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Papers and correspondence of Xavier Herbert, 1932-circa 1975 [manuscript]
Bib ID 540893
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1932-ca. 1975] 
0.48 m. (3 boxes) + 1 folder. 
Summary

The manuscripts of "Capricornia", the unpublished "The facts of the publication of Capricornia for the historical record", a typescript of "Poor fellow my country" and letters, mostly addressed to Arthur Dibley, written from Feb. 1935 to Aug. 1938 and covering the period when "Capricornia" was published and won the Sesquicentary prize.

Biography/History

Author. Superintendent of Aborigines in Darwin 1935-1936. His first published novel "Capricornia" won the Commonwealth 150th Anniversary Prize in 1938.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 758.

Typescript of Capricornia on microfiche mc G 3170/1-12.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A291

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (2 p.). 
Subjects Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984 -- Archives.  |  Dibley, Arthur, 1908-1984 -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1932-1975 
Occupation Authors.
Also Titled

Capricornia

Poor fellow my country

Facts of the publication of Capricornia for the historical record

Exhibited Selected items exhibited in: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 10 July 2013 - 13 October 2013 and 22 March 2014 – 28 July 2014 

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