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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

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

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Australian Legend, The (1958)

William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton and Barry Andrews.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

January 1994; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies - World. 259 words.

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

is an influential account of the Australian national mystique

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bunyip

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

Monster of Aboriginal legend, supposed to haunt waterholes; any freak or impostor [Ab.] 1848 W. Westgarth Australia Felix 391: Certain

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Yowie

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 321 words.

1 Supposed Australian counterpart to the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, sometimes connected with Aboriginal legend: described as a hairy creature

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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

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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,

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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

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Aboriginal Writing/Testimony in English

David Headon.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

January 1994; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies - World. 3172 words.

a relatively recent phenomenon in Australian literature, began with David Unaipon's Native Legends (1929), the first book

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McLennan, Grant - In Your Bright Ray

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 165 words.

As one of the two singer-songwriters who led Australian cult legends the Go Betweens, Grant McLennan created some of the

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‘They'll Tell You About Me’

William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton and Barry Andrews.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

January 1994; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies - World. 80 words.

is the title of Ian Mudie's celebrated pot-pourri of Australian myth, legend, tall tales, folklore and history. In ironic,

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Johnny O'Keefe

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. John Michael O’Keefe, 19 January 1935, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, d. 6 October 1978. If one person were to claim the title ‘Australian Legend’ Johnny O’Keefe would be ...

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Anzac Legend

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

The terms Anzac legend, Anzac myth and Anzac tradition are widely used, not only in academic writing but also in journalistic and popular accounts of Australian history. Yet, as with ...

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They'll Tell You About Me

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Is the title of Ian Mudie's celebrated pot-pourri of Australian myth, legend, tall tales, folklore and history. In ironic, colloquial language and spiced with the good-natured braggadocio...

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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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In Your Bright Ray (Grant McLennan album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

As one of the two singer-songwriters who led Australian cult legends the Go Betweens, Grant McLennan created some of the better rock records of the 80s. Since the Go Betweens ...

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Tjupurrula, Riley Row

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art; Industrial and Commercial Art. 41 words.

Australian, 20th century, male.

Painter.

Riley Row Tjupurrula is an Aboriginal artist from the Pintubi tribe.

London, 30 Nov 1989: Legend of the...

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Australian Aboriginal writing and illustration

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 510 words.

The first appearance in print of Aboriginal legends was when they were recorded and transcribed or retold by European Australians in the 19th cent. One of the earliest was K. Langloh...

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bunyip

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 76 words.

A mysterious and ill-defined creature of Australian legend, traditionally regarded as a man-eating swamp-dweller, but in children’s books usually treated more humorously. Judith Whitlock...

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Fraser (Australia, Canada)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 115 words.

1. Australia (Queensland): an island also called Great Sandy Island. It is characterized by sand hills rising to almost 800ft (250 m). The Butchulla, a tribe of Aborigines,...

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