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Australasian, 22 May1937, p.5
y The Browns of Bangaroo series - author   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1937 1937
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'Introducing "Dad" Brown, of the Browns of Bangaroo, who will make their bow in "The Australasian" of May 29.

'The Browns are a typical Australian country family, and their adventures - and those of their city friends and relations - will be chronicled and pictured weekly by Hermon Gill and Esther Paterson in forthcoming issues of "The Australasian."

'Each weekly episode will be complete in itself, but there will be a continuous thread of story running through week by week, in which you will be able to see yourselves as you follow the Browns on their travels and live with them through the trials and triumphs, the tribulations and joys, of domestic life.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 22 May 1937, p.5.

Notes

  • The work was a collaborative project between husband-and-wife team G. Hermon Gill and Esther Paterson.

Includes

1
The Browns of Bangaroo G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 29 May 1937; (p. 9)

'Here, in the first episode of "The Browns of Bangaroo", the story of an Australian country family, Esther Paterson and Herman Gill picture and tell the incident of The Lady's Companion.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 29 May 1937, p.9.

2
Betty in the Bight G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 5 June 1937; (p. 7)

'Episode 1 told how the Brown family–Dad and Mum and twenty-year-old Cynthia and flapper Betty–set off in the Mangalore on a voyage to England. Now they are fairly on the way–and the stormy winds do blow.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 5 June 1937, p.7.

3
A Deal in Stockings G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 12 June 1937; (p. 9)

'Sheer or service? That is the question. And when flapper Betty Brown takes 20-year-old Cynthia's stockings–by mistake, of course–there is trouble in the R.M.S. Mangalore. But the Browns continue their way to England safely, even if not heart whole.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 12 June 1937, p.9.

4
A Day in Colombo G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 19 June 1937; (p. 9)

'Colombo, city of pastel colourings and spicy smells; of shimmering heat and the tinkling silences of the tropic East; a light opera scene set with the rich music of cymbal and drum ... but Mr. Gibbs and little Rodney fixed it.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 19 June 1937, p.9.

5
His Name's Nobby G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 26 June 1937; (p. 9)

'Travelling to England in the R.M.S. Mangalore, the Browns of Bangaroo–an Australian country family, consisting of Mum and Dad, twenty-year-old Cynthia, and flapper Betty–are having an exciting and romantic time. Romantic–yes, Cynthia and the second officer, Ian Travers, find romance enough. And now, at Port Said, Betty plays gooseberry.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangalore', The Australasian, 26 June 1937, p.9.

6
A Maltese Cross G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 3 July 1937; (p. 9)

'Voyaging from Australia to England in the R.M.S. Mangalore are the Browns of Bangalore–Mum and Dad, twenty-year-old Cynthia and flapper Betty. Colombo and Port Said have surrendered their quotas of thrills and tribulations. Now, at Malta, through the management of Mr. Gibbs–and all travellers know Mr. Gibbs–they make a Maltese cross.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 3 July 1937, p.9.

7
London! G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 10 July 1937; (p. 9)

'London! Having voyaged from Australia to England in the R.M.S. Mangalore, the Browns of Bangaroo – Mum and Dad, 20-year-old Cynthia, and flapper Betty – at last realise a life-long dream. London, of which they have heard so much. London, with its colour and romance. They are sick of their ship-board companions, especially of Mr. Gibbs and little Rodney. And now ... But things are not always as visioned.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 10 July 1937, p.9.

8
Lovers' Quarrel G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 17 July 1937; (p. 9)

'The Browns of Bangaroo, having travelled to England in the R.M.S. Mangalore, are now settled at Tunbridge Court, a boarding house, where they contact with a strata of English society–as represented by 'the butter lady'–that annoys them. Ian Travers, erstwhile second officer of the Mangalore, with whom Cynthia Brown is in love, is meanwhile sitting for his master's certificate.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 17 July 1937, p.9.

9
The Boxer Hat Boy G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 24 July 1937; (p. 9)

'An Australian family, the Browns of Bangaroo, are in London, and have been given invitations to Ranelagh. The problem of dress arises for Mr. Brown, and of her love affair for 20-year-old Cynthia, who is in love with the second officer of the Mangalore, in which ship they travelled to England. Flapper Betty is busy disentangling the skein.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 24 July 1937, p.9.

10
'See This Wet' G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 31 July 1937; (p. 9)

'"The Browns of Bangaroo," Mum and Dad, 20-year-old Cynthia, and flapper Betty, are doing the grand tour of Europe and the British Isles. While they are away, their relations, the Forsyths, are looking after the family interests at Bangaroo, Wynlunga West, somewhere in Australia. In this episode, letters give a progress report of the travelling family's wanderings.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 31 July 1937, p.9.

11
Baths and Bills Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 7 August 1937; (p. 9)

'The Browns of Bangaroo – Dad and Mum, 20-year-old Cynthia, and flapper Betty – an Australian family on a visit to Great Britain, find that water is, apparently, as valuable in the midst of the plenty of an English summer as in Australia during a dry season.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 7 August 1937, p.9.

12
All at Sea G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 14 August 1937; (p. 9)

'Bangaroo is the stage this week, and to it comes Ian Travers, second officer of the Mandalay, and affianced of Cynthia Brown, who is at present in England with her family, the Browns of Bangaroo. Ian is going to Bangaroo to visit the Forsyths, the Browns' relations, who are minding the home in the Browns' absence. But Ian's dramatic entry is marred by an unfortunate accident.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 14 August 1937, p.9.

13
Great Snakes G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 21 August 1937; (p. 9)

'The Browns of Bangaroo, Dad and Mum, 20-year-old Cynthia, and flapper Betty, are in England doing the grand tour. Meanwhile, their orchard home, somewhere in Australia, is being cared for by their relatives, the Forsyths, whom Ian Travers, second officer of the R.M.S. Mandalay, and the affianced of Cynthia Brown, is visiting. It is his first up-country trip in Australia, and he has been mistaken for a confidence man and arrested by the local police.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 21 August 1937, p.9.

14
Homesick Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 28 August 1937; (p. 9)

'The Browns of Bangaroo–Dad and Mum, 20-year-old Cynthia, and flapper Betty–are in London, while their relations, the Forsyths, look after things for them in Australia. The Browns are growing homesick, in addition to which Cynthia is suffering the pangs of love for Ian Travers. And what with weather and one thing and another .... Well! Read this and see how it works out.'

Source:

'The Browns of Bangaroo', The Australasian, 28 August 1937, p.9.

15
Bargains Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 4 September 1937; (p. 9)
Two interspersed narratives, of the homeward-bound Browns shopping for souvenirs in England and the Forsyths, in charge of the Browns' farm in their absence, shopping for lambs in the Australian outback.
16
Journey's End G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work
— Appears in: The Australasian , 11 September 1937; (p. 9)
The Browns prepare to journey back to Australia, but an unexpected change in plans brings upsets.
17
Finale! G. Hermon Gill , Esther Paterson (illustrator), 1937 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 18 September 1937; (p. 9)
The Browns return home, and Ian Travers plans to give up sailing.

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