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Australia's Favourite Author 2015 - Places 20-11

January is the month of Australian Stories at Booktopia, and to celebrate we’re counting down Australia’s 50 Favourite Authors, as voted by you!

Today’s collection of authors is amazing! 1,480 more words

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0621 Waltzing Matilda - Paterson/Cowan (1903)

Waltzing Matilda originated as a poem written by Banjo Paterson in 1895. Marie Cowan added music in 1903. The music was based on the Scottish folk tune… 84 more words


High Country Legends

Don your straw hat and saddle up for High Country Legends, the latest Australian Outback Spectacular show, presented by R.M. Williams. Australian characters and legends come to life in this breathtaking extravaganza. 332 more words

A Waltz for Matilda

A Waltz for Matilda combines the themes of Federation in Australia (1901), drought, poverty, love of the land, and the racism that was prevalent at the time the story was set. 115 more words

Book Review

land on which blood were shed

Although we have no songs of strife,
Of bloodshed reddening the land

(A. B. Paterson, ‘Song of the future’)


A Singer Of The Bush

There is a waving of grass in the breeze
And a song in the air,
And a murmur of myriad bees
That toil everywhere.
There is scent in the blossom and bough, 66 more words

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