A Bush Publican's Lament single work   short story   humour  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1902 1902
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Adaptations

form y Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140382 1980 single work film/TV

'Dave Regan and his best mate Jim Bently are well known in the district as horsemen and odd-job men who can spin a good yarn with the best of them. When Ma Middleton's husband passes away they hit on the grand idea of digging for gold underneath his grave, which just happens to be above a rumoured mineshaft. When Ma discovers the plot she is outraged.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 29 February 1980, p.26.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Children of the Bush Henry Lawson , London : Methuen , 1902 Z1312501 1902 selected work short story poetry prose London : Methuen , 1902 pg. 88-91
  • Appears in:
    y Send Round the Hat Henry Lawson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1907 Z76494 1907 selected work short story humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1925 pg. 124-130
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z387803 1967 selected work short story humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 75-78
  • 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. 665-668
  • Appears in:
    y A Fantasy of Man : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1901-1922 Henry Lawson , Leonard Cronin (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 Z378760 1984 selected work poetry short story autobiography correspondence humour Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 pg. 68-70
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 108 no. 5550 23-30 December 1986 Z595571 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 150-151
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z387803 1967 selected work short story humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 pg. 74-77
  • 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. 823-826
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories Jim Haynes , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6695586 2013 selected work prose

    'Best Australian Yarns is a substantial and definitive collection of factual and fanciful Aussie stories, humour and anecdotes–the result of decades of researching popular Aussie culture and history and yarning to mates and other colourful characters from all parts of Australia and all walks of life.

    'This collection includes tall stories from the bush, reminiscences from the racetrack and shearing shed, railway yarns, stories from the world of show business, Aboriginal legends and humour, digger yarns from both world wars, ghost stories, monsters, bunyips and yowies... and many things you never knew about our amazing history and the characters who made it–the pioneers, heroes, convicts, bushrangers, eccentrics and brave and forgotten men and women whose fascinating lives and achievements created the Aussie spirit that we all love.

    'While the stories range from poignant to hilarious, many simply describe unusual coincidences, strange occurrences or simple everyday humorous events with a refreshing understatement that vividly evokes a vanishing Australia where looking for a good laugh was a key component of a cheekier national character and a simpler lifestyle.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013
    pg. 156

Works about this Work

Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 248-296)
Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 248-296)
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