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form y separately published work icon Stormy Petrel single work   radio play  
Issue Details: First known date: 1959... 1959 Stormy Petrel
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A sympathetic exploration of Governor William Bligh's time in charge of the infant colony of New South Wales - some two years after the infamous Bounty mutiny. The series focuses on his troubled relationship with the NSW Corp, and especially Captain John Macarthur.

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form y separately published work icon Stormy Petrel : A Serial for Television Rex Rienits , 1960 Z1382220 1960 series - publisher film/TV

A sympathetic exploration of Governor William Bligh's time in charge of the infant colony of New South Wales, some two years after the infamous Bounty mutiny. The series focuses on his troubled relationship with the NSW Corp, and especially Captain John Macarthur.

Notes

  • The individual manuscripts for the ABV Television series, which is based very much on the radio play, is held by the Fryer Library, University of Queensland.
  • Notes in contemporary newspapers indicates that the radio version of Stormy Petrel was first broadcast in early 1949.

    See:

    'Stars of the Air: Dramatises Australia's Past', Muswellbrook Chronicle 31 December 1948, p.3.

    'Stars of the Air: Young Radio Actor', Centralian Advocate, 11 February 1949, p.5.

    'Worth Reporting', Australian Women's Weekly, 18 February 1950, p.27.

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