Steele Rudd

On Our Selection took on its first form as a book written by Arthur Hoey Davis (known as Steele Rudd) in 1899. Hoey Davis was born in Drayton in the Darling Downs area of Western Queensland, his story of Dad Rudd and the Rudd family comes form his own experiences growing up and working on the farming selections of the area. On Our Selection was adapted as a play by Hoey Davis and Adelaide publisher Frank Beaumont Smith in 1907, which was later taken on by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan in 1912.

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