The Bush

The Bush

By  Don Watson, Don Watson

A milestone work of memoir, travel writing and history, The Bush by Don Watson takes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.

While most of us live in cities clinging to the coastal fringe, our sense of what an Australian is, or should be, is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us?

Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't.

A milestone work of memoir, travel writing and history, The Bush takes us on a profoundly revelatory and entertaining journey through the Australian landscape and character.

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Paperback

9781926428697

October 3, 2016

Penguin (AU Adult)

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9781742537870

September 24, 2014

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Awards & Recognition

2015

NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Winner

2015

Indie Award

Winner

2015

Longlisted

2015

Melbourne Prize for Literature

Shortlisted

2015

Queensland Literary Awards

Winner

2015

CHASS Australia Prize

Longlisted

2015

NSW Premier's History Prize

Shortlisted

2015

Victorian Premier's Literary Award

Shortlisted

2014

FAW Award

Winner