Trouble on the Selection [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894) and Verses Popular and Humorous (1900).] Trouble on the Selection. You lazy boy, you’re here at last, You must be wooden-legged; Now, are you sure the gate is fast And all the sliprails pegged? And all the milkers at […]

A Derry on a Cove [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894) and in Verses Popular and Humorous (1900).] A Derry on a Cove. ’Twas in the felon’s dock he stood, his eyes were black and blue; His voice with grief was broken, and his nose was broken, too; He muttered, […]

The mystery of Dave Regan [by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894). Also published in On the Track (1900).] The mystery of Dave Regan. “And then there was Dave Regan,” said the ‘Trav’ler.’ “Dave used to die oftener than any other bushman I knew. He was always being reported dead and […]

When the Children Come Home [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse (1894) and In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses (1896).] When the Children Come Home On a lonely selection far out in the west An old woman works all the day without rest, And she croons, […]

Macquarie’s mate [by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse, 1894.] Macquarie’s mate (A Darling River sketch.) The chaps in the bar of Stiffner’s shanty were talking about “Macquarie” — an absent shearer who seemed, from their conversation, to be better known than liked by them. “I ain’t seen Macquarie […]