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The Resource Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Stories

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Great Australian Stories
Title
Great Australian Stories
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Summary
From pioneer tales to urban myths, folklore expert Graham Seal has gathered some of the best Australian stories from around the country. Tall tales and true, these are the stories we tell ourselves over and over again.'Great 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 FaheyAustralia 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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Seal, Graham
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
Label
Great Australian Stories
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2fb92789-c949-47c5-855f-454017dd00e4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741766523
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Great Australian Stories
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2fb92789-c949-47c5-855f-454017dd00e4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741766523
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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