Correspondence; drafts of novels, plays, poems, broadcasts, travel books, an autobiography and short stories; press cuttings, diaries, photographs, invitations, programmes, notes, posters, personal documents such as certificates and passports, cassette-drafts of "Triple concerto", foreign periodicals and booklets, and many other printed items. Also includes three typescript drafts of "Nurse no longer grief", draft of "My experience as a high school teacher", MSS and galley proofs of "Dymphna" by Freehill and drafts of "The tide is running out".
Ellen Dymphna Cusack was born at Wyalong N.S.W. She was one of Australia's most prolific and translated writers. A "joint autobiography", entitled Dymphna Cusack, was written by her husband Norman Freehill using Dymphna's tape - recorded reminiscences. (Published by Thomas Nelson in 1975). She died in September 1981.