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The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts of Hellyer's published and unpublished works, photographs, reviews, printed material and other papers. There are also material concerning the Australian Society of Authors and the Fellowship of Writers. The main correspondents are A.D. Hope, Nancy Keesing, Xavier Herbert and Patrick White.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1069901).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Jill Hellyer, National Library of Australia, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.
The bulk of the papers were purchased in 1983, and a small addition was made in 1996.
The papers were arranged and described by Jill Hellyer. The file numbers in brackets are those of Hellyer.
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Jill Hellyer was born in Sydney on 17 April 1925. For many years she contributed poetry to magazines such as Westerly, Southerly, Meanjin and Overland. She was one of the founders of the Australian Society of Authors and was its first executive secretary from 1964 until 1971. Her publications include poetry, The Exile (1969) and Song of the Humpback Whales (1981), and a novel Not enough savages (1975) and she edited an autobiography of D.W.H. Arnott, Fifty years in psychiatry (1980) She won the Poetry Magazine Award in 1965.
Comprises the following papers: Letters of A.D. Hope, 1983-1992; letters of Nancy Keesing, 1988-1992; and other correspondence, 1972-1982, including letters of Patrick White, Xavier Herbert, David Campbell, Lloyd Davies and Afferbeck Lauder; reports, minutes, circulars and newsletters relating to the Australian Society of Authors, 1963-1970; manuscripts and typescripts of poems, articles, book reviews, stories, a radio play and writings for children, including radio broadcasts, television and film scripts; and family papers, including photographs. Other papers include correspondence and papers concerning a publication compiled by Hellyer, Tomb it may concern (1993); photographs; newspaper cuttings; circulars, brochures and printed material.
Contained in 7 boxes, 1 fol. item.
Includes (a) List of titles, dates and payment; (b) Verse, published in school magazines.
Includes a) List of titles dates and payments; b) Cuttings of articles published in school magazines.
Includes a) Play School and Space Theme (not used); b) Four scripts for children's programs.
Comprises letters from Phillip Adams to Jill Hellyer, 1980-2004, and a file relating to the book, Tomb it may concern, added on 6 September, 2004.
Contained in 1 box.