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* Contents derived from the Frenchs Forest, Killarney Heights - Frenchs Forest area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Reed , 1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Henry Lawson Recollections : A Selection of Autobiographical Works : Introduction, Leonard Cronin , 1987 single work criticism biography (p. 7-10)
A Fragment of Autobiography, Henry Lawson , 1908 single work autobiography (p. 11-33)
Grandfather's Courtship, Henry Lawson , 1913 single work short story (p. 33-52)
Table Legs, Wooden Heads and a Woman's Heart, Henry Lawson , 1922 single work short story biography (p. 52-57)
An Old Mate of Your Father's, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
The narrator remembers how his father would be visited by old mates and how they sit together talking about their days on the Ballarat and Bendigo goldfields.
(p. 57-61)
Drought-Stricken, Henry Lawson , 1984 single work short story autobiography (p. 61-65)
In a Dry Season, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Lawson describes the scenes observed as a train traveller to western N.S.W.
(p. 66-69)
Crawlalong , Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour (p. 69-70)
A Rough Shed, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story
A rouseabout describes the routines and privations of his life in outback shearing sheds.
(p. 70-75)
Stragglers, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Description of a group of swagmen and travellers camped in the shearers' shed of a remote sheep station on New Year's Eve.
(p. 75-79)
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. 79-86)
The Romance of the Swag, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story (p. 86-91)
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. 92-94)
In a Wet Season, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Lawson describes a dismal train journey through the flooded outback.
(p. 94-96)
Crime in the Bush, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story (p. 97-101)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 101-104)
For Auld Lang Syne, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story
The narrator senses the beginning of the end of old times as one of his mates, a carpenter, sets off for New Zealand to seek employment. The narrator feels that his mate is only the first of their 'push' of ten to leave New South Wales.
(p. 105-109)
Coming Across : A Study in the Steerage, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Lawson describes travelling steerage to New Zealand on a ship carrying ill-informed migrants, hard-drinking New Zealand shearers, and optimistic Australians.
(p. 109-118)
New Zealand from an Australian's Point of View, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work prose travel (p. 118-121)
Across the Straits, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story

Lawson writes about the perils and inadequacies of sea travel in the Antipodes, and the painful experience of losing a half-sovereign.

(p. 121-125)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Frenchs Forest, Killarney Heights - Frenchs Forest area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Reed , 1987 .
      Extent: 284p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Edited and introduced by Leonard Cronin.
      ISBN: 0730101835

Works about this Work

Old Australia Through Loving Eyes Sep Owen , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 10 September 1988; (p. 9)

— Review of Henry Lawson Recollections : A Selection of Autobiographical Works Henry Lawson , 1987 selected work autobiography short story criticism biography prose
Old Australia Through Loving Eyes Sep Owen , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 10 September 1988; (p. 9)

— Review of Henry Lawson Recollections : A Selection of Autobiographical Works Henry Lawson , 1987 selected work autobiography short story criticism biography prose
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