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A visitor to Bourke, Australia witnesses the burial of an anonymous union labourer, who had drowned the previous day "while trying to swim some horses across a billabong of the Darling." The narrator, possibly Lawson himself, examines the level of respect the Bushfolk have for the dead, supplementing the story with his trademark dry, sardonic humour.
First published in Truth, 16 April 1893, under the title "A Bushman's Funeral: A Skecth For Life." Reprinted in The Country I Come From, Edinburgh and London, Blackwood, 1901; and The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories, The Penguin Group, 1986.
Original title: A Bushman's Funeral: A Sketch For Life
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories, the (1986) [Collection]
Author: Henry Lawson