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Alternative title: The Advocate
Issue Details: First known date: 1890... 1890 The Advocate (Burnie)
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The Advocate (Burnie) serves the North West and West Coast of Tasmania. The online newspaper About Us page states : The Advocate has proudly served this region since 1890.

( ) Sighted 23 September 2016


  • This About Us page also has an image of the front page of the 2 June 1953 issue.


* Contents derived from the Burnie, Burnie area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania,: 1903 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Advent of Our Kingi"The stars look down on streamlets flow", W. W. , single work poetry

This is a Christmas poem that combines the idea of Australia and the bush--'banks', 'creeks', 'Southern Cross'--with the biblical nature of Christmas through 'angels', 'Heaven' and the 'Cross'. 

(p. 4) Section: Christmas Supplement

Published on 24 December 1904 (Saturday) . Specially written by W. W. (Waif Wander) for the Advocate's 'Christmas Supplement'.

Go Back in Dreamsi"Go back in dreams to the land of youth", Waif Wander , single work poetry

The poem opens with Waif Wander speaking to the reader: that he should go back in dreams to a time where he was a boy, where he courted his loving bride, to where his children were born and his parents died...and then he is now ageing fast and quick, meeting not a grave but the Land of Green where 'Christ is King'...

(p. 24)

Published on 26 December 1903 (Saturday). 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1890

Works about this Work

Advocate (Burnie) Lloyd Harris , 2014 single work companion entry
— Appears in: A Companion to the Australian Media : A 2014; (p. 10-11)
Advocate (Burnie) Lloyd Harris , 2014 single work companion entry
— Appears in: A Companion to the Australian Media : A 2014; (p. 10-11)

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The Poisoned Goblet, Arthur Gask , single work novel detective
The Master Spy, Arthur Gask , single work novel detective

'THE secret invention of an almost invisible aeroplane is the cause of this exciting spy yarn, and a particularly suave and particularly ruthless agent of an unspecified European country keeps it moving. An old friend, Gilbert Larose, in the role of a secret service agent, however, proves equally as ruthless and even more cunning, so the honors are satisfying. Murder and kidnapping help the foreign agent to secure the prized formula for making the material for the plane, but his seemingly faultless disguises and alibis are easily penetrated by Larose. There are many moments of anxiety, but a villain must never succeed in his dastardly plots — in fiction.'


'Bodleian'. 'Leaves from the Latest Books', The Mail, 21 August 1937, p.27.

The Hidden Door, Arthur Gask , single work novel detective

'People who disappear, either from choice or compulsion, usually leave behind some trace, some thread or other, which an astute detective can seize on and follow to a logical conclusion. No such convenient clue was to be found in the case of the disappearance of four villagers from the little hamlets on the Suffolk coast of England. When Gilbert Larose, the Australian detective, was put on the case, not only was the trail cold, but there was not a shred of evidence to show that there had ever been a trail at all. The men had simply vanished into thin air. But in his usually entertaining and unassuming manner, Larose scents a major mystery, and. with the unswerving assurance of the black tracker, is soon just a step or two behind the criminals.'


'The Hidden Door', The Advertiser, 9 August 1934, p.156.

The Death Doctor, Bernard Cronin , single work novel science fiction

A doctor's experiments lead to the partial conquering of death.

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