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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 How to Get Sacked
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The arrival of the Laffey family among the frontier violence of Queensland's north becomes the topic of family reminiscences with a particular focus on Cornelius Laffey, a journalist, who wrote of the family's experiences and the behaviours and events they witnessed.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon It's Raining in Mango : Pictures from the Family Album Thea Astley , New York (City) : G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1987 Z355929 1987 selected work short story (taught in 2 units)

    Wresting his family from the easy living of nineteenth-century Sydney, Cornelius Laffey takes them to northern Queensland where thousands of hopefuls are digging for gold in the mud. They confront the horror of Aboriginal dispossession, and Cornelius is sacked for reporting the slaughter. This is an unforgettable tale of the other side of Australia's heritage.

    Source: Penguin Random House Australia.

    (https://penguin.com.au/books/its-raining-in-mango-popular-penguins-9780143204749)

    New York (City) : G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1987
    pg. 17-34
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon It's Raining in Mango : Pictures from the Family Album Thea Astley , New York (City) : G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1987 Z355929 1987 selected work short story (taught in 2 units)

    Wresting his family from the easy living of nineteenth-century Sydney, Cornelius Laffey takes them to northern Queensland where thousands of hopefuls are digging for gold in the mud. They confront the horror of Aboriginal dispossession, and Cornelius is sacked for reporting the slaughter. This is an unforgettable tale of the other side of Australia's heritage.

    Source: Penguin Random House Australia.

    (https://penguin.com.au/books/its-raining-in-mango-popular-penguins-9780143204749)

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1989
    pg. 17-36
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon From All Walks of Life : An Anthology of Regional Queensland Writers Elizabeth Perkins (editor), Robert Gordon Hay (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1995 Z22897 1995 anthology short story poetry prose autobiography biography Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1995 pg. 76-87
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Stories Thea Astley , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z453513 1997 selected work short story St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 pg. 167-187
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