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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Turning Fact into Fiction: The 1857 Hornet Bank Massacre
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This article compares the similarities in plot and theme between the real events of the 1857 Hornet Bank massacre of the Fraser family by members of the Yiman people and the subsequent retaliation, with the fictionalised massacre in Charles de Boos novel Fifty Years Ago: An Australian Tale (1867). The author also looks at the actual event as protrayed in Rosa Praed's novels and autobiographical writing.

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    y separately published work icon Margin no. 65 April 2005 Z1210467 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 8-17
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