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Jim Haynes’ ‘Australia’s Best Unknown Stories’

Jim Haynes sorts the facts from the furphies in the audiobook Australia’s Best Unknown Stories, which combines snippets of Australian colonial history, short stories and poetry. With the voice of a seasoned storyteller, he explains that the golden wattle was not actually chosen as the national emblem because of its gold colour, and that the chant ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi,’ found its way into the Australian vernacular from its Welsh-mining origins … read Andrew Wrathall’s full review here.