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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 A Little Bush Maid; Mates at Billabong
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* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:John Ferguson , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Little Bush Maid, Mary Grant Bruce , single work children's fiction children's

'Enjoyed by generations of young Australians since its publication in 1910, A Little Bush Maid is the ultimate, idyllic tale of an adventurous girl growing up in the Australian bush.

'Billabong, a large cattle and sheep property in the Australian countryside, is home to twelve-year-old Norah Linton, her widowed father and her older brother, Jim. Norah's prim and proper aunts, who live in the city, consider she is in danger of "growing up wild" - riding all over Billabong on her beloved pony, Bobs, helping with mustering, and joining in all the holiday fun when Jim and his friends come home from boarding school. A fishing trip results in unexpected drama when they discover a mysterious stranger camped in the bush. Who is this stranger and why is he there? Norah's resourcefulness is tested to the full!' (Publication summary : 2015 edition)

Mates at Billabong, Mary Grant Bruce , single work children's fiction children's

'Norah is now 14.  She, Jim and Wally do their best to put up with Cecil, the supercilious 19 year-old cousin from town who has come to stay at Billabong for the Christmas holidays.  He tries to show off to his Bush relatives with his disdainful city airs but the results are invariably disastrous and highly amusing until he does the unforgiveable and takes Norah’s much-loved pony for a wild ride.' (Publication summary)

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