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An intriguing new acquisition of mine. First published in 1976, in the aftermath of the removal of a quintessentially Australian Prime Minister and the beginning of a national debate about our culture in the lead-up to 1988's bicentennial, this book is - as noted in the dedication - an attempt to preserve folk songs and tales that would otherwise have been neglected and, perhaps, lost. In the headlong rush to the 21st century, and with a lack of interest by my generation in reading the backgroun ...more
William Neville "Bill" Scott was an Australian author, folklorist, songwriter, poet, and collector of bush ballads and Australian folk history.More about Bill Scott...