The Drover's Wife single work   short story   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Drover's Wife
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  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 101 no. 5243 23-30 December 1980 Z594181 1980 periodical issue 1980 pg. 156-160
  • Appears in:
    y Heroines : A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers Heroines Dale Spender (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z152508 1991 anthology criticism drama extract short story prose poetry

    'Who are the heroines women look to? Twenty-two Australian writers of fiction, drama, poetry, journalism, TV scripts and non-fiction reflect on their heroines. There are extraordinary women and ordinary women; mothers, detectives, old women, teenagers, sisters, lesbians, rural women, urban women. ' (Source: Book Despository website)

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1991
    pg. 31-41
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    y Images of Australia : An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies Gillian Whitlock (editor), David Carter (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z816956 1992 anthology St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 166-176
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    y Hope and Fear : An Anthology of South Australian Women's Writing, 1894-1994 Anne Chittleborough (editor), Annie Greet (editor), Sue Hosking (editor), Adelaide : Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English , 1994 Z390859 1994 anthology poetry short story extract prose drama criticism Adelaide : Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English , 1994 pg. 282-291
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    y The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English John Thieme (editor), London : Arnold , 1996 Z818232 1996 selected work extract poetry short story London : Arnold , 1996 pg. 265-272
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    y The Drover's Wife : A Celebration of a Great Australian Love Affair Frank Moorhouse (editor), Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2017 11524652 2017 anthology short story criticism

    'Since Henry Lawson wrote his story The Drover’s Wife in 1892, Australian writers, painters, performers, and photographers have created a wonderful tradition of Drover’s Wife works, stories, and images.

    'The Russell Drysdale painting from 1945 has become an Australian icon.

    'Other versions of the Lawson story have been written by Murray Bail, Frank Moorhouse, Barbara Jefferis, Mandy Sayer, David Ireland and others, up to the present including Ryan O’Neill’s graphic novel.

    'Moorhouse has examined our ongoing fascination with this story, collected some of the best pieces of writing on the subject, adding commentary on each piece, and created a remarkable, gorgeous book.' (Publication Summary)

    Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2017
    pg. 237-251

Works about this Work

The Drovers' Wives Mandy Sayer , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 68 no. 2 2008; (p. 193-208)
A Gendered Bush: Mansfield and Australian Drovers' Wives Isabel Carrera-Suarez , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 15 no. 2 1991; (p. 140-148)
Drover's Wives John Thieme , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Short Fiction in the New Literatures in English : Proceedings of the Nice Conference of the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 1989; (p. 69-75)
The Ironical Fate of "The Drover's Wife" : Four Versions from Henry Lawson (1892) to Barbara Jefferis (1980) Werner Arens , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Story Must Be Told : Short Narrative Prose in the New English Literatures 1986; (p. 119-133)
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