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The ghost of Dad Rudd, On the Stump

Lamond, Julieanne


This paper examines the cultural and political legacies of Dad Rudd, a fictional character who first appeared in short stories by “Steele Rudd” (A.H.Davis) in the Bulletin in 1895 and has since appeared in popular fiction, theatre, film, television and radio adaptations throughout the twentieth century. It traces a set of national tropes – particularly that of the battler - through stump speeches made by Dad Rudd in On Our Selection! (1899), Dad in Politics (1908), the stage melodrama On Our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 6 (2007): 19-32


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