A Race for Life single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1895... 1895 A Race for Life
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Charmingly erratic narrative of a New Year's Day picnic in the Otway Ranges by a group of Melbourne holiday-makers at Lorne, chaperoned by the narrator and his match-making wife. A description of Australian picnics in general, the scenic trip to the picnic spot, a bellbird and an encounter with a snake preface an account of the brave defence of an isolated New Zealand homestead during the Maori Wars by one of the picnickers, an ex-army officer from South Africa. Concludes with the various pairings promoted by the day - and plans for another holiday. (PB)

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  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 30 no. 356 January 1895 Z1077935 1895 periodical issue 1895 pg. 270-273
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  • Otway Ranges, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
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