Australiana True Stories and Biographies
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Big Mobs: The Story of Australian Cattleman - PB
'In almost all respects I found Australian ranching customs and traditions far more intriguing, more dangerous, more 'western' than those of North America' - Professor Jim Hoy, Emporia State University, Kansas.
Bill the Bastard: The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse - PB
An epic yarn based on the true story of a great Australian war horse who rode with bravery and valour at Gallipoli, the desert campaigns of Egypt, and Palestine.
Birdsville - My Year in the Back of Beyond - PB
For a town with seventy residents (on a good day), Birdsville is remarkably well known - the Birdsville Track, the rodeo, the pub, the infamous races.
Devils on Horses - HB
Reunited with their horses in Egypt after the shattering experience of Gallipoli (a story recounted in Terry Kinloch's earlier book, Echoes of Gallipoli), the Anzac mounted riflemen and light horsemen were initially charged with the defence of the Suez Canal.......
Diamonds and Dust
Inspiring and unforgettable, 'Diamonds and Dust' is a classic story of a woman finding her destiny in the furthest reaches of the outback.
Droving Down the Cooper - A Saddlemaker's Yarn - PB
“Let’s go bush,” said Big Nev, and that sparked a journey for two adventurous city kids spellbound by Banjo Paterson’s poems about horses and men and the Australian outback.
Forgotten Men: Australian Army Veterinary Corps 1909-1946 - HB
Forgotten Men is the long overdue account of the significant contribution to the Australian Army of the Australian Army Veterinary Corps in two world wars.
Gai In My Words, Gai Waterhouse - HB
Gai Waterhouse is one of Australia's most successful, hard-working and innovative racehorse trainers.
Great Australian Horse Stories - PB
Life in the saddle - from wild brumbies of the high country to trusty stock horses of the outback and from drovers to dressage riders - a collection of heart-warming tales for horse-lovers.
Great Australian Shearing Stories
The shearer, so much part of the Australian economy when the country lived on the sheep's back, is now beginning to vanish into mythology.
Great Pioneer Women
From the 1800s to the onset of World War 1, pioneers making their homes in outback Australia were joined by their wives, many of them whom had no idea of the difficulties and dangers ahead.
Great Working Horse Stories
Funny, familar and deeply moving, these true stories of Australian working horses stretch over three generations and every part of our continent.
Hale & Hardy - Tales and recollections from a country practice
Stuck in traffic one night John Hale read a sign: If you don't change direction you will finish up exactly where you are headed. He took the message to heart.
Horses Too Are Gone, The
The drought had reached crisis point. Cattle farmer Mike Keenan decided there was only one solution: he would have to get his starving cattle and his beloved horses to greener pastures north of the border.
In Search of a Wild Brumby
Bestselling author MIKE KEENAN is off again - this time with the daunting task of capturing a Snowy Mountains brumby, following in the footsteps of the Man from Snowy River.
In Stockmen's Footsteps - PB
How a farm girl from the black soil plains grew up to champion Australia's outback heritage.
Last Horse Standing
In 1971 bushman Jack Camp went mustering wild cattle - 'cleanskins' - in a vast and isolated stretch of the Kimberley coast. The potential profit would be huge but so were the risks.
Life in the Saddle: Adventures of Legendary Horseman, the Kokotunga Kid - PB
'It doesn't matter if there are four thousand people watching or just four – you're a horseman, roughrider, entertainer. At that moment, rodeo has you bitten and it doesn't let you go. You just want another ride.'
Love in the Age of Drought
'Love in the Age of Drought' is a delightful fish-out-of-water story about city-country culture clash overcome by the course of true love.
My Droving Days: Life on the Long Paddock - PB
A long vanished world comes to life through the reminiscences of a former long-distance drover.
My Wild Ride - PB
Fiona Johnson was born a city girl, but she was always drawn to horses. Aged 10 she saved all of her pocket money to buy a saddle at a garage sale.
Not Only a Hero
"...Despite his rough and often larrikin behaviour Simpson was genuinely concerned for the welfare of other people - and not only that of his family and friends, but of total strangers -
On the Trail of the Silver Brumby - HB
Generations of Australians have fallen in love with the silver brumbies of Elyne Mitchell's classic children's stories.
The men and women you'll meet in this fascinating book come in all shapes and sizes, from convicts and engineers to cattleduffers and anthropologists. These remarkable Australians share an extraordinary ability to survive the rigours of the bush.
In Outback Pionners, Evan McHugh gathers the enthralling stories of the men and women who opened up the Australian outback and in the process discovered the beauty and terror of this extraordinary country.
Outback Spirit: Inspiring True Stories of Australias Unsung Heroes - PB
ive kids orphaned by a terrible accident ... a struggling family living in the most isolated spot on earth ... a single dad battling to cope in a house falling down around his ears ... a desperately ill woman in the middle of nowhere …
Outback Stations - PB
'From the helicopter I could see the property's waterholes surrounded by paperbark trees, its red-stone cliffs lit by the rising sun. And grass, endless seas of grass.
Phar Lap, A True Legend (Revised Edition)
Phar Lap is one of Australia's best-loved icons. The story of the gangly foal who became one of the greatest racehorses ever has captured Australians' hearts for generations.
Phar Lap: Icon of a Nation - PB
'Phar Lap' is the thrilling, mysterious and tragic story of how a horse became a hero of his time and an icon of a nation...
Pieces of Blue
At the age of six, Kerry McGinnis loses her mother. Her father, left with four young children to raise, gathers up his family and leaves the city to go droving.
Stars Over Shiralee
As the first woman in the Kimberley to run two million-acre cattle stations, Sheryl McCorry had proved to herself that she was a woman capable of handling anything life threw her way. Or so she thought...
Stories of the Outback
Bert Bolton is an outback man. He has spent 50 years working, touring and crossing the tracks of our great explorers and pioneers, admiring their dedication, determination, adventurous spirit and devotion in advancing Australia.
The Australian Light Horse - PB
The Australian Light Horse was a unique force, first raised during the Boer War, and then reformed for World War I.
The Shadows of Horses
In The Shadows of Horses, Mike Keenan shares the inside story of what life is like on the land for today's farmers - the isolation, the agony of drought and the uncertainty about the future.
True North - PB
Growing up in suburban Perth in the 1920s, the two Durack girls were fascinated by tales of the pioneering past of their father and grandfather overlanding from Queensland in the 1880s and setting up four vast cattle stations in the remote north.
Up A Hollow Log: Animal stories from the bush and beyond
Master storyteller Ryle Winn learnt his craft in the backblocks, experimented with it in the public bar and honed it in between musters and sale yards.
Welcome to the Outback - PB
The Outback isn't a place on a map; it's a place in your heart. It's an attitude, how you treat people, a way of behaving. It's your belief system, and how a whole nation of Australians often long for a time when life was simpler.
What Are The Odds? The Bill Waterhouse Story
Bill Waterhouse is a true Australian character who has spent a lifetime mixing it with the biggest names in sport, business and politics.
When it Rains (a memoir)
"An unforgettable story of love and courage that inspires even as it breaks your heart."
Wild Horses Don't Swim
The author of the bestselling THE HORSES TOO ARE GONE takes us on another unforgettable adventure.