'This rhyme, with its heavy-handed use of the Great Australian Adjective, was probably written by an Australian soldier serving in Darwin. It had widespread popularity during World War II.' - introduction in North of the Ten Commandments.
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'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)