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Australia: Literature and History CD-ROM
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Australia: Literature and History
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Seedy Press, (April 22, 2002)
B & R Samizdat Express
P. O. Box 161
West Roxbury, MA, 02132
Genre: History & Literature - Australian
Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - July 19, 2002
Please note: As of 5/1/2008, this CD now contains 136 books.
Australia has a rich heritage that is amply demonstrated in its literature and its history. In Australia: Literature and History, Richard Seltzer has complied a selection of outstanding works by Australians, and about Australia. This collection contains 13 works of Australian literature, and 14 books that chronicle Australian history. These 26 books have all be collected onto one CD, which costs about the same price as one hardcovered book!
Australia is a vast land that evokes heroic images. These heroic images populate Australian literature, such as in the poem, The Man from Snowy River, by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. This poem, part of Paterson's book, The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses is but one of the many books included on this CD. Other authors, and books, that you will find in this collection include:
- An Anthology of Australian
Verse, Edited by Bertram
- One book of poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon and one by Henry Kendall
- Four books by Henry Lawson
- Four books by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
- Two works by Mrs. K. Langloh Parker, including Australian Legendary Tales: Folklore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the
- One book by each by
John Pinkerton, Henry Richardson, and
Steel Rudd (the pseudonym for
Arthur Hoey Davis)
Australian literature is crowd with heroic figures and astounding events, many of which were based upon reality. The works on Australian history included in this collection cover Aboriginal history, the explorations of Australia, and the settlement of Australia by Western colonist and convicts. Many of these works of scholarship are so unbelievable that they read like fiction, but they are all true....
The selection of the historical works included:
In short, this CD offers the reader an unprecedented collection of works on Australia. It will provide hours of reading pleasure, for both general readers and students, and it will make a valuable addition to any library.
- An Address to the Inhabitants Of
The Colonies, established in New
South Wales And Norfolk Island in
1792 by Richard Johnson
- The Art of Living in Australia by P.E.
- Australia Twice Traversed. The
Romance of Exploration, Being a
Narrative Compiled from the
Journals of Five Exploring
Expeditions into and Through
Central South Australia and Western
Australia from 1872 to 1876 by
- Early Australian Voyages by John
- The Euahlayi Tribe--A Study of
Aboriginal Life in Australia by Mrs. K.
- Journal of an Overland Expedition in
Australia 1844-1845 by Ludwig
- A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of
Australia in 1852-53, by Mrs. Charles
- Two Expeditions into the Interior of
Southern Australia During the Years
1828-1831 by Charles Sturt
This CD runs off of any Windows based PC, however you do need to have a web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape) and/or a Windows based word-processing program such as Microsoft Word, or Corel's Word Perfect, in order to read the text. Once the text is opened, you can enlarge the font to suit your reading needs. In addition, this CD can be read by most screen reading programs.
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- White Coolies, by Betty Jeffrey.
On February 12, 1942 the Vyner Brooke left Singapore carrying a full complement of refugees, including 65 Australian nursing sisters. Two days later, the ship was sunk by the Japanese. Fifty-three nurses reached Bangka Island. Of these, 21 were machined gunned to death after surrendering to the Japanese. The remaining 32 nurses were taken prisoners and spent the next three and half years struggling to survive. White Coolies is the story of their epic ordeal. (Audio)
- World Literature, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains over 470 books, from around the world, on one CD. (Compact Disc).
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