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Sheila Sibley Sheila Sibley i(A15711 works by) (a.k.a. Sheila E. Sibley; Sheila Eleanor Sibley; Sheila Ellen Sibley)
Born: Established: 15 May 1922 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 15 Sep 2011 Alphington, Fairfield, Preston - Northcote area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
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1 form y separately published work icon Chuck Finn James Beard , John Coulter , Ysabelle Dean , Coral Drouyn , Roger Dunn , Ron Elliott , Annie Fox , Peter Hepworth , Simon Hopkinson , Neil Luxmoore , Victoria Osbourne , David Phillips , Mark Poole , Sheila Sibley , Geraldine Mellet , Vincent Gil , Faye Grant-Williams , Brendan Luno , ( dir. Pino Amenta et. al. )agent Perth : Barron Entertainment , 1999-2000 Z1849145 1999-2000 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

Chuck Finn follows Charles 'Chuck' Finn, a Canadian boy whose parents move from Toronto to the Australian country town of Tingalla. At first, he longs desperately to return to Toronto, but he soon finds the decommissioned and derelict paddle steamer the Tingalla Rose. Soon, he and his friends--some of whom are ghostly, rather than mortal--are enchanted by the possibility of getting the Tingalla Rose running again and seduced by life on the Murray River.

Unfortunately for Chuck Finn, Barron Entertainment declared bankruptcy during the production of season two. A truncated season of six episodes was completed and released, but the production was abandoned at that point.

2 form y separately published work icon Ship to Shore John Rapsey , Glenda Hambly , Mary Morris , Everett de Roche , Jon Stephens , John Cundill , Judi McCrossin , David Phillips , Craig Wilkins , Geoffrey Nottage , Barbara Bishop , David Marsh , Peter A. Kinloch , Lynn Bayonas , Patrick Edgeworth , Sheila Sibley , Graham Foreman , Anthony Ellis , Stephen Measday , Ysabelle Dean , Nicholas Flanagan , Ron Elliott , Alison Nisselle , Trevor Todd , Sarah Smith , Philip Jeng Kane , ABC Television (publisher), Nine Network (publisher), ( dir. Karl Zwicky et. al. )agent Perth Australia : Barron Entertainment ABC Television Nine Network , 1993-1996 Z845012 1993 series - publisher film/TV children's adventure

Children's adventure television series about children who live on fictional Circe Island, a fishing community and communications base off the coast of Western Australia. The first series featured episodes in which the children outwitted adults, particularly the character Hermes Endakis. The series later emphasised environmental issues, particularly in the second series, where the children try to stop a big corporation from destroying their island.

1 form y separately published work icon The New Adventures of Black Beauty Roger Moulton , David Phillips , Joan Ambrose , Christine Schofield , Sheila Sibley , Helen Steel , ( dir. Ian Gilmour et. al. )agent Australia : Seven Network Pro Films Pty Ltd , 1992 Z1885050 1992 series - publisher film/TV

Bella, an orphan girl, is rescued from a catastrophic shipwreck on the coast of Australia by Black Beauty, though the accident costs Bella her memory. Both Bella and the horse are adopted by a country doctor, but Bella finds herself haunted by dreams (or memories?) of a missing gold shipment.

1 form y separately published work icon Kelly Denise Morgan , Judith Colquhoun , Sheila Sibley , Ysabelle Dean , Shane Brennan , Peter A. Kinloch , Andrew Kennedy , Peter Hepworth , David Phillips , Alison Nisselle , ( dir. Mark DeFriest et. al. )agent Australia : Westbridge Entertainment Jonathan M. Shiff Productions Network Ten , 1991-1992 Z1888821 1991-1992 series - publisher film/TV children's crime

The first television program from prolific children's television producer Jonathan M. Shiff, Kelly follows the adventures of a police dog who, after being injured at work, is sent to recuperate in the country; here, Kelly becomes the constant companion of Jo Patterson and her friend Danny Foster, and manages to ferret out some criminals even in the country.

1 form y separately published work icon Skirts Roger Simpson , P. J. Hogan , Michael Harvey , Graham Hartley , Mac Gudgeon , Cliff Green , Vincent Gil , Graeme Farmer , Judith Colquhoun , Sheila Sibley , Tony Watts , Roger Simpson , Peter Herbert , ( dir. Brendan Maher et. al. )agent Australia : Simpson Le Mesurier Films Seven Network , 1990 Z1937452 1990 single work film/TV

'They're women of action, they're women of the '90s, they're intelligent, highly trained and resourceful. But in the police force they call them "skirts".'

Source: Screen Australia

1 Chant for a Wanderer i "Sadly my grandmother said to me", Sheila Sibley , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poets in Uniform : An Anthology of Verse from Salt the Australian Army Education Service Journal World War II 1989; (p. 110-112)
1 Discovery i "I don't know why I'm positive", Sheila Sibley , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poets in Uniform : An Anthology of Verse from Salt the Australian Army Education Service Journal World War II 1989; (p. 83)
1 Sleeping Hospital i "The searchlights pace the sky above the hospital,", Sheila Sibley , 1989 single work poetry war literature
— Appears in: Poets in Uniform : An Anthology of Verse from Salt the Australian Army Education Service Journal World War II 1989; (p. 72)
1 form y separately published work icon All The Way Leon Saunders , Peter A. Kinloch , Sheila Sibley , Everett de Roche , Shane Brennan , ( dir. Mandy Smith et. al. )agent Melbourne : Crawford Productions Nine Network , 1988 Z1817183 1988 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

Like other Crawford's programs in the 1980s (such as The Flying Doctors), All The Way began as a six-part mini-series, and was spun off into an ongoing series (which began production before the mini-series was screened on Australian television).

Set in the 1960s, the program follows three families through key historical events both abroad (such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy) and in Australia (such as the Maralinga atomic tests and the Bogle-Chandler case).

According to Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, the program was 'a soap opera neither any worse nor any better than a host of others such as Cop Shop, The Box, The Restless Years or Neighbours', but it 'has an orientation towards the worlds of work and public affairs that, to the extent that one can generalise about the above-mentioned programs, tends to be present in Crawford soaps and missing from those produced at Grundy's.'

Moran is, however, critical of the program's setting, suggesting that the comparative lack of identifiable iconography in the early 1960s means the program 'looks and sounds little different from the present. Instead the viewer has the feeling that the costumes, props and sets were all found at the local Salvation Army depot.' The result, he argues, is that 'the serial just looks old-fashioned and therefore potentially of interest only to older viewers.'

1 form y separately published work icon Willing and Abel Ted Roberts , Peter Schreck , David William Boutland , Sheila Sibley , Peter A. Kinloch , Luis Bayonas , ( dir. John Power et. al. )agent Australia : The Willing and Abel Co Pty Ltd , 1987 Z1831105 1987 series - publisher film/TV

A comedic adventure series that follows two men (Abel Moore and Charles Willing) living and working on a houseboat on Sydney Harbour, particularly their attempts to keep up payments on the boat. Also living on the house boat are aspiring actress Angela and the young, streetwise Parramatta.

Moran notes, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, that while the series reprised the ABC's The Fast Lane, it was nowhere near as successful a production:

there was little difference between the principal characters, both looking for the main chance. In addition the playing-off of Shane Withington and Grant Dodwell against each other (mildly tolerable in A Country Practice where the two had become fictional bachelors and odd-couple house companions after the departure from the series of their fictional wives) was decidedly threadbare.

Moran notes that this was the first series that Lynn Bayonas produced after leaving A Country Practice, and she had brought with her to the production not only the two main actors but also a number of writers.

1 form y separately published work icon The Maestro's Company Marcus Cooney , Sue Woolfe , Sheila Sibley , Marcia Hatfield , Hugh Stuckey , ( dir. William Fitzwater ) Australia : Independent Productions , 1985 Z1819592 1985 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

According to Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, 'This hybrid series revolves around a company of opera singers (incarnated as puppets) who live in a disused theatre. They are found by two children who are their only audience as they proceed through thirteen different operas'.

The program was designed by Marcia Hatfield as a way of introducing child viewers to opera, and ran through such productions as Il Trovatore, Carmen, Aida, and I Pagliacci.

Moran notes that SBS, which purchased the series, ran it in an early evening timeslot during the traditionally poor summer season, but that the series did sell well to overseas markets.

1 27 form y separately published work icon Neighbours Reg Watson , Seven Network (publisher), Network Ten (publisher), John Hanlon , Reg Watson , Jeff Truman , Ray Kolle , Katrina Foster , John Upton , Anthony Morris , Philippa Burne , Sarah Mayberry , Ian Coughlan , Helen MacWhirter , Elizabeth Packett , Judith Colquhoun , Jenny Lewis , Lois Booton , Lyn Ogilvy , Emma J. Steele , Peter Dick , David Allen , Scott Taylor , Betty Quin , Louise Le Nay , Jason Herbison , Roger Moulton , Marieke Hardy , David Hannam , Ysabelle Dean , Don Battye , Linda Stainton , Sarah Dollard , Wayne Doyle , Hugh Stuckey , Stuart Page , Christopher Gist , Christine McCourt , Martin McKenna , Barbara Angell , Jason Daniel , Margaret Wilson , Sam Meikle , Chris McTrustry , Ginny Lowndes , Alan Hopgood , Chris Corbett , Ray Harding , Sally Webb , David Phillips , Jon Stephens , Piers Hobson , Kit Oldfield , Drew Proffitt , Jane Allen , Eloise Healey , Rick Maier , Gavin Strawhan , Cath Roden , Victoria Osbourne , Jo Watson , Craig Wilkins , Bert Deling , Fiona Wood , Bill Searle , Christine Schofield , Kate Langbroek , Boaz Stark , Christine Madafferi , Michael Joshua , Alix Beane , Rick Held , Roger Dunn , Jo Horsburgh , Susan Bower , Glenda Hambly , Adam Bowen , Clare Mendes , Sue Hore , Lesley Lewis , Chris Phillips , Greg Stevens , Luke Devenish , Kelly Lefever , Mia Tolhurst , Greg Millin , David Worthington , Malcolm Frawley , Serge Lazareff , Deborah Sheldon , Samuel Genocchio , Patrick Edgeworth , Elizabeth Huntley , Graham Hartley , Judy Nunn , Nicholas Langton , Philip Ryall , Timothy Daly , Steve J. Spears , Michaeley O'Brien , Fiona Kelly , Steven Vidler , Hamilton Budd , Chelsea Cassio , John Smythe , Maureen Ann Moran , Kier Shorey , Shaun Charles , Chris Milne , Mark Shirrefs , Graeme Farmer , Sabour Bradley , Chris Hawkshaw , David O'Brien , Don Linke , Sheila Sibley , Coral Drouyn , Tony Cavanaugh , Patrea Smallacombe , 1985 Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises FremantleMedia Australia , 1985- Z1367509 1985 series - publisher film/TV

A daily television drama series set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, Neighbours chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street. The series initially revolved around three families: the Ramsays (at number 24 Ramsay Street), the Robinsons (at number 26), and the Clarkes (at number 28). The scope of the series has since broadened to include new Ramsay Street familes.

1 form y separately published work icon Holiday Island Terry Stapleton , Jeff Peck , Judith Colquhoun , Brian Wright , David Worthington , Peter Hepworth , Leon Saunders , Sheila Sibley , Graeme Farmer , Ray Harding , Graeme Ellis , ( dir. Colin Budds et. al. )agent Melbourne : Crawford Productions , 1981 Z1815308 1981 series - publisher film/TV adventure

According to Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series, Holiday Island was something of an attempt to emulate the appeal of the American television series The Love Boat. Set on a tropical island holiday resort, the concept was, as Moran notes,

a good one with the potential for a continuous series of new characters in the guide of holiday guests, and the possibility of romance and other entanglements between them and the regular characters who worked at the resort. The opportunities for the intervention of nature in the shape of such happenings as cyclones and storms, and the appearance from time to time of more eccentric and enigmantic characters who had come to the island, offered promise.

But the program was broadcast without fanfare in the middle of the ratings season, to replace the poorly rating Bellamy, and only managed moderately good ratings. It was cancelled in 1982.

2 4 form y separately published work icon A Country Practice Graeme Ellis , Anne Brooksbank , Hugh Stuckey , David William Boutland , Moya Wood , Leon Saunders , Luis Bayonas , James Davern , Roger Dunn , David Sale , Peter A. Kinloch , Keith Thompson , Chris Thomson , Tony Morphett , Denise Morgan , Christine McCourt , Gwenda Marsh , David Allen , Christine Schofield , Ro Hume , Galia Hardy , Marcus Cooney , Beverley Phillips , Don J. Townshend , Margaret Mitchell , Michael Aitkens , Patricia Johnson , Sheila Sibley , Margaret Kelly , Judith Colquhoun , Agi Schreck , Mary Wright , John Graham , Ted Roberts , Michael Brindley , Forrest Redlich , Anthony Wheeler , Michael Freundt , Russell E. Webb , Bill Searle , Cliff Green , Foveaux Kirby , Helen Steel , Howard Griffiths , Suzanne Hawley , Terry Larsen , Serge Lazareff , Helen Boyd , Carol Williams , David Worthington , Ray Harding , Bevan Lee , Stephen Measday , Patrea Smallacombe , Shane Brennan , Betty Quin , Graeme Koetsveld , Tim Pye , Jenny Sharp , Bob Herbert , Tom Galbraith , Alister Webb , David Phillips , Andrew Kennedy , Craig Wilkins , Grant Fraser , Sally Webb , Caroline Stanton , Chris Roache , Geoff Newton , David Marsh , Colin Free , Thomas Mitchell , Brett Mitchell , Steve J. Spears , Louise Crane , Ian David , Robyn Sinclair , Micky Bennett , Linden Wilkinson , Terry Fogarty , Michael Cove , Patrick Flanagan , Peter Neale , Peter Lavelle , Julieanne Stewart , Sally Irwin , John Hanlon , David Henry , Jenni Kubler , Jo Barcelon , John Misto , Katherine Thomson , Neville Brown , Margaret Morgan , Susan Bower , Sean Nash , John Lonie , Paul Spinks , Christifor McTrustry , Andrew Kelly , Charlie Strachan , Susan Bower , James Balian , Peter Dann , Michael Harvey , Jerome Ehlers , Jo Horsburgh , Jeff Truman , Rod Rees , Peter Gawler , Linda Aronson , Catherine Millar , Lynn Bayonas , James Davern , ( dir. Igor Auzins et. al. )agent Sydney Australia : JNP Films Seven Network , 1981-1993 Z1699739 1981-1994 series - publisher film/TV

Set in a small, fictional, New South Wales country town called Wandin Valley, A Country Practice focused on the staffs of the town's medical practice and local hospital and on the families of the doctors, nurses, and patients. Many of the episodes also featured guest characters (frequently patients served by the practice) through whom various social and medical problems were explored. Although often considered a soap opera, the series was not built around an open-ended narrative; instead, the two one-hour episodes screened per week formed a self-contained narrative block, though many of the storylines were developed as sub-plots for several episodes before becoming the focus of a particular week's storyline. While the focus was on topical issues such as youth unemployment, suicide, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, and terminal illness, the program did sometimes explore culturally sensitive issues, including, for example, the Aboriginal community and their place in modern Australian society.

Among the show's principal characters were Dr Terence Elliott, local policeman Sergeant Frank Gilroy, Esme Watson, Shirley Dean Gilroy, Bob Hatfield, Vernon 'Cookie' Locke, and Matron Margaret 'Maggie' Sloan. In addition to its regularly rotating cast of characters, A Country Practice also had a cast of semi-regulars who would make appearances as the storylines permitted. Interestingly, while the series initially targeted the adult and older youth demographic, it became increasingly popular with children over the years.

2 Ballade of the Convict's Daughter i "My love has sailed across the water...", Sheila Sibley , 1945 single work poetry war literature
— Appears in: Jindyworobak Anthology, 1945 1945; (p. 36-37) New Song in an Old Land 1948; (p. 34) Freedom on the Wallaby : Poems of the Australian People 1953; (p. 180-181) Poets in Uniform : An Anthology of Verse from Salt the Australian Army Education Service Journal World War II 1989; (p. 88)
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