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Papers of Frank Dalby Davison and Marie Davison, 1930-1990
Bib ID 6220414
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Author
Davison, Frank Dalby, 1893-1970
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Printer [between 1930 and 1990]
Description 2.10 m (11 boxes) + 1 folio box. 
Summary

MS Acc11.106 comprises correspondence between family members, draft typscripts of various works, including The white thorntree, various books owned and annotated by Frank Dalby Davison, documents regarding the management of the Davisons' farm "Folding Hills", and miscellaneous material relating to the Kestrel Films adaption of Dusty into a film and TV show (11 boxes, 1 folio box).

Biography/History

Writer and novelist. Frank Dalby Davison was born at Hawthorn, Melbourne in 1893. Davison won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 1931 for his novel Man-shy. His interest in soil erosion and deforestation led to his stories Blue coast caravan (1935), The wasteland (1935), and Children of the dark people (1936). Davison was awarded a Commonwealth Literary Fund Fellowship in 1939-1940. He made political commentary through his literature "to reveal the Australian situation and to promote liberal democratic values." He saw literature as a means by which people might be helped to know themselves and their society as a necessary prelude to reform. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/459425

Edna Marie McNab became Frank Dalby Davison's second wife when they married at Paddington, Sydney in 1944.

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS Acc11.106.

Subjects Davison, Frank Dalby, - 1893-1970 - Archives.  |  Davison, Marie, - 1913-2002 - Archives.  |  Authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Novelists, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Authors' spouses - Australia - Archives.  |  Australian fiction - 20th century.
Time Coverage 1930-1990 
Occupation Authors.  |  Novelists.  |  Authors' spouses.
Other authors/contributors Davison, Marie, 1913-2002
Terms of Use Copying of Frank Dalby Davison and Marie Davison's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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