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Papers of Russell Braddon, 1949-1990 [microform]
Bib ID 68874
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1949-1990 
1.4 m. 10 boxes. 
Summary

The papers contain 47 volumes of manuscript drafts of Braddon's works, a small amount of correspondence, including letters from Joan Sutherland, Lord Beaverbrook, the second Lord Thomson and General A.E. Percival, as well as photographs of Braddon at book launchings, of Joan Sutherland, and other photographs.

Biography/History

Author. Russell Braddon was born in Sydney and educated at the University of Sydney. He was imprisoned in Changi for four years during World War II, and his controversial book, "The naked island", descring his experiences as a prisoner, sold more than a million copies. He wrote biographies, novels, histories and TV scripts. He lived in Britain from 1949 until 1993, and died in NSW in 1995.

Notes

Originals held by the National Library of Australia at MS 8963.

Related Material Interviews of Russell Braddon are held in the National Library of Australia Oral History collection. 
Reproduction Microfilm. Balgowlah, N.S.W. : W. & F. Pascoe, 1997. 8 microfilm reels; 35 mm. 
Index/Finding Aid Note List available (9 p.) 
Subjects Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1949-1990 
Occupation Novelists  |  Biographers

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