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79195
  • Title
    Unk White - further papers, 1913-1986
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1913-1986
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    79195
  • Physical Description
    2 boxes - 0.34 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (typescript)
    Textual Records - (typescript with manuscript amendments)
    Textual Records - (typescript carbon)
    Textual Records - (typescript photocopy)
    Drawings
    Paintings
    Photographs
    Clippings
    Textual Records - (printed)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    C. 'Unk' White, black and white artist and cartoonist, was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1900, but was based in Sydney for most of his career. White spent significant periods on Paris, London, South America and Spain, maintaining a large output of paintings and drawings. He was a war artist in World War II, travelling with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Navy in New Guinea and Japan. With a wide reputation as an acute and witty cartoonist, illustrator, painter and sketcher, White also worked with colour; his water colours being widely regarded. White's personal trademark was a beret and goatee beard. He died in Sydney in 1986, survived by his wife, Nancye, and their son and daughter.
  • Scope and Content
    BOX 1
    1913; Book: Frederick J. Crowest, Beethoven, London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1913, originally owned by the artist Joe Lynch and contains manuscript annotations by Lynch and two photographs of Lynch and others (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    undated; Book: An Affair of Philip Lindays, by Philip Lindsay. Illustrations missing (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    ca. 1960; File: 'Melbourne Glass Period Girl Jokes' containing newscuttings of his cartoons published in newspapers and magazines (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    ca. 1964; File: 'Paddo' containing sketches of Paddington, Sydney, for the book 'Paddo' by Arthur Staples and newscuttings regarding publication (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    ca. 1980; File: 'Exhibition' containing sketches and notes of people, buildings and boats in Spain, France and Venice (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    1975; Correspondence with His Excellency, Don Alberto Pascual Villar, Spanish Ambassador to Australia (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    1980; Letters received from Judi Pemmell, an Australian actor in Los Angeles (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    1972-1973; File: 'Unk in Albarracin' containing notebooks, sketches and correspondence (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    1936-1986; Exhibition catalogues and invitations (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    ca. 1924; Photograph of the first Black & White Artists' Ball, Bondi Hotel, Sydney (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    16 Mar. 1975; Photograph of George Finey, Noel, and Nancye and Unk White at Warramoo on George Finey's 80th birthday (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    1930; Photograph of fishing boats, Panama City (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)
    1945; Photographs of drawings of Royal Australian Navy (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/1)

    BOX 2
    undated; Literary manuscript, Unk White's Quay and Rocks (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    undated; Literary manuscript, Heed Ye the Story of Unk, including bibliography of his work (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    undated; Literary manuscript, untitled reminiscence of his journey to England and Panama and bohemian Sydney in the 1930s (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    ca. 1945; Proof copy of the book, My Day (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1940; Book, Unk White's Laugh Parade, published by Frank Johnson (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1944; Book, The Land of Dreams and More Dreams, verses for children by Jim Lawson, illustrated by Unk White, published by Frank Johnson (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    ca. 1970; Book, The Gold Fields House Story (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    ca. 1963; File: 'Xmas Cards' containing 1963 Christmas card designed for Tucker & Co. (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1940-1944; Sketches, including life studies and military scenes (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1929-1936; Newscuttings of his cartoons and some sketches (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1942-1980; Scrapbook of newscuttings, photographs and notes, both loose and pasted in (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1930-1936; Postcard album of postcards collected and sent and photographs taken of Temora, Lismore and Murwillumbah, NSW, Rye in England, Germany, Malta and Egypt (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    ca. 1930; Postcard ablbum of postcards collected and photographs taken of Costa Rica, Panama and Sri Lanka (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
    1960; Pen and wash drawing inscribed, To Unk for your 60th, insectieth birthday', by Pete Hangan (?) (Call No.: MLMSS 4832, ADD-ON 2207/2)
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs. Nancye White in 1994
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