Of the stories in this volume many have already appeared in the columns of the Bulletin. Others appeared originally in the Town and Country Journal, the West Australian and the Western Mail, while several now appear in print for the first time.
I wish to thank the editors of the papers mentioned for the right to republish in book form.
Sydney, June 9th, 1900.
Henry Lawson, Over the Sliprails, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1900, [page v]