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Boldrewood

Rolf, real name Thomas Alexander Browne. 1826--1915, Australian writer, born in the UK, noted for his novels of the Australian outback, esp Robbery Under Arms (1882--3)
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Rolf Boldrewood was a bestselling Australian novelist who modelled his fiction on his literary hero Sir Walter Scott.
Boldrewood wrote many stories about Australian life that often drew upon his experiences as a police magistrate in New South Wales, but the popularity of this bushranger romance overshadowed all of his other works.
(3) Carey read Boldrewood's novel during the period in which he was preparing for and writing his Booker Prize-winning novel; yet there is no detectable influence of a stylistic kind.
He tried to go beyond the so-called realistic romance of his countrymen Ralph Boldrewood and Marcus Clarke and rejected what he called Anglo-Australian romance, of the kind directed at a predominantly English audience.
For years after it stood in the back yard with cracked panels, a monument of domestic miscalculation', Rolf Boldrewood, Old Melbourne memories, Melbourne, 1884, p.
Rolf Boldrewood's novel Robbery Under Arms, the tale of a renegade English nobleman called 'Captain Starlight' and his exploits on the colonial goldfields in the mid 1800s, was adapted for the screen five times.
Geoffrey Hamlin is now considered to have commenced the celebration of the Australian pastoral romance, a theme and celebration continued later by Rolf Boldrewood.
Scott, Ngamihi, or, The Maon Chiefs Daughter." A Tale of the War in New Zealand (1895); Hume Nisbet, The Rebel Chief: A Romance of New Zealand (1896); Rolf Boldrewood, 'War to the Knife', or, Tangata Maori (1899).
What distinguished La Trobe was that he was, in the words of Rolf Boldrewood, 'a humane and highly cultured person'.
He was named after Rolf Boldrewood, an Australian writer, whom his mother admired.