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Robert L. Ross
Whereabouts Press, 1998 - Travel - 239 pages
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Journey down under in the company of Australia's finest writers. From stories of survival in the bush to vacationing at the beach, from immigrants adjusting to the new land to aboriginal displacement to the city, these twenty-five enthralling stories allow the reader to cover this large continent in a most imaginative way. Ranging from the colonial period to contemporary Australia, these stories invoke the alluring scent of gum trees, the exotic kangaroos and dingoes, the busy city streets of Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and the vast and mysterious outback, as well as some unforgettable Australian characters and their voices. By traveling with the greatest Australian writers who know the land best, readers can more deeply experience the culture of this country and the rich tradition of its literature. Contributors include Thea Astley, Murray Bail, Barbara Baynton, Peter Carey, Eleanor Dark, Robert Drewe, Helen Garner, Xavier Herbert, Janette Turner Hospital, Elizabeth Jolley, C.J. Koch, David Malouf, Oodgeroo and Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Henry Lawson, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Steele Rudd, Mandy Sayer, Arthur Upfield, Judah Waten, Archie Weller, Patrick White, Michael Wilding, Tim Winton, and B. Wongar.

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Australia must be very hot & dry based on the details of many of these stories. I enjoyed this introduction to a wide variety of Australian writers and look forward to reading more by many of them. Read full review


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Ross has been writing advertising for most of his adult life.

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