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First known date: 1941-1951 Issue Details: First known date: 1941-1951... 1941-1951 Currawong Novels
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The Currawong Novels series included a variety of fiction such as mystery, romance and western titles. Using the slogan on their back page, "You Can't Go Wrong with a Currawong", the series consisted of short novelettes of between 48 and 80 pages in length.

Includes

y Six-Gun Cleanup Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z931143 1940-1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y The Ghost City J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1942 Z1106257 1940-1942 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1942
y The Black Flag J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1106409 1940-1949 single work novel Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y The Fighting Marshal Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1111764 1940-1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y Secret of the Sage Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1111767 1940-1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y Tex and Mex D. Healy , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1945 Z1118623 1940-1945 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1945
y San Villa Outlaws Tex Barton , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1945 Z1680206 1940-1945 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1945
y Man with Two Faces Frederic Chaffer , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1680564 1940-1949 single work novel crime Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y Dustbowl Devilry Tex Custer , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1680692 1940-1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y Lahoma Kid Tex Custer , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1680695 1940-1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y The Skeleton Murders Mark Gaile , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z1680895 1940-1949 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y The Devil's Outfit Marie Ford , Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949 Z804782 1940-1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1940-1949
y The Death of Hitler J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1941 Z1105908 1941 single work novel war literature Sydney : Currawong , 1941
y Roadside Murder J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1941 Z1105920 1941 single work novel crime detective mystery The Roadhouse Murder Sydney : Currawong , 1941
y The Scarred Hand Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1941 Z1398451 1941 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1941
y Buddies with Wings Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1941 Z1399325 1941 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1941
y Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z181251 1942 single work novel satire science fiction

'Time Marches Off recounts the adventures of two 'ocker' soldiers catapulted into various futures by a 'toff' of a Sydney University professor. The book is far from a literary masterpiece, but its stereotypes of class, male/female relationships and 1940s society provide a shock to the system far greater than any history textbook. A fascinating retrovision SF period piece.'

Source: Steele, Colin. Scanning in the Nineties: Part 1.

Time Marches Off
Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Ape of God Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z955730 1942 single work novel science fiction thriller Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Monster at Large Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z955743 1942 single work novel science fiction thriller Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y The Ape J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z980626 1942 single work novella crime Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Skinny the Fixer J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1105924 1942 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y In Aztec Hands J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1105947 1942 single work novel western science fiction adventure Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Skinny's Taxi J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106193 1942 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y King of the Underseas J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106208 1942 single work novel science fiction Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Other Worlds J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106215 1942 single work novel science fiction Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Subterranean City J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106233 1942 single work novel science fiction

'Story is of the type that does not need very much science. Explorers journey into the Earth in a vessel called the Mole, and crash in the midst of some ancient Romans twelve miles beneath the surface. After fighting some more ancient Romans who live in a neighbouring cave, the whole race is wiped out by floods. Hero and sidekick escape with respective girlfriends whom they found down there. That summary is not meant to ridicule the book, but is shortened to save space. It seems that in Heming we have a good hope for the future. His style is still crude but his ideas are good.'

Source: The Book Collectors' Society of Australia

Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Western Vengeance J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106240 1942 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y In the Web Val Winton , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106303 1942 single work novel mystery thriller Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Dead Man's Slippers Val Winton , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106384 1942 single work novel mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Two Beauties and a Millionaire Paul De Wreder , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1106477 1942 single work novel mystery romance Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Aztec Hoard D. Healy , Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945 Z1110999 1942-1945 single work novel adventure Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945
y Goody Gangster D. Healy , Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945 Z1111002 1942-1945 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945
y His Week-End Paul De Wreder , Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945 Z1111124 1942-1945 single work novel Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945
y Action Stations J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945 Z1111135 1942-1945 single work novel adventure war literature Sydney : Currawong , 1942-1945
y Skinny, Cab-Alier J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1111143 1942 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Blackmail Lee Marney , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1246307 1942 single work novella romance Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y The Mad Marriage Lee Marney , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1246324 1942 single work novella romance Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Horror House Lee Marney , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1339924 1942 single work novella horror Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Guns on Olympus Rob Radecki , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1386402 1942 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Death in Hollywood Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1398387 1942 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Reign of Terror Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1398465 1942 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y The Chain Murders Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1398476 1942 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y Gun Smoke Orphan Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1942 Z1400003 1942 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1942
y From Earth to Mars J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1943 Z956025 1943 single work novel science fiction

'From Earth to Mars was the last of Heming's SF output. Richard Portess and Bill Thomas travel to Mars in the newly invented Sunship, whose technology is kept mercifully vague by the author. They land and discover a utopian society with no money, politics, or evil. Most of the book consists of a type of royal tour of Mars, encompassing everything from "women's work" and Martian home life in general, through to education, economics, crime and punishment, and high technology.

'After their ship is given a complimentary service, the travelers head back to Earth. The book is little more than a tour of Martian society with no story line and was somewhat dated even in its own time. Still, after several years of warfare in which their own country had been bombed, Australians probably found pleasant escapism in such works. The book reflects Heming's ideas on socialism, and he had plans to start a movement.'

Source: Blackford, Russell, Van Ikin and Sean McMullen. Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction. Westport: Greenwood, 1999.

Sydney : Currawong , 1943
y Murder Extravaganza J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1943-1944 Z1064090 1943-1944 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1943-1944
y The Professor Plays : A Western J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1943 Z1105783 1943 single work novella western Sydney : Currawong , 1943
y Passport for Paradise Leila Pirani , Jean Campbell , Sydney : Currawong , 1943 Z7926 1943 single work novel romance Sydney : Currawong , 1943
y Crime Harvest Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1943 Z1398426 1943 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1943
y Jungle Murders Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1943 Z1398438 1943 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1943
y Rats, Ruses and Raggles G. C. Bleeck , Sydney : Currawong , 1944 Z561973 1944 selected work short story humour Sydney : Currawong , 1944
y Prelude for Death Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1944 Z1295459 1944 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1944
y Scorched Earth Philip I. Saunders , Sydney : Currawong , 1944 Z1386606 1944 single work novel war literature Sydney : Currawong , 1944
y Poppies of Doom Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1944 Z1400008 1944 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1944
y The Poison Bottle E. Smalley , Sydney : Currawong , 1944 Z1416024 1944 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1944
y Killer Garth, Sheriff Tex Barton , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z931084 1945 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y Satan's Understudy Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z955757 1945 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y Flowing Gold J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z980611 1945 single work novella adventure Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y The Red Gang J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z1105914 1945 single work novel crime mystery detective Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y In Nazi Hands J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z1105950 1945 single work novel war literature Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y The Red Gang Again in Gunsmoke! J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z1106289 1945 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y Range Sleuths Val Winton , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z1106292 1945 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y The Wizard Returns Vol Molesworth , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z1295416 1945 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y The Riddle of the Bleeding Venus Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z1398468 1945 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y The Swordsmen of Rome Alan Connell , Sydney : Currawong , 1945 Z808711 1945 single work novella adventure historical fiction Sydney : Currawong , 1945
y Mexican Fury Mark Gaile , Sydney : Currawong , 1946 Z931100 1946 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1946
y The Weird House J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1946 Z1105895 1946 single work novel mystery thriller Sydney : Currawong , 1946
y Wiped Off J. W. Heming , Sydney : Currawong , 1946 Z1105905 1946 single work novel crime detective mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1946
y Madman's Empire Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1946 Z1398445 1946 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1946
y The Devil's Reward 'Andy McHart' , Sydney : Currawong , 1947 Z1267176 1947 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1947
y Dead Man's Boots 'Andy McHart' , Sydney : Currawong , 1947 Z1267179 1947 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1947
y Road Agent Richard Reed , Sydney : Currawong , 1947 Z1389575 1947 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1947
y Dark Canyon Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1948 Z1107745 1948 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1948
y Chicago Kid Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1948 Z1107748 1948 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1948
y Hot-Lead Redemption Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1949 Z931138 1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1949
y Ransom Ranch Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1949 Z1107757 1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1949
y The Haunted Range Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1949 Z1107760 1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1949
y Mystery Canyon 'Andy McHart' , Sydney : Currawong , 1949 Z1267165 1949 single work novel western mystery Sydney : Currawong , 1949
y Vengeance Rides 'Tex Perry' , Sydney : Currawong , 1949 Z1384201 1949 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1949
y The Clutching Hand Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1949 Z1398479 1949 single work novel crime detective Sydney : Currawong , 1949
y Circle K Feud Philip Richmond , Sydney : Currawong , 1950 Z931126 1950 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1950
y The Mystery Rancher Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1950 Z1107754 1950 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1950
y A Dangerous Parisian Frederic Chaffer , Sydney : Currawong , 1950-1959 Z1680561 1950-1959 single work novel crime Sydney : Currawong , 1950-1959
y Bunkshack Bullets Stan Hennell , Sydney : Currawong , 1951 Z1112082 1951 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1951
y Dan of the Freight Line 'Andy McHart' , Sydney : Currawong , 1951 Z1267182 1951 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1951
y The Rancher King 'Tex Perry' , Sydney : Currawong , 1951 Z1384204 1951 single work novel western Sydney : Currawong , 1951
Last amended 30 Mar 2004 12:43:21
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