Australian theatre

Collection Overview

Our collection holds various items from significant playwrights and theatre groups from Australia. Key Australian theatre collections include papers by Eunice Hanger, which contains Australian plays, radio dramas and serials; Max and Thelma Afford, which consists of drafts, typescripts, recordings, press books and albums of costume designs and Maxwell Dunn includes radio series, radio documentaries, publicity booklets, script ideas and quiz games.

Please note that the Fryer Library does not hold the performance or reproduction rights for plays in the collection.  


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Australian drama collections include Thelma Afford illustrated costume designs.

Students from Women's College  perform a scene from an unknown play.

"Bacchoi" scene. Performed at Schonell Theatre, 1970. Geoffrey Rush was amongst the cast members.

Laurel Frank. Costume maker for expo '88 and founding member of Circus Oz.


Location and access

This collection is located at the Fryer Library. To view Fryer Library material, use the online form and plan your visit. Items in the Fryer Library may not be borrowed but are available for use in the Reading Room.