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ON OUR SELECTION

 

First edition, 8000 copies, November, 1899.

Reprinted, 8750 copies, April, 1901.

Reprinted, 5000 copies, August, 1902.

Reprinted, 8450 copies, August, 1903.

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On Our Selection.


On Our Selection!


Written by

Arthur H. Davis

("Steele Rudd")


Illustrated from Drawings by A. J. Fischer,
A. H. Fullwood, G. W. Lambert,
Fred Leist, F. P. Mahony,
and Alf. Vincent

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for Australia


Twentieth Thousand

Published at Sydney by the Bulletin Newspaper
Co., Ltd. Mcmiii.


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The contents of this book were originally published in The Bulletin.

 
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Copyright, 1899, by The Bulletin Newspaper Co., Ltd. Printed and Published by William Macleod, of Botany-street, Waverley, for The Bulletin Newspaper Co., Ltd., at the office of the Co., 214 George-street North, Sydney, Australia.

PIONEERS OF AUSTRALIA!


To You "Who Gave Our Country Birth;"


to the memory of You
whose names, whose giant enterprise, whose deeds of
fortitude and daring
were never engraved on tablet or tombstone;

to You who strove through the silences of the Bush-lands
and made them ours;

to You who delved and toiled in loneliness through
the years that have faded away;

to You who have no place in the history of our Country
so far as it is yet written;

to You who have done MOST for this Land;

to You for whom few, in the march of settlement, in the turmoil
of busy city life, now appear to care;

and to you particularly,


GOOD OLD DAD,


This Book
is most affectionately dedicated.

"STEELE RUDD."

CONTENTS.

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PAGE
STARTING THE SELECTION
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
1
OUR FIRST HARVEST
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
8
BEFORE WE GOT THE DEEDS
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
14
WHEN THE WOLF WAS AT THE DOOR
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
23
THE NIGHT WE WATCHED FOR WALLABIES
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
32
GOOD OLD BESS
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
38
CRANKY JACK
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
48
A KANGAROO HUNT FROM SHINGLE HUT
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
61
DAVE'S SNAKEBITE
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
72
DAD AND THE DONOVANS
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
82
A SPLENDID YEAR FOR CORN
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
92
KATE'S WEDDING
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
102
THE SUMMER OLD BOB DIED
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
114
WHEN DAN CAME HOME
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
124
OUR CIRCUS
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
132
WHEN JOE WAS IN CHARGE
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
139
DAD'S "FORTUNE"
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
153
WE EMBARK IN THE BEAR INDUSTRY
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
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NELL AND NED
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
167
THE COW WE BOUGHT
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
176
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THE PARSON AND THE SCONE
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
187
CALLAGHAN'S COLT
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
192
THE AGRICULTURAL REPORTER
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
200
A LADY AT SHINGLE HUT
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
208
THE MAN WITH THE BEAR-SKIN CAP
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
216
ONE CHRISTMAS
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
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The author died in 1935, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.