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Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch
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'First published in 1934, this novel tells the story of a British man who migrates to Australia in 1842 and is transformed by his colonial experiences.'

Notes

  • Prequel to Inheritors : A Novel
  • Dedication: For Jaques Kahane
  • Epigraph: A perilous crossing, a perilous journey, a perilous looking back, a perilous trembling and hesitating (Zarathustra)
  • The Landtakers was the first novel of a projected but unfinished trilogy continued by Inheritors. In an early typescript version the novel was titled 'The Fiery School'; the title The Landtakers was suggested by Jacques Kahane, to whom the novel is dedicated, and comes from the Old Norse register of settlements in Iceland (Pat Buckridge, introduction to 1991 Imprint Classics edition).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Det nya landet : historien om en brytningstid
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fahlcrantz ,
      1938 .
      Extent: 591p.

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Films Hollywood Almost Made about Australia Stephen Vagg , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: FilmInk , 14 February 2019;
The Pioneer Legend and Its Legacy : In Memory of John Hirst Richard Waterhouse , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 103 no. 1 2017; (p. 7-25)

'In a famous study, The Australian Legend, first published in 1958, Russel Ward argued that the bush legend was the central foundation story that explained the evolution of Australian character and nationalism. Ward's version of the legend explained how from convict times onwards itinerant bush workers had created and adhered to an ethos that encompassed mateship, anti-authoritarianism (including hostility to Britain and its empire), egalitarianism, and adaptability. Although the bush legend allegedly originated with and was nurtured by a bush proletariat, Ward proposed that this regional ethos became a national creed at the turn of the 20th century, transmitted from rural to urban Australia through conduits that included the trade union movement, periodicals like The Bulletin, and the work of writers like Lawson and Paterson. (Publication abstract)

The Harp in the South : Reading Ireland in Australia Patrick Buckridge , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V 2011; (p. 440-461)

'The Australian branch of the modern Irish diaspora has several apparently distinctive features, when compared with the British, American and Canadian branches. As explained by the historian Oliver MacDonagh, these include, firstly, its large size in relation to the total population – over 30% in the eastern mainland states, and sustained at that level down to the First World War and beyond; secondly, its unusually uniform distribution around the country, geographically, socially and even occupationally, with relatively strong Irish presences in all states, and in all classes and occupations (except the higher financial professions), but notably the law, politics, journalism and teaching; and thirdly their unique position within the diaspora,as a founding people, arriving at the beginning of European settlement (mainly as convicts and soldiers), and thereby staking a claim, and an interest, in the shape and destiny of the nation as a whole.' (Author's introduction)

Constructing the Metropolitan Homeland : The Literatures of the White Settler Societies of New Zealand and Australia Janet Wilson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas 2009; (p. 125-145)
The Mayne Scandal and the Penton Novels Patrick Buckridge , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 41 1998; (p. 5-6)
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 August vol. 6 no. 8 1934; (p. 153-154)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton , 1934 single work novel ; Cobbers : A Personal Record of a Journey from Essex, in England, to Australia, Tasmania and Some of the Reefs and Islands in the Coral Sea, Made in the Years 1930, 1931 and 1932 Thomas Wood , 1934 single work autobiography ; Eight Plays by Australians 1934 anthology drama ; Upsurge : A Novel J. M. Harcourt , 1934 single work novel ; The Silver Dog Alison McDougall , 1934 single work novel ; The Yellow Joss : And Other Tales Ion L. Idriess , 1934 selected work short story ; Ambition : An Autobiographical Novel Eric Muspratt , 1934 single work novel
Twelve Australian Books That Should Be in Every Australian Home Mary Gilmore , George Mackaness , Frederick T. Macartney , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 November vol. 9 no. 11 1937; (p. 172)

— Review of The Singing Gold Dorothy Cottrell , 1927 single work novel ; Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton , 1934 single work novel ; Confessions of a Beachcomber E. J. Banfield , 1908 extract autobiography ; The Sentimental Bloke : The Play C. J. Dennis , 1914 single work poetry ; Songs of a Campaign Leon Gellert , 1917 selected work poetry ; Heart of Spring John Shaw Neilson , 1919 selected work poetry ; Satyrs and Sunlight : Being the Collected Poetry of Hugh McCrae Hugh McCrae , 1928 selected work poetry ; His Natural Life Marcus Clarke , 1870-1872 single work novel ; The Pearl and the Octopus, and Other Exercises in Prose and Verse Alfred George Stephens , 1911 selected work short story poetry ; Such Is Life : Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of Tom Collins Tom Collins , 1897 single work novel ; Flynn of the Inland Ion L. Idriess , 1932 single work biography ; The Fortunes of Richard Mahony Henry Handel Richardson , 1917 single work novel ; Man-Shy Frank Dalby Davison , 1934 extract novel ; We of the Never-Never Mrs Aeneas Gunn , 1908 single work novel ; Speaking Personally Walter Murdoch , 1930 selected work essay ; Best Australian One-Act Plays 1937 anthology drama ; The Wide Brown Land : A New Anthology of Australian Verse 1934 anthology poetry ; The Magic Pudding Second Slice : Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff Norman Lindsay , 1971 extract children's fiction ; Separate Lives Vance Palmer , 1931 selected work short story ; Modern Australian Literature, 1900-1923 Nettie Palmer , 1924 single work criticism
A Nation in the Making 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 26 July 1934; (p. 20)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton , 1934 single work novel
Books Received 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Central Queensland Herald , 5 July 1934; (p. 12)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton , 1934 single work novel
New Australian Novelists 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 July 1934; (p. 20)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton , 1934 single work novel
From the Bush : A new Land 1942 single work biography
— Appears in: Salt , 25 May vol. 3 no. 8 1942; (p. 9-11)
Can You Better This Book List? 1945 single work column
— Appears in: Book News , August no. [1] 1945; (p. 3)
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 September vol. 6 no. 9 1934; (p. 182-183)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Doris Hayball , 1934 single work column review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 October vol. 6 no. 10 1934; (p. 204)
The Mayne Scandal and the Penton Novels Patrick Buckridge , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 41 1998; (p. 5-6)
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