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Date: 1891-1934
Date: 1891
Date: 1880-1891
Date: 1876-1880
Date: 1875
Date: 1866-1875 Note: Mackay appears to have remained on staff at the Queenslander until his election to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in November 1878, however he might have relinquished his editorial position in 1875, just prior to his departure for the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
Issue Details: First known date: 1866... 1866 The Queenslander
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Notes

  • Early editors of the women's section and social pages of the Queenslander and Brisbane Courier were Mary Hannay Foott ('La Quenouille' ) 1886-1896; Alice Ham ( 'Hafra') 1896-1897; Isabel Weale ('Delphia') 1897-1902.

  • In addition to novels and novellas by Australian authors, the Queenslander regularly published serialised versions of English novels by popular authors such as Anthony Trollope and B. L. Farjeon. Novels by popular nineteenth century American authors such as Mary Kyle Dallas were also published.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Brisbane, Queensland,:Thomas Blacket Stephens , 1866-1867 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Since the Years Began, Mary Hannay Foott , single work novella (p. 12) Section: Christmas Supplement
A Squatter's Daughter: A Tale of Australian Social Life, Mary Hannay Foott , single work novella (p. 89) Section: The Storyteller
Yundthul and the Blind Chief, Mary Hannay Foott , single work children's fiction children's (p. 278)
The Proud Chairs: A Story of an Easter Egg, Mary Hannay Foott , (p. 493)
Note:

This issue was published on 31 March 1888. 

A Wet Day and its Professional Result, Mary Hannay Foott , single work novella (p. 649) Section: The Storyteller
Joe's Escape, Mary Hannay Foott , single work fiction (unclassified)
Note:

Published on 17 December 1887. 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1866
Notes:
Publisher varies.
Notes:
Digitised issues available for the period 3 February 1866 to 22 February 1939. (Correct as of 18 December 2013.)

Works about this Work

Savouring of the Australian Soil : On the Sources and Affiliations of Colonial Newspaper Fiction Graham Law , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Periodicals Review , vol. 37 no. 4 2004; (p. 75-97)
Just a Weekly Compendium? : The Independence of the Queenslander Chris Tiffin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia Bulletin , vol. 28 no. 1-2 2004; (p. 172-183)
The Beginnings: Women and Journalism in the 1880s Sharyn Pearce , 1998 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Shameless Scribblers : Australian Women's Journalism 1880-1995 1998; (p. 1-13)
The Victorian Diggings Ronald George Edwards , 1971 single work biography
— Appears in: The Overlander Songbook 1971; (p. 38)
Edwards discusses Thatcher's works and the process of collecting them from various sources.
On an Old File El V. , 1939 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 March vol. 60 no. 3084 1939; (p. 39)
Just a Weekly Compendium? : The Independence of the Queenslander Chris Tiffin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bibliographical Society of Australia Bulletin , vol. 28 no. 1-2 2004; (p. 172-183)
The Oldest Compositor in the Commonwealth Nut Quad , 1906 single work biography
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 16 June vol. 62 no. 15110 1906; (p. 13)
The Victorian Diggings Ronald George Edwards , 1971 single work biography
— Appears in: The Overlander Songbook 1971; (p. 38)
Edwards discusses Thatcher's works and the process of collecting them from various sources.
The 'Queenslander' : New Series 1895 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 29 January 1895; (p. 2)
Our Wayzgoose 1887 single work column
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 22 August 1887; (p. 6)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Weekly (Saturday)
Range:
Vol. 1 no. 1 (3 February 1866) - no. 715 (new series) (22 February 1939)
Size:
58cm
Price:
Original price: 6d
Graphics:
illus.
Advertising:
Includes advertising

Has serialised

The Girl Opposite, Carlton Dawe , single work novel mystery

Leonard Tenterdon has been covertly examining the girl who lives on the corner opposite his house. One evening, he collides violently with her in the street, but she flees. Passing her door, he notices it open ... and the dead body of a man stretched on the floor inside, with a bloodied hatpin in the shape of a dagger next to him.

A Hundred Pounds : A Novelette, J. Brunton Stephens , single work novel
E. Morris Miller comments: 'The scenes of the novel were laid mainly in Scotland and there was a slight contact with Australia towards the end.'
His Natural Life, Marcus Clarke , single work novel

'Scarcely out of print since the early 1870s, For the Term of His Natural Life has provided successive generations with a vivid account of a brutal phase of colonial life. The main focus of this great convict novel is the complex interaction between those in power and those who suffer, made meaningful because of its hero's struggle against his wrongful imprisonment. Elements of romance, incidents of family life and passages of scenic description both relieve and give emphasis to the tragedy that forms its heart.' (Publication summary : Penguin Books 2009)

The Compact The Strange Adventure of George Vallance, Dramingo , single work novella
The Burning Mountain of the Interior The Secret of the Australian Desert, Ernest Favenc , single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Initially written for The Queenslander as The Burning Mountain of the Interior, this 'Australian tale of adventure' sees a party of explorers travel into the desert in search of gold, some alleged hot springs, and a volcano. The group also hopes to discover the fate of Ludwig Leichhardt expedition. 'After some travail, they discover an unknown race located in a fine-looking country commanding vast gold reserves. The members of this race are distinct from the Aborigines around them, and constitute the degraded remnants of an ancient civilisation once occupying the Australian interior. By the end of the novel, this unknown race is destroyed by [the] erupting volcano, and the explorers are left to inherit their wealth of gold.'

Source: Bellanta, Fabulating the Australian Desert.

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