y Deep South : Stories from Tasmania anthology   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'A wonderful collection of twenty-four short stories that celebrate the history, culture and creativity of Tasmania.

Tasmania is another country—a lush, sometimes foreboding island with a people fiercely protective of its history, culture and creativity.

This handsome collection, the first to bring together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma; internationally renowned practitioners, like Hal Porter, Carmel Bird and Nicholas Shakespeare; and a range of newer voices, from Danielle Wood and Rohan Wilson to Rachael Treasure. These twenty-four superb stories showcase the island's colonial past, its darkness and humour, the unique beauty and savagery of its landscape.

Both a must-read for enthusiasts of Australian literature and a perfect gift for lovers of Tasmania, Deep South comes with a critical introduction from the editors and biographical sketches of the contributors.' (Source: Text Publishing website)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Black Crows : An Episode of Old Van Diemen, A. Werner , 1886 single work short story crime
Tale of a white man hung for killing a convict who shot an Aboriginal man, woman and child wantonly. Jack Hepburn, the only non-convict employee on a station on Tasmania's Emu Plains, warns a convict that he considers wanton shooting of Aborigines to be murder and will shoot the convict who does so. He does, and is tried, convicted and hung - the protection of Aborigines being no defence. Concludes with the parson's judgement that Hepburn can't enter heaven if he doesn't repent - and Hepburn's inability to do so. Plain, moving tale of manly principle. (PB)
(p. 11-20)
Nectar of the Gods, H. W. Stewart , 1923 single work short story (p. 21-29)
Death of a Ladies' Man, James McQueen , 1985 single work short story (p. 31-49)
Great-Aunt Fanny's Picnic, Hal Porter , 1961 single work short story (p. 51-69)
Faith , Hope and Charity, Philomena Van Rijswijk , 2002 single work short story (p. 71-85)
The Woodpecker Toy Fact, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 87-95)
A Jar of Raspberry Jam, Barney Roberts , 1987 single work short story (p. 97-103)
How Muster-Master Stoneman Earned His Breakfast, 'Price Warung' , 1890 single work short story (p. 105-116)
A 'Model' Dream, Theresa Tasmania , 1869 single work short story
A dream visit to Port Arthur, Tasmania - its physical beauty and the oppressive Model prison. (PB)
(p. 117-132)
An Old Time Episode in Tasmania, Tasma , 1890-1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 133-152)
The Seizure of 'The Cyprus', Q. , 1870 single work prose non-fiction (p. 153-163)
The Hermit of the Huon, Henry Goldsmith , 1875 single work short story adventure
A young clerk in the Comptroller-General's office in Hobart-Town in the very early convict days of Van Diemen's Land is commissioned to lead an explorer's expedition (of 3) to Port Esperance. The light-hearted party meet a hermit living on the banks of the Huon, later the site of Franklin, and hear his tale of his escape from Norfolk Island and Hell's Gates ... Historical reminiscence mixed with boyish adventure. Warm. (PB)
(p. 165-183)
The Castle Morton Jerry, Nicholas Shakespeare , 2009 single work short story historical fiction (p. 185-195)
Orange Bathers, Adrienne Eberhard , 2001 single work short story (p. 197-203)
The Needle in the Shoe, Rohan Wilson , 2012 single work short story (p. 205-214)
None of the Above, Danielle Wood , 2011 single work short story (p. 215-225)
In the River, 'Tahune Linah' , 1896 single work short story (p. 227-230)
The Salted Claim, A. J. O. , 2012 single work short story (p. 231-242)
The Magistrate, Roy Bridges , 2012 single work short story (p. 269-282)
The Meat Merchant, Geoffrey Field Dean , 1971 single work short story (p. 283-288)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Books : Anthology Dianne Dempsey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 13 October 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Deep South : Stories from Tasmania 2012 anthology short story
Works from Another World Gillian Terzis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Deep South : Stories from Tasmania 2012 anthology short story
Rediscovering Tasmanian Short Stories Ralph Crane , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 130 2012; (p. 34-39)
'In September, Text Publishing brought out Deep South: Stories from Tasmania, a collection of twenty-four Tasmanian stories that I co-edited with Danielle Wood. Our book is a calculated attempt to influence what people read: to persuade both Tasmanians and visitors alike to read some of the stories that have come out of the island over the last two centuries. It is, to draw on Michael Heyward's critique of the neglect of Australian literature more generally, an effort to curate Tasmania's literary history - or at least a part of it. And that's a start.' (Author's introduction)
Books : Anthology Dianne Dempsey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 13 October 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Deep South : Stories from Tasmania 2012 anthology short story
Works from Another World Gillian Terzis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Deep South : Stories from Tasmania 2012 anthology short story
Rediscovering Tasmanian Short Stories Ralph Crane , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 130 2012; (p. 34-39)
'In September, Text Publishing brought out Deep South: Stories from Tasmania, a collection of twenty-four Tasmanian stories that I co-edited with Danielle Wood. Our book is a calculated attempt to influence what people read: to persuade both Tasmanians and visitors alike to read some of the stories that have come out of the island over the last two centuries. It is, to draw on Michael Heyward's critique of the neglect of Australian literature more generally, an effort to curate Tasmania's literary history - or at least a part of it. And that's a start.' (Author's introduction)
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