Faces in the Street

a novel by Pip Wilson

 

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Contents

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Chapter

 

1  On the wallaby, back o’ Bourke

2  Louisa Lawson and young Henry come to Sydney

3  Haymarket Bombing; Louisa accepts a life-changing offer

4  The Republican Riot; Henry is published

5  Louisa founds a newspaper

6  Henry meets Orpheus Myron McAdoo

7  Henry decides to assert his independence

8  Henry meets Mary Cameron; a visit to the slums

9  A famous stranger in The Domain

10  Louisa sends Henry to Western Australia

11  Henry vainly waits to hear from Mary; Dr Keating

12  Adolphus Taylor, ‘The Mudgee Camel’

13  Louisa and Henry gain advancement

14  If blood should stain the wattle

15  The Active Service Brigade HQ

16  Henry drinks with Jack Lang and meets Edwin Brady

17  So you’re back from up the country, Mr Lawson

18  How Henry came to be in the Outback

19  Billy Lane and the Workingman’s Paradise ; Petrie’s bomb

20  A game of billiards with the royal stranger

21  Hard Cash in West’s Bush

22  The Royal Tar sails to Paradise ; SS Aramac bombed

23  ‘Rejected’; Benno the Blockboy does well for himself

24  Henry goes to Maoriland, and an ASB frolic

25  Billy McLean shot; Once a jolly swagman

26  Rough time at the Edison Kinetoscope

27  A victory for women; Henry’s first book

28  A meeting with Mark Twain

29  Henry meets Bertha Bredt, skylarks with Jacky Moses

30  Trouble for Bertha

31  A pound to pay the parson

32  When your pants begin to go

33  Luncheon with the Quong Tarts

34  The shame of going back

35  Seven miles from Sydney and 1,000 miles from care

36  Another passage to New Zealand

37  Mary gets hitched; Mangamaunu

38  Norton horsewhipped; earthquake in Wellington

39  Henry lands a cushy lurk

40  Norton christens Parliament; Henry misbehaves

41  The Dawn and Dusk Club; Miles Franklin

42  Louisa injured; Lawsons’ baby; departure for England

43  Henry Lawson’s final Wisitation

44  Henry and Bertha in England ; Louisa’s struggle

45  Life at Charlton; meeting with a Gypsy; Bertha’s tragedy

46  ‘Scurrilous and criminal’ rumours; Norton in court

47  Henry and Bertha reconciled; Charlie Lawson goes berserk

48  The Lawsons and Gilmores escape England together

49  Henry races to be with Hannah; Quong Tart bashed

50  Deep trouble at Fairy Bower; Lawsons’ judicial separation

51  How the gold bug dropped

52  Henry Lawson’s last faces in the street

Glossary  More than 900 words and terms defined

Biographies  People in the story, or mentioned in it

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