Silver Brumby Series series - author   novel   young adult  
First known date: 1958-1999 Issue Details: First known date: 1958-1999 1958-1999
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The Silver Brumby Series is a collection of fiction children's books by Australian author Elyne Mitchell. The stories recount the life and adventures of Thowra, a magnificent pale brumby stallion and his descendants. They are set in the Snowy Mountains region of Australia.

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y The Silver Brumby Elyne Mitchell , London : Hutchinson , 1958 Z175381 1958 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units) Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is king of the brumbies. He must defend his herd from the mighty horse, the Brolga, in the most savage of struggles. He must also save his herd from capture by man.
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y Silver Brumby's Daughter Elyne Mitchell , London : Hutchinson , 1960 Z861901 1960 single work novel young adult Thowra's speed and courage have always saved him from the men who want to capture him - until now, when the men come on skis quickly and silently over the mountains. This time Thowra must protect his daughter from the hunters who prize the silver brumbies above any other horse.
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y Silver Brumbies of the South Elyne Mitchell , London : Hutchinson , 1965 Z830744 1965 single work novel young adult

Every horse raised its head and stood staring, unbelieving. Three magnificent silver stallions cantered along the ridge of the hill, outlined against the fiery Australian sunset. Who were they and what brought them here? Danger and death face all the wild horses before one of them can become the Silver Stallion of the South.

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y Silver Brumby Kingdom Elyne Mitchell , London Melbourne : Hutchinson , 1966 Z863295 1966 single work novel young adult Baringa, grandson of the mighty Silver Brumby, was frantic. The rain had changed the river into a raging torrent and Dawn, his lovely cream filly, had been swept away by the force of the current. He must save her.
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y Moon Filly Elyne Mitchell , London : Hutchinson , 1968 Z830347 1968 single work novel young adult Moon Filly grew up with another young foal and an intense bond developed between the two young horses. But the bond of loyalty is pushed to the limit in a terrible struggle between warring stallions and wild storms, when all the horses must fight to survive.
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y Silver Brumby Whirlwind Elyne Mitchell , Melbourne : Hutchinson Australia , 1973 Z862762 1973 single work novel young adult Wise old Benni, the kangaroo tells Thowra, the great Silver Brumby: 'In the north the whirlwind blows. And you will dance with living light. There, in the north, is the first born daughter of sunlight and moonlight blending over snow ... A whirlwind is the beginning. And a whirlwind is the end.' So Thowra goes to the strange country northwards to discover the meaning of Benni's riddle.
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y Son of the Whirlwind Elyne Mitchell , Richmond : Hutchinson Australia , 1976 Z835762 1976 single work novel young adult

A silver brumby is special ... but he will be hunted by man and horse alike, and must be stronger than both ... The silver foal embarks on a long and hazardous search to find his father, the legendary silver brumby, Thowra. The colt's life is threatened by other horses who fear him, and man who seeks to capture his free spirit. Will his journey ever end?

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y Silver Brumby, Silver Dingo Elyne Mitchell , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z949226 1993 single work novel young adult A ferocious storm cruelly separates the young colt, Tiarri, from his mother and dumps him beside an orphaned dingo pup. Tiarri saves the pup's life and so springs a friendship that defies every law of nature. Together they roam the magnificent Snowy Mountains and survive repeated attacks from bush animals unsettled by their uncanny alliance.
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y Dancing Brumby Elyne Mitchell , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z833144 1995 single work novel young adult The story about Choopa, a Blue Roan foal, who dances. Dandaloo fears for her foal's safety, and with Son of Storm, Wingilla and Bri Bri, leads him up into the mountains, away from the threat of man. But one man, will not give up his search for the foal.
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y Brumbies of the Night Elyne Mitchell , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z833507 1996 single work novel young adult Burra knows this foal will bring trouble. It cannot be Coolawyn's foal - none of the herd has seen a snow-white foal with such strange red eyes before. Who is he really? Why is it now that the drumming hooves of galloping horses are heard in the deepest dark of night? In the beating storms of winter, a mare cries out in desperation ... a stallion calls, searching.
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y Dancing Brumby's Rainbow Elyne Mitchell , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1998 Z949235 1998 single work novel young adult
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y The Thousandth Brumby Elyne Mitchell , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1999 Z796512 1999 single work novel young adult

Works about this Work

In Search of the Silver Brumby Charlotte Durut , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 1 May 2016; (p. 20)
High-Country Author's Wild Ride Matthew Higgins , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 June (p. 14)
y Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck , South Sydney area : HarperCollins , 2012 Z1891946 2012 single work biography ' In 1958, Elyne Mitchell′s The Silver Brumby was published to acclaim and quickly became a much-loved classic of Australian children′s literature. Now, for the centenary of Elyne′s birth, her daughter Honor Auchinleck tells the story of the exceptional woman, and mother, behind the mask of the famous author. Writer, daughter of a Great War hero, wife of a politician and Changi survivor, champion skier and passionate environmentalist, Elyne Mitchell led a life of accomplishment and privilege. But strong undercurrents of discord and misunderstanding flowed beneath the enchanted surface, and Elyne, just like her Silver Brumby, longed for the refuge of her own Secret Valley. In this poignant memoir Honor Auchinleck remembers her extraordinary upbringing in the Australian Alps and pays tribute to her remarkable family, and in particular her adored - and elusive - mother.' Source: Libraries Australia.
Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , September vol. 58 no. 8 2012; (p. 6)
'They Will Have to Come Sooner or Later if You Stick At 'Em : Horse Breaking As Metaphor in Australian Cultural Discourse Karen Welberry , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 226-234)
Contends that 'horse breaking' has been used in Australian literature as a euphamism and 'justification' for Aboriginal-white conflict and dispossession of Aboriginal land.
'They Will Have to Come Sooner or Later if You Stick At 'Em : Horse Breaking As Metaphor in Australian Cultural Discourse Karen Welberry , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 226-234)
Contends that 'horse breaking' has been used in Australian literature as a euphamism and 'justification' for Aboriginal-white conflict and dispossession of Aboriginal land.
y Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck , South Sydney area : HarperCollins , 2012 Z1891946 2012 single work biography ' In 1958, Elyne Mitchell′s The Silver Brumby was published to acclaim and quickly became a much-loved classic of Australian children′s literature. Now, for the centenary of Elyne′s birth, her daughter Honor Auchinleck tells the story of the exceptional woman, and mother, behind the mask of the famous author. Writer, daughter of a Great War hero, wife of a politician and Changi survivor, champion skier and passionate environmentalist, Elyne Mitchell led a life of accomplishment and privilege. But strong undercurrents of discord and misunderstanding flowed beneath the enchanted surface, and Elyne, just like her Silver Brumby, longed for the refuge of her own Secret Valley. In this poignant memoir Honor Auchinleck remembers her extraordinary upbringing in the Australian Alps and pays tribute to her remarkable family, and in particular her adored - and elusive - mother.' Source: Libraries Australia.
Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , September vol. 58 no. 8 2012; (p. 6)
High-Country Author's Wild Ride Matthew Higgins , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 June (p. 14)
In Search of the Silver Brumby Charlotte Durut , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 1 May 2016; (p. 20)
Last amended 7 Oct 2016 07:08:08
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  • Snowy Mountains, Cooma - Snowy - Bombala area, Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
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