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The Magic of the Pomelo Tree single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 The Magic of the Pomelo Tree
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In China, Ming has a business as 'Dispenser of Magic from Pomelo Tree.' The pomelo tree is the only thing that can stop dragons from eating people. Ming has a good business, but when his friends tell him that they are moving to Bendigo, Victoria, to find gold, Ming agrees to go along with them.

However, upon arriving in Bendigo, the friends find that discovering gold is harder than they had anticipated. When Ming's friends decide to order a fiery dragon to bring them luck, Ming knows he needs to find a pomelo tree. But where?




  • A note a the end of the story states: 'This story is based on the "Awakening of the Dragon" festival held by the Chinese community in Bendigo every Easter, and the legend of the one Pomelo Tree known to be growing in Victoria.'

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is partially set in China.

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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Bendigo area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
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