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Correspondence between Robert Blomfield and Russell Braddon, 1948-1952
Bib ID 6197643
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, sheet]
Author
Blomfield, Robert, 1923-
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between 1948 and 1952] 
0.03 m (1 folder) 
Summary

MS Acc12.124 comprises correspondence between Russell R. Braddon and Robert Blomfield from 1948 to 1952. Includes newspaper clippings (1 folder).

Biography/History

Engineer and teacher. Robert Blomfield was born in Bendick Murrell, New South Wales in 1923. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942, attained the rank of sergeant and served with 354 Radar Station on Tarakan Island, Borneo from 2 May 1945 until the end of the war. In 1950 he started work as an engineer in Civil Planning with the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission. After completing a Diploma of Education from Melbourne University in 1953, Blomfield became a teacher of physics and mathematics in New South Wales high schools.

Author. Russell Reading Braddon was born in Sydney in 1921 and educated at the University of Sydney. He was imprisoned in Changi for four years during the Second World War, and his controversial book, The naked island, describing his experiences as a prisoner, sold more than a million copies. He wrote biographies, novels, histories and television scripts. He lived in Britain from 1949 until 1993, and died in New South Wales in 1995.

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS Acc12.124.

Subjects Blomfield, Robert, 1923- -- Correspondence.  |  Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995 -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1948-1952 
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995
Terms of Use Copying of Robert Blomfield’s copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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