Issue Details: First known date: 1907... 1907 The Inspiration of Carl Sleichman : A Gold Fields Experience
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After being revived from a drunken stupor, former criminal Carl Sleichman is convinced he has been returned from the dead and is destined to become a prophet. He teams up with a local religious fanatic, Rasch, and begins preaching. However, his blasphemous doctrines outrage the local populace. A Catholic priest takes over the service and afterwards Sleichman and Rasch discuss religious doctrine with him, declaring themselves convinced they were wrong. Unbeknownst to them they are also the means of restoring a child to her parents.


  • Has epigraph: 'Bonus vir, sine Deo nemo est. Seneca, ep. 41.'

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  • Braidwood area, Canberra region (NSW), Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
  • ca. 1860
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