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Australian Legend

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1958, 2nd edn 1966 and illustrated edn 1978),

is an influential account of the Australian national mystique, its origins and development, by Russel Ward. Ward's analysis of the...

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Australian Legend

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1958, 2nd edn 1966 and illustrated edn 1978),

is an influential account of the Australian national mystique, its origins and development, by Russel Ward. Ward's analysis of the...

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Australian Legend, The (1958)

William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton and Barry Andrews.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

January 1994; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies - World. 259 words.

(1958, 2nd edn 1966 and illustrated edn 1978),

is an influential account of the Australian national mystique

Aboriginal Writing/Testimony in English

David Headon.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

January 1994; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies - World. 3172 words.

a relatively recent phenomenon in Australian literature, began with David Unaipon's Native Legends (1929), the first book

They'll Tell You About Me

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Is the title of Ian Mudie's celebrated pot-pourri of Australian myth, legend, tall tales, folklore and history. In ironic, colloquial language and spiced with the good-natured braggadocio...

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‘They'll Tell You About Me’

William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton and Barry Andrews.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

January 1994; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies - World. 80 words.

is the title of Ian Mudie's celebrated pot-pourri of Australian myth, legend, tall tales, folklore and history. In ironic,

Australian Aboriginal writing and illustration

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 510 words.

The first appearance in print of Aboriginal legends was when they were recorded and transcribed or retold by European Australians in the 19th cent. One of the earliest was K. Langloh...

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Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 76 words.

A mysterious and ill-defined creature of Australian legend, traditionally regarded as a man-eating swamp-dweller, but in children’s books usually treated more humorously. Judith Whitlock...

John Simpson Kirkpatrick

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1892–1915), known affectionately as ‘The Man with the Donkey’, was born South Shields, Tyneside, England, jumped ship in Australia in 1910, carried his swag to northern Queensland and then...

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Our Island Story (c.1910)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 82 words.

By H. E. *Marshall, illustrated by A. S. Forrest. A collection of stories from history, told to two Australian children. The book includes ‘stories which wise people say are only...

Cultural Memory in Postcolonial Fiction: The Uses and Abuses of Ned Kelly

in Interdisciplinary Measures

February 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 6760 words.

This chapter relates the story of Irish Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and how he has been brought into conjunction with several compatible legends, including the twin legends of the...

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Recalling Romance and Revision in the Film Adaptations of Robbery Under Arms and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Andrew James Couzens.

in Adaptation

March 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 6353 words.

This paper interrogates the adaptation of two literary bushranger narratives to film during the Australian Film Revival in the 1970s and 1980s: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Fred...