Australian literature

What's in the literature and drama collections?

A large selection of manuscript drafts, correspondence, diaries and photographs from award-winning Australian writers  poets and playwrights, including:

The University of Queensland Press records includes production files, typescripts, editorial drafts, proofs, correspondence and minutes.

The Fryer Library does not hold the performance or reproduction rights for plays in the collection.

Images: (L) 2017 Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship recipient Banjo James  (R) Papers from James George Drake Collection (UQFL96)


Accessing our collections

You can access Fryer Library items in the FW Robinson Reading Room by appointment. Use our online form to book your visit.

Not a UQ student or staff member? Register for membership before your visit so that we can lend items to you to use in the Reading Room.

Digitised material from these collections are accessible online.

Copying from our collections

Visitors to the Fryer Library are encouraged to make their own copies in accordance with copyright law in the reading room. We have facilities and staff to assist with this.

Clients unable to visit the Fryer Library may request copies of manuscript material. Please note the processing time is 30 business days.

Citing from our collections

Find the elements required to reference unpublished manuscript material in Fryer Library collections.

Contact the Fryer Library to find out more about our collections.