A Police Officer, who is also Aboriginal, arrives in outback central Australia from a big city. He begins to solve local major crimes. Not only through his intelligence, as he is highly educated, but also using skills he has learnt from his Aboriginal culture.Written by
The original spelling in the books was "Bony". Following the success of the television show the spelling on the covers of subsequent printings of the books was changed to "Boney" although the spelling in the text of each book was maintained as "Bony." A note found in the opening cover pages of each book read: "*Boney is the spelling preferred by Norfolk International Production in their television dramatisation of this series; Bony which is used throughout the text of this book, is the spelling preferred by Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte's creator, Arthur Upfield." The change in spelling was made to avoid people mis-pronouncing the name as "Bonny". See more »
The previous reviewer can't have seen it. Somewhat off-beat drama that aired late at night on UK's ITV networks. The aboriginal dancing wasn't performed by Laurenson, but by Australian native actor David Gulpilil on the end titles.
And, yes, there was a racist theme running through it all.
A lost atmosoheric aussie gem that needs revisiting.
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