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Recollections of Bush life in Australia

Henry William Haygarth

This was written in the mid 1800’s at time when Australia saw an influx of immigration from Europe and when England was sending some prisoners to Australia rather than to prisons. Haygarth shows us what it is like, and what it takes, to live in the Australian Bush. He shows us about the different life on a cattle/sheep station, living miles from the nearest neighbor, getting to town just a few times a year and that it may be several hundred miles away. From his own experiences relates dealings with BushRangers (thieves), building and running a station, breaking wild horses, helping neighbors in times of need. We learn about how disputes are settled, the wildlife and fauna of the bush, aboriginal customs, festivals and weapons. (Summary Kirk202 )

This was written in the mid 1800’s at time when Australia saw an influx of immigration from Europe and when England was sending some prisoners to Australia rather than to prisons. Haygarth shows us what it is like, and what it takes, to live in the Australian Bush. He shows us about the different life on a cattle/sheep station, living miles from the nearest neighbor, getting to town just a few times a year and that it may be several hundred miles away. From his own experiences relates dealings with BushRangers (thieves), building and running a station, breaking wild horses, helping neighbors in times of need. We learn about how disputes are settled, the wildlife and fauna of the bush, aboriginal customs, festivals and weapons. (Summary Kirk202 )
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This was written in the mid 1800’s at time when Australia saw an influx of immigration from Europe and when England was sending some prisoners to Australia rather than to prisons. Haygarth shows us what it is like, and what it takes, to live in the Australian Bush. He shows us about the different life on a cattle/sheep station, living miles from the nearest neighbor, getting to town just a few times a year and that it may be several hundred miles away. From his own experiences relates dealings with BushRangers (thieves), building and running a station, breaking wild horses, helping neighbors in times of need. We learn about how disputes are settled, the wildlife and fauna of the bush, aboriginal customs, festivals and weapons. (Summary Kirk202 )

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:09