Is part of Tales of "The System" 'Price Warung' 1890 series - author short story
Issue Details: First known date: 1890 1890
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  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 11 no. 536 24 May 1890 Z601941 1890 periodical issue 1890 pg. 8
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    y Tales of the Convict System 'Price Warung' , Sydney : Bulletin , 1892 Z948561 1892 selected work short story Sydney : Bulletin , 1892 pg. 1-11
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    y Convict Days 'Price Warung' , Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1960 Z577773 1960 selected work short story Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1960 pg. 178-185
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    y Tales of the Convict System : Selected Stories of Price Warung 'Price Warung' , Barry Geoffrey Andrews (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1975 Z9545 1975 selected work short story criticism St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1975 pg. 14-21
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1976 Z333518 1976 anthology short story Ringwood : Penguin , 1976 pg. 32-40
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    y Australian Stories of Horror and Suspense from the Early Days Gordon Neil Stewart (editor), Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1978 Z381037 1978 anthology short story Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1978 pg. 1-10
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    y The Australian Short Story Before Lawson Cecil Hadgraft (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z397319 1986 anthology short story Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 237-244
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    y The Australian Literary Magazine The Australian Literary Quarterly 13 June 1986 Z1023443 1986 newspaper issue 1986 pg. 12
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    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 424-429
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 228-234
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    y Deep South : Stories from Tasmania Ralph Crane (editor), Danielle Wood (editor), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012 Z1891264 2012 anthology short story (taught in 1 units) 'A wonderful collection of twenty-four short stories that celebrate the history, culture and creativity of Tasmania.

    Tasmania is another country—a lush, sometimes foreboding island with a people fiercely protective of its history, culture and creativity.

    This handsome collection, the first to bring together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma; internationally renowned practitioners, like Hal Porter, Carmel Bird and Nicholas Shakespeare; and a range of newer voices, from Danielle Wood and Rohan Wilson to Rachael Treasure. These twenty-four superb stories showcase the island's colonial past, its darkness and humour, the unique beauty and savagery of its landscape.

    Both a must-read for enthusiasts of Australian literature and a perfect gift for lovers of Tasmania, Deep South comes with a critical introduction from the editors and biographical sketches of the contributors.' (Source: Text Publishing website)
    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012
    pg. 105-116

Works about this Work

Price Warung and the Convicts : A View from (and of) the Nineties Laurie Hergenhan , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 39 no. 3 1979; (p. 309-326) Unnatural Lives : Studies in Australian Fiction about the Convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White 1993; (p. 62-74)
Hergenhan discusses Warung's 1890s treatment of Australia's convict past. Warung was the first writer to link the convict system with Australia's development beyond a colonial status. Hergenhan argues that Warung's fiction successfully connects this sense of the past with the political milieu of the 1890s, producing entertaining stories that make the past reverberate for later readers.
Price Warung and the Convicts : A View from (and of) the Nineties Laurie Hergenhan , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 39 no. 3 1979; (p. 309-326) Unnatural Lives : Studies in Australian Fiction about the Convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White 1993; (p. 62-74)
Hergenhan discusses Warung's 1890s treatment of Australia's convict past. Warung was the first writer to link the convict system with Australia's development beyond a colonial status. Hergenhan argues that Warung's fiction successfully connects this sense of the past with the political milieu of the 1890s, producing entertaining stories that make the past reverberate for later readers.
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