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The Claws of Native Ghosts single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Claws of Native Ghosts
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''Claws' takes place in the early days of European colonisation of Western Australia. It's based around a real life event, a slaughter of Aboriginal families by settlers that has become known as 'The Battle of Pinjarra'. Apart from my protagonist, all the human characters in the story are based on real people.'

Source: Interview with Lee Battersby, Graveside Books website,
Sighted: 17/03/2009

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Beast Within Matt Hults (editor), United States of America (USA) : Graveside Books , 2008 Z1568617 2008 anthology short story horror United States of America (USA) : Graveside Books , 2008
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australis Imaginarium Tehani Croft (editor), Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2010 Z1712823 2010 anthology short story science fiction 'Twelve stories from some of Australia’s finest speculative fiction writers, including Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, Marianne de Pierres, Angela Slatter and Sean Williams. Cover by Shaun Tan.' - from bookseller's catalogue Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2010
Last amended 1 Jul 2014 11:01:14
  • Western Australia,
  • 1800-1899
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