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Issue Details: First known date: 1870... vol. 5 no. 59 April 1870 of The Australian Journal est. 1865 The Australian Journal
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* Contents derived from the 1870 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Rap at the Window, Theresa Tasmania , single work short story
Set in Scotland, the return of a murdered sailor's ghost to his home, and his fiancee's vision of the murder at sea. A family bible proves it all. (PB)
(p. 458-461)
The Forger's Cipher, Charles Martel , single work short story crime
A scheme to forge banknotes is foiled in Sydney through the capture of a criminal after a scrimmage, the translation of a ciphered note, a trip to Hobart and a few weeks feigned cooperation. (PB)
(p. 460-471)
A Dangerous Fix, W. A. R. , single work prose
The narrator's escape from a hyena attack in the Indian interior. (PB)
(p. 461)
Morning, Theresa Tasmania , single work poetry (p. 461)
Love, Fame, and Death, S. A. B. , single work short story
Frank Selton and Blanche Burton meet and fall in love, her father consents to their engagement, only to have Frank die a few months after in Melbourne. 'There is no armour against fate.' (PB)
(p. 467-468)
My Lodger, Waif Wander , single work short story biography
The lady seeking lodgings in Melbourne in an earlier issue of the AJ is now keeping lodgers herself. Her small furnished room is first let to a coquettish 40 year-old lady, but she is quickly replaced by the wealthy older gentleman she has been pursuing who determined to frustrate her plans. Warm, funny story. (PB)
(p. 471-475)
The Crown of Thorns, Hal Walstab , single work short story
A young lady's companion in England hears the story of her crotchety invalid employer's youth - of how she loved a man, found him married, and after waiting 15 years for him he married a younger woman. (PB)
(p. 476-478)
The Wonderful Majoshama, J. L. , single work short story
Four prospectors on a New Zealand beach are swamped by high waves. One of them captures a bird he is determined to exhibit, but his hopes fail and he eats it when it is found to be a kiwi. (PB)
(p. 484)
This Work-a-Day World, single work prose
On work. (PB)
(p. 485)
Passing by My Window, T. M. A. , single work prose
A writer finds inspiration for his article in the street - in the signs of the misery caused by drink. (PB)
(p. 488)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Includes the sixteenth instalment of Ruth Hall's 'The Bee', pp. 464-466.
Includes the second instalment of Leon Lewis' 'The Trapper's Last Trail', pp. 447-454.
Includes second instalment of Marcus Clarke's serial fiction 'His Natural Life', pp. 431-446.
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