Roderick, Colin, 1911-2000

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Colin Roderick was an Australian author, educator, and editor, and a major influence on 20th century Australian literary affairs, perhaps best known for his books about Australian literature. Born in 1911 in Queensland, he served as editor and later director of the publishing house Angus & Robertson, 1945-1965, and Professor of English at James Cook University, 1965-1976. Roderick wrote prolifically on Australian literature, especially on Henry Lawson, and published a book of travel writing and some fiction. In 1963 he published a book on the colorful convicted murderer, John Knatchbull. Roderick died in 2000.

From the description of Colin Roderick materials pertaining to his book on John Knatchbull, circa 1963. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 173022865

Australian author and editor; has been Professor of English at the James Cook University since 1965. Between 1945-1965 he was education editor of the Publishing Department of Angus and Robertson. His publications include "20 Australian novelists" 1947, authentic edition of "Ralph Rashleigh" 1952, with memoir of convict author James Tucker, and "John Knatchbull" 1963.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1948-1963. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225754238

Colin Roderick is an author and academic who has written a number of books on Australian history and literature. He worked as an editor for Angus and Robertson during the 1940s and 1950s, and has been Emeritus Professor since 1978.

From the description of Papers of Colin Roderick, 1824-1990. 1824-1990. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221057936


From the description of Manuscript [manuscript]. 1952. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225744801

C.A. Roderick, author and broadcaster, has published books on historical and literary subjects, and was appointed Professor of English at the James Cook University of North Queensland in 1965.

From the description of Papers. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225767081

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Concannon, John Joseph. person
associatedWith Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Gilmore, Mary Dame, 1865-1962 person
associatedWith Harris, Alexander, 1805-1874. person
associatedWith Knatchbull, John. person
associatedWith Knatchbull, John, 1792?-1844. person
correspondedWith Lancaster, G. B., 1874-1945 person
associatedWith Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922. person
associatedWith Praed, Campbell Mrs., 1851-1935. person
associatedWith Quinn, Roderic, 1867-1949. person
correspondedWith Stewart, Keith. person
associatedWith Sutherland, Bruce, 1904- person
associatedWith Tucker, James, 1808?-1888. person
associatedWith Tucker, James, ca. 1803-1866. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Libel and slander
Australian literature
Authors, Australian
Authors, Australian


Birth 1911

Death 2000






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