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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Best Australian Yarns is a substantial and definitive collection of factual and fanciful Aussie stories, humour and anecdotes–the result of decades of researching popular Aussie culture and history and yarning to mates and other colourful characters from all parts of Australia and all walks of life.

'This collection includes tall stories from the bush, reminiscences from the racetrack and shearing shed, railway yarns, stories from the world of show business, Aboriginal legends and humour, digger yarns from both world wars, ghost stories, monsters, bunyips and yowies... and many things you never knew about our amazing history and the characters who made it–the pioneers, heroes, convicts, bushrangers, eccentrics and brave and forgotten men and women whose fascinating lives and achievements created the Aussie spirit that we all love.

'While the stories range from poignant to hilarious, many simply describe unusual coincidences, strange occurrences or simple everyday humorous events with a refreshing understatement that vividly evokes a vanishing Australia where looking for a good laugh was a key component of a cheekier national character and a simpler lifestyle.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    This book is dedicated to the memory of the late Pat Glover 1915-2005 - The Poet Fairy Shanakee

  • Other formats: Also sound recording; large print

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
King Kong's Bum, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 3-4)
If Ya Can't Catch 'Em, Shoot 'Em, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 5)
'It's Not Sydney, You Know!', Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 6-7)
Cologne or Dubbo, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 8)
El Dubbo, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 9)
Lunch for Dipso Dan, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 10-11)
Be Careful with Babies, Lennie Lower , 2013 single work short story (p. 12)
The Bachelor's Guide to the Care of the Young, Lennie Lower , 1932 single work short story humour (p. 13-14)
Too Much Argument, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story (p. 15)
The Mute Boy, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 15)
Aussie Sporting Clangers, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 16)
Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow, Jim Haynes , Paddy Ryan , 2013 single work short story (p. 18)
Poor Ol' Grandad, Grahame Watt , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 20)
April Fool!, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 20)
A Tall Tale of Tagged Trout, Paul Kidd , 2013 single work short story (p. 21)
One Wishi"We had fished with little luck out on Lake Burrinjuck", Frank Daniel , 2002 single work poetry humour (p. 26)
A Grave Mistake, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 27)
Miles from Sydney, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story (p. 29)
A Tale of Toothi"Big Billy Bull", Henry E. Horne , 1913 single work poetry humour (p. 29-30)
A Barrel of Bricks, Jim Haynes , 2013 single work short story humour (p. 31)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
      6804749819872025200.jpg
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: xxvii, 483 pp.
      Note/s:
      • Published December 2013
      ISBN: 9781743316832 (paperback)
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