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Papers of Michael Noonan, 1891-1997 (bulk 1945-1997) [manuscript]
Bib ID 2594532
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Noonan, Michael, 1921-2000
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Partly restricted: Series 5/20 restricted until June 2008. Not for loan. 
Description 1891-1997 
15.96 m. (114 boxes)+ 1 folio box + 3 folio items. 
Summary

The papers comprise Michael Noonan's literary output as a scriptwriter for radio, television and film and as a novelist and biographer from the 1940s until the publication of his autobiography in 1995. The literary papers include drafts, plot outlines, film treatments, notebooks, research materials and business correspondence. The collection also includes family and general correspondence, personal documents, legal papers and photographs. Major correspondents include Bill and Ann Moloney, Harvey Unna (agent), Kurt Hellmer (agent), Nadine Hopkins, Catherine Ingall, Chips Rafferty, Harry Rosengrave and Ted Willis.

Biography/History

Michael Noonan is a New Zealand-born Australian playwright and novelist who lived in London for 20 years prior to 1978. He is the author of numerous screenplays and 16 novels for adults and children. After discharge from active service in New Guinea during World War II, he studied at the University of Sydney before he began his literary career by writing radio plays.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 6185.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-324945336

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D1149

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in Special Collections Reading Room, and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms6185 
Subjects Moloney, Billy, 1901-1978 -- Correspondence.  |  Unna, Harvey -- Correspondence.  |  Noonan, Michael, 1921-2000 -- Archives.  |  Moloney, Anne -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1891-1997 
Occupation Authors.

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