Great Bush Stories

Great Bush Stories

Daily Telegraph 'With a cast of colourful characters from around the country —the
real Artful Dodger, intrepid bushrangers [...] Great Convict Stories offers a
fascinating insight into life in Australia's first decades.'—Sunraysia Daily GREAT
BUSH ...

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760637866

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM The tradition of yarns from the bush goes back to the earliest days in Australia. Colourful rural characters and dramatic incidents parade through our history and folklore, entertaining and appalling us in equal measure. Graham Seal has gathered classic and little-known stories from when most Australians lived outside the cities, and communication was by dirt track or boat. There's the time when farmers used their Ferguson tractors to save a town from floodwaters; when soldiers took on mobs of emus devastating the wheat crop; the Lady Bushranger who lived rough in a cave; Bob the railway dog who hitched rides on trains for years; and the many dubious strategies devised against the pesky bush fly over the years. True or more than a little exaggerated, these stories reflect the distinctive way of life of rural and outback folk which continues to this day.
Categories: Fiction

The Best Australian Bush Stories

The Best Australian Bush Stories

Here are the big names of Australian bush writing and the lesser known writers who have been forgotten, but whose reputations are long overdue for revival.

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743435113

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

View: 154

Australia's national character and spirit have always been defined, rightly or wrongly, by 'the bush'. This entertaining, thought-provoking, humorous, nostalgic and, above all, highly readable collection of stories for the modern reader shows why the romance endures. From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific Australiana authors, comes a collection of classic and iconic stories from the remote outback, cattle station, wheat farm and rural town. The bush is where our iconic characters are found living in, taking refuge or exploring, whether an Aborigine, explorer, squatter, bushranger or stockman. Here are the big names of Australian bush writing and the lesser known writers who have been forgotten, but whose reputations are long overdue for revival. Enjoy these bush gems by Henry Lawson, Marcus Clarke, Banjo Paterson, Henry Handel Richardson, Steele Rudd, Kenneth Cook, Brian James, EO Schlunke, AC McCay, D'Arcy Niland and more.
Categories: Literary Collections

Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories

Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories

And the sun sank again on the grand Australian bush — the nurse and tutor of
eccentric minds, the home of the weird, and of much that is ... With Great
Australian Droving Stories, I was reminded of the terribly haunting 'The Drovers
Wife'.

Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9781460708859

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 441

'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast Bulletin We're nearing the end of the service and so I step closer in to do the last 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' bit. Just as I get to the edge of the grave, the soil gives away and in I go. Well, they reckon I was like a kangaroo. I hardly missed a beat. I went down into the grave like that, hit the coffin and I bounded back out in one big leap. And I'm now standing back up beside the grave, trying not to shake, while I continue with the service: 'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust'. Death doesn't mean the end of memorable stories from the bush. In fact, often it's just the beginning. These tales from police officers, nurses, funeral directors, priests, gravediggers and those left behind, show that bush ingenuity comes to the fore when coping with corpses that won't cooperate or can't be found, bodies that don't stay buried, and weather and wildlife trying to sabotage the best-planned funerals. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts of passing away and saying goodbye in the Australian bush is by turns, poignant, bizarre, heartbreaking and hilarious.
Categories: History

The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns

The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns

' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style.

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781761060854

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 972

'Aussies know how to spin a good yarn, and Graham Seal knows how to tell them.' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style. It takes a certain character to make a living in the Australian bush. In the most difficult situations, laughter often comes to the rescue. Here are pioneers and battlers, convicts and settler's children, and a land that tests them with fire, flood and drought, in stories resonant with Australia's distinctive wry humour. Originally published as two bestselling collections: Great Australian Stories and Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM
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Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Stories is the most representative collection available of the stories?Aussies tell about themselves. Graham Seal explains where the stories come from, and why even the outright lies reveal a truth of sorts.

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742693736

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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From pioneer tales to urban myths, folklore expert Graham Seal has gathered some of the best Australian stories from around the country, and this?new edition contains?10 extra stories. Australia has a rich tradition of story telling that reflects?a unique history and experience. Great Australian Stories is the most representative collection available of the stories?Aussies tell about themselves. Graham Seal explains where the stories come from, and why even the outright lies reveal a truth of sorts.
Categories: Fiction

George Barbara Bush

George   Barbara Bush

Here is their story, wonderfully told by a granddaughter raised in the warm ethos of a fabled American family.” —Jon Meacham

Author: Ellie LeBlond Sosa

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781608939749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 959

“To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that’s not hard,” Barbara Bush told her granddaughter Ellie LeBlond Sosa on her porch in Kennebunkport, Maine. Sosa had asked for the secret to her and President George H.W. Bush's 77-year love affair that withstood World War II separation, a leap of faith into the oil fields of West Texas, the painful loss of a child, a political climb to the highest office, and after the White House, the transition back to a “normal” life. Through a lifetime’s worth of letters, photographs, and stories, Sosa and coauthor Kelly Anne Chase paint the portrait of the enduring relationship of George and Barbara Bush. Sharing intimate interviews with the Bushes and family friends, this is a never-before-seen look into the private life of a very public couple.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Great Australian Bush Priests Stories

Great Australian Bush Priests Stories

This collection of stories of ministers, priests, preachers sent to minister in the Australian bush tells how, no matter their demnomination, they are all committed to helping people in the bush - whatever way they can!

Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733339727

Category:

Page: 336

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Great Australian stories of faith and friendship in outback Australia, gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh - bestselling author of Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian CWA Stories. 'the term "Bible bashing" took on new meaning in our household ... Mum used to suffer from bunions; that is until she started bashing them with the heavy family Bible, believing the Lord's weight behind the Lord's word could move anything from mountains to bunions.' Priests, pastors and preachers play a vital part in the lives of people in remote and regional Australia. Often from the city, they are posted to places they have never even heard of to provide spiritual care for communities over areas larger than they could ever imagine. No matter their religion, they are all committed to helping people in the bush - whatever way they can! they shear sheep, put up fences, travel hundreds of kilometres to visit their parishioners, act as counsellors, set up schools and programs, and advocate for Aboriginal and asylum seeker rights. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled Australia gathering first-hand these memories and yarns to bring together this wonderful collection of seventy stories that so perfectly capture life in the bush. From hilariously irreverent tales of misadventure to reflections on what it means to have faith, these stories serve as a reminder that wherever in this country we may live, and whatever our beliefs may be, a helping hand and sympathetic ear are never far away. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. this is his thirteenth book.
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Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

BILL 'SWAMPY' MARSH is an award-winning writer/performer of stories, songs
and plays. ... very successful series of 'Great Australian' stories including: Great
Australian Bush Funeral Stories (2018), Great Australian Outback Nurses Stories
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Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9781460708866

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 396

'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast Bulletin Whether they're carting produce, stock, fuel, or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, there's one thing that can be said about outback truckies - they're a colourful bunch. Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, raging floodwaters and foot-deep bulldust to transport goods all across this vast land, serving as lifelines not just to those in the bush but those in cities as well. From the truckie who found a creative means of transporting penguins, to the one who refused to 'abandon ship' as his truck sank into a river, these real-life accounts show the lengths to which these enterprising and resourceful men and women will go to ensure their load arrives safely at their destination. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books' bestselling authors of Australian stories; this is his nineteenth book.
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Australia s Funniest Yarns

Australia s Funniest Yarns

Also by Graham Seal Great Australian Stories Great Anzac Stories Larrikins,
Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories The Savage Shore Great
Australian Journeys Great Convict Stories Great Bush Stories ______ Praise for
other books ...

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760872915

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Graham Seal writes ripper, fair dinkum, true-blue Aussie yarns.' - The Weekly Times Australians traditionally like their humour irreverent, crude and with very sharp teeth. Perhaps you've heard of the vicious drop bears that fall on unsuspecting tourists as they walk through the bush? Or the hoop snakes that put their tails in their mouths as they roll down the hill towards you? Or how about the Citizenship Test for Aspiring Australians which begins with this question about an essential life skill: 'How many slabs can you fit in the back of a Falcon ute while also allowing room for your cattle dog?' The bush is the source of traditional Aussie humour. Pioneering, settlement and battling fire, flood and drought have produced yarns of tough cocky farmers, shearers, bush workers, swaggies and dreadful cooks. Much of this humour relates to the resilience and fortitude necessary to endure the realities of rural life. Australians took this sensibility with them to war and to work in the cities, and the tradition continues today. Whatever the circumstances, Australians have always found something to laugh about, laugh at or laugh off. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM
Categories: Humor

The Giants of Russian Literature The Greatest Russian Novels Stories Plays Folk Tales Legends

The Giants of Russian Literature  The Greatest Russian Novels  Stories  Plays  Folk Tales   Legends

I'll choose a great bush there drenched with rain, so that as soon as one's
shoulder touches it, millions of drops drip on one's head.” He moved away from
the window, shut it, lighted the candle, put on his waistcoat, his overcoat and his
hat and ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664560575

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 8725

View: 797

This unique collection of the greatest novesl, short stories & plays in Russian literature has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards: Introduction: The Rise of the Russian Empire Novels & Novellas: Dead Souls Oblomov Fathers and Sons Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment The Idiot The Brothers Karamazov Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace Anna Karenina The Death of Ivan Ilych The Kreutzer Sonata Anton Chekhov: The Steppe: The Story of a Journey Ward No. 6 Mother (Maxim Gorky) Satan's Diary (Leonid Andreyev) Plays: The Inspector General; or, The Government Inspector (Nikolai Gogol) Anton Chekhov: On the High Road Swan Song, A Play in one Act Ivanoff The Anniversary; or, the Festivities The Three Sisters The Cherry Orchard… Leo Tolstoy: The Power of Darkness The First Distiller Fruits of Culture The Live Corpse The Cause of it All The Light Shines in Darkness Leonid Andreyev: Savva The Life of Man Short Stories: The Queen of Spades The Cloak The District Doctor The Christmas Tree and the Wedding God Sees the Truth, but Waits How A Muzhik Fed Two Officials The Shades, a Phantasy The Heavenly Christmas Tree The Peasant Marey The Crocodile Bobok The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Mumu The Viy Knock, Knock, Knock The Inn Lieutenant Yergunov's Story The Dog The Watch… Russian Folk Tales & Legends: The Fiend The Dead Mother The Dead Witch The Treasure The Cross-Surety The Awful Drunkard The Bad Wife The Golovikha The Three Copecks The Miser The Fool and the Birch-Tree The Mizgir The Smith and the Demon Ivan Popyalof The Norka Marya Morevna Koshchei the Deathless The Water Snake The Water King and Vasilissa the Wise The Baba Yaga Vasilissa the Fair The Witch The Witch and the Sun's Sister One-Eyed Likho Woe… Essays: On Russian Novelists Lectures on Russian Novelists
Categories: Literary Collections

Best Australian Drinking Stories

Best Australian Drinking Stories

ALSO BY JIM HAYNES The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids Best Australian
Racing Stories The Great Australian Book of Limericks (2nd ed.) The Best
Australian Trucking Stories The Best Australian Sea Stories The Best Australian
Bush ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760870119

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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'It seemed like a good idea...at the time.' - the lament of many a morning after Rum, beer, scotch, wine, beer and more beer. For nearly 250 years Australian history has been punctuated with stories of booze and boozing. From Cook's voyages and the First Fleet to the Rum Rebellion, the mutiny of the 99th Regiment, the soldiers' riot of 1916, six o'clock closing and beyond, we've been a nation that likes a drink. With the eye of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes has collected the best yarns, verses, stories and anecdotes of our boozy history. He uncovers the good and the bad of our national character and its relationship with grog. He celebrates the social gift of alcohol and riotous moments of mateship and camaraderie, but he also offers salutary tales of its consequences - the hangovers, the suffering, the recriminations and the grave occasions subverted by drink. Amusing, wry, tragic and surprising, Best Australian Drinking Stories asks you to grab a glass of your favourite beverage, get comfy and enjoy this fascinating collection of stories about Australia's love affair with booze.
Categories: Humor

Wild West Adventures In The Great African Bush

Wild West Adventures In The Great African Bush

This story, although fictionalized, is built on my and my brothers' fond memories
of growing up in the Messina (now called Musina) bushveld in the 1950s and
1960s. Many of the incidents in the story did actually take place. Other than family
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Author: David Robert Dalton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469189949

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Kindly please read this and then send this message to your relatives, friends, and business associates in South Africa and overseas. "Wild West Adventures in the Great African Bush" by David Robert Dalton (with contributions by Mike, Trevor & Garth Dalton) Embark on Wild West Adventures in the Great African Bush with author David Robert Dalton, who takes you to the African bush in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Inspired by his and his brothers’ fond memories of growing up in the little copper mining town of Messina (now called Musina) in South Africa, with written contributions from his three elder brothers, he pens a wacky, side-splitting tale of his adventures growing up in the little bushveld town. Set in the African bushveld (a.k.a. “the Great Arizona Desert”), the three elder Dalton cowpokes are members of a gang dubbed the Messina “Dalton Gang”, after the infamous Wild West Dalton Gang, who roar around on their two-wheeler steeds and talk in tough Western jargon. The youngest Dalton cowpoke, six-year-old, David, calls himself “Gunslinger” and his main ambition in life is to become a recognized member of the gang. Together with his little African “Pawnee” sidekick-hombre, Tokoloshie-Two-Feathers, and his three-legged Jack Russell dog, Jock, Gunslinger tries hard to impress, but continually messes up. The story, told in a light-hearted tongue-in-cheek fashion, as told through the fertile imagination of a six-year-old boy, but is written for adults. There’s a delightful array of wacky small-town characters that help the story come alive, making you feel part of it. There’s the delicious Danish Tart, who runs the Mine Rec Club bar, Speedy, the town’s beefy Harley-riding policeman, Paparazzo, the long-nosed Italian crime reporter, Frank&Earnest (the same person!), the hip Holy father, the disapproving Dominee, Mrs Bogey, the Mine Manager’s snooty wife, and the gang’s all-suffering parents, the Old Man and Daisy-Anne, who all contribute to the hilarity! Dredging up one’s own childhood memories, it’s a wonderful nostalgic tale to touch the hearts of all ages! “It’s so darned funny; it’ll have you laughing out loud! A charming and endearing must-read story for all ages! I simple loved it!” – Brenda George, author of Falling Leaves and Mountain Ashes. “I warmed to this delightful and endearing book – a unique African TO-KILL-A-MOCKINGBIRD look into the mind of a child of those nostalgic times.” – Gloria Keverne, international bestselling author of A Man Cannot Cry and Broken Wings. Available in EBook and paperback format, see: http://www.xlibrispublishing.co.uk or http://www.xlibris.com; http://www.amazon.co.uk or http://www.amazon.com or www.bushwhackedbooks.co.za http://www.youtube.com
Categories: Fiction

Great Australian Scams Cons and Rorts

Great Australian Scams  Cons and Rorts

A book of dodgy schemes and crazy dreams from the bush to the city Jim Haynes
. ALSO BY JIM HAYNES The Big Book of Verse for Aussie Kids Best Australian
Racing Stories The Great Australian Book of Limericks (2nd ed.) The Best ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760639693

Category: History

Page: 312

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'Australian history is...so curious and strange, that it...does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies... It is full of surprises, and adventures, and incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened.' - Mark Twain Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and maddest schemes, master storyteller Jim Haynes reminds us that we've never been shy of pulling a trick or two. So how did a clever bushman who 'couldn't lie straight in bed' steal a thousand head of cattle and get away with it even though he was caught 'red handed'? And what about the disappearing work of art that suddenly dissolved only to reappear at an auction years later? Or how about the butcher from Wagga who passed himself off as a French-born English duke to inherit a small fortune. And then there was the small matter of a horse, a tin of paint and a million dollar double-cross that became known as the Fine Cotton Affair. In only the way he can, Jim Haynes has collected a veritable 'Gullible's Tales' of unexpected and surprising true stories that may seem hard to believe!
Categories: History

Who is your best friend And other stories for children

Who is your best friend  And other stories for children

My father was minister of an extensive country district , and had his head -
quarters in a quiet little village , which lay hidden away in the Great Bush , like a
flower of the forest . There were discontented folks amongst the inhabitants , who
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Author: Who

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:591050767

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The Laurel Bush an Old fashioned Love Story

The Laurel Bush  an Old fashioned Love Story

Though neither they nor any one else could have explained the mysterious fact ,
the foundation of all love - stories , in books or in life - and which the present
author owns , after having written many books and seen a great deal of life , is to
her ...

Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924013468180

Category:

Page: 288

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Tiger Tiger Stories of the Great Big Outdoors

Tiger  Tiger    Stories of the Great Big Outdoors

tiny green grasshopper took off from a bush and, in a trice, Kanai was after it. He
made a dive at the grasshopper, but the little creature was too quick for him. Off it
went, jumping from one blade of grass to the other, with Kanai in hot pursuit.

Author: Madhubun

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9789325963061

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Tiger! Tiger! is a collection of eight stories based on the ‘real-life’ incidents of the author Pratibha Nath, a teacher-turned-journalist and storyteller. She tries to strengthen the bond of a sense of belonging to our culture and tradition. Written in a simple and lively style, these stories entrench a value system and can help restore lost moral values in society, if understood in true spirit.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Great Australian Horse Stories

Great Australian Horse Stories

An old story went that years ago the McCrae family, who had a bush hut there,
released a Clydesdale stallion that was no longer of use to them. Cattlemen and
farmers did this from time to time to improve the look of the brumbies, sometimes
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Author: Anne Crawford

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743316801

Category: Pets

Page: 310

View: 342

Great Australian Horse Stories brings to life the exploits—funny, poignant and sometimes dramatic—of horses from all over the nation, including outback legends, loyal carthorses, spectacular high jumpers, and trusty stock horses. Among them are animals that have defied the odds to win—or simply to live. Just as special are the people who make horses their lives: drovers and dressage riders, bush brumby runners, the famous horse handlers on film sets, and rags-to-riches metropolitan trainers. These are riders who have persevered through accident and adversity to stay in the saddle. From the traditions of old-timers to new methods that challenge the way we think about horses, these stories capture the essence of that special bond between humans and horses. They will resonate with horse-lovers and anyone who enjoys a great Australian yarn.
Categories: Pets

The hut in the bush and other stories

The hut in the bush  and other stories

As may be supposed, I found my mother in a great state of anxiety, and even my
father somewhat at a loss to account for my long delay in returning. When I had
drunk off a cup of hot tea I began my story, going on with my meal at the same
time ...

Author: Robert Richardson (B.A.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600073912

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Page: 128

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Hans Christian Andersen s Stories for the Household

Hans Christian Andersen s Stories for the Household

Two miles fakes . from here the Snow Then little Gerda Queen ' s garden besaid
her prayer ; and gins ; you can carry the cold was so great the little girl thither :
that she could see her set her down by the own breath , which great bush that ...

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2GQC

Category: Children's stories

Page: 316

View: 391

Categories: Children's stories

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Great tales of the turf from Jorrocks to Black Caviar Jim Haynes. ALSO BY JIM
HAYNES The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories Australia's Best
Unknown Stories The Best Australian Yarns The Best Australian Bush Stories
The Best ...

Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925268768

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

View: 855

Jim Haynes, Australia's favourite tale teller, loves the sport of kings as much as he loves Aussie yarns and bush verse. From country picnic tracks to the thoroughbred racecourses of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, from Archer to Black Caviar, from the mysterious punter Louis the Possum to the great trainer Bart Cummings, he brings these two great loves together in the biggest book of Australian racing stories ever. In these stories, full of the humour and romance of the track, Jim reminds us of the great champions, the tragedies, and the unique characters (equine and human) of racing. Here are stories of famous races and jockeys, touts and urgers, nose-to-nose battles and a rort or two, as well as country race meeting where anything can happen. This rich collection captures the heart and soul of the turf and reminds us exactly why a day at the races and having a punt are such an important part of the Australian spirit.
Categories: Sports & Recreation