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              The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids
               

              The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids (Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids is the most comprehensive, authoritative and definitive book of poetry ever published in Australia for children. In this wonderfully eclectic collection the famous rub shoulders with schoolyard rhymes, alphabets and nonsense verse.

              ISBN 9781742370842
              Published AU 1 Nov 2009
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children
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              The Great Australian Book of Limericks
               

              The Great Australian Book of Limericks (Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              Everyone knows at least one limerick. Here are all the limericks you can remember, and many you can't recall but wished you could - from childhood ones to some very adult ones. Jim Haynes has arranged more than a thousand limericks according to type.

              ISBN 9781742373270
              Published AU 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Best Australian Drinking Stories

              Best Australian Drinking Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              'In Australia there is always the refuge of a regular booze-up with the boys. Suspicion of one's peers is thus temporarily dissolved in plenty of alcohol - Australia's national solvent.' Ronald Conway, Author and psychologist, 1976 Alcohol has played a major, quite disproportiona...te, role in the history of our nation since 1769 and Jim finds that fascinating. He also finds it quite informative when we come to analyse and understand our 'national character', our social history and accepted cultural attitudes over those 250 years. Researching and retelling the alcohol related history of Cook's voyages, the First Fleet, the Rum Rebellion, the mutiny of the 99th Regiment, the soldiers riot of 1916 and the effects of six o clock closing has been an enlightening exercise for Jim. Exploring the impact on our alcoholic history by characters like James Cook, Joseph Banks, John MacArthur, James Squire, William Bligh, Lachlan Macquarie, Peter Degraves and others has made him develop a true admiration for some of them, a grudging admiration for others and an understanding of just how wicked and self-serving some of our founding fathers were. Some of the stories in this collection celebrate the social gift of alcohol. Riotous evenings of complete surrender to Bacchus, or business deals sealed with booze, grave social occasions subverted by drink - and Henry Lawson's apology and justification for alcoholism. Other stories are salutary tales that deal with the consequences of getting 'roaring drunk': the hangovers, sufferings and recriminations of the regular binge drinker, the physical and psychological results of drinking - the harsh realities. And still others represent the darker side of drinking and alcoholism; some are accounts of people finally facing some harsh alcoholic reality - either private or social. So, here is a collection of history, anecdotes, stories, verse and literature about Australian drinking. Jim hopes it is a collection that is amusing, informative, entert
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              ISBN 9781760632908
              Published AU 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Best Australian Sea Stories: Our Land is Girt by Sea
               

              The Best Australian Sea Stories: Our Land is Girt by Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              A dazzling collection of writing about the sea - from first-hand accounts of ocean voyages to stories by Banjo Paterson and Mark Twain - from Australia's most successful Australiana author.

              ISBN 9781742371252
              Published AU 1 Nov 2012
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              The Big Book of Australia's War Stories: A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam

              The Big Book of Australia's War Stories: A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns from the Boer War to Vietnam (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              Here are the stories of Australia's iconic battles and campaigns from the time of federation to the Vietnam War. Some are still household names, although their historical significance may be a mystery to most Aussies. Others are barely remembered now, but are part in our history ...and deserve to be retold. Most importantly, this collection demonstrates the extraordinary courage, resilience, stoic humour, personal heroism and sacrifice that created the legend of the Aussie digger, soldiers, sailors and airmen who did things their own way and earned the undying respect of both their allies and their enemies. These are the stories that explain Australia's wartime reputation. Fifteen years before Gallipoli, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writing of stoic Australian courage, would say, 'When the ballad makers of Australia seek for a subject, let them turn to Elands River'. Of Gallipoli, a British officer called the cheerful, insubordinate Aussies 'the bravest thing God ever made'. And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshall Montgomery's chief of staff remarked, before the Normandy invasion, 'I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning'.
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              ISBN 9781760875619
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
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              Australia'S Most Unbelievable True Stories

              Australia'S Most Unbelievable True Stories (Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              Did you know that in 1932 the Australian army was called out to wage war on an invading army of 20,000...emus? Or that the first royal personage to arrive in Australia was the King of Iceland and he came as a convict? And how about the spooky phenomenon of the mischief-making Guy...ra Ghost? From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific tellers of yarns and bush tales, comes this ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, the surprising, the truly weird and the completely inexplicable. Told with a refreshing understatement, Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories vividly evokes a vanishing Australia when anything was possible, when characters were larger than life and the bizarre and strange were normal.
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              ISBN 9781760632410
              Published AU 27 Jun 2018
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              The Best Australian Bush Stories

              The Best Australian Bush Stories (Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              Australia's national character and spirit have always been defined, rightly or wrongly, by 'the bush'. This entertaining, thought-provoking, humorous, nostalgic and, above all, highly readable collection of stories for the modern reader shows why the romance endures. From Jim Hay...nes, one of our most successful and prolific Australiana authors, comes a collection of classic and iconic stories from the remote outback, cattle station, wheat farm and rural town. The bush is where our iconic characters are found living in, taking refuge or exploring, whether an Aboriginal Australians, explorer, squatter, bushranger or stockman. Here are the big names of Australian bush writing and the lesser known writers who have been forgotten, but whose reputations are long overdue for revival. Enjoy these bush gems by Henry Lawson, Marcus Clarke, Banjo Paterson, Henry Handel Richardson, Steele Rudd, Kenneth Cook, Brian James, EO Schlunke, AC McCay, D'Arcy Niland and more.
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              ISBN 9781760529079
              Published AU 5 Aug 2019
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              An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse
               

              An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

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              A comprehensive collection of poems. The author is a well known singer and performer on the bush circuit, and has a popular Australia wide radio show.

              ISBN 9780733310225
              Published AU 1 Oct 2002
              Publisher ABC Books
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              An Australian Heritage of Verse
               

              An Australian Heritage of Verse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Haynes, Jim

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              This is the most comprehensive and definitive collection of Australian rhymed verse ever published in one volume. Features hundreds of classics from Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Will Ogilvie, Harry Morant, CJ Dennis and the like along with contemporary writers like Bruce Simpson..., Ted Egan, Eric Boyle and Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
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              ISBN 9780733308987
              Published AU 1 Oct 2000
              Publisher ABC Books
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              On All Fronts: Australia's Participation in World War II
               

              On All Fronts: Australia's Participation in World War II (Paperback)

              By Haynes, Jim

              A unique account of Australia's participation in WWII and how it changed Australia for ever.

              ISBN 9780733326004
              Published AU 1 Aug 2010
              Publisher ABC Books
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