The Last Laugh single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1937 1937
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Mallory, a dingo hunter, is hated by the Indigenous people because of his arrogance, ruthlessness and his desert knowledge. Mallory sees smoke signals that mean the Indigenous people are after his 'tucker'. He is prepared but the 'Myalls' have him trapped in sandstone country where he shoots some of them and they spear him. After a terrible night in pain he dies but has revenged himself by putting dingo bait in the food he left behind.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 14 January 1937 Z1695954 1937 newspaper issue 1937 pg. 8
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