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Dunn, Beverley

Overview
Works: 104 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 1,061 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Psychological fiction  Military history  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR9619.4.B375, A823.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beverley Dunn
Knitting by Anne Bartlett( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been ten months since Jack died, and Sandra, a tightly wound academic, copes with her grief by immersing herself in the history of textiles. When she and Martha, a gifted knitter, meet over an unconscious body on the footpath, the unlikely threads of their lives tangle into each other. Sandra invites Martha to join her in a professional collaboration, but what begins as a working relationship becomes something deeply personal. Martha seems at ease with herself, in spite of her own experience of grief. But what does she carry around in those three large bags?"--CD container cover insert
The widow and her hero by Thomas Keneally( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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White coolies by Betty Jeffrey( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942 a group of sixty-five Australian Army nursing sisters was evacuated from Malaya a few days before the fall of Singapore. Two days later their ship was bombed and sunk by the Japanese. Of the fifty-three survivors who scrambled ashore, twenty-one were murdered and the remaining thirty-two taken prisoner. White Coolies is the engrossing record kept by one of the sisters, Betty Jeffrey, during the more than three gruelling years of imprisonment that followed. It is an amazing story of survival and deprivation and the harshest of conditions
Desert Queen : the many lives and loves of Daisy Bates by Susanna De Vries( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1890s, when a woman's role was seen as marrying well and raising a family, Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress-traveller and 'woman of science'. She would become one of the best-known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim; her father an alcoholic bootmaker, her mother dying of consumption when Daisy was only four years old. Through sheer strength of will, young Daisy overcame her miserable start, and in 1883 she migrated to Australia with a boatload of orphans, passing herself off as an heiress who taught for fun. Marriage followed - first with the young Breaker Morant, then bigamously with two other husbands. For decades she led a double life. But who was the real Daisy Bates? While other biographies have presented her as a saint, historian Susanna de Vries gives readers a more complex portrait of the 'Queen of the Never Never'
Heroic Australian women in war : astonishing tales of bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda by Susanna De Vries( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and selflessness of eleven outstanding women over the course of two world wars: from Olive Kin, who saved countless lives in the war-ravaged Balkans, although she lost her heart; to Gallipoli nurse Alice Kitchen, who also served in France; to Vivian Bullwinkel, who survived the Bangka Island Massacre only to face more than three years watching her colleagues die as Japanese prisoners of war. Facing not only the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war"--Publisher's description
Drylands by Thea Astley( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her flat above Drylands' newsagency, Janet Deakin is writing a book for the world's last reader. Little has changed her in 50 years, except for the coming of cable TV. Loneliness is almost a religion, and still everyone knows your business. But the town is being outmanoeuvered by drought and begins to empty, pouring itself out like water into sand. Small minds shrink even smaller in the vastness of the land. One man is forced out by council rates and bigotry; another sells his property, risking the lot to build his dream. And all of them are shadowed by violence of some sort - these people whose only victory over the town is in leaving it
Beyond Duck River by Angela Martin( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a child, Hazel sees her father come home from the first world war almost completely broken, and watches her mother somehow find the strength to keep the family going. As a woman and mother herself, she draws on that same source of power to survive subsequent wars, depression and loss, and to pursue her dreams
50 years of silence by Jan Ruff-O'Herne( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long idyllic summer of Jan Ruff-O'Herne's childhood in Dutch colonial Indonesia ended in 1942 with the Japanese invasion of Java. She was interned in Ambarawa Prison Camp, along with her mother and two younger sisters. In February 1944, when Jan was 21, her life was torn apart. Along with nine other young women, all of them virgins, she was plucked from the camp and her family, and enslaved into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army
Australian women : their history & achievements( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of women in Australia from 1788 to the present
Roden Cutler, V.C. by Colleen McCullough( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero
Sunburnt country by Joyce Shiner( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an outstanding selection of autobiographical stories and short fiction about Australian and Australians. The stories provide a lively, at times moving, sometimes funny, glimpse into many aspects of life in Australia
Maggie by Maggie Tabberer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Tabberer for the first time tells her story of strength and determination, love and loss, creativity and success with all the warmth, wit and style that her legions of readers and viewers have come to expect of her
Caroline Chisholm : the emigrant's friend( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Chisholm pioneered migrant welfare and helped the most disadvantaged groups of all: the women and children; the poor and uneducated; the ignorant and the persecuted. She achieved more in her lifetime than almost anyone else in our history
Loving daughters by Olga Masters( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Loving daughters' is set in a tiny farming township south of Sydney after World War I. Two lively young women, Una and Enid Herbert, keep house for their father and brothers. Family matters fill both their lives until the Reverend Colin Edwards moves into the district. Hungry for love, both women are drawn to him, and he to them, in a rapidly developing triangle of love and tension
Goodbye girlie by Patsy Adam-Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patsy Adam-Smith recounts her rich but often troubled adult life. She writes with wit and insight of her illegitimacy, her family, her short-lived war-time marriage, her years at sea, her loves, and her brilliant career that spans more than forty years and has produced thirty books
Ruth Cracknell : a biased memoir by Ruth Cracknell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Cracknell's entertaining autobiography goes behind the scenes into the fascinating world of Australia's first lady of theatre, film and television. It reveals a sharply perceptive woman who has won a special place in Australian public life
A fence around the cuckoo by Ruth Park( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First volume of Ruth Park's autobiography in which she writes a moving and passionate account of the people and places which influenced her early years. Her isolated childhood in the rainforests of New Zealand fed her fertile imagination, her convent education encouraged her love of words and writing, and the bitter years of the Depression exposed her to poverty and injustice
Remember me by Liz Byrski( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At eighteen Liz is separated from her first true love. Across the miles she dreams of the day he will return to marry her, but fate has other plans and love is lost. Thirty-seven years later, she picks up the telephone to hear a voice from the past that still has the power to stop her in her tracks. This is an extraordinary, true story of love lost, and love found. Crossing the continents and decades it is a testament to the power of the passion and the triumph of the heart
The well by Elizabeth Jolley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oppressed by a peevish father on a lonely West Australian farm, Hester takes in orphaned, submissive Katherine for female companionship. Hester then decides Katherine's daintiness must be protected from anything male - particularly men. So she transforms the property well into a tomb and an oracle of foreboding
Missus by Ruth Park( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh seems inseparably burdened with his neurotic crippled brother Jeremiah after their parents die. Neither drink nor wandering frees him from his brother's demands and his misery becomes intolerable when he seeks to marry sensuous Margaret, who won't have Jeremiah in the house
 
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The widow and her heroWhite cooliesDesert Queen : the many lives and loves of Daisy BatesHeroic Australian women in war : astonishing tales of bravery from Gallipoli to KokodaDrylands50 years of silenceSunburnt countryLoving daughters
Alternative Names
Beverley Dunn australische Szenenbildnerin

Beverley Dunn escenógrafa australiana

Beverley Dunn scenografe uit Australië

Dunn, Beverley

Dunn, Beverly 1934-

Беверли Данн

بيفيرلي دان

ビヴァリー・ダン

贝弗利·邓恩

Languages
English (98)