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By Randolph Stow Ralph Steadman | Comments: ( 552 ) | Date: ( Dec 09, 2019 )

Even though MIDNITE was seventeen, he wasn t very bright So when his father died, his five animal friends decided to look after him Khat, the Siamese, suggested he became a bushranger, and his horse, Red Ned, offered to help But it wasn t very easy, especially when Trooper O Grady kept putting him in prison.So it was just as well that in the end he found GOLD A brillianEven though MIDNITE was seventeen, he wasn t very bright So when his father died, his five animal friends decided to look after him Khat, the Siamese, suggested he became a bushranger, and his horse, Red Ned, offered to help But it wasn t very easy, especially when Trooper O Grady kept putting him in prison.So it was just as well that in the end he found GOLD A brilliantly good humoured and amusing history of the exploits of Captain Midnite and his five good animal friends.


  • Title: Midnite: The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy
  • Author: Randolph Stow Ralph Steadman
  • ISBN: 9780140304213
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Randolph Stow Ralph Steadman

Born in Geraldton, Western Australia, Randolph Stow attended Geraldton Primary and High schools, Guildford Grammar School, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Sydney During his undergraduate years in Western Australia he wrote two novels and a collection of poetry, which were published in London by Macdonald Co He taught English Literature at the University of Adelaide, the University of Western Australia and the University of Leeds He also worked on an Aboriginal mission in the Kimberley, which he used as background for his third novel To the Islands Stow further worked as an assistant to an anthropologist, Charles Julius, and cadet patrol officer in the Trobriand Islands In the Trobriands he suffered a mental and physical breakdown that led to his repatriation to Australia Twenty years later, he used these last experiences in his novel Visitants.Stow s first visit to England took place in 1960, after which he returned several times to Australia Tourmaline, his fourth novel, was completed in Leeds in 1962 In 1964 and 1965 he travelled in North America on a Harkness Fellowship, including a sojourn in Aztec, New Mexico, during which he wrote one of his best known novels, The Merry Go Round in the Sea While living in Perth WA in 1966 he wrote his popular children s book Midnite.From 1969 to 1981 he lived at East Bergholt in Suffolk in England, his ancestral county, and he used traditional tales from that area to inform his novel The Girl Green as Elderflower The last decades of his life he spent in nearby Harwich, the setting for his final novel The Suburbs of Hell He last visited Australia in 1974.His novel To the Islands won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958 1 He was awarded the Patrick White Award in 1979 As well as producing fiction, poetry, and numerous book reviews for The Times Literary Supplement, he also wrote libretti for musical theatre works by Peter Maxwell Davies.A considerable number of Randolph Stow s poems are listed in the State Library of Western Australia online catalogue 2 with indications where they have been anthologised.



Comments Midnite: The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy

  • Paula Vince

    I loved this book when I was 11 years old, and now that I'm a homeschooling parent, I love it as much for different reasons.Captain Midnite is a bushranger who has the country's collective heart gripped in terror. Even Queen Victoria is troubled by his frightening reputation. Nobody knows that he is really a 17-year-old with a handful of pet animal confederates, and that he isn't very bright and pretty plain looking (although he can appear almost handsome if he scrubs up).Another memorable chara [...]


  • Stephen Dedman

    I haven't read this in years - possibly decades - because I read it so often as a boy that I can still recite large chunks of it. It has a special place in my heart, because it was the first book I read that was by a living Western Australian author, obviously set in Western Australia, and immensely enjoyable (the fact that the hero is a wise English-speaking Siamese cat may have helped). Before that, I hadn't realized such a thing was possible (the book, not the cat), and I might never have bec [...]


  • scarlettraces

    Super cute.And now I also know from the dedication that the original Captain Starlight (or one of them) was a public servant in later life, which delights me.


  • Steve Groves

    Read this when I was about 10 years old and enjoyed it greatly. Found a copy recently and read it to my 8 yr old who found it a hoot. We shall have to pay a visit to Fremantle prison to see the 'special' cell that was built to hold his real life counterpart, Mooondyne Joe in.


  • Alison

    Re-reading this after many years, it is both of its time and yet startlingly modern: Stow manages a nuanced view of police, law, theft, monarchy and authority all within hilariously simplified/overblown humour. The portrait Aboriginal people (who are treated as mysterious shadowy forces rather than actual people, separate to white society - unknowable is certainly better than stereotypical, but it still depersonalises them in some chapters), and women (who are mostly capricious and silly - altho [...]


  • Laura

    This tale of the not very handsome, not very clever bush ranger is one of my favourite books ever. Sort of my 'feel better/get happy' read. I'm not sure what it is that so attracts me to this book. Possibly the australian backdrop, the humour, the unorthodox 'friendship' between Midnite and Trooper O'Grady - who just keeps catching him and sticking him back into jail no matter how many times he escapes. Possibly it is the rags to riches theme, or the hilarious cast of animals or maybe it is that [...]


  • Ben Thurley

    This is a very enjoyable children's romp, and another to add to my collection of books-I-have-read-to-boys-at-bedtime-and-which-they-enjoyed-quite-a-lot. For obvious reasons I haven't set that category up as a shelf.The story of not-very-bright and almost-handsome West Australian bushranger, Captain Midnite, and his gang of animal companions – led by the fiendishly clever and fierce Khat, a Siamese cat of royal descent, is a lot of fun. Midnite's friendship and rivalry with the kleptomaniaca [...]


  • Booklovinglady

    I couldn't get hold of an English edition so I read a Dutch translation instead. What a marvellous book! A wonderful and lovely story, written with so much humour. I really, really enjoyed it and wish I had known about it when I was a kid, because I'm sure I would have loved it then just as much as I loved it now.See message 32 of the Netherlands & Flanders group Spring Challenge 2014for a review in Dutch.


  • Jack

    Writers for adults should take heed at how charmingly didactic, captivating a portrait of Australian cultural values, this book for children manages to convey in just a handful of pages. Being a bit of an American tourist down here, this caricature of Australian character is an old shoe that's still comfortable in many respects.


  • Mia

    3.5 Read this for class as a study on children's literature. Very fun and whimsical, though I wonder if it would have been published if it was written today (not because of the quality, but because of it's references to alcohol, glorification of crime, and some of the attitudes that could potentially be considered mildly racist or sexist).


  • Denise Rawling

    i love this book and it is still fresh after all this time. so Australian in flavour, it is quirky and humourous, warm hearted and rather subversive. A colourful collection of characters including bushrangers, Queen Victoria and a very superior siamese cat keep the story whipping along.


  • Book Bazaar

    A classic Australian tale, Midnite is a humorous tale of a young man who becomes the most famous of bushrangers. Our Junior Book Club gave it 8.5/10/8.5/8/9.5/7/7/6/7.5/9/9


  • bluetyson

    isbn,original


  • Anne

    Humorous and lovely Australian children's book. Trooper O'Grady must be the most annoying person ever though!


  • Daniel Skrzynski

    Very fun and entertaining book. It also had some good messages.


  • John.brown

    is so good i loved it


  • Tim Chappell

    read it when I was a kid. just read it again, and it's just as good as I remembered


  • Naomi

    Can't wait for my boys to be old enough to read this!


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