Old-Timers: Magnificent Stories from Mighty Australians

By: Sandy Thorne

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Meet Ron Canlin, who one day began sculpting the sandstone walls of his opal mine. Ten years later, every drive and tunnel in Ron's claim is full of wonderful sculptures - the eighth wonder of the world. Or Peter Venables, with his flowing white beard, puffing his pipe like a character from the pioneering 1800s, whose teams of Clydesdales plough, sow and harvest the crops they eat. Or Janie Marshall, contract musterer, ex-amateur jockey, known as 'F.kin' Jenny' after her favourite word, which she roars frequently-even in front of the parson! She's as outback as a road train full of emus, and you'll love reading her story. In Old-Timers, jillaroo, opal miner and bush humorist Sandy Thorne has assembled twenty vital snapshots of Australian life that inspire and enthral with their energy, originality and genuine pioneering spirit. Thorne treats us to tales from wharf labourers, coalminers, battling cockies, stockmen, spies, prisoners of war, pioneer fishermen, politicians, policemen, pilots and racing and rodeo horsemen. Sparkling with wisdom, wit, forthrightness and irreverent humour, these stories celebrate a courageous national character that squeezes every ounce out of life, through good times and bad. 308 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. Inscribed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781742374529. Inventory No: 248981. Paperback

Title: Old-Timers: Magnificent Stories from Mighty Australians

Author Name: Sandy Thorne

Categories: Australian, Biography,

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2011

ISBN Number: 1742374522

ISBN Number 13: 9781742374529

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 248981

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