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Issue Details: First known date: 1934 1934
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'First published in 1934, this novel tells the story of a British man who migrates to Australia in 1842 and is transformed by his colonial experiences.'

Notes

  • Prequel to Inheritors : A Novel
  • Dedication: For Jaques Kahane
  • Epigraph: A perilous crossing, a perilous journey, a perilous looking back, a perilous trembling and hesitating (Zarathustra)
  • The Landtakers was the first novel of a projected but unfinished trilogy continued by Inheritors. In an early typescript version the novel was titled 'The Fiery School'; the title The Landtakers was suggested by Jacques Kahane, to whom the novel is dedicated, and comes from the Old Norse register of settlements in Iceland (Pat Buckridge, introduction to 1991 Imprint Classics edition).
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Det nya landet : historien om en brytningstid
Language: Swedish
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      Sweden,
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      Fahlcrantz , 1938 .
      Extent: 591p.

Works about this Work

The Harp in the South : Reading Ireland in Australia Patrick Buckridge , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V 2011; (p. 440-461)

'The Australian branch of the modern Irish diaspora has several apparently distinctive features, when compared with the British, American and Canadian branches. As explained by the historian Oliver MacDonagh, these include, firstly, its large size in relation to the total population – over 30% in the eastern mainland states, and sustained at that level down to the First World War and beyond; secondly, its unusually uniform distribution around the country, geographically, socially and even occupationally, with relatively strong Irish presences in all states, and in all classes and occupations (except the higher financial professions), but notably the law, politics, journalism and teaching; and thirdly their unique position within the diaspora,as a founding people, arriving at the beginning of European settlement (mainly as convicts and soldiers), and thereby staking a claim, and an interest, in the shape and destiny of the nation as a whole.' (Author's introduction)

Constructing the Metropolitan Homeland : The Literatures of the White Settler Societies of New Zealand and Australia Janet Wilson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas 2009; (p. 125-145)
The Mayne Scandal and the Penton Novels Patrick Buckridge , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 41 1998; (p. 5-6)
y The Scandalous Penton : A Biography of Brian Penton Patrick Buckridge , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z575375 1994 single work biography
Worthwhile Sortie into Literary Past Mark Thomas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 1991; (p. 21)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; The Salzburg Tales Christina Stead 1934 selected work short story ; The Pea Pickers Eve Langley 1942 single work novel ; The Watch Tower Elizabeth Harrower 1966 single work novel ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Gossip and History in the Novels of Brian Penton and Thomas Keneally Patrick Buckridge , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 4 1990; (p. 436-449)
Nationality and Australian Literature Patrick Buckridge , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies : A Survey 1989; (p. 136-155)
The Penton Scandal : Rhetoric and Lifestyle in the Career of an Australian Intellectual Patrick Buckridge , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 48 no. 1 1988; (p. 31-45)
National Self-Definition Ken L. Goodwin , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literature 1986; (p. 58-84)
The Australian Context : Nature and Society Graeme Turner , 1986-1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Fictions : Literature, Film and the Construction of Australian Narrative 1993; (p. 25-53)
Brian Penton's Thirties Novels : The 'Roots of the New Psyche' Laurie Hergenhan , 1983-1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Culture and History : essays presented to Jack Lindsay 1984; (p. 72-88, 413-415) Unnatural Lives : Studies in Australian Fiction about the Convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White 1993; (p. 91-107)
Prejudice Towards Aborigines in Australian Literature E. T. Brash , 1972 single work criticism bibliography
— Appears in: Racism : The Australian Experience : A Study of Race Prejudice in Australia 1972; (p. 35-42)
Penton's Realism Clement Semmler , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 February 1964; (p. 13)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1964 single work review biography
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 21 March 1964; (p. 8)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Brian Penton's Acceptance Geoffrey Dutton , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 8 February 1964; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Magarey , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March vol. 3 no. 5 1964; (p. 110)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
The Novel : Novels of Purpose H. M. Green , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literature, Pure and Applied : A Critical Review of All Forms of Literature Produced in Australia from the First Books Published After the Arrival of the First Fleet Until 1950, with Short Accounts of Later Publications Up to 1960 1961; (p. 1122-1152)
Symbolic Fallacy J.C.H. , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 June vol. 75 no. 3879 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; Tomorrow and Tomorrow M. Barnard Eldershaw 1947 extract novel
The Historical Novel in Australia Brian Elliott , 1947 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing to the Cattle and Other Australian Essays 1947; (p. 86-109)
Can You Better This Book List? 1945 single work column
— Appears in: Book News , August no. [1] 1945; (p. 3)
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 August vol. 6 no. 8 1934; (p. 153-154)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; Cobbers : A Personal Record of a Journey from Essex, in England, to Australia, Tasmania and Some of the Reefs and Islands in the Coral Sea, Made in the Years 1930, 1931 and 1932 Thomas Wood 1934 single work autobiography ; Eight Plays by Australians 1934 anthology drama ; Upsurge : A Novel J. M. Harcourt 1934 single work novel ; The Silver Dog Alison McDougall 1934 single work novel ; The Yellow Joss : And Other Tales Ion L. Idriess 1934 selected work short story ; Ambition : An Autobiographical Novel Eric Muspratt 1934 single work novel
Twelve Australian Books That Should Be in Every Australian Home Mary Gilmore , George Mackaness , Frederick T. Macartney , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 November vol. 9 no. 11 1937; (p. 172)

— Review of The Singing Gold Dorothy Cottrell 1927 single work novel ; Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; Confessions of a Beachcomber E. J. Banfield 1908 extract autobiography ; The Sentimental Bloke : The Play C. J. Dennis 1914 single work poetry ; Songs of a Campaign Leon Gellert 1917 selected work poetry ; Heart of Spring John Shaw Neilson 1919 selected work poetry ; Satyrs and Sunlight : Being the Collected Poetry of Hugh McCrae Hugh McCrae 1928 selected work poetry ; His Natural Life Marcus Clarke 1870-1872 single work novel ; The Pearl and the Octopus, and Other Exercises in Prose and Verse Alfred George Stephens 1911 selected work short story poetry ; Such Is Life : Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of Tom Collins Tom Collins 1897 single work novel ; Flynn of the Inland Ion L. Idriess 1932 single work biography ; The Fortunes of Richard Mahony Henry Handel Richardson 1917 single work novel ; Man-Shy Frank Dalby Davison 1934 extract novel ; We of the Never-Never Mrs Aeneas Gunn 1908 single work novel ; Speaking Personally Walter Murdoch 1930 selected work essay ; Best Australian One-Act Plays 1937 anthology drama ; The Wide Brown Land : A New Anthology of Australian Verse 1934 anthology poetry ; The Magic Pudding Second Slice : Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff Norman Lindsay 1971 extract children's fiction ; Separate Lives Vance Palmer 1931 selected work short story ; Modern Australian Literature, 1900-1923 Nettie Palmer 1924 single work criticism
A Nation in the Making 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 26 July 1934; (p. 20)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Books Received 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Central Queensland Herald , 5 July 1934; (p. 12)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
New Australian Novelists 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 July 1934; (p. 20)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Birth Pangs of Australia 1934 single work review
— Appears in: To-Day , 1 August 1934; (p. 6)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Dark View of Past 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 8 September vol. 137 no. 4470 1934; (p. 6)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1934 single work review
— Appears in: Hermes , vol. 40 no. 1934; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Central Queensland Herald , 22 November 1934; (p. 14)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 4 April 1935; (p. 226)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
A Novel of Fiery Australians : Brian Penton's 'Landtakers' C. Hartley Grattan , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 16 June 1935; (p. 5)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Book Talk 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Central Queensland Herald , 27 June 1935; (p. 14)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Penton's Realism Clement Semmler , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 February 1964; (p. 13)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled 1964 single work review biography
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 21 March 1964; (p. 8)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
A Book and a Bittock W. M. B. Laycock , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 August vol. 55 no. 2842 1934; (p. 5)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
A Queensland Epic J. D. , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 July vol. 55 no. 2838 1934; (p. 2-5)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled A. G. Mitchell , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 6 no. 2 1945; (p. 16-18)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Symbolic Fallacy J.C.H. , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 June vol. 75 no. 3879 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; Tomorrow and Tomorrow M. Barnard Eldershaw 1947 extract novel
Brian Penton's Acceptance Geoffrey Dutton , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 8 February 1964; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Magarey , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March vol. 3 no. 5 1964; (p. 110)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel
From the Bush : A new Land 1942 single work biography
— Appears in: Salt , 25 May vol. 3 no. 8 1942; (p. 9-11)
Can You Better This Book List? 1945 single work column
— Appears in: Book News , August no. [1] 1945; (p. 3)
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 September vol. 6 no. 9 1934; (p. 182-183)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Doris Hayball , 1934 single work column review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 October vol. 6 no. 10 1934; (p. 204)
The Mayne Scandal and the Penton Novels Patrick Buckridge , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 41 1998; (p. 5-6)
These Neglectful Australians 1937 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 January vol. 58 no. 2970 1937; (p. 9)
Towards the Great Novel W. S. Howard , 1936 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 January vol. 57 no. 2919 1936; (p. 2)
Brian Penton Colin Roderick , 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Novel : A Historical Anthology 1945; (p. 264-268)
Untitled 1934 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October vol. 55 no. 2853 1934; (p. 2)
The Novel : Novels of Purpose H. M. Green , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literature, Pure and Applied : A Critical Review of All Forms of Literature Produced in Australia from the First Books Published After the Arrival of the First Fleet Until 1950, with Short Accounts of Later Publications Up to 1960 1961; (p. 1122-1152)
National Self-Definition Ken L. Goodwin , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literature 1986; (p. 58-84)
The Australian Context : Nature and Society Graeme Turner , 1986-1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: National Fictions : Literature, Film and the Construction of Australian Narrative 1993; (p. 25-53)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] M.J. (fl. 1937) , 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 April vol. 9 no. 4 1937; (p. 62-63)
Notes from the meeting of 15 March. A letter from Villiers (possibly when writing Cruise of the Conrad) in the United States was read. Presentations included 'The Trend of Australian Novels' by Mrs W. M. Peacock, 'The Novel and the Screen' by Tarlton Rayment, 'Where Australia Leads' (in the creation of light verse acoording to Montague Grover) and 'The Australian market for Writers' by Alan Marshall. Jago announced a new magazine to be produced in Sydney the scope of which would include "good fiction, verse of a high standard, and the work of black and white artists".
High Praise For Novel : Australian's Work Chosen as Book of Month 1935 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 7 March 1935; (p. 49)
A report of the favourable review in the Daily Mail
Constructing the Metropolitan Homeland : The Literatures of the White Settler Societies of New Zealand and Australia Janet Wilson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas 2009; (p. 125-145)
Editorial 1934 single work criticism
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August vol. 21 no. 1934; (p. 3)
'In the steady flow of books by Australian authors, whether published here or overseas, it is interesting to observe how Australian literature is growing up. Where hitherto knowledge, sophistication, breadth of mind, cosmopolitan thought, and ability to write appeared only at infrequent intervals, tended and sheltered like some hothouse plant, there is now found hardy growth in the open air.' (From Author’s introduction)
Nationality and Australian Literature Patrick Buckridge , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies : A Survey 1989; (p. 136-155)
Another View of 'Landtakers' E. V. Barton , 1934 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 August vol. 55 no. 2845 1934; (p. 5)
Brian Penton's Thirties Novels : The 'Roots of the New Psyche' Laurie Hergenhan , 1983-1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Culture and History : essays presented to Jack Lindsay 1984; (p. 72-88, 413-415) Unnatural Lives : Studies in Australian Fiction about the Convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White 1993; (p. 91-107)
The Historical Novel in Australia Brian Elliott , 1947 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing to the Cattle and Other Australian Essays 1947; (p. 86-109)
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