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John Hooker John Hooker i(A20423 works by) (a.k.a. John Williamson Hooker)
Born: Established: 3 Apr 1932 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 29 Apr 2008 Malvern, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1963
Heritage: New Zealander
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1 Salute to the Old Values John Hooker , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 May 2001; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Other People's Words Hilary McPhee , 2001 single work autobiography
1 3 y separately published work icon Beyond the Pale John Hooker , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1998 Z170744 1998 single work novel historical fiction

'In 1839 John Harrington voyages 12,000 miles from Ireland into the unknown to take up a sheep-run in the southern regions of Australia. From a distinguished family of Anglo-Irish aristocrats who have fallen on hard times, the youngest son has been sent to the remotest part of the world to make his fortune. As a bulwark against the savagery and hostility of the new land, Harrington determines to build a mansion and a garden - a great and beautiful domain, a civilised refuge modelled on the estates of Europe. His chief helper in the creation of this demesne is a native Irishman, Daniel O'Leary. For twenty years Harrington prospers, but he is plagued by a sense of dislocation and loneliness in a hostile place. When he is joined by his drunken brother and his married sister, tragedy and violence ensue. There are enemies: the rapacious landowner and merchant Rutford, the wily lands commissioner Crowther, the insane missionary Stovyer, the rake Butler, the Aborigines and the land itself. And there are enemies within: disloyal staff, treachery and sabotage on the estate. Beyond the Pale is a powerful and uncompromising novel of the colonisers and the colonised. It is a story of displacement, racial brutality and treachery in an unforgiving and misunderstood landscape. It explores the wellsprings of Australia's culture.' (Publication summary)

 

1 5 y separately published work icon Our Jack John Hooker , Sydney : Picador , 1995 Z22795 1995 single work novel humour
1 Southerly Change John Hooker , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 2-3 December 1995; (p. 24-26)
1 Popular Culture : Publishing Fiction John Hooker , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 11 no. 1 1992; (p. 55-59)
1 Journey Without a Cause John Hooker , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 December 1992; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Shearers' Motel Roger McDonald , 1992 single work prose autobiography
1 Extraordinary Alchemist of the Ordinary John Hooker , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 24-25 February 1990; (p. 6)

— Review of The Great World David Malouf , 1990 single work novel
1 Intelligent Scheming Can't Take all the Tricks John Hooker , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 November 1990; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Schemetime Sara Dowse , 1990 single work novel ; Friday's Child Ian Kennedy Williams , 1990 selected work short story
1 We're Sorry Mr Kafka John Hooker , 1990 single work correspondence satire
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 May 1990; (p. 7)
1 7 y separately published work icon Rubicon John Hooker , Ringwood : Viking , 1990 Z488725 1990 single work novel
1 Puns Done to Death John Hooker , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 11-12 March 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of Memoirs of an Old Bastard Jack Hibberd , 1989 single work novel
1 Authors, Publishing and Literary Adultery John Hooker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 14-15 January. 1989; (p. 8)
1 Books Need to Breathe Too... John Hooker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 4-5 March. 1989; (p. 7)
5 y separately published work icon Captain James Cook John Hooker , Ringwood : Penguin , 1987 Z1000421 1987 single work novel historical fiction
1 5 y separately published work icon Standing Orders John Hooker , London : Collins Harvill , 1986 Z287800 1986 single work novel
1 12 y separately published work icon The Bush Soldiers John Hooker , Sydney : Collins , 1984 Z381484 1984 single work novel
1 It Was the Fireplaces They Had Gone for First i "It was the fireplaces they had gone for first:", John Hooker , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 50-51 1972; (p. 34)
1 Another Day i "In the dark before the dawn,", John Hooker , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 53 1972; (p. 38)
1 After a Good Lunch i "After a good lunch,", John Hooker , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 February vol. 94 no. 4794 1972; (p. 52)
1 The Australian Natives on the Maroondah Highway i "The Australian natives on the Maroondah Highway", John Hooker , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 50-51 1972; (p. 34)
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