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Traditional bush stories have always been a part of Australias history involving many types of characters like Drovers and Shearers just to name a couple Many writers have portrayed these traditional bush characters in different ways The two bush stories The Drovers Wife and The Graziers Wife are set in two different time eras and written by two authors from totally different time periods Both of the main characters in each of the bush stories are quite similar in certain ways yet very different This essay will compare their personalities their lifestyle and lives in general The Drovers Wife is a very traditional bush story which mainly focuses a young wife of a Drover who usually lives alone with her three young children on their property deep in the bush Her husband a drover an ex-squatter is away with sheep The Drovers Wife is a tough strong-willed woman who is devoted to her husband her children and their farm The only thing she does for recreation and excitement is read the Young Ladies Journal The whole family two parents and four children live in a two roomed house made of bark A recent drought has forced her husband to sacrifice the remnant of his flock and go droving again She doesnt seem to regret the life she has but often she speaks fondly about her girlish hopes and aspirations which have long been dead During the story a dangerous venomous snake slips under the house and being the devoted other she piles her four children on top of a table and sacrifices a whole nights sleep to keep watch for the snake The Graziers Wife is also a very similar bush story written by Christobel Mattingley except it is set around the middle of the 20th Century about 1960s 1970s While The Drovers Wife had to live without her
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