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  • The first edition was a part of the Portable Australian Authors series, which in 1992 became the UQP Australian Authors series. The third and fourth editions are not a part of a series.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s : Introduction, Laurie Hergenhan , 1986 single work criticism (p. xi-xxiv)
Note: Includes Postscript 1984-1990.
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 1-4)
'Water Them Geraniums', Henry Lawson , 1899-1901 single work short story (p. 5-29)
'And Women Must Weep', Henry Handel Richardson , 1931 single work short story The Grown-Up Ball (p. 37-42)
Happiness, Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1927 single work short story (p. 43-55)
The Triskelion, Christina Stead , 1934 single work short story (p. 56-69)
Short-Shift Saturday, Gavin Casey , 1937 single work short story (p. 70-99)
Josie, Vance Palmer , 1941 single work short story (p. 100-103)
Trees Can Speak, Alan Marshall , 1944 single work short story (p. 104-108)
The Persimmon Tree, Marjorie Barnard , 1943 single work short story (p. 109-112)
Mother, Judah Waten , 1950 single work short story (p. 113-125)
The Incense-Burner, John Morrison , 1954 single work short story (p. 126-137)
Shadow, Peter Cowan , 1958 single work short story (p. 138-143)
A Double Because it's Snowing, Hal Porter , 1962 single work short story (p. 144-152)
Down at the Dump, Patrick White , 1963 single work short story satire (p. 153-180)
The Mateship Syndrome, Thelma Forshaw , 1965 single work short story (p. 181-189)
The Unicorn, Dal Stivens , 1972-1973 single work short story (p. 190-193)
Crabs, Peter Carey , 1972 single work short story satire science fiction

'Crabs is very neat in everything he does. His movements are almost fussy, but he has so much fight in his delicate frame that they're not fussy at all. Lately he has been eating. When Frank eats one steak, Crab eats two. When Frank has a pint of mil, Crabs drinks two. He spends a lot of time lying on his bed, groaning, because of the food. But he's building up. At night he runs five miles to Clayton. He always means to run back, but he always ends up on the train, hot and sweating and sticking to the seat. His aim is to increase his weight and get a job driving for Allied Panel and Towing. Already he has his licence but he's too small, not tough enough to beat off the competition at a crash scene.' (Introduction)

(p. 194-206)
Ore, Murray Bail , 1975 single work short story (p. 207-213)
The Airport, the Pizzeria, the Motel, the Rented Car, and the Mysteries of Life, Frank Moorhouse , 1973 single work short story (p. 214-221)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Time in Some Aussie and Kiwi Short Stories : Lawson, Baynton, Palmer, and Sargeson Angelo Righetti , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Time and the Short Story 2012; (p. 105-118)
'The short story in Australia and New Zealand has flourished from the last decade of the nineteenth century onwards, and has been strictly bound to orality - yarns, yarn-spinning (Bennet 5) - from its early days, as the speech cadence of a usually sympathetic storyteller, either involved in the narrative, or simply an eye-witness or a bystander, interacting with listeners / readers, influences its time-scale, rhythm, tempo and structure.

A few significant stories by representative short-fiction writers from the late nineteenty century well into the mid-twentieth century - Australian Henry Lawson, Barbara Baynton, Vance Palmer, and New Zealand Frank Sargeson - though reflecting specific colonial realities and issues in a period of nation building, will be discussed here for their contribution to a relatively new genre, with specific regard to their treatment of time, changing from a traditional to a gradually experimental mode where they are sometimes forerunners or aware of modernist techniques.' (105)
Short Story Anthologies and 'the Solid Body of Australian Fiction' Stephen Holden , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 279-294)
A Feast of Australian, NZ Stories Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 January 1998; (p. 24)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
Untitled Ben Goldsmith , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , July no. 8 1994; (p. 126-128)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
Australian Short Fiction Connie Barber , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 46 / 47 1993; (p. 295-296)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
Short Fiction in Australia Roberta Munro , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1992; (p. 119-120)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
Untitled Ben Goldsmith , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , July no. 8 1994; (p. 126-128)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
A Feast of Australian, NZ Stories Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 January 1998; (p. 24)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
Untitled Randall Stevenson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 19 June 1987; (p. 668)

— Review of The Impersonators Jessica Anderson , 1980 single work novel ; Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel ; The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story ; Transgressions : Australian Writing Now 1986 anthology short story ; A Window in Mrs X's Place : Selected Short Stories Peter Cowan , 1986 selected work short story ; This Freedom John Morrison , 1985 selected work short story
A National Pastime : Short Stories Breeding in the Closet Mary Lord , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 80 1986; (p. 15-17)

— Review of Transgressions : Australian Writing Now 1986 anthology short story ; The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story
Time in Some Aussie and Kiwi Short Stories : Lawson, Baynton, Palmer, and Sargeson Angelo Righetti , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Time and the Short Story 2012; (p. 105-118)
'The short story in Australia and New Zealand has flourished from the last decade of the nineteenth century onwards, and has been strictly bound to orality - yarns, yarn-spinning (Bennet 5) - from its early days, as the speech cadence of a usually sympathetic storyteller, either involved in the narrative, or simply an eye-witness or a bystander, interacting with listeners / readers, influences its time-scale, rhythm, tempo and structure.

A few significant stories by representative short-fiction writers from the late nineteenty century well into the mid-twentieth century - Australian Henry Lawson, Barbara Baynton, Vance Palmer, and New Zealand Frank Sargeson - though reflecting specific colonial realities and issues in a period of nation building, will be discussed here for their contribution to a relatively new genre, with specific regard to their treatment of time, changing from a traditional to a gradually experimental mode where they are sometimes forerunners or aware of modernist techniques.' (105)
Short Story Anthologies in Australia Gay Raines , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 19-22)
Short Story Anthologies and 'the Solid Body of Australian Fiction' Stephen Holden , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 279-294)
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