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Thread #1808 Message #964963
Posted By: Billy the Bus
10-Jun-03 - 07:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Outside Track (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Outside Track - Henry Lawson
Hi Charley Noble,
I've got a 4 page bio of Lawson's time in NZ, but will have to hand-type, so it could take some days.
Methinks 'Outside Track' was written at the same time as Lawson's prose 'Last of the Push' (title from memory - can't find 'While the Billy Boils' vII). Will was farewelling the last of his mates heading from Oz to NZ, looking for jobs such as shearing, during the 1890s Depression.
Again, from memory, there were about 4-5 yarns that mention the incident.
Anyway, Lawson ended up following them to Kiwiland for a while.
HELP BOB! You must have 'While the Billy Boils' on the shelf?
Cheers - Sam