His Father's Mate single work   short story  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Tom Mason has lived a life full of misfortune and has lost all the people he loved. All he has left is his eleven-year-old son, to whom he is devoted.

Adaptations

form y Tommy Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140416 1980 single work single work film/TV

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 9 no. 462 22 December 1888 Z588301 1888 periodical issue 1888 pg. 18-19
  • 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. 3-26

Works about this Work

Tommy Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 196-247)
Louisa and Henry and Gertie and the Drover's Wife Brian Matthews , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 3 1980; (p. 286-297)
Examines three Mitchell Libraries manuscripts on the life of Louisa Lawson, one written by herself, and two by her daughter Gertrude, and discusses their role as sources of some of Henry Lawson's stories.
Open Air Stories 1936 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 8 no. 5 1936; (p. 74)
Open Air Stories 1936 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 8 no. 5 1936; (p. 74)
Tommy Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 196-247)
Louisa and Henry and Gertie and the Drover's Wife Brian Matthews , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 3 1980; (p. 286-297)
Examines three Mitchell Libraries manuscripts on the life of Louisa Lawson, one written by herself, and two by her daughter Gertrude, and discusses their role as sources of some of Henry Lawson's stories.
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