Freedom on the Wallaby single work   poetry   "Australia's a big country"
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1891 1891
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According to Colin Roderick, the poem was inspired by shearing disputes in Western Queensland and written for William Lane, at this time editor of the Brisbane Worker. Several versions of the poem exist.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
This version of the poem has five stanzas.
First line of verse: "There's trouble in the back countree"
Notes:
This version of the poem has five stanzas.

Works about this Work

Swagman, Squatters and Troopers Richard Magoffin , 1973 single work prose
— Appears in: Fair Dinkum Matilda 1973; (p. 74 - 86)
Magoffin presents the results of his investigation into suicides in the Winton district prior to 1895 which could have a relation to 'Waltzing Matilda'.
Some Notes on the Literature of the Shearers' Strikes of 1891 and 1894 Clement Semmler , 1969 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 41 no. 4 1969; (p. 75-87) The Art of Brian James and Other Essays on Australian Literature 1972; (p. 135-150)
Lawson : Labor's Laureate. The Australian Gorky Robert Rives Lamonte , 1903 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Comrade (US) , June vol. 2 no. 9 1903; (p. 199-200)
Swagman, Squatters and Troopers Richard Magoffin , 1973 single work prose
— Appears in: Fair Dinkum Matilda 1973; (p. 74 - 86)
Magoffin presents the results of his investigation into suicides in the Winton district prior to 1895 which could have a relation to 'Waltzing Matilda'.
Some Notes on the Literature of the Shearers' Strikes of 1891 and 1894 Clement Semmler , 1969 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 41 no. 4 1969; (p. 75-87) The Art of Brian James and Other Essays on Australian Literature 1972; (p. 135-150)
Lawson : Labor's Laureate. The Australian Gorky Robert Rives Lamonte , 1903 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Comrade (US) , June vol. 2 no. 9 1903; (p. 199-200)
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