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Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 At Dusk
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Sisters Lily and Amy return home to the farm at dusk to find Amy's husband Jim out. Upset having seen Bert, a man 'whose unwelcome attentions had been tormenting her for four years', Lily dies of fright when the wind blows the door open. Jim returns home to reveal he had been following buggy tracks that lead him to discover Bert's overturned buggy and that Bert too had died at dusk - from p.8-9, Campbell Howard Index (1993).


  • Performance by the National Theatre Movement of Australia Ballarat Branch awarded first place, Camperdown Festival, 1954.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Sydney Drama Society, 23 July 1938. Cast: Gordon Gow, Trixie Gore, Marjorie Gore.

    The play was also produced by the Sydney Players' Club (1939), by the Maryborough Arts Society (5 June, 1954) and at the Napier Street Theatre, South Melbourne, c.1993. It was toured by Phoenix Productions in 1956 (dir. Musgrave Horner).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1934 .
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of New England Dixson Library
      Location: Campbell Howard Collection
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Best Australian One-Act Plays William Moore , T. Inglis Moore , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1937 Z304865 1937 anthology drama Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1937 pg. 351-366
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