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The Resource Great Australian stories : legends, yarns and tall tales, Graham Seal

Great Australian stories : legends, yarns and tall tales, Graham Seal

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Great Australian stories : legends, yarns and tall tales
Title
Great Australian stories
Title remainder
legends, yarns and tall tales
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Graham Seal
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Language
eng
Summary
Aust'n. ᇲeat Australian Stories is true to its title as it wanders from bush track to spooky hollow, follows the path of yowies and bunyips, searches for Lasseter's Reef, meets Dad and Dave and, on a different path, Henny-Penny, and then rambles into the cities where just as many entertaining characters are ready to tell stories.' From the foreword by Warren Fahey Australia has a rich tradition of story telling that reflects our unique history and experience. Great Australian Stories gathers some of the best of our stories from colonial times to the present, with bush yarns, tall stories, urban myths, and tales of the mysterious and downright weird. This is an Australia of down-to-earth realism, tragedy and heroism, dry humour, an unexpectedly wide supernatural streak, and a strong sense of place. Stories feature cocky farmers, numbskulls like the drongo, bunyips, famous tricksters like Jacky Bindi-I and the world's greatest whinger, as well as larger than life real characters like the sad Eliza Donnithorne. With favourite yarns from around the country, Great Australian Stories is the most representative collection available of the stories we tell about ourselves. Graham Seal explains where the stories come from, and why even the outright lies reveal a truth of sorts
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1950-
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Seal, Graham
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  • Folklore
  • Australian literature
Label
Great Australian stories : legends, yarns and tall tales, Graham Seal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 267-274
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27686528
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9781741758474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27686528
  • (Sirsi) 27686528
Label
Great Australian stories : legends, yarns and tall tales, Graham Seal
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 267-274
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27686528
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9781741758474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27686528
  • (Sirsi) 27686528

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