The Dead Man in the Scrub single work   short story   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 1867 1867
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The flyblown body of a man found dead in his lone tent near the Loddon diggings in Victoria proves to be the husband of a woman who unknowingly married his murderer. The detective narrator eventually uncovers the story at the town of Walhalla a couple of years later. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 3 no. 105 31 August 1867 Z658676 1867 periodical issue 1867 pg. 774-776
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Short Stories Carmel Bird (editor), Wantirna South : Houghton Mifflin , 1991 Z195467 1991 anthology short story extract satire humour Wantirna South : Houghton Mifflin , 1991 pg. 216-225
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  • Walhalla, Fumina, West Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria,
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