Guide to the Papers of Paul Cullen [MSS 044]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Paul Cullen
Manuscript Number MSS 044
Last Updated June 2021
Extent 1 AV box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Audio recordings of live poetry performances by Melbourne street poets

Collection Subject Type 


Scope and Content

This collection contains 18 audiocassettes of live poetry performances, performed by various Melbourne street poets, and recorded by Paul Cullen

Date Range of Content



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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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: Copying of material for private study and research is approved

Preferred Citation 

Papers of Paul Cullen, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 044, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


The collection was acquired by the Academy Library in 1990


Subject Keywords 


Performance poetry

Street poetry - Victoria - Melbourne

Australian poetry - 20th century

Personal Names

Paul Cullen

Daevid Allen, 1938-2015

Shelton Lea, 1946-2005

Phil Motherwell, 1946-2014

Eric Beach, 1947-

Ken Smeaton, 1951-

Kerry Scuffins, 1958-

Jenny Boult, 1951-2005


Performance poets


Container List


Audiovisual material

AV Box 1 

18 audiocassettes


Night Club Poetry. Tape One


Night Club Poetry. Tape Two


Night Club Poetry. Tape Three


Night Club Poetry. Tape Four


Night Club Poetry. Tape Five


Night Club Poetry. Tape Six


Night Club Poetry. Tape Seven


Provincial Poetry. 23 January 1988

Side A

Eric Beach, Shelton Lea, Lyn Boughton, Ken Smeaton, Phil Motherwell, Rex Buckingham, Ken Smeaton

Side B

Phil Motherwell, Mick Bleazby, A.P. Johnson, Eric Beach, Freddy, Rex, Lyn practice prior to performance


Provincial Pub

Side A. 16 January 1988

Daevid Allen, Graeme Doyle, ?, Ken Smeaton, Larry – for Paul P, Catherine Bateson, ?, David, Lyn Boughton

Side B. 23 January 1988

Rex Buckingham, David Stewart, Joseph Lee, Eric Beach, Shelton Lea, Lyn Boughton, Jack de Jong, Libby McKinnon, David Stewart


Provincial Hotel. 5 December 1987

Shelton Lea, Kerry Scuffins (also Kominos), Ken Smeaton, David Stewart (compere - Rex Buckingham), Fiona Nicole, Multiculturalism?, Graeme Doyle, Anton Moriarty, Shelton Lea


Provincial. 16 January 1988

Side A

Daevid Allen, Eric Beach, Daevid, Kerry Scuffins, Ken Smeaton, Eric with Billy Marshall-Stoneking

Side B

David Stewart, Mick Bleazby, Eulogy - 'Paul Pryor', Joan Scott, Graeme Doyle, Jennifer Scuffins, Kerry Scuffins, Eric, Daevid


Poetry Cup

Ken Smeaton, Catherine Bateson, Laurie Flannery, Kerry Scuffins, Mick Bleazby, Catherine Bateson, Sue Duffy, Pam Sidney (Mimi), Steve Halliday, John Lieberman, Laurie Flannery, Women w dark hair, AP Johnson, Tim Broadhurst, Sara Endicott, Paul ?, Kerry Loughrey, Dave Burns, Ken Smeaton, Hugh Tolhurst, Marilyn Waddell, Allan Gregory, Robert Ray, Dr Void. Billy Burns. Prizes. Kerry Loughrey 3, John Lieberman (no audio) 2, Laurie Flannery 1


Ken Smeaton - Real Face Book Launch 20 December 1987. Warr Park Community Hall, Brunswick - Melbourne


Shelton Lea - Harold Park Hotel, 26 August 1986, 23 June 1987


Rochester Castle,1988

Side A

Christine King, Peter Mirk, Janet Boddy, Laurie

Side B

La Loca


Radical Poets 1 Video audio

Side A. Radical Poets 1 Punters Club Video audio

Shelton Lea, Lauren Williams, Michael Crane, Kerry Loughrey, Patrick McCauley, Venie Holmgren, Patrick Alexander, Jordie Albiston

Side B. Radical Poets 1 Video audio

Carl Gallagher, Geoff Goodfellow, Jenny Boult, Billy Marshall-Stoneking, Eric Beach, Shelton Lea


Radical Poets 2

Side A. Radical Poets 2. Punters Club Video audio

Brian Crabbe, Laurie Flannery, Nigel Roberts, Steve Halliday, Liz Hall, Kerry Scuffins, Peter Tiernan, Kevin Mackie, Nolan Tyrrell, Catherine Bateson, Peter Cupp

Side B. Radical Poets 2. Line audio

Shelton Lea, Lauren Williams, Michael Crane, Kerry Loughrey, Patrick McCauley, Venie Holmgren, Patrick Alexander, Jordie Albiston, Carl Gallagher, Whitefeather


Radical Poets 3. Line audio

Side A

Geoff Goodfellow, Jenny Boult, Billy Marshall-Stoneking, Eric Beach, Shelton Lea, Brian Cramp, Laurie Flannery

Side B

Nigel Roberts, Steve Halliday, Liz Hall, Crinkle, Kerry Scuffins, Peter Tiernan, Nolan Tyrell, Catherine Bateson, Peter Cuffs