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Issue Details: First known date: 1963 1963
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1963 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Century of Australian Short Stories : Introduction, 1963 single work criticism (p. ix-xvi)
The Ghost upon the Rail, John Lang , 1853 single work short story crime
The tale of Fisher's Ghost's originally from John Lang's Botany Bay, or, True Stories of the Early Days of Australia . Penrith, NSW, was the scene of Edward Smith's murder of his neighbouring farmer John Fisher, both of them ex-convicts. Smith's plan is foiled by suspicions aroused by Fisher's apparition, the skills of a black tracker, and the sagacious magistrate, Mr Cox. Smith is hanged. (PB)
Fisher's Ghost
(p. 1-19)
How a Claim was Nearly Jumped in Gum-Tree Gully, Tasma , 1878 single work short story (p. 20-33)
How the Reverend Joseph Simmondsen Lost His Character, Jack Fruit , 1892 single work short story humour The Parson's Blackboy (p. 34-37)
The Heart-Breaking of Anstey's Bess, 'Price Warung' , 1892 single work short story historical fiction (p. 38-49)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story Die Frau des Viehtreibers (p. 50-57)
The Loaded Dog, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story humour
Dave and Andy create a bomb to blast fish out of the waterhole. However their dog picks the bomb up and begins a deadly, yet hilarious, game of 'fetch'.
(p. 58-64)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 65-68)
The Night We Watched for Wallabies, 'Steele Rudd' , 1899 single work short story humour (p. 69-71)
Squeaker's Mate, Barbara Baynton , 1902 single work short story (p. 72-85)
A Saturday at Spats', Edward Dyson , 1906 single work short story humour (p. 86-92)
The Birthday, Vance Palmer , 1926 single work short story (p. 93-99)
The Dingo, Vance Palmer , 1939 single work short story (p. 100-110)
The Cooboo, Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1927 single work short story
Set on the wide plains of the Murndoo station, 'The Cooboo' is the story of Rose, a Wongana woman, mother, and stockwoman.
(p. 111-114)
'And Women Must Weep', Henry Handel Richardson , 1931 single work short story The Grown-Up Ball (p. 115-120)
Sojourners, Frank Dalby Davison , 1940 single work short story (p. 121-133)
The Woman from the Bend, Don Edwards , 1943 single work short story (p. 134-140)
Short-Shift Saturday, Gavin Casey , 1937 single work short story (p. 141-171)
Solemn Mass, Dal Stivens , 1939 single work short story (p. 172-174)
The Three Jolly Foxes, Douglas Stewart , 1946 single work short story (p. 175-183)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Short Story Anthologies and 'the Solid Body of Australian Fiction' Stephen Holden , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 279-294)
Stories, Now and Then David Martin , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 26 1963; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1961-62 1962 periodical issue short story ; A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Don't Shoot the Anthologist Nancy Keesing , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 March vol. 85 no. 4337 1963; (p. 37)

— Review of Creative Writing in Australia : A Selective Survey John K. Ewers 1945 single work criticism ; A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Morris West and Martin Boyd Alan Davies , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 27 July 1963; (p. 21)

— Review of The Shoes of the Fisherman Morris West 1963 single work novel ; A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Stokes Edwin , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Spring vol. 7 no. 4 1963; (p. 73-77)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
The Growth of the Short Story John Ryan , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April vol. 2 no. 6 1963; (p. 100)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Tom Ronan , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , vol. 17 no. 1963; (p. 372-373)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
What's Stories For? Andrew Taylor , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Dissent , vol. 3 no. 3 1963; (p. 29-31)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Scrutarius , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 29 no. 7 1963; (p. 41)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Martin Haley , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 11 April 1963; (p. 10)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Stories, Now and Then David Martin , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 26 1963; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1961-62 1962 periodical issue short story ; A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Don't Shoot the Anthologist Nancy Keesing , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 March vol. 85 no. 4337 1963; (p. 37)

— Review of Creative Writing in Australia : A Selective Survey John K. Ewers 1945 single work criticism ; A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Morris West and Martin Boyd Alan Davies , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 27 July 1963; (p. 21)

— Review of The Shoes of the Fisherman Morris West 1963 single work novel ; A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Stokes Edwin , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Spring vol. 7 no. 4 1963; (p. 73-77)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
The Growth of the Short Story John Ryan , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April vol. 2 no. 6 1963; (p. 100)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Tom Ronan , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , vol. 17 no. 1963; (p. 372-373)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
What's Stories For? Andrew Taylor , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Dissent , vol. 3 no. 3 1963; (p. 29-31)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Scrutarius , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 29 no. 7 1963; (p. 41)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Untitled Martin Haley , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 11 April 1963; (p. 10)

— Review of A Century of Australian Short Stories 1963 anthology short story
Short Story Anthologies and 'the Solid Body of Australian Fiction' Stephen Holden , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 279-294)
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