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Issue Details: First known date: 1950... vol. 71 no. 3651 1 February 1950 of The Bulletin est. 1880 The Bulletin
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* Contents derived from the 1950 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Some "Bulletin" History, W. E. FitzHenry , 1950 single work criticism biography (p. 2-3,67)
"The Bulletin" Stairsi"The Mecca of Bohemian men", E. J. Brady , 1946 single work poetry (p. 3)
A `Bulletin' Scrap-Booki"As a dead poet's ballad once writ for a chap-book", Guy Innes , 1950 single work poetry (p. 10)
The Picnic Racesi"O, to be young and nine-stone-seven", Will H. Ogilvie , 1950 single work poetry (p. 12)
`The Bulletin' Stairsi"When the September breeze sweeps fresh cold from the seas,", Nora McAuliffe , 1924 single work poetry (p. 18)
A Profitable Pub, E. G. D. , 1887 single work short story humour The Golden Shanty (p. 18-20)
The Child We Losti"Six weeks it was till Christmas time", John Shaw Neilson , 1902 single work poetry (p. 20)
Australiai"Last sea-thing dredged by sailor Time from Space,", Bernard O'Dowd , 1900 single work poetry (p. 20)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story

First appearing in The Bulletin in 1892, Henry Lawson's short story 'The Drovers Wife' is today regarded as a seminal work in the Australian literary tradition. Noted for it's depiction of the bush as harsh, potentially threatening and both isolated and isolating, the story opens with a simple enough premise: an aggressive--and presumably deadly--snake disrupts the working life of a bushwoman and her young children. Brave but cautious, the woman resolves to protect her children since her husband is, characteristically, away from home and of no help. 

As time passes within the story, tension builds, and the snake's symbolic threat takes on layers of meaning as the sleepless heroine recalls previous challenges she faced while her husband was away. A series of flashbacks and recollections propel the story through the single night over which it takes place, and by the time the climax arrives--the confrontation with the snake--readers have learned much about the heroine's strengths and fears, most of the latter involving the loss of children and dark figures who encroach upon her small, vulnerable homestead. To be sure, this "darkness" is highly symbolic, and Lawson's use of imagery invokes Western notions of good and evil as well as gendered and racial stereotypes. 

(p. 21,24)
The Man from Snowy Riveri"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around", A. B. Paterson , 1890 single work poetry (p. 22)
Towards the Source : 1894-97 : 25i"I am shut out of mine own heart", Christopher Brennan , 1898 single work poetry I Am Shut Out of Mine Own Heart (p. 22)
When Stock Go Byi"Ah me! how clearly they come back-", Breaker Morant , 1903 single work poetry (p. 23)
Jack or Cranky Jack, 'Steele Rudd' , 1897 single work short story (p. 23-24)
Stars in the Seai"I took a boat on a starry night", Roderic Quinn , 1899 single work poetry (p. 24)
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. 25)
The Haunted Tunnel, Joseph Furphy , 1905 single work short story (p. 26-27)
A Journalist and Two Bears, James Edmond , 1906 single work short story humour (p. 27-29)
The Wreck of The Brunkencrungercrobi"The brundub thunder snarched above", Henry Tate , 1910 single work poetry (p. 28)
Marri'di"It's singin' in an' out,", Mary Gilmore , 1903 single work poetry (p. 29)
Harry Pearcei"I sat beside the red stock route", David Campbell , 1942 single work poetry (p. 29)

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