By any standard this is a splendid book, and coming as it does on the occasion of the Lawson Centenary it makes a fitting tribute. Here, gathered into one volume for the first iime, is all the verse Lawson wrote up till the time he settled in England at the end of 1900. “ The Ballad of the Drover”, “Faces in the Street", “ The Star of Australasia”, “Second Class Wait Here”, “ The Uncultured Rhyme r to his Cultured Critics” — verses as well known as these need no introduction.
Recommended CitationBooks: Henry Lawson, Collected Verse Vol. 1: 1885-900, Australian Left Review, 1(10), 1967, 80.