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413085
  • Title
    Ethel Turner - literary papers and related papers, 1894-1951
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 4523
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1894-1951
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    413085
  • Physical Description
    6 boxes - 0.84 Meters
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (typescript)
    Clippings
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Ethel Turner, 1870-1958, author of children's stories, was born in England on 24 January, 1870. In 1880 she migrated to Australia with her mother and sisters and was educated at Sydney Girls High School, N.S.W. Her first novel Seven Little Australians was published in 1894. In 1896 she married Herbert Raine Curlewis. Ethel Turner wrote numerous novels, plays, short stories and poems. She edited the Children's Corner of The Australian Town and Country Journal for more than twenty years until it ceased publication in 1919. Ethel Turner died in Sydney on 8 April, 1958.
  • Scope and Content
    The collection comprises manuscripts of Ethel Turner's novels, short stories, journal articles, newspaper articles, poems, songs, plays and radio scripts, together with some related papers. Novels include The Family at Misrule, The Little Larrikin and The Sundowner.
  • Source
    Presented by Phillipa Poole through Lady Curlewis in February 1989
  • Finding Aids
    An extended guide to this collection is available in Research Data Online, The University of Western Australia researchdataonline.research.uwa.edu.au/bitstream/123456789/1367/1/Papers%20of%20Ethel%20Turner.pdf
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