The Spirit of the Creek! single work   poetry   "Drain'd flaggons proclaim that 'tis time to give o'er;"
Note: Originally published anonymously; later attributed to John Lang.
Issue Details: First known date: 1832 1832
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Blood will have blood: [...] - Shakespeare'
  • The poem tells Australia's best known ghost story, based on the fate of the murder of James Frederick Fisher of Campbelltown, who disappeared from the house of a neighbour, George Worrall, in June 1826, and manifested himself four months later. Worrall was hanged for murder.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Sprite of the Creek!
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 3 no. 3 May 1968 Z601569 1968 periodical issue 1968 pg. 194-200
    Note:

    With title: The Sprite of the Creek : An Australian Tale, founded on the Murder at Campbell Town, of a Sheriff's Bailiff, named F*****.

    Published anonymously.

Works about this Work

The Five Ghosts of John Lang Victor Crittenden , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 71 2007; (p. 4-8)
Crittenden compares five texts of the story of Fisher's ghost all attributed to John Lang.
More Substance to Fisher's Ghost? Cecil Hadgraft , Elizabeth Webby , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 3 no. 3 1968; (p. 190-200)
The Five Ghosts of John Lang Victor Crittenden , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 71 2007; (p. 4-8)
Crittenden compares five texts of the story of Fisher's ghost all attributed to John Lang.
More Substance to Fisher's Ghost? Cecil Hadgraft , Elizabeth Webby , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 3 no. 3 1968; (p. 190-200)
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