Author

D'Arcy Niland

Australian novelist and short story writer

1917   -   1967

country of citizenship: Australia
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer

D'Arcy Francis Niland (20 October 1917 – 29 March 1967) was an Australian farm labourer, novelist and short story writer. In 1955 he wrote The Shiralee, which gained international recognition in its depictions of the experiences of a swagman and his four-year-old daughter. It was made into a 1957 film, starring Peter Finch, and a 1987 TV mini-series, starring Bryan Brown. Niland married fellow writer, Ruth Park (1917–2010), on 11 May 1942 and the couple had five children: Anne (born ca. June 1943), Rory, Patrick and twin daughters, Kilmeny (1950–2009) and Deborah (1950–present). Niland died on 29 March 1967 of a myocardial infarction, aged 49.
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Works

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Call Me When the Cross Turns Over

novel by D'Arcy Niland

author: D'Arcy Niland

1957

The Shiralee

book by D'Arcy Niland

author: D'Arcy Niland

1955

The Big Smoke

1959 novel written by D'Arcy Niland

author: D'Arcy Niland

1959

Dead Men Running

1969 novel written by D'Arcy Niland

author: D'Arcy Niland

1969

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