Great Australian Shearing Stories
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Code: BSMISBN: 9780733322310Format: SoftcoverSeries: ShearingPages: 278Country of Origin: AustraliaAge Group: AdultSize: 13 x 20
The shearer, so much part of the Australian economy when the country lived on the sheep's back, is now beginning to vanish into mythology.Bill 'Swampy' Marsh began collecting shearing stories several years ago, and when he was interviewed on the Sunday morning ABC radio program 'Summer All Over', he was inundated with callers from all over Australia, all keen to pass on their own.
The result, a collection that brings to life a world of outback stations, larrikins, rouseabouts, sagacions dogs and occasionally strange cooks, is a worthy addition not only to the bush yarn but to Australian social history.