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Outback Heroes: Australia's Greatest Bush Stories

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The men and women you'll meet in this fascinating book come in all shapes and sizes, from convicts and engineers to cattleduffers and anthropologists. These remarkable Australians share an extraordinary ability to survive the rigours of the bush.

In Outback Heroes, Evan McHugh brings together his favourite ripping yarns from the Australian frontier. He begins with escaped c
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Paperback, 317 pages
Published 2004 by Viking (Penguin Group)
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Diane
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Diane by: Chyina
Good collection of notable men/women in Australia. I particularly enjoyed the bit about Steve Jefferys, at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Table of Contents
1 THE WILD WHITE MAN 1803–1835: William Buckley
2 THE OVERLANDERS 1838: Joseph Hawdon & Charles Bonney
3 THE BUSHIE’S TELEGRAPH 1870–1871: John Ross
4 THE BIG STEAL 1870: Harry Redford
5 THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER 1890: Jack Riley
6 THE NOT SO JOLLY SWAGMAN 1894: Samuel Hoffmeister
7 BUSH GENIUS 1895: Sir Sidney Kidman
8 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 1906–1
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Nicole Alexander
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you like Australian bush history and you've not read much within the genre non-fiction wise then I'd heartedly recommend this work. Most of the stories are well-known but if you're new to these types of the works you'll find this book enlightening.
Peggy
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: received
Three and a half stars :)
Brian
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
You think that whoever put this up would have at least used the author's name, not the title of the book.... shame really

The book itself is a really easy-to-read lightweight rendition of some of Australia's fabled outback heroes. Definitely worth a read.
Suzanne Bowditch
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Very informative, well written
Andy Hickman
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
You beaut good stuff.
The description of that opening moment of the 2000 Olympics Ceremony is worth the read alone.
Karl
Aug 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A must read for those of us with a love for Australia and its history.
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