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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song. As Harry watches the birds, his next door neighbour has her own set of binoculars trained on him.

'Ardent, hard-working Betty has escaped to the country with her two fatherless children. Betty is pleased that her son, Michael, wants to spend time with the gentle farmer next door. But when Harry decides to teach Michael about the opposite sex, perilous boundaries are crossed.

'Mateship with Birds is a novel about young lust and mature love. It is a hymn to the rhythm of country life - to vicious birds, virginal cows, adored dogs and ill-used sheep. On one small farm in a vast, ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • The title for this novel comes from Alec Chisholm's 1922 prose collection Mateship with Birds.
  • Dedication: For Peter

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of Pan Macmillan.
      Extent: 211p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 February 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742610764 (pbk.)

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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 February 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Mateship with Birds Carrie Tiffany 2012 single work novel
Seductive Lessons in a Pastoral Landscape Helen Elliott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 25 February 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Mateship with Birds Carrie Tiffany 2012 single work novel
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— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 385 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Mateship with Birds Carrie Tiffany 2012 single work novel
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— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 36 no. 4 2012; (p. 516-517)

— Review of Mateship with Birds Carrie Tiffany 2012 single work novel
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— Appears in: Crikey , February 2012;

— Review of Mateship with Birds Carrie Tiffany 2012 single work novel
Love's Instinct Jena Woodhouse , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Womens Book Review , vol. 25 no. 1 2013; (p. 19-22)

— Review of Mateship with Birds Carrie Tiffany 2012 single work novel
Carrie Tiffany Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11 February 2012; (p. 28-29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 February 2012; (p. 30-31)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 February 2012; (p. 31)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on Carrie Tiffany's choice of book cover for her 2012 novel Mateship with Birds. The cover reproduces a painting by Sydney artist Sophie Gralton titled Boy in Hand Me Downs. Susan Wyndham also notes the 24-25 March 2012 open house at the former abode of Dorothea Mackellar and current home of Susan Duncan, 'Tarrangaua'.
Missing the Point Michael Jorgensen , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 3)
Michael Jorgensen disagrees with the views expressed in Bronwyn Lea's review ('Dubious Lessons') of Carrie Tiffany's Mateship with Birds.
Bronwyn Lea Replies: Bronwyn Lea , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 3)
Bronwyn Lea responds to the views put by Michael Jorgensen in his criticism of her review of Carrie Tiffany's Mateship with Birds.
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
Aussie Authors Vie for Something on Mantel Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 March 2013; (p. 5)
Women Miles in Front for a Top Literary Award Daisy Dumas , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 March 2013; (p. 18)
y Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany : Notes Hallowell Press , Victoria : Centre for Adult Education , 2013 Z1933371 2013 single work criticism
Feminine Influences Help to Deliver Stella Performance for Prize Winner Jason Steger , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 April 2013; (p. 12) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 April 2013; (p. 7)
Bush Romance Tale a Stella Achievement Matthew Westwood , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 April 2013; (p. 6)
Tiffany First to Take Home Stella 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 April 2013; (p. 7)
Book win rebuts the critics 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 April 2013; (p. 23)
Stella Award Women Writers Line up for Prize 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 March 2013; (p. 34)
Tiffany's Stella Effort Recognised Melissa Archer , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 May 2013; (p. 72)
Three Favourites for Miles Franklin Included in PMs Literary Awards Shortlist 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 June 2013; (p. 7)
Literary Award Takes a Critical Leap Forward Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 June 2013; (p. 12)
Female Shortlist a Fitting Tribute to an Early Feminist Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 June 2013; (p. 35)
List Confirms Writing Vigour William Yeoman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 July 2013; (p. 6-7)
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