y The Boomerang periodical  
Alternative title: Boomerang: A Live Newspaper - Racy of the Soil
Date: 1887-1890
Date: 1891-1892
Issue Details: First known date: 1887-1892; Latest issue indexed: 1892 1887-1892
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y The Boomerang 2 April 1892 Z631234 1892 periodical issue
y The Boomerang 26 March 1892 Z631262 1892 periodical issue
y The Boomerang 19 March 1892 Z631278 1892 periodical issue
y The Boomerang 12 March 1892 Z631288 1892 periodical issue
y The Boomerang 27 February 1892 Z631338 1892 periodical issue

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

A radical, illustrated weekly, founded by William Lane and Alfred Walker, The Boomerang published stories, poetry, social and sporting notes and cartoons. Henry Lawson and A. G. Stephens were both staff members - Lawson writing a column called 'Country Crumbs'. Lawson's retrenchment from The Boomerang is the subject of his poem 'The Shame of Going Back'; the demise of the publication may have inspired the poem 'The Cambaroora Star'. (Oxford Companion to Australian Literature).

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

James George Drake, The Boomerang and Queensland Politics Lyndon Megarrity , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , February vol. 10 no. 1 2016; (p. 12-15)
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
Alien Intoxications : The Aggressions of a Brisbane Opium Smoker David Crouch , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 81-96)
'Our Excellent Little Library' An Account of the Cosme Library Mark Cryle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Collections, Characters & Communities : The Shaping of Libraries in Australia and New Zealand 2010; (p. 143-157)
Brisbane Literary Circle: The Quest for Universal Culture Leanne Day , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 63 1999; (p. 87-93)
`Lucinda Sharpe': Anne Lane? John Kellett , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 30 1993; (p. 10-11)
The 'English' Ideology : Literary Criticism in England and Australia Andrew Milner , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thesis Eleven , vol. 12 no. 1985; (p. 110-129)
Pinter's Son Jim Henry Lawson , 1984 single work drama
— Appears in: A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 1984; (p. 811-858)
The Workingman's Paradise : An Australian Labour Novel : Introduction Michael Wilding , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Workingman's Paradise : An Australian Labour Novel 1980; (p. 9-77)
Joe Swallow of the Boomerang Jim Crawford , 1967 single work essay
— Appears in: The Realist , Spring no. 27 1967; (p. 23-25)
Henry Lawson and The Boomerang : A Checklist Walter Stone , 1949 single work
— Appears in: Biblionews , vol. 2 no. 1949; (p. 27)
The New 'Boomerang' 1891 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 14 January 1891; (p. 3)
Pays tribute to the merits of the Boomerang, now three year old, and in particular to the work of Mr. G. Lukya.
The New Boomerang i "In other days and with a kindred aim,", 1891 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Boomerang , 3 January 1891; (p. 4)
Untitled 1890 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times and Gazette , 19 December 1890; (p. 3)
Article informing readers that Lukin has purchased the 'comic paper', Boomerang.
The 'Boomerang' i "True to the skilful hand that flings it forth,", B. (fl. 1886 - 1890) , 1890 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 22 February 1890; (p. 2)
The 'Supreme Court' Giggle i "Through the solemn Court it rang,", 1890 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 19 April 1890; (p. 4)
The Boomerang 1890 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 3 December 1890; (p. 2)
'Brisbane, Dec. 2. Gresley Luking, the well-known journalist, has purchased the Boomerang, which he intends to make a first-class society journal.'
He Wrote for the Boomerang (with Apologies to Bret Harte) i ""I wrote for the BOOMERANG," said the man,", 1890 single work poetry humour
— Appears in: The Boomerang , 15 February no. 118 1890; (p. 13)
A Birthday Greeting : To The Boomerang i "Brave Babe, well done! - in the old Grecian story", Francis Adams , 1889 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Boomerang , 16 November 1889; (p. 16)
Libel Action Against 'The Boomerang' 1888 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 1 December 1888; (p. 2)
'Brisbane, November 30. An action for libel has been commenced against the Boomerang newspaper by Capt. Wright, R. N.'
Joe Swallow of the Boomerang Jim Crawford , 1967 single work essay
— Appears in: The Realist , Spring no. 27 1967; (p. 23-25)
Untitled 1890 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times and Gazette , 19 December 1890; (p. 3)
Article informing readers that Lukin has purchased the 'comic paper', Boomerang.
The 'English' Ideology : Literary Criticism in England and Australia Andrew Milner , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thesis Eleven , vol. 12 no. 1985; (p. 110-129)
'Our Excellent Little Library' An Account of the Cosme Library Mark Cryle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Collections, Characters & Communities : The Shaping of Libraries in Australia and New Zealand 2010; (p. 143-157)
Local Items 1887 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 7 December 1887; (p. 2)
Received the first two issues of The Boomerang, published in Brisbane, a weekly illustrated journal, framed on freelance principles. The journal impresses favourably and should become popular.
Local Items 1887 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 14 December 1887; (p. 2)
The latest issue of The Boomerang has been received from Brisbane. Printing and paper have both improved and the publication has a variety of articles. It has been praised by the Brisbane press and should prove a great success.
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
Libel Action Against 'The Boomerang' 1888 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 1 December 1888; (p. 2)
'Brisbane, November 30. An action for libel has been commenced against the Boomerang newspaper by Capt. Wright, R. N.'
[Untitled] 1888 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 25 December 1888; (p. 2)
Sir S. W. Griffith has published a 'masterly' essay on social economy entitled 'Wealth and Want' in the Christmas edition of The Boomerang.
The 'Boomerang' i "True to the skilful hand that flings it forth,", B. (fl. 1886 - 1890) , 1890 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 22 February 1890; (p. 2)
The 'Supreme Court' Giggle i "Through the solemn Court it rang,", 1890 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 19 April 1890; (p. 4)
The Boomerang 1890 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 3 December 1890; (p. 2)
'Brisbane, Dec. 2. Gresley Luking, the well-known journalist, has purchased the Boomerang, which he intends to make a first-class society journal.'
The New 'Boomerang' 1891 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 14 January 1891; (p. 3)
Pays tribute to the merits of the Boomerang, now three year old, and in particular to the work of Mr. G. Lukya.
Alien Intoxications : The Aggressions of a Brisbane Opium Smoker David Crouch , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 81-96)
Pinter's Son Jim Henry Lawson , 1984 single work drama
— Appears in: A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 1984; (p. 811-858)
Our First Birthday i ""What takes so many people to Campbell's wharf today?"", Anonymous , 1888 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Boomerang , 24 November 1888; (p. 14)
Brisbane Literary Circle: The Quest for Universal Culture Leanne Day , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 63 1999; (p. 87-93)
A Birthday Greeting : To The Boomerang i "Brave Babe, well done! - in the old Grecian story", Francis Adams , 1889 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Boomerang , 16 November 1889; (p. 16)
Henry Lawson and The Boomerang : A Checklist Walter Stone , 1949 single work
— Appears in: Biblionews , vol. 2 no. 1949; (p. 27)
The New Boomerang i "In other days and with a kindred aim,", 1891 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Boomerang , 3 January 1891; (p. 4)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Frequency:
Weekly
Range:
No. 1 (Saturday, 19 November 1887) - no. 230 (Saturday, 9 April 1892)

Has serialised

A Bush Girl, Francis Adams , 1888 single work short story Elsie Nowell
White or Yellow? : A Story of the Race War of A.D.1908, William Lane , 1888 single work novel
'Heroic Australian whites fight the Chinese, whose immigration has produced the dystopia'. Source: 'Australian Utopian Literature : An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography, 1667-1999'.
The Doom of Derrimut : An Episode in the Racial Struggle, Charles H. Barton , 1891 single work short story
The Last of the Bushrangers, Proteus , 1888 single work short story
His Colonial Experience, Carl Feilberg , 1888 single work novella
Our New Driver, George Jackson , 1889 single work short story
Glen Creek, George Jackson , 1889 single work short story
Early Times on the Palmer, George Jackson , 1889 single work prose
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