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Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Ghost upon the Rail, John Lang , 1853 single work short story crime
The tale of Fisher's Ghost's originally from John Lang's Botany Bay, or, True Stories of the Early Days of Australia . Penrith, NSW, was the scene of Edward Smith's murder of his neighbouring farmer John Fisher, both of them ex-convicts. Smith's plan is foiled by suspicions aroused by Fisher's apparition, the skills of a black tracker, and the sagacious magistrate, Mr Cox. Smith is hanged. (PB)
Fisher's Ghost
(p. 23-43)
The Dead Witness; or, The Bush Waterhole, James Skipp Borlase , Mary Fortune , 1866 single work short story crime (p. 45-59)
Note: Attributed by Mary Lord to Mary Fortune.
Pretty Dick, Marcus Clarke , 1869 single work short story
Story of the seven-year-old shepherd's son who gets lost in the bush and dies.
(p. 61-75)
Monsieur Caloche, Tasma , 1878 single work short story satire (p. 77-95)
A Profitable Pub, E. G. D. , 1887 single work short story humour The Golden Shanty (p. 97-109)
Note: With title: A Golden Shanty
Parson Ford's Confessional, 'Price Warung' , 1892 single work short story historical fiction (p. 111-124)
Far Inland Football, John Arthur Barry , 1892 single work short story humour (p. 125-131)
Dad and the Two Donovans, 'Steele Rudd' , 1896 single work short story Dad und die Donovans (p. 133-138)
Brighten's Sister-in-Law, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story (p. 139-160)
Billy Skywonkie, Barbara Baynton , 1902 single work short story (p. 161-174)
The Curse, Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1926 single work short story (p. 175-178)
Conversation in a Pantry, Henry Handel Richardson , 1934 single work short story (p. 179-185)
The Lottery, Marjorie Barnard , 1943-1985 single work short story (p. 187-193)
Miss Slattery and Her Demon Lover, Patrick White , 1963 single work short story humour satire (p. 195-211)
Party 42 and Mrs Brewer, Hal Porter , 1960 single work short story satire Party Forty-Two and Mrs Brewer (p. 213-226)
The Children, John Morrison , 1950 single work short story (p. 227-231)
Street Idyll, Christina Stead , 1974 single work short story (p. 233-237)
The Words She Types, Michael Wilding , 1974 single work short story (p. 239-241)
A Gentleman's Agreement, Elizabeth Jolley , 1976 single work short story (p. 243-248)
The Last Days of a Famous Mime, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story (p. 249-253)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Contents vary slightly between editions

Works about this Work

Paperbacks Graham Clark , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 October 2000; (p. 5)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; Leaving Bondi Robert G. Barrett 2000 single work novel ; The Perfect Couple Derek Hansen 2000 single work novel
Branded and Unbranded Cynthia Blanche , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 37 no. 5 1993; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Tanglewood Kristin Williamson 1992 single work novel ; Honk If You Are Jesus Peter Goldsworthy 1992 single work novel ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; Woman of the Inner Sea Thomas Keneally 1992 single work novel ; Unbranded Herb Wharton 1992 single work novel
Short Stories at Their Best? Ian Stevenson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 15 no. 1 1992; (p. 79-81)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Made in Australia Tim Prenzler , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , December vol. 10 no. 4 1991; (p. 57)

— Review of The Siberian Sparrows Ian McFarlane 1990 single work novel ; New and Selected Poems 1960-1990 Bruce Beaver 1991 selected work poetry biography ; Changing House David P. Reiter 1991 selected work poetry ; Australian Short Stories no. 34 1991 periodical issue ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
In Short, Oz Life Makes for Great Stories Giles Hugo , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 17 August 1991; (p. 20)

— Review of Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Gems of Australian Short Fiction Jane Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , December vol. 10 no. 12 1991; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Heroines : A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers 1991 anthology criticism drama extract short story prose poetry ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; More Crimes for a Summer Christmas 1991 anthology short story
Transcripts Reveal an Odd Bunch of Writers Mark Thomas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 August 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Self Portraits 1991 anthology interview ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
The Art of Developing Tales in Darkroom Trays Carmel Bird , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 June 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Personal Best 2 : Stories and Statements by Australian Writers 1991 anthology short story criticism extract biography poetry ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
A Fresh View of Distinctively Australian Writing Elizabeth Perkins , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 124 1991; (p. 90-91)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
A Noble Life Jane Messer , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April 1991; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
A Secure Coconut Ralph Crane , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Preludes : A Literary Annual , November no. 7 1991; (p. 45-48)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Cultural Caviar is Short and Savoury Imre Salusinszky , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 June 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 June 1991; (p. 41)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
To Say Best is to Pick an Argument or Two Katharine England , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 15 June 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Untitled Marlene Miles , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 18 no. 2 1991; (p. 160-163)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Made in Australia Tim Prenzler , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , December vol. 10 no. 4 1991; (p. 57)

— Review of The Siberian Sparrows Ian McFarlane 1990 single work novel ; New and Selected Poems 1960-1990 Bruce Beaver 1991 selected work poetry biography ; Changing House David P. Reiter 1991 selected work poetry ; Australian Short Stories no. 34 1991 periodical issue ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
In Short, Oz Life Makes for Great Stories Giles Hugo , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 17 August 1991; (p. 20)

— Review of Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Gems of Australian Short Fiction Jane Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , December vol. 10 no. 12 1991; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Heroines : A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers 1991 anthology criticism drama extract short story prose poetry ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; More Crimes for a Summer Christmas 1991 anthology short story
Branded and Unbranded Cynthia Blanche , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 37 no. 5 1993; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Tanglewood Kristin Williamson 1992 single work novel ; Honk If You Are Jesus Peter Goldsworthy 1992 single work novel ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; Woman of the Inner Sea Thomas Keneally 1992 single work novel ; Unbranded Herb Wharton 1992 single work novel
Transcripts Reveal an Odd Bunch of Writers Mark Thomas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 August 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Self Portraits 1991 anthology interview ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
The Art of Developing Tales in Darkroom Trays Carmel Bird , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 June 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Personal Best 2 : Stories and Statements by Australian Writers 1991 anthology short story criticism extract biography poetry ; The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
A Fresh View of Distinctively Australian Writing Elizabeth Perkins , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 124 1991; (p. 90-91)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
A Noble Life Jane Messer , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April 1991; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
A Secure Coconut Ralph Crane , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Preludes : A Literary Annual , November no. 7 1991; (p. 45-48)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Cultural Caviar is Short and Savoury Imre Salusinszky , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 June 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 June 1991; (p. 41)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
To Say Best is to Pick an Argument or Two Katharine England , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 15 June 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Untitled Marlene Miles , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 18 no. 2 1991; (p. 160-163)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Short Stories at Their Best? Ian Stevenson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 15 no. 1 1992; (p. 79-81)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 October 2000; (p. 5)

— Review of The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories 1991 anthology short story extract ; Leaving Bondi Robert G. Barrett 2000 single work novel ; The Perfect Couple Derek Hansen 2000 single work novel
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