Life in the Bush
The Australian life style was portrayed as one of the bushman although it was not . The life of a typical Australian was really the city life . The bushman was one with no classes and he treated every person as equal . A middle class person was the same as a working class man . The bushman was a very trust worthy and helpful character he would help a stranger as if it was his friend and if that friend needed anything he would be glade to ofer him every thing he has .
The bushman lead gypsy like lifestyle with the constant moving and roaming round the country side . They would often walk or ride horse back from place to place with their tent and billy and camp out over night when they had no where to stay . The bushman where very much like aborigines they tracked and did not need a compass or a map they knew plants and trees .
They called this bushcraft . A bushman would cook , clean , wash his cloths and patch his pants this made them very independent . If a bushman was ordered or commanded he would say ' Are you talking to me or the dog ? ' they treated everyone equal and wanted to be treated equal .
They dressed in tweeds , flannel tops , with blue jumpers in the cold and yellow oilskin jackets in the rain . They wore hard wearing blucher boots and broad felt hats . The bushman would often have a drinkdown the pub . They often told stories to each other as their past time . The bushmans homes were made from slabs of bark , green hide . The houses were simple and...