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Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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Adaptations

form y Alice to Nowhere David William Boutland , Melbourne : Crawford Productions Network Ten , 1986 Z1817051 1986 series - publisher film/TV thriller

After the theft of an opal necklace intended for the visiting Queen Elizabeth II goes badly wrong, the two remaining thieves hide the loot in the luggage of a young nurse on her way to a job in central Australia. After co-opting the Birdsville mail-truck and dragging three hostages along with them, the two thieves fall out: at the Diamantina River, Johnny kills his partner, but is himself trapped in the truck's cabin and drowned, while hostages Barbara and Dave survive.

Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, describes the program as 'a surprisingly touching, suspenseful mini-series', and suggests it 'had the drive, pace and nervous involvement of a good American feature film by a classic director such as Raoul Walsh or Nicholas Ray rather than the kind of meandering narratives so common in the Australian mini-series.'

Notes

  • Also available as a sound recording, and in large print edition.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Futura , 1985 .
      Extent: 285p.
      Reprinted: 1988
      ISBN: 0708829406
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      MacDonald , 1987 .
      Extent: 285p.
      ISBN: 0356109518
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Warner Books , 1993 .
      Extent: 285p.
      ISBN: 075150436X (pbk)

Works about this Work

A Book Like Alice Patricia Rolfe , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 August vol. 113 no. 5784 1991; (p. 100-101)
A Book Like Alice Patricia Rolfe , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 August vol. 113 no. 5784 1991; (p. 100-101)
Last amended 16 Sep 2004 12:50:43
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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