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Jill Hellyer interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Public lending right oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 3061824
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use for tapes 1 and 2. Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use of tapes 3 and 4 from her executor. 
Description 2003 
4 digital audio tapes (ca. 192 min.) 
Series

Public lending right oral history project.

Summary

Jill Hellyer, writer and founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, speaks about her experiences as an author; her role in the foundation of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) (1963); the role of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) in Sydney, N.S.W., which she joined in 1944; ASA developing an interest in the Public Lending Right Scheme (PLR) (1967); her role in the administration of the PLR; prominent personalities involved in the campaign for the PLR; her role as secretary, ASA (ca.1967-1971); the interest of politicans in the PLR scheme.

Biography/History

Jill Hellyer joined the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1944. She was one of the founders of the Australian Society of Authors and served as its first secretary (1963-1971). Hellyer has published a novel, Not enough savages (1975) and anthologies of poetry, The Exile and The song of the humpback whales (1981).

Notes

Recorded on 9 Dec. 2003 at Mount Colah, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (9 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 59 leaves). 
Subjects Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012 -- Interviews.  |  Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012. Not enough savages.  |  Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012. The Exile.  |  Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012. The song of the humpback whales.  |  Public Lending Right Scheme (Australia) -- Management.  |  Fellowship of Australian Writers.  |  Australian Society of Authors.  |  Public lending rights (of authors) -- Australia.  |  Secretaries -- New South Wales -- Mt. Colah -- Interviews.  |  Australian literature.
Occupation Authors  |  Secretaries
Other authors/contributors Jordens, Ann-Mari, 1940-, Interviewer

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