Guide to the Records of Nosukumo small press [MSS 192]

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Manuscript Name Records of Nosukumo small press
Manuscript Number MSS 192
Last Updated July 2021
Extent 3 boxes
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Correspondence relating to Australian small press Nosukumo

Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

These records comprise correspondence (April 1982-June 1988) relating to the Australian small press Nosukumo. Correspondents include Peter Bakowski, Bev Aisbett, Paul Knobel, and Marie Teychenne

Date Range of Content


Organisational History

The Melbourne small press Nosukumo was formed by Javant Biarujia and Susan Rachmann in 1981, joined two years later by Ian C Birks. Operating until 1995, the company published works such as The Carrionflower writ from 1985-1990 as well as limited editions of books including Autumn silks by Javant Biarujia, Thunder Road, Thunder Heart by Peter Bakowski and Labassa by Ian C Birks

Austlit : Nokusumo retrieved 9 October 2020


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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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

Preferred Citation

Records of the Nosukumo small press, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 192, Box [Number], Folder [Number]


Purchased from Nosukumo (represented by Javant Biarujia, Susan Rachmann and Ian C Birks) in 1990

Additional Information

A complete listing of correspondence is on file

Related Material

Further records of Nosukumo are held by the State Library of Victoria at YMS 15999


Subject Keywords



Nosukumo (Melbourne, Vic) — Archives

Australian authors and publishers — Archives

Small presses — Victoria — Melbourne

Personal Names

Javant Biarujia

Susan Rachmann

Corporate Names

Nosukumo (Melbourne, Vic)




Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

Nosukumo correspondence: 1 April 1982 - June 1983 (in alphabetical order)

Folder 2

Nosukumo correspondence: 1 April 1982 - June 1983 (in alphabetical order)

Folder 3

Nosukumo correspondence: July 1983 - June 1984

Folder 4

Nosukumo correspondence: 1984 - 1985

Folder 5

Nosukumo correspondence: 1984 - 1985

Folder 6

Nosukumo correspondence: 1985 – 1986


Box 2

Folder 7

Nosukumo correspondence: 1986 - 1987

Folder 8

Nosukumo correspondence: 1987 - 1988

Folder 9

Items to be added to 1982 - 1988 collection


Box 3

Folder 10

Correspondence: Bev Aisbett

Folder 11

Correspondence: Peter Bakowski; Alison Briars

Folder 12

Correspondence: Jane Colby; Jean Gellibrand

Folder 13

Correspondence: Anthony James; Paul Knobel; Massimo Modenese

Folder 14

Correspondence: Lewis E. Scott; Philip Sipp; Maree Teychenne; Viola Tusk