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Papers of Donald Havelock Mather, 1925-1956 [manuscript]
Bib ID 662532
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mather, Donald Havelock, 1901-
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1925-1956 
80 cm. (5 boxes). 
Summary

Records of Kooringarama Films Inc., including stills of the film "Borrowed Plumes.' Correspondence regarding the broadcasting of radio plays and the publication of other works. Research notes, handwritten drafts and typescripts of scripts, verse and articles. Programmes for stage plays featuring Mather, and for the Melbourne Cricket Club Centenary Celebrations organized by Mather in 1938. Family correspondence from the war years. Photographs. Issues of some Army publications: Puckapunyal, WASE and Tobruk Truth, as well as post war issues of Toruk Echo.

Biography/History

D.H. Mather, an amateur actor, film-maker, radio-writer and author, played an active role in the development of broadcasting and popular entertainment in Melbourne. In 1927, he helped form the Kooringarama Films Company which produced one film "Borrowed Plumes" - based on one of Mather's radio plays. However Mather achieved his greatest success writing for radio, and many of his plays and serials were broadcast on the ABC and commercial networks.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 6593.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (9 p.) available. 
Subjects Mather, Donald Havelock, 1901- -- Archives.  |  Kooringarama Films -- Archives.  |  Motion picture producers and directors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1925-1956 
Occupation Scriptwriters  |  Film producers and directors
Other authors/contributors Kooringarama Films

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