[Harry Stephens]

Henry Lawson, 1891

      Harry Stephens, shearer, discovered lying on a sheet of bark by the Camboon-road, with his bluey wrapped around him, dead. Identified by a union "Loyalty ticket".


      So the world of odds and evens
      ceased to trouble Harry Stephens,
      and the niggard road no longer echoes to his lonely tread.

      For another bushman found him
      with his 'bluey' wrapped around him,
      sleeping like a bushman, only sleeping with the mighty dead.

      And the shadows were upon him,
      and they found a ticket on him —
      just a relic of a battle that was lately lost and won.
      And it told the stray Camboonian
      he'd been loyal to his union
      (right or wrong) — he had been loyal to the strike of '91'.