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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... vol. 108 no. 5550 23-30 December 1986 of The Bulletin est. 1880 The Bulletin
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* Contents derived from the 1986 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Our Culture in a Nutshell, Barry Oakley , single work criticism (p. 84-85)
The Poet Versus the Po-Faced, Rosemary Neill , single work biography (p. 86-87)
The Lingo Gang - Then and Now, Clement Semmler , single work criticism (p. 132)
The Gambling Ghost, Dal Stivens , single work short story fantasy
'Frying-pan Fred met a ghost who was lucky at cards - but when Fred got into a game himself, he discovered that he could never stop.' - Editor's Note, Fantastic Universe
(p. 133)
M'Culloch's Chumpi"'Twas on a farm, a farm whose charm", W. T. Goodge , single work poetry humour (p. 134)
The Prodigal's Return, 'Steele Rudd' , single work short story humour (p. 135-137)
Uncle Fred's Christmas, John O'Grady , single work short story humour (p. 138-140)
They'll Tell You about Mei"Me, I'm the man that dug the Murray for Sturt to sail down,", Ian Mudie , single work poetry humour satire (p. 141)
David and Goliath, Stuart Gore , single work short story humour (p. 142-143)
The Play The Sentimental Bloke : The Playi""Wot's in a name?" she sez....And then she sighs,", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry humour (p. 144-145)
The Man from Ironbarki"It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry humour (p. 146)
The Crookest Raffle Ever Run in Australia, Frank Hardy , single work short story humour (p. 147-148)
The Tugs of Simpsonvillei"He was dirty, dark, and artful and they called him "Saltbush Bill,"", W. T. Goodge , single work poetry (p. 149)
A Bush Publican's Lament, Henry Lawson , single work short story humour (p. 150-151)
Wharf Labourers, Robert Brothers , single work short story (p. 152-153)
The Swagless Swaggiei"This happened in the years gone by before the bush was cleared,", Edward Harrington , single work poetry (p. 153)
The Four Organists, Kodak , single work short story

Wagglin is operating Old Blind Dick's organ because Dick is ill. Fatty and his two mates decide to 'assist' him, despite Wagglin's protests. Things go from bad to worse and end in disaster for Wagglin, Dick and the organ.

(p. 154-158)
Mick O'Rourke, Evangelist i"It was Mick O'Rourke, the Ringer, bailed up Father Flynn one day,", Creeve Roe , single work poetry (p. 156-157)
My Mate Billi"That's his saddle across the tie-beam, an' them's his spurs up there", Ironbark , single work poetry (p. 159)
In the Manner of a Champion, Brian McPhee , single work short story humour (p. 160-162)

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