These one hundred and fifty true stories give voices to the many men and women who played a part in establishing Australia's pioneering spirit – those who mostly didn't make it into the history books.
Drawn from the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame 'Unsung Heroes' database, we meet the bush folk who drove the trains, baked the bread, taught the children, provided entertainment, shod the horses, tended the sick, mended the roads and enforced the law. They sit alongside the drovers, property owners, shearers and amateur explorers to bring outback history alive.
From veteran expeditioner Ned Ryan, to possum trapper Harry Stevens, Boer War veteran Jack Kyle-Little and eccentric pioneers Charles and Cora Chalmers, these are tales of resilience, courage and luck, about people with more grit than an outback sandstorm.
All royalites from the sales of this book go to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. Situated in Queensland's central western town of Longreach, it is Australia's premier outback heritage destination.
About the Author
Michael Winkler has worked in all branches of the media - print, radio, television and the Internet - as well as in factories and on building sites. He has co-written or contributed chapters to eight books, and has had short stories and poetry published in various literary magazines. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and two sons.
Published: 26th June 2013
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 23.3
Edition Number: 1