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Out Back

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought, The cheque was spent that the shearer earned, and the sheds were all cut out; The publican’s words were short … Read more

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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer . . . the story continues . . . Andy’s brain still worked on the cartridge; his eye was caught by the glare of an empty kerosene-tin lying in the bushes, and it struck … Read more

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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer . . . the story ends with . . . The retriever went in under the kitchen, amongst the piles, but, luckily for those inside, there was a vicious yellow mongrel cattle-dog sulking and nursing … Read more

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The Captain Of The Push

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer As the night was falling slowly down on city, town and bush, From a slum in Jones’ Alley sloped the Captain of the Push; And he scowled towards the North, and he scowled towards the … Read more

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The Shearing of the Cook’s Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The dog was a little conservative mongrel poodle, with long dirty white hair all over him – longest and most over his eyes, which glistened through it like black beads. Also he seemed to have … Read more

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Sez You

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer When the heavy sand is yielding backward from your blistered feet, And across the distant timber you can SEE the flowing heat; When your head is hot and aching, and the shadeless plain is … Read more

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The Heart of Australia

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer When the wars of the world seemed ended, and silent the distant drum, Ten years ago in Australia, I wrote of a war to come: And I pictured Australians fighting as their fathers fought of … Read more

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Settling on the Land

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) . . . the story ends with . . . Then the dummy’s dog tackled the selector’s dog and this precipitated things. The dummy would have gone under had his wife not arrived on the scene … Read more

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Settling on the Land

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) . . . the story continues . . . Tom ploughed and sowed wheat, but nothing came up to speak of – the ground was too poor; so he carted stable manure six miles from the … Read more

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Settling on the Land

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The worst bore in Australia just now is the man who raves about getting the people on the land, and button-holes you in the street with a little scheme of his own. He generally … Read more

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