Aussie Bush Poets & other Larrikins

Irreverent examination of Aussies! The art of taking a look at our selves - the lives led by pioneers and city folk - the tales of woe & joy of battles won, obstacles overcome and victories against the elements, pollies and bullies.
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1895- Banjo Paterson writes "Waltzing Matilda" about an itinerant worker who drowns himself after getting caught stealing a sheep.  Paterson will become one of Australia's most successful writers, telling mostly romanticized tales of Australian rural life for his fellow city dwellers.

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1895- Banjo Paterson writes "Waltzing Matilda" about an itinerant worker who drowns himself after getting caught stealing a sheep. Paterson will become one of Australia's most successful writers, telling mostly romanticized tales of Australian rural life for his fellow city dwellers.

Harry 'Breaker' Morant 9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902 ~Executed~ He was born in Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

Harry 'Breaker' Morant 9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902 ~Executed~ He was born in Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal people (Kath Walker) Australian Aboriginal poet, activist and educator with a gift for words and a deep sense of her heritage. International acclaim allowed her to use her poetry and speeches in a lifelong campaign for Indigenous rights. She left school to work as a domestic at 13. photo Lance Corporal Kathleen (Kath) Walker (c 1942) of the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS)

Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal people (Kath Walker) Australian Aboriginal poet, activist and educator with a gift for words and a deep sense of her heritage. International acclaim allowed her to use her poetry and speeches in a lifelong campaign for Indigenous rights. She left school to work as a domestic at 13. photo Lance Corporal Kathleen (Kath) Walker (c 1942) of the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS)

The Penguin Book of Australian Verse, Penguin Poets. 1958. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

The Penguin Book of Australian Verse, Penguin Poets. 1958. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

Will Ogilvie Scot/Australian Poet and great friend of The Breaker, with whom he rode. He commemorated his mate in a poem simply named Harry Morant:.......... 'Breaker Morant' was the name he earned......... For no bucking horse could throw.........This Englishman who had lived and learned......... As much as the bushmen know.

Will Ogilvie Scot/Australian Poet and great friend of The Breaker, with whom he rode. He commemorated his mate in a poem simply named Harry Morant:.......... 'Breaker Morant' was the name he earned......... For no bucking horse could throw.........This Englishman who had lived and learned......... As much as the bushmen know.

Australian Poets 1788-1888 by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden &​ Welsh, 1888 | Beautiful Antiuqe Books

Australian Poets 1788-1888 by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden &​ Welsh, 1888 | Beautiful Antiuqe Books

Image copyright                  Getty Images                  Image caption                     The brumbies are a central part of Australian folklore thanks to bush poet Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem, The Man From Snowy River   A plan to cull almost all the famous wild horses in Australia’s Snowy Mountains region has been criticised as “horrific” by conservationists. The New South Wales government wants to cull about 90% of the horses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The brumbies are a central part of Australian folklore thanks to bush poet Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem, The Man From Snowy River A plan to cull almost all the famous wild horses in Australia’s Snowy Mountains region has been criticised as “horrific” by conservationists. The New South Wales government wants to cull about 90% of the horses

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DH Lawrence, Penguin Poets. 1960. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

DH Lawrence, Penguin Poets. 1960. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

Swinburne, Poems: a beautiful poetry book in the distinctive Penguin Poets series from the 1950s and 60s.

Swinburne, Poems: a beautiful poetry book in the distinctive Penguin Poets series from the 1950s and 60s.

Lorca Selected and Translated Poems, Penguin Poets. 1960. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

Lorca, Selected and Translated Poems: a beautiful poetry book in the distinctive Penguin Poets series from the 1950s and 60s

Lorca Selected and Translated Poems, Penguin Poets. 1960. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

The Penguin Book of English Verse, Penguin Poets. 1958. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

The Penguin Book of English Verse, Penguin Poets. 1958. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

Memorial to the Australian Light Horse (Tamworth Waler Memorial). Bronze statue of an Australian WW1 trooper saying farewell to his Waler horse (a mare is shown) in the deserts of the Middle East. The statue was sculpted by Tanya Bartlett of Newcastle. None of the horses who were shipped overseas  returned to Australia.

Memorial to the Australian Light Horse (Tamworth Waler Memorial). Bronze statue of an Australian WW1 trooper saying farewell to his Waler horse (a mare is shown) in the deserts of the Middle East. The statue was sculpted by Tanya Bartlett of Newcastle. None of the horses who were shipped overseas returned to Australia.

12 Stunning Pictures Of The Ceramic Poppies Outside The Tower Of London

12 Stunning Pictures Of The Ceramic Poppies Outside The Tower Of London

Hölderlin, Penguin Poets, 1961.

Hölderlin, Penguin Poets, 1961.

Shelley A Selection, Penguin Poets, 1956. Available to buy from www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BrindledVintageBooks

Shelley A Selection, Penguin Poets, 1956. Available to buy from www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BrindledVintageBooks

Metaphysical Poets, Penguin Poets. 1957. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

Metaphysical Poets, Penguin Poets. 1957. Available to buy from www.brindled.co.uk

A simple wooden memorial cross marks the field outside Ploegsteert Wood, Flanders, where British and German soldiers played football during the World War 1 Christmas Day truce in 1914.

A simple wooden memorial cross marks the field outside Ploegsteert Wood, Flanders, where British and German soldiers played football during the World War 1 Christmas Day truce in 1914.

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