Stringybark Times Past Award 2024


Editors Choice #3: The Yellow Pearl


Lachlan Dunn lifted his eyes from the book he was trying to read. He studied his uncle in the dim lamplight. “What you all done up for?”

Thaiter grinned and finished tucking his clean shirt into his trousers. “It’s me birthday. I’m off ta the Cosmopolitan for a couple.”

“Your birthday?” Lachlan laughed.

“You’ll note. I’m done right. Clean and shaven.” Thaiter did a spin and twinkled his eyebrows. “I might get lucky tonight.”

— from "Done Right" by Donna Fieldhouse

Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots. Eighteen fascinating stories that illustrate Australian history in a new and entertaining way.

Multiple copy discount

Editor: David Vernon

Proof-reader: Virginia Ross

Cover designer: David Vernon

Cover photographer: John Ubinger

Australian printer: Kainos Print (Canberra/Sydney)

18 published stories.  One e-book and printed anthology, Yellow Pearl.

The third publication in the Editors Choice series where some of the best entries from the Stringybark Australian History Short Story Award are showcased.

edited by David Vernon, e-book and paperback Stringybark Publishing, ISBN: 978-147-605-3387

$12.95 includes postage within Australia.  Discounts for multiple purchases.

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