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Title   Bush 

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Author   WATSON Don  ISBN   9781926428697  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Hamish Hamilton, UK  Group   Reference View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Natural Hist  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2016 
Subject   Memoirs 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is or should be is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us? Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't. Via mountain ash and mallee, the birds and the beasts, slaughter, fire, flood and drought, swagmen, sheep and their shepherds, the strange and the familiar, the tragedies and the follies, the crimes and the myths and the hope u here is a journey that only our leading writer of non-fiction could take us on. At once magisterial in scope and alive with telling, wry detail, The Bushlets us see our landscape and its inhabitants afresh, examining what we have made, what we have destroyed, and what we have become in the process. No one who reads it will look at this country the same way again.

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