Australian Folklore: A Dictionary of Lore, Legends and Popular Allusions

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Bill Wannan
Lansdowne, 1970 - Australia - 582 pages
Who was 'Anzac mac'? 'Blue Bob of Borroloola'? 'Crooked Mick of the Speewah'? How did the terms pommy, jackeroo and 'cocky-farmer' originate? What is the meaning of phrases like 'Beyond the Black Stump', 'It's a find day for travelling' and 'To give someone the drum'? Australian folklore has all the answers. It is the most comprehensive collection of Australian lore, legends, traditions, ballads and popular sayings ever published.

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