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Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Adaptations

form y Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh , Australia United States of America (USA) France : Working Title Films Endymion Films StudioCanal , 2003 Z1004563 2003 single work film/TV historical fiction crime

Based on Robert Drewe's novel Our Sunshine, the film follows Kelly from his arrest for horse theft in 1871 to his execution at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880.

Notes

  • Adapted for the 2003 film Ned Kelly.
  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.
  • Dedication: For James Fraser and Ray Lawrence
  • Epigraph: Myth is gossip grown old. - Stanislaw Lec
  • Epigraph: He stole my left ear. I took his right eye. He concealed fourteen of my teeth. I sewed up his lips. He stewed my behind. I turned his heart inside-out. He ate my liver. I drank his blood. War! - Elias Canetti
  • Epigraph: No one is himself... - Paul Bowles

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1991 .
      Extent: 189p.
      ISBN: 0330272470 (pbk.)
      1991 .
      Extent: 1 v. (various foliations)p.
      Edition info: Prelim. draft.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Typescript, computer printouts, handwritten notes.
      • Notes, 1st attempts at early chapters, miscellaneous pertinent jottings, etc

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Western Australia Library
      1991 .
      Extent: 144 leavesp.
      Edition info: 1st draft (complete)
      Note/s:
      • Typescript, with amendments in the author's hand, some holograph. In folder.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Western Australia Library
      1991 .
      Extent: 177 leaves, 182 page proofs.p.
      Edition info: Final draft.
      Note/s:
      • Edited final ms. (typescript) and page proofs, both with emendations, in package

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Western Australia Library
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Granta , 1998 .
      Extent: 181p.
      ISBN: 1862072167(pbk.)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2001 .
      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 9780141008035 (pbk.), 0141008032 (pbk.)
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2003 .
      Extent: 202p.
      ISBN: 0143001566
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2010 .
      Extent: 216p.
      ISBN: 9780143204763 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Hangover Part Four Robert Drewe , 2013 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 July 2013; (p. 22)
Robert Drewe : Our Sunshine Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2012;

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
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)

Our Sunshine : Robert Drewe (1943- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 300-304)
In the Service of Complex Truths : The Aims and Art of Robert Drewe's Fiction Michael Ackland , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 26-41)
A discussion of Robert Drewe's repeated questioning in his writings of notions of 'truth'.
Australia's Cultural Identity Now Robert Drewe , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , October no. 44 2005; (p. 23-31)
Robert Drewe discusses Australian identity in terms of 'the Myth of Landscape' and 'the Myth of Character', using examples from his fiction to illustrate.
Hunting Ned Sandra McLean , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2003; (p. 5)
New Histories of the Kelly Gang : Gregor Jordan's Ned Kelly Ina Bertrand , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , May-June no. 26 2003;
How does the latest portrait of the legendary bushranger stack up against previous versions?
Cultural Memory in Postcolonial Fiction : The Uses and Abuses of Ned Kelly Graham Huggan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 20 no. 3 2002; (p. 142-154) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 4)
Focusing on Carey's and Drewe's representations of the Ned Kelly legend, the article explores the issues of memory, cultural myths and postcolonial fiction. Huggan argues that the two novels 'illustrate the importance of the literary text in structuring the individual/collective memory process', drawing attention to the ways in which memory is dependent on metaphor, particularly metaphors of the body, to actualise remembered experience. Both works 'are postcolonial renderings, not just of one of Australia's most powerful national narratives, but also one of its most enduring and yet paradoxiacally amnesiac cultural myths. In remembering Ned Kelly, both writers draw attention to alternative histories inscribed upon the wild colonial body, through which tha nation's chequered past can be creatively transformed and its present critically reassessed.' The article concludes with reflections on the malleability and current fashionability of the Kelly legend, assessing its implications for 'a Wester ex-settler society whose own thriving memory industry bears so many of the contradictory signs of the nation's colonial past'.
Off with His Mask Susan Wyndham , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September 2000; (p. 1,8-9)
A Legendary Larrikin Nicola Walker , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 17 July no. 4972 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
The Diviner Murray Waldren , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 28-29 September 1996; (p. 12-15,17,19) Dining Out with Mr Lunch 1999; (p. 32-45)
The (Un)Changing Landscape of Robert Drewe's Australian `Hero' Maureen Lynch Percopo , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia's Changing Landscapes : Proceedings of the Second EASA Conference : Sitges, Barcelona, October 1993 1995; (p. 131-138)
My Favorite Book : Kate Llewellyn Dianne Dempsey , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 May 1995; (p. 10)
Mything Out? Robert Drewe , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 17 no. 3 1995; (p. 1-4)
Ned Kelly Returns Daniel R. Willbanks , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 151-152)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
From Gossip to Myth Robert Drewe , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 51 1992; (p. 10-13)
Plotting 8, an Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction : A Moment in the Sensible Flow. Helen Daniel , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 126 1992; (p. 67-73)
Dreaming Our Myths Onwards David J. Tacey , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 53 1992; (p. 58-62)
Ned Kelly : a Myth Made Strange Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , January-February no. 13 1992; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Robert Drewe : Our Sunshine Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2012;

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
A Ned for Our Times Terry Lane , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1991-1992) no. 137 1991; (p. 15)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Art of the Imagination Peter Pierce , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 November vol. 113 no. 5797 1991; (p. 116)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
As Game as Ned Kelly Brian Edwards , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 41 1991; (p. 162-165)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Casting the Kelly Gang in a Post-Modern Light Michael Wilding , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 November 1991; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Emotional Outpourings of a Sensual Ned Kelly Robert Macklin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 November 1991; (p. C9)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Imagining Ned Katharine England , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 14 December 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Lionizing Ned Kelly Peter Hutchings , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 95-96 1991; (p. 28)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Our First Teen Rebels in a Bravado Performance Thomas Shapcott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
The Kelly Myth Refined A. P. Riemer , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 November 1991; (p. 48)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Ned Kelly : a Myth Made Strange Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , January-February no. 13 1992; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Ned Kelly's Iresistible Magnetism Sue Walton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 11 January 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Ned Kelly Returns Daniel R. Willbanks , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 151-152)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
A Legendary Larrikin Nicola Walker , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 17 July no. 4972 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Hunting Ned Sandra McLean , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2003; (p. 5)
In the Service of Complex Truths : The Aims and Art of Robert Drewe's Fiction Michael Ackland , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 26-41)
A discussion of Robert Drewe's repeated questioning in his writings of notions of 'truth'.
Australia's Cultural Identity Now Robert Drewe , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , October no. 44 2005; (p. 23-31)
Robert Drewe discusses Australian identity in terms of 'the Myth of Landscape' and 'the Myth of Character', using examples from his fiction to illustrate.
Our Sunshine : Robert Drewe (1943- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 300-304)
New Histories of the Kelly Gang : Gregor Jordan's Ned Kelly Ina Bertrand , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , May-June no. 26 2003;
How does the latest portrait of the legendary bushranger stack up against previous versions?
From Gossip to Myth Robert Drewe , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 51 1992; (p. 10-13)
The (Un)Changing Landscape of Robert Drewe's Australian `Hero' Maureen Lynch Percopo , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia's Changing Landscapes : Proceedings of the Second EASA Conference : Sitges, Barcelona, October 1993 1995; (p. 131-138)
Plotting 8, an Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction : A Moment in the Sensible Flow. Helen Daniel , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 126 1992; (p. 67-73)
My Favorite Book : Kate Llewellyn Dianne Dempsey , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 May 1995; (p. 10)
The Diviner Murray Waldren , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 28-29 September 1996; (p. 12-15,17,19) Dining Out with Mr Lunch 1999; (p. 32-45)
Myths Mingle into Kelly Fiction Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 16 November 1991; (p. 18)
Myths of Time William Fraser , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1991; (p. 48)
Rob Drewe Confronts His Anti-Hero Robert Hefner , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 November 1991; (p. 27)
Ned Kelly - And What Might Have Been Peter Charlton , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 November 1991; (p. wkd 6)
Mything Out? Robert Drewe , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 17 no. 3 1995; (p. 1-4)
Dreaming Our Myths Onwards David J. Tacey , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 53 1992; (p. 58-62)
Busy Novelist Jets In... and Heads for the Beach Ron Banks , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 December 1991; (p. 50)
Off with His Mask Susan Wyndham , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September 2000; (p. 1,8-9)
Cultural Memory in Postcolonial Fiction : The Uses and Abuses of Ned Kelly Graham Huggan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 20 no. 3 2002; (p. 142-154) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 4)
Focusing on Carey's and Drewe's representations of the Ned Kelly legend, the article explores the issues of memory, cultural myths and postcolonial fiction. Huggan argues that the two novels 'illustrate the importance of the literary text in structuring the individual/collective memory process', drawing attention to the ways in which memory is dependent on metaphor, particularly metaphors of the body, to actualise remembered experience. Both works 'are postcolonial renderings, not just of one of Australia's most powerful national narratives, but also one of its most enduring and yet paradoxiacally amnesiac cultural myths. In remembering Ned Kelly, both writers draw attention to alternative histories inscribed upon the wild colonial body, through which tha nation's chequered past can be creatively transformed and its present critically reassessed.' The article concludes with reflections on the malleability and current fashionability of the Kelly legend, assessing its implications for 'a Wester ex-settler society whose own thriving memory industry bears so many of the contradictory signs of the nation's colonial past'.
The Hangover Part Four Robert Drewe , 2013 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 July 2013; (p. 22)
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