The Loaded Dog single work   short story   humour  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
First known date: 1899 Issue Details: First known date: 1899 1899
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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'.

Adaptations

form y Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140382 1980 single work film/TV

'Dave Regan and his best mate Jim Bently are well known in the district as horsemen and odd-job men who can spin a good yarn with the best of them. When Ma Middleton's husband passes away they hit on the grand idea of digging for gold underneath his grave, which just happens to be above a rumoured mineshaft. When Ma discovers the plot she is outraged.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 29 February 1980, p.26.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 pg. 151-156
    Note: Abridged. Illustration by Nancy Liddelow.
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940 pg. 150-155
    Note: Abridged. Illustration by Nancy Liddelow.

Works about this Work

Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism : Why Everyone Speaks the Same Way in Australian Movies. Chris Palazzolo , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;
'Chris Palazzolo notices something many recent Australian movies share.'
26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
'This is Serious' : From Backblocks to the City John McLaren , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 48-59)
Seriously Funny: Happy Returns of Humour in Australian Short Fiction Bruce Bennett , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 125-139)
The Loaded Dog to Dead Dog : The Dog as Myth and Mate in Australian Story Robert Haworth , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 18 2003; (p. 207-216)
The Strange Case of the Reloaded Dog Glen Love , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 11 no. 1 1997; (p. 33-36)
Henry Lawson's Socialist Vision Michael Wilding , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Studies in Classic Australian Fiction 1997; (p. 32-75) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 30)
Wilding challenges the critical consensus that dismisses Lawson's political writing. Wilding demonstrates that when these stories are analysed in historical and intellectual contexts a "rich specificity of social observation and political thought" is revealed.
y The Short Stories of Henry Lawson Adrian Mitchell , Sydney : Sydney University Press in assoc. with Oxford University Press , 1995 Z940380 1995 single work criticism Contains a general introduction on Lawson and his work, and the following chapters discussing individual stories: 1 'The Drover's Wife'; 2 'The Bush Undertaker'; 3 'In a Dry Season, 'In a Wet Season' and 'Hungerford'; 4 'The Union Buries Its Dead'; 5 The Joe Wilson Stories; 6 'The Geological Spieler', 'The Iron-Bark Chip' and 'The Loaded Dog'. Also includes suggestions for further reading.
Henry Lawson's Short Stories Michael Wilding , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Radical Tradition : Lawson, Furphy, Stead 1993; (p. 1-29)
Serious Laughter : On Defining Australian Humor Dorothy Jones , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 23 no. 1 1988; (p. 76-90)
Antipodean Literature : A World Upside Down? John Docker , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 48-56)
The Framing of "The Loaded Dog" : The Story, Source and Tradition Alan Lawson , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 29 no. 5 1985; (p. 63-65)
Themes and Conventions John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 26-31)
And What About Forms? Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Three Absences in Australian Writing 1983; (p. 28-41)
'The Loaded Dog' : A Celebration Ken A. Stewart , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 152-161) Investigations in Australian Literature 2000; (p. 111-124) Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 3-15)
Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 248-296)
Henry Lawson : The Drover's Wife and The Loaded Dog Colin Thiele , 1964 single work column
— Appears in: Handbook to Favourite Australian Stories 1964; (p. 7-10)
Meeting Henry in Mudgee Duke Tritton , 1958 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 August vol. 79 no. 4095 1958; (p. 11)
The Loaded Dog to Dead Dog : The Dog as Myth and Mate in Australian Story Robert Haworth , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 18 2003; (p. 207-216)
Henry Lawson's Short Stories Michael Wilding , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Radical Tradition : Lawson, Furphy, Stead 1993; (p. 1-29)
'This is Serious' : From Backblocks to the City John McLaren , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 48-59)
Seriously Funny: Happy Returns of Humour in Australian Short Fiction Bruce Bennett , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 125-139)
Henry Lawson : The Drover's Wife and The Loaded Dog Colin Thiele , 1964 single work column
— Appears in: Handbook to Favourite Australian Stories 1964; (p. 7-10)
Antipodean Literature : A World Upside Down? John Docker , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 48-56)
Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 248-296)
Serious Laughter : On Defining Australian Humor Dorothy Jones , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 23 no. 1 1988; (p. 76-90)
The Framing of "The Loaded Dog" : The Story, Source and Tradition Alan Lawson , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 29 no. 5 1985; (p. 63-65)
Meeting Henry in Mudgee Duke Tritton , 1958 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 August vol. 79 no. 4095 1958; (p. 11)
The Strange Case of the Reloaded Dog Glen Love , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 11 no. 1 1997; (p. 33-36)
Themes and Conventions John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 26-31)
Henry Lawson's Socialist Vision Michael Wilding , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Studies in Classic Australian Fiction 1997; (p. 32-75) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 30)
Wilding challenges the critical consensus that dismisses Lawson's political writing. Wilding demonstrates that when these stories are analysed in historical and intellectual contexts a "rich specificity of social observation and political thought" is revealed.
And What About Forms? Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Three Absences in Australian Writing 1983; (p. 28-41)
'The Loaded Dog' : A Celebration Ken A. Stewart , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 152-161) Investigations in Australian Literature 2000; (p. 111-124) Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 3-15)
y The Short Stories of Henry Lawson Adrian Mitchell , Sydney : Sydney University Press in assoc. with Oxford University Press , 1995 Z940380 1995 single work criticism Contains a general introduction on Lawson and his work, and the following chapters discussing individual stories: 1 'The Drover's Wife'; 2 'The Bush Undertaker'; 3 'In a Dry Season, 'In a Wet Season' and 'Hungerford'; 4 'The Union Buries Its Dead'; 5 The Joe Wilson Stories; 6 'The Geological Spieler', 'The Iron-Bark Chip' and 'The Loaded Dog'. Also includes suggestions for further reading.
26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism : Why Everyone Speaks the Same Way in Australian Movies. Chris Palazzolo , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;
'Chris Palazzolo notices something many recent Australian movies share.'
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