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              Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories

              Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              '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 kangar...oo. 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, 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.
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              ISBN 9780733338588
              Published AU 20 Aug 2018
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

              Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast Bulletin Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the width and breadth of Australia to bring together yet another memorable collection of stories. This time he has met with many of our outback truckers that criss-cross ou...r nation - across deserts, rivers, and the Great Dividing Range - to share their extraordinary yarns and tales.
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              ISBN 9780733338595
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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              The Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories
               

              The Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories (Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

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              For the first time, Bill Marsh's terrific collection of outback yarns centred on the Royal Flying Doctor Service are available in one bumper volume. the Royal Flying Doctor Service is a unique icon of Australian culture. Since its beginnings with the Reverend John Flynn in 1928, ...the RFDS has helped build our nation. the Flying Doctors, and the remote stations and communities that they serve, have become enduring symbols of what it means to be Australian. the Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories is a fascinating, moving and often hilarious collection of true stories about the life in the Australian Outback. Hear of those whose very lives depend on the Royal Flying Doctor Service, like the man suffering from extreme burns who rode his motorbike eighteen kilometres back across his property to get help while opening and closing every gate along the way because you 'always leave gates as you find them'. Out here, stoicism and a sense of humour go hand in hand, as in the case of the stockman with a compound leg fracture who, when asked by the Flying Doctor if it hurt, replied, 'Oh, it itches a bit.' through fog, lightning, thunder, flooding rains and dust storms, the Flying Doctor braves the elements to get to the remote outback landing strips where they're needed -... and the tales they live to tell will have you shaking your head in amazement.
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              ISBN 9780733332142
              Published AU 1 Jan 2013
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories
               

              Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Bill

              '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 dis...tances, 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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              ISBN 9781460708866
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              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              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 (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Bill

              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 9780730494584
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              Published AU 17 Jan 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Great Northern Territory Stories
               

              Great Northern Territory Stories (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Bill

              Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh travels our wide brown land collecting yarns and memories from the authentic voices of rural Australia. the people you will meet in these stories will touch your heart as Swampy brings to life all the drama and delight of life in the outback.... By turns frightening, hilarious, wonderful, tragic and poignant, these tales are sure to get you in, hook, line and sinker.
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              ISBN 9780730498667
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              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Great Victoria Stories
               

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              By Marsh, Bill

              Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh travels our wide brown land collecting yarns and memories from the authentic voices of rural Australia. the people you will meet in these stories will touch your heart as Swampy brings to life all the drama and delight of life in the outback.... By turns frightening, hilarious, wonderful, tragic and poignant, these tales are sure to get you in, hook, line and sinker.
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              ISBN 9780730498674
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              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Great Tasmania Stories
               

              Great Tasmania Stories (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Bill

              Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh travels our wide brown land collecting yarns and memories from the authentic voices of rural Australia. the people you will meet in these stories will touch your heart as Swampy brings to life all the drama and delight of life in the outback.... By turns frightening, hilarious, wonderful, tragic and poignant, these tales are sure to get you in, hook, line and sinker.
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              ISBN 9780730498681
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              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
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              CWA Stories
               

              CWA Stories (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Bill

              With a membership of 40,000, the CWA really are the heart and soul of rural Australia. With his keen eye for a good story, Bill Swampy Marsh brings us the real stories of these incredible women.

              ISBN 9780730497585
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              Published AU 1 Oct 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Great Australian Stories Western Australia
               

              Great Australian Stories Western Australia (EPUB ebook)

              By Marsh, Bill

              Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh travels our wide brown land collecting yarns and memories from the authentic voices of rural Australia. the people you will meet in these stories will touch your heart as Swampy brings to life all the drama and delight of life in the outback.... By turns frightening, hilarious, wonderful, tragic and poignant, these tales are sure to get you in, hook, line and sinker.
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              ISBN 9780730498230
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              Published AU 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Great Australian Stories
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