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On the Wallaby

In this book Gerry Walsh continues to revisit and explore the largely neglected but important aspects of life in the Australian bush – the deeds of colourful pioneers, bizarre incidents and little known or forgotten facts about rural life that he wrote about in The Bush and the Never Never, published in 2004.

It begins with the influence the English novelists, (Charles Dickens, Harry Kingsley and Anthony Trollope) had in inspiring many a young man to emigrate and try their luck in Australia and ends with a discussion of English, Australian and Aboriginal place names.

Audio excerpt for On the Wallaby

Cat no: 3505