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Papers of Amirah Inglis, 1950-2005 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3969782
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Inglis, Amirah, 1926-2015
 
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Description [1950-2005] 
0.81 m. (5 boxes) + 2 folders. 
Summary

MS Acc07/55 comprises professional and personal correspondence and research files.

The Acc07/157 instalment includes drafts, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs and negatives, mostly relating to Inglis' publications, Amirah, an un-Australian childhood (1983), and, Karo: the life and fate of a Papuan (1982).

The Acc08/56 comprises the program for conferral of degree for Master of Arts from the Australian National University, 1973, with card and telegrams of congratulations, including from Manning Clark on back of photograph of Joseph Furphy, and, an examination report for 7th grade pianoforte.

The Acc08/111 instalment consists of letters to Inglis from her father, Itzhak Gust and her mother, arranged by year. Gust (1898-1990) was a Polish Jewish immigrant who arrived in Melbourne in 1928.

The Acc08/183 instalment comprises certificates awarded to Itzhak Gust at various philatelic exhibitions.

Biography/History

Author and political activist. Amirah Inglis was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1926 and moved to Australia with her mother in 1929. Inglis grew up in Melbourne and lived in Canberra in the 1960s where she worked as a teacher at Lyneham High School. Between 1967 and 1974 Inglis and her husband academic Ken Inglis lived in Papua New Guinea. Their stay in Papua New Guinea was the inspiration for Inglis' first book which launched her writing career. In addition to essays and reviews, Inglis has written two volumes of autobiography, Amirah, an un-Australian childhood (1983), and, The hammer & sickle and the washing up: memories of an Australian woman communist (1995). She also contributed to the published memoirs of her father Itzhak Gust. Inglis joined the Communist Party in 1945 at Melbourne University and remained a member for 16 years.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc07/55, MS Acc07/157, MS Acc08/56, MS Acc08/111, MS Acc08/183.

Related Material Portrait of Amirah Inglis, O'Connor, A.C.T., 1990; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC P2192/146-147 LOC Album 933/B.  Amirah Inglis interviewed by Peter Biskup; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2617.  Interview with Bob Gollan; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2765.  Amirah Inglis interviewed by Sarah Dowse; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3798.  Papers of Amirah Inglis; Located at; Noel Butlin Archives Centre. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Donor's box list for Acc07/55 available. 
Subjects Inglis, Amirah, 1926-2015 -- Archives.  |  Communists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women communists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Jews, Polish -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1950-2005 
Occupation Authors.
Terms of Use Copying of Amirah Inglis' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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