Spearfield's Daughter

Spearfield's Daughter is a 1982 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary.[1][2]

Spearfield's Daughter
First Australian edition
AuthorJon Cleary
PublisherCollins (Australia/UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date


The book was adapted into a 1986 Australian-Canadian mini series starring Christopher Plummer. Cleary's original scripts were rewritten and he describes the result as a "disaster".[3]


  1. "Books Reviewed by Heather Chapman". The Australian Women's Weekly. 15 December 1982. p. 147. Retrieved 10 March 2012 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "CLEARY'S BEST STORY YET". The Canberra Times. 29 January 1983. p. 16. Retrieved 18 October 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  3. Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive
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