The Guile of Dad M'Ginnis single work   poetry   humour   "When M'Ginnis struck the mining camp at Jamberoora Creek"
  • Author: W. T. Goodge
Issue Details: First known date: 1898 1898
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Alternative title: The Guile of Dad McGinnis
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 19 no. 981 3 December 1898 Z594553 1898 periodical issue 1898 pg. 32
  • Appears in:
    y Hits! Skits! and Jingles! W. T. Goodge , Sydney : Bulletin , 1899 Z1169579 1899 selected work poetry humour Sydney : Bulletin , 1904 pg. 176-177
  • Appears in:
    y An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 Z985597 2002 anthology poetry Sydney : ABC Books , 2002 pg. 223-224
    Note: This version uses 'McGinnis' instead of original 'M'Ginnis'
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories Jim Haynes , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6695586 2013 selected work prose

    'Best Australian Yarns is a substantial and definitive collection of factual and fanciful Aussie stories, humour and anecdotes–the result of decades of researching popular Aussie culture and history and yarning to mates and other colourful characters from all parts of Australia and all walks of life.

    'This collection includes tall stories from the bush, reminiscences from the racetrack and shearing shed, railway yarns, stories from the world of show business, Aboriginal legends and humour, digger yarns from both world wars, ghost stories, monsters, bunyips and yowies... and many things you never knew about our amazing history and the characters who made it–the pioneers, heroes, convicts, bushrangers, eccentrics and brave and forgotten men and women whose fascinating lives and achievements created the Aussie spirit that we all love.

    'While the stories range from poignant to hilarious, many simply describe unusual coincidences, strange occurrences or simple everyday humorous events with a refreshing understatement that vividly evokes a vanishing Australia where looking for a good laugh was a key component of a cheekier national character and a simpler lifestyle.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013
    pg. 159
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