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Film and sound
Stars Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil and Greg Rowe.Distributed by Rainbow Products. Based on the novel by Colin Thiele. Storm Boy lives with his recluse father on South Australia's lonely and beautiful Coorong. Here Storm Boy's free spirit roams with his pet pelican Mr. Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend Fingerbone Bill.
Based on the book by Colin Thiele. Stars Hardy Kruger and Greg Rowe. Snook tries to to convince his father who runs the tuna boat Blue Fin that he is capable of becoming a good fisherman. When the boat is wrecked in a cyclone and his father is injured Snook shows his courage and resourcefulness.
The Fire In The Stone
Originally produced by the South Australian Film Corporation in association with the Australian Children's Television Foundation in 1983. Based on the novel by Colin Thiele. Tells the story of Ernie, a teenager who lives with his no-hoper father in Coober Pedy. He dreams of re-uniting his separated mother and father with the proceeds from the opal he is going to find one day
Cigarettes and Matches
Based on the chapter 'Cigarettes and Matches' from Colin Thiele's book, Sun on the Stubble. Two episodes in the life of a young boy growing up in the Australian bush. He shares the mischief and humour of first attempts at smoking but as Guy Fawkes night draws near he is involved in an unforeseen situation
Colin Thiele Research Collection
University of South Australia website includes a biography, bibliography and more.
Colin Thiele Home Page
This web site is to celebrate the life and achievements of one of South Australia's and indeed Eudunda's Favourite sons, Dr. Colin Thiele AC. by sharing our experiences with you.
Flinders Ranges Research
Historical information about Colin Thiele and his family.
A photograph from the South Australian Film Corporation production of Blue Fin shot in South Australia showing the stars Greg Rowe and Hardy Kruger.
For further information about this image see library catalogue
Storm Boy by
Call Number: 829.3 T431
Publication Date: 2006-04-10
A special fortieth anniversary edition of this Australian classic story of a boy and his father living in a humpy in the Coorong.
This 40th Anniversary edition demonstrates Thiele's enduring popularity.