Issue Details: First known date: 1981 1981
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In a round-about-way Chandler discusses how words and expressions change, go out of fashion or become extinct over time. The title 'Pig Island' is in reference to the name long ago given to New Zealand. He also looks at the origins of the word 'car,' arguing against his wife's claim that it could not have been used in the 1880s (the time in which his Kelly Country novel is set). He points, however, to a patent document from 1864 in which the word is used in the context of a passenger vehicle (albeit in reference to an airship).

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    y The Mentor no. 32 August 1981 6036131 1981 periodical issue essay short story poetry 1981
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    y A. Bertram Chandler David Kelleher , David Kelleher , 2004- Z1779616 2004- website essay poetry interview review Contains biographical and bibliographical information, and also includes the full text of a range of poems, interviews, reviews, and articles. David Kelleher , 2004-
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