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By Graham Seal

Yarns, legends, myths, jokes and anecdotes are our nationwide lifeblood. The home-grown and borrowed stories, informed and re-told over generations, supply an perception into the bigger nationwide tale of which each Australian has a part.

Was Breaker Morant the Gatton assassin? What occurred to Sniffling Jimmy and Black Mary? We revisit essentially the most vibrant characters in Australia's prior, and the tales that experience grown round them. We go searching for the genuine illywhacker and discover what occurred after the execution of our most renowned outlaw, Ned Kelly.

It takes a definite personality to make a dwelling within the Australian bush. within the such a lot tough occasions, laughter usually involves the rescue. listed below are pioneers and battlers, convicts and settler's little ones, and a land that assessments them with fireplace, flood and drought, all in tales resonant with Australia's unique wry humour. Dip into Larrikins, Bush stories and different nice Australian Stories for a flavor of Australia's wealthy background and traditions.

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