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Cobbers

4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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Subtitled "A personal record of a journey from Essex, in England, to Australia, Tasmania and some of the reefs and islands in the Coral Sea, made in the years 1930, 1931, and 1932."
Hardcover, Third Impression of First Edition, 256 pages
Published October 1934 by Oxford University Press (first published 1934)
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Jan 22, 2015 ^ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone fascinated by Australia
“Cobbers”; I picked this book up, unthinkingly wondering why anyone would have deemed a book of recipes for baked sponge over fruit (cobbler), to be marketable? On opening the front cover, I was charmed by a quaint pen & ink map of Australia, decorated with animals, aboriginals, and squiggly scripted place-names.

The title page enlightened me: “COBBER”: Australian slang, COMPANION, MATE. From the Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary”. On glancing at the page third from last I read of
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Sep 07, 2016 Richard rated it it was amazing
A travelogue: a great primer on the Anglo-Australia of former times.
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