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We of the Never-Never : Vintage Classics - Aenaes Gunn

We of the Never-Never

Vintage Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2008
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The 100th year anniversary of this well loved Australian Classic.

n 1902, newly-married Jeannie Gunn (Mrs Aeneas Gunn) left the security and comfort of her Melbourne home to travel to the depths of the Northern Territory, where her husband had been appointed manager of ‘The Elsey’, a large cattle station. One of the very few white women in the area, she was at first resented by people on and around the station, till her warmth and spirit won their affection and respect. She had an unerring ear and eye for the sounds and sights of the country; and this is her moving and simple account of her life amidst the beauty and cruelty of the land, and the isolation and loneliness - together with the comradeship and kindness of those around her.

The favourite of generations of Australians since it was first published in 1908, We of the Never-Never can truly be called a classic.

About the Author

Aeneas Gunn was the author of We of the Never-Never, published in 1908. During and after World War I she worked tirelessly to support the servicemen of Monbulk, Victoria who she referred to as “my boys.” She was awarded an OBE in 1939, “in recognition of her services to Australian Literature and to the disabled soldiers and their dependents.” In 1948 she began to work on a book recording all the details of the volunteers from Monbulk who had served in the Boer War, the Boxer Rebellion and World War I.

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Australia As It Was, and to some degree, is.

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    Comments about We of the Never-Never:

    The books themselves were all presents designed to introduce others in the town to the best available in that field, and within my budget. We of the Never Never I gave to an English girl, The British Cookery I gave to an Australian girl. I was very happy with them as I knew I would be. Booktopia have not failed me, ever.

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    A good read and is an indication of life outback at that tim

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      I always wanted to read this book, due to the principal of a school I taught at was the niece of the author. It was a very good read.

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      I will read this book again and again.

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        Comments about We of the Never-Never:

        A beautiful story, beautifully written.
        I learned so much about the harsh realities of life in the early 1900's in our amazing outback.

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        ISBN: 9781741667622
        ISBN-10: 1741667623
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 256
        Published: 1st July 2008
        Publisher: Random House Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 3.0
        Weight (kg): 0.2
        Edition Number: 1