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We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn
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Oct 06, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011, australia-new-zealand, classics, travel, 1900-1950
Read from October 02 to 06, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

I picked this up for $1.00 last weekend--the cover drew my eye and I was intrigued by "THE AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC" under the title. I've read plenty of classics, but, so far as I am aware, never an Australian one. So I figured, heck, why not? Anyway, this was written in 1908, so, you know, there are some awkward words in it. But it's a really interesting and entertaining account of a "missus" accompanying her husband (the Maluka) out into the bush of Australia to run a cattle station, and how she is educated in the ways of the bush and becomes great friends with the men who work there. There are some really funny parts, and some really sad parts, and some adventurous parts and some really beautiful descriptions. I liked it a lot--and so it was a $1.00 very well spent!

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“When the heart is happy it forgets to grow old.”
Jeannie Gunn, We of the Never Never

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