Henry George Lamond
Lamond was born at Carl Creek in Queensland's Gulf country and educated at Brisbane Grammar School and the Queensland Agricultural College. From 1902 to 1927 he worked at jobs ranging from jackeroo to horse-breaker to manager on various properties in western Queensland. From 1927 to 1937 he leased the Molle Islands in the Whitsunday Group near Proserpine, Queensland, farmed on South Molle Island and established a mail service to the mainland. In 1937 he moved to a farm at Lindum, Brisbane. He had been writing short stores and magazine articles since the 1920s, but from the 1930s he was increasingly supporting himself and his family through his writing. His work was popular not only in Australia but also in Britain and the USA.
In 1910 Lamond married Eileen Meta Olive McMillan. The couple had a daughter and two sons, one of whom, Hal, was killed in 1942 while serving with the Royal Australian Airforce. Lamond died in Brisbane, surviving his wife by a year.
Books written by Lamond include:
- 1931 – Horns and Hooves: handling stock in Australia. Country Life: London.
- 1934 – An Aviary on the Plains. Angus & Robertson: Sydney.
- 1934 – Tooth and Talon: tales of the Australian wild. Angus & Robertson: Sydney.
- 1937 – Amathea: the story of a horse. Angus & Robertson: Sydney.
- 1943 – Kilgour's Mare. W. Morrow & Co: New York.
- 1945 – Dingo: the story of an outlaw. W. Morrow & Co: New York.
- 1946 – Brindle Royalist: a story of the Australian plains. W. Morrow & Co: New York.
- 1949 – White Ears the Outlaw: the Story of a Dingo. Angus & Robertson: Sydney.
- 1953 – Kangaroo. J. Day Co: New York.
- 1953 – Big Red. Sun Books: Melbourne.
- 1954 – The Manx Star: a story of the Australian plains. Faber & Faber: London.
- 1955 – Towser. The Sheep Dog. Faber & Faber: London.
- 1958 – The Red Ruin Mare. Faber & Faber: London.
- 1959 – Sheep Station. Faber & Faber: London.
- 1966 – Etiquette of Battle. Lansdowne Press: Melbourne.