If you put a shilling on the bar for a beer, which cost 8 pence, then your change might be a story of the outback.
A Shilling on the Bar is a collection of short stories that have been collected by Trododniak Weatherness, Senior Magistrate as he travelled his circuit in far North Queensland. The 16 stories are titled by the character's name and each carries an introductory photo of the era sourced from the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
About the Author
Hettie Ashwin has been widely published in magazines and on-line. Her writing includes humorous, column style articles, short stories, novels and non fiction boating pieces, which is handy as she lives on a boat in Queensland Australia. She also has had some of her short stories included in anthologies in UK, USA and Australia. Hettie has won several writing competitions including Everyman Bollinger P.G. Wodehouse prize, Collins Dictionary new word prize, Verandah Journal prize. Her Speculative fiction novel (highly commended at Varuna and the Queensland Arts Council awards) and Thriller novel (a competition winner) are published by Morris Publishing. Hettie also self published a humorous novel and a collection of short stories and has another humorous novel under contract with Blackbuck Publishing India.