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Elyne Mitchell, OAM (born Sibyl Elyne Chauvel on 30 December 1913 Melbourne, Victoria - died 4 March 2002 Corryong, Victoria) was an Australian author noted for the Silver Brumby series of children's novels. Set in the Snowy Mountains area of the Australian Alps around Mount Kosciuszko in southern New South Wales and northern Victoria, the books recount the life of the pale palomino brumby stallion Thowra from his birth in The Silver Brumby (first published 1958) to Silver Brumby Whirlwind. The Silver Brumby was the basis of a film of the same name in 1993 starring Caroline Goodall as Mitchell and Russell Crowe as The Man. This film was also released under the title The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild. There is also a children's cartoon TV series of the same name, which uses some character names, but at best is only a very loose adaptation of the books. Elyne Mitchell's other works of fiction are also set in the Snowy Mountains around Thredbo and the Cascade Hut and are populated by brumbies and other animals, native and feral. The brumby stories generally intersect geographically or thematically with the Silver Brumby books and various characters from the Silver Brumby books may appear in the others. Her novels describe eastern Australian terrain and wildlife in considerable detail. She was part of a wave of nationalist Australian writing in that gathered strength in the late 1930s and 1940s and her work is generally described as having a landscape aesthetic. Although the horses and other animals in her books speak to each other, they are not anthropomorphic and particularly in the first two Silver Brumby books, otherwise behave naturally. Her nonfiction works draw on family history and culture. Elyne Mitchell was the daughter of General Sir Henry George (Harry) Chauvel, who was the commander of the ANZAC Mounted Division Light Horse and Desert Mounted Corps in World War I famous for the charge at Beersheba. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elyne_Mitchell

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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Sydney South, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2012
 
 
by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Sydney South, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2013
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Pymble, Sydney, NSW : Angus & Robertson, 1995 , ©1995
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Sydney : HarperCollins Publishers, 2013
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Pymble, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 2003
 
 
by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Pymble, Sydney, NSW : Angus & Robertson, 1998 , ©1998
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Pymble, Sydney, NSW : Angus and Robertson, 1993 , ©1993
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
Pymble, Sydney, NSW : Angus & Robertson, 2000 , ©1976
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
St Albans, Herts. : Dragon, 1975 , ©1973
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
London : Hutchinson of London, 1962 , ©1958
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by Mitchell, Elyne, 1913-2002
London : Arrow Books Limited, 1982 , ©1981
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