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Issue Details: First known date: 1951... 1951 Jingaroo
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"Jingaroo is the small Victorian country township which is the scene of young Robin Grant's adventurous first year on his uncle's farm. The Saunders children - the two boys, Rae and Johnny; the warm-hearted Janey with her passion for the wilder kind of romantic fiction; and the irrepressible twins, Tip and Taddy - are inclined at first to resent Robin as a new comer. But he gradually wins them around, and when he finally takes an important part in outwitting an unpleasant neighbour and thus saving the farm (which the family were in danger of losing), he is at last accepted as one of the family." (Publication summary)


  • 'This story was originally written in 1932, as a serial entitled The Red School and published in "The Young Folks' Page" of The Australasian in 1936. Many years later, with names of characters changed, this story was developed into the full-length book, Jingaroo, which was published in 1950. In 1951 it became the radio serial Jingaroo and was played on 3DB later that year, with a re-run in 1953.' (Source : Mavis Thorpe Clark website)

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