y The Antipodean periodical issue  
Issue Details: First known date: 1897 no. 3 Christmas 1897 of The Antipodean est. 1892-1897
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* Contents derived from the 1897 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Saltbush Bill's Second Fighti"The news came down on the Castlereagh, and went to the world at large,", A. B. Paterson , 1897 single work poetry humour

Saltbush Bill is droving his sheep towards Castlereagh and Stingy Smith, the owner of Hard Times Hill station is worried that Bill's sheep will ruin his run. He chances on a travelling tramp, and finding out the man is a fighter, arranges for him to get Bill into a fight and tells him it's "a five-pound job if you belt him well – do anything short of kill". When Bill arrives at the station, the tramp kicks his dog, starts a fight and beats Bill senseless. Bill has to recuperate for a week from his injuries, after which he and his sheep move on. It is only later that Stingy Smith comes to realise that he has been duped, and that Bill had arranged it all.

(p. [xxix], [xxxi], [xxxiii], [xxxv], [xxxvii])

Illustrated by F.P. Mahony.

This poem was printed among the advertisements at the start of the periodical, on pages without printed numbers. The numbers applied refer to the page numbers as they appear in the linked pdf.

The Black Tracker, Rolf Boldrewood , 1897 single work prose
Boldrewood recounts the 1891 murder of two white men by Aboriginal trackers. The trackers avoided capture for two years, but were eventually captured and tried.
(p. 1-6)
Note: Illustrated
The Chamber of Faithi"There's a room in my soul that has long been closed;", J. Brunton Stephens , 1897 single work poetry (p. 7-11)
Note: With portrait of Brunton Stephens.
Golden Syrup, Ethel Turner , 1897 single work short story
Alcholic stallholder, 'Golden Syrup', offers to do Jim's homework. Jim is pleased with the arrangement until 'Golden Syrup' demands payment.
(p. 12-24)
A Daughter of Maoriland : A Sketch of Poor-Class Maoris, Henry Lawson , 1897 single work short story
The story of Sarah Moses, a brooding sixteen-year-old Maori girl called 'August' by her new school teacher, and a man with literary ambitions who thinks he may be able to construct a romance from her story. One day August turns up on his doorstep, claiming her family have thrown her out. The teacher and his wife take her in and all goes well at first, but gradually they realise August's real intentions.
(p. 25-34)
Note: With photographs of Maori people.
The Fossickers, Edward Dyson , 1897 single work short story
Tinker and Dick constantly fight over the area that they are both fossicking for gold, with near-fatal consequences.
(p. 35-42)
A Gulf Idyll, George Essex Evans , 1897 single work short story
Loo Morry wants to run away with Dom Bassett even though he is a thief, but her lover, Tupper, has other ideas.
(p. 49-57)
On the Dividing Chain, Roderic Quinn , 1897 single work short story
Crampton travels to a gold mine, expecting to find his partner, Wayman. Instead, he discovers that Wayman has been murdered by another miner. Crampton and the miner engage in a stand-off, with fatal consequences.
(p. 63-70)
A Day at Shingle Hut, 'Steele Rudd' , 1897 single work short story
Dad is furious with Joe's pet kangaroo 'Jacko' who has got into the 'greenstuff' overnight. Dad's reaction sets off a chain of mishaps.
(p. 73-77)
The Cry of the Curlewi"For hours along the range's slope", J. B. O'Hara , 1897 single work poetry (p. 79-80)
Australiai"Earth's mightiest isle. She stands alone.", George Essex Evans , 1897 single work poetry (p. 89-90)
Customs of Australian Aborigines : The Message Stick, Archibald Meston , 1897 single work essay
Meston lists the uses that Aboriginal people made of message sticks, including arrangements for inter-tribal corroborees, war and marriage. He describes the governance of tribes between the Hunter and Tweed Rivers as consisting of the oldest man (the 'Yooloori') with a subordinate chief, who trained the young men for hunting and warfare. The message stick's decorations were to remind the bearer of his instructions.A coda to the article, entitled 'Sturt's Terrible Rite,' refers to castration as a practice of the Aborigines of Central Australia, including the 'Calcadoons' of the McKinley Ranges and Cloncurry. 'They are a savage and warlike race and are dying out untamed.'
(p. 97-101)
The Ballad of the Calliopei"By the far Samoan shore,", A. B. Paterson , 1897 single work poetry (p. 102-104)

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