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Papers of William Harney, 1936-1963 (bulk 1942-1963) [manuscript]
Bib ID 1186152
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Harney, W. E. (William Edward), 1895-1962
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1936-1963] 
0.30 m. (2 boxes) 
Summary

1. Diaries, 1942-45 (four volumes). 2. Over 100 letters written to Harney, 1943-56, including thirty letters from A.P. Elkin, 1944-49, mostly concerning Australian Aboriginal legends. Other correspondents include Ion Idriess, Roland Robinson, Wilfrid Thomas, Mel Pratt, C.L.A. Abbott, E.W.P. Chinnery, Frank Clune, Charles Chauvel and Mary Gilmore. 3. T/s and mss drafts of various unpublished prose, poetry and non-fiction writings. 4. T/s draft of To Ayers Rock and beyond, c.1960. 5. Handwritten draft of The shady tree. 6. Newspaper clippings, 1940-63. 7. Transcripts of Harney's ABC and BBC radio broadcasts, 1956-63. 8. Copies of Harney's birth, death and marriage certificates. 9. Miscellaneous papers including memberships and licences, 1936-54; Welfare Department directives and papers, 1942-47; and papers regarding the journal National Geographic, 1948-54.

Biography/History

Bushman, folklorist, patrol officer for the Native Affairs Branch of the Northern Territory, curator of Ayers Rock reservation and author of numerous popular books on life in northern and outback Australia.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 8540.

Related Material Bill Harney's autobiography is also held by the National Library of Australia at MS 6575. 
Index/Finding Aid Note List of correspondents in folder 1. 
Subjects Harney, W. E. (William Edward), 1895-1962 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- Archives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Time Coverage 1936-1963 
Occupation Authors.

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