y Henry Lawson's Mates : The Complete Stories of Henry Lawson selected work   short story   autobiography   humour  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1979 1979
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Windsor, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Budget Books , Lloyd O'Neil , 1979 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Macquarie's Mate, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
The drinkers at Stiffner's shanty have a poor opinion of Macquarie, but his mate, Awful Example, defends him.
(p. 189-192)
* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking O'Neil , 1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
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. 3-6)
Settling on the Land, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Lawson gives a graphic, if humorous, account of the hardships faced by settlers and the rivalry between them and squatters.
(p. 6-11)
Enter Mitchell, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
A swagman and his dog get off the train at Redfern station and are accosted by a taxi driver.
(p. 11-12)
Stiffner and Jim (Thirdly, Bill), Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Bill and Jim, the narrator, arrive at a pub desperate for a drink, but without any money.
(p. 13-19)
When the Sun Went Down, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
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.
(p. 19-21)
The Man Who Forgot, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
A soft-hearted shearer is deceived by a cunning swagman.
(p. 21-26)
Hungerford, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour

Lawson writes about the remote town of Hungerford, which straddles the N.S.W. and Queensland border. Lawson's story is derived from his visit to Hungerford in January 1893, when he and James Gordon (and possibly Ernest de Guinney) walked there from Torale shearing shed, near Bourke.

(p. 26-29)
A Camp-Fire Yarn, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour (p. 29-32)
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. 32-36)
A Day on a Selection, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Describes a typical day on a selection in western N. S. W.
(p. 36-41)
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. 41-43)
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. 43-47)
Arvie Aspinall's Alarm Clock, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
A policeman finds a small boy sleeping on the steps outside his workplace. The boy explains he is sleeping there because he is afraid he will sleep in and be late for work.
(p. 48-50)
Stragglers, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Description of a group of swagmen and travellers camped in the shearers' shed of a remote sheep station on New Year's Eve.
(p. 51-55)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 55-59)
On the Edge of a Plain, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
A swagman arrives home to discover the family in mourning for him, after having been told he is dead.
(p. 59-60)
In a Dry Season, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Lawson describes the scenes observed as a train traveller to western N.S.W.
(p. 61-63)
He'd Come Back, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
A bushman tells the sorry tale of his marriage.
(p. 63-65)
Another of Mitchell's Plans for the Future, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Mitchell reveals his plan for obtaining a wife and a farm.
(p. 65-67)
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. 67-69)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Currey O'Neil , 1981 .
      Extent: ix, 843p.p.
      ISBN: 0855505524
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking O'Neil , 1987 .
      Alternative title: Collected Stories of Henry Lawson
      Extent: 846p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 0670900192
Last amended 26 Jun 2008 10:20:13
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