Aldous, Allan, 1911-2000

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Author, playwright & lecturer, Aldous spent his early years in Perth, W.A., before going to London in 1935. In World War II, he enlisted with the A.I.F. in London, later serving in the Army Education Service in New Guinea & the Solomon Islands, & continued his work in adult education after the war. He was a writer of children's fiction, his best known novels being the McGowan series of 5 novels beginning with "McGowan climbs a mountain" (1945). As a playwright he wrote many radio plays, especially for Radio Australia.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1846-1993. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225811941

Allan Aldous was born in Perth and went to England in 1935; he is the author of plays and stories, notably a series McGowan adventure stories for boys and Bushfire (1967). He served in the 2nd AIF.

From the description of Papers of Allan Aldous, [ca.1930-1963] [manuscript]. [ca.1930-1963] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225776732

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creatorOf Aldous, Allan, 1911-2000. Papers of Allan Aldous, [ca.1930-1963] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Aldous, Allan, 1911-2000. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Aldous, Jean P. person
associatedWith Court, Charles Sir, 1911- person
associatedWith Crosland, Margaret, 1920- person
associatedWith Hadfield, Charles person
correspondedWith Murdoch, Walter, 1874-1970 person
associatedWith Parish, James person
associatedWith Radio Australia. corporateBody
associatedWith Victoria. Council of Adult Education. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Radio plays, Australian
Authors, Australian--Archives
World War, 1939-1945--Correspondence


Birth 1911

Death 2000



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