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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Old Man in a Dry Month
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Gentle and ageing Will Laffey has never been able to form a close relationship with anyone, other than his sister Connie. When he becomes enamoured of one of a group of young people he has allowed to live on his property, the youth's callous indifference and rejection is too much for Will to bear.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • 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. 177-200
  • 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. 205-230
  • 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. 276-304
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