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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Lansdowne Press
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 1981
Edition: First Edition

Description: 144 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. The Fascinating And Diverse People In This Book All Illustrate That The Australian Population Contains A Rich Cast Of Characters.

Publishers Description: If we look beyond the romantic image of the typical Australian being a lean and laconic bushman, as big as the Outback and as dry as a drought, there emerges a diverse character, who defies definition. Australians are a remarkable hybrid, and the collection of characters in The Australians is Peter Lucks celebration of the special breed of people to be found in this young and extraordinary nation. Mostly Australia is a forward-looking country, but our character is moulded by memories. We cling fondly to the few traditions we have - some inherited, but occasionally evolved on our own soil. One of the inherited ones takes place in the little country town of Boorowa, New South Wales, and a chapter of the book describes the charming ritual of rustic beauties coming out - making their debut. In Melbourne we observe upstairs and downstairs at Australias most famous hotel, The Windor, and also at Yarralumla where the Governor-General represents an ancient English tradition. The fascinating and diverse people in this book all illustrate that the Australian population contains a rich cast of characters.

ISBN: 0701815515


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