The White Earth

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The White Earth
First edition
Author Andrew McGahan
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Allen & Unwin, Australia
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 376 pp
ISBN 1-74114-147-8
OCLC 223933339
823/.914 22
LC Class PR9619.3.M3234 W47 2004

The White Earth is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Andrew McGahan.

The stage version, adapted by McGahan and Shaun Charles, premiered at Brisbane's La Boite Theatre in February–March 2009.


Dedication: For my parents, whose life this isn't.

Author's note: This is a work of fiction. While the Darling Downs are real enough, the northern parts of the region do not exist as described here. This story is not meant to portray any actual place, person or event.



Stage version[edit]

La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane, Australia.

23 February-21 March 2009

Adapted and Directed by Shaun Charles and Andrew McGahan
Designer Greg Clarke
Lighting Designer David Walters
Sound Designer/Composer Guy Webster
Cinematic Design Markwell Presents
Cast Stace Callaghan, Dan Eady, Penny Everingham, Kathryn Marquet, Veronica Neave, Anthony Phelan & Steven Tandy

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Great Fire
Miles Franklin Award recipient
Succeeded by
The Ballad of Desmond Kale