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2007 Dawson, Christopher, The Illustrated Boggo Road Dictionary of Prison Language, Slang & Flash, Fairfield, Qld: Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society.

2006 Hunt, Paula & Glenn Manton, Mongrel Punts and Hard Ball Gets: an A—Z of footy speak, Fitzroy: Red Dog

2005 Darian-Smith, Kate & June Factor, Child’s Play: Dorothy Howard and the folklore of Australian children, Melbourne: Museum Victoria [includes some Howard articles from the 1950s and 1960s].

2005 Laugesen, Amanda, Diggerspeak: the language of Australians at war, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2003 Laugesen, Amanda (ed.), Glossary of slang and peculiar terms in use in the A.I.F. 1921–1924.

2002 Laugesen, Amanda, Convict Words: language in early colonial Australia, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2000 Factor, June, Kidspeak: a dictionary of Australian children’s words, expressions and games, Carlton South, Vic.: Melbourne University Press.

2000 Moore, Bruce, Gold! Gold! Gold!: the language of the nineteenth-century Australian gold rushes, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

1993 Moore, Bruce, A Lexicon of Cadet Language: Royal Military College, Duntroon, in the period 1983 to 1985, Canberra: Australian National Dictionary Centre.

1993 Simes, Gary (ed.), A Dictionary of Australian Underworld Slang, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

1990 Arthur, J.M. & W.S. Ramson (eds), W.H. Downing’s Digger Dialects (1919), Melbourne: Oxford University Press in association with Australian War Memorial.

1989 Gunn, John S., ‘The Shearing Shed Society’, in Peter Collins & David Blair (eds), Australian English: the language of a new society, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 78–88.

1989 Wallish, E.A. ‘Ned’, The Truth Dictionary of Racing Slang, Melbourne: Associated Communication Enterprises.

1988 Swanton, B., Copspeak: a glossary of terms, abbreviations and phrases employed by police officers throughout Australasia, Phillip, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.

1986 Keesing, Nancy, Lily on the Dustbin: slang of Australian women and families, Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin.

1983 Hibberd, Jack & Garrie Hutchinson, The Barracker’s Bible: a dictionary of sporting slang, Melbourne: McPhee Gribble.

1982 Sharwood, J.A., Vocabulary of the Australian Dried Vine Fruits Industry, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 20.

1980 Gunn, J.S. & B. Levy, A Word History of Bushranging, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 17.

1980 Langker, R., Flash in New South Wales, 1788-1850, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 18.

1971 Gunn, J.S., An Opal Terminology, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 15.

1971 Gunn, J.S., Distribution of Shearing Terms in New South Wales, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 16.

1966 Cooke, Elizabeth A., Susan E. MacCallum & Robert D. Eagleson, Fresh Evidence from Early Goldmining Publications, 1851-1860, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 9.

1966 Cooke, Elizabeth A., Susan E. MacCallum & Robert D. Eagleson, Early Goldmining Terms and Popular Collocations, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 10.

1965 Gunn, J.S., The Terminology of the Shearing Industry, Part 1 A–L, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 5.

1965 Gunn, J.S., The Terminology of the Shearing Industry, Part 2 M–Z, Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, Occasional Paper 6.

1919 Downing, W.H., Digger Dialects: a collection of slang phrases used by the Australian soldiers on active service, Sydney: Lothian.

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