Henry G. LamondHenry G. Lamondi(A2962 works by)
Henry Lamond; Henry George Lamond)
Born:Established:13 Jun 1885Carlo Creek,Clermont - Dysart - Moranbah - Glenden area,Central West Queensland,Queensland,;Died:Ceased:12 Jul 1969Greenslopes,Greenslopes - Coorparoo area,Brisbane - South & South West,Brisbane,Queensland,
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.
Born and raised in Queensland, Henry G. Lamond attended the Queensland Agricultural College and then worked on stations throughout Queensland from 1902 to 1927. Later he purchased the Molle Islands in the Whitsunday Passage, and lived for ten years on South Molle Island. Lamond's experience of station life provided him with material for his extensive writing. His first book, Horns and Hooves(1931), offered a romantic but informative portrayal of Queensland pastoral life. Focusing particularly on Australian animals, Lamond wrote numerous short stories and sketches for Australian and American magazines and newspapers. In these short publications, some of which were collected in Tooth and Talon(1934), Lamond gave insightful depictions of a wide range of animals, from horses and cattle to emus and goannas. Australian animals were also the central characters of novels such as Amathea: The Story of a Horse(1937), Dingo(1944) and Big Red(1953). His biographical work, From Tariaro to Ross Royappeared in 1943, and his novel Froth and Bubble was serialised in The Australian from 24 June to 7 October 1933.
In 1958 Lamond was elected an honorary member of the Queensland Authors' and Artists' Association in recoginition of his contributions to Australian culture.
Throughout his life Lamond continued to explore the habits of Australian animals, as well as virtually all aspects of pastoral life, in the hundreds of essays which he contributed to Australian newspapers and periodicals. He described himself as simply 'a bushman with a love of nature', armed with both 'a typewriter' and 'the desire to interest others' (The Pastoral Review, 16 June 1923, p. 480). Lamond died in Brisbane in 1969.