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Morphett, Tony

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1938-2018) Australian screenwriter and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Litterbug" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from July 1969, and who co-wrote The Last Wave (1977), co-written and directed by Peter Weir, whose last image – of a vast wave from the deeps of the ocean about to flood Australia – has become famous. Morphett's books of sf interest in his own right have been Ties to Australian Television releases made from his own scripts: Quest Beyond Time (1985) and The Distant Home (1993). [JC]

Anthony David Morphett

born Rosehill, New South Wales: 10 March 1938

died Katoomba, New South Wales: 2 June 2018


  • Quest Beyond Time (Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin/McPhee Gribble, 1985) [tie to the television drama: pb/]
  • The Distant Home (Melbourne, Victoria: Mammoth/Reed, 1993) [tie to the television drama: pb/]


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