'Takes the reader through a sensuous and enchanting moonlit landscape with one boy and his beloved brumbies ... the sense of place seeded with words from the Gun-djeihmi language, a place where local night creatures feed or rest, hunt or hide.' (Publication summary)
'Wan’kurra (Golden Bandicoot) are an animal that has disappeared from most of mainland Australia. Their last recorded sighting in the Northern Territory was in the 1950s. When hairs are discovered on Martjanba Island in scats of wild dogs, Aboriginal people of the Wessel Islands are asked about their knowledge of Wan’kurra and reveal the story.
'Can these small animals be brought back from the brink of extinction by translocating them to other islands?' (Publication summary)
'Dennis and Diane sailed a sixteen foot yacht from Sydney to Cairns. They set out with a few dodgey bits of equipment and an Alan Lucas cruising guide. Dennis wrote the log. Diane wrote the very funny novel of the adventure. Inside its pages you will find a humorous account of the journey laced with invaluable information for the fellow intrepid sailor. I'd suggest a slightly bigger boat - but so long as it floats it can be done.' (iTunes preview)
Designed as an antipodean counterpart to glossy American soap operas Dallas and Dynasty, Taurus Rising (which traced the rivalry of two affluent families, the Drysdales and the Brents) cost $4.5 million to produce, but did so poorly on air that it was rapidly shifted to a weekend timeslot (according to Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series) and ultimately ran to only nineteen episodes. It did, however, later sell to overseas markets, where it was marketed as an extended mini-series.
Certain Women began as a short series in 1973 and continued on as a serial until 1977. At the centre of the narrative were six women from three generations of a Sydney family. Dolly has two daughters Freda and Jane. Jane has three daughters Marjorie, Helen, and Gillian.
In a short piece announcing the extension of the series after the broadcast of the first six episodes television critic Valda Marshall said the decision to make further episodes 'should also keep the women's libbers happy ... so far as I know, it's the first TV series made here specifically as a starring vehicle for women'.
Source: Marshall, Valda. 'ABC's 'Women' Given Longer Reign'. The Sun-Herald, 25/3/1973, p. 77.
Carlo is a thirty-year-old dermatologist who owns a nice house and a sports car, and has a ten-month-old baby girl, Sofia, whom he adores. The void left in his life caused by the premature loss of his young wife, who died giving birth to Sofia, is filled by the love and attention that his friends and family provide him with: always there by his side, relentlessly ready to help him out with the toddler. Everything is normal, almost commonplace. Until his bubble-like life, organised in a reassuring routine, is shaken by the arrival of Camille ...