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Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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Contents

* Contents derived from the St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1993 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Andrew Barton Paterson : His Fortunate Life, Richard Hall , 1993 single work criticism biography (p. 1-37)
The Man from Snowy Riveri"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 42-46)
Clancy of the Overflowi"I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 46-48)
Conroy's Gapi"This was the way of it, don't you know-", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 48-53)
The Travelling Post Officei"The roving breezes come and go, the reed beds sweep and sway", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry humour (p. 53-55)
In the Droving Daysi""Only a pound," said the auctioneer,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry (p. 55-58)
On Kiley's Runi"The roving breezes come and go", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 58-61)
Under the Shadow of Kiley's Hilli"This is the place where they all were bred;", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 61-63)
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"i"The long day passes with its load of sorrow:", A. B. Paterson , 1902 single work poetry (p. 63-64)
A Mountain Stationi"I bought a run a while ago,", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry humour (p. 64-65)
Black Swansi"As I lie at rest on a patch of clover", A. B. Paterson , 1893 single work poetry (p. 65-67)
A Bushman's Songi"I'm travellin' down the Castlereagh, and I'm a station hand,", A. B. Paterson , 1892 single work poetry (p. 68-70)
How Gilbert Diedi"There's never a stone at the sleeper's head,", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry (p. 70-73)
Come-By-Chancei"As I pondered very weary o'er a volume long and dreary-", A. B. Paterson , 1891 single work poetry (p. 73-75)
Jim Carewi"Born of a thoroughbred English race,", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 75-76)
The Swagman's Resti"We buried old Bob where the bloodwoods wave", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 77-78)
The Daylight Is Dyingi"The daylight is dying", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry (p. 78-80)
By the Grey Gulf-Wateri"Far to the northward there lies a land,", A. B. Paterson , 1897 single work poetry (p. 80-81)
Saltbush Billi"Now this is the law of the Overland that all in the West obey,", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry

The character of "Saltbush Bill" is introduced in this poem as a drover of sheep along "the track of the Overland", who stretches the "the law of the Great Stock Routes" by allowing his sheep to make use of all the good grass they find. On the occasion described in the poem, Bill's sheep have spread across a squatter's property. A Jackaroo arrives and attempts to drive the sheep back into the accepted "space of the half-mile track". An argument and then fight ensues between Bill and the Jackaroo, and, while Bill concedes after a marathon fight, in the end he achieves his aim of finding his sheep a good feed.

(p. 81-85)
Saltbush Bill's Game Cocki"'Twas Saltbush Bill, with his travelling sheep, was making his way to town;", A. B. Paterson , 1898 single work poetry humour

Saltbush Bill is again droving his sheep when he happens "on Take 'Em Down, the station of Rooster Hall." Rooster Hall is a follower of cock-fighting and Bill challenges him to a contest: his Australian bird against Hall's, a "clipt and a shaven cock, the pride of his English Game". But Bill has a trick up his sleeve and wins the contest by forfeit.

(p. 85-88)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1993 .
      Extent: vii, 288p.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Selected and introduced by Richard Hall.
      • Includes two poems by Henry Lawson.
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 1863733698

Works about this Work

Bringing Out the Best in the Banjo Geoffrey Dutton , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 August 1993; (p. 47)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography ; The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson 1992 collected work poetry
Paterson in Essence Robin Lucas , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 August vol. 115 no. 5885 1993; (p. 88-89)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography
Banjo's Saving Graces Tony Maniaty , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 September 1993; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography
Waltzing to Banjo's Tune Cath Filmer-Davies , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 October 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography
Bringing Out the Best in the Banjo Geoffrey Dutton , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 August 1993; (p. 47)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography ; The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson 1992 collected work poetry
Paterson in Essence Robin Lucas , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 August vol. 115 no. 5885 1993; (p. 88-89)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography
Banjo's Saving Graces Tony Maniaty , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 September 1993; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography
Waltzing to Banjo's Tune Cath Filmer-Davies , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 October 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Banjo Paterson : His Poetry and Prose A. B. Paterson 1993 selected work short story poetry extract drama criticism biography
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