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Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 Dust is the Heart
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  • Dedication: to my mother
  • Author's Introduction: The origin of 'Dust is the Heart' must have been in the many tales of Henry Lawson which my mother read to me as a child. I can't remember the starting point, but it eventuated one rainy weekend in 1961, when I was extremely ill, and was permitted to do nothing except type. It seems to have overtones of pain and unhappiness, and to be coated somehow with the western dust I knew so well. I feel it is one of the best pieces of writing I have done...(p.69).

Production Details

  • First produced by the Villanove Players at the Festival of Australian One-act plays, Sth Brisbane Library Hall, September 1961.

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First known date: 1961
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Four Australian Plays Barbara Stellmach , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1973 Z441029 1973 selected work drama St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1973 pg. 67-84
      Extent: 9 leavesp.
      Description: Typescript (carbon copy).
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1659
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