A Dead Loss single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1894 1894
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Tom Denison is sent to investigate a situation on an unnamed island in the Southwest Pacific where a trader is alleged to have shot an Islander. When Denison and the taciturn ship's captain arrive on the island they discover the trouble is over a girl the trader brought to the island. The captain buys the girl, intending to make a profit on her.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 14 no. 774 15 December 1894 Z596475 1894 periodical issue 1894 pg. 19
  • Appears in:
    y South Sea Supercargo Louis Becke , A. Grove Day (editor), Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1967 Z539022 1967 selected work short story A collection of stories, some of which feature Becke's alter ego, Tom Denison. Others are apparently based on his one-time employer in Apia, Mrs Mary Macfarlane, and the blackbirder 'Bully' Hayes, as well as other characters he encountered in his Pacific wanderings. The stories draw heavily on Becke's own experiences and certainly have autobiographical components but they are not, as Professor Day's introduction implies, autobiographical in the strictest sense of the word. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1967 pg. 12 - 18
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Horror Stories Bill Wannan (editor), South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1983 Z404339 1983 anthology short story South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1983 pg. 29-34
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 103 no. 5397 27 December-3 January 1983-1984 Z589537 1983-1984 periodical issue 1983-1984 pg. 95-98
Last amended 29 Jul 2009
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