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Papers of Katharine Susannah Prichard, 1851-1970 (bulk 1908-1969) [manuscript]
Bib ID 80784
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Prichard, Katharine Susannah, 1883-1969
 
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Description [1851-1970] 
3.60 m. (24 boxes) 
Summary

The papers of MS 6201 are arranged in the following series: 1. Family papers and photographs, 1851-1970, including papers of Thomas Henry Prichard and Hugo Throssell and photographs of Ric Throssell. 2. Notebooks, literary fragments and jottings, 1914-ca. 1940. 3. Literary drafts of novels, ca. 1925-1950; short stories, 1903-1959; poetry, ca. 1894-1960; drama, 1909-1959; articles, lectures and broadcasts, 1908-1960; and autobiography, ca. 1962-1963. 4. Political writings and papers, 1917-1969. 5. Correspondence, 1908-1969. 6. Reviews and clippings by and about K.S. Prichard, 1908-1969. 7. Non-family photographs, ca. 1900-1960s. 8. Miscellaneous papers, 1905-1961. 9. Printed materials, 1926-1969 (24 boxes).

Biography/History

Writer. Katharine Susannah Prichard was born in Levuka, Fiji, in 1883, the daughter of Thomas Henry Prichard, and grew up in Australia. She worked as a journalist and editor and became a writer of fiction. Her first published novel was The pioneers (1915), followed by Windlestraws (1916), Black opal (1921), Working bullocks (1926), Coonardoo (1928), Haxby's circus (1929), Intimate strangers (1939), The roaring nineties (1946), Golden miles (1948) and Winged seeds (1950). In 1919, she married Victoria Cross recipient Hugo Throssell and their son, Ric Throssell, was born in 1922. She was a member of the Communist Party from 1919. Prichard died in Greenmount, Western Australia, in 1969.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6201.

Associated materials: Papers of T.H. Prichard, 1884-1899 MS 1147.

Associated materials: Papers of Ric Throssell, 1937-1998 MS 8071, MS Acc00.222.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233800131

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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E958.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and online. 
Subjects Prichard, Katharine Susannah, 1883-1969 -- Archives.  |  Prichard, T. H. (Thomas Henry), 1845-1907 -- Archives.  |  Throssell, Hugo, 1884-1933 -- Archives.  |  Throssell, Ric, 1922-1999 -- Archives.  |  Communist Party of Australia.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women novelists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.  |  Communists -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1851-1970 
Occupation Authors.  |  Novelists.
Other authors/contributors Prichard, T. H. (Thomas Henry), 1845-1907  |  Throssell, Hugo, 1884-1933  |  Throssell, Ric, 1922-1999

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