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Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 The Valley of the Sky
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Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated To The Memory Of Angus McMillan Pioneer Of Gippsland Sit tibi terra levis (light lie the earth upon thee)
  • E. Morris Miller and Frederick T. Macartney's Australian Literature : a bibliography to 1938 (1956): 396 comments: 'Serialized in the Melbourne Age, and placed first in an Empire division of a world novel competition. The background is based upon Angus McMillan's discovery of Gippsland. The work has been translated into European languages, including a translation into German in 1937.'
  • Lynette Young in The Melody Lingers On (1967): 17-18 notes that 'this novel was the prize-winner of the British Empire entries in an international novel competition. The All Nations Prize Novel Competition was sponsored by publishers in the following countries: America, France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Hungary....The competition was judged by the famous English writer Sir Hugh Walpole.' She reports that there were eleven editions of the novel to 1967. (p.92).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Nicholson and Watson ,
      1937 .
      Extent: 327, [1]p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Author's note: It is a habit of the day to 'glorify' somebody, consequently the 'beauty chorus', 'Miss Australia', football and cricket champions, race-horses and business magnates pass before our eyes in a spectacular procession.

        But I prefer those souls who travel the trackless immensity of the 'Valley of the Sky' - the poets, painters, composers, aye, even the navigators.

        So I would glorify the 'Spirit of Endeavour', rather than the mortal flesh, and who personifies that spirit better than the picturesque pioneer Scot, with his kilts and bagpipes, venturing into the great terra incognita of the South.... (p.7). Tarlton Rayment. Savage Club, Melbourne, Australia.

Alternative title: Das Tal des Himmels : Roman
Language: German

Works about this Work

Australian Prize Novel to Appear in Italian 1937 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 15 April 1937; (p. 7)
A short piece reports that Dr. Booth, the president at the of the Melbourne Australian Literature Society congratulated Mr.Rayment on his novel being translated into Italian.
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] F. G. G. Hynes , 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 September vol. 9 no. 9 1937; (p. 146-147)
Report of the reception on 5 August for Helen Simpson "being on a visit to her native land under contract with the Australian Broadcasting Commission". Also includes report of the meeting of 16 August where J.K. Moir delivered a paper on Lamond and Mrs. Williams wondered whether entries for the Short Story Prize really need "reflect some phase of Australian life and character". Cottman again brought forward his proposal to curtail the length of meetings. "Pleasing announcements" included the London Book Society choosing Mann's work as book of the month and The Valley of the Sky becoming the first Australian novel to be translated into Italian.
Outstanding New Publications and Best Sellers 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 April vol. 9 no. 4 1937; (p. 58)
New Australian Books Frederick T. Macartney , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 April vol. 9 no. 4 1937; (p. 53-55)

— Review of The Valley of the Sky Tarlton Rayment , 1937 single work novel ; The Third String T. Stuart Gurr , 1936 single work novel ; The Prime Minister : A Novel Richard Greenhill , 1937 single work novel
Prize-Winning Novels 1937 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 March vol. 58 no. 2981 1937; (p. 8)

— Review of The Valley of the Sky Tarlton Rayment , 1937 single work novel
New Australian Books Frederick T. Macartney , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 April vol. 9 no. 4 1937; (p. 53-55)

— Review of The Valley of the Sky Tarlton Rayment , 1937 single work novel ; The Third String T. Stuart Gurr , 1936 single work novel ; The Prime Minister : A Novel Richard Greenhill , 1937 single work novel
Prize-Winning Novels 1937 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 March vol. 58 no. 2981 1937; (p. 8)

— Review of The Valley of the Sky Tarlton Rayment , 1937 single work novel
Outstanding New Publications and Best Sellers 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 April vol. 9 no. 4 1937; (p. 58)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] F. G. G. Hynes , 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 September vol. 9 no. 9 1937; (p. 146-147)
Report of the reception on 5 August for Helen Simpson "being on a visit to her native land under contract with the Australian Broadcasting Commission". Also includes report of the meeting of 16 August where J.K. Moir delivered a paper on Lamond and Mrs. Williams wondered whether entries for the Short Story Prize really need "reflect some phase of Australian life and character". Cottman again brought forward his proposal to curtail the length of meetings. "Pleasing announcements" included the London Book Society choosing Mann's work as book of the month and The Valley of the Sky becoming the first Australian novel to be translated into Italian.
Australian Prize Novel to Appear in Italian 1937 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 15 April 1937; (p. 7)
A short piece reports that Dr. Booth, the president at the of the Melbourne Australian Literature Society congratulated Mr.Rayment on his novel being translated into Italian.
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