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y The Fire in the Stone single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1973 1973
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When his precious cache of opals is stolen, fourteen-year-old Ernie, who lives with his alcoholic father in the harsh and lawless opal fields of inland Australia, sets out with a friend determined to find the thief.

Adaptations

form y The Fire in the Stone Roger Dunn , Graeme Koetsveld , Adelaide : South Australian Film Corporation , 1983 Z1342606 1983 single work film/TV

Ernie is a fourteen year old who lives with his alcoholic father in the harsh and lawless opal fields of inland Australia. When his precious cache of opals is stolen, Ernie determinedly sets out with a friend to find the thief.

Notes

  • Dedication: To my wife, my companion in the opal country.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1973 .
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      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 085179548X
      Series: Rigby Opal Books Rigby (publisher), series - publisher
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harper and Row , 1974 .
      Alternative title: Fire in the Stone
      Extent: 305p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 060261021
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1981 .
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      Extent: 227p.
      Reprinted: 1986
      ISBN: 0140313605
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2000 .
      ISBN: 0141306580
Alternative title: Stenen Brinner
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sjostrands , 1988 .
      Extent: 214p.
      ISBN: 9175741911

Works about this Work

y Black and White on Black : Whiteness and Masculinity in the Works of Three Australian Writers Thomas Keneally, Colin Thiele, and Patrick White Matthew Israel Byrge , Tennessee : 2010 Z1891564 2010 single work thesis 'White depictions of Aborigines in literature have generally been culturally biased. In this study I explore four depictions of Indigenous Australians by white Australian writers. Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1972) depicts a half-caste Aborigine's attempt to enter white society in a racially-antipathetic world that precipitates his ruin. Children's author Colin Thiele develops friendships between white and Aboriginal children in frightening and dangerous landscapes in both Storm Boy (1963) and Fire in the Stone (1973). Nobel laureate Patrick White sets A Fringe of Leaves (1976) in a world in which Ellen Roxburgh's quest for freedom comes only through her captivity by the Aborigines. I use whiteness and masculinity studies as theoretical frameworks in my analysis of these depictions. As invisibility and ordinariness are endemic to white and masculine actions, interrogating these ideological constructions aids in facilitating a better awareness of the racialized stereotypes that exist in Indigenous representations.' (Author's abstract)
The Outback: In Fear of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 71-86)
Colin Thiele: from Sun to Shadow Rosemary Wighton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 2-9)
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards : Judges' Report : 1974 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 52 1974; (p. 3-5)
Untitled Eve Pownall , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , October no. 49 1973; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Fire in the Stone Colin Thiele 1973 single work children's fiction
Untitled Eve Pownall , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , October no. 49 1973; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Fire in the Stone Colin Thiele 1973 single work children's fiction
y Black and White on Black : Whiteness and Masculinity in the Works of Three Australian Writers Thomas Keneally, Colin Thiele, and Patrick White Matthew Israel Byrge , Tennessee : 2010 Z1891564 2010 single work thesis 'White depictions of Aborigines in literature have generally been culturally biased. In this study I explore four depictions of Indigenous Australians by white Australian writers. Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1972) depicts a half-caste Aborigine's attempt to enter white society in a racially-antipathetic world that precipitates his ruin. Children's author Colin Thiele develops friendships between white and Aboriginal children in frightening and dangerous landscapes in both Storm Boy (1963) and Fire in the Stone (1973). Nobel laureate Patrick White sets A Fringe of Leaves (1976) in a world in which Ellen Roxburgh's quest for freedom comes only through her captivity by the Aborigines. I use whiteness and masculinity studies as theoretical frameworks in my analysis of these depictions. As invisibility and ordinariness are endemic to white and masculine actions, interrogating these ideological constructions aids in facilitating a better awareness of the racialized stereotypes that exist in Indigenous representations.' (Author's abstract)
The Outback: In Fear of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 71-86)
Colin Thiele: from Sun to Shadow Rosemary Wighton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 2-9)
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards : Judges' Report : 1974 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 52 1974; (p. 3-5)
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Subjects:
  • Coober Pedy, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
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