Bill Wannan’s Great Book of Australian Humour
by Bill Wannan
Illustrated by Vane Lindesay
John Currey O’Neil Publishers, 1979, black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping, sunned spine, small part missing at top front, (see photographs)
“Here is the essence of Australian folk humour as it has been collected by the leading folklorist Bill Wannan. Through yarns, tall tales, legends and ballads, we meet the great Australian characters: shearers, stockmen, whingers and publications, swagmen and bush cooks – all introduced with uproarious humour.
These colourful characters, who first appeared in Bill Wannan’s Tales from Back O’ Burke and Bullockies, Beauts and Bandicoots, are now brought together in this omnibus edition.”