Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners.
Drawn from the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, all the stories in this collection in some way capture the spirit of the young Australian nation. Some are humorous, others stark, even horrifying, but all are entertaining - and in some way add to the picture of Australia's emerging national characters.
From Steel Rud's humous Dad and Dave stories and Barbara Bayton's stark tales to Henry Lawson's brilliant depictions of shearers, swaggies, selectors, drovers and their families, these stories conjure up both the hardship and the poignancy of life in Australia. (back cover)