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Papers of Olaf Ruhen, 1926-1986 [manuscript]
Bib ID 133357
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Ruhen, Olaf, 1911-1989
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1926-1986] 
10 m. 
Summary

Correspondence, literary drafts (mostly typescript), subject files, photographs, newscuttings and copies of issues of journals containing articles by Ruhen. The correspondence includes family and personal correspondence, in addition to extensive files of correspondence with publishers and agents in Australia and overseas. The literary drafts date from the 1930s and include drafts of novels, short stories, book reviews and non-fiction works. The photographs include family photographs, wartime photographs and photographs taken during trips connected with Ruhen's writing. Included amongst the publications is a set of the first two years' issues of "People" magazine with a typed index by Ruhen.

Biography/History

New Zealand born author. Served with the RNZAF during World War II. In 1947 Ruhen moved to Sydney and worked as a journalist for eight years before establishing himself as a freelance writer. He subsequently published over 30 books, based mainly on his travels in Australia and the Pacific.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 7935.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E760.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (7 p.). 
Subjects Ruhen, Olaf, 1911-1989 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1926-1986 
Occupation Authors.

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