y The Boomerang periodical  
Alternative title: Boomerang: A Live Newspaper - Racy of the Soil
Date: 1891-1892
Date: 1887-1890
Issue Details: First known date: 1887-1892... 1887-1892
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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)
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)
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)
'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)
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.

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

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

Has serialised

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'.
A Bush Girl, Francis Adams , 1888 single work short story Elsie Nowell
The Last of the Bushrangers, Proteus , 1888 single work short story
The Doom of Derrimut : An Episode in the Racial Struggle, Charles H. Barton , 1891 single work short story
His Colonial Experience, Carl Feilberg , 1888 single work novella
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