A Collection of Australian Bush Verse

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A Collection of Australian Bush Verse

Photography by Gary Lewis

Peter Antill-Rose and Associates, 1991, full-colour photographs, hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, dustjacket, ISBN 1862820341

Near Fine Condition, previous owners inscription blacked out on flyleaf, very minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket is contact protected with minor edge and shelf wear

'Today, most Australians live in cities, caught up in the frenzy of twentieth century life.  Very few of us would read Byron, Shelley or Chaucer; it seems poetry is not the most popular subject for Australians.
But what about Henry Lawson and 'Banjo' Paterson? Now that's different!
Even though the traditional Australian way of life has almost disappeared, we all love to identify with it; the little Aussie battlers, the swaggies, the shearers, the cattlemen and the old bush characters. It's all part of our heritage.
This collection of Australian Bush Verse brings to life these characters through the poetry of Henry Lawson, 'Banjo' Paterson, Adam Lindsay Gordon, and others.
The unique photography of Gary Lewis makes you realise life might not be so different today out beyond the Black Stump, if we cared to take the time to look.'