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Alexander Macdonald

(1878—1939)


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(1878–1939), born Scotland, spent some time in WA and Queensland and served with the Australian contingent in the Boer War. A keen traveller and prospector, he wrote several accounts of his adventures, including In Search of El Dorado (1905), In the Land of Pearl and Gold (1907) and Through the Heart of Tibet (1910), the first two of which deal partly with Australia. He also wrote adventure stories, mostly addressed to the young male reader and extolling the active life and traditional public-school virtues; several of them draw upon his Australian experience. They include The Lost Explorers (1906), The Pearl Seekers (1907), The Quest of the Black Opals (1908), The Island Traders (1908), The White Trail (1908), The Hidden Nugget (1909) and The Invisible Island (1910).

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

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