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'Barbara Hanrahan was both a writer and a visual artist, and this magical first novel is an autobiographical evocation of her childhood. A delicious blend of fantasy and realism, it is a powerful, lyrical story of a child's rites of passage through a world where the family home, its garden, and the three women who preside over it, area vital and compelling participants in the shaping of a child's rituals of discovery and awareness.' (UQP)

Notes

  • Some further newspaper reviews, without page numbers, are listed in the bibliography in Woman and Herself, by Annette Stewart.
  • Selected by the Big Book Club as joint featured book for December 2005.

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Braille edition and sound recording also available.

Works about this Work

'A Painted Queen Jumped Free' : Body and Spirit in the Fiction of Barbara Hanrahan Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 15-37)
The article discusses the sacred and the erotic in Hanrahan's work, and the conjoining of both.
Descriptive Step Back to Old Adelaide Rob Greenwood , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 December 2005; (p. 25)
Towards a Poetics of the 'Unhomed': The House in Katherine Mansfield's 'Prelude' and Barbara Hanrahan's The Scent of Eucalyptus Elisenda Masgrau-Peya , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 60-66)
Masgrau-Peya examines 'the representation of home and the domestic myth in Mansfield's 'Prelude' and in Hanrahan 's The Scent of the Eucalyptus, concentrating on their simultaneous presentation of the fiction of domestic bliss and the repudiation of the ideological tenets that inform it.' Masgrau-Peya argues that being 'unhoused' for most of their adult lives, Mansfield and Hanrahan eschewed the 'comforts of either home or conventional family'. Their writing, even when recognising the 'warmth and security' of family and the 'comforts of home' also acknowledges 'the politics of repression, exclusion and exploitation that make them possible.'
The 'Good Oil': Eucalypts and Murray Bail's Eucalyptus Lyn Jacobs , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 40-44)
y separately published work icon Barbara Hanrahan's Scent of Eucalyptus Walk in Thebarton Glen Ralph , Lockleys : Wilmar Library , 2000 Z862961 2000 single work criticism
Untitled Connie Mercer , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 16)

— Review of The Scent of Eucalyptus Barbara Hanrahan , 1973 single work novel
A Mixed Offering Veronica Sen , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December, 1985; (p. 8)

— Review of The Little Company Eleanor Dark , 1945 single work novel ; The Scent of Eucalyptus Barbara Hanrahan , 1973 single work novel ; The Days and Dreams of Arcady Geoffrey C. Bingham , 1985 selected work prose short story
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 July 1993; (p. 26)

— Review of Tooth and Claw Gabrielle Lord , 1983 single work novel ; The World is Round Louise Mack , 1896 single work novel ; The Scent of Eucalyptus Barbara Hanrahan , 1973 single work novel
Too Many Echoes Katharine England , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 1984; (p. 35)

— Review of Kewpie Doll Barbara Hanrahan , 1984 single work novel ; The Scent of Eucalyptus Barbara Hanrahan , 1973 single work novel
Untitled Thomas Shapcott , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 98)

— Review of The Scent of Eucalyptus Barbara Hanrahan , 1973 single work novel ; The Albatross Muff Barbara Hanrahan , 1977 single work novel
Towards a Poetics of the 'Unhomed': The House in Katherine Mansfield's 'Prelude' and Barbara Hanrahan's The Scent of Eucalyptus Elisenda Masgrau-Peya , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 60-66)
Masgrau-Peya examines 'the representation of home and the domestic myth in Mansfield's 'Prelude' and in Hanrahan 's The Scent of the Eucalyptus, concentrating on their simultaneous presentation of the fiction of domestic bliss and the repudiation of the ideological tenets that inform it.' Masgrau-Peya argues that being 'unhoused' for most of their adult lives, Mansfield and Hanrahan eschewed the 'comforts of either home or conventional family'. Their writing, even when recognising the 'warmth and security' of family and the 'comforts of home' also acknowledges 'the politics of repression, exclusion and exploitation that make them possible.'
Descriptive Step Back to Old Adelaide Rob Greenwood , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 December 2005; (p. 25)
'A Painted Queen Jumped Free' : Body and Spirit in the Fiction of Barbara Hanrahan Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 15-37)
The article discusses the sacred and the erotic in Hanrahan's work, and the conjoining of both.
Parallel Lives : Barbara Hanrahan, Barbara Harvey Zerbini David Dolan , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 4 no. 1 1994; (p. 22-30)
Earthworm Small Barbara Hanrahan , 1989 single work biography
— Appears in: Inner Cities : Australian Women's Memory of Place 1989; (p. 143-152)
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