• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6264

Flannery, Nancy Elizabeth

(1929 – 2011)
  • Born 12 August, 1929, Gawler South Australia Australia
  • Died 31 August, 2011
  • Occupation Author, Broadcaster, Consultant, Editor, Journalist


For a short time Nancy Elizabeth Flannery worked as a journalist and broadcaster, before establishing a small publishing company called Nadjuri, where she was the executive editor. In 1971 she published her first book, Change on change: a history of the northern highlands of South Australia.

Nancy also worked as a radio journalist, a tutor in communication skills, as a consultant for the National Film and Sound Archive and as a valuer for the Tax Incentives for the Arts scheme. Nancy developed a particular interest in Antarctica after she was invited to value the Mawson Collection at the University of Adelaide. She became a member of the Friends of Mawson at their inaugural meeting in 2000 and later became their official consultant. Nancy was granted a life membership of in 2006.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Nancy Flannery, 1929-2006 [manuscript]
  • State Library of South Australia
    • Nancy Flannery : SUMMARY RECORD
    • Interview with Nancy Robinson Flannery [sound recording] Interviewer: Tara Leader
    • Nancy Robinson : SUMMARY RECORD
    • Nancy Robinson Whittle : SUMMARY RECORD
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Nancy Robinson Flannery interviewed by John Farquharson [sound recording]
    • Nancy Robinson interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
    • Nancy Robinson Whittle interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
  • National Library of Australia, Ephemera Collection
    • [Whittle Collection : photography related ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]