On Our Selection and Our New Selection (1961/63) - secondhand
Author: Steele Rudd
First published combined edition: 1953 Reprint editions: 1961 & 1963
Format: Softcover Pages: 139 pages
First published seperately: On Our Selection 1899 and Our New Selection 1903
The complete text of the immortal selection stories that have won their way to the hearts of millions of Australians since their first appearance in the Bulletin in the nineties (1890s). They reflect the life of the author's own family, a life led by thousands of Australian "cockie" farmers for more than half a centrury - before the coming of the Model T Ford, let alone the tractor.
Humour and satire blend in this rugged monument to the pioneer small selectors - the big-hearted, strong-limbed, salty-humoured men depicted in these stories - who laid the foundation of hundreds of country towns throughout Australia.