The Best Australian Bush Stories

The Best Australian Bush Stories

Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond . an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743314395

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond . an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns

The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns

' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style.

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781761060854

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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'Aussies know how to spin a good yarn, and Graham Seal knows how to tell them.' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style. It takes a certain character to make a living in the Australian bush. In the most difficult situations, laughter often comes to the rescue. Here are pioneers and battlers, convicts and settler's children, and a land that tests them with fire, flood and drought, in stories resonant with Australia's distinctive wry humour. Originally published as two bestselling collections: Great Australian Stories and Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM
Categories: Fiction

Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories

Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories

These tales from police officers, nurses, funeral directors, priests, gravediggers and those left behind, show that bush ingenuity comes to the fore when coping with corpses that won't cooperate or can't be found, bodies that don't stay ...

Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9781460708859

Category: History

Page: 288

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'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast Bulletin We're nearing the end of the service and so I step closer in to do the last 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' bit. Just as I get to the edge of the grave, the soil gives away and in I go. Well, they reckon I was like a kangaroo. I hardly missed a beat. I went down into the grave like that, hit the coffin and I bounded back out in one big leap. And I'm now standing back up beside the grave, trying not to shake, while I continue with the service: 'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust'. Death doesn't mean the end of memorable stories from the bush. In fact, often it's just the beginning. These tales from police officers, nurses, funeral directors, priests, gravediggers and those left behind, show that bush ingenuity comes to the fore when coping with corpses that won't cooperate or can't be found, bodies that don't stay buried, and weather and wildlife trying to sabotage the best-planned funerals. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts of passing away and saying goodbye in the Australian bush is by turns, poignant, bizarre, heartbreaking and hilarious.
Categories: History

Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Stories is the most representative collection available of the stories?Aussies tell about themselves. Graham Seal explains where the stories come from, and why even the outright lies reveal a truth of sorts.

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742693736

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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From pioneer tales to urban myths, folklore expert Graham Seal has gathered some of the best Australian stories from around the country, and this?new edition contains?10 extra stories. Australia has a rich tradition of story telling that reflects?a unique history and experience. Great Australian Stories is the most representative collection available of the stories?Aussies tell about themselves. Graham Seal explains where the stories come from, and why even the outright lies reveal a truth of sorts.
Categories: Fiction

The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories

The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories

It was a truly beautiful bit of entirely Australian bush scenery ; a steep , rocky bank
for a back ground ; at its foot , a still , deep waterhole reflecting every leaf of the
twisted old white - stemmed gum trees that hung over it and dipped their heavy ...

Author: Mary Lord

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140273336

Category: Australia

Page: 341

View: 838

Categories: Australia

Best Australian Drinking Stories

Best Australian Drinking Stories

ALSO BY JIM HAYNES The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids Best Australian
Racing Stories The Great Australian Book of Limericks (2nd ed.) The Best
Australian Trucking Stories The Best Australian Sea Stories The Best Australian
Bush ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760870119

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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'It seemed like a good idea...at the time.' - the lament of many a morning after Rum, beer, scotch, wine, beer and more beer. For nearly 250 years Australian history has been punctuated with stories of booze and boozing. From Cook's voyages and the First Fleet to the Rum Rebellion, the mutiny of the 99th Regiment, the soldiers' riot of 1916, six o'clock closing and beyond, we've been a nation that likes a drink. With the eye of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes has collected the best yarns, verses, stories and anecdotes of our boozy history. He uncovers the good and the bad of our national character and its relationship with grog. He celebrates the social gift of alcohol and riotous moments of mateship and camaraderie, but he also offers salutary tales of its consequences - the hangovers, the suffering, the recriminations and the grave occasions subverted by drink. Amusing, wry, tragic and surprising, Best Australian Drinking Stories asks you to grab a glass of your favourite beverage, get comfy and enjoy this fascinating collection of stories about Australia's love affair with booze.
Categories: Humor

Great Australian Outback School Stories

Great Australian Outback School Stories

If your teacher commuted to school in a plane; if you had to watch out for rogue bulls rather than traffic; if your daily pick-up was done by a horse - you probably went to an outback school.this collection of more than sixty stories, ...

Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9781743098622

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 465

Fabulous yarns and memories of going to school and teaching in the Outback. If your teacher commuted to school in a plane; if you had to watch out for rogue bulls rather than traffic; if your daily pick-up was done by a horse - you probably went to an outback school. this collection of more than sixty stories, gathered by Bill 'Swampy' Marsh in his travels across Australia, perfectly captures the experience of life growing up in the outback. Whether you loved school or not, these stories will bring a smile to your face and maybe even a tear to your eye, as students and teachers alike share their yarns and memories of a time gone by. ...this little kid, he spun around at me and he snapped, 'Piss off, Miss.' Of course, I immediately replied with, 'Excuse me. In this school we always use our best manners when we talk to teachers and adults. So what should we say, then?' And this little kid, well, he looked up at me all sheepish and he said, 'Well then, Miss, piss off, PLEASE.'
Categories: Travel

The Best Australian Stories

The Best Australian Stories

And yet they stay fresh and new because they are also stories about something
else : nonconformism ; suburban anomie ; the transformation of the bush into
suburbs ; the great changes brought to our understandings of ourselves and our
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ISBN: IND:30000126792633

Category: Short stories, Australian

Page:

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Categories: Short stories, Australian

The Best Australian Stories 2001

The Best Australian Stories 2001

environment – half - comic half - hostile - of bush Australia . This is realism with a
romantic tinge but hinting not at the world of ' soaps ' but at the underlying
intimations of harmony that such things feed off . Bush harmonies and
disharmonies ...

Author: Peter Craven

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863950834

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 385

View: 925

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Categories: Australian fiction

The Greater Glory

The Greater Glory

A STORY OF LIFE AND ADVENTURE IN THE BUSH AND IN THE GOLD -
FIELDS OF AUSTRALIA . ... Arms , or any of its various successors , when we say
that Rolf Boldrewood has never done anything so good as A Modern Buccaneer .

Author: Maarten Maartens

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112041700003

Category: Dutch fiction

Page: 470

View: 908

Categories: Dutch fiction

The Best Australian Stories

The Best Australian Stories

custody arrangements and which parent they got on with best (those who were
lucky enough to see both). ... and when they began to bicker dangerously she
would distract them with hair-raising tales from the Australian bush, a landscape
they ...

Author: Black Inc.

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781921870163

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 287

The best of the best ... This essential book takes a decade of Best Australian Stories and selects the most outstanding short fiction by the country’s finest writers. These stories range widely in style and subject matter: there is drama and comedy, subtlety and extravagance, tales of suspense, love, fantasy, grief and revenge. Together they showcase the strength and diversity of Australian fiction at its very best. Contributors include: Murray Bail, Dorothy Johnston, Anna Krien, Patrick Cullen, Nicholas Shakespeare, Nam Le, Robert Drewe, Mandy Sayer, Paddy O’Reilly, Janette Turner Hospital, Delia Falconer, Kate Grenville, Peter Goldsworthy, Cate Kennedy, Eva Hornung, Gillian Mears, Steven Amsterdam, Tom Cho, Jessica Anderson, Campbell Mattinson, Luke Davies, Emily Ballou, Marion Halligan, Karen Hitchcock, Frank Moorhouse, Will Elliott, Amanda Lohrey, Tim Richards, Tara June Winch, Joan London, Liam Davison, Michael Meehan, Sonya Hartnett, Chloe Walker, Ryan O’Neill, Gerald Murnane and Tim Winton.
Categories: Fiction

The Best Australian Stories

The Best Australian Stories

From Tom's stories it seemed that in the classroom they were like caged animals;
tormentors. ... them along the tow paths, and when they began to bicker
dangerously she would distract them with hair-raising tales from the Australian
bush, ...

Author: ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459624870

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 704

View: 568

The best of the best This essential book takes a decade of Best Australian Stories and selects the most outstanding short fiction by the country's finest writers. These stories range widely in style and subject matter: there is drama and comedy, subtlety and extravagance, tales of suspense, love, fantasy, grief and revenge. Together they showcase the strength and diversity of Australian fiction at its very best. Contributors include: Murray Bail, Dorothy Johnston, Anna Krien, Patrick Cullen, Nicholas Shakespeare, Nam Le, Robert Drewe, Mandy Sayer, Paddy O'reilly, Janette Turner Hospital, Delia Falconer, Kate Grenville, Peter Goldsworthy, Cate Kennedy, Eva Hornung, Gillian Mears, Steven Amsterdam, Tom Cho, Jessica Anderson, Campbell Mattinson, Luke Davies, Emily Ballou, Marion Halligan, Karen Hitchcock, Frank Moorhouse, Will Elliott, Amanda Lohrey, Tim Richards, Tara June Winch, Joan London, Liam Davison, Michael Meehan, Sonya Hartnett, Chloe Walker, Ryan O'Neill, Gerald Murnane and Tim Winton.
Categories: Australian fiction

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Great tales of the turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar Jim Haynes. ALSO BY JIM
HAYNES The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories Australia's Best
Unknown Stories The Best Australian Yarns The Best Australian Bush Stories
The Best ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925268768

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

View: 507

Jim Haynes, Australia's favourite tale teller, loves the sport of kings as much as he loves Aussie yarns and bush verse. From country picnic tracks to the thoroughbred racecourses of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, from Archer to Black Caviar, from the mysterious punter Louis the Possum to the great trainer Bart Cummings, he brings these two great loves together in the biggest book of Australian racing stories ever. In these stories, full of the humour and romance of the track, Jim reminds us of the great champions, the tragedies, and the unique characters (equine and human) of racing. Here are stories of famous races and jockeys, touts and urgers, nose-to-nose battles and a rort or two, as well as country race meeting where anything can happen. This rich collection captures the heart and soul of the turf and reminds us exactly why a day at the races and having a punt are such an important part of the Australian spirit.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Best Australian Stories 2002

The Best Australian Stories 2002

Often enough she escaped from the kitchen to amble with them along the tow
paths , and when they began to bicker dangerously she would distract them with
hair - raising tales from the Australian bush , a landscape they imagined as more
 ...

Author: Peter Craven

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863951954

Category: Short stories, Australian

Page: 323

View: 646

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Categories: Short stories, Australian

Australia s Most Unbelievable True Stories

Australia s Most Unbelievable True Stories

ALSO BY JIM HAYNES The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids Best Australian
Racing Stories The Great Australian Book of Limericks (2nd ed) The Best
Australian Trucking Stories The Best Australian Sea Stories The Best Australian
Bush ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781952535703

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 965

Did you know that in 1932 the Australian army was called out to wage war on an invading army of 20,000...emus? Or that the first royal personage to arrive in Australia was the King of Iceland and he came as a convict? And how about the spooky phenomenon of the mischief-making Guyra Ghost? From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific tellers of yarns and bush tales, comes this ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, the surprising, the truly weird and the completely inexplicable. Told with a refreshing understatement, Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories vividly evokes a vanishing Australia when anything was possible, when characters were larger than life and the bizarre and strange were normal.
Categories: History

The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

ALSO BY JIM HAYNES Australia's Best Unknown Stories The Best Australian
Yarns The Best Australian Bush Stories The Best Australian Sea Stories The Best
Australian Trucking Stories Best Australian Racing Stories The Big Book of Verse
 ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925267563

Category: History

Page: 304

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They were shipped like sheep when the dawn was grey; And as the ships left Mudros Bay They squatted and perched where'er they could, And they laughed and swore as we knew they would. Knew they would- Knew they would; They laughed and swore as we knew they would. -Henry Lawson When 26,000 Anzac troops went ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, most were going into battle for the first time. These are their yarns, poems and recollections. their stories of recruitment, their memories of life in the trenches, their accounts of the fighting and their evocations of coming home. Here are the stories of Australian nurses tending the wounded, the Light Horsemen who had to leave their mounts in Egypt, and the strange bond between the Australians and their Turkish enemy. This is a collection full of poignancy, horror and sadness, as well as dry Aussie humour from one of Australia's most successful storytellers. It reminds us that Gallipoli was more than a military campaign. These are the forgotten stories and yarns that give heart to the Anzac legend.
Categories: History

Made in Australia

Made in Australia

HORT STORIES The Australian short story began as a chronicle of the bush and
reflected a preoccupation with the landscape and ... 1915 ) Hungerford ' s best -
known novels draw upon his war service years in New Guinea , New Britain and
 ...

Author: Alexandra Towle

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012558643

Category: Art, Australian

Page: 224

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Categories: Art, Australian

Great Australian Scams Cons and Rorts

Great Australian Scams  Cons and Rorts

A book of dodgy schemes and crazy dreams from the bush to the city Jim Haynes
. ALSO BY JIM HAYNES The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids Best Australian
Racing Stories The Great Australian Book of Limericks (2nd ed.) The Best ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760639693

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 906

'Australian history is...so curious and strange, that it...does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies... It is full of surprises, and adventures, and incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened.' - Mark Twain Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and maddest schemes, master storyteller Jim Haynes reminds us that we've never been shy of pulling a trick or two. So how did a clever bushman who 'couldn't lie straight in bed' steal a thousand head of cattle and get away with it even though he was caught 'red handed'? And what about the disappearing work of art that suddenly dissolved only to reappear at an auction years later? Or how about the butcher from Wagga who passed himself off as a French-born English duke to inherit a small fortune. And then there was the small matter of a horse, a tin of paint and a million dollar double-cross that became known as the Fine Cotton Affair. In only the way he can, Jim Haynes has collected a veritable 'Gullible's Tales' of unexpected and surprising true stories that may seem hard to believe!
Categories: History

The Best Australian Racing Stories

The Best Australian Racing Stories

The finest collection of writing about horse racing includes short stories, verse and anecdotes from some of Australia's best-loved writers.

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742691447

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 702

The finest collection of writing about horse racing includes short stories, verse and anecdotes from some of Australia's best-loved writers.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Truth

Truth

Best New Books . ON OCTOBER 28 . ACROSS WIDEST AFRICA . and THE
BEST and most thrilling volume on moun . ... Australian Bush life , A Lindsay o ' “
In its tenderness of outlook , in its wide grasp of the worth of character which lies
 ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112075841293

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