That Pretty Girl in the Army single work   short story  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1902 1902
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The hard men of Bourke are drawn to the pretty young Salvation Army girl who moves to their town. They are surprised by her reaction to Jack Moonlight, a swagman, who turns out to be her former lover.

Adaptations

form y Bob Brothers Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140630 1980 single work film/TV

'Bob, a young country bumpkin with a heart of gold, is always helping people in distress.

'He is attracted to Hannah, a pretty, young Salvation Army girl, but she is clearly disapproving of his friendship with three prostitutes who pay a visit to the town.

'Hannah, however, is not all she seems to be, but Bob is not one to censure, nor abandon his generous ways.'

Source:

'Kind-hearted Bob: ABC to Show Series Based on Lawson', The Canberra Times, 4 January 1980, p.9.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Between Living and Dying : The Ground of Lawson's Art Harry Payne Heseltine , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 88 1982; (p. 19-26) The Uncertain Self : Essays in Australian Literature and Criticism 1986; (p. 42-55)
Heseltine employs a musical metaphor to show that the integrity of Lawson's great tales of the 1890s "resides in his determination to hold the balance between the spiritual wasteland he perceived in his own and other lives and the tantalising but illusory promise of rebirth he could not help but entertain".
Bob Brothers Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 1-57)
Bob Brothers Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 1-57)
Between Living and Dying : The Ground of Lawson's Art Harry Payne Heseltine , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 88 1982; (p. 19-26) The Uncertain Self : Essays in Australian Literature and Criticism 1986; (p. 42-55)
Heseltine employs a musical metaphor to show that the integrity of Lawson's great tales of the 1890s "resides in his determination to hold the balance between the spiritual wasteland he perceived in his own and other lives and the tantalising but illusory promise of rebirth he could not help but entertain".
Last amended 6 Mar 2012 10:05:10
Subjects:
  • Country towns,
  • Bourke, Bourke - Brewarrina area, Far West NSW, New South Wales,
Settings:
  • 1890s
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