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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Jolly Roger
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Roger is on a boat at sea, and when he gets over his seasickness, he has an interesting conversation with the bo'sun about the Jolly Roger pirate flag. The bo'sun tells Roger about how he used to belong to the Royal Navy and how they chased the pirates off the sea. He then talks about how the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and so on, are all unified by their loyalty to the Queen and emphasises her importance to the Commonwealth of Nations.

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 89-91
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