Mary Durack

Australia, 1983

Film
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An interview with Australian writer, Mary Durack, and her sister, Elizabeth, recorded in December 1982 in Perth. Mary Durack had never, when growing up, entertained the idea of being a writer and began writing as “a bit of a game”. Her first efforts were published when she was ten. The Duracks lived on cattle stations in the Kimberleys in NW Western Australia. In the interview, Mary Durack recalls the life on the Argyle and Ivanhoe stations and her close relationship with the Aborigines living there as well as the influence her father has had on her books “Kings in Grass Castles” and its sequel. Produced in association with the Archival Film Program of the Australia Council.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer

Elisabeth Knight

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302834

Language

English

Subject categories

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

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Literature → Australian literature

Literature → Authors, Australian

Literature → Women authors

People → Durack, Mary, 1913-

People → Interviews

People → Women - Interviews

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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