Dr Ludwig Schwalbe, South Sea Savant single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1897 1897
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An injured sailor is put ashore on an isolated island to be tended by a German doctor. The doctor declares he has given up medicine to study the mating behaviour of green turtles. The sailor is terrified when he learns what the doctor is really doing.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Pacific Tales Louis Becke , London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1897 Z328199 1897 selected work short story London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1897 pg. 281 - 298
  • Appears in:
    y The Idler vol. 11 no. 2 March 1897 Z612026 1897 periodical issue 1897 pg. 204-214
  • 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. 150 - 162
  • Appears in:
    y New Guinea Images in Australian Literature Nigel Krauth (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z393008 1982 anthology short story poetry extract prose bibliography Each item is preceded by a biographical and/or textual note. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 58-68
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Horror Stories Bill Wannan (editor), South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1983 Z404339 1983 anthology short story South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1983 pg. 35-45
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