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Is part of Billabong Books Mary Grant Bruce , 1910-1942 series - author children's fiction (number 13 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 Billabong Gold
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'Dick Yorke is invited to Billabong to be a companion to Bill, and his sister Betty goes too.  Bill is far from pleased to have a new boy to show around but eventually, after a tussle, they become great mates.

'Aware that prospectors will come after the gold, the Billabong people clear land and peg claims in a substantial area surrounding their find.  Newcomers, some hard-bitten and obnoxious, have to settle for claims on the outskirts. Two of them visit the homestead uninvited, confronting Norah and her son Davie demanding food.  Dick sounds the alarm, Jim’s dog Kim comes to the rescue and savages the tough McGill.  Improved defence of Billabong is arranged.

'Back at the diggings, Jim hears that McGill has taken over the Walker camp opposite their sluice boxes.  Fearing skulduggery they hope to catch McGill red-handed. Lee Wing devises an ingenious plan, which works brilliantly, leaving the would-be thieves extremely sorry for themselves to the amusement of the entire diggings.  Shamed, McGill, relegated to camp cook duties goes hunting, returning with meat of a Billabong calf, calling it a wallaby – again and again.  Mrs Walker returns to ‘keep an eye’ day in, day out on her mine whilst McGill’s crowd work it, annoying them greatly.'  (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ward, Lock ,
      1937 .
      image of person or book cover 3041072299304246340.jpg
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      Extent: 256p.
      Description: [1] leaf of plates : illus.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ward, Lock ,
      1942 .
      Extent: 256p.
      Description: [3] leaves of plates : illus.
      Series: Popular Gift Books Ward, Lock (publisher), 1929-1954 series - publisher children's fiction children's Number in series: 259
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1993 .
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      Extent: 302p.
      Edition info: rev. ed.
      ISBN: 0207175217 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

A Bookman's Letter to Young People The Bookman , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 1 December vol. 9 no. 12 1937; (p. 204)

— Review of Clancy Ann Shead , 1937 single work children's fiction ; Billabong Gold Mary Grant Bruce , 1937 single work children's fiction
Short reviews and recommendations. Parents are alerted to the appearance of cheaper editions of Turner, Pyke and Turner's work.
A Bookman's Letter to Young People The Bookman , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 1 December vol. 9 no. 12 1937; (p. 204)

— Review of Clancy Ann Shead , 1937 single work children's fiction ; Billabong Gold Mary Grant Bruce , 1937 single work children's fiction
Short reviews and recommendations. Parents are alerted to the appearance of cheaper editions of Turner, Pyke and Turner's work.
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