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Issue Details: First known date: 1905... 1905 Stingaree
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form y Stingaree James W. Horne , ( dir. James W. Horne ) United States of America (USA) : Kalem Company , 1915-1916 7853765 1915 series - publisher film/TV

A film serial, Stingaree ran to twelve episodes, each released independently at weekly intervals.

Each episode is individually indexed on AustLit.

Overall, the story followed wealthy Englishman Irving Randolph, whose greedy brother grasped the opportunity to denounce him when he accidentally killed a man in a shooting competition. Randolph flees to Australia, where he becomes the Robin Hood-style bandit 'Stingaree', assisted by his sweetheart Ethel and his partner Howie.

The series was followed by The Further Adventures of Stingaree in 1917.

form y The Further Adventures of Stingaree Joseph F. Poland , ( dir. Paul C. Hurst ) United States of America (USA) : Kalem Company , 1917 7856200 1917 series - publisher film/TV

The sequel to Stingaree, The Further Adventures of Stingaree continued the story of the gentleman bushranger Stingaree, falsely accused of murder in England and now living an outlaw's life in Australia.

The Further Adventures of Stingaree does not seem to have been as popular as its predecessor, and there is no trace (currently) of its having been shown in Australia.

form y Stingaree Becky Gardiner , ( dir. William A. Wellman ) United States of America (USA) : RKO Pictures , 1934 7859937 1934 single work film/TV

'It is a big musical of Australlan early days. Australia is terrorlsed by a debonair, engaging outlaw, "Stingaree" (Richard Dix), who makes raids singlehanded upon the wealthy. Even with the police on his trail, his daring knows no bounds. The drama opens with his capture of Sir Jullan Kent (Conway Tearle) a noted impressario who is on his way to the home of Mr. Clarkson (Henry Stephenson) to listen to the voice of Mrs. Clarkson (Mary Boland) who has grand opera aspirations. "Stingaree" enters the Clarkson home with Kent's credentials and poses as the impressario while prospecting the household for something of value to steal. Himself an amateur musician of much talent, he is impressed by the demure beauty of Hilda Bouverie (Irene Dunne) a dependent in the household. His sympathy goes out to her when he sees her hectored by the flamboyant Mrs. Clarkson, and he is moved to high admiration when he hears her sing, her voice being much superior to that of her aristocratic foster parent. "Stingaree" decides that he will help her to a career, but at this moment the police arrive on his trail and he has to flee. But not alone. He snatches up Hilda and rides away with her on his fine white horse to his lair. At first a resentful victim, Hilda soon becomes reconciled to the bandit, who is all tenderness. In fact, the two fall genuinely In love. As a mark of his devotion "Stingaree" takes Hilda back to the Clarkson home and there at the point of his revolver makes the real Sir Julian Kent and a hundred or so house guests hear her sing and acknowledge her great vocal gifts. This time, as he attempts to escape, he is captured. While he is taken to gaol Hllda is taken to Europe by Kent, who has confirmed "Stingaree's" estimate of her talent. She becomes a great singer, but memories of "Stingaree" lead to dramatic developments.'


'Entertainments', Queensland Times, 20 October 1934, p.7.


  • A dramatised version by Hornung performed in London in 1908.
  • Other formats: Also large print.


* Contents derived from the London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Sydney,: Harrap , 1926 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Voice in the Wilderness, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 1-36)
The Black Hole of Glenranald, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 37-80)
'To the Vile Dust', E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 81-113)
A Bushranger at Bay, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 114-140)
The Taking of Stingaree, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 140-165)
The Honour of the Road, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 166-193)
The Purification of Mulfera, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 194-219)
A Duel in the Desert, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 220-248)
The Villain-Worshipper, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 249-291)
The Moth and the Star, E. W. Hornung , 1905 single work short story (p. 292-324)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Frequently reprinted, particularly in England.
Language: Swedish
    • Stuttgart,
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Engelhorn ,
      1907 .
      Extent: 160p.
      • Übers. von Emmy Becher.
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