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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'1886. Rosa Nightingale, prostitute, Lucas Ramsay, ex-soldier turned bandit, Stanley Stoneham, prizefighter, Alexander McPherson, alcoholic doctor, and Griffith Summerhill, police officer, are aboard the majestic Murray River paddleboat steamer The Colonial Queen. Rosa is fleeing her louche life and opium addiction and searching for her remittance man brother. Ramsay is on the run from the law after robbing a bank. Stoneham's fighting career is drawing to a close as he resorts to stopping off in the river towns for exhibition bouts. McPherson battles his demons and yearns for a life like that of his hero, fellow Scotsman Robert Louis Stevenson. Summerhill is on the trail of Ramsay. Their lives collide and intertwine as The Colonial Queen moves down the swift-flowing, ever-changing river.' (Trove record)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of my grandfather, Robert Kenndey, and my wife's father, Jack Bedford, who both worked on Murray River paddle steamers.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Arcadia , 2011 .
      Extent: 285p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 9781921875311 (pbk.)
      Series: y Press On Arcadia (publisher), Melbourne : Arcadia , 2009 Z1824488 2009 series - publisher novel 'Press On is published in partnership with Arcadia. In 2010, four Press On books were published by Press On Publishing in association with Arcadia, the general books' imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing. Authors Michael Wilding, Peter Corris, Phillip Edmonds and Inez Baranay began the first batch of Press On. Commissioned by Michael Wilding, eight more books join the series with new authors Morris Lurie, Garry Disher, Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan and Victoria Thompson. Felix Calvino's previously published A Hatful of Cherries Arcadia, 2009 has also taken on the Press On logo. Arcadia's 2011 Press On additions were launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year.' Source: www.scholarly.info/ (Sighted 15/11/2011). Number in series: 7

Works about this Work

Villainy at All Angles Stephen Knight , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11 February 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Comeback Peter Corris 2012 single work novel ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel ; Mad Dog : William Cyril Moxley and the Moorebank Killings Peter Corris 2011 single work biography
Satisfying Bunch of Five Peter Pierce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Fools’ Paradise : Life in an Altered State Ross Fitzgerald Trevor L. Jordan 2011 single work novel ; The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel ; Play Abandoned Garry Disher 2011 single work novel ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel ; Hergesheimer Hangs In Morris Lurie 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 November 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Kill Your Darlings no. 7 October 2011 periodical issue ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel
Satisfying Bunch of Five Peter Pierce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Fools’ Paradise : Life in an Altered State Ross Fitzgerald Trevor L. Jordan 2011 single work novel ; The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel ; Play Abandoned Garry Disher 2011 single work novel ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel ; Hergesheimer Hangs In Morris Lurie 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 November 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Kill Your Darlings no. 7 October 2011 periodical issue ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel
Villainy at All Angles Stephen Knight , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11 February 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Comeback Peter Corris 2012 single work novel ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel ; Mad Dog : William Cyril Moxley and the Moorebank Killings Peter Corris 2011 single work biography
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