Ion (Jack) Llewellyn Idriess 1889-1979

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Jack's books - How many did he write?

 Jack wrote 53 books. Both Madman's Island books are included because the 1938 book was not just a reprint or revision - it was rewritten. Each of the Guerrilla Series is included as a separate book but not, for example, compilations like Gems from Idriess, Living off the Land or (more recently) Gouger of the Bulletin.

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Madman’s Island (Cornstalk)

1-1927

Prospecting for Gold (March)

2-1931

Lasseter’s Last Ride (September)

3-1931

Flynn of the Inland (March)

4-1932

The Desert Column (April)

5-1932

Men of the Jungle (September)

6-1932

Gold Dust and Ashes (March)

7-1933

Drums of Mer (September)

8-1933

The Yellow Joss

9-1934

Man Tracks

10-1935

The Cattle King

11-1936

Forty Fathoms Deep

12-1937

Over the Range

13-1937

Madman’s Island (non-fiction)

14-1938

Cyaniding for Gold

15-1939

Must Australia Fight? 

16-1939

The Great Trek

17-1940

Headhunters of the Coral Sea

18-1940

Lightning Ridge

19-1940

Fortunes in Minerals

20-1941

The Great Boomerang

21-1941

Nemarluk: King of the Wilds

22-1941

Australian Guerilla - Shoot to Kill

23-1942

Australian Guerilla - Sniping

24-1942

Australian Guerilla - Guerilla Tactics

25-1942

Australian Guerilla - Trapping the Jap

26-1942

Australian Guerilla - Lurking Death

27-1942

Australian Guerilla - The Scout

28-1943

Onward Australia

29-1944

The Silent Service

30-1944

Horrie the Wog-dog

31-1945

In Crocodile Land

32-1946

Isles of Despair

33-1947

The Opium Smugglers

34-1948

Stone of Destiny

35-1948

One Wet Season

36-1949

The Wild White Man of Badu

37-1950

Across the Nullarbor

38-1951

Outlaws of the Leopolds

39-1952

The Red Chief

40-1953

The Nor’-westers

41-1954

The Vanished People

42-1955

The Silver City

43-1956

Coral Sea Calling

44-1957

Back o’ Cairns

45-1958

The Tin Scratchers

46-1959

The Wild North

47-1960

Tracks of Destiny

48-1961

My Mate Dick

49-1962

Our Living Stone Age

50-1963

Our Stone Age Mystery

51-1964

Opals and Sapphires

52-1967

Challenge of the North

53-1969