Afford, Max (-1954)

Also known as
Afford, Malcolm, (Max) (1906-1954)
Afford, Malcolm (1906-1954)
Afford, Malcolm (-1954)
Afford, Max (1906-1954)
Afford, Max Malcolm Afford, 'Outspan' (-1954)
Malcolm Afford, 'Outspan' (-1954)
Field of activity
Playwright; Novelist; Journalist; Scriptwriter
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35001587
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-785027

Biographies

Born in Adelaide. Journalist until 1932. Involved in amatuer theatre in Adelaide Wrote radio plays and serials and adapted many stage plays, 1929-54. Won Adelaide Advertiser play competition 1936. Moved to Sydney for ABC in 1936. Husband of designer Thelma Afford. Died in Sydney. Max Afford is an Australian Playwright, Scriptwriter, who is mentioned in 49 events in the AusStage database

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Malcolm (Max) Afford (1906-1954), playwright and novelist, was born on 8 April 1906 at Parkside, Adelaide, fifth surviving child of Robert Daniel Afford, grocer, and his second wife Mary Ann, née Crundell....

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  • (see also) Australian Broadcasting Commission; Sydney P.E.N. Club

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Selected resources (66)

AusStage

  1. Max Afford's network
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  2. Max Afford's map
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  3. The Fantastic Case of Four Specialists
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1947-10-12]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Melbourne - Broadcast House Studios, Melbourne, NSW
  4. A Cat Across Their Path
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1939-12-06]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Brisbane - Toowong studios, Toowong, QLD
  5. Dark Enchantment
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1945-01-01]
    A performance staged at the Minerva Theatre, Kings Cross, NSW
  6. Awake My Love
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1947-11-29]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  7. Lady in Danger
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1955-10-15]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  8. For Fear of Little Men
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1938-07-01]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Brisbane - South Bank studios, South Brisbane, QLD
  9. Genesis
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-12-28]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Adelaide, Collinswood, SA
  10. Revenge With Music
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1939-11-08]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Melbourne - Russell Street studios, Melbourne, VIC
  11. Silver From Satan
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-09-24]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Adelaide, Collinswood, SA
  12. The Legend of the Moonlight
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-12-10]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Brisbane - South Bank studios, South Brisbane, QLD
  13. Out of This Nettle
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1952-01-26]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  14. Mischief in the Air
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1944-07-27]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW
  15. Light - the Man
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1995-04-27]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  16. Colonel Light - The Founder
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1986-06-20]
    A performance staged at the Lentara Community Centre, Magill, SA
  17. Colonel Light - The Founder
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1936-11-07]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  18. Five White Fingers
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1939-06-02]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  19. Clock Strikes Twelve
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1935-06-01]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Adelaide, Collinswood, SA
  20. Dark Enchantment
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1960-08-07]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  21. Merry-go-round
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1936-05-31]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  22. The Golden Age
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1938-09-11]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  23. Avalanche
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1936-06-11]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Melbourne - Russell Street studios, Melbourne, VIC
  24. Dark Enchantment
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1949-06-27]
    A performance staged at the Minerva Theatre, Kings Cross, NSW
  25. Heroisms All Around Us
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1938-10-09]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  26. William Light, The Founder
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1947-09-04]
    A performance staged at the Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW
  27. Dark Enchantment
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1950-02-01]
    A performance staged at the Bournemouth, Bournemouth, O/S
  28. Lady in Danger
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1945-01-01]
    A performance staged at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York, New York, O/S
  29. Sleep No More
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1943-06-18]
    A performance staged at the Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW
  30. Merry Go Round
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1936-05-31]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  31. Lady in Danger
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1944-03-14]
    A performance staged at the Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW
  32. An Experiment in Acoustics
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-03-02]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  33. Die for a Lady
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-08-13]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Adelaide, Collinswood, SA
  34. William Light, The Founder
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1936-11-07]
    A performance staged at the Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  35. Oh! Whistle While You're Happy
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1939-02-12]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  36. The Queer Affair at Kettering
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1940-11-01]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  37. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1935-06-01]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Adelaide, Collinswood, SA
  38. An Experiment in Acoustics
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1939-03-02]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  39. All Passion Spent
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1939-03-30]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Melbourne - Russell Street studios, Melbourne, VIC
  40. The Crime With 200,000 Witnesses
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-05-06]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  41. The Ghost Train
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1937-04-13]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  42. It Could Be Natural Death
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1942-07-29]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  43. I am Albert Jones
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1938-10-09]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  44. Awake My Love
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1947-09-04]
    A performance staged at the Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW
  45. Consulting Room
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1948-06-05]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  46. Lazy in the Sun
    Afford, Max (Scriptwriter)
    [1951-10-20]
    A performance staged at the ABC Radio, Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  47. Honeymoon Hotel
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1934-11-28]
    A performance staged at the The Australia, Adelaide, SA
  48. The Perfect Liar / Dream Errant / The Flail of God
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1931-10-07]
    A performance staged at the The Australia, Adelaide, SA
  49. Consulting Room
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1954-10-29]
    A performance staged at the Mechanics' Hall, Frankston, VIC
  50. Consulting Room
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1961-09-28]
    A performance staged at the Bordertown Institute Hall, Bordertown, SA
  51. Lady in Danger
    Afford, Max (Playwright)
    [1942-02-28]
    A performance staged at the Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW
  52. Mischief in the Air: Radio and Stage Plays
    Afford, Max
    [Anthology : 1974]
    Published: University of Queensland Press
  53. All Passion Spent: A New Radio Play
    Afford, Max
  54. Consulting Room
    Afford, Max
  55. Lazy in the Sun
    Afford, Max
    [Playscript : 1974]
    Published: UQ Press
  56. Out of This Nettle: A New Radio Play
    Afford, Max
  57. Consulting Room
    Afford, Max
  58. Lady in Danger: A Comedy-Thriller in Three Acts
    Afford, Max
    [Playscript : 1974]
    Published: UQ Press
  59. Merry-go-round: A Play Written for Radio Presentation
    Afford, Max
  60. Lazy in the Sun: A Radio Play
    Afford, Max
  61. I Am Albert Jones: A New Radio Play
    Afford, Max
    [1946-07-08]
  62. Awake My Love: A Romantic Drama Based on the Life of Colonel William Light, First Surveyor-General of South Australia
    Afford, Max
  63. Dark Enchantment: A Play in Three Acts and a Prologue
    Afford, Max
  64. Lady in Danger: A Comedy-Thriller
    Afford, Max
  65. Lady in Danger: A Comedy-Thriller in Three Acts
    Afford, Max
    [Playscript : 1944]
    Published: Mulga Publications
  66. Merry-go-round: A Drama for the Microphone, by 'Outspan'
    Afford, Max

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  1. Afford, Thelma (-1996)
    Artist; ; Designer; Theatre / Film Designer; Textile Artist / Fashion Designer; Costume designer; 9002; Art teacher; 8022; Costume Designer
    ... Afford, Max ... Born in Broken Hill. Trained in Art in Adelaide. Married to Playwright Max Afford. Thelma Afford ...
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  2. Basford, Max
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    ... Afford, Max ... Max Basford is an Actor who is mentioned in 1 event in the AusStage database ...
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  3. Caddy, Max
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    ... Afford, Max ... Max Caddy is an Actor and Singer, Actor who is mentioned in 3 events in the AusStage database ...
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  1. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—In the will of MAX AFFORD, late of Balmoral, in
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 12 August 1955 [Issue No.82] p 2362

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—In the will of MAX AFFORD, late of ... , 1925-1942) Thelma May Afford, the executrix of the wll of the said Max Afford, who died on the second ... 188 words
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  2. EXAMINATION RESULTS. Examination No. 4535. TO AFFORD OFFICERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFY FOR TRANSFER OR PROMOTION AS POSTAL CLERK, SENIOR POSTAL CLERK OR POSTMASTER.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 20 June 1957 [Issue No.35] p 1861

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... EXAMINATION RESULTS. Examination No. 4535. TO AFFORD OFFICERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFY FOR ... , Max Harold. Hardimon, Ronald Alfred. Harper, Charles Victor. Ince, Allan. Kabat, Hugo Miroslav. Kuruc ... 603 words
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  3. Examination No. 4343. TO AFFORD OFFICERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFY FOR TRANSFER OR PROMOTION AS POSTAL ASSISTANT. Held 10th September, 1955.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 1 December 1955 [Issue No.63] p 4066

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Examination No. 4343. To Afford Officers an Opportunity to Qualify for Transfer or Promotion as ... . Hindmarsh, Kenneth Max- Orchard, Donald Roy. well. Osmond, Leslie James. Hungerford, Thomas Smith, Mervyn ... 112 words
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  1. Awake my love by Max Afford, Act 1 ...
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    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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  5. [Max Afford] / portrait by [Vincent ...
    Juradovitch, Vi ...
    [ Art work : 1950 ]
  6. [Portrait of Max Afford], 1932 / Iv ...
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    [ Art work : 1932 ]
  1. Thelma Afford interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Afford, Thelma, 1908-1996
    [ Sound : 1981-1982 ]
    View online
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    Thelma Afford interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. Thelma Afford - papers, 1931-1995
    Afford, Thelma, 1908-1996
    [ Video, Object : 1931-1995 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. 'We can't afford to play politics and we don't at all,' Huawei says
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2018 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    'We can't afford to play politics and we don't at all,' Huawei says
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  4. Merry-go-round : a play written for radio presentation / by Max Afford, and awarded first prize in the Australian Broadcasting Commission's 1935 play competition
    Afford, Max, 1906-1954
    [ Sound : 1900 ]
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  1. Papers
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    [ Unpublished : 1912-1987 ]
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  2. Papers
    Afford, Max, 1906-1954
    [ Unpublished : 1912-1987 ]
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on Max Afford, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Afford, Max [Press Clippings]
    [ Book : 1900 ]
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  2. Light the man, by Max Afford : [theatre program], 1995, Arts Theatre, Adelaide Repertory Theatre
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  3. Colonel Light --- The Founder, an historic drama in three acts by Max Afford : [theatre program], 1936, Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide Repertory Theatre
    [ Book : 1936 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  4. Mischief in the air : radio and stage plays / by Max Afford
    Afford, Max, 1906-1954
    [ Book : 1974 ]
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  1. Max Afford [Article]
    [ Article : 1995 ]
    At AusStage
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  2. Max and Thelma Afford Collection
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    [ Article : 2010 ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
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  3. Mystery Play By Max Afford (18 November 1939)
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  4. New Max Afford Serial (23 March 1940)
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  1. MAX AFFORD
    The Henty Observer and Culcairn Shire Register (NSW : 1914 - 1950) Friday 9 January 1942 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... MAX AFFORD Prolific writer of detective fiction, and author of a number of gripping radio serials ... 47 words
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  2. MAX AFFORD
    Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954) Tuesday 2 March 1937 p 4 Article
    ... MAX AFFORD ( , Max Afford, the South Australian | author of 'Blood on liis Hands,' is n man of ... three-act drama, 'William ?light the Founder.' Max Afford's new 'Jeffrey Blackburn' novel, 'Death ... 195 words
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  3. MAX AFFORD
    The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954) Saturday 10 January 1942 p 1 Article Illustrated
    ... MAX AFFORD Prolific writer of detective fiction. Author of a number of gripping radio serials. Now ... 45 words
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