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Pseudonym of UK-born surveyor, politician, journalist and author George Ranken (1827-1895), mainly in Australia from 1851; some of his journalism was published as by Capricornus. The Invasion (1877) as by W H Walker relocates the Battle of Dorking mode to Australia, where a Near Future Invasion by Russia is expeditiously repulsed by the savvy Australian soldiery. [JC]
born Ayrshire, Scotland: 17 July 1827
died Nestle Brae, near Young, New South Wales: 6 May 1895
- The Invasion (Sydney, New South Wales: Turner and Henderson, 1877) [binding unknown/]
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