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Issue Details: First known date: 1895... 1895 The Trucker's Dream
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    y separately published work icon The Bulletin vol. 16 no. 816 5 October 1895 Z590293 1895 periodical issue 1895 pg. 28
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    y separately published work icon Below and on Top Edward Dyson , Phil May (illustrator), Alf Vincent (illustrator), Melbourne : George Robertson , 1898 Z443295 1898 selected work short story Melbourne : George Robertson , 1898 pg. 56-63
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    y separately published work icon The Golden Shanty The Golden Shanty: Short Stories Edward Dyson , Norman Lindsay , Australia : Cornstalk Publishing , 1929 Z1760166 1929 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 35-38
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    y separately published work icon Australian Stories of Horror and Suspense from the Early Days Gordon Neil Stewart (editor), Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1978 Z381037 1978 anthology short story Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1978 pg. 113-117
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    y separately published work icon 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. 135-138
Last amended 12 Mar 2012 16:16:24
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  • Bungaree, Moorabool Shire - Ballarat area, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
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