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Issue Details: First known date: 1953... 1953 Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950
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  • Includes biographical notes.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1953 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
September 1790, Watkin Tench , extract non-fiction
Expedition to Manly Cove encounters aboriginals feasting on beached whale. 'Baneelon' - Bennelong? -appears among them. Extended encounter ends with Governor Phillip being speared by a 'stranger' aborigine.
(p. 1-4)
The Biter Bit, James Tucker , extract novel
The Emu Plains convict theatre company repays an overcharging inn-keeper by absconding, leaving a second bill unpaid.
(p. 5-11)
Barrington, John Lang , single work short story
Famous pickpocket while on ticket of leave in Sydney tries out his skills on wife of an officer and charms both her and husband after confessing.
(p. 12-18)
The Trooper's Story of the Bank Robbery, Robert P. Whitworth , single work short story (p. 19-28)
Note: Title given as 'The Trooper's Story'
The Premier's Secret, Campbell McKellar , single work short story crime (p. 29-43)
Note: Ilus., drawing, black and white
Monsieur Caloche, Tasma , single work short story satire (p. 44-59)
Note: Illus., drawing, black and white
Under the Whip, or, The Parson's Lost Soul, 'Price Warung' , single work short story (p. 60-70)
Note: Illus., drawing, black and white
Number One North Rainbow, John Arthur Barry , single work short story

A 'story of crime in the early gold-digging days, when lucky miners disappeared, and were never heard of again.'

Source:

'New Novels', The Australasian, 22 April 1905, p.48.

(p. 71-82)
Note: Illus., drawing
The Last of Six, Delcomyn , single work short story
A Trepang fisherman near Cooktown encounters survivors of prison break from New Caledonia, including a woman, her dead husband, and the corpse of the man she says murdered her husband and also practiced cannibalism. The corpse keeps returning with the tide.
(p. 83-7)
Ninia, Louis Becke , single work short story (p. 88-101)
Note: Illus., drawing
His Country - After All, Henry Lawson , single work short story
Expatriate for fifteen years, a man denigrates Australia throughout a coach-trip in New Zealand, until he encounters the smell and sight of imported blue gum trees.
(p. 102-106)
After the Accident, Edward Dyson , single work short story (p. 107-111)
Note: Illus., drawing
Quilp, Alba Dorion , single work short story horror (p. 112-116)
A Stripe for Trooper Casey, Roderic Quinn , single work short story
Bush girl left alone while the district is at a dance is threatened by two murderous sailors, rescued by a bushranger, and manages to help him leave the sailors for the law without being captured himself.
(p. 117-128)
The Tramp Erwählt The Chosen Vessel, Barbara Baynton , single work short story (p. 129-133)
Note: Illus., drawing
Mother Quinlan's Weaner, Rosa Praed , single work short story
Noble ex-alcoholic remittance man dried out by scheming shanty-keeper in hopes of marrying her daughters richly, falls in love with one daughter and proposes after learning he has succeeded to a title and wealth, but she disbelieves it, turns him down for a local squatter who seems a better prospect, and he drinks himself to death. Similar themes are found in Campbell-Praed's 'The Lost Earl of Ellam' and Boothby's 'The Marriage of Esther: A Torres Straits Sketch'
(p. 134-152)
The Case of Black Eckert, Edward S. Sorenson , single work short story crime
Alcoholic trooper who buried a drunken man still actually alive discovers an illicit still, but cannot get promotion for the find because it is run by the 'legally dead' man he buried, who threatens to expose him.
(p. 153-160)
To Pay Paul, Randolph Bedford , single work short story
Small businessman risen from nothing and working with precarious finances robs from one bank to pay another which is pressing him, and enlists the latter's manager to help him return the money later.
(p. 161-171)
Jennie, Arthur A. D. Bayldon , single work short story (p. 172-181)
The Curse of the Lost Soul Mine, James Edmond , single work short story humour
Hyperbolic account of successive inheritors of a derelict and empty supposed gold mine in a precipitous part of the Goulburn valley.
(p. 182-192)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Short Views Kathleen Barnes , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 16 no. 1 1955; (p. 38-40)

— Review of The Tracks We Travel : Australian Short Stories 1953 anthology short story ; Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story ; The Gambling Ghost and Other Tales Dal Stivens , 1953 selected work short story
Untitled 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 August 1954; (p. 53)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Untitled Scrutarius , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 20 no. 1 1954; (p. 45)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Australian Round-Up 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 19 September 1953; (p. 7)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Mr Roderick's Rattlers D. S. , 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 October vol. 74 no. 3845 1953; (p. 2)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Australian Round-Up 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 19 September 1953; (p. 7)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Short Views Kathleen Barnes , 1955 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 16 no. 1 1955; (p. 38-40)

— Review of The Tracks We Travel : Australian Short Stories 1953 anthology short story ; Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story ; The Gambling Ghost and Other Tales Dal Stivens , 1953 selected work short story
Mr Roderick's Rattlers D. S. , 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 October vol. 74 no. 3845 1953; (p. 2)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Untitled Scrutarius , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 20 no. 1 1954; (p. 45)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
Untitled 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 August 1954; (p. 53)

— Review of Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 1953 anthology short story
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