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Author Lane, Richard, 1905-1982, author

Title Outback Penguin : Richard Lane's Barwell diaries / editors: Elizabeth Lane, Fiona Kells, Louise Paton, Stuart Kells
Published Carlton, Vic. : Black Inc. Books, 2016
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Contents Praise for Stuart Kells' Penguin and the Lane Brothers; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Foreword; Introduction; London to Adelaide; Adelaide and Moorook; Renmark; Picture Section 1; Renmark to Mandurama; Mandurama; Coonabarabran; Picture Section 2; Sydney to London; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; About the editors; Index; Back Cover
Summary "Richard Lane was one of three brothers who founded Penguin Books in 1935. But like all great stories, his life didn't start there. After sailing to Adelaide in 1922, Richard began work as a boy migrant -- a farm apprentice living in rural South Australia as part of the 'Barwell Boys' scheme. In Australia, he deepened his appreciation for literature, and understood how important it was to make good writing widely accessible. Richard's diaries -- the honest and moving words of a teenager, so very far away from home, capture vividly his life and loves; the characters he met; the land he worked; the families he depended on; and his coming of age in a new land. A remarkable social record and one of the best first-hand accounts of the child migrant experience, the diaries also capture the ideas and the entrepreneurship that led to the founding of the twentieth century's most famous publishing house. With a foreword by eminent Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey, Richard Lane's diaries are an important document for the history of rural Australia and global publishing."--Jacket
Analysis Australian
Subject Lane, Richard, 1905-1982 -- Diaries
Lane, Richard, 1905-1982 -- Childhood and youth
Child migrant agricultural laborers -- Australia -- Biography
Publishers and publishing -- Biography
Teenage immigrants -- Australia -- Biography
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Kells, Fiona, editor
Kells, Stuart, editor
Lane, Elizabeth, editor
Paton, Louise, editor
ISBN 1925203859 (electronic bk.)
9781925203851 (electronic bk.)