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Past Holiday single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Past Holiday
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In her old age, the protagonist remembers the miserable holiday in her youth when her sister fell ill with poliomyelitis. She ponders adulthood and responsibilities at her grown daughter's party as she recalls how she failed to stop the train they needed to catch to the hospital.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability


    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Southerly vol. 41 no. 1 March 1981 Z589051 1981 periodical issue 1981 pg. 18-24
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Happy People and Others Gwen Kelly , Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 1988 Z139822 1988 selected work short story Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 1988 pg. 13-21
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  • Bush,
  • Broken Bay, Gosford, Central Coast, New South Wales,
  • 1930s
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