Billy Maclaggan and the Fiji Ram single work   short story   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1902 1902
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A billygoat, being taken from Samoa to Fiji to fight with a hated businessman's much-feared ram, is trained to attack the businessman instead.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Town and Country Journal vol. 64 no. 1677 29 March 1902 Z605539 1902 newspaper issue 1902 pg. 55
  • Appears in:
    y Under Tropic Skies Louis Becke , London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1904 Z177204 1904 selected work short story London : George Bell and Sons , 1905 pg. 221 - 228
  • 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. 39 - 43
  • Appears in:
    y It Could Be You Hal Porter (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1972 Z25970 1972 anthology short story prose humour Adelaide : Rigby , 1972 pg. 43-47
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