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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 The Watch on the Headland
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Described as 'a dramatic incident from the earliest white history of New South Wales.' (See Riverine Herald below.)

Notes

  • Contemporary newspapers reported that the play 'was placed second by the judges in the recent A.B.C. play competition.' (See 'Broadcast Features from ABC Stations', Riverine Herald, 15 November 1940, p.1.), after George Farwell's Portrait of a Gentleman' and ahead of George Landen Dann's Funerals for Field-mice~.

Production Details

  • First broadcast on ABC radio on 7 July 1940, as number eight in the series of ABC Competition Plays.

    Re-broadcast on 15 November 1940, after listeners voted it second in the competition.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Australia,
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      Australian Broadcasting Commission ,
      1940 .
      Series: form y separately published work icon ABC Competition Plays Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1940 8879521 1940 series - publisher radio play

      The umbrella term under which all plays that took part in the ABC Play Competition for 1940 were broadcast. Plays were clearly marked as part of this series, and were numbered for broadcast, enabling listeners to vote on them. All radio plays submitted to the ABC between 1 January and 30 April 1940 were eligible, and listeners awarded marks to each play after they were produced and broadcast. The top three plays were eligible for cash bonuses, but the ABC paid the usual commission rates for all plays that it produced as part of the series. Seventeen plays were produced, although some sources suggest as many as 333 additional plays were received.

      Source:

      'A.B.C. Play Competition', Courier-Mail, 5 February 1940, p.14.

      Number in series: 8

Works about this Work

The Living Drama F. W. W. Rhodes , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 233-235)

— Review of Mother and Son : A Play, in Three Acts Louis Esson , 1923 single work drama ; Portrait of a Gentleman : Thomas Griffiths Wainewright 1794-1847 George Farwell , 1940 single work radio play ; The Watch on the Headland M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1940 single work radio play ; Spoiled Darlings Edmund Barclay , 1940 single work radio play ; The Remittance Man Richard Lane , 1939 single work radio play ; Great Inheritance Gwen Meredith , 1945 single work drama radio play ; The Path of the Eagle Catherine Duncan , 1946 single work drama radio play ; The Bride of Gospel Place : A Play, in Four Acts (Affectionately Inscribed to William Moore) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross : A Chronicle Play in Four Acts (to Katharine Susannah Prichard) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross and Other Plays Louis Esson , 1946 selected work drama ; Conglomerate Alexander Turner , 1938 single work radio play ; Santa Claus of Christmas Creek Ernestine Hill , 1946 single work drama radio play
The Living Drama F. W. W. Rhodes , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 7 no. 4 1946; (p. 233-235)

— Review of Mother and Son : A Play, in Three Acts Louis Esson , 1923 single work drama ; Portrait of a Gentleman : Thomas Griffiths Wainewright 1794-1847 George Farwell , 1940 single work radio play ; The Watch on the Headland M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1940 single work radio play ; Spoiled Darlings Edmund Barclay , 1940 single work radio play ; The Remittance Man Richard Lane , 1939 single work radio play ; Great Inheritance Gwen Meredith , 1945 single work drama radio play ; The Path of the Eagle Catherine Duncan , 1946 single work drama radio play ; The Bride of Gospel Place : A Play, in Four Acts (Affectionately Inscribed to William Moore) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross : A Chronicle Play in Four Acts (to Katharine Susannah Prichard) Louis Esson , 1946 single work drama ; The Southern Cross and Other Plays Louis Esson , 1946 selected work drama ; Conglomerate Alexander Turner , 1938 single work radio play ; Santa Claus of Christmas Creek Ernestine Hill , 1946 single work drama radio play
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Subjects:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1790
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