The Bullocky's Gratitude single work   short story   crime   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 The Bullocky's Gratitude
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A very strong Italian cane farmer makes a friend of the local Irish constable after being knocked out but not charged while on a drunken rampage. After a language misunderstanding over someone 'left holding the baby,' he corners and beats up a suspected local smuggler to discover tins of opium on him. But the constable cannot prove it in court and the smuggler escapes.


  • Contains mention of Italian people in Australia

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  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 11 June 1931 Z1647493 1931 newspaper issue 1931 pg. 6
    Note: In Column: Tales of Illicit Trading
Last amended 17 Jan 2012 13:55:59
  • North Queensland, Queensland,
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