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Serialised by: Ladies' Home Journal (USA) periodical (3 issues)
      1927 .
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      • Published in serialised format in Ladies Home Journal (USA) in 1927. Publication details unknown.

Works about this Work

'So Many Sparks of Fire' : Dorothy Cottrell, Modernism and Mobility Jessica White , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 23 no. 2 2016; (p. 164-177)
'The broad brush strokes of Dorothy Cottrell's paintings in the National Library of Australia mark her as a modernist artist, although not one who painted the burgeoning Sydney Harbour Bridge or bright still-life paintings of Australian flora. Rather, she captured the dun surrounds of Ularunda Station, the remote Queensland property to which she moved in 1920 after attending art school in Sydney. At Ularunda, Cottrell eloped with the bookkeeper to Dunk Island, where they stayed with nature writer E.J. Banfield, then relocated to Sydney. In 1924 they returned to Ularunda and Cottrell swapped her paintbrush for a pen, writing The Singing Gold. After advice from Mary Gilmore, whom her mother accosted in a pub, Cottrell send it to the Ladies Home Journal in America. It was snapped up immediately, optioned for a film and found a publisher in England, who described it as ‘a great Australian book, and a world book’. Gilmore added, ‘As an advertisement for Australia, it will go far — the Ladies Home Journal is read all over the world’. Cottrell herself also went far, emigrating to America, where she wrote The Silent Reefs, set in the Caribbean. Cottrell's creative, intellectual and physical peregrinations — all undertaken in a wheelchair after she contracted polio at age five — show how the local references the international, and vice versa. Through an analysis of the life and writing of this now little-known Queensland author, this essay reflects the regional and transnational elements of modernism as outlined in Neal Alexander and James Moran's Regional Modernisms, illuminating how a crack-shot with a rifle once took Queensland to the world.' (Publication abstract)
Tropical Flowers : Romancing North Queensland in Early Female Fiction and Poetry Cheryl M. Taylor , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 135-160)
Cheryl Taylor discusses seven female writers who were inspired by and wrote about North Queensland. She concludes, in part, that 'the flower authors see tropical Queensland as a place of liberation for women.... where young female characters assert an identity freed from parental or marital restrictions'.
Different Leaves from Dunk Island : The Banfields, Dorothy Cottrell and 'The Singing Gold' Barbara Ross , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: LiNQ , May vol. 24 no. 1 1997; (p. 56-70)
Drawn by `Dossie' Barbara Ross , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Voices , Summer (1991-1992) vol. 1 no. 4 1991; (p. 21-30)
Untitled Frederick T. Macartney , 1956 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 November vol. 77 no. 4006 1956; (p. 2)
Australian Author Writes Fine Story S. M. MacFarlane , 1929 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 March vol. 1 no. 4 1929; (p. 111)

— Review of The Singing Gold Dorothy Cottrell , 1927 single work novel
From My Inglenook Charles Barrett , 1929 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 July vol. 1 no. 8 1929; (p. 258)

— Review of The Singing Gold Dorothy Cottrell , 1927 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
Untitled 1928 single work review biography
— Appears in: The Daily Mail , 10 November 1928; (p. 18)

— Review of The Singing Gold Dorothy Cottrell , 1927 single work novel
The Singing Gold 1929 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 14 March 1929; (p. 208)

— Review of The Singing Gold Dorothy Cottrell , 1927 single work novel
Books For Your Christmas Gifts : Novels, Biographies, Travel Books and General Literature For All Tastes 1929 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 5 December vol. 1 no. 13 1929; (p. 412)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] 1930 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 17 October vol. 2 no. 10 1930; (p. 250)
Brief report of the September meeting of the Society. Lavater reviewed The Wild Swan and Knocking Round, Hayball reviewed The Book of Beauty and McKellar The Singing Gold. Leckie's motion to appoint a sub-committee to 'establish a standard' for Australian literature was sent to committee.
Birds and Man - Also Woman Alec H. Chisholm , 1929 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 8 October vol. 5 no. 46 1929; (p. 12, 54)
Chisholm discusses the interactions between birds and humans. While birds can learn to approach people for food, he also explains how the white-eared honeyeater has learned to obtain human hair for their nests. In other examples he relates anecdotes where birds, and in one case a hare, have approached humans, apparently seeking protection from predators.
Tropical Flowers : Romancing North Queensland in Early Female Fiction and Poetry Cheryl M. Taylor , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 135-160)
Cheryl Taylor discusses seven female writers who were inspired by and wrote about North Queensland. She concludes, in part, that 'the flower authors see tropical Queensland as a place of liberation for women.... where young female characters assert an identity freed from parental or marital restrictions'.
The Singing Gold Rosalie Blanche , 1956 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 November vol. 77 no. 4006 1956; (p. 2)
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