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The Resource The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh

The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh

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The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
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The shearers
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the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
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Evan McHugh
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'For much of its history Australia has been described as riding on the sheep's back ...but if the country rode on anyone's back, it was on the aching, creaking, flexing spines of Australian shearers.' Armed with their blades, a sense of adventure and a relentless work ethic, shearers have been a fundamental part of Australia's outback for centuries. From legendary figures such as blade shearing record-holder Jack Howe and fearless union man cum poet Julian Stuart, to today's young guns having to adapt to a rapidly changing industry, these rugged, resilient and proud characters have influenced the social landscape and folklore of the country. Shearers contributed to the formation of both the Labor and National parties, while Australia's national song, 'Waltzing Matilda', was written on a Queensland sheep station. Expert outback chronicler Evan McHugh - author of bestselling titles such as The Drovers and Outback Heroes - presents the definitive history of these men, bringing to life the toil, tumult and toughness of the shearing life, and the effect it has had on Australia's national character
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NJB
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McHugh, Evan
Dewey number
636.31450994
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Read how you want 16
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  • Country life
  • Sheep-shearing
  • Sheep shearers (Persons)
  • Wool industry
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The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh
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  • Optimized reading formats
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
44867347
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
ii, 443 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781458765215
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44867347
  • (Sirsi) 44867347
Label
The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds, Evan McHugh
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
44867347
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
ii, 443 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781458765215
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44867347
  • (Sirsi) 44867347

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