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Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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    y Scission Tim Winton , Fitzroy Ringwood : McPhee Gribble Penguin , 1985 Z433304 1985 selected work short story Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton. (Source: LibrariesAustralia) Fitzroy Ringwood : McPhee Gribble Penguin , 1985 pg. 23-33
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    y Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z468599 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography humour Sydney : Collins , 1989 pg. 297-306
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Short Stories Michael Wilding (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 Z92140 1994 anthology short story criticism extract poetry crime humour South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 pg. 327-333
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    y Making Connections : Six Australian Short Story Writers Brian Keyte (editor), Melbourne : Addison Wesley Longman Australia , 1997 Z221043 1997 anthology short story criticism

    The stories chosen chart the emotions and the experiences of human beings living at particular times and in particular places. Collected as the landmark of a new millennium approached, the stories represent an interest at that time in past and future.

    Melbourne : Addison Wesley Longman Australia , 1997
    pg. 234-242
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    y The Penguin Century of Australian Stories Carmel Bird (editor), Ringwood : Viking , 2000 Z290212 2000 anthology short story Ringwood : Viking , 2000 pg. 698-706
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    y Behind the Front Fence : Thirty Modern Australian Short Stories Barry Oakley (editor), Rowville : Five Mile Press , 2004 Z1160643 2004 anthology short story autobiography extract Rowville : Five Mile Press , 2004 pg. 167-179
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1334-1341
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