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Issue Details: First known date: 1896... 1896 The Digger and Cupid : A Stoical Veteran Succumbs
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A rush to a newly proclaimed NSW diggings proves to be short-lived but in the meantime the array of goldfields characters settles in. Old time diggers reminiscing of Bendigo, 'skimmers' who took the cream of others' work, Sydney amateurs etc. Includes tale of an old prospector given to alcohol, Byron and Bobby Burns who falls in love with a plain morose woman, competing with others (for 'love' was sweeping the diggings) until his gold runs out and her husband turns up. Laconic, lightly cynical piece - sketch-like. (PB)

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    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 31 no. 376 September 1896 Z1052832 1896 periodical issue 1896 pg. 678-679
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