The Last of Six single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1890... 1890 The Last of Six
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A Trepang fisherman near Cooktown encounters survivors of prison break from New Caledonia, including a woman, her dead husband, and the corpse of the man she says murdered her husband and also practiced cannibalism. The corpse keeps returning with the tide.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 11 no. 531 19 April 1890 Z602727 1890 periodical issue 1890 pg. 8
  • Appears in:
    y The Last of Six : Tales of the Austral Tropics Ernest Favenc , Sydney : Bulletin , 1893 Z483781 1893 selected work short story crime adventure science fiction Sydney : Bulletin , 1893 pg. 1-7
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Round-Up : Stories From 1790 to 1950 Colin Roderick (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1953 Z412675 1953 anthology short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1953 pg. 83-7
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    y Australian Stories of Horror and Suspense from the Early Days Gordon Neil Stewart (editor), Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1978 Z381037 1978 anthology short story Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1978 pg. 212-216
  • Appears in:
    y Tales of the Austral Tropics Ernest Favenc , Cheryl M. Taylor (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 1997 Z1620938 1997 selected work poetry Scholarly edition comprising nineteen stories from two selections of Favenc stories The Last of Six (1893) and Tales of the Austral Tropics (1894) and including explanatory notes, appendices on textual variations, biographical information and notes on Favenc's reception Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 1997 pg. 15-20
  • Appears in:
    y Ghost Stories and Mysteries Ernest Favenc , James Doig (editor), Rockville : Borgo Press , 2013 Z1925098 2013 selected work short story horror mystery 'This book collects thirty-one of Favenc's best stories, many published here for the first time since their original publication; and aims to showcase Favenc's talent as the most important Australian colonial writer of Gothic and supernatural fiction. The stories span the period 1875-1907, and demonstrate the richness and variety of his art, making this a major publishing event for enthusiasts of nineteenth-century crime and weird fiction' (back cover).
    Rockville : Borgo Press , 2013
    pg. 97-102
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  • Port Douglas - Cooktown area, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland,
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