Alternative title: Georgiana Molloy : Portrait with Background
Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy
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"...there is much in her book of value to the student of Western Australian history in the years of colonisation...Although she has frequently been able to reconstruct situations with considerable skill on a firm foundation of fact, Mrs Hasluck has also occasionally veered off into the technique of historical novelist." (F K Crowley. Westerly No. 2, 1956. pp54-5.)

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  • Also published in sound recording format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1990 .
      Extent: 296p.
      ISBN: 0949206628 (pbk.)
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2002 .
      Extent: 352p.
      Edition info: New edition
      Description: maps, bibl.
      Note/s:
      • With title: Georgiana Molloy : Portrait with Background
      ISBN: 1863683674 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Paper Talk' : Testimony and Forgetting in South West Western Australia Jessica White , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 1 2017;

'In 2001 I travelled to south-west Western Australia to research my first novel, the springboard for which was nineteenth-century botanist Georgiana Molloy who had emigrated from England to Augusta with her husband John Molloy in 1829. My friend and I pulled up at Wonnerup House, the homestead of the Laymans, who had lived with the Molloys at Augusta before moving to Wonnerup. We wandered through cold, square rooms, then out into the sunshine. This was the place, a small placard read, where George Layman was speared by Gayware, a Wardandi Nyungar. Our reconnaissance complete, we sat on the grass before the house, unpacked some baguettes and smeared them with cheese. We were impervious to the violence that once arose from those smooth, glossy lawns.' (Introduction)

Pain and Passion in Lure of the Land Diane Carlyle , Nick Walker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 April 2002; (p. 32)

— Review of Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy Alexandra Hasluck 1955 single work biography ; The Bibliography of Australian Literature : A-E 2001 single work bibliography
Alexandra Hasluck Historian Marian Quartly , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Paul Hasluck in Australian History : Civic Personality and Public Life 1998; (p. 77-86)
In Brief Rachel Bramley , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 2 no. 1 1990; (p. 32)

— Review of Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy Alexandra Hasluck 1955 single work biography
Untitled Kendrick Smithyman , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , August vol. 11 no. 1 1976; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy Alexandra Hasluck 1955 single work biography ; A Colonial City : High and Low Life : Selected Journalism of Marcus Clarke 1972 selected work prose criticism
In Brief Rachel Bramley , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 2 no. 1 1990; (p. 32)

— Review of Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy Alexandra Hasluck 1955 single work biography
Untitled Kendrick Smithyman , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , August vol. 11 no. 1 1976; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy Alexandra Hasluck 1955 single work biography ; A Colonial City : High and Low Life : Selected Journalism of Marcus Clarke 1972 selected work prose criticism
Pain and Passion in Lure of the Land Diane Carlyle , Nick Walker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 April 2002; (p. 32)

— Review of Portrait with Background : A Life of Georgiana Molloy Alexandra Hasluck 1955 single work biography ; The Bibliography of Australian Literature : A-E 2001 single work bibliography
Alexandra Hasluck Historian Marian Quartly , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Paul Hasluck in Australian History : Civic Personality and Public Life 1998; (p. 77-86)
Paper Talk' : Testimony and Forgetting in South West Western Australia Jessica White , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 1 2017;

'In 2001 I travelled to south-west Western Australia to research my first novel, the springboard for which was nineteenth-century botanist Georgiana Molloy who had emigrated from England to Augusta with her husband John Molloy in 1829. My friend and I pulled up at Wonnerup House, the homestead of the Laymans, who had lived with the Molloys at Augusta before moving to Wonnerup. We wandered through cold, square rooms, then out into the sunshine. This was the place, a small placard read, where George Layman was speared by Gayware, a Wardandi Nyungar. Our reconnaissance complete, we sat on the grass before the house, unpacked some baguettes and smeared them with cheese. We were impervious to the violence that once arose from those smooth, glossy lawns.' (Introduction)

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