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|Manuscript Name||Papers of Peter Skrzynecki|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 034|
|Last Updated||October 2021|
|Extent||42 cm (3 boxes)|
|Location||Special Collections, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||The collection comprises original manuscripts, typescript drafts and proofs of short stories for Rock 'n' Roll Heroes (1992). Includes correspondence and early poetry.|
The collection comprises original manuscripts, typescript drafts and proofs of short stories for Rock 'n' Roll Heroes (1992). Includes correspondence and early poetry.
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Skrzynecki
Peter Skrzynecki was born on the 6 April 1945 in Germany. He arrived in Australia in 1949 after spending his early years in Poland. After living for a time in the migrant camp outside Parkes, New South Wales, the family moved to Sydney, where Skrzynecki grew up. He gained tertiary qualifications at Sydney Teachers' College and the University of New England before going on to work, initially, as a primary school teacher in NSW. He has worked as a lecturer in English at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur.
In 1977, he was writer-in-residence at Sydney Teachers College. He has won several awards, including the 1982 Henry Lawson Short Story Competition. Skrzynecki spent some months in Poland in 1989 as part of a cultural exchange programme and in 1990 he was awarded the L'Ordre du Merite Culturel at the Polish Consulate in Sydney, a medal and citation in recognition of his work in promoting an awareness of Polish Art and Literature in Australia. Skrzynecki's anthology, Joseph's coat, was set as a text for NSW Higher School Certificate students in 1991. In 2006 he was an adjunct associate professor in the School of Hunmanities at the University of Western Sydney.
Skrzynecki was awarded:
Order of Australia, 2002 For service to Australian multicultural literature
Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Literature Board Fellowship, 1974
Captain Cook Bicentenary Awards, 1970: winner
National Award for Biography, 2005: shortlisted for The sparrow garden
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, 1990: shortlisted for Night swim : poems (1978-1988)
Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Award, Prose, 1985: winner for Pick-and-shovel hero
Grace Leven Poetry Prize, 1972: winner for Head-waters.
AustLit : The Resource for Australian Literature, February 2006.
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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.
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Papers of Peter Skrzynecki, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired from Peter Skrzynecki in a single instalment in 1993.
Australian poets, Australian poetry, Australian authors, Australian literature
Peter Skrzynecki 1945-
Signed published work Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), a collection of short stories by Peter Skrzynecki
Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), original manuscripts of 'The prophetess', June/July 1974, 'Mulberries', 1 November 1980, 'Going to the pictures', 27 September 1983 and 'The girl in the puffed-sleeves jumper', 27 February 1985
Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), original manuscripts of 'The jazz ballet lesson', 30 July 1985, 'Rock 'n' roll heroes', 15 October 1985, 'Dolly', 20 may 1986, 'The smallest photo', 22 October 1986 and 'The letter from Poland', 28 December 1986
Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), original manuscript of 'The quickie caper', 3 December 1986
Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), typescripts of 'The sand whiting', 15 June 1987, 'Where the elephant trod', 7 June 1988, 'The cherry nose', 30 November 1989 and 'A river of crystal light', 8 February 1991
Photocopied title pages for Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992). Typescript drafts of 'Rock 'n' roll heroes', 'Mulberries', 'The jazz ballet lesson', 'The girl in the puffed-sleeves jumper', 'The letter from Poland', 'The prophetess' and 'The smallest photo'
Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), typescript drafts of 'Where the elephant trod', 'The night of the sand whiting', 'Going to the pictures', 'The quickie caper', 'The cherry nose' and 'A river of crystal light'
Typescript draft of Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992)
Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), manuscript drafts of 'The cherry nose', 'The quickie caper', 'The night of the sand whiting', 'Where the elephant trod', 'The smallest photo', 'The prophetess', 'Rock 'n' roll heroes', 'The jazz ballet lesson', 'The letter from Poland', 'Dolly'
Page proofs of Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992)
Uncorrected page proofs of Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992)
Typescript of Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), part 1
Typescript of Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992), part 2
Annotated page proofs of Rock 'n' roll heroes (1992)
Correspondence, notes and three disks (5.Word Star on 3.5 inch disks)
Early poems (1964-1968)