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'Marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums and mounted troopers: these are some of the characters who populate the often perilous world of colonial Australian adventure fiction. Squatters defend their hard-earned properties from attack, while floods and other natural disasters threaten to wipe any trace of settlement away. Colonial Australian adventure fiction takes its characters on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. But these journeys are invariably fraught with danger, and everything comes at a price.

'This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, with stories by Ernest Favenc, Louis Becke, Rosa Praed, Guy Boothby, and many others.' (From the publisher's website.)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Melbourne University Publishing , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction, Ken Gelder , Rachael Weaver , 2011 single work criticism (p. 1-11)
The Hurricane, or, False Friends, Horace Earle , 1861 single work short story adventure (p. 13-23)
Cambromatta Station : A Sticking-Up and Shooting Down Adventure, James Skipp Borlase , 1865 single work short story crime
Narrator and fellows are assisted by young beauty in rescuing her father from bushrangers. (PB)
A Sticking-Up-And-Shooting-Down Adventure
(p. 24-37)
Cousin Lucy's Story, Ellen Liston , 1860 single work short story (p. 38-48)
Two Days at Michaelmas, N. Walter Swan , 1875 single work short story (p. 49-61)
At the Melbourne Cup, Douglas Sladen , 1888 single work short story humour (p. 62-76)
The Last of the Bushrangers, Proteus , 1888 single work short story (p. 77-97)
Sandy Macpherson's Christmas Ride, Ernest Favenc , 1890 single work short story The Hut-Keeper and the Cattle-Stealer The Cook and the Cattle-Stealer (p. 98-105)
Note: With title: The Hut-Keeper and the Cattle-Stealer
A Queensland Iliad, Hume Nisbet , 1894 single work short story horror mystery fantasy (p. 106-116)
Billy Binks - Hero, Guy Boothby , 1898 single work short story adventure (p. 117-141)
Dead Men's Tales : A Story of the Australian Desert, Charles Junor , 1898 single work short story (p. 142-155)
Fighting the Flood, William Sylvester Walker , 1898 single work short story
A group of men on a station 1000 miles north of Brisbane fight to survive an immense inland flood.
(p. 156-170)
His Luck, Lala Fisher , 1899 single work short story (p. 171-175)
My Visit to a Woolshed, Laura M. Palmer-Archer , 1904 single work short story adventure (p. 176-181)
Bushed : An Episode in Kangaroo Hunting, Rosa Praed , 1907 single work short story (p. 182-191)
Julius Adolphus Jenkins's Christmas Alligator, Louis Becke , 1907 single work short story humour
A young bank clerk, newly arrived from England, is shocked by the lax habits of the Townsville inhabitants. When he falls in love with a local girl she tells him that her father makes fun of him and will never let her marry a 'duffer'. She asks him to prove himself by shooting a crocodile.
Julius Jenkins's Christmas Alligator
(p. 192-201)
The Hand, M. L. Skinner , 1924 single work short story (p. 202-205)
Fourteen Fathoms by Quetta Rock, Randolph Bedford , 1928 single work short story (p. 206-215)

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Works about this Work

Untitled Simon Ryan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction 2011 anthology short story extract
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction 2011 anthology short story extract
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 August 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction 2011 anthology short story extract
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 August 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction 2011 anthology short story extract
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction 2011 anthology short story extract
Untitled Simon Ryan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction 2011 anthology short story extract
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