|Statement||by Mary Durack.|
|LC Classifications||DU102 .D8 1979|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xix, 399 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||399|
|LC Control Number||85230310|
Kings in Grass Castles depicts both the atrocities committed against the indigenous peoples of Australia and a family's fight to escape and survive the famine in Ireland. Several subplots come into play, artfully woven into the fabric of the story. As life often is, "It's complicated." Well worth the watch. Meanjin Dame Mary Durack Miller DBE OBE was born to the heritage of a pioneering family. Long recognised as one of Australia's great literary figures, she wrote 15 books, short stories, poetry, plays and film scripts. At the time of her death in she was working with producer Paul Barron on the screen adaptation of KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES. Kings in Grass Castles Long recognised as one of Australia's great literary figures, she wrote 15 books, short stories, poems, plays and film scripts. She died in Bibliographic information. Title: Kings in Grass Castles Vintage classics: Author: Mary Durack: Edition: illustrated, reprint. What a wonderful story, I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire book and can only marvel at the physical endurance of those man and women. Holding my copy of Kings in Grass Castles was difficult, so once onto my Kindle, reading was a breeze, even with the light out/5(25).
Based on a novel of the same name (Corgi Books, ) written by a grand-daughter of the main protagonist of this story Patsy Durack the film narrates the hard life of some Irish peasants who fled the potato famine in and emigrated to Australia/10(1). Other important works include the saga of the Durack family, Kings in Grass Castles () and its sequel, Sons in the Saddle; and a play, Swan River Saga: Life of Early Pioneer Eliza Shaw (). A biography, To Be Heirs Forever, also used Eliza Shaw as a subject. "Kings in Grass Castles" is a true story of how one man and his family made a huge impact on settling the outermost areas of Australia. The author is kin to the main characters in the book and has done well researching and coralating information to provide as 4/5(37). Mary Durack's KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES is an Australian classic. Since it was published in it has gone on selling as new generations of readers discover the pastoralist saga of the Durack family and their cattle spreads across the continent. Now, nearly 25 .
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