Two Sons single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1936 1936
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Two Islander brothers want their father's lugger for themselves and decide to murder him. They leave him on the outer reef and wait for him to drown, but the old man builds himself a cairn to exist on during high tide. On the third night, the sons decide to rescue their father, but he has disappeared and they are hung for murder.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 1 October 1936 Z1693011 1936 newspaper issue 1936 pg. 8
    Note: Appears in 'True Short Story'.
Last amended 25 Jan 2012
  • Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
  • Great Barrier Reef, Australian seas,
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