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Kit Denton Kit Denton i(A18020 works by) (a.k.a. Arnold Christopher Denton)
Born: Established: 5 May 1928 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1997 Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1950
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Kit Denton, as well as being a writer, was a radio and television announcer and interviewer. After arriving in Western Australia, he briefly tried goldmining in Kalgoorlie. An ABC announcer from 1951 to 1965, he also worked as a film production manager and director and was a TV scriptwriter. Denton's non-fiction works include For Queen and for Commonwealth (1987 ) and Gallipoli: One Long Grave (1986).

Most Referenced Works


  • Denton is the father of writer and television interviewer Andrew Denton.

Awards for Works

Porpoise 1990 single work short story
— Appears in: Burning Spear : Stories 1990; (p. 62-69)
1992 winner Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
1991 winner Rothmans Foundation `Banjo' Writing Award
y separately published work icon The Breaker : A Novel Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z818857 1973 single work novel historical fiction There was a Breaker Morant - he was executed at Pretoria on 27 February 1902. His crime? Wilful murder of civilians. Yet to this day his guilt remains in doubt. Kit Denton's novel, The Breaker, does more than recount the facts and mystery surrounding Morant's death sentence. Full of action and set in three continents, it covers the entire range of the Breaker's activities. We see him as a champion horseman, a likeable larrikin, a popular balladist. We see him in love and in war. Then we see him face the firing squad that will end his life. Was he a cold-blooded killer or a scapegoat? Based on a true story.
1974 highly commended National Book Council Award for Australian Literature
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