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Old-timers free pdf 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.

About Sandy Thorne

Sandy Thorne has had incredible success with her books. She may not be exactly 'literary' but she spins a great yarn full of humour, life and colour that engages the reader from the first word. A former jillaroo, horse breaker and bull-catcher she is now Australia's first and only female professional bush humourist. She has performed at countless festivals, concerts, conferences and other events as well as on TV and radio all over Australia, New Zealand and the US since launching her first book on 'The Midday Show' by ripping the top off a stubbie with her teeth.

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Author : Sandy Thorne
Publisher : Allen
Data Published : 01 February 2013
ISBN : 1743311826
EAN : 9781743311820
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 324 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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