A Guide to Australian Folklore cover A Guide to Australian Folklore

The term 'folklore' often makes people think of the past: bush songs, old tales, traditional beliefs and the like. But as this new book shows, folklore is just as much a part of modern life. A Guide to Australian Folklore is a major new guide to allusions, characters (real and fictional), events, places, beliefs and activities that constitute the folklore of the Australian peoples, past and present.

The book is presented in an easy-to-read A-Z form that will appeal to the general reader as well as specialists. Entries range from The Dog on the Tuckerbox and The Pub with No Beer to Gallipoli, The Wild Colonial Boy and the Tasmanian Tiger. It is a fascinating guide to Australia's character and traditions.

  • Much of the material in the guide is new or little known outside folk groups.
  • The guide builds on more than 20 years of research and is the most comprehensive and authoritative work of its type.

It is an indispensable reference for schools, colleges, government and corporate libraries.

Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal