From Ned Kelly to Aeroplane Jelly
‘A Guide To Australian Folklore’ is a major new guide to allusions, characters (real and fictional), events, places, beliefs and activities that constitute the folklore of the Australian peoples, past and present.
The book is presented in an easy-to-read A-Z form that will make it appealing to the general reader as well as specialists. Entries range from The Dog on the Tuckerbox and The Pub with No Beer to Gallipoli, Wild Colonial Boy and the Tasmanian Tiger. It is a fascinating guide to Australia’s character and traditions.
– Much of the material in the guide is new or little-known outside the folk groups who bear it
– The guide builds on more than 20 years of research and is the most comprehensive and authoritative work of its type
– This is an indispensable reference for schools, colleges, government and corporate libraries
Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal Paperback ix 310pp