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H. A. Lindsay H. A. Lindsay i(A7188 works by) (a.k.a. Harold Arthur Lindsay; Bill Lindsay)
Also writes as: Larrapinta ; Bert the Carpenter ; A. B. Carrick ; Lucerne Flea ; Bogaduck ; Ex R. S. M. ; Archaean
Born: Established: 13 Nov 1900 Hyde Park, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Dec 1969 Highgate, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Harold Lindsay was born in Adelaide and travelled extensively in Australia before working as a commercial bee-keeper and farmer in the 1920s and 1930s. He joined the army in 1940 as an instructor in bushcraft and later wrote the popular The Bushman's Handbook (1948). After the Second World War, he became a full-time writer and broadcaster, contributing articles on nature and bushcraft to a number of magazines. Lindsay wrote five novels for adults. He is most admired for The Red Bull (1959) which draws on his knowledge of forestry and bushfires. With Norman Tindale he wrote three books for children. Their first book, The First Walkabout (1954) won the Children's Book of the Year Award. Lindsay also wrote The Arnhem Treasure (1952), a novel for young adults.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Faraway Hill Adelaide : Rigby , 1963 Z87457 1963 single work novel
1960 second Adelaide Centenary Literary Competition Novel Section
y separately published work icon Rangatira (The High Born) Adelaide : Rigby , 1959 Z160997 1959 single work novel young adult
1960 commended Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon The First Walkabout London Melbourne : Longmans, Green , 1954 Z318077 1954 single work children's fiction historical fiction adventure children's A scientifically accurate account, in story form, of the life of the Negritos, a primitive race of tiny tree-dwelling people who arrived in Australia from south-east Asia about 100,000 years ago. Explains why the Negritos were forced out of their homeland, what they were like, and how they adapted to living in new and very different surroundings. (Libraries Australia)
1955 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award

Known archival holdings

University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library (QLD)
Mortlock Library of South Australiana (SA)
Adelaide University Barr Smith Library (SA)
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