y Flying Hero Class single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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After a successful American tour the four members of the Barramatjara Aboriginal Dance Troupe fly out from New York on a plane bound for Frankfurt, their next performance destination. Shortly after the takeoff terrorists emerge from amongst the passengers and by force of arms quickly transfer the plane into a flying prison. As a result of information received by means of a sophisticated intelligence network, the terrorists take three hostages. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my daughter Margaret, for her splendid research into the minds of hijackers.
  • Epigraph: A question heard amongst Western Australian desert Aboriginal tribes: / 'Who dreamed you, / Carried you, / Set you down?'
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Warner Books , 1991 .
      Extent: 289p.
      Reprinted: 1992 ISBN 0446393479
      ISBN: 0446515825
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre , 1991 .
      Extent: 268p.
      Reprinted: 1992
      ISBN: 0340560096 (pbk), 9780340560099 (pbk)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Coronet , 1992 .
      Extent: 268p.
      ISBN: 0340566752 (pbk)

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Keneally, Aborigines and a Problem of Hijacking... Owen Brown , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 9 March 1991; (p. 32)
Tom Shares all their Trials, Lord Anne Susskind , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 March 1991; (p. 47)
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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 1991; (p. 27)
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"The Limits of Goodwill" : The Values and Dangers of Revisionism in Keneally's "Aboriginal" Novels Denise Vernon , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Comparing Postcolonial Literatures : Dislocations 2000; (p. 159-173)
Singing the World the Barramatjara Way in Thomas Keneally's Flying Hero Class Evangeline Shanti Roy , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 435-439)
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— Appears in: From Fixity to Fluidity : The Theme of Identity in Thomas Keneally's Fiction 2009; (p. 134-142)
'In the huge corpus of Keneally’s works, there is a group of impressive Aboriginal characters; some are minor ones and others are protagonists. In particular, three novels are noted for their outstanding and substantial portrayal of Aborigines, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith in 1972, The Playmaker in 1987, and Flying Hero Class in 1991. Interestingly, the three stories take place respectively in three important stages of Australian history, one in colonial times in 1789, one in 1901, and one shortly before the dawn of the new millennium. With his sustaining interest in this subject, Keneally tries to present a panoramic view of Aboriginal images with a historical vision. ' (134)
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