McCarthy's Brew : A Gulf Country Yarn single work   poetry   humour   "The teams of Black McCarthy crawled adown the Norman road,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1894 1894
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 14 no. 745 26 May 1894 Z588163 1894 periodical issue 1894 pg. 22
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    y Australian Bush Ballads Nancy Keesing (editor), Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 Z27797 1955 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 pg. 223-224
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse Bill Scott , Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 Z408517 1984 anthology poetry humour Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 pg. 194-195
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    y The Bulletin vol. 108 no. 5499 24-31 December 1985 Z588275 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 158-159
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    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    '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)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 277-278
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    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 18-19
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    y The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories Jim Haynes , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6695586 2013 selected work prose

    '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)

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013
    pg. 154
Last amended 15 May 2014 12:47:59
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Gulf of Carpentaria area, Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • Northern Territory,
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