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Hetherington, John 1907-1974

Overview
Works: 34 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 3,380 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Church history  Biographies  Fiction  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML420.M35, B
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Most widely held works by John Hetherington
Melba; a biography by John Hetherington( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian operatic star came to Europe as an unknown in 1886 and triumphed both in England and America
Norman Lindsay: the embattled olympian by John Hetherington( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Lindsay was one of the most controversial Australians of his own or any other time. He lived for ninety years and was rarely out of the public eye for long in his adult life. An unrelenting enemy of 'the Wowsers' as he called them, he was more or less constantly at war with the puritans and their creed. Born in the old gold mining town of Creswick, Victoria in 1879, Norman Lindsay was one of a family of ten, of whom four brothers and a sister won distinction as artists. As a fine artist, he was famous for his pen drawings, etchings, oil paintings and water-colours; as a journalistic artist, for his topical cartoons and comic drawings; as a writer, for his novels and philosophical studies, a classic children's story, The Magic Pudding, and other works. He was a gifted illustrator, an able sculptor, a bulder of fine ship models. Through his efforts as a pathfinder for poets and prose writers, he exercised a major influence on the growth and direction of Australian literature. Hetherington's biography is a relentlessly penetrating account of this extraordinary man's life and times, written in the spirit of Lytton Strachey;s admonition, 'Discretion is not the better part of biography'. It vividly depicts not only the central figure but his intimate associates also - his brothers Lionel and Percy, his talented sons Jack, Phil and Ray, the poets Douglas Stewart, Kenneth Slessor and Hugh McCrae, the cartoonist Will Dyson, the fiction writers Brian James, Godfrecy Blunden and Brian Penton, the flamboyant commercial adventures Hugh D. McIntosh and Randolph Bedford, and a score of others. It explores his first marriage to inept and gentle Katie Parkinson, his second marriage to Rose Soady. It also lays beare the facts of such cryptic episodes as his experiments with Spiritualism, and the evolution of the Olympian theory which governed his attitude to life. Hetherington writes of Norman Lindsay with special authority. The two were friends for many years, and in 1957 Lindsay asked Hetherington to write the biography 'when the undertaker has disposed of my carcase'; he later inserted a clause to that effect in his Will. While Norman Lindsay: the embattled Olympian is thus the expression of a pledge by the author to the subject, it is also a model of detached study and dispassionate observation. -- Inside cover
Forty-two faces by John Hetherington( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine Susannah Prichard - Arthur Upfield - Ion Idriess - Xavier Herbert - Alan Marshall - John O'Grady - Alan Moorehead - Judah Waten; Kylie Tennant - Patrick White - Mary Durack - David Martin - Morris West - Nancy Cato - Hal Porter - Frank Hardy - D'arcy Niland - James Aldridge; Ivan Southall - Randolph Stow
Airborne invasion; the story of the battle of Crete by John Hetherington( Book )

13 editions published between 1943 and 1957 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian painters : forty profiles by John Hetherington( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blamey; the biography of Field-Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey by John Hetherington( Book )

12 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncommon men by John Hetherington( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blamey, controversial soldier : a biography of Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED by John Hetherington( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australians: nine profiles by John Hetherington( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pillars of the faith; churchmen and their churches in early Victoria by John Hetherington( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness to things past : stone, brick, wood and men in early Victoria by John Hetherington( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winds are still by John Hetherington( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian soldier : a portrait by John Hetherington( Book )

4 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Monash by John Hetherington( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Blamey by John Hetherington( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air-borne invasion by John Hetherington( Book )

2 editions published between 1944 and 1971 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blamey : the fighting Field-Marshal by John Hetherington( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal wonderland by Gerald Eugene Speck( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of Melbourne by Rob Hillier( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1958 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morning was shining by John Hetherington( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Melba; a biography
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Alternative Names
Hetherington, John Aikman 1907-...

Hetherington, John Aikman 1907-1974

Jack Aikman

Languages
English (178)

Italian (1)