Australian Classics For Your Bookshelf

Australian Classics For Your Bookshelf

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Literary Editor Susan Wyndham has listed fifteen books that should be part of every Australian’s library. Second hand reprint copies should be readily available from book dealers throughout Australia.  Why not aim to collect them all?

  • For the Term of His Natural Life (1874) by Marcus Clarke
  • My Brilliant Career (1901) by Miles Franklin
  • The Man Who Loved Children (1940) by Christina Stead
  • The Harp in the South (1948) by Ruth Park
  • Voss (1957) by Patrick White
  • The Tyranny of Distance (1966) by Geoffrey Blainey
  • Johnno (1975) by David Malouf
  • A Fortunate Life (1981) by A.B. Facy
  • The Children’s Bach (1984) by Helen Garner
  • Cloudstreet (1991) by Tim Winton
  • Night Letters (1996) by Robert Dessaix
  • Eucalyptus (1998) by Murray Ball
  • True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) by Peter Carey
  • Carpentaria (2006) by Alexis Wright
  • The Slap (2008) by Christos Tsiolkas

SMH 29.12.2010

Contribued by Margaret Dunstan of Somerset House Books

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