Historical information

Geoffrey Ingram worked on the Australian Arts Enquiry in 1959, and became the founding administrator of the Australian Ballet, 1963-1965. A letter was sent in 1959 to influential people actively engaged in or professionally associated with the creative and interpretative arts. It recommended that a request be made to the Federal Government for a commission of enquiry into the state of the arts and letters in Australia. This letter was signed by Eric Westbrook, Robin Boyd, Hector Crawford and Andrew Fabinyi. This is a summary of excerpts from responses, including those from Arthur Boyd, Peter McIntyre, Mary Gilmore, Patrick White, Frank Dalby Davison and Katharine S. Prichard.

Physical description

Typewritten, foolscap, pages