Julius Adolphus Jenkins's Christmas Alligator single work   short story   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1907 1907
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A young bank clerk, newly arrived from England, is shocked by the lax habits of the Townsville inhabitants. When he falls in love with a local girl she tells him that her father makes fun of him and will never let her marry a 'duffer'. She asks him to prove himself by shooting a crocodile.

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Alternative title: Julius Jenkins's Christmas Alligator
  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 14 December 1907 Z1126941 1907 newspaper issue 1907 pg. 45
    Note: With title: 'Julius Jenkins's Christmas Alligator.'
  • Appears in:
    y 'Neath Austral Skies Louis Becke , London : John Milne , 1909 Z325931 1909 selected work short story London : John Milne , 1909 pg. 105 - 122
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 418-426
  • Appears in:
    y The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction Ken Gelder (editor), Rachael Weaver (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011 Z1802098 2011 anthology short story extract adventure 'Marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums and mounted troopers: these are some of the characters who populate the often perilous world of colonial Australian adventure fiction. Squatters defend their hard-earned properties from attack, while floods and other natural disasters threaten to wipe any trace of settlement away. Colonial Australian adventure fiction takes its characters on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. But these journeys are invariably fraught with danger, and everything comes at a price.

    'This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, with stories by Ernest Favenc, Louis Becke, Rosa Praed, Guy Boothby, and many others.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011
    pg. 192-201
Last amended 20 Jan 2012 13:50:10
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  • Townsville, Townsville area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland,
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