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The Resource They're a Weird Mob

They're a Weird Mob

Label
They're a Weird Mob
Title
They're a Weird Mob
Statement of responsibility
Nino Culotta
Title variation
  • They are a weird mob
  • Theyre a weird mob
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Just off the boat from Italy, Nino Culotta arrives in Sydney. He thought he spoke English but he's never heard anything like the language these Australians are speaking. They're a Weird Mob is an hilarious snapshot of the immigrant experience in Menzies-era Australia, by a writer with a brilliant ear for the Australian way with words. Introduction by Jacinta Tynan.John O'Grady (Nino Culotta) was born in Waverley on 9 October 1907. He wrote for most of his adult life, but did not publish a book until he dreamed up They're a Weird Mob to win a bet. He was fifty when it came out. It remains one of the most successful titles in Australian publishing history. In 1959 he published his famous comic poem 'The Integrated Adjective', better known as 'Tumba Bloody Rumba' in the Bulletin. He died in Sydney in 1981. Jacinta Tynan is an author, columnist for Sunday Life, and news presenter on Sky News. Her first book, Good Man Hunting, a memoir about looking for love, earned her the accolade 'Australia's answer to Carrie Bradshaw'. Her second book, Some Girls Do: My Life as a Teenager is an anthology of female authors writing the true story of their adolescence. Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation. textclassics.com.au 'A riotous comedy.' Age '...a rollicking comedy about an Italian journalist in Fifties Australia trying to get his head around the natives' vernacular. Anybody who has the subtitles on for Kath & Kim will get the joke.' Telegraph 'Nino Culotta encouraged Australians to laugh at themselves, while providing a walloping hint for the 'New Australians' who were gracing our shores: 'Get yourself accepted...and you will enter a world that you never dreamed existed,' he wrote. 'And once you have entered it, you will never leave it.' The book remains just as relevant today: Weird Mob is about good people trying to make a go of things. With its rollicking and affectionate humour, it showcases our manners, our wit and our distinctive vernacular - where 'they open their mouths no more than is absolutely necessary'.' Jacinta Tynan
Summary
Just off the boat from Italy - the north - Nino Culotta arrives in Sydney. He thought he spoke English but he's never heard anything like the language these Australians are speaking. They're a Weird Mob is an hilarious snapshot of the immigrant experience in Menzies-era Australia, by a writer with a brilliant ear for the Australian way with words.
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10634875
Cataloging source
ANL
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1907-1981
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  • Culotta, Nino
  • Tynan, Jacinta
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
They're a Weird Mob
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0ecb1dc0-772a-4135-a746-4d4df2c1e497
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921921346
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
They're a Weird Mob
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0ecb1dc0-772a-4135-a746-4d4df2c1e497
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921921346
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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