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See also: Bushman
bushman (plural bushmen)
- (Australia) A man who lives in or has extensive experience of the Australian bush or outback.
- 2000, Donald Denoon, Philippa Mein Smith, Marivic Wyndham, A History of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, page 214,
- Its[The Bulletin's] writers shaped ‘a group myth about Australians and their destiny’; in the absence of conventional heroes, visiting the past to claim the bushman as the first ‘Australian’, the anti-hero in the struggles against empire.
- 2010, Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies, An Archaeology of Australia Since 1788, page 117,
- Later, historian Russel Ward (1958) famously identified the outback bushman as the “typical” Australian – a rugged individualist, courageous and loyal to his mates.