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The Skipper's Daughter single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1896... 1896 The Skipper's Daughter
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A retired whaling captain, eccentric in character, dress and house in Queen Street, relents and allows his daughter to come and live with him from Tasmania. He had not seen her since his wife ran off with another man years before. She warms his heart and reforms his ways, refusing all suitors for several years. Eventually, acting as a gold buyer, the captain hires a handsome clerk. Regular meetings and a dangerous encounter with thieves - in which the clerk and daughter save the captain - open the way to romance and a happy ending. Father's fears of loss of his daughter through marriage are groundless. Light, happy tale. (PB)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 31 no. 371 April 1896 Z1051994 1896 periodical issue 1896 pg. 384-386
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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