Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Tales Not from the Dreamtime : Pukara (Perishing)
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Mark and his friend Rogie rescue a pair of sick children in the outback, and then go in search of the mother.

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  • Appears in:
    y Northern Perspective vol. 7 no. 2 February 1985 Z971744 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 16-20
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 249-254
    Note: Black and white photograph to accompany the story on p253.
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