y The Ballad of Moondyne Joe selected work   poetry  
  • Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Moondyne Joe was colonial Australia's ultimate escape artist. His daring and repeated breakouts drove the Governor to build him a special cell. And when Moondyne Joe escaped again, he drove the Governor mad.

Moondyne Joe himself died a pauper in Fremantle Lunatic Asylum but not before he gained notoriety as a lawbreaker, the husband of a brothel madam, a bushman who befriended local Indigenous people, and as a folk hero who championed the underdog.

Written by John Kinsella, one of Australia's best known poets, and Niall Lucy, a caustic and irreverent social commentator, this book is an anarchic and playful examination of an elusive man and the harsh convict system he resisted.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2012 .
      Extent: 265p.
      Description: ill. (some col.), facsims., map, plates
      ISBN: 9781921888526 (pbk.) :

Works about this Work

History is a Text Demanding to Be Read Alison Croggon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2013;

— Review of The Ballad of Moondyne Joe John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry
History is a Text Demanding to Be Read Alison Croggon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2013;

— Review of The Ballad of Moondyne Joe John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry
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