The Hermit of the Huon single work   short story   adventure  
Issue Details: First known date: 1875 1875
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A young clerk in the Comptroller-General's office in Hobart-Town in the very early convict days of Van Diemen's Land is commissioned to lead an explorer's expedition (of 3) to Port Esperance. The light-hearted party meet a hermit living on the banks of the Huon, later the site of Franklin, and hear his tale of his escape from Norfolk Island and Hell's Gates ... Historical reminiscence mixed with boyish adventure. Warm. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 10 no. 116 January 1875 Z1028149 1875 periodical issue 1875 pg. 264-267
  • Appears in:
    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. 165-183
Last amended 7 Feb 2013 12:16:57
Subjects:
  • Huon River, Huon Valley, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
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  • Tasmania,
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