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Issue Details: First known date: 1928 1928
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'The story has a Central Australian setting and grips one's attention from start to finish. Roy Mitchell, a metallurgist and lecturer in Science at Melbourne University, and his friend Fisher, a medical student, become possessed of information that leads them to believe that Robert Wright has certain knowledge of gold-bearing country out from Oodnadatta.

'Years previously an expedition went north and completely disappeared, and while one man had died fromprivation, at the same time being terribly burned, his daughter and companion were both given up for dead. The dying prospector gasped, "Find Schäfer-Rae-burn-,ing air-." These words were gasped to Bob Wright, who knew something of the aims of the prospectors, and for some years he endeavored to solve the mystery. Mitchell, Fraser and Wright undertake to explore the reefs in Central Australia according to a plan given to Wright by the prospector just before he 'crossed the bar'. After a weary journey the two former men reached the spot considered to be the best base for operations, and which was marked by a tree with an X on it.From that time onwards their adventures were strange and many.'

Source: Porter, John. Books worth reading. Darwin: Northern Territory Times, 1929.

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More Miscellaneous Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 163-168)

— Review of Jacob Shumate, or The People's March: A Voice from the Ranks Henry Wrixon 1903 single work novel ; The Girdle of Kaf Cora Minnett 1912 single work novel ; The Living Mummy Ambrose Pratt 1910 single work novel ; The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories Arthur A. D. Bayldon 1910 selected work short story ; Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel ; The Devil's Saint Dulcie Deamer 1924 single work novel ; In the Beginning : Six Studies of the Stone Age and Other Stories Including A Daughter of the Incas A Short Novel of the Conquest of Peru Dulcie Deamer 1909 selected work short story novel ; The Rescue of Victoria, the Beautiful Nihilist T. P. Deegan 1909 single work novel ; 'So Long' : An Original Book for Everyone to Read. Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing. A Glimpse of the Past, Present and Inferentially of the Future Charles C. Cowdroy 1908 selected work short story prose ; The Super-Barbarians Carlton Dawe 1915 single work novel ; A Journalist and Two Bears James Edmond 1913 selected work short story essay poetry ; The Flying Argosy Arthur J. Rees 1934 single work novel ; The Threshold of Fear : A Sober Fantasy Arthur J. Rees 1925 single work novel ; The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees 1922 single work novel ; The Case Books of X37 A. J. Dawson 1930 selected work short story ; The Dawn of a New Civilization William Hardy Wilson 1929 single work novel ; Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel ; Tzane : A Novel J. L. Ranken 1926 single work novel ; The Fall of a Dictator Arthur Gask 1938 single work novel ; The Red Paste Murders Arthur Gask 1923 single work novel ; Sariska Benori Barbara Dale Smith 1922 single work novel ; Mutiny in the Air James M. Downie 1943 single work children's fiction ; Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Max Afford 1937 single work novel ; Whirlaway : A Story of the Ages H. C. F. Morant 1937 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1929 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times , 4 January 1929; (p. 2)

— Review of Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel
A brief synopsis of the latest novel (about to be published) by Armour.
Books Worth Reading : 'Burning Air,' by John Armour 1929 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times , 5 March 1929; (p. 1)

— Review of Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel
Gives a brief outline of the novel's setting and story, and acclaims it as 'a sparkling story and worth reading if one wants a good thrilling yarn'.
Untitled 1929 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times , 4 January 1929; (p. 2)

— Review of Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel
A brief synopsis of the latest novel (about to be published) by Armour.
Books Worth Reading : 'Burning Air,' by John Armour 1929 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times , 5 March 1929; (p. 1)

— Review of Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel
Gives a brief outline of the novel's setting and story, and acclaims it as 'a sparkling story and worth reading if one wants a good thrilling yarn'.
More Miscellaneous Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 163-168)

— Review of Jacob Shumate, or The People's March: A Voice from the Ranks Henry Wrixon 1903 single work novel ; The Girdle of Kaf Cora Minnett 1912 single work novel ; The Living Mummy Ambrose Pratt 1910 single work novel ; The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories Arthur A. D. Bayldon 1910 selected work short story ; Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel ; The Devil's Saint Dulcie Deamer 1924 single work novel ; In the Beginning : Six Studies of the Stone Age and Other Stories Including A Daughter of the Incas A Short Novel of the Conquest of Peru Dulcie Deamer 1909 selected work short story novel ; The Rescue of Victoria, the Beautiful Nihilist T. P. Deegan 1909 single work novel ; 'So Long' : An Original Book for Everyone to Read. Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing. A Glimpse of the Past, Present and Inferentially of the Future Charles C. Cowdroy 1908 selected work short story prose ; The Super-Barbarians Carlton Dawe 1915 single work novel ; A Journalist and Two Bears James Edmond 1913 selected work short story essay poetry ; The Flying Argosy Arthur J. Rees 1934 single work novel ; The Threshold of Fear : A Sober Fantasy Arthur J. Rees 1925 single work novel ; The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees 1922 single work novel ; The Case Books of X37 A. J. Dawson 1930 selected work short story ; The Dawn of a New Civilization William Hardy Wilson 1929 single work novel ; Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel ; Tzane : A Novel J. L. Ranken 1926 single work novel ; The Fall of a Dictator Arthur Gask 1938 single work novel ; The Red Paste Murders Arthur Gask 1923 single work novel ; Sariska Benori Barbara Dale Smith 1922 single work novel ; Mutiny in the Air James M. Downie 1943 single work children's fiction ; Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Max Afford 1937 single work novel ; Whirlaway : A Story of the Ages H. C. F. Morant 1937 single work children's fiction
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