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ERIC EARLEY (1923 - 1996)
Eric Earley was born in Ireland in 1923, served in Royal Navy during WW2 and trained to be a teacher after the war. He emigrated to Australia in the 1950's. He taught in New Guinea for four years in the 1970's and began to produce plays in this period at the school where he was headmaster. Earley died in September, 1996.
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Within the settings of police station, Mission, hotel and the bush, this tragedy unfolds revealing personal and cultural conflict and their impact upon people under duress
Pauline McKelvey writes: I worked with Eric on his adaptation of "the Custodians" for radio. He was a meticulous writer and had unjustified doubts about his work. After completing draft No. 6 of the "the Custodians" I was forced to insist that he call the play finished and submit it to the ABC. It was well-recieved when it was broadcast. "the CUSTODIANS" was written for the stage for the Australian Bicentenary (Bicentenary of Australian settlement, 1988). It was adapted for radio in 1991 and won a runner-up prize in the Ian Reed Awards. It was subsequently published by Currency Press and has been adapted for screen.
the Playhouse, Civic Square, ACT 03 Sep 1993
Canberra Theatre Trust
Sydney : Published by Currency Press in association with Canberra Theatre Trust, 1993 -
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