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y The Timeless Land single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Timeless Land Trilogy 1941 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1941... 1941 The Timeless Land
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'The year 1788: the very beginning of European settlement. These were times of hardship, cruelty and danger. Above all, they were times of conflict between the Aborigines and the white settlers.

'Eleanor Dark brings alive those bitter years with moments of tenderness and conciliation amid the brutality and hostility. The cast of characters includes figures historical and fictional, black and white, convict and settler. All the while, beneath the veneer of British civilisation, lies the baffling presence of Australia, the 'timeless land'.

'The Storm of Time and No Barrier complete the Timeless Land trilogy. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my son Michael Dark.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Macmillan ,
      1941 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: ix, 499p.p.
      Note/s:
      • The UK edition has long been regarded as the first. However, it has been established that the US edition was published in September 1941, with the UK edition appearing the following month.
      • Map on endpapers.
      • Glossary on pp. 497-499.
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Collins ,
      1941 .
      Note/s:
      • Map on endpapers.
      • Reprinted many times between 1942 and 1965 in Australia, some by Halstead Press and New Century Press.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fontana ,
      1973 .
      Extent: 544p.
      ISBN: 0006132774 (pbk)
    • Sydney,: Imprint , 1989 .
      Extent: 620p.
      ISBN: 0732225302 (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2002 .
      Extent: xxxi, 525pp.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Barbara Brooks and Humphrey McQueen.
      • Includes 'Glossary of Aboriginal Words and Phrases' (p.xxix-xxxi).
      ISBN: 0207198772
    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 544p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st March 2013
      ISBN: 9780732296926
      Series: y A and R Classics Angus and Robertson (publisher), Z1411167 series - publisher
Alternative title: Gōshū : chōhen shōsetsu
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Yūkōsha ,
      1942 .
      Extent: 465p.

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Indigenous Lives, The ‘Cult of Forgetfulness’ and the Australian Dictionary of Biography Malcolm Allbrook , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 1 November 2017;

'In 1968 the esteemed Australian anthropologist Bill Stanner coined the term “the great Australian silence” to describe a “cult of forgetfulness” that had seen Aboriginal people virtually ignored in the writing of Australian history. The Australian Dictionary of Biography had published its first two volumes by then, and the indifference that Stanner observed was already apparent in its choice of biographical subjects.

'The architects of the dictionary had envisaged a great national co-operative venture with autonomous working parties in each state whose members would choose “significant and representative” subjects, a “cross-section of Australian society”. In succinct articles, these lives would collectively illustrate the Australian national story.'

Modernist Fiction/Alternative Modernisms : Australia, Canada, New Zealand Anouk Lang , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of the Novel in English : The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950 2017; (p. 190-204)

'What is it about modernism, that multivalent category riven with internal contradictions, that makes literary criticism continue to value it as a category?...' (Introduction)

Australia in Three Books Paul Daley , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 76 no. 1 2017; (p. 19-22)
'I’ve chosen authors born in the twentieth century, whose work was published over a span of not quite half a century, from 1941 to the year of the bicentenary, 1988. I know: I’ve chosen three books published over some 47 years when there’s almost another 230 colonial and post-colonial years and, of course, 60,000 more with rich stories of continental habitation to choose from.' (Introduction)
The Timeless Land : Eleanor Dark Tom Griffiths , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Art of Time Travel : Historians and Their Craft 2016; (p. 16-41)
The Intriguing Dance of History and Fiction Tom Griffiths , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , April no. 28 2015;
'In this essay I explore the common ground of history and fiction, suggesting that they are a tag team, sometimes taking turns, sometimes working in tandem, to deepen our understanding and extend our imagination. But I also argue that there are times when the distinction between them is vital, and that it is incumbent on historians – on those who choose at certain moments to write history – to insist and reflect on the difference. I hope to create a context in which such explanations will not be misinterpreted as defending territory. In the course of the essay I refer to historians who write fiction and novelists who write history, and I draw especially on the work of the novelists Eleanor Dark and Kate Grenville, poet and historian Judith Wright, and the historians Inga Clendinnen, Grace Karskens and Ross Gibson.' (Publication summary)
Out of Australia Hassoldt Davis , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Nation , 4 October vol. 153 no. 14 1941; (p. 316)

— Review of The Timeless Land Eleanor Dark 1941 single work novel
As It Was Then Margaret Walkom , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 24 no. 1 1964; (p. 68-69)

— Review of No Barrier Eleanor Dark 1953 single work novel ; The Timeless Land Eleanor Dark 1941 single work novel ; Storm of Time Eleanor Dark 1948 single work novel
Redemption R. D. Charques , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 November no. 2074 1941; (p. 541)

— Review of The Timeless Land Eleanor Dark 1941 single work novel
Untitled M. Rugoff , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: New York Herald Tribune , 5 October 1941;

— Review of The Timeless Land Eleanor Dark 1941 single work novel
Untitled M. Rugoff , 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 5 October 1941;

— Review of The Timeless Land Eleanor Dark 1941 single work novel
Story for Our Times R. Hodgman , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 January 2006; (p. 24)
'Book News' Arranges for Exhibit J. U. , 1947 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , April vol. 1 no. 10 1947; (p. 443)
Book News persuades the Department of Post War Reconstruction to include Australian literature in the Australian section of the British Empire Exhibition at the Royal Easter Show. Book News calls once more for a National Book League.
Can You Better This Book List? 1945 single work column
— Appears in: Book News , August no. [1] 1945; (p. 3)
y Understanding the Novel: The Timeless Land A. K. Thomson , Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1966 Z23192 1966 single work criticism
The Progress of Eleanor Dark G. A. Wilkes , 1951 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 139-148)
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