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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Backyards
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Essays 1998 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1998 Z526144 1998 anthology prose criticism biography travel Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1998 pg. 54-60
  • Appears in:
    y True Blue? : On Being Australian Peter Goldsworthy (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008 Z1455140 2008 anthology single work prose extract poetry short story (taught in 3 units)

    'What makes us Australian? Fifty years ago, the laconic bush worker was indisputably the typical Australian, and any Australian schoolchild could have quoted at least the first verse of Banjo Patterson's Man from Snowy River. Now at the beginning of the 21st century, waves of immigration and a highly cosmopolitan urban culture make it more difficult to see what it is that unites us on this dry brown land. This collection of some of the best Australian writing old and new, from across the continent, reminds us of our heritage and shows we have much to be proud of.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008
    pg. 148-150
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