Comic book, ‘The Adventures of Smoky Dawson No 10’, paper / ink, published by KG Murray Publishing Co, printed by Sungravure Ltd, Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia, 1953-1962

Made by KG Murray Publishing in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1953-1962.

The significance of this comic book stems from its association with Smoky Dawson, Australia’s first cowboy entertainer and a pioneer of Australian country music. Dawson has been a singer, showman, songwriter, scriptwriter, knife and double-headed axe thrower and all round performer who has lived a long life entertaining audiences. Through his radio serials, comic books and songs he created the persona of a happy-go-lucky singing cowboy. The Smoky Dawson comics were modelled somewhat on American ...

Summary

Object No.

2004/168/4

Physical Description

Multi paged booklet with colour cover depicting a cowboy and a threatening adversary. Inside images and text are in black and white. This comic book is number 10 in a series.

Dimensions

Height

265 mm

Width

180 mm

Production

Notes

This comic was printed by Sungravure limited, Rosebery, New South Wales and published by KG Murray Publishing Sydney between 1953 and 1962.

Published

KG Murray Publishing 1953-1962

History

Notes

This comic book has been part of Smoky Dawson's personal collection since it was produced. It was lent to the Powerhouse Museum in 2001 for display in the exhibition 'Spinning Around: 50 years of Festival Records'. At the conclusion of the exhibition Smoky Dawson agreed to donate his loan items.

Used

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 2001

Owned

Dawson, Smoky

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Smoky Dawson, 2004

Acquisition Date

8 December, 2004

Cite this Object

Harvard

Comic book, 'The Adventures of Smoky Dawson No 10', paper / ink, published by KG Murray Publishing Co, printed by Sungravure Ltd, Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia, 1953-1962 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/346889>

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