Hesba Brinsmead’s Wish List

The National Centre wishes to complete our holdings of Hesba Brinsmead. Below is a list of books we do not have and would like to add to our collection. We are searching for every English edition and every overseas translation, as well as each edition and each reprint of every title.

This seems like a big project, but we have had excellent success with earlier wish lists. In 1999, we sought 271 missing titles which were Children’s Book Council award winners, Honour or Notable books published between 1960 and 1986. Four years later, we had found every single one. So, in 2002, we began a wish list for Colin Thiele’s books which we did not have in our collection. We put this list on our website and received over 100 missing Thiele books. We believe it is time to feature another author’s works as our wish list, though we will continue to search for our missing titles by Thiele.

We invite you to help us complete our collection of Hesba Brinsmead’s books. If you find one of the books on our list and can donate a copy, please contact us at info@ncacl.org.au.  We would be very grateful for your help. You will find a brief profile of Hesba Brinsmead here.

Beat of the City. New York: Coward-McCann, 1968.
Treffpunkt Paradies. [Beat of the City]. Wien: Carl Veberreuter. German edition, c1966
High Dive and Free is Lonely. Lane Cove, NSW: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979. Knight Riders series. ISBN 0340245719.
The Honey Forest. Lane Cove, NSW: Hodder and Stoughton, 1978.
Longtime Passing. Auckland & Sydney: Penguin Books in association with H J Ashton, 1975. Rpt of 1973 edition.
Longtime Passing. Surry Hills, NSW: Reader’s Digest Services, 1975. Condensed edition, one of five novels in this volume of condensed novels.
Once There Was a Swagman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980. ISBN 0195505492.
Un Jour, un Vagabond. [Once There Was a Swagman], Paris: Castor Poche Flammarion, 1986. French edition. ISBN 2081618575.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. London: Oxford University Press, 1969. Rpt of 1964 edition.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. New York: Coward-McCann, 1966.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. New York: Coward-McCann, 1966. Second imp.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. London: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Rpt of 1970 edition.
I Pascoli Della Gru Azzurra [Pastures of the Blue Crane. Italian pbk edition of 1973 Italian edition. Bergamo [Italy] : Janus, 1973.
Aosagi Bokujo [Pastures of the Blue Crane] Tokyo: Fuzanbo, 1976 (1983 printing). Japanese edition.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books in association with Oxford University Press, 1980. Rpt of 1978 edition.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books in association with Oxford University Press, 1982. Rpt of 1978 edition.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books in association with Oxford University Press, 1983. Rpt of 1978 edition.
Pastures of the Blue Crane. Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books in association with Oxford University Press, 1988. Rpt of 1978 edition.
Season of the Briar. New York: Coward-McCann, 1967.

Previous Wish List
Our previous wishlist for Colin Thiele has been retired but is still available. If you have found a Colin Thiele title, please check our Colin Thiele’s Wish List.