Papers of Hugh Clarke, circa 1940-circa 1989 [manuscript]
- Bib ID:
- Clarke, Hugh V. (Hugh Vincent), 1919-1996
- Access Conditions:
- Available for research. Not for loan.
- 1.44 m. (8 boxes).
MS 9747 comprises material relating to books by Hugh Clarke; material relating to other writing by Clarke; "writing files" that include correspondence; and, photographs. The papers document Clarke's experiences a a prisoner of war, his creative output and his books on Japan, the Great Depression and the Northern Territory (8 boxes).
Hugh Clarke was born and grew up in Brisbane. During World War II Clarke saw services in Malaya and at the fall of Singapore was made a prisoner of war. He worked on the Burma-Thailand railway and was one of few to survive this work. He came to Canberra after the war to join the survey section of the Department of the Interior. Clarke wrote many short stories and articles about his wartime experiences. In 1957 he was appointed Publications Officer of the Department of Territories, and later Director of Information and Publicity. He also worked in Papua New Guinea. After Papua New Guinea became independent he became Director of Information and Publicity for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Clarke's books include: The tub (1963), The long arm: a biography of a Northern Territory policeman (1974), The broke and the broken: life in the Great Depression (1983), and Twilight liberation (1985).
- Manuscript reference no.: MS 9747.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Patricia Clarke.
- Time Coverage:
- Copying of Hugh Clarke's copyright material permitted for research purposes.
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- Reason for copyright status:
- A Manuscript Collection may have a range of formats and dates.
Copyright status was determined using the following information:
- Material type:
- Literary Dramatic Musical
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