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form y Wild Boys series - publisher   film/TV   adventure  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'In Hopetoun there are few rules... And even fewer willing to follow them.

'In this town moral codes are muddied by circumstance and opportunity. There's gold for the taking, cash being splashed and power wielded ruthlessly with little regard for right and wrong. It's hard to know the good guys from the bad when guns, blades and fists speak louder than any law.

'This is the world of the Wild Boys, a high-energy adventure series about a gang of bushrangers whose charisma is as captivating and entertaining as their extreme exploits in the Australian bush.

'Set in 1860s NSW at the frontier - where gold has lured the opportunistic away from the still fledgling main colonies - Wild Boys follows four men on the outside of the law as they come up against authority, the rich and greedy and the foibles of their own hearts.

'Jack, Dan, Conrad and Captain Gunpowder are the Wild Boys.

'Jack wants enough gold to head west, buy land and settle down with Mary, Hopetoun's publican, butcher and brothel owner.

'Dan wants enough gold to head west and buy women (any women, really).

'Captain Gunpowder just wants to have fun with Jack, Dan and his cache of explosives (and maybe win the heart of a certain school teacher).

'And Conrad doesn't really care about money; he just wants to elope with the mayor's daughter Emilia.

The Wild Boys are making plans for the future, but for now they will have to make do with each other - staging hold-ups and keeping one step ahead of traps, trackers, and other outlaws.

'The question is: Are they smart enough to stay ahead of Fuller, Fife and Scanlon (each of whom has a very good reason to want the Wild Boys dead)?'

Source: Wild Boys official website )http://au.tv.yahoo.com/wild-boys/) (Sighted: 30/08/2011)

Notes

  • Award winning and individually published episodes in this series are included on AustLit.

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Works about this Work

Dramatic Look at Ugly Australia of the '50s Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 July 2012; (p. 10)
A Brief History of Violence Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 August 2011; (p. 4)
Raw Grit in a Colonial Crime Drama Holly Byrnes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 August 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
He's Had Diverse Roles, Now Dan Want Variety Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 September 2011; (p. 12)
A Duty to Protect and Self-Serve Andrew Murfett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 12-13)
MacPherson Realises His Wildest Dreams Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 13)
The Great Unwashed Melinda Houston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 September 2011; (p. 31)
Untitled Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 September 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Stand and Deliver Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 September 2011; (p. 6-7)
Vote for Realism a Close Shave Malcolm Knox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV ; At Home with Julia Amanda Bishop Rick Kalowski Phil Lloyd 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Colonial Firecracker Sparkles in Gunpowder Revolution Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 - 23 October 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Where the Wild Things Are Ben Pobjie , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 November 2011; (p. 47)
Ben Pobjie reflects on the demise of the Wild Boys after only one season.
Good Year for the Mini Kylie Williams , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 December 2011; (p. 44)
Dickens of a Time Finding the Good Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10-11 December 2011; (p. 16)
Raw Grit in a Colonial Crime Drama Holly Byrnes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 August 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Untitled Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 September 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Vote for Realism a Close Shave Malcolm Knox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV ; At Home with Julia Amanda Bishop Rick Kalowski Phil Lloyd 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Colonial Firecracker Sparkles in Gunpowder Revolution Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 - 23 October 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Wild Boys John Ridley James Walker Dave Warner Michelle Offen Sarah Smith Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
A Brief History of Violence Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 August 2011; (p. 4)
He's Had Diverse Roles, Now Dan Want Variety Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 September 2011; (p. 12)
A Duty to Protect and Self-Serve Andrew Murfett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 12-13)
MacPherson Realises His Wildest Dreams Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 13)
The Great Unwashed Melinda Houston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 September 2011; (p. 31)
Stand and Deliver Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 September 2011; (p. 6-7)
Where the Wild Things Are Ben Pobjie , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 November 2011; (p. 47)
Ben Pobjie reflects on the demise of the Wild Boys after only one season.
Good Year for the Mini Kylie Williams , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 December 2011; (p. 44)
Dickens of a Time Finding the Good Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10-11 December 2011; (p. 16)
Dramatic Look at Ugly Australia of the '50s Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 July 2012; (p. 10)
Last amended 10 Oct 2012 15:21:24
Settings:
  • New South Wales,
  • Country towns,
  • Bush,
  • 1860s
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