y The Last of the Knucklemen single work   drama   - Three acts
Issue Details: First known date: 1973 1973
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Adaptations

form y The Last of the Knucklemen Tim Burstall , Australia : Hexagon Productions , 1979 Z1367828 1979 single work film/TV

The Last of the Knucklemen tells the story of a gang of wild-cat miners living in a camp in outback South Australia. They swear, brawl, gamble, and drink heavily. Central to the story is the conflict between Tarzan, the authoritarian group leader, and cocky, wisecracking, loud-mouth Pansy. This results in a bare-knuckle punch-up at the film's climax.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Melbourne Theatre Co., at the Russell Street Theatre, 20 November 1973. Later produced in Edinburgh (1976), Auckland (1977) and New York (1983). Film version produced by Tim Burstall in 1979.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1973 .
      Extent: 82 leavesp.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Alternative pages 64-67 included.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1394
  • Appears in:
    y Dimboola : A Wedding Reception Play Jack Hibberd , Z1133391 1974 single work musical theatre humour (taught in 6 units) Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1974
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      Penguin , 1974 .
      Extent: 97p.
      Reprinted: 1977
      Note/s:
      • Bound with Dimboola by Jack Hibberd.
      ISBN: 0140700420
      Series: Penguin Australian Drama series - publisher

Works about this Work

School's Tribute to Literary Legend 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 8 May 2007; (p. 30)
An Interview with John Powers Peter Haddow (interviewer), 1993 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , April no. 7 1993; (p. 32-45)
Revisitings Peter Fitzpatrick , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: After 'The Doll' : Australian Drama Since 1955 1979; (p. 157-175)
Untitled Richard Fotheringham , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , July vol. 2 no. 3 1977; (p. 47-48)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 26 June 1977; (p. 26)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled A. Jute , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 1-7 October 1977; (p. 1246)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
The Last of the Knucklemen Gus Worby , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , October-November vol. 1 no. 3 1976; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled G. M. , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Artlook , August vol. 2 no. 7 1976; (p. 15)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled Margot Luke , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 July 1976; (p. 10)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Hole in the Wall Theatre : The Trial; National Theatre, Perth : Last of the Knucklemen [and] Habeas Corpus Collin O'Brien , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , September-October vol. 1 no. 2 1976; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Broadway Hopes for Australian Play Jacqueline Rees , 1974 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 August 1974; (p. 3)
Untitled Paul Douglas Barron , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 1974; (p. 7)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled K. Kemp , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 15-20 July 1974; (p. 25)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled D. Thorpe , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 30 November - 6 December 1974; (p. 224)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled P. Weininger , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 23 August 1974; (p. 27)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
A Night for Beer and Prawns Brian Hoad , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 July vol. 96 no. 4914 1974; (p. 43)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Writer Hoping for Pay Dirt Douglas Aiton (interviewer), 1973 single work biography interview
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1973; (p. 2)
Untitled W. Arnott , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 1973; (p. 18)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled Virginia Patricia Duigan , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 3-8 December 1973; (p. 22)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled S. Eisenhauth , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 25 November 1973; (p. 46)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled W. Arnott , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 1973; (p. 18)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled Virginia Patricia Duigan , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 3-8 December 1973; (p. 22)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled S. Eisenhauth , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 25 November 1973; (p. 46)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled Paul Douglas Barron , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 1974; (p. 7)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled K. Kemp , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 15-20 July 1974; (p. 25)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled D. Thorpe , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 30 November - 6 December 1974; (p. 224)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled P. Weininger , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 23 August 1974; (p. 27)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
A Night for Beer and Prawns Brian Hoad , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 July vol. 96 no. 4914 1974; (p. 43)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
The Last of the Knucklemen Gus Worby , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , October-November vol. 1 no. 3 1976; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled G. M. , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Artlook , August vol. 2 no. 7 1976; (p. 15)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled Margot Luke , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 July 1976; (p. 10)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Hole in the Wall Theatre : The Trial; National Theatre, Perth : Last of the Knucklemen [and] Habeas Corpus Collin O'Brien , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , September-October vol. 1 no. 2 1976; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled Richard Fotheringham , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , July vol. 2 no. 3 1977; (p. 47-48)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 26 June 1977; (p. 26)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Untitled A. Jute , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 1-7 October 1977; (p. 1246)

— Review of The Last of the Knucklemen John Powers 1973 single work drama
Revisitings Peter Fitzpatrick , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: After 'The Doll' : Australian Drama Since 1955 1979; (p. 157-175)
School's Tribute to Literary Legend 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 8 May 2007; (p. 30)
Writer Hoping for Pay Dirt Douglas Aiton (interviewer), 1973 single work biography interview
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1973; (p. 2)
Broadway Hopes for Australian Play Jacqueline Rees , 1974 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 August 1974; (p. 3)
An Interview with John Powers Peter Haddow (interviewer), 1993 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , April no. 7 1993; (p. 32-45)
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