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Issue Details: First known date: 1876... 1876 The Lucky Bag : Stories For the Young
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A collection of short stories, of which three – 'The Wedge-tailed Eagles', 'The Iguana's eyes', and 'Good for Evil' – are Australian in content.

Notes

  • Users are warned that this work contains terminology that reflects attitudes or language used at the time of publication that are considered inappropriate today.
  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Edinburgh,
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W. P. Nimmo , 1876 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Wedge-tailed Eagles, Richard Rowe , 1876 single work children's fiction

The story of a 'Britisher' (of unspecified origin), arrived in Australia via the United States for the gold rush, who spends his time mocking but being unable to emulate the sporting feats of his Australian-born companions.

(p. 7-18)
The Iguana's Eyes : An Australian Story, Richard Rowe , 1876 single work children's fiction

A motherless young girl and her father set out into the bush to find their lost cow Jenny, the young girl's only friend and companion.

(p. 102-109)
Good for Evil, Richard Rowe , 1876 single work children's fiction
A farmer's daughter is tormented almost to madness by her fear of the local vagrant, Grim Jim.
(p. 191-224)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edinburgh,
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      Scotland,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
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      London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      W. P. Nimmo ,
      1876 .
      person or book cover
      Link: 8516798Full text document AustLit Full Text
      Extent: 224,[4]leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • 'Contains The Wedge-tailed Eagle pp7-18, The Iguana's Eyes pp102-9, Good for Evil pp223-4, all Australian in content'. (Marcie Muir's Australian Children's Books: A Bibliography: Volume One 1774-1972 (1992): 360).
      • Digitised by AustLit, 2009, from the collection of State Library Victoria.
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