y The Overlanders : A Novel single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1946 1946
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Novel, based on the film of the same name, about a droving expedition from the east Kimberleys, Western Australia through the Northern Territory and Queensland during World War II; secondary characters include Aborigines.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      World Film Publications , 1946 .
      Alternative title: The Overlanders : The Book of the Film
      Extent: 148p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Illustrated with stills from the film.
      • Title page note: 'Adapted from the Ealing Studios film written and directed by Harry Watt and produced by Michael Balcon.'
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Shakespeare Head Press , 1946 .
      Extent: 212p.
      Reprinted: 1946 , 1947
      Note/s:
      • Inspired by the film 'The Overlanders'.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Virago , 1987 .
      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • With a new afterword by the author.
      ISBN: 0860688089
      Series: y Virago Modern Classics Virago (publisher), 1978- Z1498171 1978 series - publisher Number in series: 271
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Penguin , 1990 .
      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • With a new afterword by the author.
      ISBN: 0140162097
      Series: Originals Penguin Originals Penguin (publisher), series - publisher

Works about this Work

Overland Legacy Looms Large Robert Willson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 14 February 2010; (p. 26)
The Overlanders at Home and Abroad Elizabeth Webby , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 20 no. 1&2 2005; (p. 339-350)
The paper discusses the making and reception of the popular film The Overlanders and its representation of Australia. It argues that the involvement of writer Dora Birtles led to more positive images of women in the bush than was common at the time, but also that the film provides more positive representation of Indigenous Australian than Birtles's later novelisation.
Dora Birtles : Talking with Joyce Nicholson Joyce Nicholson , 1988 single work biography
— Appears in: Writing Lives : Conversations between Women Writers 1988; (p. 45-56)
Cinema Can Be Art George Farwell , 1947 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , March vol. 1 no. 9 1947; (p. 381)
Editorial on the diversity and artistry of the Australian film industry.
A Sentimental Journey 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 August vol. 67 no. 3471 1946; (p. 2)

— Review of The Overlanders : A Novel Dora Birtles 1946 single work novel
New Novels W. H. -S. , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , November vol. 1 no. 5 1946; (p. 209, 211)

— Review of The Overlanders : A Novel Dora Birtles 1946 single work novel
A Sentimental Journey 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 August vol. 67 no. 3471 1946; (p. 2)

— Review of The Overlanders : A Novel Dora Birtles 1946 single work novel
New Novels W. H. -S. , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , November vol. 1 no. 5 1946; (p. 209, 211)

— Review of The Overlanders : A Novel Dora Birtles 1946 single work novel
Cinema Can Be Art George Farwell , 1947 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , March vol. 1 no. 9 1947; (p. 381)
Editorial on the diversity and artistry of the Australian film industry.
The Overlanders at Home and Abroad Elizabeth Webby , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 20 no. 1&2 2005; (p. 339-350)
The paper discusses the making and reception of the popular film The Overlanders and its representation of Australia. It argues that the involvement of writer Dora Birtles led to more positive images of women in the bush than was common at the time, but also that the film provides more positive representation of Indigenous Australian than Birtles's later novelisation.
Overland Legacy Looms Large Robert Willson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 14 February 2010; (p. 26)
Dora Birtles : Talking with Joyce Nicholson Joyce Nicholson , 1988 single work biography
— Appears in: Writing Lives : Conversations between Women Writers 1988; (p. 45-56)
Last amended 19 Dec 2008 13:34:11
Subjects:
  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
Settings:
  • 1940s
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