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Issue Details: First known date: 1959 1959
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'‘... far better than any novel; an incomparable record of a great family and of a series of great actions.' The Bulletin When Patrick Durack left Western Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a pioneering dynasty and build a cattle empire across the great stretches of Australia. With a profound sense of family history, his grand-daughter, Mary Durack reconstructed the Durack saga - a story of intrepid men and ground-breaking adventure. This sweeping tale of Australia and Australians remains a classic nearly fifty years on.' (2008 Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y Kings in Grass Castles Tony Morphett , Western Australia : Barron Entertainment Channel 7 , 1998 7828762 1998 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

A mini-series based on Mary Durack's biography of the same name.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Constable , 1959 .
      Extent: xv, [xvi-xix], 395p., [13] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, maps.
    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Currey O'Neil , 1981 .
      Extent: 395p., 23p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, maps.
      ISBN: 0855505605
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2008 .
      86164406959966443.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xv, 409p. [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports, maps
      ISBN: 9781741667592
      Series: y Australian Vintage Classics Vintage Australia (publisher), 2008- Z1484482 2008 series - publisher

Works about this Work

Conversations with Gunanurang Laurie Smith , 2016 single work prose
— Appears in: Landscapes , vol. 7 no. 1 2016;
'Gunanurang (the Ord River) nurtured some of the original Australians productively for millennia. In less than 150 years, their relationship with the river valley and surrounding land was almost destroyed by the effects of the east Kimberley cattle industry commenced in the 1880s. The biological and archaeological surveys before and during the filling of the Lake Argyle dam were a belated attempt to understand what was being lost in the way of ecosystems and aboriginal sites. This short essay encapsulates the impact of the pastoral industry in the Ord valley.' (Publication abstract)
The Kimberley Dreaming of the Durack Sisters Nicholas Hasluck , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 56 no. 10 2012; (p. 33-36)
Rearranging the Dead Cat Bruce Pascoe , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-23)
Legendary Australians The Legend and the Legacy Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
Die Namenlandschaft in Australischen Romanen der Pionierzeit The Name Landscape in Australian Pioneer Novels Rosemarie Glaser , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Names in Language and Society : Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Onomastic Sciences : Uppsala, 19-24 August 2002 2005; (p. 453-468)
Compares the use of proper names in three novels.
Television Soap Opera a Travesty William Durack , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 March 1998; (p. 11)
The Long, Hard Drive to Make Kings Margaret Easterbrook , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1998; (p. 4-5)
Grass Castle Heirs Mow Down Mini-Series Amanda Meade , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 April 1998; (p. 6)
Durack Series Lacks Validity William Durack , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 1 April 1998; (p. 14)
`Dark Places' Lit Up Norma Allen , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 November 1995; (p. 13)
Dame Mary Durack - An Appreciation Peter Forrest , Connie Gregory , 1995 single work obituary (for Mary Durack )
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 18 no. 1 1995; (p. 1-5)
'Looking at Country' : Dame Mary Durack's Kings in Grass Castles Bernard Hickey , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Percorsi Immaginati : viaggio, metafora e modello in scrittori anglofoni d'Africa, Asia, America, Australia 1993; (p. 75-87)
Kings in Kimberley Watercourses : Sadism and Pastoralism Rod Giblett , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , October no. 36 1993; (p. 541-559)
The American Connection Elizabeth Durack , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 26 no. 1-2 1982; (p. 4-10)
Mary Durack 1913- Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 257-264)
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)
Australia's Book of Kings Geoffrey Bolton , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March no. 1 1968; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
The End of an Age? Brian Kennedy , 1964 single work
— Appears in: Drylight (p. 7-9)
The Cattle Kings Ride Again Colin Bingham , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1960; (p. 15)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Kings in Grass Castles Randolph Stow , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter-Spring no. 18 1960; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
The Cattle Kings Ride Again Colin Bingham , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1960; (p. 15)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Kings in Grass Castles Randolph Stow , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter-Spring no. 18 1960; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Our Mythical Ancestors A. King , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , no. 2 1960; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Pastoral Saga Russel Ward , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , June vol. 19 no. 2 1960; (p. 211-215)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography ; February Dark : A Novel Anne von Bertouch 1959 single work novel
The Durack Family 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 January vol. 81 no. 4172 1960; (p. 2,58)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
The Duracks before Mary Max Harris , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 16 January 1960; (p. 21)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Untitled 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 19 February 1960; (p. 116)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Untitled Colin Bingham , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1960; (p. 15)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Untitled Geoffrey Bolton , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Historical Studies Australia and New Zealand , vol. 9 no. 1960; (p. 327-328)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Untitled Noni Durack , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , vol. 14 no. 1960; (p. 375-377)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Untitled John O'Regan , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 28 January 1960; (p. 11)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Untitled Scrutarius , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 26 no. 4 1960; (p. 37)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Australia's Book of Kings Geoffrey Bolton , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March no. 1 1968; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Kings in Grass Castles Mary Durack 1959 single work biography
Die Namenlandschaft in Australischen Romanen der Pionierzeit The Name Landscape in Australian Pioneer Novels Rosemarie Glaser , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Names in Language and Society : Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Onomastic Sciences : Uppsala, 19-24 August 2002 2005; (p. 453-468)
Compares the use of proper names in three novels.
'Looking at Country' : Dame Mary Durack's Kings in Grass Castles Bernard Hickey , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Percorsi Immaginati : viaggio, metafora e modello in scrittori anglofoni d'Africa, Asia, America, Australia 1993; (p. 75-87)
Legendary Australians The Legend and the Legacy Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
Rearranging the Dead Cat Bruce Pascoe , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-23)
The Kimberley Dreaming of the Durack Sisters Nicholas Hasluck , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 56 no. 10 2012; (p. 33-36)
Mary Durack 1913- Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 257-264)
Kings in Kimberley Watercourses : Sadism and Pastoralism Rod Giblett , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , October no. 36 1993; (p. 541-559)
`Dark Places' Lit Up Norma Allen , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 November 1995; (p. 13)
Dame Mary Durack - An Appreciation Peter Forrest , Connie Gregory , 1995 single work obituary (for Mary Durack )
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 18 no. 1 1995; (p. 1-5)
Television Soap Opera a Travesty William Durack , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 March 1998; (p. 11)
The Long, Hard Drive to Make Kings Margaret Easterbrook , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1998; (p. 4-5)
Grass Castle Heirs Mow Down Mini-Series Amanda Meade , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 April 1998; (p. 6)
Durack Series Lacks Validity William Durack , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 1 April 1998; (p. 14)
The End of an Age? Brian Kennedy , 1964 single work
— Appears in: Drylight (p. 7-9)
North-Westward Ho! Ernestine Hill , 1945 single work essay
— Appears in: Walkabout , 1 February vol. 11 no. 4 1945; (p. 5-10)
On the Durack family.
The Passing of the Pioneers Leone Biltris , 1951 single work
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 17 no. 5 1951; (p. 44-45)
The American Connection Elizabeth Durack , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 26 no. 1-2 1982; (p. 4-10)
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)
Conversations with Gunanurang Laurie Smith , 2016 single work prose
— Appears in: Landscapes , vol. 7 no. 1 2016;
'Gunanurang (the Ord River) nurtured some of the original Australians productively for millennia. In less than 150 years, their relationship with the river valley and surrounding land was almost destroyed by the effects of the east Kimberley cattle industry commenced in the 1880s. The biological and archaeological surveys before and during the filling of the Lake Argyle dam were a belated attempt to understand what was being lost in the way of ecosystems and aboriginal sites. This short essay encapsulates the impact of the pastoral industry in the Ord valley.' (Publication abstract)

Awards

1997 winner TDK Australian Audio Book Awards Unabridged Non-Fiction Category
1995 winner TDK Australian Audio Book Awards Abridged Non-Fiction Category
Last amended 24 Aug 2015 10:56:59
Subjects:
  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • 1800-1899
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