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Papers of Dorothy Hewett, 1883-2002 (bulk 1952-2001) [manuscript]
Bib ID 1072297
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Hewett, Dorothy, 1923-2002
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1883-2002 
5.1 m. (34 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes, 1 elephant folio. 
Summary

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.

Biography/History

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.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 6184.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D1144

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (27 p.) available in the Manuscript Reading Room. 
Subjects Hewett, Dorothy, - 1923-2002 - Archives.  |  Authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.
Time Coverage 1883-2002 
Occupation Authors.

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