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Fennessy, Bernard

Overview
Works: 172 works in 174 publications in 1 language and 318 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vAustralian 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: TB11,223, 792.028092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bernard Fennessy
Publications by Bernard Fennessy
Most widely held works by Bernard Fennessy
Paydirt by Garry Disher( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Travelling tales by Charles Wooley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In this book the author brings his favourite travelling tales to life with his wry reporters̀ style and whimsical talent for storytelling. These stories are stamped with the wit and wisdom of Australias̀ own king of the road
Road through the wilderness by David Burke( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The story of the construction of the 1690km Transcontinental Railway; from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie during 1912-17, including the complex political background to this first great physical achievement of Federation in Australia
A place in the city by Edmund Campion( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
To the author, as he recalls living in and around St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, the most expressive thing about medieval cathedrals and their modern counterparts may be the shadows that guard their mysteries. He draws from these shadows tantalising tales, memories and anecdotes that resonate with the political and social issues of the day
Shaved Fish by Susan Geason( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Living in Liddy by Ted Stafford( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This is an autobiography of Ted Stafford, born in the Sydney suburb of Lidcombe in 1923. It reveals recollections of his childhood and Catholic convent school education and his subsequent rise to the fulfilment of his life as it was ordained. Told, just as as it was
The call of the high country by A. D Parsons( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
As a young married couple living in Australia's rugged high country, Andrew and Anne work together to make the very best of their property. In time it will pass to their son, David, who is determined to become the best sheepdog handler in the country. Nothing is going to stand in his way - not even the beautiful daughter of the wealthy graziers next door
The conversations at Curlow Creek by David Malouf( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
New South Wales, 1827. Carney, ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged. Adair is the officer who has been sent to supervise the hanging. The two men share memories and uncover unlikely connections in their lives. What has brought Adair to Australia? And why is Carney, and what Carney knows, so important to his future? The story reveals a web of relationships that embraces Carney and his past, and the deep ties that underscore Adairs̀ mission
Lost children of the empire by Philip Bean( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Bridie and Finn by Harry Cauley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Bridie and Finn are like chalk and cheese. She's motherless and loquacious. He's the quiet type, with a crooked leg since birth. As the dramatic, changing fortunes of Finn's family become the focus of their lives, they forge a bond that remains unbroken until the day when, abruptly, childhood becomes nothing more than a bittersweet memory
A corpse at the Opera House a crimes for a summer Christmas anthology ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
These short stories were written by fourteen Australian fiction authors who were each invited to create a story in response to a particular paragraph about the finding of a corpse
Trapped on Timor a story of one of the largest and most unusual escapes from Japanese occupied territory by RAAF personnel during the early stages of World War II by Colin Humphris( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This is the story of the war experiences of some RAAF personnel stationed at Penfoi airstrip on the island of Timor in 1941-42 as part of the forward line of Australian defence. They became known as the 'Penfoi Pedestrians'. It was the time of the victorious Japanese sweep through South East Asia. The ultimate daring rescue of the survivors by our American allies brings to a climax a narrative in which the reader is carried along by suspense and excitement
Hard country, hard men in the footsteps of Gregory by Kieran Kelly( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Augustus Charles Gregory, Australia's greatest explorer, left a powerful narrative of his 1855-56 expedition to northern Australia - but that was never enough for Kieran Kelly, Sydney stockbroker, who hero-worshipped Gregory from boyhood. This book tells how Kelly turned an extraordinary dream into hard, backbreaking reality, to take men and packhorses along the same dangerous trail that Gregory blazed 144 years before
Memories of Fred ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Professor Fred Hollows: humanitarian, eye doctor, runner, mountain climber and Australian of the Year. He made many friends and the contributors to this book all knew him in one capacity or another. These are their memories of Fred; they will make you laugh, cry, shake your head in disbelief and show you what it was that made him so dynamic, so exasperating, and so special
From forest to sea Australia's changing environment by Eric C Rolls( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This book looks in detail at Australia's degraded environment and provides not only reasons for it, but also a persuasive case for hope. It discusses the impact of European settlement on the country, what has happened to it since, and what should happen now
Deathdeal a Wyatt novel by Garry Disher( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Wanted by the police and contract hitmen, Wyatt discovers that a shadowy third player has joined the hunt. Enter Stolle. Who is his client? Is this a trap Wyatt's walking into? What of the score itself, the suburban bank with two million in the vault? It looks easy enough, if you don't count a bank manager who owes favours to the wrong people, a gun-running pilot, grifters, bent cops and punks with ambition
Sunburnt country stories of Australian life ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This is an outstanding selection of autobiographical stories and short fiction about Australian and Australians. The stories provide a lively, at times moving, sometimes funny, glimpse into many aspects of life in Australia
The man who made Littlewoods the story of John Moores by Barbara Clegg( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Born to a poor family in 1896 John Moores put all his savings and hopes into a scheme that he had dreamed up. It was the football pools. He then started up Littlewoods Mail Order. Although he went on to become one of Britain's richest men he was indifferent to the luxuries that money could buy. What drove him to make a fortune? And what drove him, moreover, to make fortunes for others?
Buck Jones, where are you? by Vincent Ball( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This autobiography tells of how a kid growing up in the bush in the 1920s and 30s grew up and went to war. Vincent takes us from the family home in Wee Waa to being an air gunner in the skies over Europe, and his eventual success as an actor in London. There is laughter, fun and occasional tears in this depiction of a truly Australian boyhood
The mistress of Blackstone by Mary Williams( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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