The Bush

Author: Don Watson
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  • : $24.99(AUD)
  • : 9781926428697
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books
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  • : October 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 37mm
  • : Australia
  • : 24.99
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  • : Don Watson
  • : Paperback
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Description

While most of us live in cities clinging to the coastal fringe, our sense of what an Australian is, or should be, is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us? Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is- the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't. A milestone work of memoir, travel writing and history, The Bushtakes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.

Awards

Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2015. 2015 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards Category Winner - Non-Fiction & Overall Winner