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Papers of Christopher Sexton, 1929-2008 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4836870
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Sexton, Christopher, 1961-
 
Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1929-2008] 
0.30 m. (2 boxes) 
Summary

MS Acc09.070 comprises papers on Sir Robert Helpmann and Dame Peggy van Praagh compiled by Christopher Sexton, including tapes of interviews with Malcolm Williamson, Dobbs Franks, John Cargher, Bill Akers, Don Dunstan and Robert Helpmann; letters to Sexton regarding Helpmann dated 1986-1987, the correspondents including Sir John Gielgud, Peter Sculthorpe, Malcolm Williamson, Lord Snowdon, Bishop E.D. Cameron, Graeme Murphy, Sir Anthony Dowell, Margaret Rawlings, Sir Ian Potter, P.E. Thompson Hancock, Geoffrey Ingram, Sir Michael Hordern, Sir Kenneth Macmillan and others; part of unpublished manuscript for a biography on Helpmann by Sexton; photographs and photocopies of press clippings from Helpmann scrapbooks held by the National Library of Australia; published books on Helpmann; letters to Sexton on van Praagh dated 1983-1986, the correspondents including Lord Snowdon, Antony Tudor, Sir Charles Mackerras, Gordon and Peggy van Praagh, Sir Ian Potter, Dame Margaret Scott, Lady Viola Tait, Dr H.C. Coombs, Graeme Murphy, Dame Ninette de Valois, Lady Mary Fairfax, Shirley McKechnie and others; articles on van Praagh; documents relating to Sexton's book Peggy van Praagh, a life of dance; photographs of van Praagh and family (2 boxes).

Biography/History

Author. Christopher Sexton is the biographer of Dame Peggy van Praagh, Sir Robert Helpmann, and Sir Macfarlane Burnet.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.070.

Subjects Sexton, Christopher, 1961- -- Archives.  |  Van Praagh, Peggy, 1910-1990.  |  Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Biographers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Ballet dancers -- Biography.
Time Coverage 1929-2008 
Occupation Biographers.

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