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Chut, an orphan Joey, is raised by Tom Henton and his wife and Tom teaches him to box. Drought strikes and in desperate need of money Tom is forced to sell Chut to a circus owner whose cruelty results in tragedy. After killing his trainer in a boxing match, Chut returns to the wild and starts a family.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Orphan of the Wilderness Wild Innocence; Chut Edmond Seward , ( dir. Ken G. Hall ) Australia : Cinesound Productions , 1936 Z1615423 1936 single work film/TV Based on a story by Dorothy Cotterell, Orphan of the Wilderness deals with the issue of animal cruelty. Chut, a joey orphaned by hunters, wanders through the bush until he comes across the homestead of Tom Henton. Tom raises Chut in a loving atmosphere and, among other things, teaches him to box. When drought strikes the district, Henton finds himself in desperate need of money and is forced to sell Chut to a sadistic circus owner, Shorty McGee. Tom's girlfriend, Margot, is a performer in the circus and promises to keep an eye on Chut. The kangaroo's prowess as a boxer helps make the circus famous, but only later does Margot find out that McGee has been whipping the kangaroo into obedience. One day, Chut fights back against his new owner and severely injures him. After escaping to the bush, the kangaroo is pursued by hunters and their dogs. Tom and his station hand manage to rescue Chut, despite a brawl with the hunters, and they all make their way back to the homestead where Chut is once again safe.

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Lithographs by Howard Simon.

Works about this Work

Untitled 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 29 August 1936; (p. 20)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
An Australian Story 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 22 August vol. 141 no. 4572 1936; (p. 5)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 August vol. 57 no. 2949 1936; (p. 4)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
Books Received 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Central Queensland Herald , 6 August 1936; (p. 13)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
Let's Talk About Books : Told in a Few Words Franziska , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 25 August 1936; (p. 24)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
New Australian Books Frederick T. Macartney , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 September vol. 8 no. 9 1936; (p. 140-141, 145)

— Review of The Duke Is Served : A Novel Philip Lindsay , 1936 single work novel ; The Wanderings of Wenamen 1115-1114 BC Jack Lindsay , 1936 single work novel ; Dirk Spaanders : His Narrative Ernest Wells , 1936 single work novel ; Leave Us the Glory Frederick Howard , 1936 single work novel ; Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction ; Australia Through the Windscreen 'William Hatfield' , 1936 single work autobiography ; Roaming Round the Darling Frank Clune , 1936 single work prose
Let's Talk About Books : Told in a Few Words Franziska , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 25 August 1936; (p. 24)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
Books Received 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Central Queensland Herald , 6 August 1936; (p. 13)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 August vol. 57 no. 2949 1936; (p. 4)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
An Australian Story 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 22 August vol. 141 no. 4572 1936; (p. 5)

— Review of Wilderness Orphan : The Life and Adventures of Chut the Kangaroo Dorothy Cottrell , 1936 single work children's fiction
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