Stragglers single work   short story  
Alternative title: "Stragglers" : A Sketch Out Back
  • Author: Henry Lawson
Issue Details: First known date: 1893 1893
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Description of a group of swagmen and travellers camped in the shearers' shed of a remote sheep station on New Year's Eve.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 13 no. 693 27 May 1893 Z653302 1893 periodical issue 1893 pg. 22
    Note: With title : "Stragglers" : A Sketch Out Back
  • 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. 83-90
  • Appears in:
    y The Herald no. 17764 23 April 1934 Z1167691 1934 newspaper issue 1934 pg. 14
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    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. 51 - 55 Section: First series
  • Appears in:
    y Short Stories Henry Lawson , Sydney : Beagle Press , 1981 Z1342037 1981 selected work short story (taught in 3 units) Sydney : Beagle Press , 1981 pg. 41-42, 45-47
  • 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. 41-45
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    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. 282-284
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson Recollections : A Selection of Autobiographical Works Henry Lawson , Leonard Cronin (editor), Frenchs Forest : Reed , 1987 Z114119 1987 selected work autobiography short story criticism biography prose Frenchs Forest : Reed , 1987 pg. 75-79
  • 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. 51-55
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson Geoffrey Blainey (editor), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2002 Z941644 2002 selected work short story criticism poetry Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2002 pg. 222-228
  • 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. 115-123
Last amended 23 Jul 2013 17:46:45
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • 1890s
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