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We are Australian

(2016)
Stories of Australian life by Aussies
A collection of stories by

 
You know us. We are your cousin Alice, who tells the story of Nanna's funeral; of how all the cars followed Uncle George in the wrong direction, while a priest stood by the grave, waiting to conduct the burial. We are your dad, who you visit on warm summer nights, and he talks about the old days; when he met mum; when he worked in the cane fields. We are the migrant family next door, who laugh till they cry, telling of how, when they arrived in the fifties, they went to the milk bar for a gelati. The owner just kept saying "Gilleti" and offering them razor blades. We are the Vietnamese mother who tells you one day how she came to Australia. She quietly talks of three weeks at sea in a small boat, crammed in with twenty others, knees to chest, cold, wet and hungry. We are anyone who has lived in Australia. Often, our stories will be your stories; but some will be strange, different; some will be funny and others will bring tears. We are the story tellers who started with memories that turned into stories. We wrote them down, and learned the frustration when the words wouldn't come; and experienced that magical moment when the words took over, and the story wrote itself. We became authors. Now here we are. These are our stories; our country's living history.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : Paperback
Title: We are Australian: Stories of Australian life by Aussies
Author(s): Linda Ruth Brooks, Linda Visman, Matthew Glenn Ward, Magdalena Ball, Christina Batey, Rachel Bennet, Louise Berry, Julie Cochrane, Adam Cope, Les Cope, Jennifer Goard, Jo Hanrahan, Gail Hennessy, Roslyn Jewel, John
ISBN: 1-5304-2332-5 / 978-1-5304-2332-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: We are Australian (Vol 1 Colour Edition): Australian stories by Aussies
Author(s): Ms Linda Ruth Brooks, Rina Robinson, Jennifer Goard, Jo Tregellis, Jo Hanrahan, Magdalena Ball, Victoria Norton, Christina Batey, Louise Berry, John McBride, Gail Hennessy, Linda Visman, Matthew Glenn Ward, Julie
ISBN: 1-4610-9985-4 / 978-1-4610-9985-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: We are Australian (Vol 2 - B/W interior): Australian stories by Aussies
Author(s): Linda Brooks, Gail Hennessy, Jo Tregellis, Victoria Norton, Roslyn Jewel, Jo Hanrahan, Julie Cochrane, Jennifer Goard, Christina Batey, Rina Robinson, Jan Mitchell, Louise Berry, Rachel Bennet, Magdalena Ball, Adam
ISBN: 1-4611-9120-3 / 978-1-4611-9120-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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