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Issue Details: First known date: 1870... 1870 The Demon McGuire!
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'A verse story dedicated to D.J. Mitchell about an enormous demon who roams around Sydney causing havoc in his wake [...] The Demon is finally exiled to the Moon by Father Christmas and Father Time' (The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature, 196).


  • Also available in microform.
  • According to Saxby, the demon is a Sydney phenomenon - "a boistrous wind known as the Southerly Buster"

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Gibbs, Shallard and Co. , 1870 .
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      Link: 8503499Full text document AustLit Full Text
      Extent: 24 l.p.
      Description: illus.
      • Work published anonymously; attributed to Francis H. Grundy, author's monogram on top righthand corner of cover.
      • Digitised by AustLit, 2009, from the collection of State Library Victoria.
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