Papers [manuscript]. 1846-1993.


Aldous, Allan, 1911-2000. Papers [manuscript].

Papers [manuscript]. 1846-1993.

The collection includes examples of both the personal & professional writing of this author. The personal writing consists of a long series of wartime letters to his wife, Jean, from London (1940-44), & an unpublished autobiography completed in 1987. The professional writing includes a selection of playscripts written for Radio Australia, from the 2 series "The Storyteller" and "The Australian Tradition", as well as scripts, programs & newspaper clippings relating to Aldous' son et lumiè€re productions in Perth & Melbourne (1966-70). Also included is a series of discussion group book notes & other material relating to his work with the Council of Adult Education in Victoria; an unpublished manuscript on outback Australia & a collection of correspondence including letters from Margaret Crosland, Charles Hadfield, James Parish, Nevil Shute, Charles Court & Vivien Leigh.

76 cm. (5.5 boxes)

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Radio Australia (corporateBody)

Aldous, Jean P. (person)

Hadfield, Charles (person)

Victoria. Council of Adult Education (corporateBody)

Parish, James Robert (person)

James Robert Parish was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the New York Bar Association. He has written 85 books on the entertainment industry and is a frequent contributor to the arts section of many major national newspapers and entertainment trade papers. He is also series editor for many publishers of performing arts books. A former reporter for Variety and Motion Picture Daily, he is an entertainment public...

Crosland, Margaret, 1920-.... (person)

Aldous, Allan, 1911-2000 (person)

Author, playwright & lecturer, Aldous spent his early years in Perth, W.A., before going to London in 1935. In World War II, he enlisted with the A.I.F. in London, later serving in the Army Education Service in New Guinea & the Solomon Islands, & continued his work in adult education after the war. He was a writer of children's fiction, his best known novels being the McGowan series of 5 novels beginning with "McGowan climbs a mountain" (1945). As a playwright he wrote many radio pla...

Court, Charles Walter Michael, Sir, 1911- (person)

W.A. Liberal politician. First elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1953 as the member for Nedlands. Minister of Industrial Development 1959-1971, Minister of Railways 1959-1967, Minister of Transport 1965-1966, Deputy Leader of the Oppostion 1957-1959 and 1971-1972. Premier 1974-1983. Retained an active interest in public affairs in his retirement. From the description of Papers, 1955-1998 [manuscript]. 1955-1998. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 756926708 ...