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Niland's best known work is The Shiralee, which portrayed an Australian swagman named Macauley and his daughter. It was published in 1955. The Shiralee was made into a movie of the same name in 1957 (starring Peter Finch), and a mini-series titled Macauley's Daughter in 1988. Niland also collected a series of Australian folk songs under the title Travelling songs of old Australia (1966).
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