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Papers of Cassandra Pybus, 1956-2008 [manuscript]
Bib ID 79330
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Pybus, Cassandra Jane, 1947-
 
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Description [1956-2008] 
4.05 m. (18 boxes) + 3 cartons. 
Summary

MS Acc01.076 comprises correspondence, cuttings, drafts, articles, research material and reviews. Topics represented in the papers include Community of thieves, Gross moral turpitude (Orr case), The white rajah, Till apples grow on an orange tree, The devil and James McAuley, Island magazine, Tasmanian Writers' Union and the Darville-Demidenko case (7 boxes, 3 cartons).

The Acc01.150 instalment includes cuttings and photocopies of articles on the Orr case (1 box).

The Acc09.053 instalment comprises correspondence, personal papers, literary drafts, research material and press cuttings of reviews. Correspondents include Kate Jennings, Warren Osmond, Gwen Harwood, Beverley Farmer, Carmel Bird, Linda Jaivin, Dick Watkins, Giles Hugo, Matthew Kneale, Nicholas Shakespeare, Ronald Wright and Richard Flanagan (10 boxes).

Biography/History

Writer and academic. Cassandra Jane Pybus was born in 1947 and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in 1971 and a Ph.D. in history in 1979. Pybus has been a regular commentator for national newspapers and has contributed to Meanijn, Island magazine and Overland, among other publications. She was editor of Island magazine from 1989 to 1994 and was founding editor in 1996 of the electronic forum, Australian humanities review. She is the author of Community of thieves (1991), Gross moral turpitude: the Orr case reconsidered (1993 and 1994), which won the Colin Roderick Award for the Best Australian Book in 1993, Columbus' blindness, and other essays (ed., 1994), The devil and James McAuley (1999), and, Black founders: the unknown story of Australia's first black settlers (2006). Pybus is the Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, 2007-2011 at the University of Sydney.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc01.076, MS Acc01.150, MS Acc09.053.

Related Material Cassandra Pybus interviewed by Sara Dowse; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 6001. 
Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Cassandra Pybus. 
Subjects Pybus, Cassandra Jane, 1947- -- Archives.  |  Orr, Sydney Sparkes.  |  University of Sydney -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.
Time Coverage 1956-2008 
Occupation Authors.  |  Academics.

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