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The Year 'The Pearl' Won : A True Story of the Melbourne Cup single work   short story   adventure  
Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 1898 The Year 'The Pearl' Won : A True Story of the Melbourne Cup
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Horse breeder and trainer Joe Turner helps save well-bred Woodsman John Blackburn - and comforts his beautiful daughter Mary. They have a hermit-like existence. Another visit by Turner, his son and a friend introduce Mary Blackburn to her suitor and Melbourne for the Cup. A dream gives her dying father the colours of the Cup winner and he mortgages everything to raise the money to back it. The horse wins and with Turner's help Blackburn learns of his win by telegraph just before he dies of a heart attack in his bush hut. Contrast of the quiet world of Blackburn's bush hut to Melbourne and the Cup crowd. (PB)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 33 no. 402 November 1898 Z1075070 1898 periodical issue 1898 pg. 697-701
Last amended 12 Nov 2003 08:00:49
  • 1871
  • Woodend, West Ipswich area, Ipswich area, South East Queensland, Queensland,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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