Guide to the Papers of Vivienne Rae-Ellis

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MS 6163

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Collection Summary

Creator
Vivienne Rae-Ellis
Title
Papers of Vivienne Rae-Ellis
Date Range
1870-2008
Collection Number
MS 6163
Extent
3.45 metres (23 ms boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the MS 6163 collection comprises research material, drafts, reference cards and other papers relating to Rae-Ellis' publications: Lively libraries, Menace at Oyster Bay, Queen Trucanini, The tribe with no feet, Louisa Anne Meredith, Trucanini: queen or traitor?, The Cavendish affair, and, Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines. Also included are business, personal and family correspondence, 1968-1983; drafts of scripts written for ABC radio, drafts scripts of her film 'The Midland pubs', programs, short stories, cuttings of reviews, and a box of household receipts issued to Louisa Anne Meredith, 1870-1880 (23 boxes).

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn561756).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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], Records of the Papers of Vivienne Rae-Ellis, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.

Biographical / Historical

Vivienne Rae-Ellis is a Tasmanian-born writer who has published extensively including Lively libraries (a handbook for librarians), biographies of Louisa Anne Meredith, Trucanini, and George Augustus Robinson; adult fiction (Queen Trucanini, co-authored with Nancy Cato), a romance novel (The Cavendish affair), children's fiction (Menace at Oyster Bay and The tribe with no feet), as well as film, television and radio scripts.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 6163. Original consignment

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Correspondence and related research material, 1972-79, including draft of a paper presented by Rae-Ellis to the Royal Society of Tasmania (File 1-12) - Box 1-2 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Original household receipts issued to Louisa Anne Meredith, 1872-73 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Corrected typescript (File 14) - Box 3 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Galley proofs (File 15-16) - Box 3 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Galley proofs (File 17) - Box 4 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Draft index (File 18) - Box 4 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Typescript draft (File 19) - Box 4 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Photocopy of corrected typescript (File 20) - Box 5 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith (Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Filing cards arranged by subject relating to the Meredith Family (File 21-23) - Box 5 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Correspondence concerning research on Trucanini, including letters from Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Tim Bowden, Geoffrey Duttonand Stephen Murray-Smith (File 24-25) - Box 6 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Bundle of twenty-six exercise books containing manuscript drafts (File 26) - Box 6 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Handwritten draft (File 27) - Box 7 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Typescript drafts (File 28-33) - Box 7 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Galley proofs (File 34) - Box 8 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Papers re illustrations (File 35) - Box 8 (MS 6163)

Trucanini : queen or traitor?(Hobart: O.B.M. Publishing, 1976): Slides of Trucanini and other Tasmanian Aborigines (File 36) - Box 8 (MS 6163)

Lively libraries (Melbourne: Australian Library Promotion Council, 1975): Business correspondence, working notes and typescript drafts (File 37-40) - Box 8 (MS 6163)

Menace at Oyster Bay (London: Hamilton, 1976): Correspondence with Marcie Muir and publishers, manuscript and typescript (File 41) - Box 9 (MS 6163)

Tribe with no feet (London: Hamish Hamilton Children's Books, 1978): Early drafts and some correspondence with publishers (File 42) - Box 9 (MS 6163)

The Midland pubs (film script for Adult Education Board of Tasmania, 1975): Correspondence, working notes and final script (File 43) - Box 9 (MS 6163)

ABC scripts: ABC scripts including draft of a short dramatisation of the life of Elizabeth Fry and the script for an interview with John Allchin, Tasmanian craft jeweller, c. 1967-68 (File 44) - Box 9 (MS 6163)

ABC scripts: Scripts and correspondence including approximately 30 scripts for "Morning call", an ABC program for women broadcast in Launceston, Tasmania (File 45-47) - Box 10 (MS 6163)

Other writings: Drafts of articles for the Hobart Mercury on the Queen's jubilee celebrations; notes, assorted programs, drafts of short stories and articles, cuttings and other papers (File 48-49) - Box 10 (MS 6163)

Personal papers: Business papers including income tax returns, household receipts and bank books (File 50-52) - Box 11 (MS 6163)

Personal papers: Family photographs (File 53-55) - Box 11 (MS 6163)

Correspondence and cuttings relating to productions of the Launceston Players, of which Rae-Ellis was a member (File 56) - Box 12 (MS 6163)

School reports, assignments, general correspondence including cards and letters from painters and writers, address books, notebooks and other papers (File 57-61) - Box 12 (MS 6163)

Class MS 6163. Consignment received 10 May 1984

Correspondence, 1968-83: Business correspondence, 1978-83, including correspondence withpublishers, grant applications and correspondence re Public Lending Right payments (File 1-2) - Box 13 (MS 6163)

Correspondence, 1968-83: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1968-80, including family, personal and business correspondence as well as letters by Rae-Ellis to her mother and others (File 3-5) - Box 13 (MS 6163)

Queen Trucanini (London: Heinemann, 1976) by Nancy Cato and V. Rae-Ellis: Corrected typescript (File 6) - Box 13 (MS 6163)

Queen Trucanini (London: Heinemann, 1976) by Nancy Cato and V. Rae-Ellis: Corrected typescript with typesetter's annotations (File 7-8) - Box 14 (MS 6163)

Queen Trucanini (London: Heinemann, 1976) by Nancy Cato and V. Rae-Ellis: Correspondence relating to Queen Trucanini, 1975-78, including correspondence with Nancy Cato; cuttings, a publishing agreement, comments on the manuscript and other papers (File 9) - Box 14 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith, tigress in exile(Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Correspondence and chart relating to illustrations, 1976 (File 10) - Box 14 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith, tigress in exile(Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Original draft, manuscript and corrected typescript (File 11) - Box 14 (MS 6163)

Louisa Anne Meredith, tigress in exile(Sandy Bay, Tas.: Blubber Head Press, 1979): Corrected typescript (File 12) - Box 15 (MS 6163)

The Cavendish affair (London: Hale, 1980): Typescripts of novel published under the pseudonym Antonia Bell (File 13-18) - Box 15-16 (MS 6163)

Trucanini, queen or traitor? (Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1981): Material relating to the 1981 edition of Trucanini, including correspondence, research material, original manuscripts of new chapters and updated typescripts of the first edition, 1980 (File 19-24) - Box 17 (MS 6163)

Trucanini, queen or traitor? (Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1981): Draft index and proofs (File 25) - Box 18 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): First and second typed drafts (File 26-27) - Box 18 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Final typed draft (File 28) - Box 19 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Correspondence, 1976-82 (File 29) - Box 19 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Research materials (File 30-32) - Box 19 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Exercise books containing research notes (File 33-36) - Box 20 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Exercise books containing manuscript first draft (File 37-47) - Box 20 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Exercise books containing manuscript first draft and research notes (File 48-57) - Box 21 (MS 6163)

Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1988): Shoe boxes of reference cards containing sources used (File 58-63) - Box 22-23 (MS 6163)


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