On Our Selection and Our New Selection (1980/84) - secondhand
Author: Steele Rudd
First published combined edition: 1953 Reprint editions: 1980 & 1984
Format: Softcover Pages: 196 pages
First published seperately: On Our Selection 1899 and Our New Selection 1903
Steele Rudd is one of the few writers who became a legend in his lifetime - and so also did the chief characters of his many Selection stories - Dad and Dave Rudd in particular. The pair represents the typical Australian pioneer farming family - the 'cocky farmer' personified. And in spite of being set in days long before the coming of the model-T Ford, Rudd's stories have never dated. They hold the secret of literary characterisation, and above all, a warm timeless humanity.