An Apple Books Classic edition.
The Rudds are having a tough go of things. Pioneering in the Australian outback is no easy task. Written in the late 19th century, Steele Rudd’s story collection paints a portrait of what life was like for settlers in Australia’s farthest corners.
Rudd’s writing snaps with dark, Australian-flavoured humour. Each of his stories captures the daily struggles families faced on remote farms. Get ready to laugh, cry and become friends with the Rudds.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nothing sums up bush life in Queensland at the close of the 19th century as perfectly as these comic vignettes about the fictional Rudd family. Centred on the everyman foibles and exploits of Dad and Dave Rudd, On Our Selection incorporates everything from assorted livestock and wildlife to the momentous wedding of young Kate Rudd. This is very much an early touchstone of the Aussie larrikin spirit, complete with scenery-chewing vernacular, bone-dry wit and the most madcap melodrama. It’s no wonder the book retains its cultural currency more than a century after it was written.
Laughed out loud
We were never that poor - or that funny! Great reading for us country people.