• Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Includes stories from Lawson's main collections - While the Billy Boils, On the Track and Over the Sliprails.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Hawthorn, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Old Mate of Your Father's, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
The narrator remembers how his father would be visited by old mates and how they sit together talking about their days on the Ballarat and Bendigo goldfields.
(p. 3 - 6) Section: First series
Settling on the Land, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Lawson gives a graphic, if humorous, account of the hardships faced by settlers and the rivalry between them and squatters.
(p. 6 - 11) Section: First series
Enter Mitchell, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
A swagman and his dog get off the train at Redfern station and are accosted by a taxi driver.
(p. 11 - 12) Section: First series
Stiffner and Jim (Thirdly, Bill), Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Bill and Jim, the narrator, arrive at a pub desperate for a drink, but without any money.
(p. 13 - 19) Section: First series
When the Sun Went Down, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Tom rebuffs his brother Jack's attempt at reconciliation after a quarrel. But when his brother is trapped in a collapsing mineshaft Tom works desperately to save him.
(p. 19 - 21) Section: First series
The Man Who Forgot, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
A soft-hearted shearer is deceived by a cunning swagman.
(p. 21 - 26) Section: First series
Hungerford, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour

Lawson writes about the remote town of Hungerford, which straddles the N.S.W. and Queensland border. Lawson's story is derived from his visit to Hungerford in January 1893, when he and James Gordon (and possibly Ernest de Guinney) walked there from Torale shearing shed, near Bourke.

(p. 26 - 29) Section: First series
A Camp-Fire Yarn, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour (p. 29 - 32) Section: First series
His Country - After All, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
Expatriate for fifteen years, a man denigrates Australia throughout a coach-trip in New Zealand, until he encounters the smell and sight of imported blue gum trees.
(p. 32 - 36) Section: First series
A Day on a Selection, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Describes a typical day on a selection in western N. S. W.
(p. 36 - 41) Section: First series
That There Dog O' Mine, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Injured in a drunken brawl, a shearer refuses treatment in a hospital unless his dog, also injured, is allowed to stay as well.
(p. 41-43)
Going Blind, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story
Tells the story of a bushman who is losing his sight and his attempts to remain optimistic.
(p. 43 - 47) Section: First series
Arvie Aspinall's Alarm Clock, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
A policeman finds a small boy sleeping on the steps outside his workplace. The boy explains he is sleeping there because he is afraid he will sleep in and be late for work.
(p. 48 - 50) Section: First series
Stragglers, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Description of a group of swagmen and travellers camped in the shearers' shed of a remote sheep station on New Year's Eve.
(p. 51 - 55) Section: First series
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 55 - 59) Section: First series
On the Edge of a Plain, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
A swagman arrives home to discover the family in mourning for him, after having been told he is dead.
(p. 59 - 60) Section: First series
In a Dry Season, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Lawson describes the scenes observed as a train traveller to western N.S.W.
(p. 61 - 63) Section: First series
He'd Come Back, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
A bushman tells the sorry tale of his marriage.
(p. 63 - 65) Section: First series
Another of Mitchell's Plans for the Future, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Mitchell reveals his plan for obtaining a wife and a farm.
(p. 65 - 67) Section: First series
Note: With title: Another of Mitchell's Plans
Steelman, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story humour
Describes how Steelman would inflict himself on a family and resist all efforts to dislodge him.
(p. 67 - 69) Section: First series

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