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The book of Australian popular rhymed verse : a classic collection of entertaining and recitable poems and verse -- from Henry Lawson to Barry Humphries

Author: Jim Haynes; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : National government publication : English
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This outstanding, definitive collection of Australian rhymed verse, brings together more than a thousand ditties, bush verse, folk poems, doggerel, rhymed verse and classic poetry.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Haynes; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 9780733319044 0733319041
OCLC Number: 271295292
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 811 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The bush --
Aussie humour --
Opinion and philosophy --
Heroes and icons --
Creatures --
Patriotism and pride --
Characters --
Satire and sarcasm --
Faith and belief --
Love and longing --
War --
Racing --
Nostalgia and memories --
Birds --
Sheep and shearers --
Sport --
Booze --
Complaints and curses --
Station life and cattle --
Town and city --
Marriage and matrimony --
The arts --
Tall stories --
Bushmen and bullockies --
Sadness and sorrow --
Landscapes and seasons.
Responsibility: Jim Haynes.

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This outstanding, definitive collection of Australian rhymed verse, brings together more than a thousand ditties, bush verse, folk poems, doggerel, rhymed verse and classic poetry.

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