on 25 May, 2012

The Timeless Land on Radio National

ABC Radio National's Oz Classics Book Club turned to Eleanor Dark's The Timeless Land on 25 May 2012 at 10:a5 am.

From the Radio National website:

Published in 1941, it’s a sweeping epic that begins in a pre-contact Aboriginal Australia and tells the story of contact, its impact on one man in particular – Bennelong – and his family; and travels into convict and colonial lives and experiences. It was well received by the historical community at the time. So it’s bold, experimental, political, intelligent and highly researched. But how does it stand up, as a novel? How timeless is this Timeless Land? And did it set the stage for later historical novels?

Download the audio or read the transcript from the Radio National website.