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The Book of the Bush Containing Many Truthful Sketches Of The Early Colonial Life Of Squatters, Whalers, Convicts, Diggers, And Others Who Left Their Native Land And Never Returned [Kindle Edition]

George Dunderdale , J. Macfarlane

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 730 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TQP1AK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,971 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is really a great book!! Aug. 8 2011
By Gazelum - Published on
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I had no idea if this would be good reading or not but knew I could always delete it if I didn't like it. I had never heard of George Dunderdale but after reading a good portion of this book I have found him to be a very very interesting author with an exceptional sense of good humor making his work a delight to read. This book about the early convict and low life settler's of Australia and New Zealand is a very fun read to say nothing of the insight about the aborigines peoples who dwelt there long before their white meals began to so abundantly arrive. Very well written, easy and interesting reading.....Enjoying it immensely.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, good humoured glimpse into early Australia Jan. 31 2012
By David Morris - Published on
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A nice glimpse into life in early Australia. A lot is covered in this good humoured little book of reminiscences, from human nature to the the destruction of the native australian people by the government and white settlers. There are funny stories like Philip finding the snake in his mattress, sad stories of jiltings at the alter and greed at the gold rush. Recommended reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Book of the Bush Jan. 23 2012
By Matt C. - Published on
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I was very impressed with this book. It did not get 5 stars because it didn't flow as well as it could have. I don't know if 100 years ago there was a different standard, or if reading modern books messes up my ability to follow an older work. Regardless, the stories were excellent. This is more of a collection of stories rather than one continuous story all of the way through.
I loved the first hand recollections of frontiersmen and the humor that they lived with. George was clearly a student of the human condition and he responded to himself and all other humans around him in the best way. He laughed about it. Some of the subject matter is very serious. He explores racism, violence, corrupt law enforcement, and for the most part, he laughs at it all.
I would warn you that he does not hold to modern political correctness, but he wrote this 100 years ago, so you should over look that in my opinion. But if you are looking for an excellent read about the frontier in Australia (and a brief stop in America) that was well written and fun, than this is it. I don't know that you will find a lot of new historical data, but you will get a feel for the attitude and temperment of frontiersmen in a new land. People who didn't fit in well in their old land and had to find a new one. I really wish there was one more place on earth that we modern people could go and do the same.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be read for knowledge, but for fun Sept. 27 2013
By D. D. LeDu - Published on
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This book is just plain fun. It is light reading at its best.

From its organization I think it was probably a series of magazine or newspaper articles. It puts together stories and tales much in the way of Mark Twain. The stories bounce around from Austrailian and New Zealand to Illinois and back. The author is an inveterate bachelor, but reappears as a father of a six year old child. The very irregularities of the book are part of its charm.

Hidden amidst these well-told stories of criminals, vagabonds and gold seekers are a lot of precious little jewels about life in the outback. I read this book while traveling and found it to be both relaxing and undemanding, while entertaining me greatly.

I recommend it for those who want something light and easily digested while whiling away the time.
4.0 out of 5 stars Visinting Strange Places In the Past. March 15 2014
By Margaret Diffenbaugh - Published on
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I love visiting the past in places I will never be able to go in this lifetime. Australia and it's surrounding islands is one of the strangest because of the way it was founded..

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