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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 In Search of Bony
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'This film tells the story of Australia's most neglected bestselling author, Arthur Upfield. Shot on location in the Australian Outback, London and Paris and using rare archival footage, the documentary explores how Upfield came to create the unique and highly controversial fictional hero, Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte. Why is Upfield unread in his own country today while continuing to enjoy huge popularity overseas? With Aaron Pedersen in the role of Bony, contributions from Tom Kenneally, Gary Foley, Lydia Miller, David Gulpilil, crime writer Shane Maloney and Arthur Upfield's grandson and stepson and narrated by William McInnes.' (SBS Television)


  • Commissioned by SBS Independent and premiered on SBS Television on 25 January 2007.

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