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y The Sea People single work   novel   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In 1803 Thecla, an Irish visionary, artist and needlewoman, was transported to the penal colony at Port Phillip to atone for her heretical ideas about women, politics and religion. Nearly two hundred years later, her descendents, Claire, Theresa, Faith, Grace and Maudie are grappling with life in modern Sorrento, where myth and reality merge on the sea rim; a respectable minister has a secret vice, a Mills & Boon hero is a shifty bludger, a 'prince' washed up on the beach creates sexual mayhem, and the legend of the Holy Grail is about to be revealed as a feminist plot...' Back cover.

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'In myth, things lose the memory that they were once made.' Roland Barthes.
  • Dedication: To Eileen and Adrian.
  • Author's note: This story is written in the spaces left between existing historical texts.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1995 .
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      Extent: 283p.
      Note/s:
      • Historical Note: On October 9, 1803, David Collins established a settlement on the south-east shore near Sorrento. He was quickly disappointed with the site and moved on to Van Diemen's Land. The first contingent abandoned the settlement on January 30, 1804. The rest had left by May 20.
      • Includes a bibliography (pp.281-283).
      ISBN: 0140246428
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      Australia,
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      Predella Press , 2014 .
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      Extent: 283p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 7 July 2014.
      • Ebook only.

Works about this Work

Two-Paced Tale is Somewhat at Sea Jane Gillard , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 25 March 1996; (p. 29)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Blood, Sweat and Tears of a Surfboating Championship Veronica Sen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 October 1995; (p. C12)

— Review of Crew Tony McGowan 1995 single work novel ; The Underwharf Gaby Naher 1995 single work novel ; The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Untamed and Frankly Shocking Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1995; (p. 6)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan 1995 single work novel ; The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Quiet Horrors Among the Polished Spoons Morag Fraser , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September 1995; (p. 12A)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel ; Camille's Bread Amanda Lohrey 1995 single work novel ; The Orchard Thieves Elizabeth Jolley 1995 single work novella
Meager Rations for Young Stowaways Cath Kenneally , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 October 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Romantic Myths Alive in Sorrento Liz Porter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 October 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Feeling the Pulse of History John Hanrahan , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 176 1995; (p. 44)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Blood, Sweat and Tears of a Surfboating Championship Veronica Sen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 October 1995; (p. C12)

— Review of Crew Tony McGowan 1995 single work novel ; The Underwharf Gaby Naher 1995 single work novel ; The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Untamed and Frankly Shocking Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1995; (p. 6)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan 1995 single work novel ; The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Quiet Horrors Among the Polished Spoons Morag Fraser , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September 1995; (p. 12A)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel ; Camille's Bread Amanda Lohrey 1995 single work novel ; The Orchard Thieves Elizabeth Jolley 1995 single work novella
Meager Rations for Young Stowaways Cath Kenneally , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 October 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Romantic Myths Alive in Sorrento Liz Porter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 October 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Feeling the Pulse of History John Hanrahan , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 176 1995; (p. 44)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Two-Paced Tale is Somewhat at Sea Jane Gillard , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 25 March 1996; (p. 29)

— Review of The Sea People Maurilia Meehan 1995 single work novel
Last amended 5 May 2015 13:51:24
Settings:
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    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula (Port Phillip Bay), Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1780s
  • 1900-1999
  • 1790s
  • 1800s
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