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Note: The Author of 'Quiet at Last'. (PB)
Issue Details: First known date: 1871... 1871 Powerless
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Bertha Morton, a poor orphan, loses her brother from brain fever. After her death she leaves her aunt's house in Tasmania for a position as governess in Melbourne where she falls in love with a married man. Finally despatched back to her aunt she commits suicide on the voyage. (PB)


  • There is an editor's note disclaiming the morbid ethics ... of this, otherwise, interesting story. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 6 no. 68 January 1871 Z1024368 1871 periodical issue 1871 pg. 252-256
Last amended 8 Apr 2003 11:33:21
  • Tasmania,
  • Melbourne City, Melbourne, Victoria,
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