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Papers of Paul Brennan, 1984-1996 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1574412
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Brennan, Paul, 1945-
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1979-1996] 
4.83 m. (30 boxes) + 1 small folio box + 1 file. 

MS 8116 comprises separately arranged groups of correspondence and other papers accumulated by Primavera Press during the publication of the following titles: Repetitive strain injuries: explorer's guidebook / Paul Brennan (1987), Remember the Tarantella / Finola Moorehead (1987), Patrick White speaks / Paul Brennan and Christine White (eds., 1989), Descent of spirit: writings of E.L. Grant Watson / Dorothy Green (ed., 1990), Writer reader critic / Dorothy Green (1991), The nun and the bandit / E.L. Grant Watson (1993). Also included are papers and correspondence relating to the proposed re-release by Primavera Press of E.L. Grant Watson's Priest Island, a copy of a work by Grant Watson titled "To this end" and a copy of Katherine Grant Watson's memoirs "Between two worlds". Principal correspondents include Dorothy Green and Josephine Spence.

The Acc06.155 instalment includes correspondence, 1979-1980, with Randolph Stow, Laurie Hergenhan, Alan Ross and Beth Macdougall; an annotated typescript of Brennan's interview with Stow, titled "Randolph Stow in slippers", 1980; and, research material relating to Stow, including copies of articles, newspaper cuttings and other papers.


Paul Brennan is a publisher and journalist. He has worked as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and as a radio producer for ABC Radio, both in Australia and in Europe. He was a founding editor of New Journalist. He lived in Amsterdam from 1974-1985 working for Radio Nederland (editorial), University of Amsterdam (sociology) and free-lance (ABC radio). He is the owner of Primavera Press, a small publishing company and he publishes, with his wife Sarah Mattocks, hand-made booklets as Peripheral Press.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 8116, MS Acc06.155.

Associated materials: Papers of E.L. Grant Watson, 1904-1996 MS 4950.

Associated materials: Papers of Dorothy Green, 1943-1990 MS 5678.

MS 8116 copy Also available online

Related Material Two cassettes from the papers of Paul Brennan; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2657. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: 
Subjects Brennan, Paul, 1945- -- Archives.  |  White, Patrick, 1912-1990.  |  Green, Dorothy, 1915-1991 -- Correspondence.  |  Grant Watson, Elliot L. (Elliot Lovegood), 1885-1970.  |  Moorhead, Finola.  |  Grant Watson, Katharine.  |  Primavera Press -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Publishers and publishing -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1979-1996 
Occupation Authors.  |  Publishers.

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