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Issue Details: First known date: 1899... 1899 The Mailman's Yarn : An Ower True Tale
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Notes

  • For a probable source, see Boldrewood's 'The Murder at Narrandera' (Alan Brissenden, Rolf Boldrewood, UQP, 1979, p. 485)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Press News no. 2 15 August 1899 Z1180852 1899 periodical issue 1899
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon In Bad Company and Other Stories Rolf Boldrewood , London New York (City) : Macmillan , 1901 Z404589 1901 selected work short story prose London New York (City) : Macmillan , 1901 pg. 182-189
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Rolf Boldrewood : Robbery Under Arms, Essays and Short stories Rolf Boldrewood , Alan Brissenden (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1979 Z1180788 1979 selected work novel short story essay St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1979 pg. 485-490
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 383-388
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories Stephen Knight (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1989 Z100512 1989 anthology short story crime mystery Ringwood : Penguin , 1989 pg. 133-140
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction Ken Gelder (editor), Rachael Weaver (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2008 Z1519666 2008 anthology short story crime

    'From the editors of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction comes this fascinating collection of disturbing mysteries and gruesome tales by authors such as Mary Fortune, James Skipp Borlase, Guy Boothby, Francis Adams, Ernest Favenc, 'Rolf Boldrewood' and Norman Lindsay, among many others.
    In the bush and the tropics, the goldfields and the city streets, colonial Australia is a troubling, bewildering place and almost impossible to regulate—even for the most vigilant detective.
    'Ex-convicts, bushrangers, ruthless gold prospectors, impostors, thieves and murderers flow through the stories that make up this collection, challenging the nascent forces of colonial law and order. The landscape itself seems to stimulate criminal activity, where identities change at will and people suddenly disappear without a trace.
    'The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction is a remarkable anthology that taps into the fears and anxieties of colonial Australian life.'  (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2008
    pg. 202-208
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