Issue Details: First known date: 1967 1967
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Notes

  • A companion volume to Short Stories of Australia : The Moderns (ed. Beatrice Davis).
  • Includes brief biographical notes on the authors.
  • Author's Introduction: 'The publishers asked Stewart 'to make this selection, which is the first book of an anthology intended to cover, in two volumes, the best Australian short stories from the beginning of European settlement to the 1960s,...' and he decided that rather than an essentially historical approach 'it could be essentially literary in approach, based on quality.' Douglas Stewart (vii-xiv).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1967 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
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. 1-5)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story Die Frau des Viehtreibers (p. 6-13)
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. 14-21)
A Golden Shanty, Edward Dyson , 1890 single work short story (p. 22-33)
A Visit to Scrubby Gully, Edward Dyson , 1895 single work short story humour (p. 34-42)
A Midsummer Night's Idyll, Titus Salt , 1891 single work short story humour The Deeply Poetic Account of a Midsummer Night's Idyll (p. 43-50)
Note: With title: 'The Deeply Poetic Account of a Midsummer Night's Idyll'. Minor variants in text from original version.
Starting the Selection, 'Steele Rudd' , 1895 single work short story (p. 51-54)
The Night We Watched for Wallabies, 'Steele Rudd' , 1899 single work short story humour (p. 55-57)
Lieutenant Darrell's Predicament, 'Price Warung' , 1890 single work short story (p. 58-74)
The Chosen Vessel, Barbara Baynton , 1896 single work short story (p. 75-81)
Billy Skywonkie, Barbara Baynton , 1902 single work short story (p. 82-94)
Piety's Monument, Point Blank , 1903 single work short story (p. 95-98)
Destiny, Frank Penn-Smith , 1925-1928 single work short story fable (p. 99-102)
The Methodical Mr. Burr, Louis Becke , 1893 single work short story The Methodical Mr Burr of Majuru (p. 103-107)
Note: With title: 'The Methodical Mr Burr of Majuru'
The Cast-Iron Canvasser, A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work short story humour satire science fiction (p. 108-116)
Wharf Labourers, Robert Brothers , 1914 single work short story (p. 117-120)
The Outcasts, Lindsay Dyson , 1967 single work short story (p. 121-133)
Adventure : A Fantasy of the Ranges, Hugh McCrae , 1941 single work short story Adventure (p. 134-135)
Note: With title: Adventure
The Bath : An Aquarelle, Henry Handel Richardson , 1929 single work short story (p. 136-139)
The Duel, William Baylebridge , 1921 single work short story war literature (p. 140-142)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Leon Cantrell , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Left Review , no. 2 1968; (p. 40-45)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Moderns 1967 anthology short story ; Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Lawson and the Short Story in Australia J. Barnes , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July no. 2 1968; (p. 83-87)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled Neil Jillett , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 1967; (p. 23)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Moderns 1967 anthology short story ; Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 6 July 1967; (p. 18)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Book Reviews Walter Stone , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , vol. 2 no. 2 (2nd Series) 1967; (p. 35-38)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Remember 'Smith's Weekly'? : A Biography of an Uninhibited National Australian Newspaper, Born 1 March 1919, Died 28 October 1950 George Blaikie 1975 single work criticism ; Sheaf Tosser and Other Poems Eric Rolls 1967 selected work poetry ; Happiness : Selected Short Stories Katharine Susannah Prichard 1967 selected work short story
Untitled Maurice Dunlevy , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 June 1967; (p. 13)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Happiness : Selected Short Stories Katharine Susannah Prichard 1967 selected work short story
Untitled Marcus Hitchcock , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June vol. 6 no. 8 1967; (p. 122)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled F. H. Mares , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 June 1967; (p. 20)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Henry Lawson Judith Wright 1967 single work biography ; Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson 1967 selected work short story ; Henry Lawson : Collected Verse : Vol.I 1885-1900 Henry Lawson 1967 selected work poetry
The Bush - The Home of the Weird Kylie Tennant , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 1967; (p. 19)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled Neil Jillett , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 1967; (p. 23)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Moderns 1967 anthology short story ; Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled Leon Cantrell , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Left Review , no. 2 1968; (p. 40-45)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Moderns 1967 anthology short story ; Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 6 July 1967; (p. 18)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Book Reviews Walter Stone , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , vol. 2 no. 2 (2nd Series) 1967; (p. 35-38)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Remember 'Smith's Weekly'? : A Biography of an Uninhibited National Australian Newspaper, Born 1 March 1919, Died 28 October 1950 George Blaikie 1975 single work criticism ; Sheaf Tosser and Other Poems Eric Rolls 1967 selected work poetry ; Happiness : Selected Short Stories Katharine Susannah Prichard 1967 selected work short story
Untitled Maurice Dunlevy , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 June 1967; (p. 13)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Happiness : Selected Short Stories Katharine Susannah Prichard 1967 selected work short story
Untitled Marcus Hitchcock , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June vol. 6 no. 8 1967; (p. 122)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Untitled F. H. Mares , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 June 1967; (p. 20)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Henry Lawson Judith Wright 1967 single work biography ; Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson 1967 selected work short story ; Henry Lawson : Collected Verse : Vol.I 1885-1900 Henry Lawson 1967 selected work poetry
The Bush - The Home of the Weird Kylie Tennant , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 1967; (p. 19)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
Lawson and the Short Story in Australia J. Barnes , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July no. 2 1968; (p. 83-87)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story
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