On Our Selection


      On Our Selection
This afternoon, as Dad approached his dumb patient, he suddenly put down the bucket of water which he was carrying and ran, shouting angrily A flock of crows flew away from Farmer and cawed from a tree close by Dad was excited, and when he saw that one of the animal s eyes was gone and a stream of blood trickled over its nose he sat down and hid his face in his big rough hands. Read On Our Selection author Steele Rudd – tbjewellers.co.uk

Rudd was born Arthur Hoey Davis at Drayton, Queensland, and left school early, working on nearby stations before joining the public service in Brisbane He married Violet Brodie in 1894 and they had four children The Bulletin published his first sketch of life as a selector in 1895 More stories followed, and their popularity led the Bulletin to publish the collections On Our Selection 1899 and Our New Selection 1903 , which were also successfully adapted for the stage Rudd established Steele Rudd s Magazine in 1903, which continued with name changes, lapses and revivals until 1927 Rudd was prolific, writing six plays andthan twenty books, including the well received novel, Memoirs of Corporal Keeley 1918 His wife s institutionalisation in a mental hospital, the dissolution of their marriage, problems with alcohol and money, are all considered to have contributed to a decline in the quality of his later work.

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10 thoughts on “ On Our Selection

  1. says:

    Took me a while to get the humour Okay, maybe I still don t get it Dry Like, how bad can things get, and what craziness will happen on top of that But even for someone who didn t get it there were laugh out loud moments The nutso guy, the way they reac...

  2. says:

    This classic of Australian humour is a bit of a problem for modern readers on quite a few bases If one was to adopt thenuanced and culturally complex approaches taken by current literary criticism On Our Selection is rather unsatisfactory It certainly represents a paternalistic, white Anglo Saxon narrative where women andsignificantly Aboriginal Australians are pushed to the margins The inordinate amount of cruelty to animals displayed by the leading characters can be very hard This classic of Australian humour is a bit of a problem for modern readers...

  3. says:

    Exceptional writing from the 1890s, an insight into life in the 19th century Australian bush that is uproarious and touching Rudd s sense of humour is very outback , and not something that I think many of my generation appreciate I count myself among that number sometimes But I m lucky to have the bush in my blood enough to enjoy this I ultimately prefer Henry Lawson s Joe Wilson stories because of the added layer of tasty despair that he incorporates But Rudd was writing in the tradition Exceptional writing from the 1890s, an insight into life in the 19th century Australian bush that is uproarious and touching Rudd s sense of humour is very outback , and not something that I think many of my generation apprec...

  4. says:

    Two stars I never thought I d do it I grew up with Steele Rudd s work His 19th century writings were much treasured, and then there was the 20th century movie that didn t really do its humour justice But I m a grown up now, and the 21st century me, really struggled with the misogyny of it all It s not really a fault of the author, as these were the times they lived in, where women were the invisible sex put upon the earth to prop men up and make men s lives easier And On Our Selection was Two stars I never thought I d do it I grew up with Steele Rudd s work His 19th century writings were much treasured, and then there was the 20th century movie that didn t really do ...

  5. says:

    This was mandatory, but JESUS

  6. says:

    Reading the country humor of another country is a stitch and a bit of a challenge with the different vocabulary and background knowledge and quirks of farming and weather conditions and animals this is Australian andButI visited the cafe pu...

  7. says:

    Brilliant Real life hardships mixed with classic Australian humour.

  8. says:

    a real classic wonderful dry humour.

  9. says:

    I had been meaning to read this classic for a while.

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