Dora Doran and the Mysterious King single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1907 1907
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Brennan relates the story of Dora Doran, who leaves her parents in the 1850s to migrate to Australia. She obtains a position on the goldfields, where she is well-respected. One morning she is returning from an errand when she meets a mysterious figure who claims to be her 'guardian King'. Various adventures befall her, but in the end her piety is rewarded, much to Brennan's approval.


  • Has epigraph: 'Deus est pectore nostro.' - 'Ovidus'

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  • Braidwood area, Canberra region (NSW), Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
  • ca. 1860
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