y Henry Lawson's Best Stories selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
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  • Other formats: Also braille.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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Angus and Robertson , 1973 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. 1-8)
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. 9-15)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 16-20)
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. 21-24)
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. 25-32)
That There Dog O' Mine, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Injured in a drunken brawl, a shearer refuses treatment in a hospital unless his dog, also injured, is allowed to stay as well.
(p. 33-35)
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. 36-43)
His Country - After All, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
Expatriate for fifteen years, a man denigrates Australia throughout a coach-trip in New Zealand, until he encounters the smell and sight of imported blue gum trees.
(p. 44-48)
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. 49-53)
A Bush Dance, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story humour
Young people attending a bush dance fear that the musician will never arrive.
(p. 54-56)
Telling Mrs Baker, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story
Two drovers, Andy and Jack, watch their boss drink himself to death. They lie to his wife about the cause of his death to spare her unnecessary pain.
(p. 57-69)
Two Dogs and a Fence, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story humour
Mitchell muses on the behaviour of dogs.
(p. 70-71)
A Daughter of Maoriland : A Sketch of Poor-Class Maoris, Henry Lawson , 1897 single work short story
The story of Sarah Moses, a brooding sixteen-year-old Maori girl called 'August' by her new school teacher, and a man with literary ambitions who thinks he may be able to construct a romance from her story. One day August turns up on his doorstep, claiming her family have thrown her out. The teacher and his wife take her in and all goes well at first, but gradually they realise August's real intentions.
(p. 72-80)
Mitchell : A Character Sketch, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Mitchell does some clever talking to replenish his supplies.
(p. 81-82)
A Vision of Sandy Blight, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
The narrator, Joe, is tortured by sandy blight, so he and Mitchell shelter in a hut to wait for sunset. After apparently curing Joe's affliction with a bottle of 'eye water' he finds in the hut, Mitchell reminisces about the perils of amateur bee-keeping.
(p. 83-87)
A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story
A man and his young son do their best to hold the family together, despite the complaints of the man's lazy wife.
(p. 88-94)
Note: With title: A Child in the Dark
The Darling River, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
Lawson describes the oddities of travel by river boat on the Darling River. He also explains how Bourke came to acquire the reputation of being the most drunken town on the Darling.
(p. 95-104)
Send Round the Hat, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story humour (p. 105-121)
Rats, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Three travelling shearers encounter a swagman, 'Rats', having a fight with his swag.
(p. 122-124)
Note: With title: 'Rats'
A Wild Irishman, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story
Flour o' Wheat is an Irishman with a temper living in New Zealand. He uses his fists to get his way, but one day when he is passed out, drunk, the township decide to teach him a lesson.
(p. 125-132)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Ian Hamilton , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 16 December 1966; (p. 911)

— Review of Seed Peter Cowan 1966 single work novel ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled R. F. Brissenden , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 December 1966; (p. 9)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 October 1966; (p. 21)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Undeserving Laureate Cecil Hadgraft , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 October vol. 88 no. 4521 1966; (p. 39)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled George Johnston , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 November 1966; (p. 19)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled Grahame Johnston , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 December 1966; (p. 11)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled Ian Hamilton , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 16 December 1966; (p. 911)

— Review of Seed Peter Cowan 1966 single work novel ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled R. F. Brissenden , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 December 1966; (p. 9)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 October 1966; (p. 21)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Undeserving Laureate Cecil Hadgraft , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 October vol. 88 no. 4521 1966; (p. 39)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled George Johnston , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 November 1966; (p. 19)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
Untitled Grahame Johnston , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 December 1966; (p. 11)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Poet and Short Story Writer Colin Roderick 1966 single work criticism biography ; Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson 1966 selected work short story
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