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Settlers and Snakes extract   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Settlers and Snakes
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Alternative title: Slippery Surprise Guests
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian 29 December 2011 Z1834170 2011 newspaper issue 2011 pg. 10
    Note: With title: Slippery Surprise Guests
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing John Ross (editor), Camberwell : Viking , 2011 Z1834253 2011 anthology poetry short story autobiography prose extract non-fiction

    'A selection of our finest writing about the mystery and majesty of the Australian bush.

    'Since settlers and explorers first started recording their experiences of the Australian bush, is has loomed as large in our imaginations as in our landscapes. Sometimes dark and forbidding, sometimes lush and beautiful, this terrain and the people who venture into it fascinate us and draw us in. The exploration of our forests and outback is the source of some of our favourite stories.

    'In The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing, prolific writer and editor John Ross has collected tales about the bush from all over our wide land. Richard Flanagan pays homage to the "golden wood" industry of Huon pine in Tasmania, Henry Lawson journeys by train from Sydney to Bourke, A.B. Facey works the land on Western Australian frontier, and Miles Franklin describes the menace of the fauna in the countryside of her childhood.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Camberwell : Viking , 2011
    pg. 318-320
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