The Dead Witness; or, The Bush Waterhole single work   short story   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 1866 1866
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Notes

  • Memoirs of an Australian Police Officer, 5.
  • First published anonymously but attributed by most authorities to Mary Fortune although most of the series to which it belongs was written by James Skipp Borlase.

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Works about this Work

Some Early Australian Storytellers and Their Tales Bruce Bennett , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 6-12)
Bennett's article provides a brief survey of some of the earliest Australian short stories, from the 1820s to the 1870s, giving a sense of the 'lively and engaging storytelling' of early colonial Australia (11).
Mary Fortune and the First Detective Story Lucy Sussex , 1991 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 125 1991; (p. 47)
Some Early Australian Storytellers and Their Tales Bruce Bennett , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 6-12)
Bennett's article provides a brief survey of some of the earliest Australian short stories, from the 1820s to the 1870s, giving a sense of the 'lively and engaging storytelling' of early colonial Australia (11).
Mary Fortune and the First Detective Story Lucy Sussex , 1991 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 125 1991; (p. 47)
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