The Man Who Loved Crocodiles and Stories of Other Adventurous Australians

The Man Who Loved Crocodiles and Stories of Other Adventurous Australians

The Man Who Loved Crocodiles and Stories of Other Adventurous Australians

The Man Who Loved Crocodiles and Stories of Other Adventurous Australians

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‘This morning I read about a 92-year-old who still plies the 420-kilometre Hay to Ivanhoe route, delivering mail to stations along the way. He was a prisoner of war on the Thai– Burma Railway, and in Hiroshima when the A-bomb was dropped. Are you interested in his story?’ That was how my publisher, Stuart Neal, catapulted me into the life journeys of these wise elders back on the first working day of 2009. Well, who could refuse such a temptation?

For me, this book completes a trilogy compiled over the last decade about rural Australians: of people in their middle years in Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, published in 2001; on young Australians in Reinventing the Bush, in 2008; and now those over 60—all up, 57 remarkable men and women spread across the continent.

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