Central Station Stories from Australian Cattle Stations

Central Station  Stories from Australian Cattle Stations Author Central Station Blog
ISBN-10 0733335195
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 288
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Meet the people who live and work on Australia's most remote cattle stations, from the Kimberley in WA to northern Queensland, as they share their stories in their own words. Have you ever wondered what it's like living hundreds of kilometres from the nearest supermarket? Or having a million-acre backyard, with your next-door neighbours a two-hour drive away? These compelling true-life stories from the popular Central Station blog will open your eyes to what life is really like on an outback property. Forty-seven remote cattle stations take turns to host the blog, ensuring a wide range of voices and experiences. There are yarns from bosses, station cooks, ringers, truckies, single mums, kids, governesses and chopper pilots, told with humour, self-deprecation - and pride in a job well done. There's the wrench of sending a child off to boarding school and the bone-deep weariness of a full day's mustering. There are tales of working dogs, rogue cattle, hard bloody yakka - and kicking back at campdrafts. 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 this isolated life - times when the Flying Doctor came to the rescue, but also times when lives have been cut tragically short. A vivid, honest picture of station life with all its joys and hardships.



Central Station True stories from Australian cattle stations the Dusty

Central Station  True stories from Australian cattle stations the Dusty Author Jane Sale
ISBN-10 9781460706770
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 312
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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!



Kirrama

Kirrama Author Barbara Gunn
ISBN-10 9781479736867
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 118
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Kirrama, Life on an Australian Cattle Station is real and as far removed from comfort and safety as anything you could find in the best fiction adventure novels. It is the true-life story of an average Texas ranching family who took a giant step across the boundary that lies between normal to extra-ordinary adventure and sacrifice. The Gunn family migrated from a small two-thousand acre Central Texas ranch in Williamson County, Texas, to a beautiful one hundred and six thousand acre (166 sq. mile) cattle station (ranch) in Queensland, Australia. The family in this book is living proof of the true strength and courage we all possess when faced with a challenge. How do we learn to live without modern comforts and the advanced technology that has become very much a part of our everyday existence? Little did we realize at the beginning of our journey that we had seen the last of automatic washers, dryers, hot water heaters and electricity for many years. Now, we would experience the use of concrete rub boards graduating to gas powered wringer type washers. The children would be home schooled. Outpost radio was the only means of communication with the outside world, as well as the Royal Flying Doctor Service for verbal diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions. There was no landing strip on this property located on a rough, remote mountain range, therefore, the doctor could only be used to instruct in a verbal capacity. Kirrama (aboriginal meaning for lots of water) will take you through camping experiences on rivers infested with saltwater crocodiles, deadly snakes, sharks, wild hogs, and dingoes. You will enjoy the wild life of the graceful yet awkward looking kangaroos, curious emus, and beautiful colored parrots as well as the sad times of having to prepare a loved one for burial, while experiencing aboriginal life in the Great Outback of The Land Down Under. Sold on Reality? Time Magazine – September 27, 2001, reported Reality TV such as Survivor II, “The Australian Outback,” was watched by hundreds of millions of people in more than forty countries by people fascinated with excitement, adventure, and reality far removed from the everyday routine of their lives. Reality none the less, being experienced by ordinary people like themselves, it creates an awakening within them that each and everyone of us possess; the basic human as well as spiritual strength to survive in situations outside the safety and comforts of our own normal lives. Oprah’s last show in Australia was a tremendous success. People are in awe of the huge cattle stations, the Great Barrier Reef, the unusual animals, and the whole of Australia in general. The stories in Kirrama will take you from our long forty-two hour travel time from Austin, Texas, U.S.A., to Cairns, Queensland, Australia; including the feelings and trials of moving to a new country on to the many moves to various cattle stations in very remote outback areas and finally to our new home with many more adventures and trials. People Weekly magazine in their February 5, 2001, addition covered the complete story of the arrival of the Survivor II crew to Goshen, which was the adjoining station to Kirrma Station. The faux Stone Age Tribal Council was actually built on the rocky edge above the Herbert River where Blenco Falls cascades for 500 feet into the Herbert River Gorge on Kirrama Station. Kirrama was purchased by the Gunn family from Doug and Ruth Farquhar, the Australian family who then purchased Goshen Station. Much of Kirrama is written about this area, as well as the very remote cattle stations in the Cape York Peninsula.



Mein Leben als Sch fer

Mein Leben als Sch  fer Author James Rebanks
ISBN-10 9783641183233
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 288
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Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.



Every hill got a story

Every hill got a story Author Men and Women of Central Australia and the Central Land Council
ISBN-10 9781743583418
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 288
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Every hill got a story is the first comprehensive history of Central Australia’s Aboriginal people, as told in their own words and many languages. Nyinanyi ngurangka – being on country – is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ but a hard-won right, a spiritual and cultural duty, a constant battle, a source of happiness and opportunity and the meaning of life all at the same time. In this heartbreaking, funny and poignant collection, 127 eminent men and women remember surviving first contact, massacres and forced removals and resisting more than a century of top-down government policies. Their testimonies, some available as audio sound bites, paint an unflinchingly honest picture of life and work on the missions, cattle stations and fringes of towns. They speak eloquently of their struggle for self-determination and basic citizen rights. The storytellers also celebrate winning back ownership of more than 410,000 square kilometres of their ancestral lands. Key to this achievement, and deeply entwined with the lives of the storytellers and their families, is the Central Land Council. It is a Commonwealth statutory authority governed by 90 elected Aboriginal representatives. The CLC has protected the interests of Aboriginal people in the southern half of the Northern Territory since 1975 against ongoing threats to their rights. It supports them to manage their land and to use income from it to strengthen their communities and to achieve their social, cultural and economic aspirations. Through the CLC, the people and the land tell us of country where every hill got a story. For more information about the CLC and the oral history project that became Every hill got a story visit www.clc.org.au.



Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom Author Cameron Bloom
ISBN-10 9783641210588
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 208
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Wie ein kleiner Vogel einer Familie die Lebensfreude zurückschenkte Penguin Bloom ist schon jetzt ein absoluter Publikumsliebling. Die lustigen, einfach zauberhaften Fotos der frechen Elster und ihrer australischen Adoptivfamilie gingen über die sozialen Medien durch die ganze Welt. Was die Fans nicht kennen, ist die bewegende Geschichte hinter den großartigen Bildern. Es ist die wahre Geschichte der Familie Bloom, die nach einem tragischen Unfall beinahe zerbricht und durch den witzigen kleinen Vogel namens Penguin gerettet wird.



Eliza Cook s Journal

Eliza Cook s Journal Author Eliza Cook
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2894557
Release 1852
Pages
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Eliza Cook s Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Eliza Cook s Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Eliza Cook s Journal book for free.



Decolonizing Nature

Decolonizing Nature Author William Mark Adams
ISBN-10 9781849770927
Release 2003
Pages 320
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British imperialism was almost unparalleled in its historical and geographical reach, leaving a legacy of entrenched social transformation in nations and cultures in every part of the globe. Colonial annexation and government were based on an all-encompassing system that integrated and controlled political, economic, social and ethnic relations, and required a similar annexation and control of natural resources and nature itself. Colonial ideologies were expressed not only in the progressive exploitation of nature but also in the emerging discourses of conservation. At the start of the 21st century, the conservation of nature is of undiminished importance in post-colonial societies, yet the legacy of colonial thinking endures. What should conservation look like today, and what (indeed, whose) ideas should it be based upon? Decolonizing Nature explores the influence of the colonial legacy on contemporary conservation and on ideas about the relationships between people, polities and nature in countries and cultures that were once part of the British Empire. It locates the historical development of the theory and practice of conservation - at both the periphery and the centre - firmly within the context of this legacy, and considers its significance today. It highlights the present and future challenges to conservationists of contemporary global neo-colonialism The contributors to this volume include both academics and conservation practitioners. They provide wide-ranging and insightful perspectives on the need for, and practical ways to achieve new forms of informed ethical engagement between people and nature.



Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home Author Doris Pilkington
ISBN-10 3499235048
Release 2003
Pages 156
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Long Walk Home has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Long Walk Home also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Long Walk Home book for free.



Mailman of the Birdsville Track

Mailman of the Birdsville Track Author Kristin Weidenbach
ISBN-10 9780733626098
Release 2014-12-23
Pages 336
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The truly classic Australian story of Tom Kruse - legendary mailman of the Birdsville Track. For the people who lived in the desert between Marree and Birdsville, contact with the outside world was hard and sporadic - but one man was their lifeline: Tom Kruse. For more than twenty years he was the connection with the outside world for the families, station workers and others who lived along the Birdsville Track. Tom delivered everything from the mail and newspapers to fuel and food - whole communities waited in anticipation for him to drop off their supplies. But it was a hard life, from regularly making running repairs to his truck to unloading and reloading tons of stores so that he could ferry his cargo across flooded creeks. Come sandhills, hell or high water, Tom Kruse kept faith with the locals up and down the Track. Tom was a real Australian hero - and no matter what happened, the mail always got through. 'Told with honesty and vigour' - Sydney Morning Herald 'A tribute to a man who earned the love of a whole generation of Australians and shows us that the pioneer characteristics of guts and good-natured stoicism are still beautiful' - The Age 'Full of characters' - Daily Telegraph



Ein Geschenk von Bob

Ein Geschenk von Bob Author James Bowen
ISBN-10 9783732501113
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 180
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Eine zauberhafte Geschichte von Bob, dem Streuner Der Winter 2010 ist ungewöhnlich hart in England. Im Dezember gibt es heftige Blizzards, selbst in London liegt Schnee und es ist bitter kalt - schlechte Voraussetzungen für einen Straßenmusiker! Schon bald wird das Geld knapp. Während die Londoner hektisch und spürbar in Feierstimmung durch die vorweihnachtlich erleuchtete Innenstadt hasten, ringt James um seine Einkünfte, um wenigstens Strom und Gas zu bezahlen. Ganz zu schweigen von Weihnachten, das er eigentlich noch nie mochte. Er ist der Verzweiflung nahe, doch wie so oft wird Bob ihn überraschen ... Der Bestseller "Bob, der Streuner" über den ehemals obdachlosen James Bowen und seinen anhänglichen Kater Bob hat bereits Millionen von Leser begeistert und berührt. Auch in dieser Weihnachtsgeschichte zeigt das Gespann, was wahre Freundschaft bedeutet.



Voss

Voss Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9783462411447
Release 2017-10-20
Pages 452
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Voss has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Voss also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Voss book for free.



Australian Pictures

Australian Pictures Author Howard Willoughby
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105023598910
Release 1886
Pages 224
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Australian Pictures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Australian Pictures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Australian Pictures book for free.



Traumpfade

Traumpfade Author Bruce Chatwin
ISBN-10 3937793283
Release 2004
Pages 368
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Traumpfade has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Traumpfade also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Traumpfade book for free.



Heartbreak Corner

Heartbreak Corner Author Fleur Lehane
ISBN-10 1875998616
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 256
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Sympathetic insights into the lifestyle of the indigenous peoples of the Atherton Tablelands, and the tragic culture-clash with the hard working miners and settlers.



Mut zur Freiheit

Mut zur Freiheit Author Yeonmi Park
ISBN-10 9783641178796
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 320
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Yeonmi Park träumte nicht von der Freiheit, als sie im Alter von erst 13 Jahren aus Nordkorea floh. Sie wusste nicht einmal, was Freiheit ist. Alles, was sie wusste war, dass sie um ihr Leben lief, dass sie und ihre Familie sterben würde, wenn sie bliebe - vor Hunger, an einer Krankheit oder gar durch Exekution. In ihrem Buch erzählt Yeonmi Park von ihrem Kampf ums Überleben in einem der dunkelsten und repressivsten Regime unserer Zeit; sie erzählt von ihrer grauenhaften Odyssee durch die chinesische Unterwelt, bevölkert von Schmugglern und Menschenhändlern, bis nach Südkorea; und sie erzählt von ihrem erstaunlichen Weg zur führenden Menschenrechts-Aktivistin mit noch nicht einmal 21 Jahren.



Fr hst ck mit K ngurus

Fr  hst  ck mit K  ngurus Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9783641090562
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 416
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Was ist das für ein Land, in dem sich fliegende Füchse tummeln und Schweinefußnasenbeutler einst ihr Unwesen trieben? In seinem ebenso amüsanten wie informativen Streifzug durch ein unbekanntes Australien erzählt Bill Bryson von den historischen Hintergründen der Entdeckung dieses faszinierenden Kontinents - und hält den Leser mit seinem scharfen Blick für alles Skurrile und Ungewöhnliche in Atem.