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Composed: Risdon, Lindisfarne - Risdon area, Eastern Shore, Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
Issue Details: First known date: 1890... 1890 Card Only : A Tale of Christmas and the West Coast
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Spurned years before in England by the woman he loves, Hugh Seagrave broods in a mining camp on the West Coast of Tasmania. As he learned of her impending engagement after opening what he believed to be a Christmas card, Hugh refuses to open any festive mail - and throws his only card in the fire without reading it. While most of the other miners leave for Hobart for the holiday, Hugh is determined to remain in camp by himself until his friend Gerald Leigh breaks his arm and Hugh decides he must accompany him to Hobart. tender reunion where Agnes explains how she was led to believe that the dastardly coward Morris Cameron saved her from the fire which destroyed her manorial home, when her saviour was actually Hugh Seagrave and that the 'engagement card' was part of plot by spiteful relatives to deliberately separate the couple. They kiss and make up.


  • Editor's note: The Prize Story, Ladies Christmas Competition.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Tasmanian Mail 20 December 1890 Z1534086 1890 newspaper issue 1890 pg. 1-3
    Note: Appears as part of the Mail's annual Christmas Supplement.
Last amended 17 Nov 2011 11:32:58
  • Western Tasmania (including the West Coast), Tasmania,
  • Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
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