y Fourteen Fathoms by Quetta Rock single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1928 1928
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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Short Stories George Mackaness (editor), London : J. M. Dent , 1928 Z307556 1928 anthology short story London : J. M. Dent , 1928 pg. 33-44
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    y Australian Short Stories Henrietta Drake-Brockman , Walter Murdoch , London : Oxford University Press , 1951 Z449816 1951 anthology short story London : Oxford University Press , 1951 pg. 90-103
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    y North of Capricorn : An Anthology of Prose Des Petersen (editor), Stephen Torre (editor), Townsville : Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland , 1989 Z545593 1989 anthology short story extract prose essay Townsville : Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland , 1989 pg. 15-22
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories Ken Gelder (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 Z356827 1994 anthology short story crime young adult 'Did Australian ghosts suffer from a cultural cringe? Dr Ken Gelder indicates in the introduction to another fascinating OUP anthology that early ghost stories were essentially a "transported genre" that looked back to England as their source. Thus John Lang's well-known story "The Ghost upon the Rail" is based upon a case of murder for post-convict wealth. Gelder argues that Australian ghost stories possess their own ironical flavour, but the gothic tradition has to be resolved in outback locations or deserted mining towns, as in David Rowbotham's "A Schoolie and the Ghost".'

    'Gelder relies heavily on Victorian and Edwardian writers, such as Marcus Clarke, Barbara Baynton and Hume Nisbet, as if unsure as to the nature of contemporary ghosts. It is interesting to see that Australia's science fiction writers, such as Lucy Sussex and Terry Dowling, provide the link between the past and the present. Dowling's "The Daeman Street Ghost-Trap" effectively uses traditional settings to link ghosts with a current horror, namely cancer. Several bunyip stories remind us of a particular Antipodean creature to stand against the assorted European manifestations.'

    (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.55).


    Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994
    pg. 192-200
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    y The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction Ken Gelder (editor), Rachael Weaver (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011 Z1802098 2011 anthology short story extract adventure 'Marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums and mounted troopers: these are some of the characters who populate the often perilous world of colonial Australian adventure fiction. Squatters defend their hard-earned properties from attack, while floods and other natural disasters threaten to wipe any trace of settlement away. Colonial Australian adventure fiction takes its characters on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. But these journeys are invariably fraught with danger, and everything comes at a price.

    'This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, with stories by Ernest Favenc, Louis Becke, Rosa Praed, Guy Boothby, and many others.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011
    pg. 206-215
Alternative title: A quatorze brasses près de Quetta Rock
Language: French

Works about this Work

By Quetta Rock 1932 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 5 February vol. 1 no. 10 1932; (p. 19)
Bedford is suing Columbia Pictures, claiming that the film '50 Fathoms Deep' infringes his copyright.
Untitled 1928 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 27 October 1928; (p. 22)

— Review of Australian Short Stories 1928 anthology short story ; Fourteen Fathoms by Quetta Rock Randolph Bedford 1928 single work short story
Untitled 1928 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 27 October 1928; (p. 22)

— Review of Australian Short Stories 1928 anthology short story ; Fourteen Fathoms by Quetta Rock Randolph Bedford 1928 single work short story
By Quetta Rock 1932 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 5 February vol. 1 no. 10 1932; (p. 19)
Bedford is suing Columbia Pictures, claiming that the film '50 Fathoms Deep' infringes his copyright.
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  • Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
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