Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y My Place series - publisher   film/TV   children's   historical fiction  
Note: Script editor: Simon Hopkinson. Historical consultant: Nadia Wheatley.
Issue Details: First known date: 2009-2011 2009-2011
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My Place, based on the award-winning book My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is a thirteen-part drama series that tells the story of one house in South Sydney through the experiences of the children who live there over a 130-year period. My Place aims to show that everyone is part of history and that every place has a story.

Notes

  • The first series of My Place covers the period 1888-2008. The second series covers the period 1878-Before Time.
  • For further information, see the My Place website: http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/myplace/

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because selected episodes contain Asian characters.

    In 1858 Ben, Ben is friends with Leck Wong, who is Chinese. Various members of the Chinese-Australian Wong family, including Leck Wong, Mrs Wong, Franklin Wong and Mei Lin Wong, appear in various episodes including 1868, 1878, 1898 and 1908.

    The episode 1988, focuses on Lily, a Vietnamese girl and her family - Phuong, Chinh and Thi Mai.

    (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/myplace/ - Sighted 5/9/12)

Includes

1.06
form y 1958 Michaelis Tim Pye , Sydney : Little Leaf Pictures ABC Television , 2009 Z1732140 2009 single work film/TV children's

'Michaelis is 10 and from Kalymnos. He wants to be Australian not Greek but even more he wants a television so he can watch Robin Hood and be accepted into the gang at the milkbar. It's 1958.' (Australian Television Information Archive website)

Sydney : Little Leaf Pictures ABC Television , 2009
1.07
form y 1948 Jen Alice Addison , Australia : Little Leaf Pictures ABC Television , 2009 Z1718970 2009 single work film/TV children's

'Jen's dad died in the war. Now her mum has a new friend Wal, who definitely doesn't match up in Jen's eyes to her handsome, war hero dad. Handsome is important. Jen's girlfriends give Wal a rating of 3 out of 10, maybe 4 with his shiny new car. When her mother announces that she is going to marry Wal, Jen is horrified. She tries her best to undermine him but before she can find a way to get this toad out of her house, Wal does something surprisingly heroic. And funny. Funny is important.' (ABC website)

Australia : Little Leaf Pictures ABC Television , 2009
2.02 (15)
form y 1868 Minna Nicholas Parsons , Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1821806 2011 single work film/TV children's

'Minna lives with strict German-born parents who privately hope their young daughter's friendship with the well-to-do Owen children — Toby, Harold and Adelaide — will do her some good. However, Minna's parents have no clue what these kids get up to when they're on their own. Their favourite game is seeing who can scare the others the most. But when the Owens blame Minna for a disaster caused by their own children, Minna decides to give them the fright of their life. Unwisely, Minna helps herself to her friend Lecks' beloved magic lantern to carry out her revenge and soon she is in more trouble than ever.'

(Australian Television Information Archive record)

Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2011
2.08 (21)
form y 1808 Sarah Alice Addison , Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1821786 2011 single work film/TV children's

'Sarah, though still a child, works as a servant for the cold and demanding Mrs Owen. As if being bossed around by the lady of the house isn't bad enough, Sarah has to deal with Mrs Owen's sly and sickly daughter, Alice. Alice is as mean as her mother and twice as cunning. She sets out to make Sarah's life a misery, always trying to get her into trouble. But the two girls have more in common than they realise. They are both prisoners — Sarah to an impossible workload, Alice to a life-threatening illness. A truce of sorts, arising from a shared love of mischief, could lead to a lasting friendship between the two girls, but how much time do they really have? '

(Australian Television Information Archive record)

Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2011

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Good to Be Bad Penelope Debelle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 June 2016; (p. 10)
TV Fails the Screen Test for this Culture Gillian Armstrong , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 October 2012; (p. 11)
y Making My Place : Behind the Scenes of the Television Series Nadia Wheatley , Pymble : ABC Books , 2010 Z1697529 2010 single work criticism
First Place for Leah Darren Coyne , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 November no. 464 2009; (p. 33)
Capturing 100 Years of Local History Greg Hassall , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 2009; (p. 12-13)
Making History : The Development of My Place Penny Chapman , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June/July no. 191 2010; (p. 4-5)
Classic for Kids on TV Kathleen Noonan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 November 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of My Place Alice Addison Beth Armstrong Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Jacquelin Perske Leah Purcell Tim Pye Greg Waters Brendan Cowell Gina Roncoli John Alsop Samantha Lang Wayne Blair Dallas Winmar Tony Briggs 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV
Untitled Jim Schembri , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of My Place Alice Addison Beth Armstrong Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Jacquelin Perske Leah Purcell Tim Pye Greg Waters Brendan Cowell Gina Roncoli John Alsop Samantha Lang Wayne Blair Dallas Winmar Tony Briggs 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV
Classic for Kids on TV Kathleen Noonan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 November 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of My Place Alice Addison Beth Armstrong Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Jacquelin Perske Leah Purcell Tim Pye Greg Waters Brendan Cowell Gina Roncoli John Alsop Samantha Lang Wayne Blair Dallas Winmar Tony Briggs 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV
Untitled Jim Schembri , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of My Place Alice Addison Beth Armstrong Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Jacquelin Perske Leah Purcell Tim Pye Greg Waters Brendan Cowell Gina Roncoli John Alsop Samantha Lang Wayne Blair Dallas Winmar Tony Briggs 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV
First Place for Leah Darren Coyne , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 November no. 464 2009; (p. 33)
Capturing 100 Years of Local History Greg Hassall , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 2009; (p. 12-13)
Making History : The Development of My Place Penny Chapman , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June/July no. 191 2010; (p. 4-5)
y Making My Place : Behind the Scenes of the Television Series Nadia Wheatley , Pymble : ABC Books , 2010 Z1697529 2010 single work criticism
TV Fails the Screen Test for this Culture Gillian Armstrong , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 October 2012; (p. 11)
Good to Be Bad Penelope Debelle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 June 2016; (p. 10)
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