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Issue Details: First known date: 1883... vol. 18 no. 212 January 1883 of The Australian Journal est. 1865 The Australian Journal
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* Contents derived from the 1883 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Fairy's Mistake : A Story for the Little Ones, 1883 single work short story
A fairy who makes quick judgements condemns a lark as quarrelsome because of his long claws - until she sees him use them to save his wife's eggs. Slight. (PB)
(p. 240-241)
The Baby's Bank, M. L. (Mrs) Rayne , 1883 single work short story
A railway engineer tells how a baby's trust saves him from a life of crime. (PB)
(p. 242)
All the New Year, W. W. , 1883 single work short story
An heiress in Victoria, Australia, loses a prospective husband when she loses her inheritance - but she chases up the elderly owner of her one-time property and marries him, he holding the purse-strings tight. Counterpointed with the story of true love between Alick and Phemie - loyal, true lovers. Slight, even their romance of 'poetical justice'. (PB)
(p. 247-252)
A Yachting Experience, 1883 single work prose
A yachting guest tastes the briney seas. (PB)
(p. 252)
Who Robbed Madame?, 1883 single work short story detective
A detective discovers the secret of thefts from the desk of the headmistress of a girl's school, absolving the beautiful young woman suspected. It is in fact Madame herself, walking in her sleep. Comments on the 'French' art of makeup etc. (PB)
(p. 252-254)
Three New Year's Days, S. A. Shields , 1883 single work short story romance
An orphaned girl brings sunshine to the gloomy house inhabited by her uncle who had quarreled with her mother and his own son. She earns a living as a teacher, falls in love, and marries him - making a place for her crusty uncle in their home. Her husband's invalid father is discovered to be her uncle's son - so all is resolved over three New Year's Days. Slow thawing of frozen trust and love stressed. (PB)
(p. 254-257)
Fame Versus Love, 1883 single work short story
Too late Helen Armstrong realises that she has foregone too much to win fame as an artist - a man's love and a child's affection. Tale shows her choice of Italy and her art prove her to be unwomanly. (PB)
(p. 257-258)
The Mysterious Organist, 1883 single work short story romance
A German princess is to marry a prince the next day when she hears the new organist play - the man she truly loves. On the day she discovers they are the same person. Slight tale. (PB)
(p. 260)
Self Sacrifice, Anna Shields , 1883 single work short story
A beautiful rich tender-hearted girl leaves her fiancee to journey to France and care for her dying father who it was believed had committed suicide for defrauding his employer years before. Twelve years later she returns, dying of consumption, her fiancee having married several years beforehand. Tale of duty and 'the sins of the father' ... (PB)
(p. 261-262)
A True Story of a Bee and a Bride, Faith Wynne , 1883 single work short story
Romance in Antwerp of the blacksmith/artist/painter Quentin Matsys and his faithful courtship by trial of the daughter of a painter from Flois. Outline tale. (PB)
(p. 268)
The Mayor's Advice, 1883 single work prose humour
A complaining citizen is given pithy advice by his mayor. (PB)
(p. 269)
Illilliwa, W. W. , 1883 single work short story
Much is not as it seems in this tale. Mark Sinclair is sent to a Victorian country township in pursuit of an escaped criminal. Disguised as a Jewish peddler he penetrates the disguises of a woman dressed as a youth and a man as an old woman. The woman is killed by a tree branch whilst attempting to inform on her accomplices and Sinclair captures one of the criminals, the other escaping Avarice for jewellery and an old Scotsman's miserliness play a part. (PB)
(p. 271-279)
For the Good of the Cause, 1883 single work prose humour
A youth is relieved of his money quickly and efficiently at a ladies charity bazaar. (PB)
(p. 279)
Kangaroo Flat, W. W. , 1883 single work autobiography (p. 280-286)
An Old Man's Story, 1883 single work prose
An old man's history of the mutilated coins he presents to a shopkeeper wins him his sad purchase. Family photos. (PB)
(p. 285)
Through the Suez Canal, Anon (fl.1883) , 1883 single work prose travel
Sailing up the Suez Canal from Port Said; colour in history of construction and Arabian travellers. Brief. (PB)
(p. 286)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Includes the final instalment of Marcus Clarke's serial fiction, 'His Natural Life', pp. 263-268.
Includes the second instalment of Sylvanus Cobb Jr.'s 'Ruric Nevel. A Tale of the Russian Empire Under Peter the Great', pp. 233-239.
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