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Papers of Michael S. Parer, 1954-1970 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1128458
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Parer, Michael S
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1954-1970] 
2.4 m. (15 boxes) 
Summary

The papers comprise notebooks, printed material and correspondence from the seminary years; photographs; cuttings, photocopies, notes and drafts of Parer's books Dreamer by day and Prophets and losses in the priesthood, and Samuel Angus; and correspondence with priests, friends, family, academics, and missionaries, which includes letters from Rev. Tony Peterson, Rev. Val Noon, Rev. Roger Pryke, Rev. David Pope and Archbishop Ronald Knox. Other papers concern the 1st Ecumenical Mission, Melbourne, 1964; the controversy surrounding the A.B.C. Television program "This tiny ship in space," and the associations of priests and ex-priests in Australia.

Biography/History

Ex-priest, journalist, writer, publisher. Ordained in 1959, worked in Melbourne parishes, studied in Rome, granted a dispensation in ca. 1968, worked on A.B.C. T.V. religious programs, wrote several works on the priesthood and founded the publishing firm of Alella Books.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 4743.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C834.

Subjects Parer, Michael S. -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Ex-priests, Catholic -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1954-1970 
Occupation Priests  |  Authors

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