the Buln-buln and the Brolga [P/B]
by Joseph Furphy
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the Buln-buln and the Brolga [P/B] by Joseph Furphy
Annotated edition of a pioneering Australian novel, first published in 1948 under the pseudonym 'Tom Collins'. Set in Echuca on the Murray River, it tells of compulsive liar Fred, his earnest and liberal wife, and Bob the exceptionally uncivilised bushman. Examines subjects such as the slaughter of Aborigines and other injustices in colonial society. Author (1843-1912) had a varied career, and is best known for the classic novel, 'Such is Life'. Editor contributes an envoi, textual note, and annotations. She teaches literature at Deakin University, Melbourne, and contributed to the 'Annotated Such is Life'.
Furphy with his slightest touch is Furphy at his most confronting. From is amiable comic narrative come challenging insights into death, marriage, truth and deceit and brutalising encounters between a new Australian society and the indigenous culture of the Aborigines
Paperback: 160 pages
Size: 15cm x 22cm
Fiction: suit young adults
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