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y separately published work icon Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories selected work   short story   humour  
Alternative title: Humorous Stories of Henry Lawson
Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories
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Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1967 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
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. 1-7)
The Buck-Jumper, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story humour The Buckjumper (p. 7-10)
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. 11-13)
The Loaded Dog, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story humour
Dave and Andy create a bomb to blast fish out of the waterhole. However their dog picks the bomb up and begins a deadly, yet hilarious, game of 'fetch'.
(p. 14-20)
The Spooks of Long Gully : A Sketch of Bush Children's Superstitions, Henry Lawson , 1967 single work short story humour (p. 21-26)
Note: With title: The Spooks of Long Gully
Mitchell : A Character Sketch, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Mitchell does some clever talking to replenish his supplies.
(p. 27-28)
Shooting the Moon, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Mitchell reveals his loyalty to a publican who caught him trying to leave the pub without paying.
(p. 29-31)
The Golden Graveyard, Henry Lawson , 1899-1900 single work short story humour
Dave and Jim drive a secret shaft under a cemetery where they've discovered signs of gold. When Mother Middleton uncovers their workings, however, the men must flee for their lives.
(p. 32-42)
Steelman's Pupil, Henry Lawson , 1895-1833 single work short story humour
Steelman strives to teach Smith the tricks of the trade, but eventually succeeds too well.
(p. 43-47)
Ah Dam, Henry Lawson , 1967 single work short story (p. 48-52)
Bush Cats, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Lawson writes admiringly about the toughness and hunting skills of cats living on farms and selections.
(p. 53-56)
His Mistake, Henry Lawson , 1930 single work short story humour (p. 57-58)
Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster, Henry Lawson , 1898 single work short story humour
Mitchell relates the sorry tale of Bill, a rooster mystified by the echo of his crowing.
(p. 59-63)
The Hairy Man, Henry Lawson , 1944 single work short story humour
Andy shoots a hairy Scotsman who he mistakes for the Hairy Man, a legendary creature who supposedly roams the Blue Mountains.
(p. 64-72)
Two Dogs and a Fence, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story humour
Mitchell muses on the behaviour of dogs.
(p. 73-74)
A Bush Publican's Lament, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story humour (p. 75-78)
The Geological Spieler, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story humour
Steelman poses as a geologist, with Smith as his offsider. They are offered accommodation in a railway camp and stay for several days, but decide to move on when they discover they are not the only tricksters in the camp.
(p. 79-88)
Poisonous Jimmy Gets Left, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story humour (p. 87-90)
A Droving Yarn, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story humour (p. 91-93)
An Oversight of Steelman's, Henry Lawson , 1897 single work short story humour
Steelman sends his mate, Smith, into a pub to buy what beer he can with their remaining fourpence. He coaches Smith on what to say and how to act, but there is a fatal flaw in his plan.
(p. 94-98)
* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
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. 1-7)
The Iron-Bark Chip, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
Dave Regan and his gang of workers try to pass off a girder as ironbark, as specified in their contract, but the government inspector seems suspicious.
(p. 8-12)
The Buck-Jumper, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story humour The Buckjumper (p. 13-15)
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. 16-18)
The Loaded Dog, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story humour
Dave and Andy create a bomb to blast fish out of the waterhole. However their dog picks the bomb up and begins a deadly, yet hilarious, game of 'fetch'.
(p. 19-25)
The Golden Graveyard, Henry Lawson , 1899-1900 single work short story humour
Dave and Jim drive a secret shaft under a cemetery where they've discovered signs of gold. When Mother Middleton uncovers their workings, however, the men must flee for their lives.
(p. 26-36)
A Vision of Sandy Blight, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
The narrator, Joe, is tortured by sandy blight, so he and Mitchell shelter in a hut to wait for sunset. After apparently curing Joe's affliction with a bottle of 'eye water' he finds in the hut, Mitchell reminisces about the perils of amateur bee-keeping.
(p. 37-41)
Shooting the Moon, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Mitchell reveals his loyalty to a publican who caught him trying to leave the pub without paying.
(p. 42-44)
Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster, Henry Lawson , 1898 single work short story humour
Mitchell relates the sorry tale of Bill, a rooster mystified by the echo of his crowing.
(p. 45-49)
Elder Man's Lane : II : Ah Dam, Henry Lawson , 1913 single work short story humour (p. 50-54)
The Spooks of Long Gully : A Sketch of Bush Children's Superstitions, Henry Lawson , 1967 single work short story humour (p. 55-60)
Bush Cats, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Lawson writes admiringly about the toughness and hunting skills of cats living on farms and selections.
(p. 61-64)
A Droving Yarn, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story humour (p. 65-67)
A Long Way to Cork, Henry Lawson , 1907 single work short story humour (p. 68-69)
At Dead Dingo, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story humour (p. 70-73)
A Bush Publican's Lament, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story humour (p. 74-77)
The Geological Spieler, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story humour
Steelman poses as a geologist, with Smith as his offsider. They are offered accommodation in a railway camp and stay for several days, but decide to move on when they discover they are not the only tricksters in the camp.
(p. 78-85)
Poisonous Jimmy Gets Left, Henry Lawson , 1901 single work short story humour (p. 86-89)
An Oversight of Steelman's, Henry Lawson , 1897 single work short story humour
Steelman sends his mate, Smith, into a pub to buy what beer he can with their remaining fourpence. He coaches Smith on what to say and how to act, but there is a fatal flaw in his plan.
(p. 90-94)
The Darling River, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
Lawson describes the oddities of travel by river boat on the Darling River. He also explains how Bourke came to acquire the reputation of being the most drunken town on the Darling.
(p. 95-104)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

[Review] Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories D. G. B. Otago , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Times (Dunedin) , 9 August 1967;

— Review of Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , 1967 selected work short story
[Review] Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition [et al] F. H. Mares , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 June 1967; (p. 20)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Henry Lawson Judith Wright , 1967 single work biography ; Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , 1967 selected work short story ; Henry Lawson : Collected Verse : Vol.I 1885-1900 Henry Lawson , 1967 selected work poetry
[Review] Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition [et al] F. H. Mares , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 June 1967; (p. 20)

— Review of Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition 1967 anthology short story ; Henry Lawson Judith Wright , 1967 single work biography ; Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , 1967 selected work short story ; Henry Lawson : Collected Verse : Vol.I 1885-1900 Henry Lawson , 1967 selected work poetry
[Review] Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories D. G. B. Otago , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Times (Dunedin) , 9 August 1967;

— Review of Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , 1967 selected work short story
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