y The World of Henry Lawson selected work   poetry   short story   humour   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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* Contents derived from the Dee Why West, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Hamlyn , 1974 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Henry Lawson : A Discursive Biography, Walter Stone , 1974 single work criticism biography (p. 9-29)
His Father's Mate, Henry Lawson , 1888 single work short story
Tom Mason has lived a life full of misfortune and has lost all the people he loved. All he has left is his eleven-year-old son, to whom he is devoted.
(p. 31-38)
Faces in the Streeti"They lie, the men who tell us, for reasons of their own,", Henry Lawson , 1888 single work poetry (p. 39-41)
Song of the Outcastsi"I listened through the music and the sounds of revelry,", Henry Lawson , 1888 single work poetry The Army of the Rear (p. 42-43)
The Blue Mountainsi"Above the ashes straight and tall,", Henry Lawson , 1888 single work poetry (p. 44)
Payable Gold, Henry Lawson , 1891 single work short story
Peter MacKenzie, retired from the Ballarat goldfields and living in Melbourne with his family, is lured north to the N. S. W. goldfields. He has mortgaged his home to support his wife and children while he is away and labours unsuccessfully for years before he strikes payable gold. When he returns to Melbourne he finds that even Alligator Desolation, the family dog, has missed him.
(p. 45-48)
Arvie Aspinall's Alarm Clock, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
A policeman finds a small boy sleeping on the steps outside his workplace. The boy explains he is sleeping there because he is afraid he will sleep in and be late for work.
(p. 51-53)
A Visit of Condolence, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Bill Anderson, a rough-spoken larrikin, visits Jones's Alley to tell eleven-year-old Arvie Aspinall that he will lose his job if he doesn't turn up at work at Grinder Brothers. When he learns Arvie died the night before he shows another side to his character.
(p. 54-56)
Jones's Alley, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story
Mrs Aspinall is faced with debts she is unable to pay, including repairs to her rented house in Jones's Alley. Her landlord takes her to court and she is found liable for the debt. Bill Anderson, the former workmate of her deceased son Arvie, comes to her rescue and helps her escape the bailiff and the loss of her few possessions.
(p. 57-64)
Andy's Gone with Cattlei"Our Andy's gone with cattle now-", Henry Lawson , 1888 single work poetry (p. 66)
The Roaring Daysi"The night too quickly passes,", Henry Lawson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 69-71)
The Ballad of the Droveri"Across the stony ridges, across the rolling plain,", Henry Lawson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 72-73)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story Die Frau des Viehtreibers (p. 74-79)
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. 80-85)
Brummy Usen, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
A swagman tells stories of people who have been lost in the bush; some thought dead when they were alive, and some believed alive when they were dead.
(p. 86-88)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 89-92)
Eureka (a Fragment)i"Roll up, Eureka's heroes, on that Grand Old Rush afar,", Henry Lawson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 94-95)
The Glass on the Bari"Three bushmen one morning rode up to an inn,", Henry Lawson , 1896-1900 single work poetry (p. 96)
Middleton's Rouseabouti"Tall and freckled and sandy,", Henry Lawson , 1890 single work poetry satire humour (p. 97)
Macquarie's Mate, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
The drinkers at Stiffner's shanty have a poor opinion of Macquarie, but his mate, Awful Example, defends him.
(p. 98-101)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Dee Why West, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Hamlyn , 1974 .
      Extent: 504p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), facsim., ports. (some col.)
      ISBN: 0727101064
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hamlyn , 1978 .
      Extent: 504p.
      Description: ill. (some col.), facsim., ports. (some col.)
      ISBN: 0727102834, 0727101064
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lansdowne , 1983 .
      Extent: 504p.
      Description: ill. (some col.), facsim., ports. (some col.)
      ISBN: 0701814292
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Ure Smith , 1991 .
      Extent: 504p.
      Description: ill. (some col.), facsim., ports. (some col.)
      ISBN: 0725408316
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