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Great Australian Stories: Outback Towns and Pubs

Great Australian Stories: Outback Towns and Pubs (Paperback)

By Marsh, Bill

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The people you'll meet will touch your heart as Swampy brings to life all the drama and delight of life in outback Australia. There's the story of Frederick Aloysius Millard, the only dog ever to become a member of a Citizens Club in Australia, thanks to the vote of a woman who w...as sure she'd been introduced to this 'eccentric' man twenty years back; the man who refused to go to the doctor after being shot, because he'd been hit in a very unfortunate spot ...which made it obvious he'd been shot while running away; the unfortunate bloke who tried to blow a snake out of the dunny but ended up nearly taking himself out of existence ...if there's a good story out there, Swampy's captured it for this book. Long after the last tale has been told, you'll still hear laughter from the pub, the crash of a drunken donkey falling in a trench and recall the time ...they found this bloke, sitting in the main street at 3 o'clock in the morning, hammering one of those survey pegs in the ground. So they said, 'What the hell are you doing?' And this drunk feller replies, 'I'm driving a peg inta the arsehole of the world.' Award-winning writer Bill 'Swampy' Marsh collects yarns that get us in, hook, line and sinker. He gives us back our childhood and shares those precious memories of an Australia that's passing into legend.
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ISBN 9780733332135
Published AU 1 Jun 2013
Publisher ABC Books
Format Paperback
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Series Great Australian Stories
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ISBN-13 9780733332135
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher ABC Books
Imprint ABC Books
Published 1 Jun 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Marsh, Bill
Series Great Australian Stories
Category Places & Peoples: General Interest
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 305.9630994
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text People & Places: General
ONIX Text General/trade