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  • Title
    Tony Maniaty papers, ca. 1963-ca. 1990
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 9074
    MLOH 719/1-106
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1963-ca. 1990
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    9.4 metres of textual and graphic material (55 boxes)
    99 sound cassettes and 7 audio tape reels

    Tony Maniaty, born 1949 in Brisbane, radio and television journalist, producer, writer and filmmaker. Maniaty began his journalism career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He covered the conflict in East Timor in 1975, was Diplomatic Correspondent for Radio Australia, and in 1991-92 was the Paris-based European Correspondent for SBS's Dateline. His reporting of post-Soviet Eastern Europe included the documentary, Lithuania: Surviving the Revolution, nominated in Australia's Walkley Awards for Best International Report.
    In 1993, Tony attended the Australian Film, Radio and Television School and wrote the short film Mr Ikegami's Flight and television drama for the ABC and SBS. In 1996, he was appointed Executive Producer of ABC's The 7.30 Report, and in 1998 was promoted to Senior Advisor, Policy and Program Development, for ABC News and Current Affairs. In 2000, he formed the communications and media training consultancy ManiatyMedia, and in 2003-2004 was Communications Manager at the Australia Council for the Arts.
    Tony Maniaty has published two novels, The Children Must Dance (1984) and Smyrna (1989), which was short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. He has written a memoir of his Brisbane boyhood, All Over The Shop (1993); edited The Power of Speech: 25 Years of the National Press Club (1989); and, from 1993-2008, contributed weekly book reviews to The Australian newspaper. He has written for Australian Gourmet Traveller and is the regular book reviewer for the Qantas in-flight program Up & Away. He has been awarded several Australia Council Fellowships, the Martin Bequest for Literature, the New South Wales Premier's Writers Award and the National Short Story of the Year Award. Shooting Balibo (2009) is his latest book.
    In 2006, Maniaty obtained a Master of Arts (Media) degree for his research into television coverage of warfare from Vietnam to Iraq, and in 2007 he conducted the Risk Reporting course at the Danish School of Journalism in Arhus. As an Erasmus Mundus scholar, he taught the School's Foreign Policy Reporting course in 2008 and 2009. He is currently Senior Lecturer in International Journalism and Creative Practice at the University of Technology Sydney, and is completing his doctorate on the psychological impacts of frontline reporting. A former Director of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, Maniaty is a member of the London-based International News Safety Institute, Sydney PEN, and the Australian Society of Authors.
    In association with film director/producer Robert Connolly (ArenaMedia) and games developer Morgan Jaffit (Defiant Development), Tony Maniaty is creating Warco, an interactive game designed to train future television war correspondents. With funding from Screen Australia and Screen New South Wales, a prototype was completed in late 2011, and production is scheduled to begin in mid-2012.

    Reference: (accessed 21/08/2013)
  • Scope and Content
    Tony Maniaty papers, ca. 1963-ca. 1990, including Maniaty’s literary, journalism, photographic, sound, and personal archives. Literary papers consist of Maniaty’s complete literary output from 1963 to 1990. It includes hand written and typed manuscripts of all his stories and novels, and all accompanying research and correspondence. Journalism papers include Maniaty’s magazine work, radio cassette tapes, book reviews and newspaper articles. Photographs include many of Australia’s news writers and recognized authors, and visiting overseas writers. Also includes photography of inner-urban and beach life ca. 1976-ca. 1989. Sound recordings include Maniaty’s extensive interviews with many of Australia’s leading and emerging authors in the 1980’s. Also includes Maniaty’s own journalistic recordings as a radio news, current affairs and features reporter. Tony Maniaty’s personal papers include his literary and private correspondence, memorabilia and printed ephemera.
    A significant part of the collection relates to Tony Maniaty’s ABC reportage from East Timor during the Indonesian invasion in 1975. He was shelled in Balibo, where several days later, five of his Australian colleagues were killed. Papers include factual notes, personal diaries and photography, sound recordings of interviews with Fretilin leadership, and telexed news reports.
  • Source
    Acquired from Tony Maniaty in 1993
  • Access Conditions
    For access to this manuscript collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian: - -
    Partly restricted: - 2020 - Access to papers of a literary and non personal nature permitted. Permission from Tony Maniaty required for publication. No access to papers personal to Maniaty and third parties till 2020 and thereafter at the discretion of the Library. Boxes 4 - 6, 7 - 9, 10 - 12, 13 - 15, 16 - 17, 23 - 25, 27 - 29, 30 - 31, 32 - 34, 35 - 37, 38 - 39 and 40 - 41 are restricted.
  • Access Conditions

    Master only. For access to this oral history collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Applies to sound cassettes MLOH 719/1 - 10
    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright -- This collection has multiple copyright owners
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
    Research & study copies allowed: Literary papers only
    Restricted: Permission from Tony Maniaty required for publication from literary papers and photography. No access to personal papers or correspondence till 2020 and thereafter at the discretion of the Library.
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2013-2014
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