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The Domestic single work   short story   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Domestic
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Mary Ann comes to work as a domestic in Sophie's aunt's house in Balmain. She brings her two children, and a secret plan to help the children's father escape from the nearby Cockatoo Island prison.


  • Baillie notes that he learned about the true events on which this story is based while researching another book.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1192060 2005 selected work short story 'Here is a journey that begins with a shuddering disaster in the Himalayas, and ends with an ill-starred romance on Mars. In between are adventures down the rivers of Cambodia and Laos, battles with bulls in Australian country towns, encounters with French agents, freelance photography assignments, handbag-snatchers in Naples, thong-flingers in Rangoon, bread queues in Afghanistan, and more' (Source: back cover blurb). Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 pg. 7-32
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  • Cockatoo Island, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1863
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