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Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 The Gang on Wheels
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Continues the story of the 'Gang' from Blue Brander. 'The story opens with typical school minutiae, a fight between Johnson and Kidman, a newly appointed prefect. There is some antagonism between the pair as much of the school feels that Johnson, the popular sportsman, should have been made a prefect instead of Kidman. The adventure part starts when Hyde finds a roll of forged florins and with the school having to close due to the Influenza epidemic, the Gang decide to investigate. The inclusion of this real life incident is distinctive; Thompson would have been not many years out of school when the epidemic occurred. The Gang travel to the [Wingecarribee] Swamp in Brander's ramshackle car as Hyde thinks this would be the perfect location for a counterfeiting forge to be hidden. At the same time Kidman and his family are embarking on a holiday to the same area and the two groups meet when they are involved in an accident'. Source: Bonza Schooldays.

Notes

  • A sequel to Blue Brander.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock ,
      1930 .
      Extent: 269p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)

Works about this Work

Books for the Growing Boy L. G. , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Home , 2 March vol. 12 no. 3 1931; (p. 58)

— Review of Blue Brander : A Story of Adventure and Australian School Life D. Lindsay Thompson , 1927 single work children's fiction ; The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 December 1930; (p. 4)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Australian Stories of Youth 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 December 1930; (p. 6)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Ballarat Courier , 6 December 1930; (p. 6)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Rousing Tale of Boyhood 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Guardian , 28 December 1930; (p. 5)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Rousing Tale of Boyhood 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Guardian , 28 December 1930; (p. 5)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Ballarat Courier , 6 December 1930; (p. 6)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Australian Stories of Youth 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 December 1930; (p. 6)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 December 1930; (p. 4)

— Review of The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Books for the Growing Boy L. G. , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Home , 2 March vol. 12 no. 3 1931; (p. 58)

— Review of Blue Brander : A Story of Adventure and Australian School Life D. Lindsay Thompson , 1927 single work children's fiction ; The Gang on Wheels D. Lindsay Thompson , 1930 single work children's fiction
Last amended 28 Apr 2011 10:27:23
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