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Henry LAWSON (1867-1922)


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Henry Lawson became a literary legend in his own lifetime and was loved by the Australian public. He was the first Australian writer granted a state funeral. Lawson wrote short stories and poems with sympathy and humour. He depicted Australian men and women and Australian rural life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

MAJOR WORKS (read ebooks of most of these titles except A Camp-fire Yarn and A Fantasy of Man)

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The contents of a number of Henry Lawson's works are listed below

Over The Sliprails (Short Stories)
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The Shanty-Keeper's Wife
A Gentleman Sharper and Steelman Sharper
An Incident at Stiffner's
The Hero of Redclay
The Darling River
A Case for the Oracle
A Daughter of Maoriland
New Year's Night
Black Joe
They Wait on the Wharf in Black
Seeing the Last of You
Two Boys at Grinder Brothers'
The Selector's Daughter
Mitchell on the "Sex" and Other "Problems"
The Master's Mistake
The Story of the Oracle


In the Days When the World Was Wide (Poetry)
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To an Old Mate
In the Days When the World was Wide
Faces in the Street
The Roaring Days
'For'ard'
The Drover's Sweetheart
Out Back
The Free-Selector's Daughter
'Sez You'
Andy's Gone With Cattle
Jack Dunn of Nevertire
Trooper Campbell
The Sliprails and the Spur
Past Carin'
The Glass on the Bar
The Shanty on the Rise
The Vagabond
Sweeney
Middleton's Rouseabout
The Ballad of the Drover
Taking His Chance
When the 'Army' Prays for Watty
The Wreck of the 'Derry Castle'
Ben Duggan
The Star of Australasia
The Great Grey Plain
The Song of Old Joe Swallow
Corny Bill
Cherry-Tree Inn
Up the Country
Knocked Up
The Blue Mountains
The City Bushman
Eurunderee
Mount Bukaroo
The Fire at Ross's Farm
The Teams
Cameron's Heart
The Shame of Going Back
Since Then
Peter Anderson and Co.
When the Children Come Home
Dan, the Wreck
A Prouder Man Than You
The Song and the Sigh
The Cambaroora Star
After All
Marshall's Mate
The Poets of the Tomb
Australian Bards and Bush Reviewers
The Ghost


Joe Wilson and His Mates (Short Stories)
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Prefatory Verses--
  The Author's Farewell to the Bushmen.

Part I.(Joe Wilson)

Joe Wilson's Courtship.
Brighten's Sister-In-Law.
'Water Them Geraniums'.
    I.  A Lonely Track.
   II.  'Past Carin''.
A Double Buggy at Lahey's Creek.
    I.  Spuds, and a Woman's Obstinacy.
   II.  Joe Wilson's Luck.
  III.  The Ghost of Mary's Sacrifice.
   IV.  The Buggy Comes Home.

Part II. (Joe Wilson's Mates)

The Golden Graveyard.
The Chinaman's Ghost.
The Loaded Dog.
Poisonous Jimmy Gets Left.
    I.  Dave Regan's Yarn.
   II.  Told by One of the Other Drovers.
The Ghostly Door.
A Wild Irishman.
The Babies in the Bush.
A Bush Dance.
The Buck-Jumper.
Jimmy Grimshaw's Wooing.
At Dead Dingo.
Telling Mrs Baker.
A Hero in Dingo-Scrubs.
The Little World Left Behind.

Concluding Verses --
  The Never-Never Country.


On the Track (Short Stories)
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The Songs They used to Sing
A Vision of Sandy Blight
Andy Page's Rival
The Iron-Bark Chip
"Middleton's Peter"
The Mystery of Dave Regan
Mitchell on Matrimony
Mitchell on Women
No Place for a Woman
Mitchell's Jobs
Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster
Bush Cats
Meeting Old Mates
Two Larrikins
Mr. Smellingscheck
"A Rough Shed"
Payable Gold
An Oversight of Steelman's
How Steelman told his Story


Children of the Bush (Short Stories)
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Send Round the Hat
The Pretty Girl in the Army
"Lord Douglas"
The Blindness of One-eyed Brogan
The Sundowners
A Sketch of Mateship
On the Tucker Track
A Bush Publican's Lament
The Shearer's Dream
The Lost Souls' Hotel
The Boozers' Home
The Sex Problem Again
The Romance of the Swag
"Buckholts' Gate"
The Bush-Fire
The House that Was Never Built
"Barney, Take me home Again"
A Droving Yarn
Gettin' Back on Dave Regan
"Shall We Gather at the River"
His Brother's Keeper
The Ghosts of Many Christmases


While the Billy Boils (Short Stories)
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FIRST SERIES

An Old Mate of Your Father's
Settling on the Land
Enter Mitchell
Stiffner and Jim (Thirdly, Bill)
When the Sun Went Down
The Man who Forgot
Hungerford
A Camp-fire Yarn
His Country--After All
A Day on a Selection
That There Dog of Mine
Going Blind
Arvie Aspinall's Alarm Clock
Stragglers
The Union Buries its Dead
On the Edge of a Plain
In a Dry Season
He's Come Back
Another of Mitchell's Plans
Steelman
Drifted Back
Remailed
Mitchell Doesn't Believe in the Sack
Shooting the Moon
His Father's Mate
An Echo from the Old Bark School
The Shearing of the Cook's Dog
"Dossing Out" and "Camping"
Across the Straits
Some Day
Brummy Usen


SECOND SERIES

The Drover's Wife
Steelman's Pupil
An Unfinished Love Story
Board and Residence
His Colonial Oath
A Visit of Condolence
In a Wet Season
"Rats"
Mitchell: A Character Sketch
The Bush Undertaker
Our Pipes
Coming Across
The Story of Malachi
Two Dogs and a Fence
Jones's Alley
Bogg of Geebung
She Wouldn't Speak
The Geological Spieler
Macquarie's Mate
Baldy Thompson
For Auld Lang Syne


The Rising of the Court (Prose and Poetry--only the prose is listed below)
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The Rising of the Court
'Roll up at Talbragar
Wanted by the Police
The Bath
Instinct Gone Wrong
The Hypnotized Township
The Exciseman
Mateship in Shakespeare's Rome


The Romance of the Swag (Short Stories)
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(THESE STORIES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF The Story of 'Gentleman Once', ALSO APPEARED IN "CHILDREN OF THE BUSH", see above)

The Romance of the Swag
'Buckholt's Gate'
The Bush-fire
  Squatter and Selector
  Romeo and Juliet
  A Tramp's Match and What it Did
  The Fire at Ross's Farm
The House That Was Never Built
"Barney, Take me home Again"
A Droving Yarn
Gettin' Back on Dave Regan
"Shall We Gather at the River"
His Brother's Keeper
The Story of 'Gentleman Once'
The Ghosts of Many Christmasses


Send Round the Hat (Short Stories)
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(THESE STORIES ALSO APPEARED IN "CHILDREN OF THE BUSH", see above)

Send Round the Hat
That Pretty Girl in the Army
'Lord Douglas'
The Blindness of One-eyed Bogan
Two Sundowners
A Sketch of Mateship
On the Tucker Track
A Bush Publican's Lament
The Shearer's Dream
The Lost Souls' Hotel
The Boozers' Home
The Sex Problem Again


The Fire at Ross's Farm (Poetry)
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(A NUMBER OF THESE POEMS ALSO APPEARED IN "In the Days When the World Was Wide", see above)

To an Old Mate
Says You
Andy's Return
Song of the Old Bullock-driver
I'm a Rebel Too
Song of the Darling River
The Good Samaritan
To Hannah
Shearers
The Army of the Rear
New Chum Jackeroos
The Cambaroora Star
The Water-lily
Tracks that Lie by India
New Life, New Love
May Night on the Mountain
The Captains
A Voice from the City
Cameron's Heart
Genoa
Eureka
Knocking Around
The Bush Fire
The Drunkard's Vision
Dons of Spain
The Cattle-dog's Death
Second Class Wait Here
The Outside Track
The Storm that is to Come
Men We Might Have Been
Booth's Drum
Mount Bukaroo
Bourke
Sticking to Bill
Drums of Battersea
The Wreck of the Derry Castle
Ruth
To My Cultured Critics
Pigeon Toes
The Battling Days
The Fire at Ross's Farm
The Shame of Going Back
Farewell to the Bushman
Break o' Day
Cross Roads
Men Who Come Behind
Riding Round the Lines
The Christ of the Never
A Prouder Man Than You
From the Bush
The Separation
Cherry-Tree Inn
Foreign Lands
Passing of Scotty
The Three Kings
Rovers
The Bush Girl
Marshall's Mate
The Old Jimmy Woodser
Waratah and Wattle
Australian Engineers
Eurunderee
Do You Think That I do not Know
The Studio
The Ghost
The Last Review


Updated 11 June 2010