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The Stormy Petrel single work   short story   adventure  
Is part of True Stories of the Penal Days James J. Wright , 1897-1898 series - author
Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 1898 The Stormy Petrel
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An escaped convict discovers a stranded and abandoned ship full of whale oil after a storm. With the help of some assigned convicts and some escapees he refloats the ship and renames her the Stormy Petrel. Need for provisions drive them to Hobart but their sale of the oil for cash prompts recognition from another ship. They murder the captain and mate and flee the harbour under fire. Further attempts at Maria Island and at the naval supply station at George Town on the Tamar River. A storm wrecks the boat on the cliffs of King's Island and drowns the crew at last, a capture crew-member telling their tale. (PB)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 33 no. 392 January 1898 Z1074833 1898 periodical issue 1898 pg. 72-76
Last amended 20 Jan 2004 08:34:33
  • 1831-1832
  • Van Diemen's Land (1803-1856), Tasmania,
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