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Papers of Vivienne Rae-Ellis, 1870-2008 (bulk 1968-1983) [manuscript]
Bib ID 561756
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Rae-Ellis, Vivienne, 1930-2015
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Access Conditions Part permission required for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1870-2008] 
11.15 m. (65 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes. 

The bulk of the MS 6163 collection comprises research material, drafts, reference cards and other papers relating to Rae-Ellis' publications: Lively libraries, Menace at Oyster Bay, Queen Trucanini, The tribe with no feet, Louisa Anne Meredith, Trucanini: queen or traitor?, The Cavendish affair, and, Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines. Also included are business, personal and family correspondence, 1968-1983; drafts of scripts written for ABC radio, drafts scripts of her film "The Midland pubs", programs, short stories, cuttings of reviews, and a box of household receipts issued to Louisa Anne Meredith, 1870-1880 (23 boxes).

The Acc09.175 instalment comprises research notes, transcribed interviews, lists of contributors, case histories, correspondence, card indexes and subject files for books on reincarnation, coincidence, ghosts; typescripts at various stages for Never say die, Coincidence, ghost books, Whaling, Black Robinson and others; various unpublished romances; research materials on such topics as whaling, thylacines, Antarctica; maps and pictures used in publications; financial papers including receipts of expenditure and tax returns; articles by or about Vivienne Rae-Ellis; a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings; and, slides and travel materials relating to Egypt, Israel and Bethlehem (38 boxes, 1 fol. box).


Writer. Vivienne Rae-Ellis is a Tasmanian-born author who resides in England. Her publications include a handbook for librarians, Lively libraries (1975), and, True ghost stories of our own time (comp. and ed., 1990). Her biographical works are Trucanini: queen or traitor? (1976 and 1981), Louisa Anne Meredith: a tigress in exile (1979), and a biography of George Augustus Robinson, Black Robinson, Protector of Aborigines (1988). The adult fiction Rae-Ellis has published includes Queen Trucanini (with Nancy Cato, 1976), and, The Cavendish affair (1980). She has also published children's fiction, Menace at Oyster Bay (1976), and, The tribe with no feet (1978), as well as film, television and radio scripts. Rae-Ellis has conducted oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 6163, MS Acc08.071, MS Acc09.175.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Rae-Ellis, Vivienne, 1930-2015 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Biographers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women biographers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- Women authors.  |  Australian
Time Coverage 1870-2008 
Occupation Authors.  |  Biographers.  |  Oral history interviewers.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895
Terms of Use Copying of Vivienne Rae-Ellis' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 


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