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Title The Quest for the Black Opals: A Tale of Adventure in the Heart of Australia
Author(s) Macdonald , Alexander
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1908
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London, Glasgow, Dublin, Bombay
Publisher Blackie & Son Limited
Library British Library
Reference 12803.T.3
Region Australasia
Places Australia, Queensland (p218), Melbourne (pp11-33), New South Wales (pp37, 42), Sydney (p42), Darling River
Topics novel, fiction, children's literature, adventure, prospectors, luxury goods, gem stones, contents (pvii), illustrations (pp108, 163, 188, 244, 296), economic opportunity of the colonies (pp11, 323), transport, railway (pp11, 30-55), cycling (pp60, 188, 214, 242), steam ship (pp139-163), land rights, land ownership (p14), exploitation of resources (p19), gold speculation (p19), opal speculation (pp88-89, 320), Bunyip (ppvi, 19-20, 233, 250-251, 330, 338, 345), anti-Semitism (p35), copper mining (p59), outback (p60), communication, telephone (pp61-62), nationality, identity (p64), Australian parliament (pp70, 75), prize fighters (pp117, 119), bar room brawl in mining town (pp117-118), navigation, (pp215-216), natural history, kangaroos (pp215-216), emus (pp216-217), rabbit proof fence (p218), song, waltzing Matilda (pp222-224), fear of Chinese (p244), indigenous peoples, Aborigines (pp246-249, 255-272, 281, 296-300, 318), Aborigine ritual (pp258-263), language (pp261, 298), pidcherie (p325
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