Guide to the Papers of Maree Teychenne [MSS 306]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Maree Teychenne
Manuscript Number MSS 306
Last Updated June 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Drafts of manuscripts, computer disk, and clippings for works of Maree Teychenne

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Scope and Content

The papers of Maree Teychenne include manuscripts, clippings, short stories, and a computer disk. The bulk of the collection comprises papers associated with Teychenne’s work with the Victorian Education Department’s Film Unit, including Alan Marshall – Author and Man (1975), Our Fragile Coast (1980), and A Zoo in the Trees (1981)

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Biographical Note

Author, editor and script writer Maree Teychenne was born in 1949 in Traralgon, Victoria. From 1974-1982, Teychenne worked as a script writer, editor and researcher with the Victorian Education Department’s Film Unit. The documentaries written during this time include A Zoo in the Trees and Our Fragile Coast.  With a wide-ranging writing style, Teychenne has written film scripts, plays, poetry, short stories, songs, musicals, and humorous works for children. Teychenne’s short stories and poetry have been published in anthologies in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia, and translated for German and Russian anthologies. As well as founding Imago Writers and co-founding Carringbush Writers, Teychenne has won multiple awards for her writing

Austlit : Maree Teychenne retrieved 13 July 2020

Capaldo & Teychenne : Marie Teychenne retrieved 13 July 2020


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Access and Copying Conditions

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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

Papers of Maree Teychenne, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 306, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


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Subject Keywords



Maree Teychenne — Archives

Screenwriters — Australia

Authors, Australian — 20th century

Documentary films — Australia

Personal Names

Maree Teychenne





Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

Computer disk (1992) in sealed envelope

Folder 2

‘Alan Marshall - Author and Man’ (1975) - programme for his three documentaries: ‘The Imago Number’ (1987); ‘The Carrionflower Writ’ (1985) - contains the short story ‘Letter from a Dutch Peasant’; ‘All My Love, Theo’ (1986), unpublished short story

Folder 3

‘Our Fragile Coast’ (1980), 16mm film documentary script

‘A Zoo in the Trees’ (1981), 16mm film documentary script

Folder 4

‘The Children’ (1982), children’s telemovie script

Folder 5

‘The Last Hit’ (1979), submission

‘Carringbush Writing’ No. 1, 1981 - contains short story ‘Alphonse F. Inkervitch’

Folder 6

‘Welcum Ter Pittslin’ (1988), publishing package, sample chapters

Folder 7

‘The Scavengers’ (1978), play

Folder 8

Resume and photocopies of clippings