Correspondence, literary works, photographs, sound and video recordings, theatre programs, posters and press cuttings, with the largest part of the collection being preparatory notes, drafts and manuscripts of Hewett's literary works. Correspondents include other Australian writers and theatre personalities such as Robert Adamson, Frank Hardy, Rolf Hennequel, Elizabeth Jolley, Alan Marshall, David Martin, Drusilla Modjeska, Stephen Murray-Smith, Hal Porter, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Max Williams, Richard Wherrett and Fay Zwicky.
Western-Australian born writer and academic. Hewett's career as a writer spanned fiction, poetry, plays and articles for which she received numerous awards and fellowships throughout her life. Her contribution to Australian literature was recognised with an Order of Australia medal (AM) in 1986. Hewett held the position of writer-in-residence at least nine times at Australian universities and once overseas. Her publishing record includes three novels, a first volume of memoirs, Wild card (the second volume was in process at the time of her death), fifteen plays, anthologies of poetry, radio and screen plays, short stories, musicals, librettos and articles for Australian and overseas journals. In addition, Hewett and her works have been the subject of much analysis and review by other authors.