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Robert Drewe, holograph manuscripts
Robert Drewe, holograph manuscripts
Robert Drewe, The Shark Net and The Bodysurfers, 1983–2003, holograph manuscripts
Robert Drewe is one of Australia's best known writers. The short stories in The Bodysurfers reflect Australian beach culture, while The Shark Net is his vivid recollection of Perth at the time of the Eric Edgar Cooke murders in the early 1960s. Both books have been dramatised for television.

The University of Western Australia Library, Scholars’ Centre, Manuscript Collection MS0050, acquired 1986-2004

Caption: Toby Burrows
Photo: Ron D’Raine, D’Raine Images