Digger's Rest: A Comedy in Three Acts (a.k.a.The Battler)

esso-diggersrest-a4.pdf

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Title

Digger's Rest: A Comedy in Three Acts (a.k.a.The Battler)

Subject

Bush Life
Miners and Mining
Work and Business

Description

Length: Three Acts
Synopsis: The Battler-Oglive-has returned after striking it rich in Western Australia. He discovers gold in an old abandoned working and the Digger's Rest community has wealth and life for a short while. But the mine folds and the prosperity is gone, though not for the Battler-his Southern Cross mine in Western Australia comes good. He sets off for the West, and the Digger's Rest community sinks back into torpitude.
Setting: An old deserted gold field.
Characters:
TERRIBLE MICK, an old fossicker
ANDREW, an old fossicker
JACK CONROY, estate agent and auctioneer
SAM CLARKE, a bullock driver
WATTY, Mrs Smith's son
CLARA, a girl working at the shanty
BILLY, a rouseabout
BELLA, Sam's wife
MRS JONES, an immigrant
MRS SMITH, the store and shanty keeper
GEORGE OGILVIE, a mining man

Creator

Esson, Louis

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection. [Two versions held in the Campbell Howard Collection]ANL holds a collection of Louis Esson papers, MS 3185, and Esson playscripts in the British Drama League (Australia) manuscript collection, MS 5579.

Publisher

[not stated in UNE collection record]

Date

1922

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 9.63MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

esso-diggersrestthebattler-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Citation

Esson, Louis, “Digger's Rest: A Comedy in Three Acts (a.k.a.The Battler),” Campbell Howard Project, accessed April 21, 2024, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/8.