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McInnes, William 1963-

Works: 47 works in 102 publications in 3 languages and 1,833 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Anecdotes  Biography  Film adaptations  Cricket stories  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Actor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William McInnes
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Most widely held works by William McInnes
Look both ways by Sarah Watt( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meryl is a lonely artist who literally envisions disaster around every corner. Nick is a photojournalist whose work keeps him emotionally distanced from the tragedies he documents. When the two meet in the aftermath of a real train accident, their lives, and the lives of a handful of other witnesses and victims, are revealed and transformed
The making of modern Australia by William McInnes( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Australian child - The Australian soul - The Australian heart - The Australian dream
Dirty deeds by Caesar( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Australian gangster's booming business attracts the attention of the Chicago Mafia. When two Chicago hoods arrive in town and attempt to muscle in on the action, he decides to teach them a bitter lesson in Outback hospitality
The birdwatcher by William McInnes( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is magic in the sky. Birds flying and floating above and around us, often unnoticed. Sometimes, when you least expect it, their magic will touch you. This is a story about a bloke who's losing his hearing; a bird that can't fly but likes being read to; and a teenage daughter who doesn't know who to be angry at. It's about a woman living with the echo of illness finding out how much fun it can be to trust someone; a man called Murph who has a secret; and Perry Como. It's part love story, part Hot Diggity moments of discovery, whether they happen in a rainforest or while sitting on a verandah, or in somebody's heart. It's about cold outdoor showers and people not quite being complete. But, most of all, it's about giving yourself the gift to be still while you wait for the lights to change or the rain to stop, so you have time to think. For all of us, there are memories and secrets that can change our lives. If we let them
The laughing clowns by William McInnes( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Kennedy is a very large man who is remarkably happy with his life. Yet something is not quite right, and it started with a dream that smelt of luncheon meat. Peter is successful at what he does, even though he is not sure what that is anymore. When Titan Development contracts him to go to Queensland to assess a prime piece of real estate, the Pickersgill Peninsula Showgrounds, he jumps at the chance. It will give him time out from having to be with the family he loves. And it will take him back to the home where he grew up; to his parents, who are members of the Show society, his twin sister Pearl, a bingo caller and foster mother, and his brother Gary, the TV weatherman. Over these few days, he will come to realise that sometimes when you go back to where you came from you find out how much you actually have, and how much you could lose
Worse things happen at sea by William McInnes( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In William's first book "A man's got to have a hobby" he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty. "Worse things happen at sea" does the same for family life in 2000s; written by William and Sarah in a way that many Australians can relate to and enjoy.This book celebrates the wonderful, messy, haphazard things in life -- bringing home babies from hospital, being a friend, a parent, son or daughter, and dog obedience classes. It's about living for twenty years in the family home, raising children there, chasing angry rabbits around the backyard, renovations that never end. It is also about understanding that sometimes you have to say goodbye; that is part of life too
Cricket kings by William McInnes( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holidays by William McInnes( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kokoda ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This two-part documentary tells the story of the brutal World War II campaign fought between Australia and Japan in the green hell of the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Told from both the Japanese and Australian perspectives the series also explores the impact of the decisions of high command on the soldiers at the front line
Dangerous remedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on a true story, Dangerous Remedy tells the fascinating story of Dr Bertram Wainer. Living and working in Melbourne in the 1960s, Dr Wainer put his life at risk to expose police corruption in an effort to change the law on abortion and put an end to the illegal operations that were killing young women. When Dr Wainer is called out to tend to the daughter of old friends who is dying as a result of a backyard abortion, performed in filthy conditions, he is angry. This should not have happened. He vows to take a stand against the forces that allow this dangerous industry to thrive. The law must be changed to allow access to safe abortion, but can one man make a difference? Wainer is an ordinary citizen who finds himself in an extraordinary situation where his life and those of the people around him are threatened when he tries to change the status quo"--ABC-TV website
Uncle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle is the biography of a humble man, retold (narrated) by an anonymous nephew who strings together a collection of his Uncle's passions, failings and beliefs
Brother ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brother is the childhood memory of a little boy afflicted with asthma, as we observe his antics, from swinging on the clothesline to chasing chickens
Cousin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cousin is the childhood remembrance of a little boy born with cerebral palsy. Being of the same age, the narrator tells of their antics together as children: their attempts to fly off the chooksheed roof, out of control shopping trolley rides and games of violent cricket in the backyard
My brother Jack ( Visual )
in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A boy looks up to his big brother, Jack, who is his hero and is someone that he is not - brave, noble and has the courage to stand up to their father. When their father returns from the battlefields of France to his family, he sends his younger son to an apprenticeship in a jam factory designing the labels. There, his boss sends him off to art school, but his real passion is writing. He began to send small stories into the newspaper. While the boy cannot draw, he discovers that he has a talent for writing. The depression sets in. The older son, Jack, who had escaped to the country returns with a girl suffering double pneumonia. Worst of all she is a Catholic and the father hates Catholics. The phrase Susso kids: the outbreak of World war II. Brother Jack rushes to enlist and his brother was unable/not allowed because he was a key reporter for the newspapers. They need him for propaganda
Unfinished sky ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Tahmeena stumbles onto John's isolated farm, he has no choice but to take her in. An illegal refugee, she's been badly beaten and speaks no English. While John's not inclined to welcome visitors, he's even less inclined to involve the police. As they communicate through signs, pictures and a gradual understanding of each other's language, John and Tahmeena both begin to recover their faith in themselves and their trust in humanity. Tahmeena brings the homestead back to life, reopening John's eyes to the beauty of his land. In return, John tries to track down the daughter Tahmeena sent ahead from war-ravaged Afghanistan. With renewed confidence they step out of the sanctuary of the farm, but in doing so, reveal themselves to the violent criminals who've been looking for Tahmeena
Hello birdy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this six part series, host William McInnes gets up close and personal with some of Australia's diverse birdlife like never before.To film the series William and the production team travelled the country from the bustling metropolis' of Sydney and Melbourne to the rainforests of North Queensland and the windswept islands of the Bass Strait. From the iconic emu, through to the consummate mimic, the lyrebird, no stone is left unturned, no feather is left unruffled. From going undercover cunningly disguised in a bird suit, to wearing a giant yellow codpiece, it seems nothing is off-limits to this extreme birdwatcher. He uses a rubber snake to scare off a brush turkey and fends off an oversexed male emu, and the results are hilarious
Cricket kings by William McInnes( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stepfather of the bridge a wedding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about a modern wedding, where the bride plans an extravagant celebration, the groom can't believe his luck, the parents and ex husbands and current wives and girlfriends squabble over who is going to pay for it all and standing on the side, waiting for disaster to strike - is the groom's best friend. What could go wrong? It's a light-hearted look at three generations of love and marriage
Seachange ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's a promise of fresh beginnings in Pearl Bay. Strengthened by recent battles, the community is more united than ever, ready to face any challenges that lie ahead
On a wing and a prayer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a Wing and a Prayer follows the incredible life cycle of the Carnaby's cockatoo through the engaging story of one small cockatoo family. Capturing a remarkable never filmed before journey of life and hope for one of Australia's most loved, but critically, endangered birds
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Alternative Names
McInnes, William 1964-