y With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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  • Dedication: To Walter McVitty, friend and publisher.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Montville, Nambour area, Nambour - Palmwoods - Yandina area, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, South East Queensland, Queensland,: Walter McVitty Books , 1997 .
      Extent: 129p.
      Description: illus., map, ports
      ISBN: 1876139072
Alternative title: With Dew on My Boots and Other Footprints
    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2002 .
      Extent: 334p.
      Edition info: New updated edition.
      Description: illus., map.
      ISBN: 0734404050, 0734403100

Works about this Work

Communicative Clashes in Australian Culture and Autobiography Susan Tridgell , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Auto/Biography , December vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 285-301)
'Some life-writing critics have pointed to a paradox in Australian autobiography: that of memoir writers paying tribute to their subjects in ways which those subjects would not understand or agree with. In this article, I focus on one facet of this paradox, looking at how various styles of communication are represented in autobiographies. What happens when a highly articulate autobiographer attempts to represent the communicative style of a subject who does not share or value the autobiographer's discursive style? This article surveys a variety of strategies which autobiographers have used, some of which are open to the possibility of valuing a minimalist style of communication, while others condemn it as inarticulate and inexpressive. These varying attitudes connect to a broader cultural debate in Australia. In this debate, an older rural style of communication, which values minimal verbal communication and emotional inexpressivity, is pitted against a more recent urban-based style of communication, which values emotional expressivity and expansive commentary. Intriguingly, this rural speech style (seemingly the antithesis of the autobiographer's art) is represented and valued as an art form by some Australian autobiographers.' -- Publication abstract.
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 June 2002; (p. 15)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography ; The Washerwoman's Dream : The Extraordinary Life of Winifred Steger 1882-1981 Hilarie Lindsay 2002 single work biography
Untitled Marita Thomson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 46)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 41 no. 3 1997; (p. 38)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Untitled Rayma Turton , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 12 no. 3 1997; (p. 19)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Recalling a Childhood of Real Freedom Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 1997; (p. C10)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Battlers of the Barossa Clement Semmler , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 1997; (p. rev 9)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
In Days of His Youth Terry O'Connor , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 June 1997; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Thiele, a True Son of SA Katharine England , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 July 1997; (p. 19)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 41 no. 3 1997; (p. 38)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Untitled Rayma Turton , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 12 no. 3 1997; (p. 19)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Recalling a Childhood of Real Freedom Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 June 1997; (p. C10)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Battlers of the Barossa Clement Semmler , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 1997; (p. rev 9)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
In Days of His Youth Terry O'Connor , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 June 1997; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Thiele, a True Son of SA Katharine England , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 July 1997; (p. 19)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 June 2002; (p. 15)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography ; The Washerwoman's Dream : The Extraordinary Life of Winifred Steger 1882-1981 Hilarie Lindsay 2002 single work biography
Untitled Marita Thomson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 46)

— Review of With Dew on My Boots : A Childhood Revisited Colin Thiele 1997 single work autobiography
Communicative Clashes in Australian Culture and Autobiography Susan Tridgell , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Auto/Biography , December vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 285-301)
'Some life-writing critics have pointed to a paradox in Australian autobiography: that of memoir writers paying tribute to their subjects in ways which those subjects would not understand or agree with. In this article, I focus on one facet of this paradox, looking at how various styles of communication are represented in autobiographies. What happens when a highly articulate autobiographer attempts to represent the communicative style of a subject who does not share or value the autobiographer's discursive style? This article surveys a variety of strategies which autobiographers have used, some of which are open to the possibility of valuing a minimalist style of communication, while others condemn it as inarticulate and inexpressive. These varying attitudes connect to a broader cultural debate in Australia. In this debate, an older rural style of communication, which values minimal verbal communication and emotional inexpressivity, is pitted against a more recent urban-based style of communication, which values emotional expressivity and expansive commentary. Intriguingly, this rural speech style (seemingly the antithesis of the autobiographer's art) is represented and valued as an art form by some Australian autobiographers.' -- Publication abstract.
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