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Issue Details: First known date: 1901... 1901 The World's News
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    Publisher varies: Includes Watkin Wynne, Associated Newspapers and James Langan.

  • FREQUENCY: Published every Saturday.
  • DATES: no.1 (Saturday, December 21, 1901) - Ceased in 1955.


* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: 1901-1955 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Shanty on the Rise, John Barr , series - author column

A weekly page first published in the World's News in 1935, John Barr's 'The Shanty on the Rise,' provides insight into the life of people from the bush. In previewing the series the Adelaide News records:

'When they leave their herds of sheep and bullock teams and their ploughs and pea-paddocks and adjourn to Hogan's pub to drink and speak of all that is in their hearts - you're likely to hear something. Well, they do. And John Barr, well-known writer of Australian bush life, is their reporter. In verse and prose, with bright touches and a strong realistic atmosphere, he tells of their doings at the shanty on the rise' (27 August 1935, p.4).

Each instalment typically included several illustrations, and varying combinations of poetry, jokes and anecdotes (both fiction and non-fiction).

The last known instalment in the series was published in the 29 June 1940 issue of The World's News.

Note: The first issue of The Shanty on the Rise was published in the 28 August 1935 edition of The World's News. No copy of this issue is currently available. The above link will access the second instalment, published on 4 September 1935.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1901

Has serialised

Castle Vane : A Romance of Bushranging on the Upper Hunter in the Olden Days, J. H. M. Abbott , single work novel historical fiction
Sydney Cove : A Romance of the First Fleet, J. H. M. Abbott , single work novel historical fiction
The Battling Prophet, Arthur W. Upfield , single work novel crime mystery detective

'Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is on leave, staying with an old friend near Adelaide. Ben Wickham, a meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped farmers all over Australia, until recently lived nearby. But he has died after a three week drinking binge and a doctor certified death resulting from delirium tremens. Yet Bony's host insists that whatever Ben died of, it wasn't alcohol.' (Publication summary)

Red O'Shaughnessy, J. H. M. Abbott , single work novel historical fiction

A serial in which Abbott 'chronicles the escapades of this dare-devil Irish giant' (World-s News, 6 February 1935).

Hills of Hate, E. V. Timms , single work novel

The story of a feud between two country families.

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