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|Manuscript Name||Papers of John Croyston|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 176|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
|Location||Special Collections, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||Papers, scripts and drafts relating to John Croyston|
This collection relates to John Croyston and contains scripts, plays, drafts, correspondence, and research relating to his poetry and work as a radio and drama producer
1960 - 1997
John Croyston worked for several years as a teacher before going on to work at the ABC. From 1958 to 1964 Croyston was a radio producer with the Drama and Features Department, writing and producing many features, as well as producing drama. He co-produced The Poet's Tongue on ABC Radio National for ten years and wrote for the weekly arts programme Quality Street. His poetry was published in Australia's major literary journals including Meanjin, Overland, Quadrant and Southerly.
Access: Open Access
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Papers of John Croyston, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 176, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was donated by John Croyston in 1991 and 1999.
Radio programmes, poetry, drama.
John Croyston 1933-2007
Australian Broadcasting Commission, ABC
Radio producer, poet
‘The Runaway’ TV script, draft.
‘Casualty’ - play for TV - 3 copies.
‘A Voyage Out’ - play for TV; Two stage drawings.
‘A Voyage Out’ camera script.
‘A Voyage Out’ - TV play.
‘A Voyage Out’ - draft, extracts.
‘In Here Darlings’ - TV play.
‘In Here Darlings’ - TV play.
‘Construction’ - 6 drafts, 2 shooting scripts.
‘Behind the Legend’ - Episode. 30 - S.T. Gill rehearsal script; research
notes and extracts; draft, ‘All That Glisters’ (working title only).
‘The Hills Shall Fly’ 7 copies.
‘Pacific Sequence’ copies and extracts.
‘Penphone’; ‘The Garden’; ‘Morning Call’; ‘The Day of the
Heroes’; ‘House Auction’; ‘River’; ‘Seasonal’; ‘Harbour Dawn’;
‘Port Jackson’; ‘Illumination’; ‘Still Life’; ‘Silent Film’;
‘Beachcomber’; ‘Bye and Bye’; ‘Marooned’;
Recovered’; ‘Mrs Whitlam at the Hyde Park Barracks’; ‘Sonnet’;
‘Tennis’; ‘Gap’; ‘On Putting Down a Book of Poems’; ‘After the Sun’; ‘Spring Showing’; ‘Country Town’; ‘Trahison des clercs’; ‘The Rebels are Older’; ‘Those Who Travelled Far...’; ‘Hector’; ‘Grapes’; ‘Medea’; ‘Magpie’; ‘Hobart Sunday’.
Beginning of a first draft film script.
Revised pages; notes.
Drafts of published poetry:
‘Island’; ‘Nightfall’; ‘Distraction’; ‘House Auction’; ‘Pythermus’;
‘Anatomy of Love’; ‘Medea’; ‘Footprints in the Snow’; ‘The Flock’.
Drafts for revision [novel]
Medea by Euripides translated and adapted by John Croyston several drafts
Radio scripts for Poet’s Tongue: programmes on various poets by John Croyston
Roland Robinson: notes, radio programme
ABC School Certificate English radio programme scripts on poets and poetry: 1968-1969
‘Chez Galah’: proposal for TV situation comedy 1970: character descriptions, story ideas, story outline, sample script.
Overseas programme material
A First Hearing: material relating to radio programme broadcasting unpublished Australian verse 1968: includes correspondence and original manuscript poems; contributors include Dorothy Hewett, Michael Dransfield, Tom Shapcott, John E. Tranter, David Malouf, Kay Eklund, Peter Skyrzynecki, Ian Mudie
Draft poems by John Croyston
Radio plays and dramatic works by John Croyston
‘Family Man’ dramatic work by John Croyston
‘No Detour’ dramatic work by John Croyston
‘The Gauntlet’ play for radio by John Croyston: drafts, notes, press clippings, letter from ABC (1963) with comments on Croyston’s “The Talisman”
Darwin a drama about Japanese attack on Darwin 1942
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: plan and photographs of RAAF Station Darwin 1942
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: photographs of damage, correspondence, Commission of Inquiry Reports.
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization.
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: Research File 3 research by Graham Shirley
Copies of newspaper stories on bombing of Darwin
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: Report One: copies of government archival material
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: Report Two: copies of government archival material
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: correspondence
Bombing of Darwin research for ABC television dramatization: research for historical film footage
Poet Poems, Julian Woods and John Croyston, Pumpkin Creek Productions 1997