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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Murderous ghosts, horrific curses and monstrous beings haunt an unforgiving landscape into which travellers stray at their peril. Journey through the dark byways of Australia's Gothic past in the rare stories gathered in this memorable new collection. Work by acclaimed Australian writers such as Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson and Edward Dyson appears alongside many lesser-known authors such as Beatrice Grimshaw, Mary Fortune and Ernest Favenc. Many of the stories collected here have never been reprinted since their first publication in 19th and early 20th century periodicals and showcase the richness and variety of the Australian ghost and horror story.

James Doig provides an authoritative introduction full of fresh insights into Australian Gothic fiction with detailed biographical notes on the authors represented' (cover).

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Introduction, James Doig , 2010 single work essay
The White Maniac : A Doctor's Tale, Waif Wander , 1867 single work short story horror

The tale opens in London in 1858 where an aristocratic young doctor first sees, then is consulted to call on a house where everything is white. He falls in love with the foreign young noblewoman for whom all this is arranged, only to discover that she is an anthropophagus and feasts on human flesh.

Spirit-Led, Ernest Favenc , 1890 single work short story mystery Verflucht
A Haunt of the Jinkarras : A Fearsome Story of Central Australia, Ernest Favenc , 1890 single work short story adventure science fiction
The Mystery of Major Molineux, Marcus Clarke , 1881 single work novella mystery horror
'The Mystery of Major Molineux is a strange and weird production, evidently founded on a fact connected with the early history of Tasmania. As a psychological study it approaches in subtlety to some of the most successful efforts of the author of Adam Bede; while for intensity of sustained interest and soul-thrilling excitement it is only surpassed by Edgar Allen Poe in The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

That the story is based upon fact does not detract from its interest, but rather lends an air of vraisemblance to a story which would otherwise be too appalling. It is an introspective study, a psychological romance, a social drama - worthy of the author of His Natural Life.'

[Source: Burra Record 22 June 1881, p.2]

The Bunyip, Rosa Praed , 1890-1891 single work short story
Lupton's Ghost : A Memory of the Eastern Pacific, Louis Becke , 2007 single work short story horror
The Haunted Pool : A Tale of the Blue Mountains, Edward Wheatley , 1879 single work short story fantasy
Story of two young men looking for gold in the Blue Mountains - one swims in a pool and is enchanted by a beautiful maiden spirit.
A Colonial Banshee, Fergus Hume , 2007 single work short story horror
The Devil of the Marsh, H. B. Marriott Watson , 1893 single work short story horror
A nightmarish vision of possession and sorcery.
The Accursed Thing, Edward Dyson , 1922 single work short story
The Third Murder : A New South Wales Tale, Henry Lawson , 1890 single work short story
The Death Child, Guy Boothby , 2007 single work short story horror
A Strange Goldfield, Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
Three travellers encounter a strange man at an abandoned gold mine and can't make up their minds whether what they experience is real or not.
Sea Voices, Roderic Quinn , 1933 single work short story
The Cave, Beatrice Grimshaw , 1950 single work short story fantasy
The Cave of the Invisible, James Francis Dwyer , 1939 single work short story horror
Hallowe'en, Dulcie Deamer , 1909 single work short story

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Works about this Work

Australian Ghost Stories James Doig , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The National Library Magazine , June vol. 3 no. 2 2011; (p. 22-24)
James Doig looks for Australian supernatural fiction authors and unearths their curious lives. (p. 22)
The Field : Reviews Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , June no. 81 2011; (p. 46)

— Review of Australian Ghost Stories 2010 anthology short story
Take Three Colin Steele , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 23 May 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Australian Ghost Stories 2010 anthology short story
Introduction James Doig , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Ghost Stories 2010;
Take Three Colin Steele , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 23 May 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Australian Ghost Stories 2010 anthology short story
The Field : Reviews Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , June no. 81 2011; (p. 46)

— Review of Australian Ghost Stories 2010 anthology short story
Australian Ghost Stories James Doig , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The National Library Magazine , June vol. 3 no. 2 2011; (p. 22-24)
James Doig looks for Australian supernatural fiction authors and unearths their curious lives. (p. 22)
Introduction James Doig , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Ghost Stories 2010;
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