Stingaree (novel)

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Author E. W. Hornung
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Chatto and Windus (UK)
Charles Scribner's Sons (US)
Publication date

Stingaree is a 1905 novel by E. W. Hornung about an Australian bushranger.[1][2] It was allegedly based on the Kelly Gang.[3]



The story was turned into a 1908 play by Hornung.[4] This was not a success.[5]


A number of films were based on the book:

In 1948 it was announced that Argosy Films would make a film based on the character based on a script by Cyril Hume - John Ford to direct Ben Johnson in the lead - but no film resulted.[6][7][8] Andre de Doth visited Australia with a view to making the film but this did not happen either.[9]


  1. ^ "How Australia Knew "RAFFLES"". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 28 April 1945. p. 12 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "NEW NOVELS". The Australasian. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 5 August 1905. p. 47. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Moving Picture World - Lantern: Search, Visualize & Explore the Media History Digital Library". Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "DRAMATIC NOTES". The Australasian. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 1 February 1908. p. 26. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "GREENROOM GOSSIP". Punch. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 26 April 1917. p. 38. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Australian Film On Austn. Novel". The News. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 1 July 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "AUSTRALIAN FILM TO BE PRODUCED". The Canberra Times. National Library of Australia. 2 July 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Shirley Can't Get Love Scene With Spouse By Bob Thomas. The Washington Post (1923-1954) [Washington, D.C] 01 Aug 1948: L2.
  9. ^ "Variety (July 1948)". Retrieved 14 May 2017. 

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