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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.
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Short Stories in Prose and Verse -------------------------------- Rats We Called him "Ally" for Short Bush Cats A Narrow Escape Johnson, Alias Crow The Fire at Ross's Farm The Drover's Wife The Union Buries its Dead A Typical Bush Yarn The Bush Undertaker The Legend of Cooee Gully Macquarie's Mate The Mystery of Dave Regan A Derry on a Cove Trouble on the Selection Over The Sliprails (Short Stories) ------------------ 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 Verses Popular and Humorous --------------------------- The Ports of the Open Sea The Three Kings The Outside Track The Rovers Sydney-Side Foreign Lands Mary Lemaine The Shakedown on the Floor Reedy River Old Stone Chimney Song of the Old Bullock-Driver The Lights of Cobb and Co. How the Land was Won The Boss Over the Board When the Ladies Come to the Shearing Shed The Ballad of the Rouseabout Years After the War in Australia The Old Jimmy Woodser The Christ of the 'Never' The Cattle-Dog's Death The Song of the Darling River Rain in the Mountains A May Night on the Mountains The New Chum Jackeroo The Dons Of Spain The Bursting of the Boom Antony Villa Second Class Wait Here The Ships That Won't Go Down The Men We Might Have Been The Way of the World The Battling Days Written Afterwards The Uncultured Rhymer To His Cultured Critics The Writer's Dream The Jolly Dead March My Literary Friend Mary Called Him 'Mister' Rejected O'Hara, J.P. Bill and Jim Fall Out The Paroo The Green-Hand Rouseabout The Man from Waterloo Saint Peter The Stranger's Friend The God-Forgotten Election The Boss's Boots The Captain of the Push Billy's 'Square Affair' A Derry on a Cove Rise Ye! Rise Ye! The Ballad of Mabel Clare Constable M'Carty's Investigations At the Tug-of-War Here's Luck! The Men Who Come Behind The Days when We went Swimming The Old Bark School Trouble on the Selection The Professional Wanderer A Little Mistake A Study in the "Nood" A Word to Texas Jack The Grog-An'-Grumble Steeplechase But What's the Use The Country I Come From ----------------------- An Old Mate Of Your Father's Settling On The Land Stiffner And Jim (Thirdly, Bill) The Man Who Forgot His Country -- After All The Union Buries Its Dead Mitchell Doesn't Believe In The Sack His Father's Mate The Drover's Wife The Bush Undertaker Coming Across -- A Study In Steerage The Story Of Malachi Steelman's Pupil "Board And Residence" Two Dogs And A Fence Macquarie's Mate The Shanty-Keeper's Wife The Hero Of Redclay The Darling River A Daughter Of Maoriland: A Sketch Of Poor-Class Maoris The Story Of The Oracle The Mystery Of Dave Regan No Place For A Woman Meeting Old Mates "A Rough Shed" Payable Gold An Oversight Of Steelman's How Steelman Told His Story In the Days When the World Was Wide (Poetry) ----------------------------------- 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) ------------------------ 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) ------------ 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 and Poetry) -------------------- Introduction -- The Shearers Send Round the Hat 'G. S.,' orthe Fourth Cook That Pretty Girl in the Army "Lord Douglas" 'Jack Cornstalk' The Blindness of One-eyed Brogan "Unknown" Two Sundowners A Sketch of Mateship On the Tucker Track 'The Bulletin Hotel' A Bush Publican's Lament 'TheBallad of the Rouseabout' The Shearer's Dream The Lost Souls' Hotel The Boozers' Home The Sex Problem Again 'TheThings we Dare not Tell' The Romance of the Swag "Buckholts' Gate" 'Knocking Around' The Bush-Fire 'The Bush Girl' The House that was Never Built "Barney, Take me Home Again" A Droving Yarn 'Balladof the Cornstalk' Gettin' Back on Dave Regan "Shall We Gather at the River" His Brother's Keeper 'From the Bush' 'Heed Not' 'As Faras Your Rifles Cover' The Story of 'Gentleman-Once' The Ghosts of Many Christmases 'The Men who made Australia' While the Billy Boils (Short Stories) --------------------- 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 Verse) ----------------------- PROSE The Rising of the Court Roll Up at Talbragar "Wanted by the Police" The Bath Instinct Gone Wrong The Hypnotised Township The Exciseman Mateship in Shakespeare's Rome VERSE One Hundred and Three The Army of the Rear The Friends of Fallen Fortunes The Port o' Call The Man Who Raised Charlestown The Southerly Buster 'Tambaroora Jim' Lake Eliza In the Days When We Are Dead The Romance of the Swag (Short Stories) ----------------------- (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) ------------------ (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) ----------------------- (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 When I was King and Other Verses (Poetry) -------------------------------- The Cross-Roads When I was King The Author's Farewell to the Bushmen From the Bush Heed Not The Bush Girl 'G.S.,' or the Fourth Cook Jack Cornstalk The Men Who Made Australia The Bulletin Hotel Sacred to the Memory Of "Unknown" The Shearers 'Knocking Around' The Shearer's Dream The Never-Never Country. With Dickens The Things We Dare Not Tell The Drums of Battersea As Far as Your Rifles Cover Gipsy Too The Wander-Light Genoa The Tracks That Lie by India Say Good-Bye When Your Chum is Married The Separation Ruth The Cliffs Bourke The Stringy-Bark Tree The Bush Fire The Bill of the Ages Waratah and Wattle My Land and I The Men Who Live It Down When Your Pants Begin to Go - (from "In the Days When the World was Wide") Robbie's Statue The Ballad of the Elder Son The Pride That Comes After A Voice from the City To-Morrow The Light on the Wreck The Secret Whisky Cure The Alleys The Scamps Break o' Day The Women of the Town The Afterglow Written Out New Life, New Love The King and Queen and I To Hannah The Water Lily Barta To Jim The Drunkard's Vision In the Storm That is to Come Australian Engineers The Drovers Those Foreign Engineers Skaal The Firing-Line Riding Round the Lines When the Bear Comes Back Again The Little Czar The Vanguard And the Bairns Will Come The Heart of Australia The Good Samaritan Will Yer Write It Down for Me? Andy's Return Pigeon Toes On the Wallaby The Brass Well Eureka The Last Review As Good as New Skyline Riders and Other Verses ------------------------------- To My Friends Acknowledgment Introduction The Skyline Riders "Outside" Do They Think That I Do Not Know? Somewhere Up in Queensland Down the River Success Billy of Queensland The Lily and the Bee William Street The King of Our Republic The Bonny Port of Sydney "Broken Axletree" Clinging Back The Memories They Bring Above Lavender Bay He Had so Much Work to Do The Foreign Drunk Cromwell The Imported Servant At the Beating of a Drum Nineteen Nine Grace Jennings Carmichael The Old, Old Story and the New Order The Briny Grave Bonnie New South Wales Sheoaks That Sigh When the Wind is Still The Men Who Stuck to Me The Heart of the Swag The Men Who Made Bad Matches "Here Died." The Black Bordered Letter A Bush Girl "Fall In, My Men, Fall In." The Scots The Song of a Prison The "Soldier Birds" Captain Von Esson of the "Sebastopol" I'd Back Agen the World The Horse and Cart Ferry The Song of Australia The Wattle The World is Full of Kindness As It Was in the Beginning The Patteran The King Ben Boyd's Tower Seaweed, Tussock, and Fern The Rose "Everyone's Friend" Triangles of Life ----------------- Triangles of Life I. The Reason II. Chawlton III. The Little Man with the Smile Letters to Jack Cornstalk from an Australian in London I. London II. London III. A Midland Village A Long Way to Cork The Ridiculous Family His Mistake A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father A Romance of Three Huts Drifting Apart James and Maggie The Hairy Man The Strangers' Friend Mateship For Australia ------------- For Australia The Day Before I Die The Spirits Of Our Fathers For All The Land To See (A Song Of The Tools) Our Mistress And The Queen The Gathering Of The Brown-eyed Who'll Wear The Beaten Colours? Macleay Street And Red Rock Lane The Wantaritencant The Motor Car Freedom On The Wallaby Give Yourself A Show (New Year's Eve) "39" That Great Waiting Silence Above Crow's Nest (Sydney) To Be Amused Australia's Peril, The Warning The Federal City Cypher Seven "07" Every Man Should Have A Rifle What Have We All Forgotten? Since The Cities Are The Cities To The Victor Daley The Bards Who Lived At Manly The Empty Glass The Soul Of A Poet Divorced And What Have You To Say? Till All The Bad Things Came Untrue In Possum Land The Spirits For Good To Jack In The Height Of Fashion The Prime Of Life My Father-in-law And I Johnson's Wonder "Bound For The Lord-knows-where" The Rush To London A Word From The Bards The Stranded Ship (The "Vincennes") The Cab Lamps, Or From The Lanes Of 'loo The Bard Of Furthest Out To Show What A Man Can Do The Lily Of St. Leonards Before We Were Married My Wife's Second Husband The Peace Maker Keeping His First Wife Now "Victor" I'm An Older Man Than You When Your Sins Come Home To Roost The Muscovy Duck For He Was A Jolly Good Fellow The Separated Women The Bush Beyond The Range Hannah Thomburn A Dan Yell "Bush Hay" When Hopes Ran High The Little Native Rose Take It Fightin' The Sorrows Of A Simple Bard My Army, O, My Army! -------------------- Dedication and Acknowledgement My Army, O, My Army! Song of the Dardanelles Peddling Round the World Grey Wolves Grey Interlude. Callaghan's Hotel The March of Ivan Mostly Slavonic An Interlude of Peace. The Fairy West Dawgs of War A Slight Misunderstanding at the Jasper Gate A Mixed Battle Song The Three Quiet Gentlemen The Unknown God The Captains Interlude. A Dirge of Joy A New John Bull The Vanguard Said the Kaiser to the Spy The Old Stockman's Lament A Fantasy of War Interlude. A Mate Can Do No Wrong The Lady of the Motor-Car Young Kings and Old Interlude. Next Door The Route March Fighting Hard Booth's Drum
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