The Australian Life Style Essay

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Life in the BushThe 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 didn't always show advantage . Nor dose it have to , the bushman's home (bellow)is there to shelter him .In the 1880's writers and painters portrayed the bush life as better then the city life . This bought on the image that all Australians lived in the...

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