The Loaded Dog single work   short story   humour  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
First known date: 1899 Issue Details: First known date: 1899... 1899 The Loaded Dog
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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'.

Adaptations

form y Dave Regan and Party Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140382 1980 single work film/TV

'Dave Regan and his best mate Jim Bently are well known in the district as horsemen and odd-job men who can spin a good yarn with the best of them. When Ma Middleton's husband passes away they hit on the grand idea of digging for gold underneath his grave, which just happens to be above a rumoured mineshaft. When Ma discovers the plot she is outraged.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 29 February 1980, p.26.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 pg. 151-156
    Note: Abridged. Illustration by Nancy Liddelow.
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940 pg. 150-155
    Note: Abridged. Illustration by Nancy Liddelow.

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Seriously Funny: Happy Returns of Humour in Australian Short Fiction Bruce Bennett , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 125-139)
'This is Serious' : From Backblocks to the City John McLaren , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009; (p. 48-59)
The Loaded Dog to Dead Dog : The Dog as Myth and Mate in Australian Story Robert Haworth , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 18 2003; (p. 207-216)
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