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Is part of Boomeroo Trilogy 1985-1986 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Jack Rivers and Me
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Notes

  • Epigraph: A fair and slight and childish form, / With big brown dreamy eyes - / God help him! for a life of storm / And strife before him lies : / A wanderer and a gipsy wild, / I've learnt the world and know, / For I was such another child - / Ah, many years ago! - Henry Lawson, 'To Jim'
  • Author's note: Since Jack Rivers is the only character in this book who has ever had a chance of surviving I want to assure those people who think (or imagine) they knew him that, yes, he is still around in many guises under many names, as busy as a drop of magnified water... alive and well and living in a transmuted blisss. But then Jack was always so impatient.
  • Book 1 of the Boomeroo Trilogy.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1981 .
      Extent: 179p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Uncle Norm who first told me about a town bench called the Death Seat and for Uncle Jack and the little girl to whom he is 'My Jack' Claire Maree Radley from the Apprentice-Angel, Paul
      • 2nd Impression August 1981.
      ISBN: 0868613223
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fontana , 1982 .
      Extent: 179p.
      Reprinted: 1983
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Uncle Norm who first told me about a town bench called the Death Seat and for Uncle Jack and the little girl to whom he is 'My Jack' Claire Maree Radley from the Apprentice-Angel, Paul
      ISBN: 0006160212
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Ticknor and Fields ,
      1986 .
      Extent: 193p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Kenny Betts of Findlay, Ohio, a GI who came Down Under with thousands of others when we needed them most.
      ISBN: 089919429X (hard), 0899194338 (pbk.)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
Aussie Words : Bodgie Fred Ludowyk , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , November vol. 9 no. 2 2002; (p. 8)
Jack Radley Takes His Turn to Speak on Vogel Scandal Louise Carbines , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 May 1996; (p. A3)
They Said I Was Too Old : Vogel Hoaxer Explains Susan Wyndham , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 1996; (p. 1)
Author has Returned Book Award Robert Hefner , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 1996; (p. 20)
A Zany Mix of Times and Styles Geoffrey Dutton , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 September vol. 101 no. 5280 1981; (p. 72)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
One of the Family Carol Treloar , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 1981; (p. 25)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
The Bush as Being Richard Harris , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 85 1981; (p. 78-80)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
The Whole Loaf Jill Neville , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 25 no. 9 1981; (p. 77-78)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel
[Review] Jack Rivers and Me Barry Oakley , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 August 1981; (p. 44)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
Award-Winning Novelist Admits He has Never Written a Book Robert Hefner , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 1996; (p. 3)
Vogel Winner Claims He Never Wrote a Word Amanda Meade , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 March 1996; (p. 3)
A Sorry Tale Amanda Meade , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 March 1996; (p. 9)
Hoaxer 'too Sick' to Work 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 March 1996; (p. 5)
Last amended 29 Apr 2008 14:33:22
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • New South Wales,
  • Country towns,
Settings:
  • 1950s
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