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Australian Legend

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1958, 2nd edn 1966 and illustrated edn 1978),

is an influential account of the Australian national mystique, its origins and development, by Russel Ward. Ward's analysis of the...

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Australian Legend

Helen Doyle.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 201 words.

is a term popularised by Russel Ward's influential work of the same name, published in 1958, which ‘attempts

Humour

Brian Matthews.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 1324 words.

in Australia is distinctive. Anecdote and oral legend are not the only places to look in tracing its lineaments and

McKay, Hugh Victor (1865–1926)

John Lack.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 419 words.

(1865–1926)

contrary to the legend that asserted that he invented the Australian combine harvester that stripped, threshed, cleaned,

Ward, Russel Braddock (1914–95)

John Hirst.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 563 words.

(1914–95)

was the author of the classic book The Australian Legend (1958), which avers that from

Hugh Victor McKay

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1865–1926)

contrary to the legend that asserted that he invented the Australian combine harvester that stripped, threshed, cleaned, and bagged the grain, was one of a number of...

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Frederick Robert Spofforth

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1853–1926), cricketer, became widely known as the ‘Demon Bowler’ while touring with the first white Australian cricket side in England, where in 1878 he achieved a hat-trick and figures of...

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Victor Thomas Trumper

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(?1877–1915), outstanding batsman of the golden age of cricket, scored 16939 first-class runs from 1894 to 1914 at an average of 44.57 with 42 centuries. Always attacking, Trumper spoiled...

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