The Old Days Long Ago single work   short story   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1895... 1895 The Old Days Long Ago
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Young Mildred Gresham arrives in the new colony from England to serve as a governess on a Midlands estate owned by family friends. Running off into the bush during a fracas with the natives, Mildred is rescued by Ernest Marsden and realises that she really loves Ernest - '[of whom] it might be truly said ... that he was of the stuff of which heroes are made' - rather than his older brother Valentine. They plan to settle down, just as the colony itself begins to 'settle down'.


  • Written for the Tasmanian Mail's 'Prize Story Competition.'
  • In two chapters.

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  • Appears in:
    y Tasmanian Mail 2 February 1895 Z1504712 1895 newspaper issue 1895 pg. 5
Last amended 4 Sep 2008 16:05:35
  • Midlands, Tasmania,
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