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Outback Stations  : Life on the Land by the People Who Live There - Dan McIntosh

Outback Stations

Life on the Land by the People Who Live There

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Published: 1st September 2014
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In March 2013, Dan McIntosh had an idea. A station cook and keen photographer, he wanted to share the pictures he had taken of the outback life he loved so much. Encouraged by his sister, he started a community Facebook page called Station Photos. Dan wasn't expecting much but within days the bush telegraph kicked in and pretty soon thousands of people were liking and contributing their own photos to the page. A year on, Station Photos has almost 50,000 followers and a staggering 30 million views from around the world.

What people love so much about Station Photos is that it's real. Real people taking photos on their phones and cameras of what makes them laugh (and cry), the land they love, their kids, their mates and their animals. It's a way of life that most Australians - living in the cities and along the coast - never get to experience, yet it embodies so much of the spirit and folklore of Australia.

Outback Stations was born from a competition on the Station Photos page to show a day in the life of an outback station. The response was positively overwhelming - and the very best of the images are featured in this book. Like the Facebook page, this book is a celebration of country Australia and the way we live and enjoy life on the land.

About the Author

Dan McIntosh is the real deal. He’s a bloke who has lived his whole life in the bush and has a boundless love for the land, which he expresses through his photography. Working as a shearer and cook at numerous outback stations, often hundreds of kilometres from the nearest town, he’s captured the true character of the locals and the beauty of the landscape. He has won several photography competitions and recently was awarded a prize in the Australian Outback Photo Awards in Brisbane.

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Brings Northern Territory Alive

This is a great collection of photos and limited text. It really gives a reader the visual flavour of the Northern Territory. Images are beautiful and skilfully made by local people. They make...Read complete review

This is a great collection of photos and limited text. It really gives a reader the visual flavour of the Northern Territory. Images are beautiful and skilfully made by local people. They make the Territory look stunning but no more beautiful than it really is. Be warned! If you have never been to the Northern Territory, it will give you the urge to go. I'm not a great fan of glossy publicity shots of places. This book is not that at all. It's great.

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Outback Stations

A great publication full of fantastic photographs . We keep it on our coffee table for all to look at.

A great publication full of fantastic photographs . We keep it on our coffee table for all to look at.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed by my father who is no longer able to travel out to this spectacular country that we live in.

     
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      The book has outstanding pictures of mostly outback Australia which I love.

       
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      Love everything about this book , ive always had interest about living on the land , and how people went about there everyday living , i haven't finish reading all the book but what i have read found it very interesting.

       
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        Excellent photography

         
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          This is a great collection of photos and limited text. It really gives a reader the visual flavour of the Northern Territory. Images are beautiful and skilfully made by local people. They make the Territory look stunning but no more beautiful than it really is. Be warned! If you have never been to the Northern Territory, it will give you the urge to go. I'm not a great fan of glossy publicity shots of places. This book is not that at all. It's great.

           
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                A great gift for all those who grew up in the bush and left, or those still there, and all those who would like to simply get the feel of outback living.

                 
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                  PRODUCTS ARE SO WELL PRESENTED & PACKAGED, ITS LIKE RECEIVING A GIFT MYSELF.

                   
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                    ISBN: 9780733333439
                    ISBN-10: 0733333435
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Hardcover
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 210
                    Published: 1st September 2014
                    Publisher: ABC Books
                    Country of Publication: AU
                    Dimensions (cm): 28.9 x 21.9  x 2.2
                    Weight (kg): 1.12