Several of Mary Grant Bruce’s longer stories were published in serial form, mainly in The Leader, the weekend newspaper from Melbourne which was at that time the counterpart to The Age which ran only from Monday to Friday. Ten of these serials were also published as books, sometimes with substantial re-writing, and A New Year’s Dawn was the basis for a story 33 years later in the prestigious Blackwood’s Magazine.
Serial stories written by Mary Grant Bruce and published in The Leader newspaper
|Title||Section||First Issue||Final Issue||Republished as|
|Ragamuffins||The Children's Column||12 October 1901||1 November 1902||Not republished|
|The Adventures of Timothy||The Children's Column||10 January 1903||19 December 1903||Timothy in Bushland (1912)|
|A New Year's Dawn||Tales and Sketches||2 January 1904||16 January 1904||A Rider of the Sixties (1937)|
|The Interlopers||The Children's Column||23 January 1904||12 October 1905||Gray’s Hollow (1914)|
|A Little Bush Maid||The Children's Column||7 October 1905||17 August 1907||A Little Bush Maid (1910)|
|Dick||The Children's Column||7 March 1908||6 March 1909||Dick (part) (1918)|
|Dick's Schooldays||The Children's Column||24 July 1909||22 October 1910||Dick (part) (1918)|
|Mates at Billabong||The Children's Column||28 January 1911||7 September 1912||Mates at Billabong (1911)|
|Glen Eyre||Tales and Sketches||23 March 1912||3 August 1912||Glen Eyre (1912)|
|Norah of Billabong||Tales and Sketches||To be advised||To be advised||Norah of Billabong (1913)|
|From Billabong to the War||Tales and Sketches||2 October 1915||1916||From Billabong to London (1915)|
|Jim and Wally||Tales and Sketches||2 September 1916||1917||Jim and Wally (1916)|
Note: we have shown here only “substantial” serials, meaning they run over at least three issues or were far longer than Mary’s other, shorter, stories. Quite a few of the works listed in our Short Stories section actually run over two issues in their periodical of publication.
Another serial, which has not yet been republished, is Wing Ho, of China. It appeared in issues of Woman’s World from March to October 1926.
Mary Grant Bruce’s works listed on this page are under copyright owned by the Mary Grant Bruce Family Trust.