In the Days When the World Was Wide, and Other Verses

Henry LAWSON (1867 - 1922)

This is a volume of poetry by Henry Lawson, the well-known Australian poet Henry Lawson. Some of the poems in this collection are still widely taught in school, some others are not widely known at this time. All of them, however, paint vivid images of Australia around the turn of the last century. As The Academy put it in 1909, "These ballads (for such they mostly are) abound in spirit and manhood, in the colour and smell of Australian soil. They deserve the popularity which they have won in Australia, and which, we trust, this edition will now give them in England." - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 To an Old Mate Larry Wilson
00:02:01
Play 02 In the Days When the World was Wide Larry Wilson
00:05:45
Play 03 Faces in the Street Kathleen Flanary
00:06:35
Play 04 The Roaring Days Kathleen Flanary
00:03:44
Play 05 'For'ard' Michael Conway
00:05:09
Play 06 The Drover's Sweetheart Beth Thomas
00:02:24
Play 07 Out Back Son of the Exiles
00:04:05
Play 08 The Free-Selector's Daughter Dru Conway
00:01:32
Play 09 'Sez You' Michael Conway
00:02:44
Play 10 Andy's Gone With Cattle Carol Bedell
00:01:33
Play 11 Jack Dunn of Nevertire Mark F. Smith
00:05:24
Play 12 Trooper Campbell Beth Thomas
00:05:07
Play 13 The Sliprails and the Spur Michael Conway
00:02:06
Play 14 Past Carin' Dru Conway
00:02:39
Play 15 The Glass on the Bar Jack Albert
00:02:24
Play 16 The Shanty on the Rise Kalynda
00:03:55
Play 17 The Vagabond Larry Wilson
00:05:11
Play 18 Sweeney Dru Conway
00:04:53
Play 19 Middleton's Rouseabout Michael Conway
00:01:17
Play 20 The Ballad of the Drover Dru Conway
00:03:29
Play 21 Taking His Chance Carol Bedell
00:02:40
Play 22 When the 'Army' Prays for Watty Dru Conway
00:02:12
Play 23 The Wreck of the 'Derry Castle' mtamburr
00:02:10
Play 24 Ben Duggan Michael Conway
00:03:20
Play 25 The Star of Australasia Kalynda
00:06:33
Play 26 The Great Grey Plain Dru Conway
00:03:11
Play 27 The Song of Old Joe Swallow Michael Conway
00:03:28
Play 28 Corny Bill Larry Wilson
00:02:36
Play 29 Cherry-Tree Inn mtamburr
00:02:51
Play 30 Up the Country Dru Conway
00:04:27
Play 31 Knocked Up Dru Conway
00:02:32
Play 32 The Blue Mountains Larry Wilson
00:01:28
Play 33 The City Bushman Dru Conway
00:08:21
Play 34 Eurunderee Mark F. Smith
00:02:10
Play 35 Mount Bukaroo Mark F. Smith
00:02:34
Play 36 The Fire at Ross's Farm mtamburr
00:05:28
Play 37 The Teams Michael Conway
00:01:58
Play 38 Cameron's Heart Michael Conway
00:03:38
Play 39 The Shame of Going Back Dru Conway
00:02:04
Play 40 Since Then Michael Conway
00:03:31
Play 41 Peter Anderson and Co. Michael Conway
00:08:25
Play 42 When the Children Come Home Carol Bedell
00:01:47
Play 43 Dan, the Wreck Michael Conway
00:03:11
Play 44 A Prouder Man Than You Dru Conway
00:01:48
Play 45 The Song and the Sigh Michael Conway
00:00:58
Play 46 The Cambaroora Star Dru Conway
00:09:08
Play 47 After All Esraa El-Brawany
00:02:10
Play 48 Marshall's Mate Michael Conway
00:04:53
Play 49 The Poets of the Tomb Larry Wilson
00:02:31
Play 50 Australian Bards and Bush Reviewers Dru Conway
00:01:30
Play 51 The Ghost Larry Wilson
00:04:21