Adventures in the Australian Bush single work   novella   adventure  
Issue Details: First known date: 1872 1872
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Three years in the bush narrated by an English doctor. Fom Sydney he proceeds to the Hunter River, Newcastle and Maitland, working for a time on a local farm and then riding solo to a station on the Barwon river via Singleton, Muswellbrook, Murrunrundi, the Liverpool Ranges and the Namoi River. After helping draft some cattle he drives them back to Sydney via Morpeth with the help of a couple of stockmen and a bullock team. Stories of stockmen, shepherds and drought. His encounters with the Aborigines around the Barwon, singly and in groups, which he describes at length including 'gin-hunting', food-gathering, a corroboree and a battle between the Moori and the Yarrawandi tribes. He settles at Yarrawandi and builds a 'bush hospital' - treating patients including an intending participant in an Aboriginal 'dispersement' raid. The doctor eventually returns to Sydney. (PB)

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Alternative title: Life and Travel in the Australian Bush
First known date: 1872
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (896 issues)
Notes:
First part titled 'Life and Travel in the Australian Bush'.
Notes:
Serialised over eight instalments in the Australian Journal between October 1872 and May 1873.
Last amended 29 Oct 2008 11:55:35
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
  • Maitland area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
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