Susan Magarey and Kerrie Round
Source materials and draft of Roma the First: a Biography of Dame Roma Mitchell
Susan Magarey AM, FASSA, PhD, has degrees in English Literature and History from Adelaide University and the Australian National University. She was Director of the Research Centre for Women's Studies at Adelaide University where she is now Adjunct-Professor in History. She is the author of two monographs: the prize-winning biography of Catherine Helen Spence, Unbridling the Tongues of Women (1986) and Passions of the First-Wave Feminists (2001), and, with Kerrie Round, co-author of Roma the First: a Biography of Dame Roma Mitchell (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2007). She has published more than sixty articles and book chapters and edited eight collections of articles - including Women in a Restructuring Australia: Work & Welfare (1995) with Anne Edwards, and Debutante Nation: Feminism Contests the 1890s (1993) with Sue Rowley and Susan Sheridan - and was for twenty years the Founding Editor of the tri-annual journal, Australian Feminist Studies.
She is the founder of the Magarey Medal for Biography and a member of the Board of the History Trust of South Australia. She is writing a history of the Women's Liberation Movement in Australia.
Kerrie Round received a BA (Hons) and a PhD in History from the University of Adelaide. She has lectured in Australian History and heritage at the University of Adelaide and Vanderbilt University, USA, and taught in the graduate diploma and masters program in applied historical studies in the Dept of History, University of Adelaide. She has written and edited books and articles on the history of South Australia and was managing editor of The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History. She now works as an editor and consultant historian.
These papers were donated by Susan Magarey and Kerrie Round in March 2009.
Series 1. Draft typescript
Draft computer printout of Roma the First with annotations by Michael Bollan and extended footnotes [n.d.] 6 cm
Series 2: Interview recordings
Recordings of interviews with friends and colleagues of Roma Mitchell conducted by Kerrie Round and Susan Magarey 2002-2003. 11 Sony minidiscs (numbered by the State Library of SA for their Oral History series)
- Peter Bailey 28/11/2002 (Kerrie Round)
- Mary Bleechmore 16/12/2003 (Kerrie Round)
- Pam Cleland 22/5/2003 (Kerrie Round and Susan Magarey)
- Aline Fenwick 29/11/2002 (Kerrie Round)
- Jean Gilmore 27/5/2003 (Kerrie Round)
- Cedric Isaachsen 28/10/2002 (Kerrie Round)
- Sam Jacobs 2/12/2003 (Kerrie Round)
- Elliott Johnston, 20/8/2003 (Kerrie Round)
- Len King 29/4/2003 (Kerrie Round)
- Mike Rann 7/5/2003 (Kerrie Round)
Series 3: Transcripts
Transcripts of interviews conducted by Kerrie Round 2002-2004 4 cm.
- Peter Bailey 28/11/2002
- Mary Bleechmore 16/12/2003
- Pam Cleland 22/5/2003 (Kerry Round and Susan Magarey)
- Aline Fenwick 29/11/2002
- Cedric Isaachsen 28/10/2002
- Elliott Johnston, 20/8/2003
- Len King 29/4/2003
- Beryl Linn 15/10/2002 (not recorded)
- Mike Rann 7/5/2003
- Pam Villeneuve-Smith 13/8/2002 (not recorded)
- Peter Ward 19/4/2004
Includes working notes and some related correspondence
Series 4: Other source materials 2 cm.
- Transcripts of interview of Mrs Lorna Williams and Mrs Adrienne McMahon by Susan Magarey for the Bray Chapter of the Alumni Association of Adelaide University 17/8/2001, with associated correspondence and copies of letters from Roma Mitchell to ‘Ruth and Hugo’ and others, and notes on the Greek Social Security fraud from the diaries of Sir Walter Crocker
- Transcript of interview of Sister Judith Redden of St Aloysius College by Anne Bartlett 10/3/1999 for a proposed biography of Roma Mitchell
- Photocopy of "A political biography of Peter Duncan (Attorney-General of South Aust.)" by Robert Holmes, 1977, written as a Politics II research project. Lacks page 1.
- "The romance story in Roma the First ... " by Susan Magarey 4/2/2009 (1 page)