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Issue Details: First known date: 1908... 1908 'The Dandiest Boy that Ever Stood Up in a Boat'
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Tells the story of the people of Nukutavake, in the Tuamotu Group, who were decimated by an outbreak of smallpox, which killed a third of the island's population in two months. Becke also visits the grave of a young boat-steerer, the 'dandiest boy' of the title, who was killed in a whaling accident twelve years before.

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    y separately published work icon The Call of the South Louis Becke , London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1908 Z325514 1908 single work non-fiction autobiography A description of the narrator's wanderings around Australia and the South Pacific. Much of the material appears to be autobiographical and he also relates a number of tales that were told to him during his travels. London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1908 pg. 203 - 210
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    French Polynesia,
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    South Pacific, Pacific Region,
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