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Issue Details: First known date: 1901... 1901 Elands River
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    y separately published work icon The Queenslander 17 August 1901 Z1276391 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 315
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    y separately published work icon The Brisbane Courier 10 August 1901 Z1302148 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 13
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    y separately published work icon The Argus 3 August 1901 Z1790126 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 13
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    y separately published work icon The Australasian vol. 71 no. 1845 10 August 1901 10517570 1901 newspaper issue 1901 pg. 317
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    y separately published work icon The Secret Key and Other Verses George Essex Evans , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1906 Z415264 1906 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1906 pg. 83-86
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    y separately published work icon The Collected Verse of G. Essex Evans George Essex Evans , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1928 Z417633 1928 collected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1928
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    y separately published work icon Fighting Words : Australian War Writing Carl Harrison-Ford (editor), Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1986 Z407492 1986 anthology poetry short story extract prose war literature Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1986 pg. 12-13
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    y separately published work icon 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. 349
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Subjects:
  • Elands River, Transvaal,
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    South Africa,
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    Southern Africa, Africa,
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    South Africa,
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    Southern Africa, Africa,
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