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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Simpson and the Donkey : The Making of a Legend
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'The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story.

'Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history.This is what happened to the man with the donkey and is the subject of this book, Simpson's 'afterlife', the legend. ' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 1992 .
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      Extent: xi, 296p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-289) and index
      ISBN: 0522845029
    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2014 .
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      Extent: xix, 296p.
      Edition info: Anniversary edition
      Description: illustrations, portraits, facsimilies
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 January 2014
      ISBN: 9780522866032

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

In Search of the Real John Simpson Steve Meacham , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2015; (p. 28) The Sunday-Age , 17 May 2015; (p. 28)
Selective Truths Peter Cochrane , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 January 2014; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Simpson and the Donkey : The Making of a Legend Peter Cochrane , 1992 single work biography
What is History? A Reply to Tom Curran Peter Cochrane , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 40 no. 12 1996; (p. 59-60)
The Deconstruction of Simpson, the Man with the Donkey Tom Curran , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 40 no. 11 1996; (p. 22-24)
Curran refutes Cochrane's premise in Simpson and the Donkey (Melbourne University Press, 1992) that the Simpson myth was fabricated.
Selective Truths Peter Cochrane , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 January 2014; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Simpson and the Donkey : The Making of a Legend Peter Cochrane , 1992 single work biography
The Deconstruction of Simpson, the Man with the Donkey Tom Curran , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 40 no. 11 1996; (p. 22-24)
Curran refutes Cochrane's premise in Simpson and the Donkey (Melbourne University Press, 1992) that the Simpson myth was fabricated.
What is History? A Reply to Tom Curran Peter Cochrane , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 40 no. 12 1996; (p. 59-60)
In Search of the Real John Simpson Steve Meacham , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2015; (p. 28) The Sunday-Age , 17 May 2015; (p. 28)
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