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 collection comprises over 600 boxes of 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)

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To access collections:

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 the Australian Copyright Act (1968) in the reading room. We have facilities and staff to assist with this. Clients unable to visit the Fryer Library may request copies using this form. Please note the supply timeframe is 10 business days. Where material is still under copyright, written proof of permission must be provided by the client.