MS 9333 comprises research material relating to Minefields and miniskirts, McHugh's book about the involvement of Australian women in the Vietnam War as nurses, entertainers or army personnel. The papers include research files titled "Vietnamese in Australia/Vietnam", "Articles and misc re Vietnam in general", "Journalism", "Singers", "Vets families", "Anti-war", and "Nurses" containing correspondence, articles, clippings, transcipts of interviews and notes on interviewees. The collection also includes proofs, drafts, layout and contents notes of the book; scripts from ABC programs drawn from the interviews; reviews, newspaper clippings and publications; and, colour slide and black and white negatives of Vietnam, 1991 (4 boxes).
The Acc12.082 instalment comprises research notes, reviews, feedback and comments relating to McHugh’s radio documentary on mixed marriage and sectarianism presented on ABC Radio National Hindsight (1 packet).
Journalist, author and academic. Siobhán McHugh was born in Ireland and came to Australia in 1985 on a visit, and remained. She chronicled her adopted country in an award winning series on the Irish in Australia, "Echo of a distant drum". Her first book, The Snowy, won the NSW State Library Award for non-fiction in 1990. McHugh is also a documentary maker and has made a speciality of oral histories across numerous disciplines. She is known for radio and television documentaries for the ABC and SBS and has connections with the Irish diaspora. She has published six monographs and is senior lecturer in the School of Journalism at the University of Wollongong.