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y separately published work icon The Sands of Windee single work   novel   crime   detective  
Is part of Bony Arthur W. Upfield , 1929 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 The Sands of Windee
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'An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery featuring Bony, the first Aboriginal detective. Why had Luke Marks driven specially out to Windee? Had he been murdered or had he,as the local police believed, wandered away from his car and been overwhelmed in a dust-storm? When Bony noticed something odd in the background of a police photograph, he begins to piece together the secrets of the sands of Windee. Here is the original background to the infamous Snowy Rowles murder trial.'

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Boney and the Powder Trail Tony Morphett , ( dir. Peter Maxwell ) Australia : Fauna Productions , 1973 Z1458937 1973 single work film/TV Inspector Bonaparte is sent to investigate a murder and finds himself tracking a hired killer who is attempting to escape across the outback with a young Aboriginal guide and a bag of highly marketable heroin.

Notes

  • Setting is fictitious Windee Station.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1932
Serialised by: The Western Mail 1885-1955 newspaper (146 issues)
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Serialised in the Western Mail 28 January to 26 May 1932. Episodes appear on page 6 in each issue.
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First known date: 1932
Serialised by: The Herald 1879 newspaper (1777 issues)
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Serialised in the Herald (Melbourne) in 42 daily instalments between 23 January and 11 March 1932.

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Other Formats

  • Braille.
  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Some Burning Issues : Arthur Upfield and the Murchison Murders, Marginalising Aboriginal People and Suggestions on Teaching Australia’s History of Frontier Violence Bill Casey , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2018; (p. 29-42)

'This paper’s main concern is how educators can best face the challenge of teaching Australia’s history of frontier violence. Understandably, high school and undergraduate students are wary of such a dark topic that draws in massacres, rapes and allegations of genocide. However, if teachers steer clear of the controversial material, students are left with significantly reduced understandings of why Australian race relations can be so strained. Ignoring the full story of colonisation undermines reconciliation and augments a racial divide. Ignoring frontier violence also strengthens imperialism’s capacity to render subjugated people ‘invisible’. The curriculum’s requirement to teach Australian Aboriginal history in partnership with Indigenous community members is therefore a crucial way of dispelling invisibility and reasserting the legitimate rights of Indigenous peoples to their intangible heritage. Shared teaching humanises the impact of colonisation and frontier violence on Australia’s First Peoples, and protects, maintains and respects Indigenous knowledge, practices and innovations. This is the first paper to indicate that Western Australia’s 1927 Royal Commission of Inquiry into Alleged Killing and Burning of Bodies of Aborigines in East Kimberley and into Police Methods when Effecting Arrests may be the plot source for Arthur Upfield’s (1961[1931]) novel The Sands of Windee and for the Murchison murders (1929–30). The case study’s example of Kimberley Aboriginal people becoming ‘invisible’ leads into an overview of imperialism, where invisibility is implicated in the process of colonisation. The paper then illustrates how collaborative teaching benefits students, teachers and Indigenous people.' (Publication abstract)

Perfect Murder Around the Fire Terry Sweetman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 25 August 2013; (p. 54)
'A debate on how to dispose of a body inspired a book, three WA murders and possibly one in Queensland.'
By the Book Graeme Blundell , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 June 2009; (p. 24-25)
The Writer and the Murderer Bridget McManus , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 2009; (p. 12-13)
Just the Facts : Death Imitates Art Jim Doherty , 2004-2005 single work column
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 46-49)
Some New Australian Books Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 September vol. 3 no. 9 1931; (p. 178-179)

— Review of The Rue Tree : Poems Mary Gilmore , 1931 selected work poetry ; Songs and Poems : With an Introductory Essay on Poetry in Australia Brian Fitzpatrick , 1931 selected work poetry ; Earth Kindred James Devaney , 1931 selected work poetry ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson , 1910 single work novel ; The Sands of Windee Arthur W. Upfield , 1931 single work novel ; The Butterfly with Big Feet Neville Hawthorn Smith , 1931 single work novel
Australian Detective Story Praised Shorter Reviews and Notes 1932 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 4 no. 1 1932; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Sands of Windee Arthur W. Upfield , 1931 single work novel
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 November vol. 3 no. 11 1931; (p. 218)
This Year's Australian Literature Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 1 December vol. 3 no. 12 1931; (p. 227)

— Review of Songs and Poems : With an Introductory Essay on Poetry in Australia Brian Fitzpatrick , 1931 selected work poetry ; The Poor Poet and the Beautiful Lady Alan D. Mickle , 1931 selected work poetry ; Saturday Mornings Walter Murdoch , 1931 single work prose ; Tybal Men 'Louis Kaye' , 1931 single work novel ; Trinity Roy Bridges , 1931 single work novel ; Vision : A Novel Anne Praize , 1931 single work novel ; Bracken Bernard Cronin , 1928 single work novel ; Macleod of 'The Bulletin' : The Life and Work of William Macleod Conor Macleod , 1931 single work biography
Palmer reviews some new Australian novels and gives an overview of those published throughout 1931. Also includes comment on Australian Authors' Week in London.
Fiction That Became Fact 1958 single work criticism
— Appears in: Parade , January no. 86 1958; (p. 43-45)
Discusses the real-life murder case that reflected the plot of Upfield's 1932 novel.
The Writer and the Murderer Bridget McManus , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 2009; (p. 12-13)
By the Book Graeme Blundell , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 June 2009; (p. 24-25)
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