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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'"Me and Ben had been mates since we was boys and if it come to it I knew I would have to be on his side."

Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new Constable at Mount Hay. 'Ben was not a big man but he was strong and quick as a snake. He had his own breed of pony that was just like him, stocky and reliable on their feet.' Bobby understands the people and the ways of Mount Hay; Collins studies the country as an archaeologist might, bringing his coastal values to the hinterland. Bobby says, 'I do not think Daniel would have understood Ben in a million years.' Increasingly bewildered and goaded to action by his wife, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to deal with Ben. Bobby's love for Collins' wilful young daughter Irie is exposed, leading to tragic consequences for them all.

Miller's exquisite depictions of the country of the Queensland highlands form the background of this simply told but deeply significant novel of friendship, love, loyalty and the tragic consequences of misunderstanding and mistrust. Coal Creek is a wonderfully satisfying novel with a gratifying resolution. It carries all the wisdom and emotional depth we have come to expect from Miller's richly evocative novels.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 9781743316986

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Real Men Roll Their Own Anthony Lynch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , March 2014;

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
A Beautifully Crafted Novel about the Uselessness of Language Hans Burger , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 234-235)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Review : Coal Creek Joseph Cummins , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 251-253)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Review : Coal Creek Marian Barker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2014; (p. 36)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Review of Coal Creek by Alex Miller Sadiqa Beg , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 7 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Alex Miller : Interview Jane Sullivan , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5 October 2013; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 October 2013; (p. 28-29)
'Acclaimed author Alex Miller finds the voice for his new novel in his experiences as a young stockman in outback Australia...'
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— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 October 2013; (p. 6-7)
The Tragedy of People in the Wrong Place Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
A Voice from the Fringe Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 93 2013; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Barry Dick , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Loyalty and Love Tested in Outback A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 October 2013; (p. 20) The Age , 19 October 2013; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 October 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

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Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 October vol. 5 October no. 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Coal Creek by Alex Miller : Review Lisa Hill , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: ANZ LitLovers LitBlog 2009-;

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
The Tragedy of People in the Wrong Place Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
A Voice from the Fringe Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 93 2013; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Barry Dick , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Loyalty and Love Tested in Outback A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 October 2013; (p. 20) The Age , 19 October 2013; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 October 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Very Brave Bear Nick Bland 2013 single work picture book ; Seadog Claire Saxby 2013 single work picture book ; Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic 2013 single work biography picture book ; The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan 2013 single work picture book ; The Dying Beach Angela Savage 2013 single work novel ; The Ballad of Dixie Lee Lisa Nicol 2013 single work picture book ; Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil 2013 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee 2013 single work novel ; Watching You Michael Robotham 2013 single work novel ; The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 2013 anthology short story essay poetry autobiography ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher 2013 single work novel ; The Dunbar Case Peter Corris 2013 single work novel ; The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 single work novel ; The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane 2013 single work novel ; Questions of Travel Michelle De Kretser 2012 single work novel ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; The Childhood of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2013 single work novel ; Divine Comedy : A New Verse Translation Dante Alighieri Clive James (translator), 2013 single work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 2013 single work autobiography ; Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend Peter FitzSimons 2013 single work biography ; Forgotten War Henry Reynolds 2013 single work non-fiction ; Kerry Stokes : Self-Made Man Margaret Simons 2013 single work biography ; The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths 2013 single work children's fiction ; Twiggy : The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest Andrew Burell 2013 single work biography ; WeirDo Anh Do 2013 single work children's fiction ; Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's Jo Case 2013 single work autobiography ; The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Dorothy Porter 2013 selected work poetry ; Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography ; Australian Poetry Journal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 periodical issue ; Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel ; Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel ; Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 October vol. 5 October no. 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Real Men Roll Their Own Anthony Lynch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , March 2014;

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
A Beautifully Crafted Novel about the Uselessness of Language Hans Burger , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 234-235)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Review : Coal Creek Joseph Cummins , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 251-253)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Review : Coal Creek Marian Barker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2014; (p. 36)

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Review of Coal Creek by Alex Miller Sadiqa Beg , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 7 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Coal Creek by Alex Miller : Review Lisa Hill , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: ANZ LitLovers LitBlog 2009-;

— Review of Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel
Alex Miller : Interview Jane Sullivan , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5 October 2013; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 October 2013; (p. 28-29)
'Acclaimed author Alex Miller finds the voice for his new novel in his experiences as a young stockman in outback Australia...'
Rare Empathy in Timeless Tale Bron Sibree , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 October 2013; (p. 6-7)
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