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y separately published work icon Australian Chimes and Rhymes anthology   novella   poetry   prose   short story  
Note: Edited, printed and published by W. H. Williams, 83 Queen Street, Melbourne.
Issue Details: First known date: 1884... 1884 Australian Chimes and Rhymes
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* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:W. H. Williams , 1884 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Watchingi"I am watching, watching lonely", single work poetry (p. 1)
Christmas Dayi"Fair flowers around our feet are springing", Orita , single work poetry (p. 3)
A Merry Christmas Wished to All, K. G. , single work prose (p. 3-4)
David Grant's Repentance, G. Dumas , single work short story (p. 4-5)
By the River, Bramble , single work short story (p. 6-7)
By the Sweat of His Brow, William Senior , single work short story (p. 8-10)
Note: Written as W. Senior.
Muriel and I, Rowland Morrison , single work novella (p. 11-12)
Max Rae : The Little Newsboy, Bramble , single work short story (p. 14-15)
A Story of the Diggings, More than Thirty Years Ago, Indi , single work short story (p. 17-21)
Mabel and Kitty : A Tale for the Young, Bramble , single work children's fiction children's (p. 21-22)
A Bush Sketch, Overlander , single work short story (p. 22, 24)
The Police Court Lawyeri"An' please, yer washups, my client", single work poetry humour (p. 25)
Colloquy Between Baron Beef and Plum Pudding, single work prose humour
A short dialogue between the beef and plum pudding over their respective merits as Christmas fare. The dialogue ends with '[Policeman at the gate sings "How happy could I be with either!" and this puts an end to the colloquy]'
(p. 25)
What Charley Burnside Gained on Cup-Day, single work short story (p. 26-28)
The Story of a Pair of Slippers, single work short story (p. 29)
The Cry of a Dyspeptic Childi"It may be a fugue, a cantata, a march, a", single work poetry (p. 32)
Kind Wordsi"Never hesitate a moment", single work poetry (p. 32)
Holy Christmas Dayi"O glorious Christmas Day", single work poetry (p. 32)
Welcome to Christmasi"Christmas is welcome in every land,", single work poetry (p. 32)
Our Long Agoi"The past is past, O love of mine,", single work poetry (p. 32)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: W. H. Williams , 1884 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: illus.
      • The National Library of Australia copy is bound with First Numbers and Special Issues of Australian Magazines Vol. 5. The typed contents page of this volume has the date of this work as 'n.d.' [no date] crossed out with '[1884]' written beside it in ink.
      • Page 32 has an advertisement for W. H. Williams in which it is stated that the firm is 'established thirty-one years'. The firm was established around 1853/54 which makes a date of 1884 for this work possible.
      • Price sixpence.
      • Includes 'A Bit of Fun', facetiae, conundrums and in-door games, on page 30 and 'Notable Men of the Time', six short biographies of British peers and clergy, on pages thirteen and sixteen.
      • Advertisements appear on the endpapers, front and back covers and at the head and or foot of some pages in the text.
      • Some stories are individually illustrated and there are three further illustrations, a frontispiece and six portraits accompanying the 'Notable Men of the Time' piece.
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