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The Australian by Bill Wannan

The Australian by Bill Wannan

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The Australian

Yarns Ballads Legends Traditions

by Bill Wannan

Illustrated by Vane Lindesay

Rigby, 1975, ISBN 0851797989, black and white line drawings, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing chipping and small tears, sunned spine (see photographs)

“Australia’s leading folklore authority presents here the finest, funniest, most dramatic yarns, ballads, sayings, legends, superstitions, anecdotes and traditions of the Australian people.  All the memorable figures who forged the Australian character – convicts, soldiers, swaggies, bushmen, bushrangers, bullockies, larrikins, fine ladies and factory drabs, squatters and shearers, poets, Pommies and politicians – are here; applauding or insulting each other or their country in vigorously colourful terms.  For the first time, Bill Wannan’s best-selling The Australian is coupled with its successful sequel My Kind of Country in an omnibus volume which represents the culmination of the author’s lifelong investigation into what has made Australians what they are.”

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