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              More Great Australian Outback Police Stories
               

              More Great Australian Outback Police Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $24.74
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              • Pub Date
                1 Aug 20

              From some of the biggest beats in the world came these unforgettable tales of adventure and misadventure, drama and mayhem, larrikinism and laughter. After there'd been a robbery in a block of Wiluna retirement units, two police officers arrive to begin their investigations. They... knock on the front door of the first unit in the block. An old lady answers. 'Lady,' says one of the police officers, 'where were you between 5 and 6?' 'I'm not exactly sure officer,' replies the old lady, 'but I was most probably in kindergarten.' Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, to name just a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts from cops on the frontline in the heart of Australia is by turns inspiring, poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious. 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 twentieth book.
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              ISBN 9780733340079
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories
               

              New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              From the pilots, doctors and nurses who spread their 'mantle of safety' throughout the remote inland of Australia, as well as the men and women they treat on the ground, comes a brand-new collection of Flying Doctor yarns as told to master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh.

              ISBN 9780733325519
              Published AU 1 Oct 2010
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories For Young People
               

              The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories For Young People (Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is one of Australia's most popular storytellers. In this collection, he has gathered together adventures for young readers that tell, in the authentic voices of Australia's men and women, the funny, sad, surprising and dramatic stories of a way of life that is... fast disappearing. Ages 10+.
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              ISBN 9780733328282
              Published AU 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age Children
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              Great Australian Droving Stories
               

              Great Australian Droving Stories (Paperback, New title)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              This collection of amazing, hilarious, controversial stories pack a real punch. Listen as these drovers, ringers, stockmen, stockwomen and scoundrels speak about their way of life in an Australia that is fast disappearing.

              ISBN 9780733322303
              Published AU 1 Oct 2007
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              Great Australian Outback School Stories
               

              Great Australian Outback School Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

              • RRP: $32.99
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              When you're a kid, adults often say to you 'your school days are the best of your life'--and you think they must be barking mad! But when you look back, you can see what they meant, because when you are at school you were free of responsibilities--you had adventures, got up to mi...schief, hung out with your mates, made mistakes and, above all, had fun. This collection of more than sixty stories, gathered by Bill 'Swampy' Marsh in his travels across Australia, harks back to a simpler time and perfectly captures the experience of life growing up in the outback, when the days were long and hot, the kids were cheeky but innocent, and adulthood seemed a long way away. Whether you loved school or not, these stories will bring a smile to your face and maybe even a tear to your eye, as students and teachers share their yarns and memories of a time gone by...this little kid, he spun around at me and he snapped, 'Piss off, Miss.' Of course, I immediately replied with, 'Excuse me. In this school we always use our best manners when we talk to teachers and adults. So what should we say, then?' And this little kid, well, he looked up at me all sheepish and he said, 'Well then, Miss, piss off, PLEASE.'
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              ISBN 9780733325496
              Published AU 1 Sep 2013
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              Old Yanconian Daze: Tales of mateship

              Old Yanconian Daze: Tales of mateship (Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Award-winning writer Bill 'swampy' Marsh brings schoolyard days alive with affection and dry amusement. His yarns are packed with wild escapades, fights, bursting sexuality, suicide, a hungover pig and the ghost of Sir Samuel McCaughy.

              ISBN 9781862543515
              Published AU 15 Jul 1995
              Publisher Wakefield Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Great Australian Outback Police Stories

              Great Australian Outback Police Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Yarns and memories that capture the experience of policing in the bush, gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, bestselling author of GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLYING DOCTOR STORIES and GREAT AUSTRALIAN CWA STORIES. 'I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game ...' B...oasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes; to the policeman who arrested his own wife; to the prisoner who risked his life to rescue his own captor from certain death. Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the length and breadth of the country to gather their tales of adventure and misadventure, drama and mayhem, and larrikinism and laughter, to create this memorable collection of real-life stories about those on the front-line in the heart of Australia.
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              ISBN 9780733333149
              Published AU 21 Sep 2015
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              Amazing Grace: Stories of faith and friendship from outback Australia

              Amazing Grace: Stories of faith and friendship from outback Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              Hilariously irreverent tales as well as reflections on what it means to have faith - these are true stories of life in remote and regional Australia, from master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh. 'Even the term Bible bashing took on new meaning in our household ...Mum used to suff...er 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.' Like the flying doctors, teachers, and the CWA, bush priests play an important 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 from Whyalla to Groote Eylandt 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. 'On one trip, this bloke and I, we were sitting there. The stars were coming up. It was getting a bit chilly, but we were just talking about life on the station. And this bloke was holding some seeds in his hand and he was telling me how one of those seeds, with just a little bit of moisture, will spiral into the hard soil and when it does, it starts to grow. Then given enough love and care, it will produce. And that's the joy of creat
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              ISBN 9780733330544
              Published AU 22 Sep 2014
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Great Australian Droving Stories

              Great Australian Droving Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill; Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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              A collection of amazing, hilarious, controversial, rugged stories that pack a real punch. Listen as these drovers, ringers, stockmen, stockwomen and scoundrels speak about their way of life in an Australia that is fast disappearing.

              ISBN 9780733313356
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780733322303
              Published AU 6 Jul 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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