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Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 1898 Fighting the Flood
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A group of men on a station 1000 miles north of Brisbane fight to survive an immense inland flood.

Notes

  • Has epigraph:

    Even while the strong, swift currents

    From the rainy ridges come. - Kendall

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon When the Mopoke Calls William Sylvester Walker , London : John Long , 1898 Z420375 1898 selected work short story London : John Long , 1898 pg. 51 - 73
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction Ken Gelder (editor), Rachael Weaver (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011 Z1802098 2011 anthology short story extract adventure 'Marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums and mounted troopers: these are some of the characters who populate the often perilous world of colonial Australian adventure fiction. Squatters defend their hard-earned properties from attack, while floods and other natural disasters threaten to wipe any trace of settlement away. Colonial Australian adventure fiction takes its characters on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. But these journeys are invariably fraught with danger, and everything comes at a price.

    'This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, with stories by Ernest Favenc, Louis Becke, Rosa Praed, Guy Boothby, and many others.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011
    pg. 156-170
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