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Author: D'Arcy Niland Genre: Classics
His style is realistically forthright and uninhibited, his prose crisp, and, at times, tremendously vivid' Walkabout A shiralee is a swag, a burden, a bloody millstone – and that's what four-year-old Buster is to her father, Macauley.  He takes the child on the road with him to spite his wife, but months pass and still no word comes to ask for the little girl back.  Strangers to each other at first, father and daughter drift aimlessly through the dusty towns of Australia, sleeping rough and relying on odd jobs for food and money.  Buster's resilience and trust slowly erode Macauley's...
Author: Banjo Patterson Genre: Classics, Poetry
A beautiful new edition of the complete poems of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson When a young man submitted a set of verses to the BULLEtIN in 1889 under the pseudonym 'the Banjo', it was the beginning of an enduring tradition. today Banjo Paterson is still one of Australia's best-loved poets.this complete collection of his verse shows the bush balladeer at his very best with favourites such as 'A Bush Christening', 'the Man from Ironbark', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and the immortal 'the Man from Snowy River'. these well-known verses are joined here by his comic verse, his remarkable war poems,...
Author: Miles Franklin Genre: Classics
My Career Goes Bung: Purporting to be the Autobiography of Sybylla Penelope Melvyn is a satirical novel by Australian author Stella "Miles" Franklin, and the sequel to her widely acclaimed debut novel, My Brilliant Career. Written 1902−1904, revised c. 1935, but not published until 1946, 45 years after the previous work, it was written "as a corrective" to public perceptions of autobiographical details in what was supposedly fiction. Under the title of "The End of My Career",[3] it was initially rejected by Angus & Robertson, the major Australian-based publisher, not just for its overt feminism, as is often claimed, but...
Author: Miles Franklin Genre: Classics
"My Brilliant Career" is the story of Sybylla, a headstrong young girl growing up in early 20th century Australia. Sybylla rejects the opportunity to marry a wealthy young man in order to maintain her independence. As a consequence she must take a job as a governess to a local family to which her father is indebted. "My Brilliant Career" is an early romantic novel by this popular Australian author.
Author: Henry Lawson Genre: Classics, Poetry
“Complete Works of Henry Lawson” Contains: •An aesthetic cover page. •A beginning click-able Table of Contents for all titles. •Inner click-able Tables of Contents for all individual books with multiple chapters. •Nicely organized chapters and text. Author’s works include: •SHORT STORIES IN PROSE AND VERSE •WHILE THE BILLY BOILS •VERSES POPULAR AND HUMOROUS •THE ROMANCE OF THE SWAG •SEND ROUND THE HAT •SKYLINE RIDERS AND OTHER VERSES •WHEN I WAS KING AND OTHER VERSES •THE RISING OF THE COURT AND OTHER SKETCHES IN PROSE AND VERSE •FOR AUSTRALIA •TRIANGLES OF LIFE AND OTHER STORIES •MY ARMY, O, MY ARMY! AND...