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Literary drafts, 1951-1970 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2615476
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Johnston, George, 1912-1970
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1951-1970 
80 cm. (5 boxes) 
Summary

Hand written and typed drafts and notes of published and unpublished novels, short stories and television plays and documentary scripts by George Johnston and Charmian Clift. There are also drafts of essays, talks and journals articles by both writers.

Biography/History

Novelist and journalist. During World War II he was one of Australia's leading war correspondents. In 1947 he married Charmain Clift and together they wrote many successful novels, short stories and television scripts. The couple spent 10 years on the Greek island of Hydra before returning to Australia in 1964. His best known novels are My Brother Jack (1964) and Clean straw for nothing (1969).

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 5027.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D679.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (6 p.) available. 
Subjects Johnston, George, 1912-1970 -- Archives.  |  Novelists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1951-1970 
Occupation Journalists  |  Novelists
Terms of Use Application for copying to be made to the Trustees of the Johnston estate. 

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