The Legend of Coo-ee Gully [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse, 1894.] The Legend of Coo-ee Gully. The night came down thro’ Deadman’s Gap, Where the ghostly saplings bent Before a wind that tore the flies From many a digger’s tent. Dark as pitch, and the rain rushed past On a […]

The bush undertaker [by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse, 1894.] The bush undertaker. “Five Bob!” The old man shaded his eyes and peered through the dazzling glow of that broiling Christmas Day. He stood just within the door of a slab-and-bark hut situated upon the bank of a barren […]

A typical bush yarn [by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse, 1894.] A typical bush yarn. Two chaps named Brummy and Swampy was tramping from Nevermineware to Smotherplace. Brummy was a bad egg, and Swampy knowed it; but they travelled together for the sake of company. Swampy had 25 quid on […]

The union buries its dead [by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse, 1894.] The union buries its dead A bushman’s funeral. A sketch from Life and Death. While out boating, one Sunday afternoon on a bilabong across the river, we saw a young man on horseback driving some horses along the bank. […]

The drover’s wife [by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in Short Stories in Prose and Verse, 1894.] The drover’s wife The “house” contains two rooms; is built of round timber, slabs, and stringy-bark, and floored with split slabs. A big bark kitchen stands at the end, and is larger than the house itself, veranda included. Bush […]