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The collection comprises three distinct parts. The first, being papers relating to Reid's biography of Charles Perkins, was donated in 1991. It consists of correspondence, press cuttings, contractual negotiations, photographic orders, reviews, photographs and drafts relating to the biography. The second part consists of papers relating to Long time, olden time.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2877430).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Peter Read, National Library of Australia, MS 8430, [series and/or file number]'.
The original consignment of papers was donated in 1994 and consists of correspondence, photographs, maps, notes and corrected drafts, as well as the book, 3 audio tapes (with master reels) and CD-Rom. In February 1998 a further donation of draft manuscripts and correspondence documenting Read's study Returning to nothing was added to the collection.
A copy of Peter Read's Ph.D. thesis A history of the Wiradjuri people of New South Wales, (ANU 1983) is also held in the Manuscript Section (MS 1021). Most of Read's original tape recordings of the 150 interviews he recorded with Charles Perkins and his contemporaries in the course of researching the Perkins biography are held in the National Library's Oral History Section. Six 10" master audio reels held in Oral History at TRC 3403.
3.5 inch floppy disk
5.25 inch floppy disk
Commercial cassette tape
Compact cassette tape
Data CD (any content on recordable CD-R)