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Rolf Boldrewood

(1826—1915)

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Alpin McPherson

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(1841–95),

better known as the bushranger, ‘The Wild Scotchman’, was born in Inverness-shire, Scotland, and emigrated with his family to Moreton Bay in 1855. The only Queensland...

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Australia

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Were in the early colonial era closely related in their literatures. In 1827, the painter Augustus Earle disparagingly compared the Australian Aborigines (‘last link in the great chain of...

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A Colonial Reformer

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(1896),

a novel by ‘Rolf Boldrewood’, was first published as a serial in the Australian Town and Country Journal, 1876–77. It chronicles the experience in Australia of the...

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Duffing

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A slang term for livestock-stealing, probably derives from an English slang word, ‘duff’, which meant to fake old things for new, e.g. clothes, jewellery. A cattle-duffer either stole...

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gold rushes

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Sudden influxes of people to newly discovered gold fields. The most famous gold rush was to California, where in 1848 gold was found by a Swiss settler, J. A. Sutter. As news spread,...

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Henry Kingsley

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(1830–76),

younger brother of C. Kingsley. From 1853 to 1858 he was in Australia, at the gold‐diggings and as a trooper in the Sydney Mounted Police, experiences which provided the...

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Hinemoa

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And Tūtānekai are the lovers in one of the most popular of Māori stories. Hinemoa lived on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Tūtānekai on the island of Mokoia. When her ...

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In Bad Company and Other Stories

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(1901),

a collection of tales and essays by ‘Rolf Boldrewood’, includes some of his pieces written in the 1860s, the informative ‘How I Began to Write’ and the title story ...

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Literature

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

In Australia first took the form of official reports, annals, and semi-official accounts of settlement, such as Watkin Tench's A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay (1789). The first...

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Miner's Right

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A novel by ‘Rolf Boldrewood’, was serialised in the Australian Town and Country Journal in 1880, published in book form in 1890, and adapted for the stage in 1891. The ...

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