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Issue Details: First known date: 1958... 1958 Devil's Hill
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form y separately published work icon Devil's Hill David Phillips , ( dir. Esben Storm ) Tasmania : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Australian Children's Television Foundation , 1988 Z991821 1988 single work film/TV children's Some children on a Tasmanian farm explore the bush in a hunt for a missing cow, finding not only the cow and its new calf but also some Tasmanian devils.

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Alternative title: Die Höhle im Taufelsberg : Abenteuerliche Erlebnisse der Lorennie-Kinder im Tasmanischen Busch
Language: German

Works about this Work

Relationships to the Bush in Nan Chauncy’s Early Novels for Children Susan Sheridan , Emma Maguire , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'In the 1950s, bush settings were strong favourites for children’s novels, which often took the form of a generic mix of adventure story and bildungsroman, novel of individual development. In using bush settings to take up the environmental concerns of the period, the early novels of Wrightson and Chauncy added a new dimension to traditional settler images of rural life as central to Australian national identity. The bush is loved for its beauty and revered as a source of knowledge and character building, rather than being represented as an antagonist which must be overcome or domesticated. In this respect, Chauncy in particular anticipates later ecological concerns in writing for children.' (Publication abstract)
At Home in Australia : The Changing Scene Continued... H. M. Saxby , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 8-13)
The author examines how the themes, genre and settings have changed in Australian children's literature throughout the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century by examining works written in this period.
'When the Voices of Children are Heard on the Green' : The Innocent Child in Literature Margot Hillel , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Matters : Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference 2001;
The Outback : In Praise of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 53-70)
Untitled Berenice Eastman , 1988 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 32 no. 4 1988; (p. 3)
At Home in Australia : The Changing Scene Continued... H. M. Saxby , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 8-13)
The author examines how the themes, genre and settings have changed in Australian children's literature throughout the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century by examining works written in this period.
The Outback : In Praise of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 53-70)
Untitled Berenice Eastman , 1988 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 32 no. 4 1988; (p. 3)
'When the Voices of Children are Heard on the Green' : The Innocent Child in Literature Margot Hillel , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Matters : Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference 2001;
Relationships to the Bush in Nan Chauncy’s Early Novels for Children Susan Sheridan , Emma Maguire , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'In the 1950s, bush settings were strong favourites for children’s novels, which often took the form of a generic mix of adventure story and bildungsroman, novel of individual development. In using bush settings to take up the environmental concerns of the period, the early novels of Wrightson and Chauncy added a new dimension to traditional settler images of rural life as central to Australian national identity. The bush is loved for its beauty and revered as a source of knowledge and character building, rather than being represented as an antagonist which must be overcome or domesticated. In this respect, Chauncy in particular anticipates later ecological concerns in writing for children.' (Publication abstract)
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