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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 A Riverman's Story
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The author describes his bush boyhood and early manhood in the Echuca district. He worked as a bargee, labourer and timber-getter along the Murray River during the Depression, and relates the poverty, ingenuity and eccentricity of migrant tomato pickers and many other rural 'battlers'.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Ratbag Hero Sonia Borg , ( dir. Oscar Whitbread ) Australia : Portman Productions Ratbag Hero Productions Seven Network , 1991 7299108 1991 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

'RATBAG HERO takes place around the picturesque towns of the Murray River during the 1930s. Set against the colourful background of loggers and bargees, the mini-series revolves around the Kelsall family and a generation not only coming to grips with their environment but of the ties that bind a family. We experience a young man's coming to terms with his father's expectations and his own destiny.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes

  • Dedication: To my wife, Emily, my family and the men I knew and worked with along the Murray. My thanks also to all those who helped in the preparation of this manuscript.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1986 .
      Extent: vi, 265p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., maps
      Written as: E. M. 'Mick' Kelsall
      Reprinted: 1988
      Note/s:
      • Maps on lining papers.
      ISBN: 0850912474

Works about this Work

Paperbacks Penelope Nelson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 December 1988; (p. 6)

— Review of A Riverman's Story E. M. Kelsall , 1986 single work autobiography
Paperbacks Penelope Nelson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 December 1988; (p. 6)

— Review of A Riverman's Story E. M. Kelsall , 1986 single work autobiography
Last amended 29 Mar 2011 11:29:23
Subjects:
  • Echuca area, Goulburn - Campaspe area, Northern Victoria, Victoria,
  • Deniliquin - Boundary Bend - Moama area, Far South West NSW, New South Wales,
  • Murray River,
  • 1910s
  • 1930s
  • 1920s
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