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Issue Details: First known date: 1880... 1880 Roughing It in Van Diemen's Land etc.
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The adventures of an English surgeon, who had emigrated with his family to Tasmania. Various aspects of early colonial life are touched upon including bushrangers and aborigines. The 'Black War' in Tasmania is dealt with in Chapter XVIII, and Buckley, the wild white man of Port Phillip, in Chapter XIX. The second part of the book is devoted to 'The Adventures of Harry Delane' - a young Tasmanian in England. (John Alexander Ferguson Bibliography of Australia. Volume VII. (1969):141).

Notes

  • The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature ed. Stella Lees and Pam Macintyre (1993) comments: 'Rowe is often critical of the colonial role of Britain, and gives his characters some ethical predicaments in their treatment of the Aboriginal People' ( p.371).
  • By the author of 'The Boy in the Bush'
  • Users are warned that this work contains terminology that reflects attitudes or language used at the time of publication that are considered inappropriate today.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Strahan , version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Roughing It in Van Diemen's Land, Richard Rowe , 1880--9999 single work children's fiction children's (p. 1-130)
The Adventures of Harry Delane, Richard Rowe , single work children's fiction children's (p. 133-351)
* Contents derived from the London,
c
England,
c
c
United Kingdom (UK),
c
Western Europe, Europe,
:
Strahan , 1880 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Roughing It in Van Diemen's Land, Richard Rowe , 1880--9999 single work children's fiction children's (p. 1-130)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Strahan ,
      1880 .
      Extent: vi,351p.p.
      Written as: Howe, Edward
      Note/s:
      • The author's name appears as 'Edward Howe'on front cover & spine.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      W. Swan Sonnenschein ,
      1884 .
      Extent: vi, 351p.p.
      Written as: Howe, Edward
      Note/s:
      • The author of 'The Boy in the Bush' is cited on that publication as Edward Howe which was a pseudonym used by Richard Rowe. (Libraries Australia record).

Works about this Work

Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
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