Guide to the Papers of Dorothy Hewett [MSS 063]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Dorothy Hewett
Manuscript Number MSS 063
Last Updated December 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Unpublished script by Dorothy Hewett, ‘The Knight of the Long Knives’.

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Scope and Content

Unpublished script by Dorothy Hewett, ‘The Knight of the Long Knives’.

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

Wikipedia article:

Dorothy Coade Hewett was an Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright. She attended the University of Western Australia (UWA), where the joined the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), from which she would resign in 1968. She moved to Sydney in 1948, working in a spinning mill and writing for the CPA under pseudonyms. In 1958, she took up a teaching position at the UWA and began writing again.

Her career as a writer was significant, publishing three novels, 15 plays, many anthologies of poetry, radio and screen plays, short fiction, musicals, articles, and one volume of an autobiography. She was granted several fellowships by the Australia Council, including a lifetime emeritus fellowship. In 1986, she was awarded an Order of Australia. In 2001, she received the Christopher Brennan Award. The Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript was established in 2015 by UWA Publishing.

Author record, Dorothy Hewett, AustLit (, St Lucia: The University of Queensland, 2002-. [Retrieved from 17/01/2019].

National Library of Australia. Guide to the Papers of Dorothy Hewett, MS6184. Retrieved from:, 17/01/2019


Administrative Information

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: No copying is approved without the permission of the Literary Executor.

Preferred Citation

Papers of Dorothy Hewett, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 063, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


The collection was acquired from Bruce Bennett, with the permission of Dorothy Hewett, in 1996.

Subject Keywords


Australian poetry, poets, Australian poets, Australian novelists, novelists, playwrights, Australian playwrights.

Personal Names

Dorothy Coade Hewett 1923-2002

Dorothy Hewett

Jael Paris

Corporate Names


Poet, novelist, playwright, writer, feminist, communist


Container List 

Box 1

Folder 1
Script, ‘The Knight of the Long Knives’, 1975