y Fisher's Ghost : A Legend of Campbelltown single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1836 1836
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An early version of the tale of Fisher's Ghost, Australia's first legend of a ghost.

Notes

  • First appeared in Tegg's Monthly Magazine in March 1836 with the author's name indicated by the Greek letter Sigma. Hand-written notes on the Mitchell Library copy of Tegg's Monthly Magazine attribute this work to 'W. Kerr'. Note that Victor Crittenden (q.v.) has attributed this work to John Lang (q.v.).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1836
  • Appears in:
    y Tegg's Monthly Magazine vol. 1 no. 1 March 1836 Z1604901 1836 periodical issue 1836 pg. 4-9
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser vol. 34 no. 2781 5 March 1836 Z1608278 1836 newspaper issue 1836 pg. 4
    Note: Appeared in the Sydney Gazette with a review of the first issue of Tegg's Monthly Magazine (which included this work).
      1836 .
  • Appears in:
    y Margin no. 70 November 2006 Z1343219 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 10-15
  • Appears in:
    y Macabre : A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears Angela Challis (editor), Marty Young (editor), Western Australia : Brimstone Press , 2010 Z1710906 2010 anthology short story horror 'Explore Australia's dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. With classic stories from Australia's masters of horror alongside the best of the new era, Macabre is set to be the finest dark fiction anthology ever produced in Australia.' (Source: Publisher's website http://www.brimstonepress.com.au/) Western Australia : Brimstone Press , 2010 pg. 25-31

Works about this Work

The Five Ghosts of John Lang Victor Crittenden , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 71 2007; (p. 4-8)
Crittenden compares five texts of the story of Fisher's ghost all attributed to John Lang.
The Five Ghosts of John Lang Victor Crittenden , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 71 2007; (p. 4-8)
Crittenden compares five texts of the story of Fisher's ghost all attributed to John Lang.
Last amended 23 Nov 2010 12:06:36
Subjects:
  • Campbelltown, Campbelltown (NSW) area, MacArthur area (Camden - Campbelltown), Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1800-1899
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