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Papers of Nadia Wheatley, 1946-2017 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2770487
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Wheatley, Nadia, 1949-
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research (MS 9000 (all except for Box 2a), MS Acc08.193 (Boxes 2-5), MS Acc17.152 (all)); part requires permission for research (MS Acc04.225 (all) and MS Acc05.061 (all)); part requires permission for research until 2024 (MS Acc08.093 (Box 1)); part requires permission for research during Wheatley's lifetime (MS 9000 (Box 2a)). 
Description [1946-2017] 
12.39 m. (37 boxes) + 8 archives boxes + 4 large folio boxes + 6 medium folio boxes. 
Summary

The papers in MS 9000 comprise writing and publishing correspondence, correspondence with school children, drafts, synopses, maps, notes research material, cuttings, page and cover proofs, flyers and other papers relating to her novels and children's books Five times dizzy, Dancing in the Anzac deli, The house that was Eureka, The blooding, My place, and, Lucy in the leap year. Also includes papers relating to her book of short stories, The night Tolkien died, her dealings with the ABC over the series "The museum of here and now", the stage production of "Lucy in the leap year" and the stage, film and television productions of "Five times dizzy".

Major correspondents in MS 9000 include Oxford University Press, Barbara Mobbs (Wheatley's agent from 1988), Children's Book Council of Australia, International Board on Books for Young People, Penguin Books, Collins, Angus & Robertson, Redress Press, SBS, Rosalind Price (Pixel Publishing), Omnibus Books, Belle Alderman, Margaret Aitken, Katherine Scholes, Donna Rawlins, Edel Wignell, Toss Gascoigne, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, Julie Lewis, Barbara Jefferis, and Theatre South (19 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The Acc04.225 instalment comprises Australian Society of Authors correspondence regarding the Children's Writers Group, 1990-1994, mail from children, short stories, reviews and talks, papers relating to The night Tolkien died and Luke's way of looking, correspondence and other papers relating to the Charmian Clift biography, Landmarks, A banner bold and Highway (5 boxes).

The Acc05.061 instalment includes papers relating to the television series "Five times dizzy" and the play "Lucy in the leap year", correspondence, 1994-1998, drafts and correspondence concerning Vigil and The house that was Eureka, notes, news items and drafts of The life and myth of Charmian Clift, and papers relating to the Educational Lending Right and Martin Johnston (7 boxes).

The Acc08.193 instalment comprises research material and correspondence related to Charmian Clift and George Johnston. Photographs, book drafts, proofs and related research notes, copies of reviews and newspaper articles (6 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The Acc17.152 instalment comprises drafts, proofs, research and publicity material. Much of the correspondence is from schoolchildren to Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle in response to My place (c.1987), Playground: listening to stories from country and from inside the heart (2011) Australians all: a history of growing up, from the ice age to the apology (2013) and Flight (2015) (8 archives boxes, 8 fol. boxes).

Biography/History

Author. Wheatley was born in Sydney in 1949 and is known primary as an author of novels, short stories and scripts for children and teenagers. Wheatley's publications include, Five times dizzy (1982), Dancing in the Anzac deli (1984), The house that was Eureka (1985), My place (1987), and, Lucy in the leap year (1993). She also wrote a biography of Charmian Clift (2001) which won that year's Premier's reading challenge at the New South Wales Premier's History Awards. In 2006, she was a judge for these awards, and in the same year, Wheatley was the University of Canberra's May Gibbs Fellow.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9000, MS Acc04.225, MS Acc05.061, MS Acc08.193, MS Acc17.152.

Related Material Nadia Wheatley interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Public lending right oral history project; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5145. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online.  Donor's box list for Acc05/61 available. 
Subjects Wheatley, Nadia, 1949- -- Archives.  |  Clift, Charmian, 1923-1969.  |  Johnston, George, 1764-1823.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Novelists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Children's literature, Australian.
Time Coverage 1946-2017 
Occupation Children's authors.  |  Authors.
Terms of Use Permission is required to copy for research purposes. 
Exhibited Selected items exhibited: “Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature”, National Library of Australia, 22 August 2019 – 16 February 2020. 

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