Bill Wannan

//Bill Wannan
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  • A treasure house of Australiana from every aspect of life, every era and divided into months of the year. So many things are covered:  the humour of 'Mo' and Lennie Lower, the poetry of Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall, quotations from statesmen and many unique news and magazine articles that reflect the singular Australian ethos and way of life.  Illustrated with archival black and white photographs.

  • A selection from classic Australian authors... Stories in this volume: Death of a Brumby, Boland Robinson; The Boundary-Rider's Goanna, Spoils to the Victor and King of the Scrub,  Henry C. Lamond;The Grey Kangaroo, Alan Marshall; The Mullet and The Catch, Vance Palmer; The Good Season and Return of the Hunter, Frank Dalby Davison; The Gleam of His Wing, Eric Lambert; Bush Cats, Henry Lawson; Native Dog and The Perch, Dal Stivens; The Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Geoffrey Dutton; On The Reef and The Darling Cod, George Farwell; 'The Breaking', R. Wilkes Hunter; Emperors, John Bechervaise; Crows, Dowell O'Reilly; The Pelican and Gun Dog, Cecil Mann; In Crocodile Land, Ion Idriess; Painted Finches, Katharine Susannah Prichard; The White Dingo, Younger Hillman; The Plover, M. Barnard Brereton; The Overseer, Jack Hyett; The Great Stampede, Carl Warbuton and W.K. Robertson; The Hunter, E. Dithmack; Old Harry's Groper, W.N. Scott.
  • A rich collection of the unlikely, the most celebrated and the funniest Aussie yarns, together with tall tales, legends and bush verse.
  • A collection of Aussie popular humor:  a feast of fables, sayings, rhymes, recitations, local characters and stories tall and short, told by Aussies in typical Aussie manner. First published as Fair Go, Spinner.
  • Here is a roistering view of Australian from the time of the First Fleet onwards, as seen by men and women who expressed their opinions of the country and each other in language forthright, abusive, wistful or cheerful.  Described as impossible to put down.
  • A double volume of the finest, funniest, most dramatic yarns, ballads, sayings, legends, traditi0ns and superstitions of the Australian.
  • Chapters include: King Billy's Breeches by Marcus Clarke; "Barefooted Bob" in Melbourne by Tom Collins; A Post-Cup Tale by C.J. Dennis and Bradman and the Burglar by Lennie Lower.
  • Australian insults, invective, ridicule and abuse as only Australians could invent!  From lords and ladies, governors and generals and even Ned Kelly - on all topics from Explosive Explorers to Royalty Rebuked.  Here is some of the real Australian history.