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form Hester Siding single work   radio play  
Is part of Radio Drama Week [1937] 1937 series - publisher radio play
Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 Hester Siding
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Alexander Turner provides a glimpse into the lives of a married English couple who go on the land after arriving in the country.


  • Hester Siding was one of seven plays selected by the Australian Broadcasting Commission for its 1937 Australian 'Radio Drama Week.'
  • The 1937 Sydney and Perth productions, although broadcast on the same day, were independently produced and performed.
  • In its preview of the forthcoming week of radio drama the Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate notes that the Australian Broadcasting Commission regarded Hester Siding as 'one of the most moving and beautiful little dramas of simple ordinary people' ('Australian Radio Drama Week,' p. 10).
  • Hester is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia, and situated some 260 kilometres south of Perth. It was gazetted a townsite in 1899, and was originally a siding on the Donnybrook to Bridgetown railway, opened in 1898.

Production Details

  • The 1937 'Radio Drama Week' production featured George Randall as William Shakespeare,

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 29 Jul 2016 10:49:19
  • Indian Ocean Region,
  • Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Perth, Western Australia,
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