The Hero of Redclay single work   short story  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1900 1900
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Joe is unhappy when Jack Mitchell brings an unlikeable shearer known as 'the Lachlan' to their camp. The Lachlan stays with them for the day, then moves on. That night Mitchell tells Joe the tragic tale of Jack Drew, a journalist and sometime gold prospector, and Ruth Wilson, a girl with whom Mitchell was also in love.

Notes

  • Originally intended as a novel, 'The Hero of Redclay' was shortened by Lawson and published as a short story.

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Works about this Work

Themes and Conventions John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 26-31)
Henry Lawson's Joe Wilson : Skeleton Novel or Short Story Sequence? Colin Roderick , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , no. 66 1977; (p. 35, 37-43, 45-47)
In response to Chris Wallace-Crabbe's assertion that Joe Wilson and his Mates exhibits novel-like unity, Roderick examines historical documents and correspondence to show that that was not Lawson's intention.
Themes and Conventions John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 26-31)
Henry Lawson's Joe Wilson : Skeleton Novel or Short Story Sequence? Colin Roderick , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , no. 66 1977; (p. 35, 37-43, 45-47)
In response to Chris Wallace-Crabbe's assertion that Joe Wilson and his Mates exhibits novel-like unity, Roderick examines historical documents and correspondence to show that that was not Lawson's intention.
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  • 1890s
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