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    y separately published work icon Cobbers : Stories of Gallipoli 1915 Jim Haynes (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2005 Z1214665 2005 anthology autobiography short story poetry prose extract war literature

    'This book is primarily a collection of fiction and verse inspired by the Gallipoli campaign. Some of the writing reflects the experiences of the troops themselves..... Also included are some narrative first-and second-hand accounts of the experiences of the Anzacs at Gallipoli.'
    (Introduction, p.1)

    Sydney : ABC Books , 2005
    pg. 37-39
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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. 350
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