The poor parson

Rudd, Steele, Ure Smith, Sydney and Julius, Harry The poor parson. St. Lucia , Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1968.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Read with bookreader  PR8220_U34P65_1968.pdf Full text application/pdf 18.23MB 136
Author Rudd, Steele
Ure Smith, Sydney
Julius, Harry
Title The poor parson
Place of Publication St. Lucia , Qld.
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 1968
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Language eng
Total number of pages 164
Subjects 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Formatted Abstract/Summary

The Poor Parson tells of the misfortunes of a Presbyterian minister in a bush parish, of the day his horse bolted when a goanna ran up its leg, of his embarrassing financial position when his stipend is not forthcoming, of the sudden disappearance of his church and its equally sudden reappearance as someone else's house, and of his contact with such people as the irascible Scots farmer, Duncan McClure (later the hero of a whole book), the storekeeper, Bailey, and with Bill Eaglefoot and Lizzie Lake, the Morrows, the MacPhersons, and the McLeods.

Steele Rudd's works are now part of the Australian image, and his chief heroes, Dad and Dave, part of the Australian myth. They have, unhappily, been out of print for a long time, and a whole generation has grown up without knowing characters who were a household word to their parents and grandparents. People who have never read Steele Rudd can now appreciate a unique part of the Australian heritage; and those who do know his characters will doubtless be glad to renew old acquaintances and memories.
Keyword Australia - Fiction
Humorous stories, Australian
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Permission received from University of Queensland Press to make this item publicly available on 5th June 2013

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 13:12:11 EST by Ms Natalie Hull on behalf of Social Sciences and Humanities Library Service