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Thirty years with men, Harry Ding's story of an Outback transport operator.

Thirty Years with Men

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Thirty years with men is Harry Ding’s recollections of the pioneering years of transportation in the OUTBACK of Australia. Harry Ding’s trucks operated on rough roads and sometimes no roads. The drivers were carting wool, sheep and supplies to the remote station homesteads and towns. Memoirs of a man starting with a horse and cart, who pioneered...

2 Disc Collection The Back of Beyond.

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2 disc collection, John Heyer’s 1954 classic film 60th anniversary edition John Heyer’s 1954 classic film following an outback mailman along the Birdsville Track. The development of inland Australia largely depends on the men who keep open the supply lines and communications – the outback mailmen. In an area larger than Europe, beyond the last...

The Back of Beyond

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John Heyer’s 1954 classic film following an outback mailman along the Birdsville Track. The development of inland Australia largely depends on the men who keep open the supply lines and communications – the outback mailmen. In an area larger than Europe, beyond the last roads and railways, their tracks make the map of the inland...

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Our online shop has a range of books on display. It is our intention to grow this display. Some books in the shop are listed below. “Thirty years with Men”, is the story of Harry Ding of Yunta and Olary area.  Harry Ding operated a number of trucks, employing men to drive them through the...

Mail for the Back of Beyond

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This is the story of the motor truck pioneers who contributed as much to Australia’s transport history as the mail coaches, riverboats and railways. Unlike the romance associated with the mail runs of Cobb & Co., the task of the early mail truck drivers in outback areas was lonely and monotonous, at times dangerous. Making...

The Stamp of Australia

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THE STAMP OF AUSTRALIA Parental guidance recommended. In an era of technological communication, where emails and social network platforms have become ingrained in the status quo, “The Stamp of Australia” is a refreshing love letter to the past, detailing the manner in which Australians have communicated with each other and the world over the past...

What seed is that. – Revised Edition

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The revegetation industry has moved ahead since the first printing of this book, as well as the knowledge now available. This revised edition now looks at the next phase of seed collection; that is, its use in revegetation. Our rapid clearance of the Australian landscape during the past 200 years has brought many serious land...

LASSETER’S GOLD

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It seems almost everyone who became involved in the search for Lasseter’s Reef had an agenda, and indeed greed and paranoia flourished under the desert sun. Reading this absorbing account, I was reminded of the classic 1940s Humphrey Bogart film The Treasure of Sierra Madre, in which a combination of harsh environment, distrust and greed...

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Tin Mosques & Ghantowns

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Feral camels roam among the saltbush, scrub and gibber plains of central Australia.  These magnificent beasts are so prized in their ancestral homelands that they are now the basis of a thriving export-bloodstock trade to the Middle East.  How camels came to Australia, the party they played in inland exploration and development, and, above all,...

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Outback Heroes

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In Outback Heroes,  Evan McHugh brings together his favourite ripping yarns from the Australian frontier.  He beings with escaped convict William Buckley, who emerged, who emerged from the forest after thirty-two years in the wild

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A town like Alice

A town like Alice

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The story falls broadly into three parts. In Post-World War II London, Jean Paget, a secretary in a leather goods factory, is informed by solicitor Noel Strachan that she has inherited a considerable sum of money from an uncle she never knew. But the solicitor is now her trustee and she only has the use...

The Last Paradise.

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Tom Cole hunted crocodiles and buffalo, was a horse-breaker, brumby runner and drover, owned and managed cattle stations and coffee plantation. The Last Paradise is the sequel to Tom Cole’s bestselling autobiography Hell West and Crooked and recounts his story of thirty years in New Guinea amongst ‘crocodiles, cannibals and coffee’. Operating as the first...

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Marree and the Tracks Beyond in black and white

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Titled “MARREE and the tracks beyond in black and white”, is a hard cover book first published in May 1983. The story of Marree. Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. It lies 685 kilometres North of Adelaide at the junction of the Oodnadatta Track and the Birdsville Track, 49...

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