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Cossins, George Herbert


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    The wings of silence : an Australian tale


Cossins literary output indicates diverse interests and travel: he authored a book on the use of science in South Australian agriculture and wrote the words for a cantata celebrating the Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition of 1887. He published two novels set in South Africa: Isban-Israel: A South African Story (1896) and A Boer of Today: A Story of the Transvaal (1900), as well as co-editing The Knights Bridge Papers (1889) with W G H Leask. His Western Australian-based novel, The Wings of Silence (1898), is an adventure story about a group of gold prospectors who travel inland on an expedition from Coolgardie.

Published resources


  • Cossins, George Herbert, The wings of silence : an Australian tale, Gay and Bird, London, 1899, 293 pp. Details

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