y The Campfire Yarns of Henry Lawson selected work   short story  
Note: Read by Jack Thompson.
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Campfire Yarns of Henry Lawson
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Coogee, Randwick area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney,: FinePoets , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
We Called Him 'Ally' for Short, Henry Lawson , 1966-1967 single work short story humour
The narrator's vicious dog chases away the ghost of a convict.
The Mystery of Dave Regan, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
Dave Regan is frequently being reported as dead, but usually turns up again. When the narrator, Jim, sees him in dry, dusty clothes after a drenching thunderstorm he becomes convinced he has seen Dave's ghost.
Settling on the Land, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Lawson gives a graphic, if humorous, account of the hardships faced by settlers and the rivalry between them and squatters.
The Loaded Dog, Henry Lawson , 1899 single work short story humour
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'.
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. 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: spoken word

Works about this Work

Comfort Discs Adrian Mitchell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 39)

— Review of The Bush Poems of A. B. (Banjo) Paterson A. B. Paterson 2008 selected work poetry ; The Campfire Yarns of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson 2009 selected work short story ; The Sentimental Bloke, The Poems of C. J. Dennis C. J. Dennis 2010 selected work poetry ; The Battlefield Poems of A.B. (Banjo) Paterson A. B. Paterson 2010 selected work poetry
Jack Lends Lyrical Voice Bruce Elder , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 September 2009; (p. 9)
The Voice from Snowy River Bruce Elder , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 August 2009; (p. 33) The Age , 5 September 2009; (p. 18)
Bruce Elder reports on Jack Thompson's readings of Australian poetry by A. B. Paterson and short stories by Henry Lawson.
Comfort Discs Adrian Mitchell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 39)

— Review of The Bush Poems of A. B. (Banjo) Paterson A. B. Paterson 2008 selected work poetry ; The Campfire Yarns of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson 2009 selected work short story ; The Sentimental Bloke, The Poems of C. J. Dennis C. J. Dennis 2010 selected work poetry ; The Battlefield Poems of A.B. (Banjo) Paterson A. B. Paterson 2010 selected work poetry
The Voice from Snowy River Bruce Elder , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 August 2009; (p. 33) The Age , 5 September 2009; (p. 18)
Bruce Elder reports on Jack Thompson's readings of Australian poetry by A. B. Paterson and short stories by Henry Lawson.
Jack Lends Lyrical Voice Bruce Elder , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 September 2009; (p. 9)
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