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Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories - Jim Haynes

Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories

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The ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, and the surprising.

Did you know that in 1932 the Australian army was called out to wage war on an invading army of 20,000...emus? Or that the first royal personage to arrive in Australia was the King of Iceland and he came as a convict? And how about the spooky phenomenon of the mischief-making Guyra Ghost?

From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific tellers of yarns and bush tales, comes this ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, the surprising, the truly weird and the completely inexplicable.

Told with a refreshing understatement, Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories vividly evokes a vanishing Australia when anything was possible, when characters were larger than life and the bizarre and strange were normal.

About the Author

Jim Haynes has travelled far and wide to meet and interview the people whose stories make up his books. Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many Great Australian titles, including books on railways, aviation and horse racing. His is one of the country's most prolific and successful Australian authors.

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    Introduction

    Part 1. Stranger Than Fiction

    A Few Ghosts and Some Colonial Corruption

    When The End of the World Was Nigh . . . Perhaps

    The Act That Brought the House Down

    Two Incredible 'All-rounders'

    The Woman Who Murdered His Wife

    The Overland Mail

    The Girl With Peculiar Dark Eyes

    The Tumultuous, Triumphant and Tragic Life of Tom Wills

    The Lonely Ghost of Lady Elliot Island

    Part 2. Royal Visitors Beware!

    The Prince's Braces, the Irish Madman and the Nurses

    The Convict King of Iceland

    The Princes Who Saw a Ghost

    The Nazi 'Digger' Prince

    Part 3. Lest We Forget

    Private Leak, the Larrikin

    Fighting Our Friends-the Battle of Brisbane

    Turning the Tide

    The Most Confused Battle Area in World History

    The Enemy We Simply Didn't Understand

    Part 4. Those Magnificent Women And Men

    Some Aussie Ups and Downs

    The Scandalous Flying Tassels

    The Boy Who Watched the Ibis

    The Girl from Hull

    Acknowledgements

    ISBN: 9781760110581
    ISBN-10: 1760110582
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 23rd November 2016
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 0.32