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              Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High
                

              Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High (Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Seal, Graham

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              Headless bikers on the highways; tummies exploding at work; garden gnomes taking international holidays. In this edition, the author tracks down over 100 contemporary Australian legends.

              ISBN 9780732269869
              Published AU 27 Jul 2001
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang
               

              Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang (Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              A comprehensive collection of Australian rhyming slang, in all its fascinating and bawdry glory. A celebration of classic Aussie speech.

              ISBN 9780733325892
              Published AU 1 Dec 2009
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Great Australian Stories: Legends, Yarns and Tall Tales

              Great Australian Stories: Legends, Yarns and Tall Tales (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Seal, Graham; Foreword by Fahey, Warren

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              ISBN 9781742374734
              Published AU 1 Dec 2011
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Great Bush Stories: Colourful Yarns and True Tales from Life on the Land

              Great Bush Stories: Colourful Yarns and True Tales from Life on the Land (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM The tradition of yarns from the bush goes back to the earliest days in Australia. Colourful rural characters and dramatic incidents parade through our history and folklore, entertaining and appalling us in equal mea...sure. Graham Seal has gathered classic and little-known stories from the time when most Australians lived outside the cities, and communication was by dirt track or boat. There's the time when farmers used their Ferguson tractors to save a town from floodwaters; when soldiers took on mobs of emus devastating the wheat crop; the Lady Bushranger who lived rough in a cave; Bob the railway dog who hitched rides on trains for years; and the many dubious strategies devised over the years against the pesky bush fly. True or more than a little exaggerated, these stories reflect the distinctive way of life of rural and outback folk which continues even today.
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              ISBN 9781760633042
              Published AU 24 Oct 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Great Convict Stories: Dramatic and Moving Tales from Australia's Brutal Early Years

              Great Convict Stories: Dramatic and Moving Tales from Australia's Brutal Early Years (Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' Warren Fahey AM Graham Seal takes us back to Australia's ignominious beginnings, when a hungry child could be transported to the other side of the globe for the theft of a handkerchief. It was a time when men were flogged till they ...bled for a minor misdemeanour, or forced to walk the treadmill for hours. Teams in iron chains carved roads through sandstone cliffs with hand picks, and men could select wives from a line up at the Female Factory. From the notorious prison regimes at Norfolk Island, Port Arthur and Macquarie Harbour came chilling accounts of cruelty, murder and even cannibalism. Despite the often harsh conditions, many convicts served their prison terms and built successful lives for themselves and their families. With a cast of colourful characters from around the country--the real Artful Dodger, intrepid bushrangers like Martin Cash and Moondyne Joe, and the legendary nurse Margaret Catchpole--Great Convict Stories offers a fascinating insight into life in Australia's first decades.
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              ISBN 9781760527488
              Published AU 7 Jan 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories

              Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories (Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              From one of our master storytellers, author of the bestselling Great Australian Stories, comes another collection of yarns, tall tales, bush legends and colourful characters. Taking us from the deep outback to the glistening sea, they go to the heart of what makes us distinctivel...y Australian.
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              ISBN 9781760290436
              Published AU 1 Jan 2016
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Australia'S Funniest Yarns: Traditional Humour from the Bush and the Outback

              Australia'S Funniest Yarns: Traditional Humour from the Bush and the Outback (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              Australians traditionally like their humour irreverent, crude and with very sharp teeth. Perhaps you've heard of the vicious drop bears that fall on unsuspecting tourists as they walk through the bush? Or the hoop snakes that put their tails in their mouths as they roll down the ...hill towards you? Or how about the Citizenship Test for Aspiring Australians which begins with this question about an essential life skill: 'How many slabs can you fit in the back of a Falcon ute while also allowing room for your cattle dog?' The bush is the source of traditional Aussie humour. Pioneering, settlement and battling fire, flood and drought have produced yarns of tough cocky farmers, shearers, bush workers, swaggies and dreadful cooks. Much of this humour relates to the resilience and fortitude necessary to endure the realities of rural life. Australians took this sensibility with them to war and to work in the cities, and the tradition continues today. Whatever the circumstances, Australians have always found something to laugh about, laugh at or laugh off. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM
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              ISBN 9781760528454
              Published AU 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Savage Shore: Extraordinary Stories of Survival and Tragedy from the Early Voyages of Discovery to Australia
               

              The Savage Shore: Extraordinary Stories of Survival and Tragedy from the Early Voyages of Discovery to Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              Remarkable stories from the dangerous early voyages to Australia - long before Captain Cook claimed it for the English - reveal a very different history than the triumphal British version we learnt at school.

              ISBN 9781760111076
              Published AU 24 Jun 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Verandah Music: Roots of Australian Tradition

              Verandah Music: Roots of Australian Tradition (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Seal, Graham; Willis, Rob

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              A unique anthology of writing on traditional Australian music which provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between the music and the people that produced and perpetuated it. The book illuminates the traditions, working lives and family connections of some of our mos...t colourful characters and the music they loved.
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              ISBN 9781920731977
              Published AU 5 Nov 2003
              Publisher Fremantle Press
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              Great ANZAC Stories: The Men and Women Who Created the Digger Legend
               

              Great ANZAC Stories: The Men and Women Who Created the Digger Legend (Paperback)

              By Seal, Graham

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              'These stories show the overwhelming blood and honour, heroism and horror that was the Australian experience on our cruellest shores.' - Peter FitzSimons'Accessible, short, often fresh tales capture the spirit and sentiment of Anzac.

              ISBN 9781760110857
              Published AU 25 Mar 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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