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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 The Earliest Australian Detective Story?
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Lucy Sussex proposes that the story by M.C., Wonderful! When You Come to Think of It! is probably the first story published in Australia by Marcus Clarke. Also, it is the earliest known Australian detective story, followed closely by The Shepherd's Hut written by James Skipp Borlase. However, it is possible that there are even earlier examples of the crime genre in Australia, waiting to be discovered.

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    y separately published work icon Margin no. 22 1990 Z1116005 1990 periodical issue 1990 pg. 30-31
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