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Want to read, correct and/or find missing instalments for adventure fiction published in 19th century Australian newspapers?

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Barry, John Arthur The Last Voyage of Martin Vallance: A Sea Story of To-Day Launceston Examiner Australian 1898
Besant, Walter The World Went Very Well Then Sydney Mail British 1886
Besant, Walter The World Went Very Well Then Newcastle Morning Herald British 1888
Black, William An Adventure in Thule Morning Bulletin British 1883
Black, William An Adventure in Thule Capricornian British 1883
Black, William An Adventure in Thule South Australian Chronicle British 1885
Black, William The Four Macnicols South Australian Chronicle British 1884
Bulloo Wammoo: A Tale of Adventure Queenslander Unknown 1899
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Benalla Ensign Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Horsham Times Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Border Watch Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Singleton Argus Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Kapunda Herald Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Gympie Times Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Shoalhaven Telegraph Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Queensland Times Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Riverine Grazier Australian 1885
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Devon Herald Australian 1884
Cameron, Donald Orinora: A Pacific Idyl. Episodes in the Life of a Millionaire Port Adelaide News Australian 1885
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Alexandra and Yea Standard British 1890
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Traralgon Record British 1891
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Portland Guardian British 1890
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Euroa Advertiser British 1891
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Oakleigh Leader British 1890
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Bacchus Marsh Express British 1890
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Port Elliot Southern Argus British 1891
Collingwood, Harry The Missing Merchantman Port Adelaide News British 1891
Davidson, J. O. Chan Ok; A Romance of the Eastern Seas Adelaide Observer American 1891
Davidson, J. O. Chan Ok; A Romance of the Eastern Seas Evening Journal American 1891
Delphia A Holiday Adventure Queenslander Australian 1897
Delphia The Mermaid Queenslander Australian 1898
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Camperdown Chronicle Australian 1898
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Evelyn Observer Australian 1899
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Northern Argus Australian 1899
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Petersburg Times Australian 1899
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Riverine Grazier Australian 1893
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Dungog Chronicle Australian 1894
Dexter, Ivan In the Wake of Fortune: An Australian Story Brisbane Telegraph Australian 1894
Fenn, George Manville Aboard the Sea-Mew Illustrated Sydney News British 1869
Fenn, George Manville Aboard the Sea-Mew Melbourne Leader British 1869
Gilmore, John, Rev. The Ramsgate Lifeboat: A Rescue Launceston Examiner British 1861
Gilmore, John, Rev. The Ramsgate Lifeboat: A Rescue Bacchus Marsh Express British 1868
Gilmore, John, Rev. The Ramsgate Lifeboat: A Rescue Fremantle Herald British 1867
Gossip The Voyage of the Monsoon Sydney Stock and Station Journal Unknown 1898
Grassie, James Narrative of the Loss of The Fame Border Watch Australian 1873
Haggard, H. Rider Beatrice Clarence and Richmond Examiner British 1890
Haggard, H. Rider Beatrice Manaro Mercury British 1890
Haggard, H. Rider Beatrice Riverine Grazier British 1890
Haggard, H. Rider Beatrice Newcastle Morning Herald British 1890
Hake, Thomas St. E. The Old Barge Queenslander British 1892
Hake, Thomas St. E. The Old Barge Traralgon Record British 1892
Hayward, William Stephens Love’s treason, or, The two privateers Evening News British 1874
Henty, G. A. Orange and Green. A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick Melbourne Advocate British 1888
Henty, G. A. The Plague Ship Newcastle Morning Herald British 1892
Henty, G. A. The Plague Ship Brisbane Telegraph British 1888
Henty, G. A. The Plague Ship Brisbane Week British 1888
Ichor A Coffee-Planter’s Dollar Australasian Unknown 1886
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Hawkesbury Advocate American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Kiama Reporter American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Cobar Herald American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Molong Argus American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Bowral Free Press American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Manning River Times American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Jerilderie Herald American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Dungog Chronicle American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Wellington Times American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Gwydir Examiner American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Inverell Argus American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Macleay Chronicle American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Last of the Pirates; Or, Doom Driven: A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry Moree Examiner American 1899
Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss The Sea Recreant. The Romance of an Honored and a Dishonored Name Riverina Recorder American 1893
Jocelyn, H. W. The Adventures of Paul Loring Australian Town and Country Unknown 1896
Maclachlan, T. B. True Tales of the Buccaneers South Australian Chronicle British 1899
Nicholls, F. Saunders The Marvellous Island Sydney Mail Australian 1888
Old Boomerang Buried in the Sea; or, The Ups and Downs of Ben Bruce Sydney Mail Australian 1872
Pae, David The Foster Brother; or The Orphan of the Wreck Maitland Mercury British 1872
Patterson, Howard The Captain of the Rajah Newcastle Morning Herald American 1899
Patterson, Howard The Captain of the Rajah Bendigo Advertiser American 1898
Perry, George  B. Uncle Peter’s Trust Adelaide Observer American 1888
Perry, George  B. Uncle Peter’s Trust South Australian Chronicle American 1888
Perry, George  B. Uncle Peter’s Trust Evening Journal American 1888
Pullen, C. Wrecked among Malay Pirates South Australian Chronicle Unknown 1889
Russell, Dora Beneath the Wave Gippsland Times British 1889
Russell, Dora Beneath the Wave South Australian Chronicle British 1878
Russell, Dora Beneath the Wave Evening News British 1887
Russell, Herbert Under a Cloud. The Story of a Lost Memory Brisbane Telegraph British 1897
Russell, Herbert Under a Cloud. The Story of a Lost Memory Brisbane Week British 1897
Russell, W. Clark A Sea Queen South Australian Chronicle British 1883
Russell, W. Clark A Sea Queen National Advocate British 1899
Russell, W. Clark A Sea Queen Melbourne Age British 1883
Russell, W. Clark A Voyage at Anchor Australian Town and Country British 1899
Russell, W. Clark Betwixt the Forelands South Australian Chronicle British 1889
Russell, W. Clark Jenny Harlowe Australasian British 1889
Russell, W. Clark List, Ye Landsmen! A Romance of Incident Australasian British 1892
Russell, W. Clark Marooned Sydney Mail British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Death Ship, A Strange Story Brisbane Telegraph British 1889
Russell, W. Clark The Emigrant Ship Melbourne Age British 1893
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Alexandra and Yea Standard British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Portland Guardian British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Euroa Advertiser British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Kyabram Union British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Oakleigh Leader British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Elsternwick Leader British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Benalla Ensign British 1888
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Bacchus Marsh Express British 1889
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Oakleigh Leader British 1891
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Elsternwick Leader British 1891
Russell, W. Clark The Frozen Pirate Daily Telegraph British 1889
Russell, W. Clark The Pirate Ten: A Salt-Water Romance Bendigo Advertiser British 1895
Russell, W. Clark The Pirate Ten: A Salt-Water Romance South Australian Chronicle British 1895
Russell, W. Clark The Pirate Ten: A Salt-Water Romance Evening News British 1895
Simpson, Kate A. Eileen-Na-Roon Brisbane Week Unknown 1897
Smith, James Walter Lingualonga. A Free-Trade Epic Adelaide Observer British 1885
Spears, John R. and Dix, R. S. The Strange Fate of Merton Prayther North Queensland Register American 1895
Suisted, Mrs James Adrift in Antarctic Seas Western Mail New Zealand 1896
Suisted, Mrs James Adrift in Antarctic Seas Brisbane Telegraph New Zealand 1896
Tael, C. A Shipmate of Flinders Adelaide Observer Unknown 1898
Uncle Bobby Tanoroa and Macdonald. Or The Wreck of the Pericles Numurkah Leader Unknown 1899
Underwood, Captain Recollections of a Pioneer Adelaide Advertiser Australian 1878
Underwood, Captain Recollections of a Pioneer South Australian Chronicle Australian 1878
Unknown Missing. The Romance of an Atlantic Liner National Advocate Unknown 1893
Unknown Shoals and Quicksands Hay Standard Unknown 1892
Unknown Shoals and Quicksands Goulburn Herald Unknown 1892
Unknown The Breakwater Light Western Mail Unknown 1893
Unknown The Breakwater Light Euroa Advertiser Unknown 1894
Unknown The Young Midshipman Maitland Mercury Unknown 1888
W. H. B. Annie of the Lighthouse Fremantle Herald Unknown 1868
Ward, Herbert D. The Captain of the Kittiewink Maitland Mercury American 1892

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