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* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1993 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature : Introduction, 1993 single work criticism (p. xiii-xxvii)
[Untitled] (from Journal of an Excursion Across the Blue Mountains of New South Wales), Barron Field , 1993 single work prose extract (p. 11-13)
Kangarooi"Kangaroo! Kangaroo!", Barron Field , 1819 single work poetry The Kangaroo (p. 14-15)
The Beauties of Australia, William Woolls , 1993 single work prose (p. 16-17)
The Weatherboard Falli"A mighty crescent of grim cavern'd rock,", Australie , 1877 single work poetry (p. 18-20)
From : The Kangaroo Hunt or a Morning in the Mountains : A Descriptive Poem in Six Parts : Preface, Charles Harpur , 1993 extract poetry (p. 21)
Dawn and Sunrise in the Snowy Mountainsi"A few thin strips of fleecy clouds lie long", Charles Harpur , 1984 single work poetry (p. 22)
Bell-Birdsi"By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,", Henry Kendall , 1867 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
From : The Scenic Part of Poetry, Charles Harpur , 1993 extract criticism (p. 25)
The Creek of the Four Gravesi"I tell a Settler's tale of the old times,", Charles Harpur , 1845 single work poetry (p. 26-36)
A Death in the Bushi"The hut was built of bark and shrunken slabs", Henry Kendall , 1868 single work poetry (p. 37-42)
Sea Spray and Smoke Drift : Preface, Marcus Clarke , 1993 single work criticism Preface to Adam Lindsay Gordon's Sea Spray and Smoke Drift (p. 43-46)
The Sick Stockrideri"Hold hard, Ned! lift me down once more, and lay me in the shade,", Adam Lindsay Gordon , 1869 single work poetry The Sick Stock-Rider (p. 47-49)
Pretty Dick, Marcus Clarke , 1869 single work short story
Story of the seven-year-old shepherd's son who gets lost in the bush and dies.
(p. 50-61)
Some Popular Australian Mistakes, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work prose humour (p. 62-63)
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. 64-70)
The Conquering Bush, Edward Dyson , 1898 single work short story (p. 71-74)
Rats, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Three travelling shearers encounter a swagman, 'Rats', having a fight with his swag.
(p. 75-77)
Port Arthur, Marcus Clarke , 1873 single work prose Port-Arthur (p. 81-86)
The Female Transporti"Come all young girls, both far and near, and listen unto me,", 1823 single work poetry (p. 87-88)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1993 .
      Extent: 369p.
      Description: 22cm.
      ISBN: 0140157034 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Lucy Sussex , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , no. 33 1994; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Untitled Lucy Sussex , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , no. 33 1994; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
A Hit and Two Misses Susan K. Martin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 54 no. 2 1994; (p. 169-173)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography ; A Sydney Sovereign and Other Tales Tasma , 1889 selected work short story novella
Aus. Lit. Anthologies Glen Thomas , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 13 no. 1 1994; (p. 59-60)

— Review of The Time to Write : Australian Women Writers 1890-1930 1993 anthology criticism biography ; The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] 1993 anthology poetry ; The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Weird Melancholy our Ancestors Saw Laurie Clancy , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 July 1993; (p. 8)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Untitled Lucy Sussex , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , no. 33 1994; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Aus. Lit. Anthologies Glen Thomas , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 13 no. 1 1994; (p. 59-60)

— Review of The Time to Write : Australian Women Writers 1890-1930 1993 anthology criticism biography ; The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads [1993] 1993 anthology poetry ; The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Australia's 19th-Century Literature Still Undervalued Peter Pierce , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 July 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Brought to Book Bob Johnson , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 June 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
Forecasts Vivienne Brophy , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April vol. 72 no. 1036 1993; (p. 35,38)

— Review of The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography
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