Guide to the Papers of Edmund Fitzgerald
|Manuscript Name||Papers of Edmund Fitzgerald|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 102|
|Last Updated||March 2007|
|Extent||14 cm (1 box)|
|Location||Academy Library, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||The collection includes correspondence, typescript drafts and galley proofs of short stories by Edmund Fitzgerald.|
Scope and Content
The collection includes correspondence, typescript drafts, galley proofs and published copies of short stories by Edmund Fitzgerald, including The five o'clock cow (1980); 'The choreographed corpse caper : a collection of detective and mystery stories' (1988); 'Beyond the call' and 'Where will I put my legs ...?'.
Edmund Fitzgerald was born on the 7 October 1925 in Melbourne, and was educated at Box Hill. His short stories have been published and broadcast on radio. Fitzgerald lives in Canberra.
Fitzgerald awards include:
Australian Golden Dagger Mystery Competition, 1990: May winner for 'Beyond the call'
Australian Golden Dagger Mystery Competition, 1989: September winner for 'The choreographed corpse'
In 1980 Rigby conducted a literary competition in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival and The five o'clock cow won the $2000 Humour Award. Most of the stories in this book had been published in the Canberra times or in various fishing magazines.
AustLit Database, November 2004.
Papers of Edmund Fitzgerald, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 102, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
Acquired by the Academy Library, UNSW Canberra from Edmund Fitzgerald in three consignments from 1988-1997.
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Short stories, Australian -- 20th century.
The five o'clock cow, by Edmund Fitzgerald; illustrated by Geoff Pryor, published by Rigby, Adelaide, 1981
Correspondence from Rigby, including winning of the prize, textual alterations and memorandum of agreement between the author and Rigby Limited, 1980-1981
Letter from Fitzgerald to Helen Pedler, Rigby re the amendments made by Fitzgerald to the 1st galley proofs, 18 October 1980
Annotated typescript, carbon typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with various page numbers
The five o'clock cow
Published copy of the work, with many alterations removing 'Australianisms' for the U.S. and U.K. market
'The choreographed corpse caper : a collection of detective and mystery stories'
Typescript and photocopy typescript draft, 104 p.
'The choreographed corpse caper', published in Australian golden dagger mysteries, Hutchinson, Melbourne, Victoria, 1988, and in The Australian way, September 1989
Photocopy typescript draft, 10 p.
Copy of The Australian way, September 1989, and a photocopy of p. 88-96
'Beyond the call' and 'A country ramble'
'Beyond the call', published in The Australian way, May 1990, p. 46-55 - copy of The Australian way , May 1990, and a photocopy of p. 46-55
'A country ramble' - annotated typescript draft with cut and paste inserts, 11 p.