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Dawe, W Carlton

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1865-1935) Australian author, in UK from 1892, mostly of detective thrillers; of sf interest is The Golden Lake; Or, the Marvelous History of a Journey Through the Great Lone Land of Australia (1890), a Lost Race tale set in Western Australia, the current native inhabitants of which reflect wanly (see Devolution; Race in SF) the civilization of their Chinese (or possibly Lemurian) ancestors, whose ancient virtues they Parody in debauched corroborees. A Royal Alliance (1935) is a Ruritanian tale of international intrigue. [JC]

William Carlton Lanyon Dawe

born Adelaide, South Australia: 30 July 1865

died London: 30 May 1935



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