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Wallace-Crabbe investigates the appeal of Paterson's poetry to generations of Australians, concluding that Paterson "sensed something that was potentially in the air, named it and shaped it in a memorable form". The myths of the bush and bushmen found in Paterson's verse have endured in Australia's popular culture, explaining Paterson's continued popularity.