y Miss Bobbie single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1897 1897
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Adaptations

Seven Little Australians Beaumont Smith , 1914 single work drama children's

Largely adapted from Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians, with some incidents from Miss Bobbie also incorporated into the narrative.

The critical reception to the play was almost unanimously positive, with most critics agreeing that writer/director/producer Beaumont Smith had captured the spirit of the original stories and had succeeded in staging it for the benefit of the children present. Well before the 1914 Palace Theatre premiere Smith indicated his intention, saying that Seven Little Australians had been on his mind as a theatrical production for several years and that he 'always felt that children should have plays written for them for daytime performances.' He went on to further note that he believed that they should also be written in a childish spirit, with the point of view always being from that of a child' (Adelaide Mail 2 May 1914, p. 13).

Notes

  • Dedication: To Mr. William Steele (Of Messrs. Ward, Lock and Co.) It was to your kindly judgement, and now is to your zeal on my behalf, that I owe the gratification of being able to call myself and persuade my friends to call me an authoress... I beg you to confer another obligation, and allow me to inscribe this book with your name. Very faithfully yours, Ethel Curlewis.
  • There are various reprints and editions of Miss Bobbie. Many of these are undated. Deciding on the probable date requires examination of publisher catalogue details in the end matter of some editions, which give details of other Turner titles recently published. The usual variations occur in the name of the illustrator, the number of illustrative plates and consequently the extent of the books. Refer to Ross Burnet A Turner Bibliography: A Guide to Identification and Value of the Books Written by Ethel Turner (2003).
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ward, Lock , 1897 .
      Extent: 316p., [8] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      A. L. Burt , ca. 1900 .
      Extent: 305 p., [5] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1923 .
      Extent: 256 p., [8] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Ure Smith , 1978 .
      Extent: 238p., [12] leaves of part col.platesp.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0725404639
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , [n.d.] .
      Extent: 256 p., [4] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
Language: Dutch
    • Utrecht,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      A. W. Bruna , 1900-1919 .
      Extent: 306 p., [8] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.

Works about this Work

y Was Lost Gip Really Lost? : Some Representations of the Lost Child in Nineteenth-Century Discourses of Childhood Catharine Vaughan-Pow , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1231837 2001 single work criticism
y From a Chair in the Sun: The Life of Ethel Turner A. T. Yarwood , Ringwood : Viking , 1994 Z91328 1994 single work biography
Untitled 1897 single work review criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 November vol. 18 no. 927 1897; (p. 2)
Miss Bobbie 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Otago Witness , 11 November vol. 11 no. 2280 1897; (p. 60)

— Review of Miss Bobbie Ethel Turner 1897 single work children's fiction
New Books and New Editions 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 13 November vol. 55 no. 1449 1897; (p. 43)

— Review of Miss Bobbie Ethel Turner 1897 single work children's fiction
Miss Bobbie 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Otago Witness , 11 November vol. 11 no. 2280 1897; (p. 60)

— Review of Miss Bobbie Ethel Turner 1897 single work children's fiction
New Books and New Editions 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 13 November vol. 55 no. 1449 1897; (p. 43)

— Review of Miss Bobbie Ethel Turner 1897 single work children's fiction
y Was Lost Gip Really Lost? : Some Representations of the Lost Child in Nineteenth-Century Discourses of Childhood Catharine Vaughan-Pow , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1231837 2001 single work criticism
y From a Chair in the Sun: The Life of Ethel Turner A. T. Yarwood , Ringwood : Viking , 1994 Z91328 1994 single work biography
Untitled 1897 single work review criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 November vol. 18 no. 927 1897; (p. 2)
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