The Futility of Gold single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1936 1936
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John Mason, in debt to a bookmaker, is relieved when his uncle dies. However he cannot find his legacy hidden in his father's shop and so flees on a ship to Suva. A shipwreck leaves him alone and starving on a deserted island where he now discovers to his horror that the tins of prunes washed up are tins of gold coins.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 24 September 1936 Z1692897 1936 newspaper issue 1936 pg. 8
Last amended 25 Jan 2012
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Suva,
    South Pacific, Pacific Region,
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