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Is part of Adventures of an Australian Mounted Trooper Mary Fortune , James Skipp Borlase , 1865 series - author short story
Issue Details: First known date: 1865... 1865 Cambromatta Station : A Sticking-Up and Shooting Down Adventure
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Narrator and fellows are assisted by young beauty in rescuing her father from bushrangers. (PB)


  • First published anonymously.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: A Sticking-Up-And-Shooting-Down Adventure
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 1 no. 16 16 December 1865 Z1065454 1865 periodical issue 1865 pg. 248-251
    Note: Adventures of an Australian Mounted Trooper, IV.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Night Fossickers and Other Australian Tales of Peril and Adventure James Skipp Borlase , London : Frederick Warne , 1867 Z562535 1867 selected work short story crime children's London : Frederick Warne , 1867 pg. 59-75
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction Ken Gelder (editor), Rachael Weaver (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011 Z1802098 2011 anthology short story extract adventure '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.)
    Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2011
    pg. 24-37
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  • Maryborough (Vic) area, Clunes - Maryborough - Dunolly area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
  • 1852
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