The collection consists of one archive box containing poems and hymns by Barry Dangerfield.
Also included are copies of Barry Dangerfield’s book, The Turn of the Tide (2005), as it was published and as annotated drafts. Correspondence between the author and his publisher, a copy of his Distinguished Service award from Flinders University and his death and funeral notices from The Advertiser are also contained within the collection.
The items date from the 1960s to the 2000s and were donated to Flinders Library after his death.
Barry Dangerfield was born in Melbourne in 1933. Barry became interested in poetry as a young man. His poetry is heavily influenced by his career as a horticulturalist and the various landscapes in which he worked.
As a child, Barry was always interested in gardening and after leaving school he commenced study at Burnley College of Horticulture. Following graduation, Barry worked as a lecturer at Burnley College and in various horticultural positions in Victoria before travelling to South Australia to work at the Adelaide Botanic Garden as Advisory Officer and subsequently Supervisor of the Garden. After resigning from his position at the Botanic Garden, Barry worked in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. In 1985, Barry returned to South Australia to commence work as Grounds Superintendent at Flinders University, a position he held until his retirement in 1997. Upon his retirement, Flinders University awarded Barry the Distinguished Service Award for his commitment to the development of the grounds of the University.
In 2005, a compilation of Barry’s poems was published, entitled The Turn of the Tide. This publication included poems composed over a period of 40 years.
Barry died on November 6, 2005.
|1||Poetry 1960s||Barry Dangerfield’s poems from the 1960s, some handwritten.|
|2||Poetry 1970s||Poems from the 1970s, some handwritten.|
|3||Poetry 1980s||Poems from the 1980s, some handwritten.|
|4||Poetry 1990s -2000s||Poems from the 1990s-2000s. Includes a list of his poems, as at 11/08/2003.|
|5||Haiku||Multiple copies of a collection of Haiku poems, entitled ‘Seeing the unseen.’|
|6||Material relating to the publication of ‘The Turn of the Tide’||Eulogy; copy of Barry Dangerfield’s book, ‘The Turn of the Tide’ as it was published and annotated drafts; correspondence between the author and publisher; copy of Distinguished Service award from Flinders University; death and funeral notices from ‘The Advertiser.’|
|7||Drafts of various poems||Some poems written in Barry’s handwriting, some in Marj Masters.’|
|8||Hymns||Hymns written by Barry Dangerfield.|
|9||Duplicates – miscellaneous||
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