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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 To the Isles of Spice with Frank Clune : A Vagabond Voyage by Air from Botany Bay to Darwin, Bathurst Island, Timor, Java, Borneo, Celebes and French Indo-China
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Notes

  • Dedication:
    To
    Major W. C. J. Versteegh
    Foremost of Flying Hollanders
  • Epigraph:
    Boswell : I can give an entertaining narrative, with
    many incidents, anecdotes, Jeux d'esprit
    and remarks, so as to make very pleasant
    reading...

    Johnson : Why, Sir, the world is not now contented
    to be merely entertained by a traveller's
    narrative; they want to learn something.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1940 .
      Extent: x, [2], 329 p., [23] leaves of platesp.
      Description: ill.
      Reprinted: 1944
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography: p. 327-329.
    • Bombay, Braidwood area, Canberra region (NSW), Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,: W Thacker and Co. , 1946 .
      Extent: x, 327 pp.
      Edition info: 1st Indian edition
      Description: ill

Works about this Work

Armchair Tourism : The Popularity of Australian Travel Writing Richard White , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 182-202)
'Richard White examines the 'uneasy relationship' between the genre of travel writing and the notions of the popular. He considers the way in which 'Australian travel writers negotiated the pitfalls of popularity' and argues that 'a number of Australian writers broke with these conventions and willingly embraced the popular.' He takes Frank Clune and Colin Simpson as case studies to examine how their writing courted a popular mass market in Australia and created a genre where ordinary tourist was hero.' (Editor's foreword xiv)
Armchair Tourism : The Popularity of Australian Travel Writing Richard White , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 182-202)
'Richard White examines the 'uneasy relationship' between the genre of travel writing and the notions of the popular. He considers the way in which 'Australian travel writers negotiated the pitfalls of popularity' and argues that 'a number of Australian writers broke with these conventions and willingly embraced the popular.' He takes Frank Clune and Colin Simpson as case studies to examine how their writing courted a popular mass market in Australia and created a genre where ordinary tourist was hero.' (Editor's foreword xiv)
Last amended 4 Jul 2012 12:55:44
Subjects:
  • c
    Indonesia,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Botany Bay, Botany area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,
  • Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Timor, Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Java,
    c
    Indonesia,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Borneo, Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Sulawesi,
    c
    Indonesia,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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