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Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1986 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story Die Frau des Viehtreibers (p. 19-26)
The Bush Undertaker, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
An old shepherd discovers his mate, Brummy, dead and mummified in the bush. Saddened, he feels compelled to bury him.
(p. 27-34)
In a Dry Season, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Lawson describes the scenes observed as a train traveller to western N.S.W.
(p. 37-39)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 40-44)
Hungerford, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour

Lawson writes about the remote town of Hungerford, which straddles the N.S.W. and Queensland border. Lawson's story is derived from his visit to Hungerford in January 1893, when he and James Gordon (and possibly Ernest de Guinney) walked there from Torale shearing shed, near Bourke.

(p. 45-48)
Rats, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Three travelling shearers encounter a swagman, 'Rats', having a fight with his swag.
(p. 51-53)
An Old Mate of Your Father's, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
The narrator remembers how his father would be visited by old mates and how they sit together talking about their days on the Ballarat and Bendigo goldfields.
(p. 54-57)
Mitchell : A Character Sketch, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Mitchell does some clever talking to replenish his supplies.
(p. 58-60)
On the Edge of a Plain, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
A swagman arrives home to discover the family in mourning for him, after having been told he is dead.
(p. 61-62)
Some Day, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Mitchell tells of a girl he once loved.
Irgendwann
(p. 63-65)
Shooting the Moon, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Mitchell reveals his loyalty to a publican who caught him trying to leave the pub without paying.
(p. 66-68)
Our Pipes, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story humour
Mitchell relates how he began to smoke a pipe and his mother's efforts to stop him.
(p. 69-72)
Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster, Henry Lawson , 1898 single work short story humour
Mitchell relates the sorry tale of Bill, a rooster mystified by the echo of his crowing.
(p. 73-77)
The Geological Spieler, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story humour
Steelman poses as a geologist, with Smith as his offsider. They are offered accommodation in a railway camp and stay for several days, but decide to move on when they discover they are not the only tricksters in the camp.
(p. 81-88)
The Iron-Bark Chip, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
Dave Regan and his gang of workers try to pass off a girder as ironbark, as specified in their contract, but the government inspector seems suspicious.
(p. 89-93)
The Loaded Dog, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story humour
Dave and Andy create a bomb to blast fish out of the waterhole. However their dog picks the bomb up and begins a deadly, yet hilarious, game of 'fetch'.
(p. 94-100)
Brighten's Sister-in-Law, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story (p. 103-122)
A Double Buggy at Lahey's Creek, Henry Lawson , 1899-1900 single work short story
Joe Wilson puts off buying a buggy for his long-suffering wife Mary. A trip to town and an encounter with Mary's former lover changes his mind.
(p. 123-141)
'Water Them Geraniums', Henry Lawson , 1899-1901 single work short story (p. 142-167)
Joe Wilson's Courtship, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story (p. 168-195)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1986 .
      Extent: 229p.
      Reprinted: 1986 , 1987
      Note/s:
      • Edited and introduced by John Barnes.
      ISBN: 0140092153
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2005 .
      Extent: 229p.
      Note/s:
      • Edited and introduced by John Barnes.
      ISBN: 0140092153
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      Extent: xiv, 229p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Edited by John Barnes ; with a new introduction by John Kinsella.
      • Includes bibliographical references: p. 221-226.
      ISBN: 9780143180128 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

y The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2011 8997147 2011 single work criticism
y The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2011 9018860 2011 single work criticism
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 March 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Rainy Season Myfanwy Jones 2009 single work novel ; The Penguin Henry Lawson : Short Stories Henry Lawson 1986 selected work short story
A Lawson for Our Times Brian Matthews , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 311 2009; (p. 11-14)
Brian Matthews discusses some of the stories in The Penguin Henry Lawson: Short Stories. Matthews comments, too, on John Kinsella's introduction to the 2009 edition and on John Barnes's introduction to the original 1986 edition.
Untitled Leonard Jolley , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , November vol. 1 no. 11 1986; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Penguin Henry Lawson : Short Stories Henry Lawson 1986 selected work short story ; Disquiet and Other Stories Manning Clark 1969 selected work short story ; Night Animals Bruce Pascoe 1986 selected work short story
Untitled Leonard Jolley , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , November vol. 1 no. 11 1986; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Penguin Henry Lawson : Short Stories Henry Lawson 1986 selected work short story ; Disquiet and Other Stories Manning Clark 1969 selected work short story ; Night Animals Bruce Pascoe 1986 selected work short story
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 March 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Rainy Season Myfanwy Jones 2009 single work novel ; The Penguin Henry Lawson : Short Stories Henry Lawson 1986 selected work short story
A Lawson for Our Times Brian Matthews , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 311 2009; (p. 11-14)
Brian Matthews discusses some of the stories in The Penguin Henry Lawson: Short Stories. Matthews comments, too, on John Kinsella's introduction to the 2009 edition and on John Barnes's introduction to the original 1986 edition.
y The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2011 8997147 2011 single work criticism
y The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2011 9018860 2011 single work criticism
Last amended 11 Mar 2009 14:04:20
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