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Issue Details: First known date: 1953 1953
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'Fictionalised account of part of the Kokoda Trail battles between Australian and Japanese troops in 1942.

Set during the Second World War, The Climate of Courage involves a group of Australian soldiers who have returned from service in the Middle East. The novel is broken up into two parts and follows the soldiers from their leave in Sydney, where they engage in various romances and witness the famous submarine attack on Sydney, to their taking part in a patrol during the New Guinea Campaign.

'The book is partly based on Jon Cleary’s own experiences of the war.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Sydney Morning Herald 1842 newspaper (7273 issues)
Notes:
Serialised in daily instalments from Saturday 31 October 1953 to Friday 18 December 1953
Link: Full text document Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service. Link is to first instalment.
      1953 .
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins , 1954 .
      Extent: 320p.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 02/07/2015
      ISBN: 9780007568987

Works about this Work

The Usable Past : Australian War Fiction of the 1950s Rick Hosking , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 2 1985; (p. 234-247)
The Getting of Manhood David Robert Walker , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Popular Culture 1979; (p. 121-144)
Short Views R. G. H. , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 16 no. 4 1955; (p. 227-233)

— Review of The Climate of Courage Jon Cleary 1953 single work novel ; Odd Thoughts : Poems Ralph Reeves 1953 selected work poetry ; Henry Handel Richardson and Some of Her Sources Leonie Kramer 1954 single work criticism ; Coorinna : A Novel of the Tasmanian Uplands Erle Wilson 1953 single work novel ; Bernard O'Dowd Victor Kennedy Nettie Palmer 1954 single work biography ; The Australian : Yarns, Ballads, Legends and Traditions of the Australian People 1954 anthology poetry short story ; The Undying Glory Ernest Briggs 1954 single work poetry
New Guinea Novel 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 April vol. 75 no. 3870 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of The Climate of Courage Jon Cleary 1953 single work novel
Our Tradition of Mateship Don Edwards , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 June 1954; (p. 10)

— Review of The Climate of Courage Jon Cleary 1953 single work novel
Short Views R. G. H. , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 16 no. 4 1955; (p. 227-233)

— Review of The Climate of Courage Jon Cleary 1953 single work novel ; Odd Thoughts : Poems Ralph Reeves 1953 selected work poetry ; Henry Handel Richardson and Some of Her Sources Leonie Kramer 1954 single work criticism ; Coorinna : A Novel of the Tasmanian Uplands Erle Wilson 1953 single work novel ; Bernard O'Dowd Victor Kennedy Nettie Palmer 1954 single work biography ; The Australian : Yarns, Ballads, Legends and Traditions of the Australian People 1954 anthology poetry short story ; The Undying Glory Ernest Briggs 1954 single work poetry
New Guinea Novel 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 April vol. 75 no. 3870 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of The Climate of Courage Jon Cleary 1953 single work novel
Our Tradition of Mateship Don Edwards , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 June 1954; (p. 10)

— Review of The Climate of Courage Jon Cleary 1953 single work novel
The Getting of Manhood David Robert Walker , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Popular Culture 1979; (p. 121-144)
The Usable Past : Australian War Fiction of the 1950s Rick Hosking , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 2 1985; (p. 234-247)
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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    Papua New Guinea,
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    Pacific Region,
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    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1940s
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