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Central Station : true stories from Australian cattle stations / Central Station Blog, edited by Jane Sale and Stephanie Coombes
Bib ID 7050113
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Description Sydney, NSW : ABC Books / HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2016 
©2016 
xi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, map, colour portraits ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780733335198 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9781460706770 (ebook)
Summary

Meet the men and women who live and work on some of Australia's most remote cattle stations, as they share their stories. Have you ever wondered what it's like living a day's drive from the nearest supermarket? Or having a million-acre backyard, with your next-door neighbours a two-hour drive away? These compelling true stories from the popular Central Station blog will open your eyes to what outback life is really like - and why many wouldn't live anywhere else. There are yarns from bosses, station cooks, ringers, single mums, kids, governesses, chopper pilots and more, told with humour, self-deprecation - and pride in a job well done. There are tales of mustering, stock camps, working dogs, rogue cattle and hard bloody yakka, but also the fun of a bush wedding or kicking back at a campdraft. There's the simple wonder of living in an amazing landscape, but also the downside: the ravages of flood, fire and drought. And always there's the inherent danger of isolation - times when the Flying Doctor came to the rescue, but also times when lives have been tragically cut short. A vivid, honest picture of outback life: the good, the bad - and the dusty!

Subjects Central Station Blog  |  Blogs -- Australia.  |  Country life -- Australia, Central -- Anecdotes.  |  Ranches -- Australia, Central -- Anecdotes.  |  Online social networks -- Australia, Central -- Anecdotes.  |  Australia -- Rural conditions -- Anecdotes.  |  Australia, Central -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.  |  Australian
Form/genre Anecdotes.
Other authors/contributors Sale, Jane, editor  |  Coombes, Stephanie, editor
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True stories from Australian cattle stations.

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