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Issue Details: First known date: 1908 1908
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'A light coloured tribe of aboriginals is supposed to exist, the descendants of ship-wrecked Eoropean mariners who, like the mutineers of the Bounty, married aboriginal women, whose descendants in time might therefore almost be designated Australian demi-semi-aboriginal Pitcairn Islanders.

'When one finds that the daughter and the adopted daughter of a bush shanty-keeper are two charming girls whose adventures bulk largely in the book, and that, in the wonderful and mysterious tribe, a half-caste girl has reared an emu which she can direct by a signal heard many miles away, and which emu with its mate arrives when wanted by her, and on the back of which she rides away as if on the wind, one recognises the Munchausen character of, at all events, one phase of this wonderfully imaginative tale.'

Source: Rev. of The Silver Queen, by William Sylvester Walker. The Queenslander 29 Jan 1910.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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John Ouseley , 1909 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
L'Envoii"Wreathing blue of camp-smoke", William Sylvester Walker , 1908 single work poetry (p. 348)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      John Ouseley , 1908 .
      Extent: 338p.
      Note/s:
      • Reprinted twice in 1908.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      John Ouseley , 1909 .
      Alternative title: The Silver Queen
      Extent: 348p.
      Edition info: Third edition
      Note/s:
      • Epigraph: The horses were ready, the rails were down ... 'Where the pelican builds her nest.' Mary Hannay Foott.

Works about this Work

Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
William Sylvester Walker ('Coo-ee'): A Neglected Colonial Writer of the Australian Outback James Doig , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 3 2009; (p. 5-10)
Fabulating the Australian Desert : Australia's Lost Race Romances, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , April no. 3 2004;
y Mobilising Fictions or, Romancing the Australian Desert, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1238252 2003 single work criticism 'This paper looks at Australia's "lost race romances", published between 1890 and 1908, so-called because they described the discovery of an unknown race in the middle of the Australian desert...' (Author's abstract)
y Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 1995 Z480378 1995 single work criticism

Includes chapters on subjects ranging from the representation of property and ethics in 19th century novels, captivity narratives, romantic narratives, the occult, crime fiction and empire, and the representation of the 'Asiatic' in The Lone Hand.

Includes discussion of the influence of British writers H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Fabulating the Australian Desert : Australia's Lost Race Romances, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , April no. 3 2004;
y Mobilising Fictions or, Romancing the Australian Desert, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1238252 2003 single work criticism 'This paper looks at Australia's "lost race romances", published between 1890 and 1908, so-called because they described the discovery of an unknown race in the middle of the Australian desert...' (Author's abstract)
William Sylvester Walker ('Coo-ee'): A Neglected Colonial Writer of the Australian Outback James Doig , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 3 2009; (p. 5-10)
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
y Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 1995 Z480378 1995 single work criticism

Includes chapters on subjects ranging from the representation of property and ethics in 19th century novels, captivity narratives, romantic narratives, the occult, crime fiction and empire, and the representation of the 'Asiatic' in The Lone Hand.

Includes discussion of the influence of British writers H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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