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Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 The Historical Basis of For the Term of His Natural Life
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Robson examines Clarke's use of recorded history and the extent to which these records were adapted for the purposes of the narrative. While some items were exaggerated for effect, others are almost exact transcriptions of original records. Robson concludes that His Natural Life is far from the truth in terms of the incidents surrounding Rufus Dawes, but he acknowledges that Clarke's use of recorded history produced "a more effective human document than it otherwise might have been.

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    y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 1 no. 2 December 1963 Z893627 1963 periodical issue 1963 pg. 104-121
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    y separately published work icon The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 8
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