How Steelman Told His Story single work   short story   humour  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1899 1899
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Steelman praises Smith, telling him he is nearly as good to talk to as an intelligent sheepdog, then reveals much of his life story in the form of counsel about life.

Adaptations

form y Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140680 1980 single work film/TV

'The heroes of this tale are professional itinerants — con men whose lifestyle is usually maintained at the expense of others. Steelman, the brains and manipulator, dominates the cringing Smith. After a series of misadventures Smith takes matters into his own hands for the first time and leaves Steelman high and dry. But he has not taken into account Steelman's tenacity.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 1 February 1980, p.16.

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Works about this Work

Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 58-104)
Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 58-104)
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