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The Book of the Bush

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(4,5 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

"While the world was young, nations could be founded peaceably. There was plenty of unoccupied country, and when two neighbouring patriarchs found their flocks were becoming too numerous for the pasture, one said to the other: "Let there be no quarrel, I pray, between thee and me; the whole earth is between us, and the land is watered as the garden of Paradise. If thou wilt go to the east, I will go to the west; or if thou wilt go to the west, I will go to the east." So they parted in peace. (Excerpt) (12 hr 14 min)

Chapters

01 - Purging Out The Old Leaven Pt 1

18:40

Read by Magdalena

02 - Purging Out The Old Leaven Pt 2

21:33

Read by Magdalena

03 - Purging Out The Old Leaven Pt 3

18:06

Read by Magdalena

04 - First Settlers

3:44

Read by Jessi

05 - Wreck Of The Convict Ship Neva, On King's Island

11:42

Read by Jessi

06 - Discovery Of The River Hopkins

10:43

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

07 - Whaling

20:17

Read by May Low

08 - Out West In 1849 Pt 1

28:01

Read by Linda Dodge

09 - Out West In 1849 Pt 2

28:20

Read by Linda Dodge

10 - Out West In 1849 Pt 3

28:44

Read by Linda Dodge

11 - Among The Diggers In 1853 Pt 1

19:39

Read by Annise

12 - Among The Diggers In 1853 Pt 2

21:40

Read by Annise

13 - Among The Diggers In 1853 Pt 3

20:22

Read by Annise

14 - Among The Diggers In 1853 Pt 4

22:19

Read by Annise

15 - A Bush Hermit

27:13

Read by Richard Kilmer

16 - The Two Shepherds Pt 1

23:15

Read by Richard Kilmer

17 - The Two Shepherds Pt 2

22:05

Read by Richard Kilmer

18 - The Two Shepherds Pt 3

25:23

Read by Richard Kilmer

19 - The Two Shepherds Pt 4

23:20

Read by Richard Kilmer

20 - The Two Shepherds Pt 5

21:36

Read by Richard Kilmer

21 - A Valiant Police-Sergeant

13:29

Read by Annise

22 - White Slavers

10:42

Read by evilnick

23 - The Government Stroke

24:03

Read by May Low

24 - On The Ninety-Mile

11:17

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

25 - Gippsland Pioneers

20:45

Read by Algy Pug

26 - The Isle Of Blasted Hopes

25:02

Read by Jonah Cummings

27 - Glengarry In Gippsland

17:33

Read by Magdalena

28 - Wanted, A Cattle Market

21:36

Read by Magdalena

29 - Two Special Surveys

22:11

Read by Annise

30 - How Government Came To Gippsland

24:38

Read by Magdalena

31 - Gippsland Under The Law

22:51

Read by Mike Harris

32 - Until The Golden Dawn

22:53

Read by Magdalena

33 - A New Rush

14:44

Read by Magdalena

34 - Gippsland After Thirty Years

20:47

Read by Magdalena

35 - Government Officers In The Bush

13:24

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

36 - Seal Islands And Sealers

12:04

Read by Annise

37 - A Happy Convict

20:13

Read by Magdalena

Bewertungen

A bit of a mixed bag

(4 Sterne)

The quotation from the start of the book (used here as the blurb) does it no favours, because the author likes to start each chapter with a bit of high-brow, to set the tone, and the rest of the book is not like that at all. Basically its a set of articles which have been repacked into a single book. Some are biographical, some are historical, a suprising number are about New Zealand or the US, given the title. It suffers as like a lot of biography in that some of the characters don't seem to begin or end, but there are sharp little vingettes made up of tiny incidents which are excellent. The readers do a solid job of it (even some of the Australians mispronounce the out of date slang, particularly rracist terms no longer used, and so you have to forgive the Americans for any minor slips). I'm an Australian and particularly like Australian history, and have visited some of the sites mentioned, so perhaps for me the rating is a bit higher than it would be for other people, lacking my "core audience" interest.

Mark Twain of Ausy

(4,5 Sterne)

Dry sarcastic humor. plenty of history. I was surprised to hear the section on Joliet Illinois USA, it was cool. Starved Rock was two native tribes.