A fabulous collection of bush yarns, ballads and tall tales as only Australians can tell them. Evolving from camp-fire embers, outback shearing sheds, bush pubs and lonely outstations, they are fine examples of the laconic and sardonic humor that got Australians through the travails of a harsh environment, vast spaces and the loneliness within those spaces. Old swaggies, young greenhorns, rabbiters, cockie farmers and pompous squatters  all make their appearance.