Short Stories

The Hermit's tale in A Little Bush Maid.  Painting by John Lennox.Short Stories

Mary Grant Bruce had a long career in journalism both before and after her first books were published.  Her son, Jon, always maintained that she was a better short-story writer than she was a novelist.  About 300 of her short stories were published, many for children and others for adults.  Some fall readily into identifiable groups or themes, but many do not.

African Jungle Stories                          Melbourne Cup Adventures

Animal Husbandry                               St Patrick’s Day Tales

Australian Christmas Yarns                Travel Stories

Autobiographical                                 Other Leader Stories

Horse Racing                                        Miscellaneous



Not all of Mary Grant Bruce’s short stories are linked on this page.  There is no complete list, so far as we are aware.  If you know of others that we have missed, please tell us about them!  Some stories have been republished in her anthologies.

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