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Papers of Anne Edgeworth, 1936-2007
Bib ID 7763473
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Edgeworth, Anne, 1921-2011
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part permission required for research until 2031 (Box 9). Not for loan. 
Description [between 1936 and 2006] 
6.28 m (33 boxes) + 2 large map folios + 1 folder. 

The collection comprises notebooks, journals and papers written by Anne Edgeworth including published and unpublished poems; correspondence with literary figures, and members of the Edgeworth David family; reviews of theatre productions; university revue scripts and ephemera plus ; a script, with handwritten production notes for 'Born of Fire' the Judith Wright 80th birthday tribute.


Theatre director and producer, writer, environmentalist and broadcaster. Anne Edgeworth (also known as Anne Godfrey-Smith) was born in Launceston, Tasmania, in 1921. In 1954 she transferred to Canberra to become theatre manager for the Canberra Repertory Society. Later she researched and wrote a history of the Society that was published in 1992. In the 1970s, as a consultant for the Australian Youth Performing Arts Association, Edgeworth undertook a survey of the status of youth arts that culminated in the publication, Youth performing arts in Australia 1975-1977.

In 1979, she received a British Empire Medal (Civil) for service to theatre. Edgeworth was also a poet and her collections of verse include, The road to Leongatha: poems of Anne Edgeworth (1996), Poems of Canberra (1997), and Poems for off-duty hours (2007). Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and various journals. She was active in community-based work as well and her involvements encompassed broadcasting, the conservation movement and oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia. In 1994, Edgeworth was ACT Citizen of the Year and, in 2005, she received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the arts. Further biographical informationa available at:


Manuscript reference number: MS 10418.

Associated materials: Papers of Anne Edgeworth, 1927-1990 MS 7959, MS Acc99.237, MS Acc00.010, MS Acc01.024.

Subjects Edgeworth, Anne, 1921-2011 -- Archives.  |  Edgeworth, Anne, 1921-2011 -- Correspondence.  |  Dramatists, Australian -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- Archives.  |  Theater critics -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1936-2006 
Terms of Use Copying of Anne Edgeworth’s copyright material is permitted for research purposes except Box 9, where permission is required for copying until 2031. 


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