-615) - Box 85

Correspondence between Wright and Kathleen McArthur (1970, 1979, 1992-1996) together with letters of Len Webb (1995-1996) (File 616) - Box 86

Correspondence relating to Wright's support for various environmental causes, 1989-1991 (File 617) - Box 86

Correspondence relating to the purchase of land comprising part of the Half Moon Wildlife Refuge at Mongarlowe, as part of a proposed Wildlife Conservation Group, 1974-1975 (File 618) - Box 86

Correspondence and papers relating to management of 'Edge', Wright's property within the Half Moon Wildlife Refuge, 1975-1992 (File 619_622) - Box 86

Correspondence and statements relating to the Public Lending Rights Scheme, 1974-1991 (File 623) - Box 87

Draft of one of the chapters of Tim Rowse's biography of H.C. Coombs, sent to Wright for comment, 1996 (File 624) - Box 87

Typescripts of a paper by Wright entitled 'Recollections of Nugget Coombs the Public Servant' (File 625) - Box 87

Copies of three letters written by H.C. Coombs (1995) about Aboriginal matters and research projects, together with four articles written by others (File 626) - Box 87

Class MS 5781. Consignment received August 2002

Payment advice slips, mainly from publishers and the Australia Council, 1976-1992 (File 627) - Box 87

Royalty statements, 1994-1995 (File 628) - Box 87

Public Lending Rights Scheme: payment advice statements, 1994-1995 (File 629) - Box 87

Australia Council Literature Board Fellowship: correspondence, 1993-1997 (File 630) - Box 88

Miscellaneous address and contact lists (File 631) - Box 88

Aboriginal Treaty News, issues 1-9, Oct 1980-Oct 1983, Newsletters of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee, 1980 (File 632) - Box 88

Investment records, 1973-1989 (File 633-635) - Box 88

Income tax papers, 1990-1993 (File 636) - Box 89

Royalty statements and payment advice statements from publishers, 1973-1992 (File 637) - Box 89

Letters that Wright considered 'worth keeping', 1958, 1995-1998 (File 638) - Box 89

Correspondents include Barbara Blackman, Bob Brown, Dymphna Clark, Sir William Deane, Anne Edgeworth, Kathleen McArthur, Henry Reynolds, Vincent Serventy and Len Webb.

Family and personal correspondence, 1988-1996 (File 639) - Box 89

Family and personal correspondence, 1990-1997 (File 640-641) - Box 89

Family, personal and some general correspondence, 1992-1997 (File 642) - Box 89

Personal and some general correspondence, 1995-1998 (File 643) - Box 90

Family and personal correspondence, 1997 (File 644-645) - Box 90

Personal correspondence, 1997-1998 (File 646-647) - Box 90

Family and personal correspondence, 1999 (File 648-650) - Box 90

Faxes out [personal], 1999-2000 (File 651) - Box 91

Family and personal correspondence, 2000 (File 652) - Box 91

Correspondence with Meredith [McKinney] and Stephen, 1992-1996 (File 653-656) - Box 91

Correspondence with Meredith [McKinney], 1997-1999 (File 657-659) - Box 92

Letters from Jack McKinney's family, 1991-1992, 1997 (File 660) - Box 92

Cards from family and friends, 1997-1998 (File 661) - Box 92

General and some personal correspondence, 1995-1996 (File 662-1963) - Box 92

General correspondence, 1996-1997 (File 664) - Box 93

General correspondence and papers, 1997 (File 665-666) - Box 93

General correspondence, 1997-1998; bibliography of Wright's work (File 667) - Box 93

General correspondence and papers, 1997-1999 (File 688) - Box 93

General correspondence together with newspaper cuttings featuring Wright, 1998 (File 669) - Box 93

Requests for use of Wright's work, 1997-1999 (File 670) - Box 93

Requests for use of Wright's work, 1998-1999 (File 671-672) - Box 94

Correspondence with the National Library of Australia, 1985-1999 (File 673-674) - Box 94

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, 1999-2000 (File 675) - Box 94

Protest letters written by Wright, together with related newspaper cuttings, 1997-2000 (File 676) - Box 94

Correspondence with the Australia Council, 1998-1999 (File 677) - Box 94

Correspondence regarding management of funds in Perpetual Investments, 1993-1998 (File 678) - Box 94

Correspondence regarding Wright's health care, 1998-1999 (File 679) - Box 95

Correspondence with the Australian Society of Authors, 1995-1999 (File 680-681) - Box 95

Correspondence regarding charges for use of Wright's poems, 1999 (File 682) - Box 95

Correspondence regarding 'Women for Wik' and 'Reconciliation ACT', 1997-1998 (File 683) - Box 95

Correspondence with Janet Hadley Williams, regarding research, 1999-2000 (File 684) - Box 95

Correspondence with Margaret Kennedy, Wright's literary agent, 1999 (File 685) - Box 95

Correspondence with various publishers, 1989, 1997-2000 (File 686) - Box 95

Correspondence and papers regarding Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR), 1997-2000 (File 687-688) - Box 96

Miscellaneous papers relating to Aboriginal issues, 1999 (File 689) - Box 96

Letters from Uganda seeking Wright's financial support, 1999 (File 690) - Box 96

Correspondence regarding use of Wright's property, 'Edge', by the Australian National University, 1999 (File 691) - Box 96

Correspondence with various environmental groups, 1999 (File 692) - Box 96

Correspondence and papers relating to the Australian Greens Party and the Australian Conservation Foundation, 1997-1999 (File 693) - Box 96

Correspondence and cuttings regarding The nature of love, 1997 (File 694) - Box 97

Draft of a review by Wright of Kombumerri: Aboriginal people of the Gold Coast, 1997

Correspondence and brochures regarding equipment available from the Blind Society, 1997-1998, Brochures about teletypewriters (File 695) - Box 97

Correspondence regarding the Oodgeroo Trust and the ACT Treaty, together with copies of poems by Kevin Gilbert and Alan Watts, 1998 (File 696) - Box 97

Correspondence regarding Jack McKinney's book Crucible, 1996 (File 697) - Box 97

Papers by and about Wright, 1980-1994 (File 698) - Box 97

Copies of book contracts, 1977, 1992-1996 (File 699) - Box 97

'Born of fire' - 80th birthday tribute to Wright: program and copies of poems, 1995 (File 700) - Box 97

Research relating to Half a lifetime (File 701) - Box 98

Early drafts of Half a lifetime (File 702-703) - Box 98

Edited typescripts of Half a lifetime (File 704-708) - Box 98

Correspondence with Patricia Clarke regarding Half a lifetime (File 709-710) - Box 99

Correspondence with Text Publishing about, and reviews of, Half a lifetime, 1999 (File 711) - Box 99

Draft typescript of Tales of a great aunt, nd (File 712) - Box 99

Copies of scripts by Kathleen McArthur for the Caloundra Lunch Hour Theatre, nd (File 713) - Box 99

Copies of papers written by H.C. Coombs, 1992 (File 714) - Box 99

Correspondence and papers mainly relating to the death of H.C. Coombs. Included is a copy of Wright's 'Recollections of Nugget Coombs the Public Servant', 1997-1998 (File 715-716) - Box 99

Correspondence and newspaper cuttings regarding ASIO's alleged interest in Wright, 1996 (File 717) - Box 100

Photocopies of photographs and captions for South of my days (File 718) - Box 100

Typescripts of stories by Wright: 'At the point' (published in Overland), 'My account of Rae Bass' and 'The granite rocks of New England' (File 719) - Box 100

Correspondence with ETT Publishing, principally with Tom Thompson, 1995-1999 (File 720-724) - Box 100

Royalty statements from Angus and Robertson, 1984-1992 (File Folio Packet 2) - FolioBox 1

Royalty statements from McGraw-Hill (1989-1992) and Oxford University Press (1985-1992) (File Folio Packet 3) - FolioBox 1

Class MS 5781. Consignment received 2 March 2005

Correspondence between Wright and Jack McKinney, 1945-1946, the majority from Wright in Brisbane to McKinney at their Mt Tamborine home. Also letters from McKinney to editors, 1966, and copies of unsigned letters to Wright and McKinney, 1963-1964 (File 725) - Box 101

Correspondence between Wright and McKinney, the majority from Wright in Brisbane to McKinney at their Mt Tamborine home, c. 1946-1950 (File 726) - Box 101

Correspondence between Wright and McKinney, written whilst Wright was in hospital in Brisbane for the birth of their daughter, Meredith, 1950. Also notes and letters, c. 1966 (File 727) - Box 101

Letters and cards from Wright to Lucy Ellnor (née McKinney), Jack's eldest daughter, 1994-1999 (File 728) - Box 101

Miscellaneous letters from Wright, including letters to Alf Wesson of Oxford University Press and a letter to Jack's son, Donald McKinney, c. 1958-1984 (File 729) - Box 101

Letters from Wright to Barbara and Charles Blackman, 1964-1986 (File 730) - Box 101

Letters from Wright to her brother, Peter Wright, 1965-1979 (File 731) - Box 101

Letters from Wright to her daughter, Meredith McKinney, 1978-1990 (File 732-733) - Box 102

Correspondence (largely by fax) between Wright and her daughter, Meredith McKinney, 1991-1994 (File 734-737) - Box 102

Correspondence (largely by fax) between Wright and her daughter, Meredith McKinney, 1994-2000 (File 738-740) - Box 103

Correspondence (largely by fax) between Wright and her daughter, Meredith McKinney, 1999-2000 (File 741A) - Box 103

This correspondence has been removed from File 741 (Box 104) as it is restricted during the life of Meredith McKinney.

Miscellaneous correspondence remaining in Wright's flat at the time of her demise, 1999-2000 (File 741-742) - Box 104

Includes: letters, faxes and cards sent for Wright's 85th birthday; papers relating to the gifting of Wright's former property to the Duke of Edinburgh Award; papers from the National Portrait Gallery regarding a gift by Barbara Blackman of a Charles Blackman portrait of the Wright-McKinney family; faxes organising Wright's participation in a 'People's walk for reconciliation' in Canberra shortly before her death, 2000; and business and financial correspondence. Correspondence between Wright and her daughter, Meredith McKinney, that was originally in File 741, has been removed and placed in File 741A (Box 103) as it is restricted during the life of Meredith McKinney.

A small ring file containing notes taken from correspondence between Wright and Jack McKinney (1944-1947), possibly used in the preparation of Wright's autobiography, Half a lifetime (File 743) - Box 104

Chapter 'summaries', probably for a proposed second volume of Wright's autobiography, nd (File 744) - Box 104

Research notes relating to Wright's involvement in Aboriginal rights issues, 2000 (File 745) - Box 104

Drafts and notes for a proposed second volume of Wright's autobiography, nd (File 746) - Box 104

Articles and poems by various writers, written for a 'Tribute' publication for Judith Wright (never published), with a letter from Wright outlining her objections to most of them, 1991 (File 747) - Box 104

The writers are Peter Skrzynecki, Rod Usher, Nancy Cato, Val Vallis, Jeff Guess, Oodgeroo Nunukul, Heather Rusden, Bruce Dawe, Paul Sherman, Rosemary Dobson, Jocelyn Saeed, Stewart Harris, Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Launa Partlett, Kathleen McArthur, Stefanie Bennett, Geoff Page, Finola Moorhead, Paul Knobel, neighbours Greg Baker and Robin Jean, and Ric Throssell.

Class MS 5781. Consignment received April 2005

Material for a proposed second volume of Wright's autobiography, given by Wright to Patricia Clarke for editing in 2000 (File 748-749) - Box 105

Notes by Wright for her autobiography, Half a lifetime, nd (File 750) - Box 105

Class MS Acc08.078. Consignment received 2008

Comprises six folders and packets of correspondence, including Wright's letters to her cousin Tina Lister (née Wright), ca. 1969-ca. 1996; cuttings and other papers relating to Wright collected by Tina Lister, ca. 1952-1995; letters from Wright to Paul Sherman, 1958-1999; and, three folders of letters from Wright to her father, P.A. Wright, 1948-1959, 1960-1966 and 1966-1970.

Contained in 1 box.

Class MS Acc09.129. Consignment received 2009

Comprises an exercise book containing poems (juvenilia) by Judith Wright written for her cousin Tina (Margaret) Wright.

Contained in 1 file.

Class MS Acc09.130. Consignment received 2009

Comprises a manuscript book of poems titled "Habitat" by Judith Wright, dedicated to her daughter Meredith, written between January 1971 and February 1972.

Contained in 1 file.


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