I can honestly report that he went away, poor dear fellow, as well as could be expected. He was pale and had been crying and (Henry said) had broken down in the railway carriage after leaving Higham Station, but only for a short time…
Lawson used Irish characters in his multicultural cast as a literary device, in the main a comic one
The book really gets into its stride examining the ins and outs of the Kelly trial – especially the ineptitude of Kelly’s lawyer.
The exact circumstances about the love affair, Banjo’s break up with his fiancé Sarah Riley, and the death of the Swagman may never be known.
to what extent was Furphy the product of the Bulletin writing academy