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Treasury of Australian Folklore by Walter Stone

Treasury of Australian Folklore by Walter Stone

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Treasury of Australian Folklore

Introduced by Walter Stone

Rigby, 1980, [First Edition], ISBN 0727012665, black and white illustrations throughout text, sepia photographic endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear,  some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription and details on title page, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, discoloration to spine (see photographs)

“Here is a book that reveals the true richness of our folklore in a selection of writings as fresh as a breeze from the Australian bush.  Our most treasured poems, songs and stories are here, but here are also tales, stranger than fiction, drawn from our forgotten past, ranging from the horrors of shipwrecks to the exploits of bushrangers and early explorers, form ghost stories to accounts of life int eh bush and the pioneers, drovers and bullockies who forged a national dream; there is a humour galore.
The selection ranges freely over most aspects of our folk history, form stories of the Aborigines, the first Australians, to accounts of Australia’s legendary fame in fields as far apart as sport and war.  A century ago Mark Twain wrote: “Australian history… is full of surprises and adventures and incongruities and contradictions; but they are all true, they all happened.” Since then, Australians have added to their own folklore, for the subject is an ever-growing thing.”

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