Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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  • Dedication: For Sofya, Robert and Vincent

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2005 .
      Extent: xviii, [12] 283p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Illustrations include re-creations of birth and marriage records
      • Maps and other illustrations designed by Anna Warren
      ISBN: 1740513517

Works about this Work

Inheriting the Past : Peter Corris's 'The Journal of Fletcher Christian' and Peter Carey's 'True History of the Kelly Gang' Lisa Fletcher , Elizabeth Mead , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 189-206)
Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang and Peter Corris's The Journal of Fletcher Christian are historical novels, which emerge from quite different Australian cultural fields (Literature and popular fiction), but reading them alongside each other reveals fundamental similarities in their politics of race, gender and sexuality. We argue that both novels use the symbolism of the male, colonizing body to grant legitimacy to their postcolonial settler audience. In both cases, this legitimacy takes the form of a fragment of 'true and secret' history which oppposes authorized accounts of famous historical lives and events (Australia's most famous bushranger, the British Empire's most famous mutineer). We focus, in particular, on the extent to which both novels imagine the voices of Kelly and Christian by exploiting the richly metaphorical relationship between the body as flesh and the body as text. [Authors' abstract, p. 189]
Bounty Hunter Barry Oakley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 October vol. 123 no. 6490 2005; (p. 68)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Strange History Gillian Dooley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 275 2005; (p. 35)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Murder and the Mutineers Nicola Robinson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 October 2005; (p. 23)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Corris Connects the Dots on the Bounty Mark Thomas , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 October 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
History Afloat Peter Corris , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 October 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Bounty Hunter Barry Oakley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 October vol. 123 no. 6490 2005; (p. 68)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Strange History Gillian Dooley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 275 2005; (p. 35)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 October 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Murder and the Mutineers Nicola Robinson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 October 2005; (p. 23)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Corris Connects the Dots on the Bounty Mark Thomas , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 October 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
History Afloat Peter Corris , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 October 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of The Journal of Fletcher Christian : Together with the History of Henry Corkill Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Inheriting the Past : Peter Corris's 'The Journal of Fletcher Christian' and Peter Carey's 'True History of the Kelly Gang' Lisa Fletcher , Elizabeth Mead , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 189-206)
Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang and Peter Corris's The Journal of Fletcher Christian are historical novels, which emerge from quite different Australian cultural fields (Literature and popular fiction), but reading them alongside each other reveals fundamental similarities in their politics of race, gender and sexuality. We argue that both novels use the symbolism of the male, colonizing body to grant legitimacy to their postcolonial settler audience. In both cases, this legitimacy takes the form of a fragment of 'true and secret' history which oppposes authorized accounts of famous historical lives and events (Australia's most famous bushranger, the British Empire's most famous mutineer). We focus, in particular, on the extent to which both novels imagine the voices of Kelly and Christian by exploiting the richly metaphorical relationship between the body as flesh and the body as text. [Authors' abstract, p. 189]
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