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Papers of Chitra Fernando, 1979-1998 [manuscript]
Bib ID 106497
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Fernando, Chitra, 1937-1998
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1979-1998] 
22 cm. (2 boxes) 
Summary

Journals, for various periods from 1980-1997, handwritten & typed, in exercise books & in a gift notebook. Includes photocopied excerpts from a notebook & a typewritten draft & a final transcript of her 1995-1997 diaries. A copy of the transcript is also held on floppy disk. The journals include reminiscences & reflections about herself as well as diary entries about her activities. Drafts of, & notes for, Fernando's works, e.g. 'Hunger', 'Second exile', 'Dualities'. Includes floppy disk 'Looking for a way out.' Reviews & newspaper clippings about Fernando, including book reviews (1979-1998) & book reviews written by Chitra Fernando (1992-1994). Drafts: Lecture for a course on 'One hundred years of Australian writing' with section on Fernando (author unknown); 'Negotiated space : cultural crossings in Australian women's fiction' by Carmel Kelly, contains 4 pages on Fernando; 'Chitra Fernando : Making connections/the pleasures of exile' (author unknown).

Miscellaneous papers : biographical information; list of Fernando's literary and linguistic work & fiction; Yerland Burial Ground notes & sketch; Kalutara District Plan to do with a land allotment and newspaper clippings (1994).

Biography/History

A linguistics lecturer, at Macquarie University, from 1968 until 1993, Fernando was educated in Sri Lanka and Australia. Publications include short fiction and novels for adults and children, radioplays and academic titles.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 9390.

Subjects Fernando, Chitra, 1937-1998 -- Archives.  |  Authors -- Australia -- Archives.
Occupation Authors.  |  Linguists.

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