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The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore by Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal

The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore by Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore

Edited by Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal

Oxford University Press, 1993, ISBN 0195530578, black and white photographic plates, hardcover dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)

“Some of Australia’s best-known writers, folklorists, and academics have contributed articles to the Companion.  Entries range from the descriptive (Gumleaf playing) to the analytical (Popular culture and folklore); from county halls to graffiti to archival preservation of audio tapes; from the bunyip to rebetika (Greek blues); from chain letters to patchwork quilts and Wagga rugs.  Also included are biographies of notables  in the folklore field, and short entries on myths and heroes such as Ned Kelly, Henry Lawson, ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’ and ‘The Dog on the Tucker Box’.  Many entries contain references for those wishing to read further on a particular topic, and an appendix supplies bibliographic guidance for researchers.”

 

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