Horrie the Wog-Dog

Author: Ion Idriess

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925416984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 791


'The true story of Horrie the Wog-Dog who was adopted by the Australian Signal Platoon of the M/G Battalion, in spite of all rules against keeping pets, and how Horrie not only won his stripes as a valuable addition to the group but had the further distinction of being smuggled into Australia on their return. The Wog-Dog was sneaked into Greece, went through the evacuation, carried messages as well as proving a dependable warning against air attacks. He went to Syria and Palestine, never learning to tolerate Arabs - he suffered cold and sickness, he fell in love with Ishmi, he was bombed off his ship and he never once was found during all necessary cover-up travelling. A story for all dog lovers, in spite of heavy Australian slang and style, of a dinkum Aussie who was kept, protected and loved by dinkum Aussies. Sentimentality over canines seldom misses fire.' - Kirkus Review (USA)

Exploding Animals

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 373

View: 775


Awesome Animals: Dogs

Author: Dianne Bates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925275396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

View: 2529


Dogs really are the perfect best friend. They are loyal, smart, fun and totally awesome! In this fabulous combination of remarkable true stories, amazing facts and lots of fun stuff, we get to discover just how incredible our canine friends really are. From stories about dogs in history, heroic dogs and working dogs to bizarre facts and wacky dog jokes, this book will entertain and make you smile. This gorgeous book also features lots of beautiful illustrations and images of the adorable dogs from Best Friends Pet Rescue.

Dogs in Australian Art

Author: Steven Miller

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1743050178

Category: Art, Australian

Page: 202

View: 5612


DOGS IN AUSTRALIAN ART looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 masterworks that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best friends. Steven Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which occurred in Australia art, and which have traditionally been attributed to the environment or historical factors, really occurred because of dogs. His book is also a study of how the various dog breeds have been depicted from colonial times until the present.

Moody's Tale

Author: James Bell Moody

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925706591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 2221


James Moody of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion found an Egyptian dog in 1940, who became Horrie, the Battalion's mascot. He wrote it first as a simple tale, augmented by his own photographs of Horrie and his mates in action in Greece, Crete and Palestine. This was sent to Ion Idriess, who developed the book with a series of questions, to finally develop the classic tale of man's best friend: Horrie the Wog Dog (ETT Imprint 2017). Published here for the first time is Moody's original tale, and extended.response to Idriess' questions, which gives a much stronger picture of members of the Battalion itself, the Rebels, written and lived in than Australian larrikin manner. Introduced by Tom Thompson, it also includes many pictures of Horrie in action, never before published.

Vicarious Dreaming

Author: Ernest Hunter

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925706648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 6789


Millions of years in the making, sustaining human voyagers and societies for millennia, a couple of centuries of that by Europeans - the Great Barrier Reef - in maybe five or six decades the largest living structure visible from space will have become the largest dead one. Vicarious Dreaming documents a series of personal voyages between Cooktown and the Torres Strait that are interwoven with accounts of exploration, exploitation and escape. The travels and tales coalesce around the works of Ion Idriess and the lives of solitary men at the edge of the world, drawn to the wild by folly and obsession, and to an island in the Howick Group that Idriess knew well and which was the site of his first book - Madman's Island. And as with the slow-motion ecological catastrophe that is the Reef's agonal decline there are players - and bystanders; stories of people and places, of life and death, of arrivals and departures, and of journeys that involve even the most remote, uninhabited spaces - the necklace of islands scattered along more than two thousand kilometres of Queensland's Coral Sea coast. At once a journey into the far north of Australia and into the furthest depths of the human mind. A tale of Cape York's past and a new chapter in the exploration of its present. A dream narrative - maybe; a case study - perhaps; literary art, yes, absolutely, in its purest and most ambitious form. - Nicholas Rothwell

Not Every Dog Has His Day

Author: Jane Duckworth

Publisher: Axiom Creative Enterprises

ISBN: 0646514377

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 356

View: 7382


Provides a balanced view on the many issues relating to the treatment and care of Australian dogs.

Anzac Mascots

Author: Nigel Allsopp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 192289611X

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 3803


‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ – Mahatma Gandhi Animals have the power to change people’s lives. They can be loving, loyal companions that will never judge. In World War I, many Australian and New Zealand units – army, naval and air squadrons – had animal mascots. This thoroughly researched book containing a treasure trove of archival photographs shows that all types of animals served as mascots – a virtual Noah`s Ark of animals ranging from dogs and cats, rats and insects to bears and primates, birds and donkeys. Anzac Mascots explores animal mascots, both official and unofficial, that served in World War I, and aims to illustrate their purpose, how they were selected, what happened to them after the war and, finally, the far-reaching effects their prolific use had after the war. This book reveals that people alone did not win World War I; animals played a vital part. Animals, through their unwavering devotion and boundless affection, kept soldiers’ spirits high, provided a temporary link to normality and peace, and reminded what they were fighting for – home and country.

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 19301970

Author: Jason D. Ensor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783080892

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 1069


‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia’s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia’s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia’s export book trade.

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970

Author: Jason D. Ensor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783080582

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 5511


‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia’s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia’s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia’s export book trade.