Poor Man's Orange

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Poor Man's Orange
First edition
(publ. Angus and Robertson)
Author Ruth Park
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Angus & Robertson, Australia
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 276 pp
ISBN 0-312-00054-5
Preceded by The Harp in the South
Followed by Witch's Thorn

Poor Man's Orange is a novel by New Zealand born Australian author Ruth Park. Published in 1949, the book is the sequel to The Harp in the South and continues the story of the Darcy family, living in the Surry Hills area of Sydney.


Poor Man's Orange
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Poor Man's Orange Australian DVD release
Directed by George Whaley
Starring Anne Phelan
Martyn Sanderson
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3 x 2 hours
Producer(s) Anthony Buckley
Running time 269 mins
Budget $4.2 million[1]
Original release 11 May 1987

Like its predecessor The Harp In The South, Poor Man's Orange was also adapted for Australian television by the Ten Network in 1987.[1]



  1. ^ a b Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p230

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