And I'm now standing back up beside the grave, trying not to shake, while I continue with the service: 'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust'. Swampy Gathers Together A Collection Of Adventures That Tell The Authentic Voices Of These Men-and Women-of The Funny, Sad, Surprising, Dramatic And Sometimes Painful Truths About A Way Of Life That Is Fast Disappearing. These tales from police officers, nurses, funeral directors, priests, gravediggers and those left behind, show that bush ingenuity comes to the fore when coping with corpses that won't cooperate or can't be found, bodies that don't stay buried, and weather and wildlife trying to sabotage the best-planned funerals. Well, they reckon I was like a kangaroo. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes; to the policeman who arrested his own wife; to the prisoner who risked his life to rescue his own captor from certain death. Before utes, planes and helicopters, mustering and droving were done by a group of men who, on horseback, would move thousands of head of cattle and sheep vast distances in the search for better grazing.
Just as I get to the edge of the grave, the soil gives away and in I go. With hearts as big as the outback, rural and remote nurses are a dedicated and gutsy bunch who work selflessly to care for their communities, often in isolated and inhospitable conditions, with few resources but plenty of experience, courage and care. No matter their religion, they are all committed to helping people in the bush - whatever way they can! In these frustrating days of diesel and electric trains it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and the sting of cinders flying into your eyes. I hardly missed a beat. So they said, 'What the hell are you doing? Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the length and breadth of the country to gather their tales of adventure and misadventure, drama and mayhem, and larrikinism and laughter, to create this memorable collection of real-life stories about those on the front-line in the heart of Australia.
. I hardly missed a beat. You can check out more of Bill's songs and books Books are available through or You are invited to Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore, for an afternoon of stories, songs and laughter. Searches can not start with a wildcard. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has been on another adventure, this time gathering stories from outback towns and pubs across this wide brown land.
Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. This first-ever collection of stories about Aussie truckers captures the humour, tragedy, and fascinating history of their world, proving once again that truth is often stranger, funnier, and more inspiring than fiction. Fabulous yarns and memories of going to school and teaching in the Outback. Long after the last tale has been told, you'll still hear laughter from the pub, the crash of a drunken donkey falling in a trench and recall the time. Just as I get to the edge of the grave, the soil gives away and in I go. Whether you loved school or not, these stories will bring a smile to your face and maybe even a tear to your eye, as students and teachers alike share their yarns and memories of a time gone by. Back then, not only did we have to teach the three Rs but also sewing, arts and craft, music, physical education - you name it.
This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts of passing away and saying goodbye in the Australian bush is by turns, poignant, bizarre, heartbreaking and hilarious. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes; to the policeman who arrested his own wife; to the prisoner who risked his life to rescue his own captor from certain death. Stories and memories that capture the experience of nursing in the bush, gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, bestselling author of Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian Police Stories. In this collection of sixty adventures you will find out about the extraordinary lives on the road of the great Australian drover.
In this case, 'Potter' will be a match. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. Naturally, you can expect a few tearjerkers, but there will be also the usual funny, real-life and timeless stories Bill brings to life. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. If your teacher commuted to school in a plane; if you had to watch out for rogue bulls rather than traffic; if your daily pick-up was done by a horse - you probably went to an outback school. He gives us back our childhood and shares those precious memories of an Australia that's passing into legend. Oh, and in one school I was even responsible for 'mother craft'.
From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti - war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefi eld, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women. We're nearing the end of the service and so I step closer in to do the last 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' bit. Death doesn't mean the end of memorable stories from the bush. It was an isolated and often difficult life, but one frequently filled with adventure and great humour. Bill an award-winning author, Songwriter, Storyteller, Performer and Playwright is at again with more entertaining Australian stories he has written from interviews he has recorded with his contributors.
The search results will contain those words in that order. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! The history of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia is a complex. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts of passing away and saying goodbye in the Australian bush is by turns, poignant, bizarre, heartbreaking and hilarious. Plus there were the duties of gardener, cleaner, nurse, registrar, office administrator, free milk dispenser, librarian and, on occasions, school bus driver. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled throughout Australia to make sure the voices and stories of these wry, tough men are not lost forever.