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Issue Details: First known date: 1887... 1887 A Final Reckoning : A Tale of Bush Life in Australia
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An English boy, Reuben Whitney, is falsely accused of a crime but escapes conviction and migrates to New South Wales. He finds employment with the mounted police and wins accolades for his actions against bushrangers and Aboriginal peoples. (An Aboriginal tracker is pivotal to Whitney's 'success'.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Blackie ,
      1887 .
      Link: U3230Full text document Digital copy of 1887 edition. See copyright information on site for any usage restrictions.
      Extent: 352p.

Works about this Work

G. A. Henty and Australia Tessa Wooldridge , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thoughts from an Idle Hour 2015-;

English author, G. A. Henty, wrote over 90 books - largely of the 'boys-own-adventure' variety. His books were widely read throughout the Australian colonies and appeared in serialised form in many colonial newspapers, especially during the 1890s.

One of Henty's titles, A Final Reckoning, is set predominantly in colonial New South Wales. In this book, 'Henty uses localised colonial terms such as ‘squatter’, ‘ticket-of-leave’, ‘bushranger’, ‘native tracker’ and ‘black gin’. There is [also] a variation of the classic children’s ‘lost in the bush’ tale.'

G. A. Henty and Australia Tessa Wooldridge , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thoughts from an Idle Hour 2015-;

English author, G. A. Henty, wrote over 90 books - largely of the 'boys-own-adventure' variety. His books were widely read throughout the Australian colonies and appeared in serialised form in many colonial newspapers, especially during the 1890s.

One of Henty's titles, A Final Reckoning, is set predominantly in colonial New South Wales. In this book, 'Henty uses localised colonial terms such as ‘squatter’, ‘ticket-of-leave’, ‘bushranger’, ‘native tracker’ and ‘black gin’. There is [also] a variation of the classic children’s ‘lost in the bush’ tale.'

Last amended 15 Feb 2017 08:30:41
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • New South Wales,
  • Bush,
  • 1800-1899
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