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Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 17 December 1898 of The Queenslander est. 1866 The Queenslander
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  • Contains the first instalment of Old Bushman's Kooralgin.


* Contents derived from the 1898 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Mizpah, John Arthur Barry , single work short story
George Morris, a wealthy sheep station owner, tells Lizzie, his young, poor, and pregnant girlfriend, that he is going to marry a rich woman. His cruelty has disastrous results.
(p. 2) Section: Christmas Supplement
Tadd : Enigma, Alex Montgomery , single work short story crime
Three men, Borlick, Tadd and Underby, are killing turtles for tortiseshell. Their strained relationships are manipulated by Tadd with murderous results.
(p. 5) Section: Christmas supplement
An Expert in Grief, George Essex Evans , single work short story humour
Ephrian Jones loves funerals and scotch. When he almost misses the biggest funeral the town has ever had, his drinking combines with a lost friendship to bring about a macabre incident.
(p. 8) Section: Christmas Supplement
The Bush Motheri"I have borne a breed of toilers", Will H. Ogilvie , single work poetry (p. 10) Section: Christmas Supplement
Only a Swagman's Yarn, G. Spencer Briggs , single work short story
A tramp, Dick, is cared for by a doctor and his wife. He is grateful and promises to keep a lookout for their son Alec who, after a quarrel with his father, had left home. Three years later he finds Alec who who is under threat of imprisonment.
(p. 10, 12) Section: Christmas Supplement
The Saving of a Theory, M. Burkinshaw , single work short story
Bertram said he would never marry a widow. Then he meets a widow with a theory of her own.
(p. 16, 18) Section: Christmas Supplement
The Vengeance of Parpoonya : A Tale of the Times of Old, Archibald Meston , single work column
Meston tells of how two young women, Nooneonya and Wiannmal, fell in love with Calboonya at a corrobbee. Calboonya asked for and received permission to marry Nooneonya but then ran off with Wiannmai. The desire for retribution led to private battles and then a tribal war.
(p. 18) Section: Christmas Supplement
Note: The author notes that this story 'is a narrative of events exactly as they happened, and the customs described were those of the tribes concerned.'
Letters from the Grave, Constance Clyde , single work short story
A young widower begins to receive letters from his dead wife.
(p. 20) Section: Christmas Supplement
The Fate of La Perouse : A True Story of Adventure in the Pacific, Kai-wai-quasi , single work short story
A history of Jean Francois de Galaup, Count La Perouse, and his longest expedition, which left from Brest on 1st August 1785. After some hardship La Perouse arrived in Botany Bay. He left New South Wales on 7th February 1788 after sending a message to Captain Phillip saying he would go to Isle of France via the Gulf of Carpentaria and Van Diemen's land, but he never arrived.
(p. 20-23) Section: Christmas Supplement
Her Eyesi"Twin portals to the feelings of a heart-", P. A. K. , single work poetry (p. 1169)
Note: In column: Literature, Original Poetry
Dora in Queensland : Christmas in the Early Days, Delphia , single work short story humour
A young wife decides to make a Christmas dinner just like they would have had 'back home' in Ireland. The people of the new little Australian town join in to help her and, although nothing goes quite to plan, her husband and baby enjoy the day.

(p. 1181-1182)

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