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Papers of Eleanor Dark, 1910-1974 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2615455
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Dark, Eleanor, 1901-1985
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1910-1974] 
0.39 m. (7 folders) + 4 security binders. 
Summary

The collection consists of newspaper clippings (1936-1954), mainly reviews of Eleanor Dark's novels, and letters (1923-1974) from a number of the prominent Australian literary figures of the period. The correspondents include Manning Clark, Kate Baker, Jean Devaney, Flora Eldershaw, Mary Gilmore, Vance and Nettie Palmer, Miles Franklin, Eric Lowe, Marjorie Barnard, Ethel Turner, Xavier Herbert, Frank Dalby Davison, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alec Chisholm, Kylie Tennant, Meta Mackan, Ruth Park, Ethel Curlewis, C.B. Christesen.

Biography/History

Australian author who published nine novels between 1934 and 1959. They include Prelude to Christopher and Return to Coolami which won the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal for the best Australian novel for the years 1934 and 1936 respectively, and The timeless land (1941).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 4998.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C1166.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/4998.html 
Subjects Dark, Eleanor, - 1901-1985 - Archives.  |  Novelists, Australian - 20th century - Archives.
Time Coverage 1910-1974 
Occupation Novelists.

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