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The Resource 'Swampy' : tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond, Bill Marsh

'Swampy' : tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond, Bill Marsh

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'Swampy' : tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond
Title
'Swampy'
Title remainder
tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Bill Marsh
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For me, Beckom was one vast playground. From the plover-infested homestead to its dam crawling with yabbies; along the meandering mysteries of the Mirrool Creek; up to the forgotten pine forest; over to the dusty silos of harvest; this was my backyard. I could leave home at sunrise and return ragged at sunset, my heart overflowing with a day of games and adventures. What more does a kid need? In this collection of stories, Bill 'Swampy' Marsh takes us from his childhood in a small outback town in the 1950s and coming of age at an all-boys bush boarding school, to his journey as an adult, when he revisits and reflects on youth by travelling in his father's footsteps through rural Australia. Loveable and eccentric characters are brought to life with humour and affection as we are led through mateship and manhood, cricket and footy, young love and heartbreak, battlers and larrikins, courage and loyalty. These are tales of everyday life in rural Australia. The simple things. The important things
  • Biographies and Autobiographies
  • Country Life;
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
general
Label
'Swampy' : tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond, Bill Marsh
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Publication
Note
Swampy is a revised, compilation edition of Bill Marsh's first three books: Beckom (pop. 64) (1988), Old Yankonian daze (1995) and Looking for Dad (1998)
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
32469536
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780733330551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 32469536
  • (Sirsi) 32469536
Label
'Swampy' : tall tales and true from boyhood and beyond, Bill Marsh
Publication
Note
Swampy is a revised, compilation edition of Bill Marsh's first three books: Beckom (pop. 64) (1988), Old Yankonian daze (1995) and Looking for Dad (1998)
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
32469536
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780733330551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 32469536
  • (Sirsi) 32469536

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