When the Sun Went Down single work   short story  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1893 1893
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Tom rebuffs his brother Jack's attempt at reconciliation after a quarrel. But when his brother is trapped in a collapsing mineshaft Tom works desperately to save him.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Worker vol. 2 no. 47 19 August 1893 6170683 1893 newspaper issue 1893 pg. 2
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 Z822461 1896 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 pg. 28-31
  • Appears in:
    y The School Paper for Class IV no. 60 October 1902 Z1598738 1902 periodical issue 1902 pg. 137-140
    Note: With some slight alterations from 'When the Billy Boils'.
  • Appears in:
    y School Paper : Grades V and VI no. 180 August 1913 Z1645954 1913 periodical issue 1913 pg. 114-117
    Note: With some alterations from While the Billy Boils with (unattributed) photograph: 'At the Mouth of the Shaft'.
  • Appears in:
    y The School Paper : Grades VII and VIII no. 313 June 1926 Z1661738 1926 periodical issue children's 1926 pg. 72-74
    Note: With photograph: 'Sinking a Shaft'
  • Appears in:
    y The School Paper : Grades VII and VIII no. 360 September 1930 Z1453982 1930 periodical issue children's 1930 pg. 117-119
    Note: With photograph of men at diggings: 'Auri Sacra Fames (The accursed hunger for gold.)'
  • Appears in:
    y The Children's Lawson Henry Lawson , Colin Roderick , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1949 Z1312348 1949 selected work poetry short story children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1949 pg. 76-79
  • Appears in:
    y Hemisphere vol. 1 no. 7 1957 Z646476 1957 periodical issue 1957 pg. 28-29
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils : 87 Stories from the Prose Works of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Hawthorn : Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 Z1215630 1970 selected work short story Includes stories from Lawson's main collections - While the Billy Boils, On the Track and Over the Sliprails. Hawthorn : Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 pg. 19 - 21 Section: First series
  • Appears in:
    y Prose Works of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Sydney : Home Entertainment Library , 1935 Z389778 1935 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 16-17
  • Appears in:
    y A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 Henry Lawson , Leonard Cronin (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 Z378657 1984 selected work poetry short story autobiography prose criticism drama biography Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 pg. 320-321
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson's Mates : The Complete Stories of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Windsor : Budget Books Lloyd O'Neil , 1979 Z487806 1979 selected work short story autobiography humour Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1987 pg. 19-21
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions Henry Lawson , Paul Eggert (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013 6155517 2013 selected work short story (taught in 3 units)

    'Fifty-two of Henry Lawson's stories and sketches that he had first published in newspapers and magazines from 1888 onwards were gathered in his collection While the Billy Boils (Angus & Robertson, 1896). Lawson was not responsible for their ordering and he had to give ground on their texts, especially on his idiosyncratic presentation of wordings that helped to breathe life into his characters and situations. The present edition dismantles the fait accompli of 1896 by presenting the individual items in the chronological order of their first publication and with their original newspaper texts. This will allow a new appreciation of Lawson's writing, one that is attentive to his developing powers.

    'The edition also facilitates a close study of Lawson's collaboration with the producers of the collection in 1896, in particular with his copy-editor Arthur W. Jose and publisher George Robertson. Facsimile images (available online) of the printer's copy that they prepared for While the Billy Boils supplement the edition's listing of the alterations that each of them made, revealing the textual history of each story or sketch.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013
    pg. 169-173
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