Project References

Manuscript Materials

  • State Library of NSW, Mitchell Wing: MSS 1005 Vol 1-23; Pictorial Box 3109; MLMSS Lewis Miller Papers 2719. (Letters quoted in the blog postings are primarily from the Mitchell Manuscript collection unless otherwise stated.)
  • State Library of Vic: When accessed, 20/6/07 full collection held under Box 937/4. Since my original access the box has been re-catalogued: primary materials remain in the box but all the Gallery catalogues are now individually referenced but are easily discovered under a Godfrey Miller search.

Main Miller Texts

  • 40 drawings by Godfrey Miller, Foreword John Henshaw
  • Godfrey Miller Paintings, (ed) John Henshaw
  • Godfrey Miller 1893-1964, contributions by Deborah Edwards, John Henshaw and Anne Wookey
  • The Life and work of Godfrey Miller, 1893-1964, Ph.D thesis submitted by Anne Wookey, La Trobe University

Texts including references/articles to Miller

  • Australian Painters of the Twentieth Century, (ed) Lou Klepac, Miller Chapter: Peter Pinson
  • Art and Australia Vol 2, No. 2, August 1964, Alan McCulloch
  • Parallel Visions: works from the Australian Collection/AGNSW, (ed) Barry Pearce, Miller Essay: Sasha Grishin
  • Outlines of Australian Art, Daniel Thomas
  • The Innovators, Geoffery Dutton
  • “The Post-War Years in Australian Art. Some lessons for the future.” Emeritus Professor Sir Joseph Burke K.B.E. (The Sixth William Dobell Memorial Lecture)
  • The Art of Australia, Robert Hughes
  • Australian Painting 1788-2000, Bernard Smith
  • Hope in Hell, Deborah Beck
  • Beyond Belief Theosophy in Australia 1879-1939, Jill Roe
  • The Vivisector, Patrick White. Allegedly the artist character, Hurtle Duffield is inspired by the Australian artists: Fairweather, Miller and Passmore
  • Patrick White: A Life, David Marr

Additional Texts for research I have been referred to

  • Tom Thompson Trilogy of Masterworks, Tom Thompson, introduction Jocelyn Maughan and Robin Norling
  • Savage Messiah, H.S. Ede
  • Noble Savage, L & E Hanson
  • Gaudier-Brzeska (also Vortex Manifesto), Ezra Pound
  • The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
  • The Diaries, Anais Nin
  • Blast No. 1
  • Bhagavad Gita, new translation Stephen Mitchell
  • Projective Ornament, Claude Fayette Bragdon
  • IChing

Reviews and Articles

  • to come

Texts/Authors mentioned by Miller in his letters

  • Dante Alighieri
  • Francis Bacon
  • William Blake
  • Robert Browning
  • Samuel Butler: ‘Erewhon’
  • Edward Carpenter: Social Reformer with Havelock Ellis, GB Shaw
  • Charlemagne
  • Chekhov
  • Kenneth Clark: future of Painting
  • Coleridge
  • Rene Descarte
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Isodore Duncan
  • Havelock Ellis
  • Gustave Flaubert
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Jules de Gaultier
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Aldous Huxley: 1894-1963
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • Jung
  • D H Lawrence: ‘Fantasia’, ‘Sons & Lovers’, ‘The Daughter-in-law’
  • The Listener: weekly BBC magazine 1929-1991
  • John MacMurray
  • John Milton: ‘Areopagitica’
  • George Moore
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Walter Pater
  • Plato: ‘The Republic’
  • Rabelais
  • Dr Albert Scweitzer
  • Shakespeare: ‘Hamlet’
  • Edith Sitwell
  • Socrates
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Rabindranath Tagore: ‘Gitanjali’
  • Tolstoy
  • Hans Vaihinger
  • Van Zeeland Report 1938
  • Alfred N Whitehead
  • Walt Whitman
  • William Wordsworth


  • Botticelli
  • Braque
  • Cezanne
  • Picasso
  • Claude Lorrain
  • Van Gogh
  • Chinese Art

Public & Private Contemporaries mentioned in letters

  • Lord Allen
  • Stanley Baldwin: 1867-1947 British PM 1924-1929
  • Neville Chamberlain
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Mr George Lansbury
  • Wallis Simpson & King Edward VIII (morganatic)
  • Dr A S Sze
  • George William Forbes 1869-1947 (22nd PM of NZ)
  • Arthur Henderson 1863-1935 British Labour Politician and winner 1934 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Herbert Henry Asquith: 1852-1928 British PM 1915-1916


  • Beethoven
  • Bach
  • Raval, Sebastiano
  • Russian Ballet: Les Presages Massine symphonic ballet (London)
  • Sergey Prokofiev
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Sybil Thorndyke
  • Albert Hall
  • Maori Dancers

Miller Paintings


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