The city bushman’s apologist [14 February 1896]

[Editor: This review of In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses (by Henry Lawson, 1896) was published in Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 February 1896.] The city bushman’s apologist.* A glance at Mr. Henry Lawson’s volume of verse just published, in very good style, by an Australian firm, reminds the reader […]

In a dry season [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in While the Billy Boils (1896).] In a dry season Draw a wire fence and a few ragged gums, and add some scattered sheep running away from the train. Then you’ll have the bush all along the New South Wales Western line from Bathurst on. The railway […]

Diamantina Droving [poem, 24 June 1932]

[Editor: This poem is from Bill Bowyang’s column, “On The Track”, in the The Townsville Daily Bulletin, 1932. It could be considered as a late addition to the “Bulletin Debate” started by Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson.] Diamantina Droving. That a drover’s life has pleasures the townsfolk never know Is just poetic fancy from the […]

In Defence of the Bush [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895; previously published in The Bulletin, 23 July 1892.] In Defence of the Bush So you’re back from up the country, Mister Townsman, where you went, And you’re cursing all the business in a bitter discontent; Well, we […]