Joe Wilson and His Mates

Henry Lawson and introduction by Christopher Lee

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Format: paperback
224 pages
ISBN: 9781920899011

Publication: 01 Oct 2008
Series: Australian Classics Library
Publisher: Sydney University Press

Joe Wilson and His Mates (1901) is a collection of many of Lawson's most celebrated classic Australian short stories. Lawson's darkly realistic work includes all four stories of Joe Wilson, a sheep shearer suffering from drinking problems and the hardship of the bush. Along the bleaker tales are more 'humorous' takes on bush life, including 'The Loaded Dog', 'The Golden Graveyard' and 'Jimmy Grimshaw's Wooing'.

Henry Lawson (1867-1922) was a short story writer, journalist, novellist and perhaps, most notably, a balladist. He contributed prose and verse to a number of publications including Bulletin, Daily Worker and Boomerang.

Christopher Lee

Joe Wilson and His Mates
Prefatory verses – the author’s farewell to the bushmen

Part 1
Joe Wilson’s courtship
Brighten’s sister-in-law
‘Water them geraniums’:
— 1. A lonely track
— 2. ‘Past carin’’
A double buggy at Lahey’s Creek:
— 1. Spuds, and a woman’s obstinacy
— 2. Joe Wilson’s luck
— 3. The ghost of Mary’s sacrifice
The buggy comes home
The writer wants to say a word

Part 2
The golden graveyard
The Chinaman’s ghost
The loaded dog
Poisonous Jimmy gets left:
— 1. Dave Regan’s yarn
— 2. Told by one of the other drovers
The ghostly door
A wild Irishman
The babies in the bush
A bush dance
The buckjumper
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’

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Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 13 mm
224 pages
1 b&w illustration
Copyright: © 2008
ISBN: 9781920899011
Publication: 01 Oct 2008
Series: Australian Classics Library