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Download this reading CDU_ARA_14_010_Roderick_Consignment_5_EXTRACT.pdf Published version application/pdf 19.09MB 96
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Collection number 14-010
Collection title Colin Roderick Collection
Date range (approx.) 1820-1999
Shelf meters (approx.) 13.5
Scope and contents Research material gathered by Roderick in the writing of his books on Henry Lawson, Miles Franklin, Frederick Leichhardt and other literary and historical subjects.
Physical description Manuscripts, typescripts, printed matter (books, pamphlets, fliers), clippings, photographs, photographic negatives, photocopies, ephemera, etc.
Language English
Collection created by Colin Roderick
Biographical history Colin Roderick (1911-2000) was a writer, editor, academic and educator. He worked as an editor, then as a director, at Angus & Robertson (publishers) from 1945-65, before taking up the position of Foundation Professor, English Literature at the later-named James Cook University in Townsville (1965-75).He established the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies and was associated with it until his death. The Colin Roderick Award (presented annually by the Foundation) is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious literary awards. The author of numerous critical and other works, Roderick is best known for his multi-volume collection of Henry Lawson’s verse and prose, and for his critical and biographical works on Lawson. 
Provenance Donated as part of 11 consignments gifted by Roderick to the Northern Territory University (now CDU) under the auspices of the Commonwealth Cultural Gifts Program
Subjects Australian history
Australian literature
Names (person) Banfield
Colin Roderick
Names (organisation) Angus & Robertson
Box list available? No
Item list available? Yes. Please see CDU_ARA_14_010_Roderick_Item_List.pdf (attached)
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are advised that this collection may contain images or names of people who have since passed away
Some fragile items may require conservation treatment before being issued to researchers
Related material Roderick Collection Consignment 5 List - EXTRACT (please see attached pdf)
Roderick Collection Consignment 6 List - EXTRACT (please see attached pdf)
Papers of Colin Roderick held by the National Library of Australia (see link below).
Location Arafura Research Archive. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Open access Yes
Description for Link Papers of Colin Roderick held by the National Library of Australia

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