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Eleanor Dark Eleanor Dark i(A10642 works by) (a.k.a. Eleanor O'Reilly Dark)
Also writes as: Patricia O'Rane
Born: Established: 26 Aug 1901 Burwood, Ashfield - Burwood area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 11 Sep 1985 Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
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1 1 Australia and the Australians Eleanor Dark , single work
1 An Extract from Eleanor Dark’s Unpublished Novel ‘Pilgrimage’ Eleanor Dark , 2017 extract novel
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 43 no. 1/2 2017; (p. 100-102)
1 From : The Timeless Land Eleanor Dark , 2009 extract novel historical fiction (The Timeless Land)
— Appears in: Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009; (p. 464-470)
1 'A Writer with a Last Story to Write ...' : From an Unfinished Novel by Eleanor Dark Eleanor Dark , 2001 single work extract
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 27 no. 1 2001; (p. 67-72)
1 Serpents Eleanor Dark , 1989 single work short story
— Appears in: Goodbye to Romance : Stories by New Zealand and Australian Women Writers 1930-1988 1989; (p. 114-121) The Penguin Century of Australian Stories 2000; (p. 192-199)
1 Timeless Land Eleanor Dark , 1988 extract novel historical fiction (The Timeless Land)
— Appears in: Australia Antologio 1988; (p. 198-207)
1 Sweet and Low Eleanor Dark , 1988-1957 single work short story
— Appears in: The Penguin Anthology of Australian Women's Writing 1988; (p. 643-657)
1 The Urgent Call Eleanor Dark , 1988 single work short story
— Appears in: Eclipsed : Two Centuries of Australian Women's Fiction 1988; (p. 249-261)
1 Untitled i "If you should in passing by", Eleanor Dark , 1988 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friends of Varuna (The Eleanor Dark Foundation) Newsletter , November no. 2 1988; (p. 3)
1 Other Times : Bennelong Eleanor Dark , 1973 single work biography
— Appears in: Aboriginal News , June vol. 1 no. 1 1973; (p. 22)
1 [Untitled] (from the Timeless Land) Eleanor Dark , 1963 extract
— Appears in: Australian Idiom : An Anthology of Contemporary Prose and Poetry 1963; (p. 3-10)
1 Vance Palmer: Homo Australiensis Eleanor Dark , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , July vol. 18 no. 2 1959; (p. 247-249)
1 16 y separately published work icon Lantana Lane Eleanor Dark , London Sydney : Collins , 1959 Z23397 1959 single work novel

'We have lived round the corner from the world, with not even a signpost to betray our whereabouts. and if the treasure we have accumulated makes no show upon our bank statements, neither is it subject to income tax.'

Lantana, bushy and massive, is Australia's most uncontrollable tropical weed. Inland from the Pacific coast, where the pineapple plantations grow, sprawls the lantana in all its luxuriance. Here, too, putting up constant fight against the weed, is the small farming community of Lantana Lane. Though they stoutly declare that farming means drudgery, misery, penury, monotony, bankruptcy and calamity - that it is, in short, a mug's game - they are all firmly and happily wedded to the land, and therefore, naturally, to the lantana. From Aunt Isabelle, part-pioneer, part-Parisienne, to Nelson the one-eyed kookaburra bird, each of the Lane's inhabitants makes their own inimitable contribution to this engaging and witty portrait of community life.

Source: Allen & Unwin 

1 "Dear Friend" : Tributes to Mary Gilmore Eleanor Dark , 1955 single work biography
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 4 1955; (p. 9)
2 12 y separately published work icon No Barrier Eleanor Dark , Sydney : Collins , 1953 Z824213 1953 single work novel historical fiction

'The story of the Mannion family continues after the Bligh rebellion. As the young Mannions grow to maturity, so too the settlement at Sydney Cove develops into a town of substance. And later, the longings of young Miles Mannion are echoed in the efforts of the settlers to spread to the west. The discovery of a route over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney means there will be no further barrier.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon What Makes a Good Novel? Eleanor Dark , Sydney : 2BL , 1951 Z28330 1951 single work
1 They All Come Back Eleanor Dark , 1951 single work
— Appears in: Walkabout , 1 January vol. 17 no. 1 1951; (p. 19-20)
1 This Land of Ours Eleanor Dark , 1949 single work essay
— Appears in: This Land of Ours : Australia 1949; (p. 11-15)
1 In the Timeless Land Eleanor Dark , 1949 extract novel historical fiction (The Timeless Land)
— Appears in: Australian Heritage : A Prose Anthology 1949; (p. 21-39)
2 17 y separately published work icon Storm of Time Eleanor Dark , Sydney : Collins , 1948 Z824197 1948 single work novel historical fiction

'Sydney Cove, 1799, and three years since Governor Phillip departed. Against a background of continuing convict settlement, hunger, rebellion and the terrifying force of a barely understood land, the saga of Ellen Prentice and the Mannion family continues. Stephen Mannion marries the lovely Conor Moore and brings her back for Ellen to serve. Johnny Prentice goes bush - and re-emerges for one last confrontation with his old master. ' (Publication summary)