Happy Valley (novel)

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Happy Valley
First edition
Author Patrick White
Language English
Publisher George G. Harrap and Co. (UK)
Viking Press (US)
Publication date

Happy Valley is a 1939 novel by Australian author Patrick White. It won the 1941 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. White did not allow the novel to be republished in his lifetime. Not until 2012 would the book come back into print.[1] White had dedicated the novel to artist Roy De Maistre.

The book owed much to White's experiences as a jackaroo working at Adaminaby in the Snowy Mountains of Southern New South Wales.[2]


  1. ^ "Happy Valley – Text Publishing". Textpublishing.com.au. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ David Marr (2012-05-26). "Patrick White's rare first novel revived for a new audience". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-05.