Lance Fallaw, ‘A Queensland House-Warming’

An Edition


  • Patrick Buckridge Griffith University



Lance Fallaw, literary journalism


Lance Fallaw was born in Gateshead in the north of England in 1876. He graduated in Arts at the University of Durham, developing a deep love of English literature which he carried with him for the rest of his life as an itinerant literary journalist. In 1900, after working for a few years in Newcastle-on-Tyne, he took his leave of Britain forever, first going to South Africa, where he worked as a journalist, mainly in Durban, for about six years, thence to Rockhampton in 1906.

Author Biography

Patrick Buckridge, Griffith University

Patrick Buckridge lectures in literature in the School of Humanities at Griffith University. He has published widely on Australian literature and reading, and is the author of a biography of Brian Penton (1994) and co-editor, with Belinda McKay, of By the Book, a literary history of Queensland (2007).


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Lance., Fallaw, An Ampler Sky. London: Macmillan, 1909.

Patrick, Buckridge, and McKay, Belinda, eds. By the Book: A Literary History of Queensland. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2006.

Henry., Kendall, Poetical Works. Melbourne: Currey O'Neil, 1981.

Green, H.M., A History of Australian Literature, Vol. 1, 1789–1923. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1961.

Hornibrook, J.H., Bibliography of Queensland verse, with biographical notes. Brisbane: Government Printing Office, 1953.

Hadgraft, Cecil H., Queensland and Its Writers: 100 Years – 100 Authors. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1959.



How to Cite

Buckridge, P. (2009). Lance Fallaw, ‘A Queensland House-Warming’: An Edition. Queensland Review, 16(1), 95–103.