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Cuttings book of Dymphna Cusack, approximately 1951-1983
Bib ID 6253231
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Author
Cusack, Dymphna, 1902-1981
 
Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between approximately 1951 and 1983] 
0.60 m (1 folio packet) 
Summary

MS Acc13.016 comprises a large scrapbook of newspaper cuttings and ephemera about the life of Dymphna Cusack. It also contains loose correspondence and newspaper articles some of which relate to Florence James (aka Florence Bayley) (1 folio packet).

Biography/History

Schoolteacher, writer and anti-nuclear campaigner. Ellen Dymphna (Nell) Cusack was born at Wyalong, New South Wales in 1902. She was educated at St Ursula's College, Armidale and graduated from the University of Sydney with an honours degree in history and philosophy. She worked as a teacher until she retired in 1944 for health reasons. Cusack became president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1968-1969. In 1981 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contribution to Australian literature. Cusack died at Manly, Sydney in 1981. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/478194

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS Acc13.016.

Associated materials: Pacific paradise, 1955 MS 1843.

Associated materials: Papers of Dymphna Cusack, 1937-1983 MS 4621.

Subjects Cusack, Dymphna, 1902-1981 -- Archives.  |  James, Florence, 1902-1993 -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.
Time Coverage 1951-1983 
Occupation Teachers.  |  Authors.  |  Protesters.

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