• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003755

Papers of Gwen Friend, 1955-1994 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS Acc04.182
  • Date Range 1955 - 1994
  • Description

    MS Acc04.182 comprises correspondence, publications, audiovisual material, a notebook, radio scripts and associated papers, typescripts and photographs, reflecting Gwen Friend’s roles as radio script adaptor and biographer. There is material relating to White coolies by Betty Jeffrey (1969), including: a published copy inscribed by nine of the surviving nurses who attended a reunion in 1977; photographs of the reunion, which was organised by June Salter, who had played the role of one of the nurses in a radio adaptation; sound recordings of a cast party with the nurses; correspondence with Australasian Radio Productions Pty Ltd, Betty Jeffrey and June Salter; an article about the radio production in Equity news; papers relating to the funeral of Betty Jeffrey; and, a program and sound recordings of a performance by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus of “Music in a prison camp”. In addition, there are papers compiled during the writing of Friend’s biography of artist Donald Friend, titled My brother Donald: a memoir of Australian artist Donald Friend (1994), including photographs of Gwen Friend, a typescript manuscript and galley proofs, reviews, publicity material, letters of congratulation and tapes of Donald Friend’s funeral service (3 boxes, 1 fol. Box).

  • Quantity 0 0.9 m
  • Access Available for research. Not for loan.

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Friend, Gwen (1923 - 2016)