A Collection of Australian Bush Verse
Photography by Gary Lewis
Peter Antill-Rose and Associates, 1991, full page colour photographs throughout, illustrated photographic hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"Today, most Australians line 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."
Henry Lawson, A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson, W. M. Fleming, 'The Page', Adam Lindsay Gordon, Barcroft Boake, Will H. Oglivie, Hubert H 'Barwon' Parry, Walter William Head, 'John Drayman', Harry Morant 'The Breaker', Henry Kendall, Thomas E. Spencer, Edward Dyson, Charles Harpur, Ernest Favenc