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Fourteen-year-old Gunnedah ‘Gunnie’ Danson is despondent because he has an assignment on the drought. As a ‘Townie’ he knows nothing about the affects of this blight on the rural industry; but that is about to change. When he returns home from school he receives a surprise gift.

His late grandfather has left him a box containing a manuscript. It was written by Gunnie’s gr
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ebook, 280 pages
Published December 17th 2011 by Morris Publishing Australia (first published June 15th 2011)
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Clancy Tucker
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. Not only is it interesting, but it has a glossary of terms, a family tree and six bush poems. It is two stories in one - 1910 & 2010. I reckon it's suitable for anyone from 8 to 80 years-of-age. Icould smell the gumleaves and felt as though I was there in the story.
Angelo Mifsud
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great story, well written. The story of a young man, a boy in many respects, travelling along the long paddock in the state of New South Wales and the characters and animals he meets along the way keeps you reading to see what happens. I really enjoyed this book very much.
Jill Smith
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gunnie Danson Is a fourteen year old boy, who hates school. His assignment on the drought and how it affects farms, promises to be dull, he is a town lad and knows nothing of the bush. That changes when he gets a box delivered to him, full of things his grandfather left him. Gun’s grandfather was a special friend and always said ‘you’re the man.’ Gun’s mum suggests he and his dad go to their Uncle’s farm to find out more about the subject. It’s Friday and his dad agrees it would be a good to go, ...more
Vicki Case
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Australian author - Clancy Tucker has struck gold again with Gunnedah Hero. Once again Clancy takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride of emotions. Only in Gunnedah Hero, you find yourself riding the big-dipper throughout most of it.
After a crippling snake bite Smokey Danson is sent out onto the long paddock with a small herd of cattle; to save them from certain death from the drought; & the farm from losing their valuable asset - the cattle. This task is made even more difficult becaus
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Elaine
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The story is set in the Australian bush and parallels the lives of two boys – Gunnie, a present day lad of 14, and his great-great-grandfather, Smokey, at the same age. The story is based around a manuscript left to the present day lad that tells the story of his great-great-grandfather’s heroic journey to save the family’s cattle property during the 1910 drought. To do this he must take the property’s cattle on a trek up the long paddock. (For townies, that is the road verge – in times of droug ...more
Christoph Fischer
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Gunnedah Hero" by Clancy Tucker is a great historic read about a young fourteen year old boy discovering the family history by means of old documents, left to him by his grandfather.
Gunnedah Danson reads the diary from 1910, a time when his great-great-grandfather looked after a large herde of kettle at a time of a most serious drought.
That story is written with excellent attention to detail and it gives great insight into farming and herding of the times and is written with a great narrative a
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Elaine
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids from 9 to 90
This story is so good it gave me goosebumps. It is a wonderful coming of age story for boys. It is set in the Australian bush and parallels the lives of two boys – one a present day lad of 14, and the other, his great-great-grandfather at the same age. The story is based on a manuscript left to the present day lad that tells the story of his great-great-grandfather’s heroic journey to save the family’s cattle property during the 1910 drought. It is cleverly written and is a heart warming and enj ...more
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Clancy Tucker writes young adult fiction for reluctant readers but has also achieved success as a poet and photographer. Clancy has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, has photography accepted and published in books in the USA (Innocent Dreams, Endless Journeys & A Trip Down Memory Lane), used as covers for magazines (‘The Australian Writer’ - 2008 & ‘Victorian Writer - 2008), ...more
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