Many thanks to the National Library of Australia (NLA) and the McCann family for making this period of archival research possible. As stated by the NLA, the
[…] annual summer scholarships support younger scholars undertaking postgraduate research, who require special access to the Library’s collections.
Scholars spend six weeks at the Library, commencing in the second week of January each year. They have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with Library staff.
Norman McCann Scholarships are offered to those working in Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration, and museum studies.
For more information, see the National Library of Australia’s website here.