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  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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Contents

* Contents derived from the South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Currey O'Neil , 1984 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 5-8)
Rats, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Three travelling shearers encounter a swagman, 'Rats', having a fight with his swag.
(p. 9-11)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story Die Frau des Viehtreibers (p. 12-18)
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. 19-26)
Mitchell on Matrimony, Henry Lawson , 1897 single work short story
Mitchell and Joe are on their way home to Sydney after the shearing season. They camp for the night and Mitchell gives his views on marriage.
(p. 27-31)
Joe Wilson's Courtship, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story (p. 32-56)
An Oversight of Steelman's, Henry Lawson , 1897 single work short story humour
Steelman sends his mate, Smith, into a pub to buy what beer he can with their remaining fourpence. He coaches Smith on what to say and how to act, but there is a fatal flaw in his plan.
(p. 57-61)
Going Blind, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story
Tells the story of a bushman who is losing his sight and his attempts to remain optimistic.
(p. 62-65)
The Iron-Bark Chip, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
Dave Regan and his gang of workers try to pass off a girder as ironbark, as specified in their contract, but the government inspector seems suspicious.
(p. 66-70)
'Water Them Geraniums', Henry Lawson , 1899-1901 single work short story (p. 71-93)
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. 95-100)
How Steelman Told His Story, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story humour

Steelman praises Smith, telling him he is nearly as good to talk to as an intelligent sheepdog, then reveals much of his life story in the form of counsel about life.

(p. 101-103)
A Double Buggy at Lahey's Creek, Henry Lawson , 1899-1900 single work short story
Joe Wilson puts off buying a buggy for his long-suffering wife Mary. A trip to town and an encounter with Mary's former lover changes his mind.
(p. 104-121)
Steelman, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story humour
Describes how Steelman would inflict himself on a family and resist all efforts to dislodge him.
(p. 122-124)
Send Round the Hat, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story humour (p. 125-139)
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. 140-151)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lloyd O'Neil , 1986 .
      Extent: 153p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0855504382
Last amended 27 Nov 2006 15:25:39
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