Guide to the Papers of Amirah Inglis


MS Acc07.055 et al.

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Collection Summary

Amirah Inglis
Papers of Amirah Inglis
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MS Acc07.055 et al.
0.81 metres (5 boxes + 2 folders)
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National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Amirah Inglis, National Library of Australia, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Class MS Acc07.055. Original Consignment

Professional and personal correspondence and research files.

Comprises 3 boxes.

Correspondence on Amirah, an un Australian Childhood (File 1) - Box 1

Correspondence on second volume of autobiography (later Hammer and Sickle and Washing up) (File 2) - Box 1

Correspondence on Hammer and Sickle etc (File 3) - Box 1

Correspondence with Hyland House on Hammer and Sickle (File 4) - Box 1

Correspondence, literary, political, general, 1980s (File 5) - Box 1

Correspondence, literary, political, general, 1990s (File 6) - Box 1

Correspondence, literary, political, general, 2000-2005 (File 7) - Box 1

Rex Mortimer material (File 8) - Box 1

Notes for White Women's Protection Ordinance, Criminal Register, 1925-1958 (File 1) - Box 2

WWPO Criminal code (File 2) - Box 2

Papers on Semesi's case, committed sentence and agitation after (File 3) - Box 2

Papers on Lieutenant Governor JHP Murray (File 4) - Box 2

Papers on Mamademi's case (File 5) - Box 2

Court documents (File 6) - Box 2

Stephen (File 7) - Box 2

Maps, photos etc for WWPO (File 8) - Box 2

MA thesis. The White Women's Protection Ordinance; A study in the history of Papua, 1926-1934 (File 9) - Box 2

Letters about MA thesis WWPO, later a book 'Not a White Woman Safe', 1974, 1971-1984 (File 1) - Box 3

Reviews of 'Not a White Woman Safe' (File 2) - Box 3

Notes for 'Scenes from Colonial Life', 1968 (File 3) - Box 3

Port Moresby articles, photos, programmes from 1968 (File 4) - Box 3

UPNG material. 1969 My class diary - teaching English to UPNG gardeners etc, 1969 (File 5) - Box 3

Valviri, notes, pictures etc (File 6) - Box 3

Karo - letters, diaries during research, re-writing before publication in 1982 (File 7) - Box 3

Class MS Acc07.157. Consignment Added November 2007

Drafts, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs and negatives, mostly relating to Inglis' publications, Amirah, an un-Australian childhood (1983), and, Karo: the life and fate of a Papuan (1982).

Comprises 1 box.

Class MS Acc08.056. Consignment Added April 2008

Program for conferral of degree for Master of Arts from the Australian National University, 1973, with card and telegrams of congratulations, including from Manning Clark on back of photograph of Joseph Furphy, and, an examination report for 7th grade pianoforte.

Comprises 1 folder.

Class MS Acc08.111. Consignment Added July 2008

Letters to Inglis from her father, Itzhak Gust and her mother, arranged by year. Gust (1898-1990) was a Polish Jewish immigrant who arrived in Melbourne in 1928.

Comprises 1 box.

Class MS Acc08.183. Consignment Added November 2008

Certificates awarded to Itzhak Gust at various philatelic exhibitions.

Comprises 1 folder.