Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

· Bolinda · Narrated by Bill 'Swampy' Marsh and Jacqui Katona
Audiobook
11 hr 27 min
Unabridged

About this audiobook

Whether they’re carting produce, stock, fuel or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, there’s one thing that can be said about outback truckies – they’re a colourful bunch. Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, raging floodwaters and foot-deep bulldust to transport goods and livestock all across this vast land, serving as lifelines not just to those in the bush but those in cities as well. From the truckie who found a creative means of transporting penguins, to the one who refused to ‘abandon ship’ as his truck sank into a river, these real-life accounts show the lengths to which these enterprising and resourceful men and women will go to ensure their load arrives safely at their destination. Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books’ bestselling authors of Australian stories; this is his 19th book.

About the author

Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays, best known for his collections of Outback stories and his passionate portrayals of Australian country life. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books’ bestselling authors of Australian stories.

Jacqui Katona, a Djok woman, from the Kakadu area of the Northern Territory is an Aboriginal advocate. She has worked for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Stolen Generations Northern Territory and assisted her family to prevent uranium mining at Jabiluka, adjacent to Kakadu National Park. With Yvonne Margarula, of the Mirrar, she shares the Goldman Environmental Prize for Island Nations 1999. She is currently completing her graduate law degree at the University of Melbourne.

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