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Pacific paradise, 1955 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1144753
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Cusack, Dymphna, 1902-1981
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1955] 
0.03 m. (1 folder) 
Summary

MS 1843 comprises a typescript copy of Cusack's anti-bomb drama, Pacific paradise (37 leaves). The collection also includes a 9-page typescript on the writing and life of Dymphna Cusack (author not named) (1 folder).

Biography/History

Schoolteacher, writer and anti-nuclear campaigner. Ellen Dymphna (Nell) Cusack was born at Wyalong, New South Wales in 1902. She was educated at St Ursula's College, Armidale and graduated from the University of Sydney with an honours degree in history and philosophy. She worked as a teacher until she retired in 1944 for health reasons. Cusack became president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1968-1969. In 1981 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contribution to Australian literature. Cusack died at Manly, Sydney in 1981. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/478194

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1843.

Associated materials: Papers of Dymphna Cusack, 1937-1983 MS 4621.

Associated materials: Cuttings book of Dymphna Cusack, approximately 1951-1983 MS Acc13.016.

Subjects Cusack, Dymphna, 1902-1981 -- Archives.  |  Dramatists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian drama -- 20th century.  |  Nuclear warfare in literature.
Time Coverage 1955 
Occupation Dramatists.

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