Yarns in Aussie Culture

Aussies are fond of "having a yarn" - an informal exchange of ideas. "spinning a yarn" - telling stories, where the truth may be stretched.
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ute - utility yarns from Australia

We invented it. The ute is a national icon, alongside the pie and sauce. It is the very symbol of our resourceful ingenuity. No matter what you drive, this collection of 80 ute yarns will charm you with its laconic humour and Aussie warmth.

A nation in the making: the Tyrrell Collection_image26 - Australian Geographic  Australian Swaggies

On the wallaby track. Henry Lawsons poem On the Wallaby Track alludes to the…

Aussie campfire yarns. Spinning a few yarns and havin' a cuppa on the Wundargoodie Safari. Image by Richard McKenna

Spinning a few yarns and havin' a cuppa on the Wundargoodie Safari. Image by Richard McKenna

While the Billy Boils - Aussie culture and traditions

Unit of work for Year 10 by Kate Murphy on While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson.

campfire Aussie culture and traditions

campfire Aussie culture and traditions

A Camp Fire Yarn: Henry Lawson Complete Works, 1885 - 1900 Aussie culture and traditions

A Camp Fire Yarn: Henry Lawson Complete Works, 1885 - 1900 Aussie culture and traditions

Bookcover Aussie Outback Yarns. Aussie culture and traditions

Aussie culture and traditions

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