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Great Bush Stories : Colourful Yarns And True Tales From Life On The Land - Graham Seal

Great Bush Stories

Colourful Yarns And True Tales From Life On The Land

Paperback Published: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781760633042
Number Of Pages: 296

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Tales from life on the land and outback adventures continue to intrigue, puzzle and entertain us. This collection is Graham Seal at his best.

The tradition of yarns from the bush goes back to the earliest days in Australia. Colourful rural characters and dramatic incidents parade through our history and folklore, entertaining and appalling us in equal measure.

Graham Seal has gathered classic and little-known stories from when most Australians lived outside the cities, and communication was by dirt track or boat. There's the time when farmers used their Ferguson tractors to save a town from floodwaters; when soldiers took on mobs of emus devastating the wheat crop; the Lady Bushranger who lived rough in a cave; Bob the railway dog who hitched rides on trains for years; and the many dubious strategies devised against the pesky bush fly over the years.

True or more than a little exaggerated, these stories reflect the distinctive way of life of rural and outback folk which continues to this day.

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'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM

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Introduction: The sunburnt country

1.Bush ways

2. Bush folk

3. Plagues and perishes

4.Pastimes and pleasures

5. Wrongdoing

6. Where the dead men lie

7. Hard yakka

8. Stringybark and greenhide

9. Mysteries

10.A land without limits

ISBN: 9781760633042
ISBN-10: 1760633046
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 24th October 2018
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3

Graham Seal

About the Author

Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University, and a leading expert on traditional Australian culture.

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