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Jon Cleary (I) (1917–2010)

Left school at 15; became commercial artist, film cartoonist, laundryman and bushworker. First novel won second prize in Australia's biggest literary contest, launching his writing career. Novel "Peter's Pence" one American Edgar Allen Poe Prize as best crime novel of 1974. See full bio »

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  Spearfield's Daughter (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes, 1986) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1986)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (novel) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (novel) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (novel) / (teleplay)
 1983 High Road to China (novel)
 1975 Scobie Malone (novel "Helga's Web")
 1968 The High Commissioner (novel "The High Commissioner")
 1967 You Can't See Round Corners (TV Series) (novel)
 1962 Damon and Pythias (sceenplay - uncredited)
 1961 Telestory (TV Series) (novel "The Sundowners")
 1961 The Green Helmet (novel "The Green Helmet")
 1960 The Sundowners (novel)
 1959 Four Desperate Men (screenplay)
 1958 Dust in the Sun (novel "Justin Bayard")
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 1959 Four Desperate Men (associate producer - uncredited)
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 1979 Parkinson in Australia (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Himself
 1960 On Location with 'The Sundowners' (Documentary short)
Himself - Host, Narrator & Writer of 'The Sundowners' source novel

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Novel: "The Safe House". See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Cousin of cinematographer Peter James.

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