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The Life of Patrick White was a free exhibition held at the National Library of Australia to celebrate the work of Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick White. The exhibition, running from 13 April to 8 July 2012, looked at 'Patrick White in all his guises: from his unpublished manuscripts to his favourite recipes to his love of dogs'.

Source: National Library of Australia website, www.nal.gov.au
Sighted: 17/04/2012

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      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: 2012 .

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Enhancing the Ebook : Patrick White and the Australian Cultural Landscape Robyn Holmes , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 3 2012; (p. 35-44)
'When Patrick White claimed in 1977 'My MSS are destroyed...', he was declaring truthfully that he had burnt priceless drafts of his major novels and plays. However, when the National Library of Australia (NLA) acquired the 'lost' Patrick White papers from his literary executor Barbara Mobbs in 2006, a frisson of excitement and shock rebounded through the scholarly, literary and wider arts communities. More than anyone, his biographer David Marr was astonished to discover this cache of thirty-two boxes of unknown material. 'Happy to let me dig about in the entrails of his life' for almost a decade, it now seemed to Marr that White had deliberately kept him from 'trawling through this intimate evidence of his work'. In 2012, the celebration of the centenary of White's birth is the catalyst for scholars and the custodians of cultural collections to revisit the significance of White's entire body of work, published and unpublished, and his influence and place in Australia's artistic life.' (Author's introduction)
Still Room for Younger White to be Popular Again Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 August 2012; (p. 12)
Untitled Robert Messenger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 April 2012; (p. 2)
Robert Messenger is gratified that the National Library of Australia's exhibition The Life of Patrick White correctly identifies the make of White's typewriter as an Optima. The typewriter had been previously mis-labelled by the State Library of New South Wales as an Olivetti.
Book, Chapter and Verse on White's Life Sally Pryor , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 April 2012; (p. 6)
The Life of Patrick White Matthew Jones , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The National Library of Australia Magazine , March vol. 4 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
The Life of Patrick White Matthew Jones , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The National Library of Australia Magazine , March vol. 4 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
Book, Chapter and Verse on White's Life Sally Pryor , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 April 2012; (p. 6)
Untitled Robert Messenger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 April 2012; (p. 2)
Robert Messenger is gratified that the National Library of Australia's exhibition The Life of Patrick White correctly identifies the make of White's typewriter as an Optima. The typewriter had been previously mis-labelled by the State Library of New South Wales as an Olivetti.
Still Room for Younger White to be Popular Again Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 August 2012; (p. 12)
Enhancing the Ebook : Patrick White and the Australian Cultural Landscape Robyn Holmes , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 3 2012; (p. 35-44)
'When Patrick White claimed in 1977 'My MSS are destroyed...', he was declaring truthfully that he had burnt priceless drafts of his major novels and plays. However, when the National Library of Australia (NLA) acquired the 'lost' Patrick White papers from his literary executor Barbara Mobbs in 2006, a frisson of excitement and shock rebounded through the scholarly, literary and wider arts communities. More than anyone, his biographer David Marr was astonished to discover this cache of thirty-two boxes of unknown material. 'Happy to let me dig about in the entrails of his life' for almost a decade, it now seemed to Marr that White had deliberately kept him from 'trawling through this intimate evidence of his work'. In 2012, the celebration of the centenary of White's birth is the catalyst for scholars and the custodians of cultural collections to revisit the significance of White's entire body of work, published and unpublished, and his influence and place in Australia's artistic life.' (Author's introduction)
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