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The Bush

Don Watson


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PUBLISHED: 24th August 2016
ISBN: 9781926428697
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  • Paperback
    $21.01
PUBLISHED: 24th August 2016
ISBN: 9781926428697

Publisher 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 Bush takes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.

Author Biography

Don Watson's books, articles and essays have been widely acclaimed. His bestselling titles include Recollections of a Bleeding Heart- Paul Keating Prime Minister, which won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year, Death Sentence, which won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year, Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words, and American Journeys, which won The Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Book of the Year, the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Walkley Non-Fiction Award. In 2010 Don was awarded the Phillip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Australian Literature. Since 2003 his website weaselwords.com.au has been documenting the viral spread of management-speak and the decline of public language. His critically acclaimed 2014 book The Bush recently won the Indie Book of the Year and the NSW Premier's Literary Award.

Prizes

Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2015

Product Details

Author
Don Watson
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
ISBN-10
1926428692
ISBN-13
9781926428697
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
Travels in the Heart of Australia
Year
2016
Pages
448
Publication Date
2016-10-03

Product Reviews

10 Mar, 2019
An expansive historic view of the impact of white settlement on the Australian landscape - a real eye-opener and a must read for all Australians. Full marks for Don Watson
By murray