A Stripe for Trooper Casey single work   short story  
  • Author: Roderic Quinn http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/quinn-roderic
Issue Details: First known date: 1898 1898
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Bush girl left alone while the district is at a dance is threatened by two murderous sailors, rescued by a bushranger, and manages to help him leave the sailors for the law without being captured himself.

Adaptations

form y The Gentleman Bushranger Beaumont Smith , Australia : Beaumont Smith's Productions , 1921 6338185 1921 single work film/TV crime adventure romance

'The plot is well laid. Richard Lavender and Kitty Anson (the hero and heroine) are passengers on board a sailing ship bound for Sydney harbor. The vessel is manned by a crew of roughs. Lavender protects the ship's boy (Billy) from the infuriated captain, and in a fight up aloft the latter falls to the deck mortally wounded. Lavender is told by the mate that he will hang for it when the ship gets to port, but on reaching the harbor he makes his escape, taking Billy with him, and they seek the solitude of the bush. Joined by a black-boy [sic], they search for gold. Kitty has taken up her home on a selection and, being born to the saddle, makes many tours of the bush. In one of them she comes across her friend working his mine, just about the time that he has discovered gold. In the meantime the mate of the ship, who has become the landlord of a country inn and employs a gang of bushrangers, ascertains the whereabouts of Lavender, and puts the police on his track. There is £500 reward offered for his capture. Kitty beats the mate in an exciting race over fences to take out a miner's right, and afterwards works the mine, assisted by Billy and the black boy. Lavender is hunted by the police, and numerous 'stick-ups' and the robbery of gold from the mail coach are credited to him. He is even accused of stealing the bones of the Chinaman's [sic] grandfather. In the end The Gentleman Bushranger recovers the stolen gold, unmasks the mate and his gang, and justifies his own actions in the eyes of the law.'

Source: 'The Gentleman Bushranger. The Local Picture.' Robertson Advocate, 3 January 1922, p.2.

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Alternative title: Un galon pour le soldat Casey
Language: French
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