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First known date: 1908

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ISSN: 1329-5950
Daily (Monday - Saturday)
Vol. 99 no. 7346 (1 October 1908) -

Has serialised

The Admiralty's Secret, Carlton Dawe , 1918 single work novel

'This is a very fine spy story. A lieutenant-commander invents a gun-control mechanism which would enable the British Fleet to beat all-comers. The Germans hear of this, and engage a dissatisfied and beautiful young Englishwoman to extract from him the secret. She worms her way into his confidence, gets hold of his plans, and takes them to the German Embassy. There she finds she loves the lieutenant, and then begins a battle of wits between the woman and the astute Germans. Complication follows complication, and some vary dramatic situations crop up. In the long run—but why spoil the reader's zest for a story which he or she is bound to go right on with at one sitting.'


'The Admiralty [sic] Secret', Queensland Times, 25 October 1919, p.29.

'I Believe in Knights' : A Tale of the Bush, A. E. Yarra , 1939 single work novel adventure

'Stacey Dawson, only son of a wealthy cattle king, decides to give up all the advantages of wealth and social position to carve out a career for himself in the real Australia. "I believe," he says, "that love laughs at locksmiths, and all that beautiful stuff you read about in books. I believe in knights and the rescuing of lovely ladies from duress vile: in the slaying of dragons, and the crusade for the honour of a ladye fair, with her veil in your helmet and her colours on your lance. I'm romantic, and I don't care who knows it. I refuse to allow two middle-aged people to muck up my life." His adventures In the outback provide many a thrill.'


'New Story of the Bush', Queensland Times, 29 November 1939, p.6.

A Horseman in the Sky, A. E. Yarra , 1941 single work novel adventure

'[T]he author again gives prominence to the Australian sentiment which runs through all his work, and at the end he brings the spirit of Australia into modern times by making his hero a member of the Air Force. The story concerns the hero's search for his father, whom he has lost through an accident in which they became separated. Throughout the narrative readers are told of the experiences of a man who has been fortunate enough to obtain efficient Instruction in riding and other station activities, and tuition which has developed in him a love of reading the best literature.'


'A Horseman in the Sky', Queensland Times, 11 February 1941, p.4.

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