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My Kind of Country by Bill Wannan

My Kind of Country by Bill Wannan

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My Kind of Country

Yarns Ballads Legends Traditions

by Bill Wannan

Illustrated by R. G. Edwards

Rigby, 1967, [First Edition], black and white line drawings, illustrated title page, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on front endpaper, protected dustjacket attached to cover, sunned spine (see photographs)

“My Kind of Country gives a roistering view of Australia from the days of the First Fleet onwards… as seen by the men and women who expressed their opinions of the country (and each other) in language forthright, abusive, wistful or gay.  Once you start reading, it’s almost impossible to stop.  It is like meeting face-to-face a procession of the people who fought, cursed, suffered, worked, and guffawed their way through history; the folk who hammered a new country into submission and in doing so forged the Australian character as it is today.  Convicts, soldiers, swaggies, bushmen, bushrangers, bullockies, larrikins, fine ladies, and factory drabs, squatters, and shearers, poets, Pommies and politicians – they are all here, applauding or insulting each other and their country in vigorously colourful terms.”

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