George Johnston was an Australian journalist, war correspondent and novelist, best known for My Brother Jack. My Brother Jack is a classic Australian novel. It is part of a semi-autobiographical trilogy that chronicles the life of an average Australian bloke in interwar Australian society. Jack Meredith is a liked and tough man, uneducated but hardworking and decent, who grew up suffering during the Great Depression. His younger brother has a successful and prominent career as journalist, although the narrator's personal life is empty, unlike that of his more physical, less intellectual, more "Aussie" brother Jack.
May Gibbs, was an English Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She is best known for her gumnut babies (also known as "bush babies" or "bush fairies"), and the book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is a series of books first published in 1918. The books chronicle the adventures of two gumnut babies (Snugglepot and Cuddlepie), and their adventures with the villains: the “Banksia Men”.
What story - set in Australia - do you believe is a "must read, iconic Australian novel"?
Kelty Resource Centre, St Patrick's College, Ballarat 2019