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y separately published work icon Norah of Billabong single work   children's fiction   children's  
Is part of Billabong Books Mary Grant Bruce , 1910-1942 series - author children's fiction (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1913... 1913 Norah of Billabong
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'With a night in the city behind them, a pantomime and distributing gifts at the Children’s Hospital, Norah returns to Billabong for the holidays with a school friend after a whole year away at bothersome boarding school.  The family settles back in to their station life, cattle mustering, dealing with a snake bite, a maliciously lit bushfire that destroys their house, rescuing a stolen child and the shenanigans of Jim and Wally.'  (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1913 .
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      Extent: 256, 16p.p.
      Description: [8] leaves of plates : ill.
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1992 .
      Extent: 270p.
      Edition info: rev. ed.
      ISBN: 020717511X (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Books We Read as Kids Make Us Who We are Today Diana Elliott , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 December 2013; (p. 29)
She Rides Astride : Mateship, Morality and the Outback-Colonial Girl Caroline Campbell , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , vol. 18 no. 1 2013; (p. 28-39)

'This article focuses on the representation of girlhood, gender and mateship particular to Australia, and to a lesser extent New Zealand, within the context of an emerging nationalism, social change and political upheaval. In it, I apply an illustrator’s perspective to interrogating the cultural significance of Mary Grant Bruce’s iconic outback heroine, Norah of Billabong Station. By comparatively examining Norah’s sequential representation in the narrative text, and the illustrations produced by John MacFarlane, I argue Bruce and her little-known, and rarely discussed immigrant illustrator combined to create an ideal and national type that was counter to anything that had been created for colonial girl readers before.' (Author's abstract)

The Pioneers : Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 15-34)
'Norah of Billabong' 1913 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 12 November 1913; (p. 26)

— Review of Norah of Billabong Mary Grant Bruce , 1913 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1913 single work review
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 15 October 1913; (p. 226)

— Review of Norah of Billabong Mary Grant Bruce , 1913 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1913 single work review
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 15 October 1913; (p. 226)

— Review of Norah of Billabong Mary Grant Bruce , 1913 single work children's fiction
'Norah of Billabong' 1913 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 12 November 1913; (p. 26)

— Review of Norah of Billabong Mary Grant Bruce , 1913 single work children's fiction
The Pioneers : Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 15-34)
She Rides Astride : Mateship, Morality and the Outback-Colonial Girl Caroline Campbell , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , vol. 18 no. 1 2013; (p. 28-39)

'This article focuses on the representation of girlhood, gender and mateship particular to Australia, and to a lesser extent New Zealand, within the context of an emerging nationalism, social change and political upheaval. In it, I apply an illustrator’s perspective to interrogating the cultural significance of Mary Grant Bruce’s iconic outback heroine, Norah of Billabong Station. By comparatively examining Norah’s sequential representation in the narrative text, and the illustrations produced by John MacFarlane, I argue Bruce and her little-known, and rarely discussed immigrant illustrator combined to create an ideal and national type that was counter to anything that had been created for colonial girl readers before.' (Author's abstract)

Books We Read as Kids Make Us Who We are Today Diana Elliott , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 December 2013; (p. 29)
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