Put together a digital kit on Patrick White that provides a number of digital resources for understanding his importance to Australian ideas today.
ABC: Why Bother with Patrick White?. This is an excellent resource that embodies Blake’s importance to Australian Society. It also provides a thorough insight into White’s life through a detailed timeline as well a list of his works, excerpts from speeches and a collection of “opinions”.
Jennifer Hansen: Why we love Patrick White. Former television news co-host Jennifer Hansen provides a review of a Patrick White session that occurred at the Melbourne Writers Festival program in 2012. Hansen effectively highlights the everlasting significance of White’s ideas to Australian society a she demonstrates the passion behind his works.
The Nobel Prize: Patrick White. Upon receiving a Nobel Prize, White composed an Autobiography that reflected on his achievements and struggles during his lifetime.
The Global Mail. “Here’s a path to discovering the magic of Nobel-winning Australian author Patrick White, born a century ago.” This provides an excellent insight into Blake’s life and what he was attempting to express through a variety of his works.
The Sydney Theatre Company. The Sydney Theatre Company Website highlights how it has a “Patrick White Playwrights Award in honour of Patrick White’s contribution to Australian Theatre and to foster the development of Australian playwrights”. This clearly exemplifies White’s impact in Australia.
Seeing the World through Books. A great review by Mary Whipple on Riders in the Chariot that depicts the key ideas prevalent in the text.
The Life and Faith of Patrick White clip.