The Harp in the South

Australia, 1986

TV show

Television dramatisation of Ruth Park’s novel following the life and times of a poor Irish Australian family in the aftermath of World War II. This is the poignant saga of the poverty-stricken Darcys of number 12 1/2 Plymouth Street in Surrey Hills - a Sydney slum with its complement of gangs, brothels and sly grog shops.

Credits

producer

Anthony Buckley

Duration

02:15:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324682

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty - Australia

History → Australia - History - 1945-1965

History → History

History → Poverty - Australia

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Television

Television → Mini-series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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