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Issue Details: First known date: 1868... 1868 Confessed at Last
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'At 28 Disney Vernon is a 'bad lot'. Dying of consumption he has married the clergyman's daughter whom he seduced and asks his estragned brother, Charles, to care for her after his death, especially as she is pregnant. She bears a daughter and Disney disappears. He is feared murdered by William Mostyn, the husband of Disney's one true love who died leaving a son. Disney's wife dies of grief and the story turns to the children's lives, 18 years later, in the 1830s.

'Harry Mostyn and Isabel Vernon meet and fall in love but their relatives prevent the match. Walter Livingston, a one time friend of Disney Vernon, also loves Isabel. He befriends Harry, but determines that he shall never marry Isabel and is entangled in a plot with a mysterious Mr Anderson to ensure the young man's ruin. With the help of his father, his uncle and Isabel, Harry clears himself from their snares.

'Harry's hunt for the solution to Disney Vernon's murder takes him to Sydney in 1834 as aide de camp to Governor Bourke, and thence to New Zealand where he is involved in Maori skirmisheds, political bargaining and romantic tragedy. Once again he follows John Anderson to Europe where all is finally revealed.' (PB)

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First known date: 1868
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (901 issues)
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Serialised in the Australian Journal in 16 weekly instalments from 25 April 1868 to 8 August 1868.

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To Our Subscribers and the Public : [A New Tale: Confessed at Last from the Popular Pen of G. A. Walstab] 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 18 April vol. 3 no. 138 1868; (p. 543)

An advertisement for George A. Walstab's novella 'Confessed at Last', to be serialised in the Australian Journal with illustrations by Samuel Calvert.

To Our Subscribers and the Public : [A New Tale: Confessed at Last from the Popular Pen of G. A. Walstab] 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 18 April vol. 3 no. 138 1868; (p. 543)

An advertisement for George A. Walstab's novella 'Confessed at Last', to be serialised in the Australian Journal with illustrations by Samuel Calvert.

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