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Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 Twenty Great Australian Stories
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* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Dolphin Publications , 1946 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Learning "Colonial Experience", Marcus Clarke , single work short story

'There were three of us, Dougald M'Alister, Jack Thwaries and myself. The place was called in the grandiloquent languae of the bush, "The Dinkledoodledum Station...' (205)

(p. 11-19)
The Discovery of Christmas Reef, Joseph Furphy , single work short story (p. 20-44)
A Vignette of Port Phillip, Joseph Furphy , single work short story (p. 45-59)
John Price's Bar of Steel, 'Price Warung' , single work short story historical fiction (p. 60-70)
Note: With title: John Price's Bar of Steel
Billy Skywonkie, Barbara Baynton , single work short story (p. 71-87)
Crows, Dowell O'Reilly , single work short story (p. 88-91)
The Ta-Ta Woman, Dowell O'Reilly , single work short story (p. 92-97)
An Old Mate of Your Father's, Henry Lawson , single work short story
The narrator remembers how his father would be visited by old mates and how they sit together talking about their days on the Ballarat and Bendigo goldfields.
(p. 98-102)
A Visit of Condolence, Henry Lawson , single work short story
Bill Anderson, a rough-spoken larrikin, visits Jones's Alley to tell eleven-year-old Arvie Aspinall that he will lose his job if he doesn't turn up at work at Grinder Brothers. When he learns Arvie died the night before he shows another side to his character.
(p. 103-108)
Note: With title: A Visit of Condolence
A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father, Henry Lawson , single work short story
A man and his young son do their best to hold the family together, despite the complaints of the man's lazy wife.
(p. 109-117)
A Bush Tanqueray, Albert Dorrington , single work short story (p. 118-126)
The Champion Bullock-Driver, Lance Skuthorp , single work short story humour
The ghosts of sixteen dead bullock drivers rise from the grave when they recognise the skill of a champion bullock driver.
(p. 127-130)
The Cooboo, Katharine Susannah Prichard , single work short story
Set on the wide plains of the Murndoo station, 'The Cooboo' is the story of Rose, a Wongana woman, mother, and stockwoman.
(p. 131-135)
Father and Son, Vance Palmer , single work short story (p. 136-142)
Ancestors, Vance Palmer , single work short story (p. 143-153)
The Woman at the Mill, Frank Dalby Davison , single work short story (p. 154-169)
Further West, Frank Dalby Davison , single work short story (p. 170-186)
Compensation, Gavin Casey , single work short story (p. 187-194)
Tell Us About the Turkey, Jo, Alan Marshall , single work short story (p. 195-199)
Trees Can Speak, Alan Marshall , single work short story (p. 200-205)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Dolphin Publications , 1946 .
      Extent: 207p.
      Note/s:
      • Editors' Preface: In naming our selection of short stories 'Great Stories', we are not suggesting that these are the greatest stories that have been written by Australian authors. But we do believe that they are great stories. ...Sentimentality, banality, insincerity and jingoism have been barred from admission; only an uncompromising realism to nature and life will be found in these pages. ... We are proud to include two hitherto unpublished stories by Joseph Furphy. ... We have been fortunate to receive the most cordial co-operation from many writers, and particularly we wish to thank Vance and Nettie Palmer for their advice and assistance. (5-6).
      • Biographical Notes (pp.206-207).

Works about this Work

'An Important Social Duty': The Brief Life of Dolphin Publications David Carter , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Publishing Studies , Autumn no. 6 1998; (p. 3-13)
The Australian Scene Jack Lindsay , 1948 single work review
— Appears in: Life and Letters (London) , July vol. 58 no. 1948; (p. 72-80)

— Review of Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story ; Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1945 1946 periodical issue short story ; Australian Poetry 1944 1945 anthology poetry
Book Chronicle Q , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1947; (p. 132-136)

— Review of Zwishn Himl un Waser Herz Bergner , 1946 single work novel ; An Australian Muster 1946 anthology short story prose extract ; Cookabundy Bridge and Other Stories Brian James , 1946 selected work short story ; Leviathan's Inch Brian Elliott , 1946 single work novel ; Now that We're Laughing Margaret Trist , 1945 single work novel ; Men Against the Earth John K. Ewers , 1946 single work novel ; My Career Goes Bung : Purporting to be the Autobiography of Sybylla Penelope Melvyn Miles Franklin , 1946 single work novel ; Tell Us About the Turkey, Jo : Short Stories Alan Marshall , 1946 selected work short story ; Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story ; The Courtship of Uncle Henry : A Collection of Tales and Stories Dal Stivens , 1946 selected work short story ; The Twig Is Bent Capel Boake , 1946 single work novel ; Lost Haven Kylie Tennant , 1946 single work novel ; Dusty : The Story of a Sheep Dog Frank Dalby Davison , 1946 single work children's fiction
Recent Books : Digest of the Month's Reading George Farwell , Dora Birtles , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , August vol. 1 no. 2 1946; (p. 57-61)

— Review of Beyond the Hill Lies China : Scenes from a Medical Life in Australia Herbert Michael Moran , 1945 single work novel ; Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story
'Great' Australian Stories John Reed , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Angry Penguins Broadsheet , June no. 6 1946; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story
Recent Books : Digest of the Month's Reading George Farwell , Dora Birtles , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , August vol. 1 no. 2 1946; (p. 57-61)

— Review of Beyond the Hill Lies China : Scenes from a Medical Life in Australia Herbert Michael Moran , 1945 single work novel ; Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story
Book Chronicle Q , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1947; (p. 132-136)

— Review of Zwishn Himl un Waser Herz Bergner , 1946 single work novel ; An Australian Muster 1946 anthology short story prose extract ; Cookabundy Bridge and Other Stories Brian James , 1946 selected work short story ; Leviathan's Inch Brian Elliott , 1946 single work novel ; Now that We're Laughing Margaret Trist , 1945 single work novel ; Men Against the Earth John K. Ewers , 1946 single work novel ; My Career Goes Bung : Purporting to be the Autobiography of Sybylla Penelope Melvyn Miles Franklin , 1946 single work novel ; Tell Us About the Turkey, Jo : Short Stories Alan Marshall , 1946 selected work short story ; Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story ; The Courtship of Uncle Henry : A Collection of Tales and Stories Dal Stivens , 1946 selected work short story ; The Twig Is Bent Capel Boake , 1946 single work novel ; Lost Haven Kylie Tennant , 1946 single work novel ; Dusty : The Story of a Sheep Dog Frank Dalby Davison , 1946 single work children's fiction
'Great' Australian Stories John Reed , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Angry Penguins Broadsheet , June no. 6 1946; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story
The Australian Scene Jack Lindsay , 1948 single work review
— Appears in: Life and Letters (London) , July vol. 58 no. 1948; (p. 72-80)

— Review of Twenty Great Australian Stories 1946 anthology short story ; Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1945 1946 periodical issue short story ; Australian Poetry 1944 1945 anthology poetry
'An Important Social Duty': The Brief Life of Dolphin Publications David Carter , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Publishing Studies , Autumn no. 6 1998; (p. 3-13)
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